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Top telly to stream in October!

Top telly to stream in October!


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

By Virgin TV Edit

With so much awesome telly going on at the minute, it’s easy to overlook the best bits. That’s why we’ve rounded up all our faves right here, so you don’t miss out.


Whether it’s the highly anticipated fantasy adventure The Green Knight, a cracking true crime collection, or comedies to make you ache with laughter, read on to discover the top shows and movies you can enjoy this October. For more details on how to access services on Virgin TV, simply scroll to the end of the page.

The Green Knight

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Dev Patel embarks on an epic journey in this fantasy adventure that many are calling one of 2021’s best films. Nephew to King Arthur, Sir Gawain (Patel) sets out to confront a giant in order to prove his mettle. Also starring Alicia Vikander, it’s time to discover what all the fuss is about.


Boss Level

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Ever get freaked out by feelings of déjà vu? Then spare a thought for Frank Grillo (Black And Blue) in this sci-fi thriller that also features Mel Gibson and Michelle Yeoh. He plays an ex-special forces soldier stuck in a time loop that repeats the day of his death again and again. Can he get himself out of his recurring nightmare?


I Know What You Did Last Summer

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 15 October

The hit 90s slasher movie has been rebooted and chopped up into eight nerve-jangling episodes for this brand new horror series. Following a fatal accident on the night of their graduation, a group of teenagers are tormented by an unknown killer. Who’s got it in for them? And what can they do to stop the misery?


The Kitchen

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

After their mobster husbands are arrested in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss take care of business. Have they bitten off more than they can chew? This fresh crime thriller cooks up a storm from start to finish.


After We Fell

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video from Friday 22 October

The third film in the After series (which is based on the novel of the same name by Anna Todd), the relationship between Tessa (Josephine Langford, Moxie) and Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince) is pushed to the limit. With big decisions to be made, will they live happily ever after? Don’t hold your breath.


Waterloo Road

Find series 1-10 in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Following the announcement that Waterloo Road will be returning for a brand new series in the future, what better time to revisit the hit school-based drama that clocked up 200 episodes between 2006 and 2015? With all ten series currently available to stream, think of it as the best revision you’ll ever do.


The North Water

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Head out into the icy depths of the Arctic in this chilling drama series starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham. When a group of men set sail from Hull on a whaling expedition, it soon becomes a grisly battle for survival. And to make things worse, one of the crew has a very dark past…


When Nirvana Came To Britain

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Featuring rare and never-before-seen archive footage, this documentary looks at how grunge stars Nirvana conquered the UK between 1989 and 1994. From their first small gigs to mainstream TV appearances and headlining Reading Festival, discover the affinity Kurt Cobain and co had with Britain as they rose to the top of the music world.


The Cleaner

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

When the police need a crime scene cleaned up, who they gonna call? Greg Davies, that’s who. Adapted for British telly from the German series Der Tatortreiniger, the comedian stars in this hilarious sitcom as a government-approved cleaning technician who encounters all manner of oddballs (including Helena Bonham Carter and David Mitchell) during the course of his work.


Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders Of Biggie And Tupac

Find it in Apps & Games > BBC iPlayer

Film-maker Nick Broomfield investigated the deaths of rap icons Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur in 2002’s Biggie & Tupac, but his return to the subject takes a deeper look at their contentious killings. Focusing on the role of Death Row Records boss Suge Knight, LA’s gang culture and alleged police corruption, this thought-provoking watch has received widespread acclaim.


Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain

Spice Girls

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

If you really, really want to know how influential the Spice Girls were, look no further than this two-part documentary. Charting the girl group’s stratospheric rise to global domination in the 1990s, it’s a nostalgic look at a true pop phenomenon.


Black And Proud

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

A celebration of Black lives and Black culture, this collection of documentaries, dramas and comedies is enlightening, entertaining and essential viewing. Titles include The School That Tried To End Racism, Damilola: The Boy Next Door, Highlife and Desmond’s.



Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Based on real events, this riveting four-part drama tells the story of the controversial attempt by police to catch the killer of Rachel Nickell, the young mother who was murdered in London in 1992. Starring Niamh Algar (The Virtues), Eddie Marsan (The Pact) and Sion Daniel Young (Keeping Faith).



Stephen Graham and Jody Comer

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham star in this powerful drama from writer Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, National Treasure). A care worker (Comer) at a Liverpool care home bonds with a patient (Graham) who has young-onset Alzheimer’s, but their world is thrown upside down with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


True Crime On Channel 4

Find it in Apps & Games > All 4

Love a good true crime documentary? You’ll find a whole collection of them on All 4. From unmissable favourites like 24 Hours In Police Custody and The First 48 to hidden gems you won’t want to let slip through the net, this is the place to get your fix of tense real-life investigations.



Nicola Walker

Find it in On Demand from Friday 22 October

The brilliant Nicola Walker (Unforgotten) stars in this gripping crime drama which is based on the hit BBC Radio 4 series. After taking up a new role with Glasgow’s Marine Homicide Unit, the first job for DI Annika Strandhed (Walker) and her team is to investigate the mysterious death of a man who is found in the Clyde…


Law & Order: Organised Crime

Find it in On Demand from Monday 18 October

Veteran detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) returns to the Big Apple to tackle the criminal organisations and gangs that plague the city. Taking the Law & Order franchise in a different direction, this spin-off is a must-watch for fans of gritty crime dramas.


Vice Principals

Danny McBride and Walter Goggins

Find seasons 1-2 in On Demand

Danny McBride (The Righteous Gemstones) and Walton Goggins (Deep State) join forces in this hilarious US comedy series. After two vice-principals are overlooked for the role of principal at North Jackson High School, they conspire to bring down the woman who has been given the position (Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Genius). They’ll stop at nothing to get what they want – but how far is too far?



Find it in On Demand

Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci head up this US mystery drama about a reporter (Biel) and her investigation into the strange disappearance of hundreds of people – including her uncle (Tucci) – from a research facility in Tennessee. What exactly happened to them? Based on a podcast, this ten-part series will keep you guessing.



Find it in On Demand

Maverick forensic pathologist Dr Daniel Harrow (Ioan Gruffudd, Liar) returns for season three of the hit Australian drama. When a young man claiming to be Harrow’s son turns up dead, the eponymous crime-solver attempts to shield those he loves from his work – while simultaneously burying himself in it.


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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