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What to watch in UHD this June

What to watch in UHD this June


From a super slick sequel series to a swingin’ 60s throwback, don’t miss what’s new to watch on Virgin TV’s dedicated 4K Ultra HD entertainment channel

By Charlotte Briggs, Staff Writer

Everything looks better in Ultra HD. And this month the UK’s first dedicated UHD channel is bringing you the latest and greatest of pixel-perfect picks on Virgin TV Ultra HD channel (CH 228/999).


Immerse yourself in all the action with a second series of Alex Rider, the stylish adaption of Anthony Horowitz’ bestselling crime novels.


Join Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson on the open road in American cult classic Easy Rider, with 4K visuals so stunning you’ll feel the wind through your hair.


Plus, go behind the scenes of George Harrison’s legendary production company Handade Films in An Accidental Studio, responsible for many a movie gem, from Monty Python’s Life Of Brian to Withnail And I


You can get the absolute best picture quality of any TV channel in the UK on Virgin TV Ultra HD, watching superb drama series, films, documentaries and more in stunning, pixel-perfect UHD. And with Virgin TV 360, you can enjoy Virgin TV Ultra HD around the home thanks to our incredible multiroom experience.


But that’s not where the UHD fun stops: there’s even more great 4K entertainment to watch with Virgin TV, including hundreds of new box sets and movies from Sky and crystal-clear sport on BT Sport Ultimate.


Ready for a month of great telly like you’ve never seen before? Then read on to discover some of the highlights coming up on Virgin TV.


The Possession Of Hannah Grace

Saturday 3 June, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 228/999). Cert 15

There’s a chill in the air in this twisty horror. Pretty Little Liars alumna Shay Mitchell stars as Megan, who takes on the night shift at a morgue. She’s tasked with moving the body of Hannah Grace, a woman who died during an exorcism. But, as you might have guessed, the demon is still alive inside Hannah’s cadaver. Typical! 


Survival Of The Species With Ben Fogle

Monday 5 June, 8.10pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 228/999)

Who needs to fork out for a safari holiday when Ben Fogle is on hand to whisk us away on an incredible 4K adventure? We’re getting up close and personal with some of the world’s most incredible animals in this spectacular conservation series. Over ten episodes Fogle, zoologists and wildlife experts travel across Africa to explore the key issues and threats faced by the creatures that call it home, including disease, deforestation and poachers.


Easy Rider

Saturday 10 June, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 228/999). Cert 18

Hitch a ride to the swinging 60s straight from your living room with Harley Davidson-riding hippies Wyatt (Peter Fonda, Ulee’s Gold) and Billy (Dennis Hopper, Speed). The pair are off on the adventure of a lifetime, with nothing but the open road and a large sum of money from a drug deal to keep them company. They experience plenty of love, loss and alternate takes on the American Dream along the way. Right on!


The Secret Lives Of Big Cats

Tuesday 13 June, 8.25pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 228/999)

Lions, tigers and jaguars, oh my! Spend an evening with wildlife filmmaker Martin Dohrn and the hippest cats in town in this jaw-dropping docuseries. From Siberian tigers and snow leopards surviving long and harsh winters, to lions and leopards ruling the sun-scorched African savannahs, the pixel-perfect footage captures these creatures like never before.


Alex Rider

Thursday 15 June, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 228/999)

Everyone’s favourite teen spy Alex Rider (Otto Farrant, War & Peace) returns in a gripping sequel series based on Anthony Horowitz’ fourth novel Eagle Strike. The high-stakes drama never seems to relent for our young hero, as he sneaks and stalks his way across France and Amsterdam in pursuit of evildoers. A host of new faces join for series 2, including Toby Stephens (Lost In Space), Rakie Ayola (The Pact) and Charithra Chandran (Bridgerton). Where do we sign up for the next mission?


The Age Of Innocence

Saturday 17 June, 9pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 228/999). Cert 12A

Travel back in time along with Daniel Day-Lewis (Gangs Of New York), Michelle Pfieffer (Dangerous Liasions) and Winona Ryder (Stranger Things) in this screen adaption of Edith Warton’s novel. Set in 19th-century New York, gentlemen lawyer Newland Archer (Day-Lewis) finds himself caught up in a high society scandal. He’s hopelessly in love with his fiancée’s cousin, the unconventional Countess Ellen Olenska (Pfieffer). Cue a forbidden love with tantalising twists and turns that’ll have your head spinning.


An Accidental Studio

Friday 30 June, 8.25pm, Virgin TV Ultra HD (CH 228/999)

Late star George Harrison was much more than just one-quarter of The Beatles. He was the driving force behind HandMade Films, the indie movie production company that gave the world Monty Python’s Life Of Brian and other brilliantly atypical films. Archival footage is given the UHD treatment in glorious fashion, transporting viewers to the creative hub in its thriving heyday, and a bevy of former personnel reflect on the scope and scale of some its most magnificent undertakings.

How to access the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel

You’ll find all the details explaining what you need here. Then simply press the up button on the EPG to easily access Virgin TV Ultra HD. Don’t have a 4K TV? Never fear, because you can also watch the Virgin TV Ultra HD channel through your HD TV. Lucky you!

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Image credits: Alex Rider © 2021 Sony Pictures Television