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New Worlds

Channel 4 at 9:00pm (Other show times...)

New Worlds

A new four-part historical drama written and created by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant, starring Jamie Dornan, Freya Mavor, Joseph Dempsie, Alice Englert, Jeremy Northam and Eve Best.

The first episode starts in 1680 in Hadley, Massachusetts where Ned Hawkins (Dempsie) is warning the townsfolk to keep up with the rents owed to his father's company, The Hawkins Bay Company, when they are interrupted by a Native American attack. Ned fights alongside Hope Russell (Englert), the daughter of the town's pastor, but it's only when Colonel William Goffe arrives that the town is saved. Goffe is a fugitive; one of the last remaining men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, led by Ned and Hope he flees into the wilderness.

At Fanshawe House in Oxfordshire, Angelica Fanshawe (Best) now Countess of Seacourt, has created a safe haven for her Catholic husband John Francis and her daughter,Beth (Mavor). It is the day of Beth's 21st birthday and the festivities are interrupted when outlaws try to rob the party guests and Beth is kidnapped and taken into the woods. Her kidnapper is Abe Goffe, a rebel working to overthrow the reign of Charles II.

Abe jolts her into consciousness and asks whether she can stand by as the liberties won with her father's Civil War blood are destroyed. Beth leaves the woods transformed - in love with Abe and his political ideals.

Meanwhile in London, Judge Jeffreys the ruthless enforcer of the King's justice has scores to settle with Angelica and sends a spy, Will Blood, to infiltrate her household. Back in Massachusetts, William Goffe is hunted down by the King's agent and Hope implores Ned to warn Angelica that she is in mortal danger.

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New Worlds

New Worlds

Channel 4 at 9:00pm

A new four-part historical drama written and created by Peter Flannery and Martine Brant, starring Jamie Dornan, Freya Mavor, Joe Dempsie, Alice Englert and Eve Best....

UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League

itv London at 7:30pm

Adrian Chiles is joined by Lee Dixon and Roy Keane for live coverage of the first leg of the quarter-final between Manchester United and reigning champions Bayern Munich....

Horizon

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BBC 2 at 9:00pm

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Building Burma‘s Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain

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BBC 4 at 9:00pm

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George Michael at the Palais Garnier, Paris

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BBC 1 at 10:35pm

George Michael introduces his unique live solo performance at the historic Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, recorded in 2012 for his live album Symphonica. He was the first con...