The Son, Car Share, Vikings and more: What to watch on BT TV in April

From the return of Britain's Got Talent and Car Share to a new Western drama starring Pierce Brosnan, here are the must-watch shows in April.

2017 looks like being an incredible year for BT TV viewers with more of the very best drama and entertainment from the US and UK than ever before.

Here are our top 9 must-watch shows airing on BT TV in April.

The Son - Premieres on AMC, exclusive to BT customers, on Tuesday, April 18th at 9pm on BT TV 332/381 HD and BT TV Catch-Up


Pierce Brosnan stars in AMC's The Son as Eli McCullough, a wealthy Western oil and cattle patriarch who survived a Comanche attack as a child.

A family saga spanning 150-years, The Son traces the impact of Eli’s evolving character. Starting out as a good-natured innocent, the harsh realities of Western life gradually transforms him into a stone-cold killer. A riveting historical Western, this ten-episode series also stars Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon and Sydney Lucas.

[Read more: All you need to know about The Son]

Mr Robot series 2 - Airs Wednesday, April 19th at 9pm on Universal Channel, BT TV channel 320/385 HD


Smash hit Mr Robot is back for series 2 on Universal Channel.  An ode to techy nerds and rebels everywhere, series 1 of Mr Robot focused on cyber-security engineer Elliot Alderson who joined a secret hacking community to take down a sinister megacorporation – Evil Corp.

Series 2 promises to show Eli coming to terms with his mental health issues and the long term consequences of his involvement in the hacking of Evil Corp.

Cooper's Treasure - Airs Tuesday, April 25th at 10pm on Discovery, BT TV channel 322/376 HD

A treasure map from space? Yes, that’s exactly what Coopers Treasure is about. Brand new to Discovery, this investigative show explores the maps and documents left to professional treasure hunter Darrell Miklos by legendary NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper.

Darrell believes that millions – perhaps even billions – worth of treasure are outlined on Cooper’s intricate shipwreck maps. Will Darrell uncover the treasure? Coopers Treasure follows his exploration efforts across the South Caribbean.

Genius - Airs Sunday, April 23rd at 9pm on National Geographic, BT TV 317/373 HD

Genius is National Geographic’s first ever scripted series. Produced by Hollywood heavy weights Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, Genius tells the life and times of Albert Einstein.

Starring Geoffrey Rush as Professor Einstein, Johnny Flynn as Einstein in his youth and Emily Watson as his second wife – great things are anticipated with this all-star drama.

Bates Motel fifth and final season - Airs Tuesday, April 11th at 9pm on Universal Channel, BT TV 320/385 HD


Bates Motel returns for its fifth and final series on Universal Channel. A modern prequel to the 1960 horror classic Psycho, Bates Motel has followed the unhealthy yet undeniably compelling relationship between suburban mother Norma and her son Norman.

Series 5 shows us two years after where series 4 left off. Norman is now leading a double life. In public he is a model citizen and respected in his community, but behind closed doors he is sinking deeper and deeper into his murderous psychosis.

[Read more: Freddie Highmore interview about season 5]

Vikings season 4 - Airs Tuesday, April 18th at 10pm on HISTORY, BT TV 327/379 HD


Hailed as the most exciting Vikings series yet, Vikings Series 4a on HISTORY starts off with a wounded Ragnar recovering from his defiant victory in Paris. While his brother Rollo defies him by remaining in Frankia and Lagertha struggles to prevent Kalf from taking control.

As they continue to raid and conquer Medieval Scandinavia – who will come out on top?

Henry IX - Airs Wednesdays at 9pm Gold, BT TV 310


The writing team behind British greats such as Porridge, The Likely Lads and Auf Wiedersehen Pet have created Gold’s brand new three-part sitcom Henry IX.

Set in the fictitious and contemporary court of King Henry IX of the United Kingdom, Henry (played by Downton Abbey’s Charles Edwards) is suffering from a midlife crisis and much hilarity ensues when he declares he’s “had enough” and is even considering abdication.

This show’s starry cast also includes Sally Phillips, Kara Tointon, Annette Crosbie and Colin Salmon.

[Read more: 5 reasons to watch Henry IX]

Britain's Got Talent series 11 - Airs Saturday, April 15th at 8pm on ITV


The UK’s most popular talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, is back with judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams each returning.

Will a new Ashleigh and Pudsey be crowned this year? Or how about the next Paul Potts? Tune in to see who win the 11th series of Britain’s Got Talent.

[Read more: Britain's Got Talent - All you need to know]

Car Share - Airs Tuesday, April 11th at 9pm on BBC One


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Four new episodes of Pet Kay’s award winning hit Car Share are airing this month on BBC One. After bonding in the first series by being forced to commute together in a supermarket care share scheme, characters John (Peter Kay) and Kayleigh (Sian Gibson) now have to face commuting alone.

How will they cope and will their newfound friendship survive? And will listening to radio station Forever FM ever be the same again? Expect more hilarity and sing-a-longs in the latest episodes of this feel-good comedy.

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