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Michaela Coel in I May Destroy You

What to watch after I May Destroy You

What to watch after I May Destroy You


Been gripped by Michaela Coel’s stunning drama on BBC One? Here are five shows to check out when it finishes…

By Virgin TV Edit

When it comes to the biggest shows of 2020, I May Destroy You is right up there with the best of them.


Written by and starring Michaela Coel, its exploration of sexual consent, race and modern London life has captivated viewers and got everyone talking. Not seen it yet? It’s about time you discovered what all the fuss is about by catching up on every episode so far on BBC iPlayer.


Not only that, but with the BBC Sounds app on Virgin TV, you can listen to the Obsessed with…I May Destroy You podcast, and I May Destroy You: The Soundtrack


Now the series finale is upon us, you might be wondering how to fill the I May Destroy You-sized hole in your life. Well wonder no more, because we’ve picked out the shows you should check out after the credits roll…


Chewing Gum

Michaela Coel in Chewing Gum

Find series 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Netflix

The show that put Michaela Coel on the map as a writer and actor – and won her a BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance. Having been raised in a strict religious household, Tracey (Coel) makes it her mission to have a good time while navigating life in London. Hilarious, filthy and bags of fun, this is one sitcom that demands your attention.


Top Of The Lake

Find seasons 1 & 2 in Apps & Games > Netflix

Co-created by the Oscar-winning director Jane Campion (The Piano), mystery abounds in this ethereal thriller starring Elisabeth Moss as Detective Robin Griffin. Season 1 focuses on the hunt for a pregnant girl who has gone missing in New Zealand, while season 2 shifts its focus to a murder investigation in Sydney after a body is found on Bondi Beach. Like gripping crime dramas? Then you’ll love this.


Normal People

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Another show that studies the theme of sexual consent, this is one of the most talked-about TV hits of 2020. Adapted from Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel, Normal People follows the complex romantic journey between two young lovers in Ireland. Read our interview with stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.


National Treasure

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Robbie Coltrane stars as a famous comedian from yesteryear who is accused of historic sex offences in this acclaimed four-part series. Written by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, Kiri) and co-starring Julie Walters as Coltrane’s loyal – if privately doubtful – wife, this dark drama will have you guessing right to the very last scene.


I Am Kirsty

Samantha Morton in I Am Kirsty

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Part of Channel 4’s I Am… anthology series, Samantha Morton is a single mother who is forced to make a difficult decision after falling deeper into debt. Morton’s stunning performance has seen her nominated for the Leading Actress gong at the 2020 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards.


When is the I May Destroy You finale on TV?

You can watch the penultimate episode at 10.45pm on Monday 13 July on BBC One HD (CH 101/108). The final episode will air on Tuesday 14 July at 10.45pm on BBC One HD. The entire series is now available on BBC iPlayer.

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