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Bank Holiday telly to binge-watch

Ready for the extra-long weekend? We have plenty to keep you entertained until Monday, whether you’re in the mood for brand-new shows, or the best binging favourites on streaming services right now.

Celebrate the Bank Holiday with These Exciting TV Show Updates! 

As the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend approaches, entertainment enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to with a range of thrilling TV show updates. From gripping dramas to captivating comedies, here's a roundup of what's in store for your binge-watching pleasure: 

The Woman in the Wall 

BBC iPlayer

Get ready to be on the edge of your seat as The Woman In The Wall makes its debut on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Starring Ruth Wilson (His Dark Materials) and Daryl McCormack (Bad Sisters), this emotional drama uncovers the legacy of Ireland's shocking scandal — the infamous Magdalene Laundries. Follow Lorna Brady as she grapples with a chilling discovery in her own home, leading to a journey that unearths dark secrets. With an August 27 release date on BBC One, this series is set to captivate audiences with its intense storytelling. 

The Woman in the Wall 

Love & Death 

Available on ITVX

Prepare for a thrilling dose of true crime drama with Love & Death, starring Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) and Lily Rabe (American Horror Story). This HBO Max series delves into the unsettling tale of a murder and its connection to a tangled web of affairs. Set to premiere on ITVX this autumn, Love & Death will keep you on the edge of your seat as you unravel the chilling mysteries that lie beneath the surface. 

Love & Death 

The Tower (Season 2)


If you're a fan of crime dramas, mark your calendars for the return of The Tower. With its second season, subtitled Death Message, the series promises to deliver more spine-tingling suspense. Gemma Whelan, Jimmy Akingbola, and Tahirah Sharif reprise their roles in this gripping show that explores the complexities of police work and the consequences of tough choices. Premiering on August 28 on ITVX, The Tower is set to offer a thrilling Bank Holiday binge. 

The Tower

Starstruck Season 3 

Available on BBC iPlayer

Comedy lovers, rejoice! Starstruck is returning for its third season with more hilarious escapades. Rose Matafeo's lovable character, Jessie, navigates the challenges of single life in London after parting ways with a famous movie star. With its relatable humour and witty storytelling, Starstruck is the perfect way to unwind this Bank Holiday. Available on BBC iPlayer from August 28 and airing on BBC Three, this show promises laughter and heartwarming moments. 

The Wheel of Time Season 2 

Available on Prime Video

For fantasy enthusiasts, The Wheel of Time promises an epic adventure. Based on Robert Jordan's beloved book series, this Prime Video show follows Moiraine Damodred and her companions as they navigate a world of magic and intrigue. With its early renewal for a second season and a September 1 release date, The Wheel of Time offers an immersive escape into a captivating realm filled with rich characters and intricate plots. 

Home Fires Seasons 1 & 2 

Stream on UKTVPlay 

If you’re having The Marlow Murder Club withdrawals, here’s another drama starring Samantha Bond. Inspired by the book Jambusters by Julie Summers, this period drama follows the stories of the inspirational Women’s Institute Members in a rural Cheshire community during the Second World War.

When Joyce (Francesca Annis) steps down as the W.I leader, the feisty Frances (Bond) takes a chance to step in and revive it. 

Screw Season 2 

Stream on Channel 4 

With its unique take on love, dating, and relationships, this series promises side-splitting laughter and relatable moments. Follow the comedic journey of Jamie-Lee O'Donnell's character as she navigates the complexities of modern romance. As you kick back and enjoy your Bank Holiday, make sure to include Screw in your watchlist for a dose of comedic brilliance. 


Film Favourites for the Whole Family

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) 

Stream now on BBC iPlayer 

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

A now twenty-two-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) finds herself drawn back to Wonderland, where she finds that the Mad Hatter is acting madder than usual! With the help of her Wonderland friends, she must trace through time to save the Mad Hatter from the Red Queen.

Sing (2016) 

Stream on ITVX 

Sing (2016)

In a world exactly like ours but run by animals, Koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) sets out to revive his struggling theatre. Always an optimist, however, Buster plans to host the biggest singing competition, drawing a huge flock of animal contestants. Each having their own dreams and struggles, the stage provides a safe haven for friendship, resilience, and passion.

Rio (2011) 

Watch on ITVX 

Follow the animated adventures of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway), the last birds of their species. Bought together to save the future on their species, the two find themselves on a thrilling adventure of self-discovery, courage, and friendship. With a killer soundtrack, and an immersive portrayal of Rio’s carnival scene, this vibrant film is an amazing watch. 

La La Land (2016)

BBC Two, Friday, 29 March at 11pm

La La Land (2016)

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in BAFTA-winning musical La La Land. Struggling to realise their respective dreams in LA – a city known for making or breaking dreams, Sebastian and Mia are drawn together through their common desire to do what they love. But could their success rip them apart?

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Sunday 30 March on Film 4 at 4:40pm 

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Hilarious family comedy. After being laid off from their jobs, two fathers, Charlie (Eddie Murphy) and Phil (Jeff Garlin) take it upon themselves to start a day care centre. Strangely popular, they quickly grapple with the joys and chaos children bring, and even face competition from a more prestigious day care. 

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Channel 5, Sunday 31 March at 4:20pm

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

When Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) dreams of “somewhere over the rainbow”. But when a tornado whisks her, and her dog Toto, from Kansas to the magical land of Oz, she alog with three new friends must follow the yellow brick road to ask the Wizard to return her home and fulfil their wishes. Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan also star.

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

BBC One, Friday 29 March at 2:15pm

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

After starting a pest control business, Inventor Wallace and his canine sidekick Gromit are soon called stop a giant destructive bunny from destroying the town’s crops ahead of the Giant Vegetable Competition. Animated Oscar-winning adventure, with the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

Timeless Classic Films for the Long Weekend

The House of Sorority Row (1983)

Friday, 29 March at 9:05pm

The House of Sorority Row (1983)

After a seemingly innocent prank takes a goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation. Horror, starring Kate McNeil and Eileen Davidson.

City Under the Sea (1965)

Saturday, 30 March at 3:35pm

City Under the Sea (1965)

An American diver embarks on a daring mission to save a kidnapped woman off the Cornish coast. But, his journey takes an unexpected turn when the trail leads him to a hidden undersea colony, home to immortal Victorian smugglers. Fantasy adventure featuring Tab Hunter, Vincent Price, Susan Hart, and John Le Mesurier.

Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Sunday, 31 March at 10:35am

Valley of the Dragons (1961)

Sci-fi and adventure collide in the best ways in Valley of the Dragons, as two men preparing to duel to death and are suddenly transported by a comet to a world with a prehistoric civilisation and giant monsters. 

Dead Gorgeous (2002)

Monday, 1 April at 8:40pm

Helen McCrory and Fay Ripley star as Antonia and Rose and – two old friends who plan to ‘accidently’ murder each other’s husband. Crime comedy drama based on a novel by Peter Lovesey.

The Black Hole (1979)

Monday, 1 April at 4:05pm

In the hunt for a long-lost ship, an intergalactic research team is tricked by a mad scientist and attacked by his army of deadly space robots.

This Bank Holiday weekend, treat yourself to a diverse array of TV shows that cater to every taste. Whether you're drawn to gripping dramas, crime mysteries, uproarious comedies, or fantastical realms, these updates have something for everyone. So grab your popcorn, find a cozy spot, and get ready to embark on thrilling journeys and unforgettable stories. 

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

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