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Dramas and docs on BBC iPlayer

Dramas and docs on BBC iPlayer

Missed them the first time? Catch Years And Years, Mum, Nadiya: Anxiety And Me and more right now

Check out these critically acclaimed and award-winning shows, all available at the touch of a button…

BBC iPlayer round-up

Want to know more about the top drama and documentary picks that are available to watch on BBC iPlayer right now? From Russell T Davies’ excellent Years And Years to Louis Theroux’s latest special and much, much more, there’s plenty to catch up on when it comes to the telly everyone’s talking about.


Here, we round up some of the very best shows you can feast your eyes on in BBC iPlayer. What are you waiting for? Get cracking!


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Nominated for four awards at the recent Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, this superb sitcom is at once hilarious, awkward and heartfelt. It all centres around a recently widowed woman (Lesley Manville) who tries to get her life back on track following the death of her husband. The only problem is, her family are a wee bit bonkers.


Years And Years

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Russell T Davies’ latest drama is an ambitious tale about the fortunes of one family – and the wider country – five years into the future. The UK of 2024 is an uncertain place, with the personal lives of the Lyons family (which includes Rory Kinnear, Jessica Hynes and Russell Tovey) reflecting the turmoil and fear of the nation. Touching, but also grimly resonant, it’ll get you thinking.


Nadiya: Anxiety And Me

Nadiya Hussain in Nadiya: Anxiety And Me

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With an estimated five million anxiety sufferers in the UK, Nadiya Hussain explores how the disorder has affected her throughout her life in this illuminating and courageous documentary. The former Bake Off winner reveals what it’s like to deal with panic attacks, undergoes cognitive behavioural therapy and unravels the possible causes behind her daily struggles with the disorder.


Back To Life

Daisy Haggard in Back To Life

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If you like your comedy with a dark side this six-part series is sure to be right up your street. When Miri (Daisy Haggard, Uncle) is released from prison after serving an 18-year stretch for a shocking crime, she moves back to her home town with the hope of integrating back into society. But it’s far from easy. Not only has the world moved on beyond recognition, the locals aren’t about to let her forget her past either.


Gun No 6

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Winner of the Single Documentary award at the Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards, find out how Britain’s single deadliest illegal firearm was responsible for three murders and 11 shootings over the course of a decade. Blending documentary footage and dramatic segments, this eye-opening investigation into modern gun crime asks how and why such violence continues to exist.



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Loved Bodyguard? Can’t get enough Line Of Duty? Then check out writer Jed Mercurio’s brilliantly dark medical drama, which was first aired in 2004. Rob Lake (Max Beesley) is a junior doctor who joins the team at South Central Infirmary, but he soon discovers that one of the hospital’s consultants (Patrick Baladi) is a danger to patients. Keen to blow the whistle on such incompetence, Lake soon learns that, rightly or wrongly, “doctors look after doctors”. We smell a cover up…


Louis Theroux: Mothers On The Edge

Louis Theroux in Louis Theroux: Mothers On The Edge

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Having filmed his last few documentaries in the USA, Louis Theroux returns to the UK with this harrowing look at how motherhood can lead to severe mental health problems. Theroux visits a psychiatric unit that treats new mothers who are struggling to cope due to a range of issues to learn more about the challenges they face.



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Richard Gere stars in this stellar eight-part drama as Max, a charismatic media mogul with wealth and power in abundance. His son Caden is all set to follow in his father’s footsteps and take over the family business, but Caden’s self-destructive behaviour ends up threatening everything. Co-starring Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as Max’s estranged wife and Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), sink your teeth into this juiciest of dramas.

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Image credits: Years And Years © Red Production – Photographer: Guy Farrow

Nadiya: Aniety And Me © BBC – Photographer: Phil Sharp

Back To Life © Two Brothers Pictures – Photographer: Luke Varley

Louis Theroux: Mothers On The Edge © BBC – Photgrapher: Richard Ansett