The Terror, Fear the Walking Dead and Genius: What to watch on BT TV this April

From AMC’s incredible new Arctic thriller The Terror to SyFy's Marvel's Runaways and the return of Britain's Got Talent - here's the best of what's on offer this month on BT TV.

From AMC's new supernatural Thriller The Terror to the return of Fear the Walking Dead, Britain's Got Talent and Nat Geo's Genius - there's plenty to get excited about on BT TV this April.

The Terror – AMC

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AMC’s hotly awaited Arctic thriller reimagines the Royal Navy’s fateful attempt to discover the Northwest Passage in the mid-1800s. Esteemed actors Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies and Ciaran Hinds star in this supernatural thriller in which a stranded crew must overcome freezing temperatures, dwindling food supplies and a murderous monster.

The Terror starts on Tuesday April 24 at 9pm on AMC.

[Meet the stellar cast of AMC's upcoming thriller The Terror]

Fear the Walking Dead – AMC

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The fourth series of Fear the Walking Dead promises to create a ‘new reality’ for the show’s central characters and that ‘worlds collide’ is unavoidable. The characters will meet new friends, foes and threats as they struggle to survive in a zombie-infested post- apocalyptic world. Fans will also be pleased to hear that there will be a much-anticipated crossover between Fear the Walking Dead and its companion series, The Walking Dead.

Fear the Walking Dead returns on Monday April 23 at 9pm on AMC.

[All you need to know about Fear the Walking Dead series 4]

Marvel’s Runaways – Syfy

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We’ve all questioned our parents' life choices at one point or other – but what if you discovered your parents weren’t only evil but were also powerful supervillains? This is what happens in Marvel’s Runaways, a teen drama in which six LA high schoolers discover their parents have committed some unthinkable acts and decide to run away together and atone for their parents sins.

Marvel’s Runaways premieres in the UK on SYFY on April 18.

Genius: Picasso – National Geographic

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After the incredible success of National Geographic’s first-ever scripted drama Genius – which profiled the life and times of Albert Einstein – comes a second series all about the prolific yet controversial artist Pablo Picasso. Renowned actor Antonio Banderas stars as Picasso, alongside other renowned actors such as Alex Rich, Poppy Delevigne and Clémence Poésy.

Genius starts on Nat Geo on Monday April 23 at 8pm.

[How to watch Genius: Picasso on BT TV]

The Resident – Universal

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The Resident is an exciting new medical drama in which a young idealistic American doctor quickly discovers the supposedly noble medical world is not all it cracks up to be. Unveiling corruption and blurred ethics, this powerful series aims to strip down to the core of what really goes on behind the railed curtains. And it boasts a great cast that includes Manish Dayal, Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp.

Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail – Discovery

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Gold Rush star Parker Schnabel has got his very own spin-off where he and Rick Ness will attempt the historical Klondike trail to Dawson City in brutal Canadian weather conditions – walking in the footsteps of the original pioneers in search of gold.

Gold Rush: Parker's Trail starts Tuesday April 3 at 9pm.

[Exclusive interview with the cast of Discovery's Gold Rush]

Glam Masters – Lifetime

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Beauty influencers are put through the ultimate test – beauty-themed tasks before glam masters Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) and make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic (whose clients include the show's producer Kim Kardashian).

Glam Masters starts on Lifetime on Wednesday April 5 at 9pm.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls – Discovery


Running Wild with Bear Grylls returns for another action-packed series. Grylls takes a bunch of household names celebrities for a one-on-one survival adventure at some of the most remote corners of the planet. This year Bear’s celeb line-up includes Nick Jonas, Courtney Cox, Julianne Hough, Lindsey Vonn and Shaquille O’Neal.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls series three starts on Tuesday April 3 at 10pm on Discovery.

Britain’s Got Talent – ITV

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Britain’s Got Talent returns for its historical 12th season. This year we’re sure all the hilariously strange auditions can be expected, as well as the incredibly impressive untapped talents from across the nation. We’ll just have to wait and see if Ant McPartlin will return as co-host with Declan Donnelly following his current rehab stint.

Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV on Saturday April 14.

[Britain's Got Talent winners: Where are they now?]

The City & The City – BBC Two

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David Morrissey stars as Inspector Tayador Borlu in BBC Two’s adaption of the novel The City & The City by China Miéville. A four-part thriller in which the inspector discovers a body of a foreign student from a city that has a dangerous past with his hometown. Promising to be a ‘genre-busting thriller’ this drama looks set to be both intriguing and a definite water cooler topic.

The City & The City starts on April 2 on BBC Two. 

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