The arrival of May means a Bank Holiday bonanza, with four-day weeks beckoning you to spend more time on the sofa. And there’s good reason to, a number of gems leaving Sky, from Mosaic and Atlanta to the underseen Nathan for You.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is waving goodbye to a diverse array of movies, from Wizard of Oz follow-up Oz: The Great and Powerful and all-time classic Some Like It Hot to the bizarre, nasty thrills of The Greasy Strangler.
Not a Sky customer? You can get access to both Sky Box Sets and Sky Cinema through contract-free streaming service NOW TV, which costs £7.99 a month (for an Entertainment Pass, including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, SYFY, FOX UK and more), or £9.99 a month for the whole Sky Cinema catalogue.
Whichever you subscribe to, this coming month is your last chance to stream the following:
Oz: The Great And Powerful – 30th April
An introduction to how exactly a bit of smoke and a projector became a wizard worthy of the suffix ‘Great and Powerful’, Sam Raimi’s Oz follows a lowly, cheap magician (James Franco), who abuses his charisma to keep his paying audience returning.
The Greasy Strangler – 30th April
This seriously deranged black comedy is repulsive, disturbing and worryingly funny.
Some Like It Hot – 30th April
When two musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how – dressed as women. Never seen Billy Wilder’s comedy classic? Well, nobody’s perfect.
Other titles leaving Sky Cinema and NOW TV in March / April 2018:
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
The Karate Kid III
The Karate Kid Part II
The Next Karate Kid
Independence Day: Resurgence
Awkward Sexy People
Beavis And Butt-Head Do America
Game On (2016)
Men & Chicken
The Usual Suspects
Without A Paddle
Miracles from Heaven
The Angry Birds Movie
Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny
Bad Neighbours 2
Jane Wants A Boyfriend
Welcome To Happiness
Bliss: Season 1 – 20th April
A new comedy drama from Arrested Development’s David Cross, starring Stephen Mangan as Andrew, a man with two partners, two families, two lives, and – as we’re sure you can imagine – one hell of a moral crisis. He’s got his Kim (Heather Graham) and his 15-yearold daughter Christina on one side of Bristol, and Denise (Jo Hartley) and their teenage son Kris on the other. Neither knows the other exists, but Andrew’s worlds are about to become very hard to contain and holding on to his sanity isn’t going to be easy either.
Mosaic: Season 1 – 22nd April
Sharon Stone smoulders in Steven Soderbergh’s chilling puzzle box of a crime mystery, as the Basic Instinct star plays a successful author whose dead body is discovered after a New Year’s Eve party.
Jamestown: Season 1 and 2 – 22nd April
Drama from the makers of Downton Abbey. Alice, Jocelyn and Verity face trials, tragedies and hardship as three of the first women to arrive in the English colony of Jamestown.
Atlanta: Season 1 – 26th April
Donald Glover’s Golden Globe winning series is an exciting show that offers something refreshingly evolutionary in the modern TV landscape.
Nathan For You: Season 1 – 1st May
In this docu-reality comedy, comedian Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help actual small businesses turn a profit.
Save Me: Season 1 – No Longer Being Removed!
This six-part thriller, created, written by and starring Lennie James, follows a loser of a man determined to find his missing daughter. Gripping, dark and unpredictable, this is one of the best shows of the year so far. Read our full review
24: Live Another Day – 5th May
Jack Bauer heads to London in this 12-episode limited series, featuring Kiefer Sutherland as the CTU agent for the last time.
Other TV shows leaving in March / April 2018:
Safe House: Season 1
Street Outlaws Vs Fast N’ Loud: Season 1
Auction: Season 9
Monty Python: Live At Aspen
Eureka Seven: Season 1
The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1
Grantchester: Season 2
Takeshi’s Castle Thailand: Season 2
Takeshi’s Castle Thailand: Season 1
The Good Doctor: Season 1
Total Wipeout UK: Season 5
Bad Robots: Season 1 and 2
Absolutely Fabulous: Season 4
As Time Goes By: Season 4 and 5
Big School: Season 2
Bottom: Season 2
Fawlty Towers: Season 2
The Chris Ramsey Show: Season 1
Porridge: Season 3
Porridge: Inside Out: Season 1
The Black Adder
Lip Sync Battle: Season 1 to 2
Total Wipeout UK: Season 1
Wallace and Gromit: Season 1
Love Child: Season 1
When Sharks Attack: Season 3
Dark Matter: Season 1 to 3
Gold Divers: Season 1 and 2
Gold Divers: Under the Ice: Season 1 to 4
Street Outlaws: Season 4
Safe House: Season 2
You’re the Worst: Season 1
Siesta Key: Season 1
The Chefs’ Line: Season 1
Gold Rush: Season 8
Divorce: Season 1
Alaska: The Last Frontier: Season 3 to 6
Fast N’ Loud: Season 1 to 4
Gold Rush: Season 4 to 7
Moonshiners: Season 7
Paranoid: Season 1
Teen Mom OG: Season 7