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Killer Box Sets on BBC iPlayer

Killer Box Sets on BBC iPlayer

From Killing Eve and Luther to Doctor Who and Les Misérables, start watching now!

Series 2 of Killing Eve might be airing in the USA from 7 April, but you’ll have to wait a little longer before you can watch it over here. Still, every cloud has a silver lining…

Box Sets on BBC iPlayer

If you haven’t watched the first series of this razor-sharp and critically acclaimed crime drama, you’re in luck, because you can devour the whole thing right now on BBC iPlayer. (Find out even more about it by reading our interview with stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer here.)

 

In fact, BBC iPlayer is home to loads of brilliant Box Sets ready for you to get stuck into, including crime thrillers, costume dramas, time-bending adventures and super smart comedies. Whether you like to binge on a whole series or savour every episode, how you watch is up to you.

 

Here, we bring you our round-up of some of the most unmissable Box Sets you can enjoy on BBC iPlayer.

Killing Eve

Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve

Find series 1 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

This fantastic thriller, adapted for TV by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was one of 2018’s most talked-about hits. When an MI5 officer (Sandra Oh) is tasked with tracking down a lethal assassin (Jodie Comer), the pair soon develop a mutual – and dangerous – obsession. It’s witty, dark and stylish in equal measures, so prepare to be hooked by this irresistible cat-and-mouse chase.

 

Luther

Find series 1-5 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Never watched this brutal yet brilliant crime drama? You can catch every episode on BBC iPlayer. John Luther (Idris Elba) is a detective who likes to solve crimes his own way. Part-genius, part-violent rule-breaker who you absolutely do not want to mess with, he’s kept pretty busy as bodies of the dead variety keep turning up on the streets of London.

 

Fleabag

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

The current queen of British telly (see Killing Eve, above), Phoebe Waller-Bridge exploded into the public consciousness in 2016 by writing and starring in this filthy, sharp and award-winning comedy, exploring the topsy-turvy life of a thirty-something woman who is obsessed with sex. Series 1 was a huge triumph, while this year’s second series similarly thrilled audiences and critics.

 

Jerk

Jerk stars Tim Renkow, Rob Madin and Sharon Rooney

Find series 1 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

One of the breakout successes of 2019, this is definitely one for fans of cringe comedy. Tim Renkow has cerebral palsy and here, playing an exaggerated version of himself, he likes nothing more than using this to his advantage. He gets his kicks from making people feel uncomfortable, but every so often it all backfires. Co-starring Lorraine Bracco and Sharon Rooney, this four-episode series is awkward, wince-inducing and very funny.

 

Les Misérables

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Sacré bleu! This stunning adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic novel had viewers captivated when it aired at Christmas – and once you get watching you’ll see why. The sprawling drama is set in early 1800s France (a time when the country was in a state of political and social flux) and stars Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Olivia Colman, Lily Collins and more. And there’s not a musical number in earshot.

 

Doctor Who

Find series 1-11 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Um, you do know that 11 series of the rebooted Doctor Who are available to watch on BBC iPlayer, right? That’s 157 spectacular episodes featuring the Time Lord. From Christopher Eccleston to Jodie Whittaker (via David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi), fire up the TARDIS and get ready to head on remarkable adventures beyond your wildest imagination. Read all our Doctor Who stories here

 

Clique

Clique stars Ella-Rae Smith, Synnøve Karlsen, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Sophia Brown

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

A university-set psychological thriller, this addictive drama from Skins writer Jess Brittain explores the complex relationships between a group of students embarking on a new life in Scotland. Best friends Holly (Synnøve Karlsen) and Georgia (Aisling Franciosi) arrive on campus and are quickly drawn to a competitive, fiercely intelligent group of girls who are in the thrall of charismatic lecturer Jude McDermid (Louise Brealey). Soon, their relationship is tested to the extreme…

 

War And Peace

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Haven’t got the time or the patience to read Leo Tolstoy’s absolutely massive novel? Not to worry – that’s what TV adaptations are for! This gorgeous miniseries about the changing lives of five aristocratic families during the last days of imperial Russia won rave reviews when it first aired in 2016, with The Telegraph going so far as to call it the best costume drama of the century!

 

Inside No. 9

Find series 1-4 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

If, like the rest of the world, your attention span isn’t what it used to be, may we suggest a delightfully devilish anthology series to give you a good old fright? League Of Gentlemen co-creators Steve Pemberton and Reese Shearsmith enlist a host of guest stars for these miniature black comedy masterpieces that linger long in the memory. And with a new series due later this year, what better time to get up to speed?

 

Dynasties

A tiger caught on camera in David Attenborough's Dynasties

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Remember last year when everyone was banging on about how incredible this nature series, which tells the stories of five different animals and their respective battles for survival, was? And how you just smiled politely, refusing to reveal how you didn’t tune in once? Watch it now and discover why everyone went barmy for David Attenborough’s latest exploration of the natural world.

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Image credits: Killing Eve © Sid Gentle Films – Photographer: Robert Viglasky

Jerk © Roughcut TV – Photographer: Adam Lawrence

Clique © BBC – Photographer: Mark Mainz

Dynasties © BBC NHU – Photographer: Theo Webb