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There are hundreds of box sets available on Freeview Play, to help you choose what to watch next we have rounded up some of our current favourites into this handy guide. 

Normal People, BBC iPlayer

A couple stand arm in arm looking towards the sun

 

In modern, rural Ireland, Connell and Marianne, on different ends of their school’s social scene, begin an intense, secret affair. Based on Sally Rooney's best selling novel, all episodes are available now. 

The Nest, BBC iPlayer 

A man and a woman lean over a newborn baby

 

A couple find out how far they are willing to go to have a baby. Emotional thriller about love, trust and the true cost of buying whatever you want. All epsiodes available now.

Our Girl, BBC iPlayer

Michelle Keegan in Our Girl, in army uniform against a dusty mountainous sky

 

Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army. Four series available to sink your teeth into now. 

Killing Eve, BBC iPlayer

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh as Villanelle and Eve, both in red dresses looking in opposite directions

 

If you haven’t already seen it, with series 3 airing now is the time to catch up. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse. 

Noughts+Crosses, BBC iPlayer

Stormzy as Kolawale, a newspaper editor in Noughts+Crosses

 

In a dystopian London, Sephy and Callum fall in love despite the odds. Can they breach the divide between the black elite and white underclass? Based on Malorie Blackman's novels, the full first series is available now. 

Call the Midwife, BBC iPlayer

The midwives stand in a hospital ward with newly born babies smiling at the camera

 

Classic heartwarming drama following the lives of a group of midwives working in the poverty-stricken East End of London during the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth. An incredible nine series are available to stream now. 

The Missing, BBC iPlayer

Man stands behind police tape in a countryside setting, with hand over his mouth in shock

 

Critically acclaimed thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community. Two series available now. 

Top Gear, BBC iPlayer

Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness, the presenters of the latest Top Gear series

 

You know the deal, the team push their cars and themselves to the limits in the world’s biggest motoring show. Five series available now. 

His Dark Materials, BBC iPlayer

Young Lyra dressed in a heavy fur coat and bobble hat on a dark background

 

The critically acclaimed adaptation of Philip Pullman’s best-selling trilogy. Secrets and dangers lie ahead for young Lyra Belacqua in an epic tale of stolen children and the mysterious substance of Dust. Catch up on the first series now.

Doctor Who, BBC iPlayer

Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who, stood with her assistants against the time vortex

 

Incredibly, all twelve series of Doctor Who are on BBC iPlayer, so you can rewatch your favourites to your heart’s content.

Merlin, BBC iPlayer

A young Merlin stands in a tunnel holding a flaming torch

 

Fantasy-drama revisits the saga of King Arthur and his wizard, Merlin, by focusing on the two characters when they were ambitious young men struggling to understand their destinies. All five series available now. 

Seven Worlds One Planet, BBC iPlayer

Sir David Attenborough stood on a mountainous coast

 

Sir David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary wildlife stories and unseen wilderness of our seven unique continents. The full series is available as a boxset now. 

Gavin and Stacey, BBC iPlayer

Cast of Gavin and Stacey against a white background

 

The comic tale of love between an Essex boy and a Welsh girl, starring Matthew Horne and Joanna Page, supported by a cast including James Corden, Ruth Jones, Rob Brydon and Alison Steadman. All three series are available now, including the recent Christmas special. 

Sherlock, BBC iPlayer

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, stood with Martin Freeman as Watson, stood against a London Skyline

 

“Miss me...?” The nation’s favourite detective, Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes takes on the world. The only thing to expect is the unexpected. The full box set is available now.

Line of Duty, BBC iPlayer

Cast of Line of Duty stand with arms crossed in police uniform

 

A drama about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit. One of last year’s most watched and talked about series so if you missed out, catch up on the past five series now. 

Luther, BBC iPlayer

Idris Elba as Luther

 

Crime drama series starring Idris Elba as Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. Five series available now. 

