New Year has flown by, Christmas is long past and 2016 is well underway. Here is our list of shows that you may have missed since 2016 began. Catch them online!
1. Deutschland ‘83
Available on All 4
Set at the height of the cold war, East German border guard Martin (Jonas Nay) is sent undercover to the West to spy for the Stasi. Encountering a vibrant, unpredictable world across the wall, Martin is quickly forced to balance his new life and his old life, questioning how to balance his obligations to his country and his new home.
2. Making a Murderer
Available on Netflix
This tense documentary unpacks the case of Steven Avery. Avery was released from prison in 2003 after serving 18 years for a crime which he did not commit. Two years later Avery was accused of the murder of photographer Tessa Halbach. Filmed over 10 years, the documentary follows those involved in the case, illustrating the procedures in the Manitowoc County sheriff’s office that lead to Avery’s first conviction, and also to his second.
3. Big Fat Quiz of Everything
Available on All 4
The latest Big Fat Quiz enthusiastically covers the topic of everything. The teams are the ever-popular Richard Ayoade and Noel Fielding, Bake Off’s Mel Giedroyc and comedian Jack Whitehall, and chat show host Jonathan Ross and Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress Chelsea Peretti. With questions, gags, a food fight and an oddly proportioned dinosaur, this show has something for everyone. Unless you like subtlety.
4. Death in Paradise
Available on BBC iPlayer
Back for its fifth series Death in Paradise is bring more murder and mayhem to sunny Saint Marie. Think Agatha Christie meets your dream holiday, and you might get an idea of what this show is all about. The team are left scratching their heads when a wealthy philanthropist is murdered on his boat, but the only suspects were underwater the whole time. So who did it…?
5. Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands
Available on ITV Hub
A reimagining of the Old English epic poem, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands follows Beowulf as he returns to his home country to pay respects to Hrothgar, the ruler of the kingdom and Beowulf’s adoptive father. When he returns he finds that political tensions run deep while monsters plague the towns and cities.