the terror

The thrilling new BBC drama you've been waiting for...

Check out this thrilling new anthology series coming to BBC Two next week, and get ready for a brand-new Attenborough documentary!

The Terror 

Wednesday 3rd March, 9pm, BBC Two 

Browsing for a new thriller drama? Look no further... The Terror, which stars Ciaran Hinds, Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies and Adam Nagaitis, is a brand new anthology series inspired by infamous or mysterious real-life historical events. It’s chilling, it’s unnerving, it’s terrifying.  

the terror

Why should you watch it? 

This is for any drama fan, but not for the faint of heart! The Terror is coming to BBC Two on Wednesday 3rd March at 9pm. 

The Wall 

Saturday 27th February, 7.35pm, BBC One 

This Saturday marks the return of the gameshow with Danny Dyer hosting! Back for a third series, contestants are back to answer questions combined of knowledge, strategy and luck to be in for the chance of winning life-changing prizes.  

the wall

Why should you watch it? 

If you love gameshows, this one is definitely one to get into. If you enjoyed the first two series, season 3 promises more even laughs.  

Attenborough's Life in Colour 

Sunday 28th February, 7pm, BBC One 

David Attenborough is taking us on a new animal journey with him as he dives into the ways in which animals use colour in all different ways. Whether it’s a way to blend into their surroundings, to attract, or to signal their strength and status, there are many ways colour is used by animals.  

life in colour

Why should you watch it? 

If you’re looking for a new documentary series to get stuck into, David Attenborough is narrating Life in Colour, which will be using special cameras built specifically for this series, revealing a world normally undetected by the human eye!  

Ready Steady Cook 

Monday 1st March, 3.45pm, BBC One 

If you’re looking for a new cooking series, look no further than daytime TV’s Ready Steady Cook, starring Rylan Clark-Neal. Returning with the culinary duel in which two chefs must create a meal in twenty minutes, using only the ingredients brought on the show by the contestants assisting them... 

ready steady cook


Why should you watch it? 

If you’re a fan of GBBO or Junior Bake Off, Ready Steady Cook is a great way to give you cooking inspo, as well as a good laugh.  

My Unique B&B 

Monday 1st March, 6.30pm, BBC Two 

Check out some of the most fascinating bed and breakfasts with master craftsman Simon Parfett and his team as they help people generate extra income by creating their own unique B&Bs. Find out on Monday what they have planned for George and Al’s battered family camper van! 

my unique bb

Why should you watch it? 

Love a glow up? See what Simon and the team can create on My Unique B&B – you may just get inspiration. Perfect for fans of Garden Rescue!  

DNA Family Secrets 

Tuesday 2nd March 9pm, BBC Two 

Go on a journey with Stacey Dooley as she investigates the secrets of your family through DNA, including helping Richard, who wants to know if a man claiming to be his biological father is true, as well as a woman wondering how likely it is for her to contract the same terminal illness as her father. 

DNA family secrets

Why should you watch it? 

You may just have a burning question about DNA examinations that you want answered, or you’re desperate for a new documentary to watch, either way, DNA Family Secrets isn’t one to miss! 

Inside the Zoo 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer 

This documentary series takes us behind the scenes of Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park, and episode one introduces us to a new arrival at the resident dik-dik family, as well as celebrating World Rhino Day where staff will raise money and awareness of conservation issues. 

inside the zoo

Why should you watch it? 

Learn about the ins and outs of Zoo life, and get a peek at all the beautiful animals in this amazing documentary series on BBC iPlayer.  

Celebrity Best Home Cook 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

Claudia Winkleman is hosting Celebrity Best Home Cook over on BBC iPlayer, and we couldn’t be happier to see Mary Berry back at it again with Chris Bavin and Angela Hartnett as ten famous faces test their culinary skills in front of the best in the biz. Ferne McCann, Gareth Thomas, Ed Balls, Rachel Johnson, Desiree Burch, Karim Zeroual, Tom Read Wilson, Ruth Madeley, Ed Bryne and Shobna Gulati are taking part in the series, and will begin with creating their ultimate home-cooked dinner.  

best come cook

Why should you watch it? 

