Your must-watch catch up TV

Your must-watch catch up TV

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By Ed Gove,
Wednesday, 16th March 2016
Julie Walters
Indian Summers is set in Simla, at the foot of the Himalayas, but is filmed in Penang, Malaysia (Credit: Channel 4)

Spring formally begins on Sunday 20 March according to my diary. 

So before the sun miraculously parts the clouds, the daffodils thrust their heads through the earth and the rain stops, there is just time to catch up on all top TV that you may have missed.

Behind Closed Doors

Credit: BBC/True Vision Aire/Tom Read/Erica Gornall

This moving documentary follows three women over 12 months, each of whom has been a victim of domestic abuse.

Beginning at the moment the 999 call is placed, the programme looks at three incredibly brave women who all waive their right to anonymity to show how pervasive and frightening domestic abuse can be.

The show shines a light on the gross inconsistencies of sentencing for domestic abusers, and thoughtfully examines the complex emotions the women are going through when someone whom they love becomes violent to them.

Catch Behind Closed Doors on BBC iPlayer


The Power of TOWIE

Credit: ITV/Lime Productions

The Only Way Is Essex recently celebrated their 200th episode with a look back at some of the show’s greatest moments.

TOWIE’s own Mark Wright hosted the show which also included a fond look back at the influence of Nanny Pat on the TOWIE cast.

Catch The Power of TOWIE on ITV Hub

Indian Summers

Julie Walters and Nikesh Patel in Indian Summers (Credit: Channel 4)

Channel 4’s colonial drama has returned for a second series.

Julie Walters returns as the steely-eyed social doyenne Cynthia Coffin who runs the Royal Simla Club like her own private kingdom.

Set in Simla at the foot of the Himalayas at 1935 the show follows the complex loves, losses, and political game playing of the high class colonist.

Catch Indian Summers on All4




The first series of this Netflix Original drama went online in 2015, and the second series is due to be released soon.

The show follows the lives of the Rayburn family, a successful family of hoteliers in the Florida Keys who have been running the popular Rayburn House hotel for 45 years.

When the eldest son and black sheep of the Rayburn clan returns amidst his parents anniversary celebration, he causes turmoil and threatens to bring an  end to the entire family and their good name.

Catch Bloodline on Netflix.



This Dave show might have slipped under your radar when it first came out midway through 2015 but a second series is planned for release this year, so it is definitely time to catch up on what you missed.

Presented by Greg Davies and Alex Horne, the show consists of five comedians being given silly tasks by a perpetually dissatisfied Greg Davies.

Tasks have included: move a boulder as far as possible within an hour, paint a picture of a horse while riding a horse, and create a video that looks good when played in reverse.

Catch Taskmaster on UKTV Play.




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Spring formally begins on Sunday 20 March according to my diary.