Top 10 on Catch-Up: What’s on-demand this week?
James R | On 24, Jul 2022
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. (From TV to films, find out what to watch right now with our streaming recommendations hub.)
Here are the top 10 UK TV shows available on catch-up this week:
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1. Better Call Saul (Netflix UK)
Back on our screens for the final part of its final chapter, it’s not all good man in this impeccably tragic prequel to Breaking Bad. The question now is less about how Jimmy McGill became the lawyer who helped Walter White and more about who will lose their lives along the way.
2. Maryland (BBC iPlayer)
“I have googled how to kick out a taillight from inside the boot of a car.” That’s one of the many women given a voice in this hugely powerful short film based on Lucy Kirkwood’s stage play, written in response to the murders of Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa and all too many others. Essential, urgent viewing.
3. Big Oil v the World (BBC iPlayer)
“What do you do when you learn the product that you make threatens the entire planet?” That’s the question that starts this all too timely documentary series, which explores the fossil fuel industry’s reaction to climate change.
4. Trying: Season 3 (Apple TV+)
Rafe Spall and Esther Smith are charming in Apple TV+’s likeable comedy about adoption. Read our full review.
5. Black Bird (Apple TV+)
This brooding but understated prison drama packs a gripping, moving punch. Read our full review
6. Loot (Apple TV+)
Maya Rudolph is one of the funniest women on TV today and this enjoyable comedy is a great reminder, as it follows a wealthy woman who, after a very public divorce, starts to claw back some sense of self-worth in the discovery that she has a charitable trust in her name – and, inevitably, learns a bit about putting other people first in the process.
7. For All Mankind: Season 3 (Apple TV+)
Expansive, emotional, ambitious and thrilling, Season 3 cements For All Mankind as one of the best shows on TV. Read our full review
8. The Baby (Sky Comedy)
Hot on the heels of Motherland and Breeders comes TV’s darkest exploration of parenthood – and specifically motherhood – yet, in this tense, eerie and scary comedy about a woman suddenly landed with a baby.
9. Virgin River (Netflix UK)
Netflix’s wonderfully trashy soap opera-esque drama is back on our screens for another chapter of relationships and emotional complications, all delivered with just the right amount of heartfelt sincerity. The TV equivalent of a comfortingly easygoing summer paperback.
10. Murder in Provence (ITV Hub )
“Maman! Please don’t call me that.” After its debut on BritBox earlier this year, ITV’s French crime drama arrives on mainstream TV. It’s an everyone-speaks-in-English-despite-being-in-France affair, but that doesn’t stop the fun of watching Roger Allam on peak sarcastic form as the droll – and happily married – detective, Antoine.