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September 2022 watchlist: TV shows and films this month

September 2022 watchlist: TV shows and films this month


We’ve got all the top picks on BBC iPlayer, All 4, Prime Video and in On Demand to keep you entertained

By Lizzie Hudson, Writer

Get the popcorn at the ready, and settle in for another month of top telly. From one of the most eagerly awaited (and most expensive) shows ever, to returning favourites, there’s something for everyone. Below we’ve picked out the best to watch on All 4, Prime Video, BBC iPlayer and On Demand. And for more details on how to access services on Virgin TV, simply scroll to the end of the page.


And if you want to know what’s new on Netflix, take a look at our monthly round-up of the best TV and movies on the service. 

Goodnight Mommy

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Something isn’t quite what it seems in this dark, violent psychological horror. Identical twin boys grow deeply suspicious of their mother who returns home swathed in bandages post extremely extensive facial cosmetic surgery. With her demeanor distant and cold, the boys are haunted by the thought: “is this our mother?” You’ll be watching through splayed fingers to find out…


A Private Affair

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Starring Aura Garrido and Jean Rendo, and nominated to compete in the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, this fast-paced and entertaining fiction portrays a woman’s struggle against stereotypes to follow her dreams to be a detective. Marina – daring upper-class woman that she is – sets off with her faithful butler Hector to catch a killer that has been terrorising her town. 


Academy Dreams: Leeds United

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video  

Get down to grassroots football with this six-part docuseries covering Leeds United academy at Thorp Arch. Narrated by Vinnie Jones, the fly-on-the-wall series brings the young players’ stories to life, exploring the highs and lows of the Academy, as they journey towards a professional level. 


Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 5 August 

Reportedly the most expensive TV show ever made, this epic saga is a prequel TV series to The Lord Of The Rings. Set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit, the story takes us back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory, and heroes were tested.



Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video 

Produced by Nothing Lost, this six-part series follows the interconnected lives of two strangers in London, each facing their own struggles. With a heady mix of kinetic dialogue and rap/drill music, the ebb and flow of their respective journeys is laid bare.


Flight / Risk

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video 

From the Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated team behind The Square comes this compelling investigation into the 2018/2019 Boeing 737 Max plane tragedies, which happened just five months apart. Critical evidence and testimonies from families and pilots reveal the impact and lingering effects of these air catastrophes.


The Capture

Stream it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer  

The Capture is back for a second series, again questioning if we can really believe what we see. DCI Rachel Carey has officially joined the highly classified Correction team and finds herself entrenched in the middle of a new conspiracy. Can she solve the case when she doesn’t even trust her colleagues? 


Reading & Leeds Festivals

Stream it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer 

Presented by Radio 1, the legendary duo of music festivals return this year for fans of rock, grime and pop – with headline all-star performances from Dave, Arctic Monkeys and The 1975. Get ready for some dazzling live performances, including all the best bits and highlights from the East and West stages.


World Chase Tag 2022

Stream it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

You’ll remember this one from the playground – had/tig/tag/you’re it! Turn up the difficulty level to maximum, throw in a complex arena of obstacles, and let loose some of the fastest and most agile athletes for a one-on-one game of tag, the likes of which you’ve never seen before.


The Days That Shook The BBC With David Dimbleby

Stream it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer 

Part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations, veteran broadcaster David Dimbleby offers his personal take on major controversies that affected the BBC during his tenure in this special three-part documentary series. The first episode focuses on how the BBC has retained its independence in the face of intense pressure and scrutiny.


Red Rose

Stream it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

From the makers of Sex Education comes this sinister horror series. High school leaver Rochelle unwittingly downloads a new app called “Red Rose” on her phone and quickly falls prey to its imperious demands and dark powers, with dangerously perilous consequences. 



Stream it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

From the Horrible Histories team comes the fourth series of this wonderfully funny, grown-up ghostly comedy. A cash-strapped young couple inherit a rickety country mansion, only to discover it’s teeming with needy ghosts! Season four delves into the backstories of these pleasantly undead, so stay tuned to learn the ins and outs of their former lives, and their untimely demises. Lovely.


