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What to watch this autumn

What to watch this autumn

All the latest dramas, reality favourites and comedies to warm you up when the weather outside gets chilly

By Lizzie Hudson, Writer

As the sun sets on yet another hot summer, we start to feel a shift in our moods as the weather turns. We find ourselves seeking the retreat and comfort of our homes, snuggling down to rest and unwind after the hum of a busy few months. And it can mean only one thing – time for some top telly. 


Get stuck into your favourite box sets or discover something new with a season of fantastic shows. We’re talking sports, comedy, drama, thrillers and reality TV to entertain you and your whole family. Grab the cosy throws, stick the kettle on, pass the biccies and get stuck into what’s in store this Autumn.


And don’t forget, you can watch what you want, when you want, on the Virgin TV Go app. So from the biggest blockbusters and epic box sets to edge-of-the-seat sports and brilliant docuseries, you can enjoy all your favourites when you’re out and about (or even if you’re just in a different room). Find out more here.


Here’s what is coming up this autumn...


Emma Willis: Delivering Babies

Find it in On Demand from Thursday 22 September

Follow Emma in a busy maternity ward as the hugely popular W series returns. She’ll be working four shifts a week, day and night, alongside a midwifery team to deliver babies. Watch as she experiences the joys of one of the toughest, but most rewarding careers. A word of caution: we’re issuing a strong “weepy” warning for this brilliant, life-affirming show.



Find it in On Demand from Wednesday 7 September

This Is England’s Joe Gilgun returns as ringleader Vinnie for the fourth series of this eccentric and foul-mouthed comedy on Sky Max. As ever, Vinnie and his motley crew (including Damien Molony’s Dylan, who went to some very dark places last time around) will be up to their old tricks, whether that’s heisting horses, borrowing beehives or embezzling weddings. A quiet night in the library this show is not!



Available from Friday 2 September in Sky Cinema on demand. Cert 12

Jamie Dornan and Dame Judi Dench star in this semi-autobiographical film exploring Kenneth Branagh’s childhood in Northern Ireland and following the lives of a working class family during the tumultuous 1960s. Hugely popular with audiences when it was in the cinema, Belfast also won Best Original Screenplay at 94th Academy Awards earlier this year. The film is funny, heartwarming – and heartbreaking. 


Britain’s Greatest Obsessions

Find it in On Demand from Monday 12 September

Join top celebrities as they explore uniquely British preoccupations and passions to discover what makes the British people tick. Follow a different celebrity guest every episode as they journey to discover the stories of the past. Funny, fascinating and poignant, this Sky HISTORY show is one to watch. Harry Hill kicks off proceedings in episode one.


Rob Beckett’s Undeniable

Find it in On Demand from Thursday 29 September

In this hilarious Comedy Central panel show, Rob invites comedians to arm themselves with as many brilliant facts and trivia as possible, in an attempt to outsmart each other and get their knowledge onto the prestigious Wall of Facts. In a world of panel shows, Undeniable is right up there with the very best of them. Don’t miss it.


Geordie Shore: The Reunion

Find it in On Demand from Tuesday 20 September

The OG cast of the hugely popular and iconic MTV show reunite with their friends and family for this explosive new season. Expect plenty of drama, from Holly’s long-awaited wedding to the arrival of Marnie’s baby, and all topped off with a huge party in the Geordie Shore house. The crew might be a little bit older, but if you think they’re any wiser… 


Bad Chefs

Find it in On Demand from Monday 19 September

Fresh for the autumn season is this brand new ITV cooking show, where we’ll see ten takeaway addicts ditch the deliveries and learn to cook for the very first time. Faced with numerous challenges, these rookie chefs will have to battle it out to avoid eviction. Will they manage to ditch the delivery apps? Will watching all this gorgeous food inspire us all to do the same? Here’s hoping.


UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football

From Tuesday 6 September across BT Sport channels

Europe’s top footballing contests have returned, with a whopping six UK teams involved in the UEFA Champions League (the first time both Celtic and Rangers have made the Group Stages together since 2007). Meanwhile, in the UEFA Europa League, it will be Arsenal and Manchester United bringing the fire on the hunt for their own slice of European glory. BT Sport subscribers can watch every match live on the box or on Virgin TV Go.


Don’t have BT Sport?

You can upgrade to our Virgin TV Maxit package online via your My Virgin Media account here and get all 4 BT Sport channels in HD. If you’ve not registered for My Virgin Media or have forgotten your sign in details just head over to


Not heard about Virgin TV Go?

Don’t let anything get in between you and your essential viewing with Virgin TV Go. With loads of sport and Box Sets to try out, you’ll always be entertained wherever you are!


The app is available to all Virgin TV customers at no extra cost and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 10 and PC/Mac. Get downloading (from the links below) and you’ll be one step closer to watching what you want, when you want. 


Download the Virgin TV Go app from the Apple app store

Download the Virgin TV Go app from Google Play

Download the Virgin TV Go app for Windows 10

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Image credits: Emma Willis Delivering Babies © UKTV / Sarah Brick