Easter is almost upon us, and in between trying to binge on Game of Thrones, take care not to miss some of the other top box sets disappearing from Sky and NOW TV, as licences expire and aren’t renewed for the immediate future.
This March, Sky’s box set collection – and NOW TV’s Entertainment Pass – bids farewell to new gems Escape at Dannemora and True Detective Season 3, plus older gems, such as ITV’s Victoria and Grey’s Anatomy,
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is waving goodbye to Finding Dory, Guardians of the Galaxy and Kong: Skull Island, not to mention To Kill a Mockingbird and Children of Men.
Whichever you subscribe to, this coming month is your last chance to stream the following:
Escape At Dannemora – 19th March
Escape at Dannemora is a Sky Atlantic drama based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 that spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers. Starring Oscar-winners Benicio del Toro (Traffic) and Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), alongside Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) and Bonnie Hunt (Life with Bonnie). All episodes will be available on-demand alongside the premiere’s broadcast.
No Offence: Season 1 – 19th March
This outrageous police procedural series from the writer of Shameless, starring Joanna Scanlan, is gripping and entertaining telly.
The Walking Dead: Season 1 to 9 Part 1 – 25th March
Don’t miss your chance to catch AMC’s zombie smash hit from the very beginning.
True Detective: Season 3 – 27th March
The award-winning HBO drama focuses in Season 3 on a macabre child-murder case that plays out over the course of 35 years. The disappearance of a young Arkansas boy and his sister in 1980 triggers vivid memories and enduring questions for retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), who worked the case 35 years ago with his then-partner Roland West (Stephen Dorff). What started as a routine case becomes a long journey to dissect, and attempt to make some sense of, the life-changing event.
Victoria: Season 1 to 3 – 31st March
Jenna Coleman is magnificent in ITV’s royal drama.
Supergirl: Season 4 Part 1 – 17th April
Melissa Benoist is on winning form in this charmingly positive, progressive superhero series.
Other TV shows leaving Sky and NOW TV in March / April 2019:
Ridiculousness: Season 11
Talking Dead: Season 8 to 9
The Gifted: Season 2
The Jinx: Season 1
Catfish: The TV Show
Modern Family: Season 1 to 6
Houdini’s Last Secrets: Season 1
Russell Howard & Mum: Season 3
The Russell Howard Hour: Season 2
American Chopper: Season 6 to 9
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 1 to 13
Benidorm: Season 8 to 9
Benidorm: Season 2 to 3
Cold Feet: Season 1 to 7
Doc Martin: Season 1 to 8
The Durrells: Season 1 to 2
Endeavour: Season 1 to 5
Grantchester: Season 1 to 3
Joel & Nish Vs The World: Season 1 to 2
Roast Battle: Season 1 to 2
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Season 1 to 3
Russell Howard & Mum: Season 1 to 2
Scandal: Season 1 to 6
South Park: Season 1 to 3
Jordskott II: Season 1 to 2
Liar: Season 1
Marcella: Season 1 to 2
The Only Way Is Essex: Season 1 to 23
The Only Way is Essexmas: Season 1
Prime Suspect: Season 1 to 7
Prime Suspect 1973: Season 1
Vera: Season 1 to 8
Soundbreaking: Season 1
The Sopranos: Season 2
The Wire: Season 2
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 to 5
Wheeler Dealers: Season 15
Wheeler Dealers: Season 11
Ed Stafford: First Man Out: Season 1
Animals: Season 2 to 3
Flaps: Season 1
Teen Mom UK: Season 5
Futurama: Season 7 to 8
Blowing Up History: Season 3
The Sopranos: Season 3
Criminal Minds: Season 14
Finding Dory – 20th March
Just keep swimming!
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – 20th March
Kong: Skull Island – 20th March
This vibrant, violent King Kong reboot mixes the thrill of monsters and the fun of world-building in one hairy package.
Moneyball – 20th March
Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are on excellent form in this drama about unsuccessful baseball prodigy Billy Beane (Pitt), who becomes the manager of the Oakland A’s – and comes up with a radical way to build a better team using maths.
Brave – 25th March
Pixar’s animated gem may look like a story about an archer versus a bear but emerges as a sweet and simple tale of one daughter and her relationship with her mother.
Children Of Men – 1st April
Alfonso Cuaron’s remarkable dystopian sci-fi, starring Clive Owen, only feels more relevant 12 years after it was released.
To Kill A Mockingbird – 1st April
Gregory Peck is on charismatic form in this iconic adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel, as lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man in the Depression-era South against false charges of rape.
Frozen – 14th April
“Let it go….”
Other titles leaving Sky Cinema and NOW TV in March / April 2019:
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!
A Miner’s Story
My Friend Frank
Our Peckham: Foodbank and the Fidget Spinner
Bad News Bears
The Hunter’s Prayer
The Zookeeper’s Wife
Wolves At The Door
The Book Of Henry
A Passage To India
Bad Boys II
Beauty And The Beast (1991)
Days Of Thunder
Free 10 Min Preview – The Grinch
Look Who’s Talking
Look Who’s Talking Now
Look Who’s Talking Too
Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’ Movie
Paranormal Activity 2
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow
The Fisher King
The Land Before Time
The Money Pit
True Grit (2010)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
This Is Your Death
The King’s Choice
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
Anything for Love
Let Me Go
Night At The Museum: Battle Of the Smithsonian
My Cousin Rachel (2017)
The Shallows Special