If you’re a fan of Great British Bake Off on Channel 4, this is going to be right up your street. Whether you’re there for a good giggle when the celebs drop an entire plate of spaghetti on the floor or you need some cooking inspiration, this show is sure to entertain and educate.  

The Investigation

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

The brand new drama is now streaming on BBC iPlayer, so get ready for The Investigation, a series based in Copenhagen, which follows chief of homicide Jens Moller as he learns about a missing Swedish journalist who hasn’t returned from interviewing the designer of a home-made submarine. Based on a true story, The Investigation dives into the suspected murder of the woman, despite no evidence of a body to suggest this. It’s a chilling tale, subtitled in Danish and Swedish, and stars Søren Malling (Warrior).

The Investigation

Why should you watch it?

If you’re looking for a gripping drama to fill up your evenings, The Investigation is your go to. With the increasing popularity of subtitled drama, now is the time to get into them! They’re seriously great, so if you enjoy this, check out more foreign titles currently trending!

Cornwall: This Fishing Life

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

The popular documentary series which dives into the realities of fishing communities is back in Cornwall. The tension has been building due to the coronavirus lockdown, which saw plenty of the town’s fishermen out of the job. Now with lost time to make up for, the fleet are preparing for the busiest summer they’ve ever faced.

This fishing life

Why should you watch it?

If you’re looking for a fascinating documentary to watch for free, the BBC have you covered. Discover the tough conditions these fishermen face out at sea, and learn the realities of the Cornwall fishing community that will no doubt have you glued to the screen!

RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Streaming every Thursday on BBC iPlayer, or Monday nights on BBC One. 

While this has already been made available to watch on BBC iPlayer, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2 will also be available to watch weekly on BBC One from the 18th January. Join Michelle Visage, Graham Norton and guest judge Elizabeth Hurley and the contestants, who in the first episode will participate in a photoshoot with RuPaul and serve two show stopping looks on the runway.


Why should you watch it?

If it’s glam you’re after, RuPaul has you covered. This show is for anyone looking to sit back and relax with a glass of wine and maybe something chocolate-y!

Death in Bollywood 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan was found hanging in her flat, aged 25, in Mumbai, 2013. But to her British family, they were sure this couldn’t be the case, and her mother, Rabbiya, hired a private forensic investigator by the name of Jason Payne James who believes that the distinctive oval mark found on the 25-year-old's neck couldn’t possibly be caused by the dupatta scarf that she supposedly committed suicide with. Delve into the truth of the actress's unfortunate death in Death in Bollywood from Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th January on BBC Two at 9pm. After that, watch it on BBC iPlayer.  

Death in Bollywood

Why should you watch it? 

If you’ve been watching The Ripper on Netflix and are looking for a new documentary to get stuck into, Death in Bollywood is the perfect choice. Packed with conspiracy and private investigator work, this is for anybody who needs their daily dose of docs.  

Black Narcissus 

Now available on BBC iPlayer 


This brand new drama series based on the 1947 film follows the story of Sister Clodagh and the sisters of St Faith as they start a school in the mysterious and quite possibly haunted palace of Mopu.  

Inside the Factory 

Now available on BBC iPlayer 


Gregg Wallace visits the world's biggest cider producer, which produces more than 350 million litres each year in season 6 of Inside the Factory. 

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism and Me 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer 

Anton Ferdinand

Former footballer Anton Ferdinand takes us on a person journey of his experience with racial abuse in the world of Football. He talks about his own incident in 2011 with ex-England captain John Terry and reveals the surprising truth of its aftermath, addressing the reasons football needs to change.  

Waterhole: Africa's Animal Oasis 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer 

Waterhole africas animal oasis

For your dose of animal documentaries, check out the highly anticipated Waterhole: Africa’s Animal Oasis over on BBC Two on Friday 4th December at 9pm. Find out what makes Waterholes so important to Africa’s ecosystem and discover ways in which they support life.  

