Robin Hood: Robin of Sherwood, Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Robin of Loxley and his followers fight for themselves--and the local peasants--in this 1984 BBC series. [more inside]
94 minutes, free to stream from the BBC website. "Johnny Flynn and Robert Hudson bring us a musical based on the incredible story of an American venture capitalist, a Russian tax advisor, a crazy heist, the Trump Tower meeting and the very rule of law. Blending music and satire, the story explores the truths and fictions surrounding the origins and aftershocks of the Magnitsky Act; global legislation which allows governments to sanction those who they see as offenders of human rights." I found it interesting, funny, and moving -- and, in particular, a feat of exposition.
Doctor Who: Legend of the Sea Devils Season 13, Ep 10000
In 19th century China, a small coastal village is under threat -- from both the fearsome pirate queen and a monstrous alien force; the Doctor must emerge from this swashbuckling battle with the Sea Devils to save the planet. [more inside]
For Halloween 1992, the BBC decides to broadcast an investigation into the supernatural, hosted by TV chat-show legend Michael Parkinson. Parky (assisted by Mike Smith, Sarah Greene & Craig Charles) and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind the most haunted house in Britain. This ground-breaking live television experiment does not go as planned, however. [more inside]
Children of the Stones: full season (7 episodes) Season 0, Ep 0
Children of the Stones is a British television fantasy drama serial for children, produced by HTV in 1976 and broadcast on the United Kingdom's ITV network in January and February 1977. The series is today considered a landmark in quality children's drama and has been called "the scariest programme ever made for children" [more inside]
The North Water: (all 5 episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
A disgraced ex-army surgeon signs up as ship's doctor on a whaling expedition to the Arctic; on board he meets a harpooner, a brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world. [more inside]
Broadcast on BBC Two as a Christmas ghost story in 1972, the story concerns a team of scientists who move into their new research facility, a renovated Victorian mansion that has a reputation for being haunted. The team investigate the phenomena, trying to determine if the stones of the building are acting as a recording medium for past events (the "stone tape" of the title). However, their investigations serve only to unleash a darker, more malevolent force. [more inside]
Doctor Who: Eve of the Daleks Season 13, Ep 10000
New Year’s Eve. Sarah is working—again. Nick is her only customer—again. Same old same old. Except this year, their countdown to midnight will be the strangest and deadliest they have ever known. Why is an executioner Dalek targeting these two people, in this place, on this night? Why are they having to live through the same moments again? Can the Doctor, Yaz, and Dan save them and survive into the New Year?
Doctor Who: Flux: The Vanquishers Season 13, Ep 6
In the final epic chapter in the story of the Flux, all hope is lost. The forces of darkness are in control. But when the monsters have won, who can you count upon to save the universe?
Doctor Who: Flux: Survivors of the Flux Season 13, Ep 5
As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.
Doctor Who: Flux: Village of the Angels Season 13, Ep 4
Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing, Professor Eustacius Jericho is conducting psychic experiments, and in the village graveyard, there is one gravestone too many. Why is Medderton known as the Cursed Village, and what do the Weeping Angels want?
Doctor Who: Flux: Once, Upon Time Season 13, Ep 3
Time is beginning to run wild. On a planet that shouldn't exist, in the aftermath of apocalypse, the Doctor, Dan, Yaz, and Vinder face a battle to survive.
Doctor Who: Flux: War of the Sontarans Season 13, Ep 2
During the Crimean War, the Doctor discovers the British army fighting a brutal alien army of Sontarans, as Yaz and Dan are thrown deeper into a battle for survival. What is the Temple of Atropos? Who are the Mouri?
Doctor Who: Flux: The Halloween Apocalypse Season 13, Ep 1
On Halloween, all across the universe, terrifying forces are stirring. The life of Dan Lewis is about to change forever. Why is the Doctor chasing Karvanista? What is the Flux?
Strictly Come Dancing: Launch Show Season 19, Ep 1
Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman return to the ballroom for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2021. Dusting off their paddles are returning judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood and Motsi Mabuse, alongside the newest addition to the panel, Strictly's longest-serving professional dancer Anton Du Beke. Fifteen new celebrities are paired with professional partners before taking to the floor for the first time in a huge group number. There are two routines from the Strictly professionals, one of which introduces our four brand new dancers. Not to be missed are the return of reigning champion Bill Bailey and a spectacular music performance from Anne Marie. It’s time to start dancing!
The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final Season 7, Ep 9
It's the semi-final, and the sewers go back to the 1940s. They create a pair of Oxford bags [trousers], dresses from parachutes and a Dior New Look outfit.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Music and the Movies Week Season 7, Ep 8
The sewers create a dress inspired by Dirty Dancing, a Sound of Music transformation and a disco era-inspired outfit from Dreamgirls.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Children's Week Season 7, Ep 5
For children's week, the sewers' skills are tested by romper suits, Under the Sea-themed fancy dress and raincoats for mini models.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Gent’s Classics Week Season 7, Ep 3
For gent’s classics week, the sewers make baker boy caps, transform old jackets into outfits for a woman, and create a casual utility jacket.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Summer Week Season 7, Ep 2
Summer Week sees Esme and Patrick challenging the sewers to create paperbag shorts, cocktail outfits and button-down sun dresses.
