As busy students the chance of you sitting down and watching something live on TV is minimal, so Andrew Musgrove has put a handy list of the five things you might want to catch up on this weekend o
As busy students the chance of you sitting down and watching something live on TV is minimal, so Andrew Musgrove has put a handy list of the five things you might want to catch up on this weekend on the BBC iPlayer.
Starring David Morrissey and Sheridan Smith, this two-part drama is centred around a commute from the leafy suburbs into the hustle and bustle of London funnily enough on the 7.39 train. In a story labelled by some as unrealistic, the whirlwind romance does grip you enough for wanting to know how the love affair ends.
It is slightly predictable but the great performances from the cast hold it together and allow you to look past the inconsistencies and you may even find yourself caring for the characters. And there is yet another fantastic performance from Broadchurch’s Olivia Colman.
It’s available to watch until 9:59PM Tuesday, 14th January 2014.
Not everyone’s cup of tea and admittedly over the last few years it’s been nothing but depressing, repetitive and boring but with the arrival of Danny Dyer, things are changing and the show is returning back to form. This week is all about getting to know the Carters a bit more as-well as exits of a few of the regular cast and a guest appearance from an old favourite.
More importantly, the writers have taken on the topic of coming out as gay, something which has received praise across the board for the way the Carters have played out the topic; the reaction to Johnny Carter’s announcement continues this week.
A fantastic film which you really ought to have seen by now and if you haven’t, well now is your chance. Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio tell the true story of Frank Abagnale Jnr, the teenage conman who conned his way to a fortune of $2.5m while acting as a pilot. It’s a gripping tale of deception and isolation portrayed masterfully by two of Hollywood’s greatest ever actors.
It’s available to watch until 7:59PM Sunday, 12th January 2014
Miranda at the best of times is a comedy that grinds on many, but this episode is arguably the funniest one of the series. Miranda can’t say ‘I love you’ to her current boyfriend Mike and goes through the mill before realising exactly who or what she wants.
Yet the best, as is norm with this sitcom is Miranda’s mother, Penny (Patricia Hodge) who makes the show bearable and in this episode, she’s on top form. With the one liners and the chase of celebrity chef Raymond Blanc it forces a few laughs out.
It’s available to watch until 8:59PM Friday, 17th January 2014.
You’ve maybe suffered first hand at the winter storm that has battered the UK over the last few weeks and if you haven’t you’ve certainly seen the devastation left behind thanks to news coverage. Well here is an half-hour special dedicated to the storms, with more unbelievable footage of the flood and mammoth waves as-well as interviews with those affected it’s a gripping reminder of the winter some of us have had to bare.
It’s available to watch until 7:56PM Friday, 17th January 2014.
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