The Valhalla Murders 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

valhalla Murders

If you’re into serial killer dramas, check out The Valhalla Murders over on BBC Four this Saturday 21st November. When an ex-drug dealer is found murdered, an Oslo detective must return to Iceland and help a police officer find the killer, using a mysterious photograph as their lead. Want more like this? Discover more crime titles and learn more about The Valhalla Murders here.

We Are Who We Are 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer 

We are who we are

Looking for a new drama? The BBC are providing a brand new teen (adult-themed) drama called We Are Who We Are, which follows Fraser, the fourteen-year-old son of Maggie, who's life is uprooted from New York City in order to start a new chapter in their lives at an American military base in Veneto, Italy. At first Fraser isn’t interested in making new friends; that is until he meets Caitlin.   

Small Axe 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer 

small axe

Small Axe is a series of TV films coming to BBC One on Sunday, and will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer. The series of films documents life in the West Indian community in London, and tackles the systemic racism in Britain. BBC One kicks off with Mangrove on the 15th November, Lover’s Rock on the 22nd November, Red White and Blue on the 22nd November, Alex Wheatle on the 6th December and Education on the 13th December. Watch the trailer here and find out who's starring in the mini-series

God Shave the Queens 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer 

God Shave the queens

From the makers of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, God Shave the Queens is a brand new series on BBC One which stars Alyssa Edwards as she helps UK drag queens get their acts together in time for curtain up. Find out if they manage to wow on stage on BBC One, Friday 20th November at 11.30pm.  

Hospital – Season 6 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer


Another documentary on Monday night, Hospital returns for a sixth season, examining the day-to-day lives of NHS workers, with a heavy focus on the global pandemic at the Royal Free Lonson, one of the biggest NHS trusts in the country.   

Nigella: Eat, Cook, Repeat 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

Nigella Eat Cook Repeat

Our favourite TV chef Nigella Lawson is back with Nigella: Eat, Cook, Repeat, as she shares her must-do kitchen rituals and reveals where she gets her inspiration for her top recipes.  


Now streaming on BBC iPlayer


A brand new drama is coming to BBC Two on Tuesday 10th November, and follows the lives of 5 recent university graduates who begin their careers in one of the most pre-eminent financial institutions in the world. Will they all pass the tests they face? Find out at 9.15pm on BBC Two, 10th November.  

Masterchef: The Professionals (Season 13) 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer


Masterchef: The Professionals is back for a 13th series, and four professional chefs will tackle three difficult challenges that will put their skills to the test. Will they make it through to the final? Watch on Tuesday 10th November on BBC One at 9pm to find out. 

12 Puppies and us 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

12 puppies

If you love dogs, you’re going to want to tune in to 12 Puppies and Us on Wednesday 11th November at 8pm on BBC Two, as owners introduce their new pups, who are slowly getting used to their new environment. What’s not to love? 

Saving Britain's Pubs with Tom Kerridge 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

Tom Kerridge

Not into pups? How about pubs? Saving Britain’s Pubs with Tom Kerridge starts on BBC Two on 12th November at 8pm, and explores why on earth so many of Britain’s beloved pubs are shutting down. Kerridge sets out to bring the pubs he loves back to life, and he’s determined to save a 300-year-old freehouse in Cornwall from closing forever.  

The Rap Game UK (Season 2) 

Now streaming on BBC iPlayer

The Rap Game

Kind of like X Factor but for rappers, DJ Target and Krept and Konan are on the search for the next British rap star. Watch as six artists are asked to rap about a key experience in their life for the guest mentor, Rapman.  


Now streaming on BBC iPlayer


BRAND NEW drama over on BBC One – this isn’t one to miss. Roadkill starts at 9pm on BBC One from 18th October, and stars Hugh Laurie as Peter Laurence, a charismatic government minister with a burning secret. Could the person who knows his truth disrupt his chances of a big promotion to high office? Tune in to find out! 

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