What’s new to watch on BBC iPlayer?

We’re kicking off April on BBC iPlayer with drama, comedy, entertainment and travel at home and overseas.

From 1-7 April new programmes will take us on a journey down the darkly comic streets of Bristol with Daisy May Cooper in a new dramedy, east to Suffolk for a new murder mystery with Lesley Maville, back Down Under with Lord Sugar, on the scenic route through Portugal with a new cast of pilgrims, and all the way back to the UK for another trip to Cornwall with Simon Reeve.

Rain Dogs

Darkly comic new drama with Daisy May Cooper. A wild and punky tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, of deep-rooted and passionate friendships, and of brilliance thwarted by poverty and prejudice. From the brilliant Cash Carraway, Rain Dogs is the tale of a makeshift swaggerous family fed on defiance and chaos, and a deep but complicated love.

Watch Rain Dogs as a boxset on BBC iPlayer from Tuesday 4 April

Magpie Murders

Editor Susan Ryeland is eagerly awaiting the manuscript from Clover Books’ number one best-selling author Alan Conway, whose hero Atticus Pünd regularly solves murder mysteries in the fictional village of Saxby on Avon. Susan is drawn into her own mystery when she and her boss realise that the final chapter is missing and Conway is found dead in his shrubbery. Starring Lesley Manville and Timothy McMullan.

Watch the Magpie Murders boxset on BBC iPlayer from Saturday 1 April

The Apprentice Australia

Lord Sugar heads down under to meet the 16 celebrities battling it out over the coming weeks to win money for their charities, avoid being fired and ultimately end up crowned Australia’s Celebrity Apprentice. He is joined by retail magnate Janine Allis and tycoon Nick Bell to judge the first challenge, a fundraising golf tournament. The celebrities are split into two teams, Innovate and Collaborate, and we see the formation of friendships and rivalries from the very start.

Watch the The Apprentice Australia full boxset on BBC iPlayer from Thursday 4 April

Pilgrimage: The Road Through Portugal

Seven well-known personalities, with differing faiths and beliefs, meet in northern Portugal to tackle a modern-day Catholic pilgrimage. Known as the Northern Way, their destination is the famous sanctuary in the city of Fatima, one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimage destinations in the world.

Travelling by foot, road and train are actor Su Pollard, who was raised in the Church of England; Jewish actress Rita Simons; Pentecostal born-again Christian Shane Lynch of Boyzone fame; reality TV star and influencer Vicky Pattison, who is agnostic; Bobby Seagull, a practising Catholic, maths whizz and TV personality; Nabil Abdulrashid, a comedian and practising Muslim; and Paralympian skier Millie Knight, who is non-practising Church of England.

Watch Pilgrimage: The Road Through Portugal as a boxset on BBC iPlayer from Friday 7 April

Simon Reeve’s Return to Cornwall

Simon Reeve returns to visit one of Britain’s favourite counties to discover what life is really like for the locals after the summer crowds have gone.

Filmed as the energy and cost-of-living crisis began to take its toll, this is an eye-opening look at why Cornwall is one of the most desirable parts of the country and an iconic holiday destination but also one of the poorest counties in England.

Watch Simon Reeve’s Return to Cornwall as a boxset on BBC iPlayer from Sunday 2 April

What's new to watch on BBC iPlayer?

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