Bank Holiday telly to binge-watch

Ready for the extra-long weekend? Celebrate with us TV style by finally catching up on all the TV shows you promised your best friend/partner/sibling you’d watch! This is the ultimate Bank-Holiday-binge-watching list with something for everyone!

 

Whether it’s true crime, drama, comedy or shows that take us beyond the realms of possibilities, whatever it is that tickles your fancy, check out these shows from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video, ITV Hub and more of our favourite streaming platforms below! 

 

When are the UK bank holidays 2022? 

2 June 

Thursday 

Spring bank holiday 

3 June 

Friday 

Platinum Jubilee bank holiday 

29 August 

Monday 

Summer bank holiday 

26 December 

Monday 

Boxing Day 

27 December 

Tuesday 

Christmas Day (substitute day) 


True-drama 

Killing Eve

BBC iPlayer 

When an intelligence agency hires Eve to take down an assassin named Villanelle, the pair soon find themselves strangely drawn to each other. 


Bad Girls

UKTV Play 

Set in a women’s prison, Bad Girls follows the inmates and staff’s friendships, relationships and complications that comes with being in the big house. 


Sharpe

UKTV Play 

Sharpe stars Sean Bean as a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars who fights not only Napoleon’s forces but also faces the strong prejudice of British aristocracy.  


The Crown

Netflix 

The Crown is the drama of the century! It follows the royals behind the scenes and weaves political rivalries with the romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as well as the events that moulded the second half of the twentieth century.  


The Bill

UKTV Play 

If you love a police drama, The Bill is a must watch. It follows officers and detectives from Sun Hill Police Station in East London and tackles difficult subjects.  


Top Boy

Netflix 

Another East London drama, this time from the crime side, Top Boy is Netflix’s hit series about two London drug dealers who run the streets, but are constantly on edge from new threats.  


Better Call Saul

Netflix 

Jimmy McGill is a small-time attorney who happens to be an ex-con. But when he is forced to face a series of trials and tragedies, he transforms into his alter ego Saul Goodman, a morally challenged criminal lawyer.  


Breaking Bad

Netflix 

Walter White is a chemistry teacher who, after discovering he is suffering from a terminal illness, decides to get into the meth-making business to repay his medical debts.  


The Wilds

Prime Video 

When a group of teenage girls from varied backgrounds get deserted on a remote island, they have to fight for survival, all the while unbeknownst that they’re part of an elaborate social experiment.  


Conversations with Friends

BBC iPlayer

BBC Three’s Conversations with Friends is all about two young adults about to head into their final year in college when they meet an impressive writer and her husband.  


Comedy


The Sex Lives of College Girls

ITV Hub

Get to know the cast of Mindy Kaling’s new comedy drama series about four college roommates navigating their way through freshman year as well as their complicated sex lives.  


Starstruck

BBC iPlayer 

Starstruck is about a millennial in London who juggles two-end jobs and ends up having an awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she realises she just slept with a major film star without knowing who he was.  


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Netflix 

This sitcom is set in Philadelphia in a decrepit Irish bar called Paddy’s Pub, and features 5 alcoholics who get up to no good in every episode. Stars Danny DeVito.  


Meet the Richardsons

UKTV Play 

Follow married couple Jon and Lucy as they play dramatised versions of themselves in the Mockumentary all about their home and work lives, as well as their relationships with each other, the neighbours and celebrity friends.  


Peep Show

Netflix 

Take a peep at David Mitchell and Robert Webb’s comedy series about two friends who live together in London, with one sponging off the other at every opportunity.  


Taskmaster

UKTV Play 

Taskmaster is the hit classic entertainment show which sees five contestants competing in a series of challenges which host Greg Davies and his assistant Alex Horne present to them. If they win, they’ll get back their forfeited possessions!  


Love Life

BBC One 

Love Life follows Darby Carter (Anna Kendrick) throughout her 20s and 30s as she looks for love in all the wrong places, as well as meeting new people that will leave a lasting impression on her life.  


Out of this world 

Red Dwarf

UKTV Play 

Discover the hit sci-fi series Red Dwarf on UKTV Play, which follows the exciting adventures of the last living human and his alien friends, who get stranded in deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. 


Love, Death & Robots

Netflix 

If you’re a fan of anthology series, try Love, Death and Robots, a show which takes science fiction and fantasy to a whole new level. Incorporating various genres which also includes horror and comedy, every episode takes you on an animated adventure like no other.  


Misfits

Netflix 

For superhero fans, Misfits takes superpowers and gives them to a bunch of young offenders in the middle of community service, landing them in a heap of trouble.  


Black Mirror

Netflix 

Netflix wins with another anthology series, Black Mirror. If you’re a fan of The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror is set in a dystopian future and explores the manipulative effects of cutting edge technology, and how it affects our lives and behaviours.  


Stranger Things

Netflix 

Stranger Things is set in 1980s Indiana, and follows a group of kids who search for answers to mysterious forces and secret government exploits, revealing something much darker than they ever expected.  


The Boys

Prime Video 

The Boys follows a group of vigilantes who set out to take down corrupt superheroes who are abusing their powers.  


The Umbrella Academy

Netflix 

This is what happens when orphans have superpowers, grow up and drift apart, but must reunite to protect the world. It’s a rollercoaster you won't want to miss! 


The Vampire Diaries

Netflix 

For a steamy vampire story, try The Vampire Diaries currently streaming on Netflix. On her first day of school, Elena runs into Stefan and feels an immediate connection to him. Little does she know, Stefan has a secret that will change her life forever.  


Night Sky

Prime Video 

J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek star in the new Prime Video series about Irene and Franklin York, who have kept secret a chamber that leads to an uninhabited planet, but the arrival of an enigmatic young man disrupts their quiet existence.  


Remember to check in with this list for the Next UK bank holiday binge-watch! 


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