This May Day, we’ve got wrestling, romance and a ridiculous new comedy that’ll strand you on your sofa
Bank holiday telly round-up
We love May. Because we get not just one, but two extra long bank holiday weekends. Don’t question why we get them. Just enjoy them.
And if the bank holiday has taken you by surprise and you’re a little panic-stricken as to what to do with this bonus weekend day, stop worrying! We’ve put together a guide to what’s taking over your telly this May Day…
For grown-up superheroes...
Find the Marvellous May Box Set Collection in On Demand > Box Sets > Marvellous May
Give your weekend a superhuman kick thanks to this awesome Box Set collection. It includes Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. seasons 1-4, Marvel’s Agent Carter seasons 1-2, and the first seasons of Marvel’s The Gifted and Legion. Plus you can find brand new episodes from Marvel’s Runaways and Legion season 2 in Catch Up. And because it’s all available in On Demand, you can watch what you want, when you want, and as much as you want.
For mini superheroes...
Find the Pop Power pop-up channel on Channel 738 and in On Demand
Keep the bigger kids out of trouble with the Pop Power pop-up. From 30 April to 2 June, Power Rangers will be on this channel 24 hours a day. Plus, you can get it in On Demand. That is a whole lot of morphin’ time, and a whole lot of Power Rangers.
For a gripping movie...
Buy Molly’s Game on the Virgin Media Store from Friday 4 May or rent on Virgin Movies from Monday 14 May. Cert 15. Also available in HD
This is the unbelievable yet true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-level skier who moonlighted running the world’s most elite high-stakes poker game, rendering her an FBI target. It’s the directorial debut of celebrated writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and it’s dripping with stars – including Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) as Bloom, Idris Elba (Luther), Kevin Costner (Hidden Figures), Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Joe Keery (Stranger Things). You’ll want to go all-in for this one…
For a scorching new comedy...
Watch High And Dry, Fridays from 4 May, 10.30pm, Channel 4/HD (CH 104/141). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > All 4
This outlandish new sitcom follows air steward Brett Tracey Sullivan (Marc Wootton, High Spirits With Shirley Ghostman) as his plane crash-lands on a tropical paradise. He promptly declares himself “King of the Island” and the leader of the survivors. Only, spoiler alert, he is the world’s worst person and everyone hates him. Wootton is joined by Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing), Harry Peacock (Toast Of London) and Vicki Pepperdine (Getting On).
For a thrilling football final...
Watch the Women’s FA Cup Final, Saturday 5 May, 5.10pm, BBC One/HD (CH 101/108). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Chelsea Ladies take on Arsenal Women at Wembley Stadium in the biggest domestic match in women’s football. The Gunners have won the tournament a record 14 times, while the Blues have lifted the trophy just once before. Get the big numbers around the tournament here.
For when you want to stay up late...
Watch WWE Backlash, Monday 7 May, 1am, Sky Sports Box Office. £14.95. Find it in On Demand > Live Events. Booking now open
Superstars from RAW and SmackDown combine forces late this Sunday night, with the best of both rosters taking to the same ring – for one night only. This huge event includes a potentially epic match-up between RAW’s Roman Reigns and SmackDown’s Samoa Joe, Randy Orton up against Jinder Mahal, and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins trying to hold on to his title when faced with The Miz. Plus, after their astonishing battle at WrestleMania 34, Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax are coming face to face again with Jax’s RAW Women’s Championship crown at stake. Frankly, we can’t wait!
For a piggin’ great Monday...
Watch Peppa Pig, Monday 7 May, from 9am, Nick Jr. Too (CH 716)
If you’ve got little ones to entertain this bank holiday, there is one young lady you can rely on to keep everyone entertained. BAFTA winner Peppa Pig and her posse of George Pig, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig are taking over Nick Jr. Too for NINE HOURS STRAIGHT. You’re welcome.
And don’t forget the Virgin TV Kids app! It’s available on tablet and smartphone, and suitable for kids aged between three and seven. This easy-to-use app has loads of their favourite shows available to enjoy whenever they want, including PAW Patrol, Fireman Sam and Bob The Builder, plus games and books.
For the perfect end to the long weekend...
Watch Car Share: Unscripted, Monday 7 May, 10pm, BBC One/HD (CH 101/108). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer
Pop Forever FM on the radio, as Peter Kay returns with a fully improvised, totally unscripted one-off special. It will be followed with another special on the second Bank Holiday in May, also at 10pm.
Can’t get enough TV?
This year’s Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards are almost upon us! On 13 May, BAFTA will celebrate the very best television broadcast on British screens last year, and we’re thrilled to be sponsoring them once again.
Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment will also be presented at the ceremony – and it’s the only award voted for by the public, celebrating the massive television moments that got the whole country talking last year! Make sure you tune in on Sunday 13 May to discover this year’s winner and you can share the love on social media with #MustSeeMoment #BAFTATV.
Find out even more about what’s going on at this year’s Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards here.
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Image credits: Legion © 2018 FX Networks. All Rights Reserved, Car Share: Unscripted © Goodnight Vienna Productions