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Unwrap these brilliant Box Sets!

Unwrap these brilliant Box Sets!


Feast your eyes on this cracking collection of the best dramas of 2020

By Virgin TV Edit

From headline-grabbing thrillers and romantic sagas to spectacular sci-fi and escapist fantasies (and, boy, how we’ve needed those), what a 12 months it’s been for top telly.


Whether you want to revisit the shows that got tongues wagging across the nation, or if you’re coming at them with eyes as fresh as the winter snow, your TV is positively bursting with fantastic, five-star Box Sets this festive season.


Take a look at some of the very best picks that you can watch right now across BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Netflix, Prime Video and more…

I May Destroy You

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Written by and starring the brilliant Michaela Coel, this thought-provoking exploration of sexual consent, race and modern London life captivated viewers and got everyone talking.



Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Based on writer David Nicholls’ bestselling follow-up to One Day, this stars Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves as an embattled husband and wife who agree to go ahead with a family trip to Europe with their teenage son.



Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie) is a slippery politician aiming for the top, but with his personal and professional lives falling apart, are his enemies about to bring him down?


His Dark Materials

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Whether you want to devour it all again or discover what all the fuss is about, be dazzled by both instalments of the hit fantasy series adapted from Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights trilogy of books.


Normal People

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

One of the most talked-about TV hits of 2020, this breathtaking adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel follows the complex romantic journey between two young lovers in Ireland.


The West Wing

Find seasons 1-7 in Apps & Games > All 4

Okay, so this didn’t come out in 2020. But Aaron Sorkin’s universally acclaimed drama about life in the White House was new to All 4 this year and is definitely worth your time.


Adult Material

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

The life of a successful adult film actress (Collateral’s Hayley Squires) is turned upside down after an incident on set, forcing her to confront her troubled past.


Deadwater Fell

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

From Grantchester creator Daisy Coulam, David Tennant stars in this dark crime drama about two families dealing with the aftermath of a horrifying incident.


The Crown

Find seasons 1-4 in Apps & Games > Netflix

This year saw Olivia Colman return for the final time as Queen Elizabeth II in season 4 of the royally good historical drama. Tempted to find out why everyone raves about it? Then watch from the very start now.



Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Sarah Paulson will send a chill up your spine as the eponymous nurse in Ryan Murphy’s dark precursor to One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.


The Queen’s Gambit

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

A young female chess prodigy (Anya Taylor-Joy) unravels after being thrust into the limelight in this superb adaptation of Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of the same name.


Emily In Paris

Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Expect love, laughter and more than a bit of a culture clash, as young American Lily Collins lands the role of her dreams in Paris.



Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

After fleeing an arranged marriage in New York City, a young Orthodox Jewish woman attempts to start a new life for herself in Berlin in this miniseries that gained widespread acclaim.



Find it in Apps & Games > Netflix

Get ready for swords, sorcery and slaying in this epic fantasy series about a young girl who embarks on a dangerous mission to save her people.


The Umbrella Academy

Find seasons 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Netflix

An adopted family of misfits team up to save the world from destruction in one of television’s most uncoventional superhero series.



Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

Michael Sheen goes full Chris Tarrant in this compelling drama about Charles Ingram, the man who was accused of cheating his way to the jackpot on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?



Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

A bleak and shocking drama based on true events, David Tennant is at his unsettling best as notorious British serial killer Dennis Nilsen.



Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

The shocking real-life death of Banaz Mahmod, who was murdered by members her family in 2006 for falling in love with the wrong man in, is explored in this hard-hitting drama starring Keeley Hawes.


Flesh And Blood

Find it in Apps & Games > ITV Hub

When their widowed mother falls into the arms of a mysterious new man, three siblings start to question who he is. Starring Imelda Staunton, Russell Tovey and Francesca Annis.


All Creatures Great And Small

Find it in Apps & Games > My5

Take a trip to the beautiful Yorkshire countryside with Channel 5’s reboot of the James Herriot veterinary drama that’s charmed plenty of viewers in 2020.


Little Fires Everywhere

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

This tense drama finds the idyllic existence of the Richardson family (including mum Reese Witherspoon) coming undone with the arrival of a mother (Kerry Washington) and daughter into their lives.


The Boys

Find seasons 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Prime Video

The drama that questions whether it’s right to idolise superheroes returned for season 2 this year. Whether you’re yet to catch up or want to start from the top, watch every episode right now.



Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Al Pacino stars in this conspiracy thriller laced with dark humour about a group of Nazi-hunters operating in 1970s New York City.


Alex Rider

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Anthony Horowitz’s thrilling YA novels about a teenage spy are brought to life over eight heart-pounding episodes.



Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

In a future where humans can upload themselves into their choice of afterlife, a recently deceased man struggles to come to terms with his early demise. Created by Greg Daniels (Parks And Recreation).


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.


How to watch Amazon Prime Video with Virgin TV

Prime Video is available to all Virgin TV customers with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®, and a subscription to the service. Simply sign up to Amazon Prime Video via their website, and you can log in on the box. And because Prime Video is fully integrated into TiVo®, you can search without even going into the app. Just select Search & Discover from the Home menu and type in the name of the show or movie you’re after.


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Image credits: His Dark Materials © BBC / Bad Wolf / HBO / Simon Ridgway