This week's best on demand TV

This week's best on demand TV

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By Sarah Carson,
Friday, 6th November 2015
Downton Abbey (Credit: ITV)
Downton Abbey (Credit: ITV)

Catch up with the best programmes on iPlayer, Netflix, ITV Player, All4 and beyond

Downton Abbey

Available on ITV Player

The end is here - after five years of ups, downs, and upstairs-downstairs, our time with the aristocratic, eccentric Crawleys has come to a close. If you're ready to relive it - or can't bear to say goodbye - most of this final sixth series is still available to watch online.


Is This Rape? Sex on Trial (Credit: BBC)

Is This Rape? Sex on Trial

Available on BBC iPlayer

This controversial documentary received much press - both positive and negative - and divided opinion. The premise involved asking a group of teenagers to watch a dramatised incident and vote on whether or not what they had seen constituted a rape. The idea of exploring issues around consent is important, and the intention was to ensure that young people understand that rape can come in many different forms, but lots of viewers argued that to ask others to judge on the assault of a victim is problematic in itself.


Mackenzie Crook in Detectorists (Credit: BBC)


Available on BBC iPlayer

Mackenzie Crook's Bafta-winning sitcom about a pair of metal-detecting pals had an impressive, critically acclaimed first run last year, and was a hit with viewers despite being somewhat hidden away on BBC Four. Back for a second series, the programme stars Crook and Toby Jones, and has been praised for Crook's "first rate writing" and the natural portrayal of male friendship. 


The Secret Life of Four Year Olds (Credit: Channel 4)

The Secret Life of Four Year Olds

Available on All 4

What began as a hugely successful one-of experiment earlier this year has grown into a delightful six-part miniseries. Examining the way children of a certain age interact with one another, and offering expert analysis on early years behaviour, the programme uses fixed-rig cameras to observe the young children on their first day at nursery.


The Bill's fictional Sun Hill police station (Credit: ITV)

The Bill

Available on UKTV Play

This classic and well-loved police procedural drama, about the goings on at the fictional East London Sun Hill station of the Met ran from 1984-2010. With familiar faces, nail-biting storylines and a superlative theme tune, it won several awards and launched the careers of much great British talent.

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Catch up with the best programmes on iPlayer, Netflix, ITV Player, All4 and beyond