April has arrived, and with it comes thrills and challenges like never before

Looking for something to captivate your senses and take you on an unforgettable journey? CBC has lots of new and returning series to keep you entertained in April.

CBC's Top 5 | April 2024

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Looking for something to captivate your senses and take you on an unforgettable journey? CBC has lots of new and returning series to keep you entertained for the month of April.

World-class sand sculptors return to the Bay of Fundy to battle the elements and each other on a new season of Race Against the Tide. Watch the great outdoors turn into the world's largest obstacle course when Canada's Ultimate Challenge returns, with thrilling feats guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Explore the unique bond between humans and their support animals on Finding Diamonds. Discover one woman's journey through depression and her plan to cure the incurable on the dramedy series Get Up, Aisha. It's a real whodunnit on a new season of Crime Scene Kitchen, as bakers become amateur sleuths, following crumbs and clues to solve the recipe. Enjoy CBC's Top 5 for April.

A man wearing a ball cap that says 'Maritime Hustle' and a beach shirt of black, brown, green and white flowers smiles. Over his left shoulder is a sand sculpture with the words "Race Against the Tide with Maestro Fresh Wes" over the image on the right hand side.

RACE AGAINST THE TIDE New Season  — Watch Free Sunday, April 28 on CBC Gem
Season 4 brings 10 world-class sand sculpting teams to the shores of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to test their skills in the toughest outdoor art competition on the planet. They'll dig, pound, carve and sculpt to create extraordinary works of art – entirely made from sand! But here, they must battle each other and Mother Nature. Each week, the artists will have just six hours to create their epic sand sculptures, before the highest tide in the world rips them back out to sea. Ultimately, only one team will reign supreme and walk away with the grand prize of $10,000.

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CANADA'S ULTIMATE CHALLENGE New Season - Watch Free Sunday, April 28 on CBC Gem
The original reality competition format that transforms Canada into a giant obstacle course returns for a second season. Hosted by Canadian broadcaster Brandon Gonez, Season 2 features 20 fierce competitors divided into five teams of four taking on spectacular challenges that put their physical and mental skills to the test. Plenty of unpredictable twists and turns stun the Players and will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

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Celebrate National Puppy Day.
When filmmaker Ian Bawa's life came crashing down with the unexpected death of his father, he turned to fostering dogs to help distract him from his grief. But then he met Diamond, a one-eyed yellow Labrador/Husky and the two have been inseparable ever since. Diamond is Ian's constant companion who has helped him process the grief of losing his father. Finding Diamonds is a docu-series that follows Ian and Diamond as they travel across Canada and meet other people and pets like them, exploring the special relationship between humans and their support animals — tales of grief and redemption found in the love of the smallest confidantes.

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GET UP, AISHA - Watch Free beginning Wednesday, April 10 on CBC Gem
A new compelling dramedy series following the intricate life of Aisha Rehman (Sana Asad, The Boys, Montreal Girls), a Pakistani-Canadian student who grapples with her compulsive need for control as she deals with depression. Get Up, Aisha follows Aisha's story as she is diagnosed with depression after living through a suicide attempt and applies a checklist approach to curing the incurable.
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CRIME SCENE KITCHEN Season 2 - Watch Free on CBC Gem
Joel McHale returns to the scene of the tasty crime with baking competition series Crime Scene Kitchen, a culinary guessing game in which bakers are tasked with decoding what type of dessert was made, when all that's left are the crumbs, flour trails and a few elusive clues. They must then recreate the recipe for celebrity judges, chef Curtis Stone and cake artist Yolanda Gampp, who will determine how closely their sweet treat matches the missing dessert and how good it tastes! New this season, the bakers are divided into two groups — self-taught and classically trained — and the rivalries are fierce!

But wait, there's more! We've got thousands of titles just waiting to be discovered for free on CBC Gem. So grab your popcorn and get ready to be entertained like never before. Want your entertainment on the go? Find your new favourite podcast or playlist on CBC Listen.

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