Your must-watch catch up TV

Your must-watch catch up TV

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By Ed Gove,
Friday, 27th May 2016
Dominic Cooper, Amazon,
Dominic Cooper as the titular character in Amazon's Preacher (Credit: Amazon)

There's been some great TV over the past few weeks. Perfect viewing for a bank holiday weekend. 




Based on a comic book and produced by Seth Rogan (Superbad) this explosive drama follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher who finds his body inhabited by a mysterious entity known as Genesis – the offspring of an angel and a demon.

He finds himself on a mission to locate God and is joined on his unlikely roadtrip by charismatic vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, Misfits) and assassin, Tulip (Ruth Negga, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD)

Preacher is available on Amazon Prime Video


Very British Problems

James Corden offers some excruciating insights into his awkward British childhood
(Credit: ALASKA TV / Channel 4 Television)

A comedy series based on a popular Twitter feed might not sound like much, however with appearances from the cream of British comedy including Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, James Corden, David Tennant and Catherine Tate, is light, funny and often very close to the mark.

The second series has just drawn to a close, and has explored all those difficult and awkward moments at school, on holiday and even just with your friends.

Very British problems is available on All 4


The Hollow Crown

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Richard III, part of The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses series
(Credit: BBC/Carnival Film & Television Ltd/Robert Viglasky)

As part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Season which marks the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, the BBC has put on a star-studded three-part adaptation of some of Shakespeare’s finst plays.

The series includes Henry VI Part 1, Henry VI Part 2, and Richard III, and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo and Hugh Bonneville.

The three plays of The Hollow Crown tell the story of the War of the Roses between Richard, Duke of York, and King Henry VI of England.

The Hollow Crown is available on BBC iPlayer


Deadliest Pests Down Under

Australian pests are rather more obvious that British ones... (Credit: UKTVPopkorn)

Nine British pest controllers have been sent thousands of miles to Australia.

Far from the moles, mosquitos and mice of their usual nine-to-five, this hapless have to contend with a far more deadly sort of pest.

Crocodiles, snakes and venomous spiders are waiting awaiting them across Australia, in major cities and dusty forgotten Outback towns.

Deadliest Pests Down Under is available on UKTV Play


The Catch

It's him, It's him! He's the bad guy! 
(© 2016 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.)

Based on an idea by Kate Atkinson, the creator of detective Jackson Brody, The Catch follows Alice Vaughn, a Private Investigator from LA who is hot on the tail of a mysterious and connected fraudster, Mr X.

However when her fiancé disappears with all her savings, she puts two and two together and gets… the fiancé is Mr X.

Scorned and wounded, she resumes her hunt with a renewed fervour, vowing to catch the man. 

The Catch is available on Sky Go


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There's been some great TV over the past few weeks. Perfect viewing for a bank holiday weekend.