Discovering Film looks at the career of Daniel Day-Lewis, there's the Country Music Awards 2020, Bob Newhart is this week’s Comedy Legends, and Angela Scanlon talks Strictly on The Noughties...

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Discovering Film, 7.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

When it comes to modern acting, there is perhaps no other name that garners as much respect as Daniel Day-Lewis.

He remains the only actor to have won three Academy Awards for Best Actor. One of the most extreme practitioners of method acting, Day-Lewis would live on prison rations and spend nights in jail cells on set for his role in In The Name of the Father, and lived the role of a paraplegic off-screen as well as on for My Left Foot.

The practice takes an incredible toll, as Day-Lewis would go years after completing one film before taking on another, and following 2017’s The Phantom Thread appears to have retired from acting.

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Comedy Legends, 9.00pm, Sky Arts & NOW TV

While Bob Newhart (below) has been an established name in stand-up in the United States since the 1960s, viewers this side of the Atlantic may know him better from his memorable cameo appearances.

Later in his career he featured in shows such as The Simpsons - where he was unexpectedly called upon to deliver a eulogy at Krusty the Clown’s funeral - and his Emmy-winning role as Sheldon’s childhood hero Professor Proton in The Big Bang Theory.

Newhart’s signature deadpan delivery and slight stammer have been the tools of his trade for over six decades, and this is a great opportunity to discover the rich career of one of the greats of American comedy.

The Good Fight, 10.15pm, RTÉ One

As season four continues, the firm represents a swimmer who did not qualify to the Olympic team. Lucca enjoys her poker winnings, while Adrian gets an interesting offer.

Easter Parade, 8.00pm, BBC Four

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Now, here's something to put a smile on your face.

Originally intended as a re-teaming of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly under Vincente Minnelli's direction after The Pirate, this turned out to be one of MGM's greatest musicals.

Producer Arthur Freed coaxed Fred Astaire out of retirement when Kelly broke his ankle and entrusted the direction to the brilliant craftsman Charles Walters, and the result was simply wonderful.

Aided by terrific Irving Berlin songs and radiant Technicolor design - all browns and greens - Astaire, Garland and Walters made an all-time classic, with Fred and Judy particularly outstanding in the perennial favourite A Couple of Swells.

The Noughties: 2004, 10.00pm, BBC Two

Joining Angela Scanlon (below) this week are Clara Amfo and Dev Griffin - both BBC Radio One DJs, both TV presenters and both stars of Strictly Come Dancing, which waltzed its way into the nation’s living rooms for the very first time in 2004.

As well as sharing their insights on all things dance, our time-travelling trio cover all the music and film highlights that year, relive Janet and Justin’s jaw-dropping moment at the Superbowl and the end of Friends and Sex and the City.

New or Returning Shows

Country Music Awards 2020, 10.00pm, BBC Four

The 54th annual event, hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, has relocated from Nashville’s renowned Bridgestone Arena to the city’s notably smaller Music City Centre, but its list of nominees is more familiar.

Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves, for instance, have been nominated for the Female Vocalist of the Year award three years in succession.

There will be performances from some of country music’s finest, including Morris, singing The Bones (a single and song of the year nominee), Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs and Florida Georgia Line.

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Lockdown 1.0: Following the Science? 9.00pm, BBC Two

An investigation into just how closely Boris Johnson and the British Government followed the scientific evidence throughout the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.

Scientists at the heart of the UK’s response to the virus reveal what happened behind the scenes, and how problems accessing key data caused flaws in the modelling process that meant fighting the virus was an uphill battle from the very beginning.

Dúiseacht, 8.00pm, TG4

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Here’s a new five-part documentary series following life on the Dingle Peninsula from May to October 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The series was filmed from mid-May, when the hugely popular tourist destination was at its quietest in years, to the re-opening of pubs and restaurants in June, right through the manic weeks in July and August when, despite Covid, Dingle was buzzing.

It follows the lives of the owners and managers of pubs, cafés, schools and hairdressers, and spends time with musicians and singers, so important to the fabric of this west Kerry Gaeltacht, all living through the uncertainty and stress of one of the most challenging times our generation has ever faced.

Fíorscéal, 10.30pm, TG4

In India, the world's largest democracy, millions of vulnerable children are bought and sold, given only what they need to survive another day.

This film follows the lives of children who have been denied a childhood and an education to be sold to work in mica mines, to pick tea leaves at plantations, to work as domestic helpers and even sold as brides when they are just young girls.

New to Stream

The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again, Netflix

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Days before Duchess Margaret's coronation, her double Stacy swoops in with a plan to fix her love life. But a new lookalike may royally mess things up.

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