The 8 jewellers are set their first challenges by the judges. The Bestseller Challenge asks them to make three silver bangles each. For the Bespoke Challenge client Ben wants a pendant necklace for his mum to wear when meeting the Queen.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 1 Season 7, Ep 1
The sewing competition returns for a seventh series and in week one the judges settle the contestants in with a trio of challenges based on everyday wardrobe staples - sleeveless blouses, t-shirts and dresses. [more inside]
Line of Duty: Episode 2 Season 6, Ep 2
As with all things Line of Duty nothing is clear, anything could be possible (apart from Steve wearing waistcoats). [more inside]
Line of Duty: Episode One Season 6, Ep 1
Line of Duty (UK BBC 1) returned last for Series 6. Not familiar? It is a drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit. [more inside]
Perfect Planet: Volcano Season 1, Ep 1
A look at how without volcanoes, there would be no life on Earth. Although destructive, magma from the planet's molten core builds land, and mineral-rich ash from eruptions fertilises the surface.
Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks Season 13, Ep 10000
"Revolution of the Daleks" is a special episode of Doctor Who, first broadcast on BBC One on 1 January 2021. It featured the return of Jack Harkness and marked the Thirteenth Doctor's reunion with her companions following the events of The Timeless Children. Continuing the Recon Dalek storyline begun in Resolution, a new line of Daleks were introduced, cloned from a remnant of the original recon scout. Their new design is a variant on the Recon Dalek's own casing. It also saw the return of bronze Daleks, last seen in 2017's Twice Upon a Time, leading to a battle between both factions, similar to Remembrance of the Daleks and Blood of the Daleks. [more inside]
His Dark Materials: Æsahættr Books Included Season 2, Ep 7
As all paths converge on Cittàgazze, Lee is determined to fulfil his quest, whatever the cost. Mrs Coulter's question is answered, and Will takes on his father's mantle. (Season Finale) [more inside]
His Dark Materials: Malice Books Included Season 2, Ep 6
Lyra and Will find allies who can help them in their search for Will's father. The Magisterium learn something shocking, and Mrs Coulter meets a formidable foe. [more inside]
His Dark Materials: The Scholar Books Included Season 2, Ep 5
Will and Lyra set out to retrieve what's been lost; Mary takes a leap of faith. [more inside]
His Dark Materials: Tower of the Angels Books Included Season 2, Ep 4
In search of the knife, Will and Lyra try to gain entry into the Torre Degli Angeli. Lee finds Grumman, or Jopari, as he is now known, and they take to the sky in search of the knife bearer. [more inside]
His Dark Materials: Theft Books Included Season 2, Ep 3
Lyra ignores the alethiometer, with dangerous consequences for her and Will; Lee Scoresby's search for Grumman brings an unlikely ally, and the witches seek answers. [more inside]
Ghosts (UK): Series 1 Season 1, Ep 0
From the folks behind Horrible Histories, Ghosts is comedy cast from a very Blackadderian mold. [more inside]
His Dark Materials: The Cave Books Included Season 2, Ep 2
Lyra and Will head to Oxford for answers; the Magisterium is faced with a choice. [more inside]
His Dark Materials: The City of Magpies Books Included Season 2, Ep 1
In the Season 2 premiere, Lyra and Will explore a new world; the Magisterium take action on past events; and Lee Scoresby embarks on a mission. [more inside]
Nadiya Bakes: Indulgent Desserts Season 1, Ep 2
Nadiya shares her most indulgent desserts, from frozen blueberry and banana cheesecake to her husband's favourite jam roly poly, including tips and tricks for the perfect pavlova.
Nadiya Bakes: Classic Bakes with a Twist Season 1, Ep 1
Nadiya shares her favourite classic bakes with a twist. From a sunny mango and coconut sponge to a toad in the hole with a spicy Asian kick, these recipes will make you smile.
The Diagnosis Detectives: Paul & Judy Season 1, Ep 1
Paul has a mystery condition that has caused his face to swell up. While the team try to come up with a diagnosis for Paul, Michael presents them with a second patient. Judy is losing weight as she struggles to swallow food.
A scam cryptocurrency, a brainy & glamorous figurehead, concerning marketing tactics, and an international investigation.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Final Season 6, Ep 10
The competition reaches its dramatic denouement as the final three sewers tackle celebration wear challenges and the series winner is crowned.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Semi Final Season 1, Ep 9
The four remaining sewers go to the movies, taking on garments and techniques from the silver screen.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Quarter Final Season 1, Ep 8
Five sewers do battle in the quarter-final, where they must master techniques and styles from France, Spain and the Philippines.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 7 Season 6, Ep 7
The six remaining home sewers head back in time to the 1980s, attempting to revive the glamorous - and sometimes ridiculous - style of that decade.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 6 Season 1, Ep 6
The fashion industry is the biggest polluter of our planet besides oil, so for reduce, reuse and recycle week, all the fabric in the haberdashery is replaced with charity shop clothes and soft furnishings.
Noughts + Crosses: Full Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society, Noughts + Crosses follows two young people Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their colour but united by love. [BBC UK]
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 5 Season 1, Ep 5
The eight remaining sewers return to the sewing room for lingerie and sleepwear week.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 4 Season 1, Ep 4
It's sportswear week, and the sewers must create rugby shirts, waterproof onesies for toddlers and tennis outfits.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 3 Season 6, Ep 3
Joe Lycett welcomes the ten remaining home sewers back to the nation’s most famous sewing room for children’s week.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Episode 2 Season 6, Ep 2
The 11 remaining sewers return for holiday week and are challenged to create palazzo pants, beach cover-ups and colourful shirts.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 6, Episode 1 Season 6, Ep 1
Twelve amateur sewers compete over ten weeks (BBC).
Malory Towers: Malory Towers (S1 entire, 2020) Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
Canadian/British adaptation of Enid Blyton's classic children's books. How will Darrell Rivers fare at her new boarding school and what friends will she make? [more inside]