Trip Hazard: My Great British Adventure

Stream it in Apps & Games > All 4

Rosie Jones is back with Trip Hazard. In this second series, Rosie travels the UK in search of adventure, excitement and silliness. Partnered with a different celebrity travel buddy each episode, she gets stuck into local activities, meets surprising people and takes on the most extreme challenges – Strictly star AJ Odudu joins for episode one.


Garden Of The Year

Stream it in Apps & Games > All 4 

Join Zoe Ball, Manoj Malde and Lachlan Rae as they take us on a joyful exploration of the most spectacular and surprising home gardens in the country to award the ultimate garden of the year. From classic English cottage gardens to the coolest contemporary designs, there’s something to inspire every green-fingered fan. 


Huge Homes With Hugh Dennis

Stream it in Apps & Games > All 4 

Join comedian Hugh Dennis as he takes us inside some of the UK’s most incredible residential houses to find out what life is really like when you live inside a massive mansion. Each episode Hugh visits three houses, meets the owners and gets answers to the questions we are all dying to ask, such as: How long does it take to vacuum 100 rooms; and How many boilers do you need to heat a castle?


Made In Chelsea Mallorca

Stream it in Apps & Games > All 4

The usual Made In Chelsea gang is jetting off to sunny Mallorca for a new five-part series. Staying in two glamorous villas the group won’t just be sipping cocktails and going for a swim in the pool. You can expect rising tensions, more drama, summer romances and big secrets.


Naked Attraction

Stream it in Apps & Games > All 4 

Returning for a tenth series, this cringe-worthy but irresistibly binge-worthy show gives romantic hopefuls the chance to find the one when they bare all. Stripping off, completely naked, contestants choose potential love matches based primarily on physical attraction and assumed qualities. 


Dirty House Rescue: Queen Of Clean

Stream it in Apps & Games > All 4 

Marigolds at the ready! In this brand new cleaning series, ]a gaggle gregarious cleaning enthusiasts don their aprons and grab their mops in a bid to rescue tired and dirty homes, transforming them from grubby to glamourous in just three days.



Find series 3 in On Demand from Friday 9 September

From the Emmy Award-winning creator of Law & Order comes the third series of this exhilarating crime drama. Centring on the work of a team of FBI agents fighting to keep New York safe, here they tackle some of their most intense cases yet.



Find series 1 and 2 in On Demand from Thursday 22 September

We all love a good panel show, packed with trivia, surprises and plenty of laughs. Starring Sara Pascoe, Alan Davies, Darren Harriott and John Kearns, who are joined by a multitude of special guests, teams compete in a series of comical parlour games to identify names or objects inside a mystery box.


Wellington Paranormal

Find series 4 in On Demand from Thursday 8 September

When there are crimes that normal cops can’t investigate, you need a special police crew… Intro the Wellington Paranormal Unit. Back with a brand new series, we’ll see even more shocking investigations unfold, from a strange goat-worshipping cult to a haunted leather jacket and more! 


Agatha Raisin

Find series 4 in On Demand from Thursday 22 September

Ashley Jensen returns as sassy Agatha Raisin in this humorous whodunnit series. Based on M.C. Beaton’s mystery novels, the feisty amateur sleuth is once again caught up in a smattering of bizzare murder-mysteries in sleepy Cotswold villages.


Families Of The Mafia

Find series 1 and 2 in On Demand from Thursday 22 September

Take an inside look at the lived and secret lives of Staten Island’s Mafia-related families in this reality show. Delving into the personal goings-on of five notorious families as they try to reinvent themselves, can they navigate away from the stigma of their past, or is theirs a lifestyle too good to refuse?


We Bare Bears

Find new episodes in On Demand 

One for older kids and adults alike, this quirky cartoon follows the lives of three bear brothers, Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear as they try to fit in, make friends and go on wacky adventures. Charming, funny and occasionally emotional, it’ll put a smile on your face in no time.


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. Virgin TV 360 customers can also find Prime Video shows and launch the app with voice search. 

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