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5 stories you might have missed

5 stories you might have missed


Your weekly Watercooler Fueller, including a look at the new trailer – and release date – for BBC drama Normal People...

By Virgin TV Edit

Want to stay up to date with the latest entertainment stories hitting the headlines this week? We've got you covered, thanks to our breakdown of the news you need to know about.


From hot-off-the-press trailers and brand new release dates to hilarious tweets and online oddities, allow us to bring you bang up to speed with the best of what's been going on.


Read on for our pick of the 5 best entertainment stories over the past seven days you might have missed...


1. Normal People has a new trailer and release date

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer from Sunday 26 April

There’s so much buzz around this upcoming adaptation of Irish author Sally Rooney’s hit novel of love through the ages, you’d be forgiven for thinking a swarm of bees was flying around your head. Get ready to turn your excitement levels up at least two notches, because a new trailer for the drama is here, as well as a release date. Every episode is landing on BBC Three on Sunday 26 April, while a release date for BBC One is due to be announced soon.


2. The costume designers stitching to save lives

It’s been announced that the costume team for one of 2019’s most acclaimed series, BBC One fantasy drama His Dark Materials, are working to provide scrubs for medical staff around the UK. Author Philip Pullman, whose novels were adapted for the series, is said to be delighted with the scheme. You can still watch His Dark Materials in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer. Don’t forget to read our preview before you start bingeing.


3. Sunderland ’Til I Die is back!

Find series 1 & 2 on Netflix now

The football season might currently be on hold, but who’s to say you can’t enjoy the beautiful game right now? Series 2 of Netflix’s Sunderland ‘Til I Die is now available to watch in all its glory. Following the trials and tribulations of the Black Cats after their relegation to League Two, this passionate, authentic and surprisingly funny behind-the-scenes look at a professional football club is nothing but compelling. And it seems you agree – it has been trending on Twitter ever since its release.


4. That moment when your boss turns into a potato

With working from home the new normal for a lot of people, everyone is now a conference call ninja. Well, almost everyone. This week, the Political Editor for the group People For The American Way accidentally turned herself into a potato when she was video conferencing with colleagues. She didn’t know how to undo the action, so she continued with her new look throughout the meeting. Want to look like a spud? If you’re using Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Skype, follow these simple instructions…


1. Download Snap Camera (click here)


2. Open your preferred video chat application


3. Head to video settings and choose Snap Camera


4. Select the filter


5. Louis Theroux is gathering his Tiger King thoughts

Obsessed by new Netflix true crime series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem And Madness? Back in 2011, Louis Theroux featured big-cat breeder Joe Exotic in his documentary America’s Most Dangerous Pets. But what does Theroux think of Tiger King? You’ll have to wait for that, but it would appear from this recent tweet that everyon'e favoutire bespectacled documentarian has a strong opinion of the docuseries.


How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:


Press home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps 

Select Netflix


If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can also access the app through Search & Discover or by pressing Red on channel 204. Just sign in with your existing login and start watching. And you’ll only have to log in the first time you use it. 


If you’re new to Netflix, then you’ll need to subscribe to use the app. The easiest way to do this is by going to You can also subscribe using the Netflix app in Apps & Games.

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Image credit: Normal People © Element Pictures / Enda Bowe – Photographer: Enda Bowe