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Pump up your watchlist!

Pump up your watchlist!

Discover the latest must-watch series on Netflix, BBC iPlayer and in On Demand

If you want sizzling telly you can’t stop watching, we’ve got it by the bucketload

Netflix, On Demand and BBC iPlayer round-up

On the lookout for your next TV obsession? Then try this lot on for size. From the latest shows to hit Netflix to choice cuts from BBC iPlayer and in On Demand, we’re here to bring you some of the most unmissable series around.

 

But enough of the waffle. Read on to find out about ten of the finest dramas, comedies and thrillers waiting to be discovered…

1. Unbelievable

Find season 1 on Netflix

When a teenager claims she’s been sexually assaulted by an intruder in her own home, the police and those closest to her doubt her story. Meanwhile, two detectives (Wanderlust’s Toni Collette and Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever) team up to investigate a series of similar claims. Could they have a serial offender on their hands? This hotly anticipated new series – which is based on real events – looks totally gripping.

 

2. Criminal

Find season 1 on Netflix from Friday 20 September

Like a good interrogation scene in a criminal drama? Then you’ll love this ambitious new series from Netflix. Set across four different countries and filmed in four different languages, each individual episode is set mostly within a police interview room. David Tennant (Broadchurch), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) and Katherine Kelly (Cheat) are among the British stars.

 

3. The Politician

Find season 1 on Netflix from Friday 27 September

From Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan comes this new musical comedy series about an ambitious young man (Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt) who believes he’s destined to become President of the USA. First things first though: he’s got to get through high school. Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange and Zoey Deutch also star.

 

4. The Good Place

Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper and Ted Danson in The Good Place

Find season 4 on Netflix from Friday 27 September, season 1-3 available now

Is this really the last ever season of the ace fantasy comedy about the afterlife? We’re afraid so. Creator Michael Schur is pulling the plug on this cult hit, but what sort of farewell should we expect? If the show’s previous three seasons are anything to go by, a zany, irreverent and bizarre one. Would you really expect anything else?

 

5. The Walking Dead

Find season 1-9 in On Demand > Box Sets

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or curious to find out what all the fuss is about, tuck into all nine seasons of the limb-chewingly brilliant zombie drama right now. And with season 10 arriving on FOX later this year, it’s a great time to get caught up on all the action. Who knew the apocalypse would be so entertaining? Check out all our Walking Dead stories here

 

6. The Crossing

Find it in On Demand > Box Sets > ABC Studios from Monday 16 September

An American town is visited by refugees fleeing a war – a war they claim is being waged in a USA that’s 180 years in the future. Plus, more than one of these newcomers may possess superhuman powers. If you like mysterious science fiction dramas, this is definitely one for you.

 

7. Dark Money

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

After their son is abused by a famous Hollywood producer, Manny and Sam Mensah (Damilola, Our Loved Boy’s Babou Ceesay and Year Of The Rabbit’s Jill Halfpenny) accept a large pay-off to keep the matter under wraps. How will the decision affect their child? And what about their own consciences? A thought-provoking and highly topical series, this asks some serious questions about power, justice and guilt.

 

8. Fosse/Verdon

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

When it comes to towering figures of 20th-century musical theatre, the husband and wife team of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon is right up there. Sam Rockwell (Vice) stars as choreographer/director Fosse, while Michelle Williams (All The Money In The World) plays dancer Verdon in this acclaimed retelling of their life and times, starting in the mid-1960s.

 

9. Gentleman Jack

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) stars as Anne Lister, the real-life Victorian landowner and LGBT pioneer whose cryptic diaries provided the inspiration for this series. When Lister returns to her ancestral home of Shibden Hall in 1832, she sets about restoring the grand property to its former glory – and causes quite a stir in the process.

 

10. Keeping Faith

Eve Myles in Keeping Faith

Find series 1 & 2 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Previously a hidden gem in the world of TV crime thrillers, this mystery set in Wales caught fire last year to become one of the most downloaded BBC iPlayer shows of recent times. Eve Myles (A Very English Scandal) stars as a solicitor whose husband goes missing while she’s on maternity leave. Where on Earth has he gone? Prepare to be well and truly hooked.

 

 

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 netflix.com/virginmedia. You can also subscribe using the Netflix app in Apps & Games.

On Demand: Content available to view depends on TV package. Time limits apply for viewing chargeable On Demand content – see virginmedia.com. Once purchased, all chargeable On Demand content must be viewed within 48 hours. Premium channels and upgrades must be kept for at least 30 days.

Netflix: Netflix subscription required at extra cost.

Image Credit: Keeping Faith © KF Series 2 Prod Ltd – Photographer: Rory Taylor