1) “Masterpiece: Atlantic Crossing” opener, 9 p.m., PBS. Martha (played by Sofia Helin, shown here) had a life of royal comfort: Her uncles were the kings of Sweden (her homeland), Denmark and Norway; her husband (also her first cousin) was Norway’s future king. They had three children and she charmed Franklin Roosevelt during a visit. Then World War II changed everything. This eight-week film (sometimes in Norwegian, with sub-titles) turns soapy in its mid-section, but starts and ends strongly.
2) “My Grandparents’ War” debut, 8 p.m., PBS. Over the next four Sundays, this excellent series gives British actors in-depth looks at their ancestors’ roles in World War II. That starts with Helena Bonham Carter learning about opposites – a quiet grandfather on one side of the family, an outspoken grandmother on the other. Both were strident in combating European fascism. She was an early opponent; he broke rules to help Jews leave Nazi-occupied France.
3) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” 9 p.m., NBC. Ever since her dad’s death, Zoey has been in a deep funk. That’s not helped by her indecision about romances … or by the fact that she can secretly hear people’s thoughts via pop songs. Still, her mom insists she get a 30th birthday party. The episode, a good one, ranges from funk to fun, complete with a couple big-scale song-and-dance numbers.
4) Easter music. There are three concert specials – each including gospel great CeCe Winans. The first (10 a.m. ET on Uptv) is new; the others are reruns – 1 p.m. on Oprah Winfrey Network (including CeCe’s brother BeBe and niece Deborah Joy) and 3 p.m. ET on TBN, Music also ripples through two movies – “Mahalia” at 5:30 p.m. on Lifetime and “Easter Parade” (Fred Astaire and Judy Garland) at 8 ET on Turner Classic Movies. Faith-based films start at 11 a.m. ET on UPtv and at 3 p.m. on Lifetime.
5) MORE: The end is near for some shows: At 9 p.m., AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has its season-finale … HBO’s “Q: Into the Storm” has its two-hour finale … and Showtime’s “Shameless” sets up next week’s series finale. But there’s also a debut – “Gangs of London,” at 10:14 p.m. on AMC. And a trimmed-down, one-hour version of the Screen Actors Guild awards will be 8 p.m. on TBS and on TNT, where it follows great movies–”Wizard of Oz” (1939) at 3:45 and “A Star is Born” (2018) at 6.