Top 10 on Catch-Up: What’s on-demand this week?
Staff Reporter | On 26, Aug 2019Reading time: 4 mins
In this golden age of TV, there’s always something new to be counting down to. But there’s also always something to be catching up with, from the show all your mates are talking about to the one that’s easy to overlook in the never-ending sea of content. Need something to watch tonight? Look no further than this list, as we round up what’s trending on-demand this week.
Here are the top 10 UK TV shows available on catch-up this week:
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Cillian Murphy is impeccable as he once again reprises his role as Tommy Shelby, self-made Birmingham gangster and head of the Shelby clan. Now thrust into a new, legitimate light, Season 5 promises fresh threats galore, as the world of politics turns out to be as cutthroat as the criminal world he’s supposedly left behind. All four previous seasons are available as a box set on BBC iPlayer.
Mindhunter: Season 2
Playing out like the most disturbing talk show ever invented, David Fincher’s crime drama for Netflix is one of the streaming giant’s best to date, with its gripping conversations with serial killers, probing character studies and pitch-perfect period detail. With Manson coming up in Season 2, and Ed Kemper making a return, prepare to be hooked in and haunted all over go.
Succession: Season 2
Peep Show’s Jesse Armstrong struck gold with this impeccably painful drama about a family of rich people who are entirely loathsome yet addictively watchable. Brian Cox plays the head of the empire, a media tycoon who is trying to work out who to leave his company to – while still keeping control himself – and a stellar cast including Kieran Culkin (hilariously horrid), Matthew Macfadyen (oddly sweet) and Sarah Snook (almost sympathetic) play the would-be heirs scrapping to get a slice of power.
Stath Lets Flats
Jamie Demetriou is as deadpan as ever in the second season of his amusing estate agent comedy – a five-minute montage of him conducting viewings alone is hilariously silly stuff.
Kathy Burke’s All Woman
The ever-brilliant Kathy Burke is our host for this three-part study of the modern pressures facing women in society. From appearances to starting families, Kathy thoughtfully discusses each one, before showing them the middle finger.
GLOW: Season 3
Netflix’s glorious wrestling returns for a third season that ups the glamour without skimping on character, as the ladies step out of the ring and take their show to Vegas – where Geena Davis is waiting as hotel manager Sandy Devereaux St. Clair. What more could you want?
This Way Up
Aisling Bea write and stars in this superb new comedy-drama about Aine, a whip smart teacher trying to pull her life back together after a “teeny little nervous breakdown”. Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan plays her sister, and together they deliver a non-stop flood of laugh-out-loud one-liners, a darkly comic burst of observational humour and a moving study of isolation and recovery.
Shameless writer Danny Brocklehurst is back with this new comedy about a group of mates grifting through existence. Brought to life by Preacher’s Joe Gilgun, who also co-wrote it, this is darkly funny telly, with all episodes available now.
Netflix’s stunning Mumbai-set noir is back for a second round of political games and underhanded power struggles – if you haven’t had a play of this yet, throw your dice in this Bank Holiday weekend.
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams are impeccable in this sumptuously choreographed biopic of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.
Euphoria: Season 1
HBO’s teen drama just dropped as a whole box set on Sky and NOW TV and from its use of technology to its star turn from Zendaya, there’s no end of reasons to dive into the show that everyone will be talking about in a few weeks’ time.