The 5 best shows on TV tonight: Monday 26 April

Amy Johnson
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The top TV picks for Monday 26th April.
The top TV picks for Monday 26th April.

A new ITV drama lead by Noel Clarke begins airing tonight, taking inspiration from Rear Window, it explores the secrets unravelled in a neighbourhood being surveilled. 

Viewpoint also stars Alexandra Roach, Catherine Tyldesley, and Phil Daniels.

Elsewhere, things comes to an end for John Humphrys on Mastermind, while Anna Richardson swaps nude bodies for financial advice on How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours.  

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Plus, Rose Matafeo's getting all starstruck.

Mastermind - 8pm - BBC Two

John Humphrys is hosting his final series of Mastermind. (BBC/Hindsight/Hat Trick Productions Ltd/Kelvin Boyes)
John Humphrys is hosting his final series of Mastermind. (BBC/Hindsight/Hat Trick Productions Ltd/Kelvin Boyes)

It's John Humphrys' final time of asking the questions before he's replaced by Clive Myrie in the next series. 

In this final, six contestants take to the famous black chair to answer on their chosen specialist subjects; Shackleton's Antarctic expedition of 1914-17, Cole Porter, the Vienna Secession, Jimmy Carter, Flanders and Swann, and the films of David Cronenberg.

How to Save a Grand in 24 Hours - 8pm - Channel 4

Anna Richardson hosts How to Save a Grand with Eve, Gary & Anna (C4)
Anna Richardson hosts How to Save a Grand with Eve, Gary & Anna (C4)

Anna Richardson fronts this money-saving programme helping families with their cash flow.

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She's joined by a few experts including Chef Gary Usher, DIY expert Eve Humphreys and cleaning wonder Peachy Clean to find ways to cut down on bills and shopping sprees. 

Viewpoint - 9pm - ITV

Noel Clarke and Alexandra Roach star in Viewpoint. (Ben Blackall / © Tiger Aspect Productions)
Noel Clarke and Alexandra Roach star in Viewpoint. (Ben Blackall / © Tiger Aspect Productions)

Another police drama for ITV sees Noel Clarke star as DC Martin Young, a detective part of of a tense police surveillance investigation surrounding a missing person. 

He sets up post in the home of Zoe Sterling (Alexandra Roach) to observe the Manchester street - and soon the secrets of the neighbourhood begin to unfold. 

It's airing over five nights on the channel, finishing up on Friday.

Baby Surgeons: Delivering Miracles - 9pm - Channel 4

Ann-Marie looks at scans in Baby Surgeons. (C4)
Ann-Marie looks at scans in Baby Surgeons. (C4)

This Channel 4 documentary covers the vital and skilful work undertaken by doctors who perform life saving surgery on babies still inside the womb. 

The first episode follows the story of three expect mothers including Becky, whose unborn baby has a rare lung tumour that's growing rapidly. 

Meanwhile, one of Ann-Marie's twins has selective growth restriction potentially endangering the lives of both of them.

Starstruck - 10.45pm - BBC One

Starstruck: Tom (Nikesh Patel), Jessie (Rose Matafeo). (BBC/Avalon UK/Mark Johnson)
Starstruck: Tom (Nikesh Patel), Jessie (Rose Matafeo). (BBC/Avalon UK/Mark Johnson)

Comedian Rose Matafeo writes and stars in this new sitcom where she plays the lead, Jessie. 

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It kicks off with a New Year's Eve hookup for the 20-something, however, she learns her one night stand is actually a film star. 

All episodes are available to watch on iPlayer too. 

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