Catch up on the latest and greatest shows…
On Demand, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix round-up
You want to be in on the conversation, don’t you? You know the one – the one where everyone is discussing the latest must-watch TV show. We get it, time is precious and there’s so much great stuff out there at the moment. Knowing what to choose, what conversation to commit to, can be overwhelming.
We’re here to help! With Virgin TV, whether you want to browse Box Sets or explore BBC iPlayer, Netflix, or Amazon Prime Video’s latest offerings, check out the shows you might have missed below.
Stath Lets Flats
Find season 2 in On Demand > Box Sets
Jamie Demetriou doesn’t actually have massive front teeth, as his appearance in Fleabag might have led you to believe. What he does have, however, is talent by the bucketload. He wrote and co-created Stath Lets Flats and stars in the title role as the clueless lettings agent. His on-screen sister Sophie is played by real-life sister Natasia in this BAFTA-nominated sitcom that’s a laugh a minute.
This Way Up
Find season 1 in On Demand > Box Sets
A comedy about loneliness doesn’t exactly sound like the most uplifting watch, but when it’s written by Aisling Bea and executive produced by Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan (who also co-stars), you know you’re in safe hands. In This Way Up, Bea stars as Aine, who teaches English as a foreign language. She’s trying to get her life back to normality after a “teeny little nervous breakdown”. Her sister Shona (Horgan) is her rock, but Shona has issues of her own to deal with.
Find series 1 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Dubbed the new Bodyguard, this is a conspiracy thriller where things are not as they seem. With twists, turns and more twists, it’s a question of who to trust in a nation under surveillance. Soldier Shaun Emery (Callum Turner) is convicted for a murder in Afghanistan, but it’s overturned due to flawed video evidence. Then, CCTV footage of him back in London has the potential to upend his life once again.
Holliday Grainger stars as DI Rachel Carey, who’s investigating the case, alongside Ben Miles, Famke Janssen and Ron Perlman.
Find series 2 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Written by the brilliant Sharon Horgan, comedians Holly Walsh and Barunka O’Shaughnessy, and Helen Linehan and Graham Linehan (Father Ted), series 2 of Motherland continues to tackle the topic of motherhood with zany humour and painful realism.
Anna Maxwell Martin’s Julia is still contending with the “Alpha Mums” – and there’s a newcomer on the scene. Meg (Tanya Moodie) juggles having five children with her high-powered corporate job, which deeply affronts Julia: “I thought we all agreed that nowadays it’s unfeminist to have it all”. Luckily though, this is one sitcom that does.
Find series 1-5 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Peaky Blinders needs no introduction. The highly stylised, brutally violent, superbly written series is the show to watch. After a long two-year wait anticipating series 5, it returned to screens better and more Brummy than ever. Whether you need to catch up on the latest season or you’re new to Steven Knight’s crime drama, the Shelby family is waiting to invite you into the gang. The ridiculously talented ensemble and guest cast includes Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Sophie Rundle, Helen McCrory, Sam Claflin, Aidan Gillen and Paul Anderson.
Find series 1 & 2 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
This BAFTA-winning series was created and written by siblings Daisy May and Charlie Cooper, who star as cousins Kerry and Lee “Kurtan” Mucklowe. A mockumentary in the vein of Spinal Tap and The Office, This Country is set in a small Cotswolds village, where the annual scarecrow festival is one of the few sources of local excitement. Bright lights, big city, this is not – and it’s all the better for it. Catch up ahead of series 3, coming in early 2020.
Find series 1-10 in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
School is back in session, with every single episode of the drama back on iPlayer. The teachers and students of Waterloo Road comprehensive school are the subjects here, with a focus on their lives in and outside of the classroom. No topic is out of bounds, as the series tackles difficult subjects such as sex, divorce, and suicide across its successful ten-season run.
Living With Yourself
Find season 1 on Netflix
What’s better than one Paul Rudd? Two Paul Rudds, obviously! In this comedy drama, he plays Miles Elliot, an unfulfilled advertising executive who undergoes treatment to become a better version of himself. When it doesn’t go exactly to plan, Miles is stuck with himself and Miles 2.0. But which one will his wife Kate (Aisling Bea) love more?
Find seasons 1-3 on Netflix
This show puts its money where its mouth is and promises “equal parts shock & aww” for its latest season. The hilarious cartoon characters are navigating puberty and all the icky, confusing and occasionally delightful thoughts and feelings that come with it. It’ll have you wishing you had friends like Nick (Nick Kroll), Andrew (John Mulaney), Jessi (Jessi Klein), Missy (Jenny Slate) and Jay (Jason Mantzoukas) to guide you through when you were young. Queer Eye’s Fab Five even get the cartoon treatment!
Find season 1 on Netflix
Based on the 2015 comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis A Liu, Raising Dion is the superhero series you didn’t realise you needed in your life. After her husband (played by Michael B Jordan) dies, Nicole (Alisha Wainwright, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) is left to look after their son Dion (Ja’Siah Young). As if parenting wasn’t hard enough, Dion starts to develop magical abilities and powers…
Find seasons 1-5 on Netflix
When you’re up Schitt’s Creek without a paddle, it’s actually not too bad a place to be. Created by father and son duo Eugene and Daniel Levy (who play father and son in the show), the series follows the misfortunes of the wealthy Rose family. When they discover they’re broke, they have to up sticks and move to Schitt’s Creek, a small town they bought as a joke. When Johnny (Eugene Levy) and his wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara), along with their spoilt adult children David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy), are forced to eat humble pie, it doesn’t go down easy.
Find season 1 on Netflix. Seasons 1 & 2 of Top Boy: Summerhouse are also available on Netflix
When the popular Channel 4 show (now on Netflix under the name Top Boy: Summerhouse) was cancelled, rapper Drake came to the rescue. Ashley Walters and Kane Robinson (better known as British rapper Kano) reprise their roles as Dushane and Sully in this epic crime drama about drug dealing, family responsibilities and making ends meet in East London.
Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Prime Video
Part Love Actually and part This Is Us, Modern Love is based on the real-life personal essays from The New York Times column of the same name. The likes of Dev Patel, Tina Fey, Anne Hathaway, Andrew Scott, John Slattery and Catherine Keener bring these stories to life in eight episodes. Although John Carney (Once) wrote and directed half of them, Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Emmy Rossum (Shameless) and Tom Hall (Red Rock) also lend their skills to this feel-good show guaranteed to bring you the warm and fuzzies.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Find season 1 in Apps & Games > Prime Video and season 2 from Friday 1 November
If you fancy seeing The Office’s Jim Halpert swap his rumpled shirt and tie for a flak jacket, check out John Krasinski as a CIA analyst in this explosive series. Author Tom Clancy’s character was featured in a range of movies (and played by the likes of Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine) before making the move to television. Ryan, a former US Marine, is flung from his desk job into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and is faced with a new type of terrorism.
Find seasons 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Prime Video
What if the answer to decreasing violence was violence? In this series based on the film franchise, all crime is legal during a 12-hour period. It sounds good in theory, but things quickly escalate to full-on carnage. Catch up with season 1 and start watching season 2, which was released on 15 October, with weekly episodes airing on the service.
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®. 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.
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
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.
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