This week's best on demand TV

This week's best on demand TV

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By Sarah Carson,
Friday, 27th November 2015
Toby Jones in Capital (Credit: BBC)
Toby Jones in Capital (Credit: BBC)

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

1. Capital

Available on BBC iPlayer

Gemma Jones, Robert Emmis and Lesley Sharp in Capital (Credit: BBC)

Using the same name as John Lanchester's 2012 novel as a springboard, this fantastic drama has got off to a promising start. Painting a picture of contemporary Clapham in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the programme documents the lives of residents of one street and has a winning ensemble cast including Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Adeel Akhtar and Gemma Jones.


2. Carol: Interview Special

Available on FilmFour

Tipped by many critics as one of this year's best films, Todd Haynes's Carol is the story of forbidden love between Therese (Rooney Mara) and Carol (Cate Blanchett), in Fities Manhattan. Here the stars, director and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy share their feelings about the film's impact and reception.


3. The Mafia with Trevor McDonald

Available on ITV Player


The mafia holds a certain fascination unmatched by other organisations, and proves a source of ceaseless intrigue, never more so than in this engaging two-part documentary series. Earlier this year, Trevor McDonald travelled to the US to meet notorious former members and attempt to shed light on its secret inner workings.


4. Young, Trans and Looking for Love

Available on BBC iPlayer

Katie Hill and Arin Andrews (Credit: BBC)

As trans issues are brought increasingly to the fore in mainstream culture, it is important to hear the stories from everyday trans people, as well as celebrities. In an insightful and entertaining documentary, we meet Americans Arin and Katie - a teenage couple who found love as they were each transitioning their respective genders. They have blogged and filmed videos about their experiences as a trans couple, and have inspired other young people to live openly and share their feelings about relationships and gender issues.


5. ISIS: the British Women Supporters Unveiled

Available on All4

(Credit: Channel 4)

Brought forward in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, this unsettling documentary investigates the women who support ISIS right here in the UK. Undercover reporting exposes the secret meetings and alarming reality of a domestic threat.

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