Fleabag, BBC iPlayer

Side profile of Phoebe Waller-Bridge looking towards the camera

 

An era defining series, based on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s award-winning one woman show. Angry, pervy, outrageous and hilarious, Fleabag arrives with a bang, as she spins through the city grasping at anyone and anything that might keep her head above water.

The Inbetweeners, All 4

Group of male teenagers dressed in school uniform

 

This series chronicles the escapades and quests of four socially troubled high school friends as they grow from their teenage years to adulthood. The entire box set is available now. 

Derry Girls, All 4

Cast of Derry Girls in school uniform stood in a kitchen

 

Following Erin and her friends as they grow up in a world of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points in 1990s Northern Ireland and attempt to navigate the highs and lows of being teenagers.

90210, All 4

Group of teenagers dressed up stand on a Beverley Hills beach front

 

The sunny climes, dazzling smiles and gorgeous lifestyles of the kids from West Beverly Hills High feature in this revisit to the hottest postcode in the United States. Kansas couple Harry and Debbie relocate to Beverly Hills, where their two children Annie and Dixon adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High School. Five series available now.

Man with a Plan, All 4 

Matt Le Blanc and the cast from Man with a Plan stand together all wearing the same checked shirt

 

A light-hearted family-friendly sitcom starring Matt LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor who starts spending more time with his three kids when his wife goes back to work, and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: their little angels are maniacs.

Skins, All 4 

Four teenagers stand separately each in a different pose

 

It’s a noughties classic. Following the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol, when it first aired in 2007, it felt like Skins defined a generation. All six seasons are available on All4 now.

The End of the F***ing World, All 4

Two woman stood side by side in the middle of the forest, one woman is wearing a wedding dress, and both looking directly at the camera with vacant expressions

 

This critically acclaimed series, based on a graphic novel, follows two teenagers James and Alyssa as they embark on a darkly comic road trip together. 

Community, All 4

The cast of Community stood in front of a chalk board covered in doodles

 

When the legitimacy of his college degree is challenged, lawyer Jeff Winger must return to school where he finds himself leading a misfit coalition of fellow community college students. All six seasons are available on All4 now. 

Taskmaster, UKTV Play

Greg Davies and Alex Horne sit on gilded thrones in the middle of a group of comedians

 

If you haven’t seen Taskmaster, the premise might sound a bit bonkers, but trust us, it works. As the Taskmaster, Greg Davies sets a series of stupefying tasks, to a group of comedians with Alex Horne assisting as his right hand man, coaxing the hopeful champions to show their creative competitiveness. Tasks are suitably bizarre, and for many of them, you can even have a go at home as well, such as creating your own egg tower, filling an egg cup with tears, or long distance painting. 

Penance, My5 

A woman and a man lying in bed together

 

Julie Graham and Neil Morrissey lead the cast of this three-part Channel 5 psychological drama, in which Julie’s character Rosalie embarks on a relationship with a younger man she meets at grief counselling. 

Liar, ITV Hub

Two women in the middle of a conversation, one with her hand over her mouth in shock

 

The second series of this thriller is available now, following the story of Laura Nielson, a teacher in the middle of a break up, after she is set up on a date with a widowed surgeon that goes badly wrong. 

ER, All 4

George Clooney in scrubs stood in a hospital

 

Go back to a time when the world was swooning over George Clooney in medical scrubs. The Hollywood heartthrob launched his career playing dashing Doctor Doug Ross in this American hospital drama. The show recently celebrated 25 years on the box and All 4 have released all 300 episodes to watch now. 

The Peep Show, All 4

David Mitchell and Robert Webb with fed up expressions

 

All nine seasons of the award-winning sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb are available now. Watch as these dysfunctional flatmates make the adjustment from university life to the working world.

Seinfeld, All 4  

Seinfeld cast sit on a sofa smiling against a white background

 

Originally airing between 1989 to 1998, Seinfeld stars Jerry Seinfeld as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life's most perplexing, yet often trivial questions.

Louis Theroux, BBC iPlayer

Louis Theroux stands in a care home looking at the camera

 

There are 42 Louis Theroux documentaries available on BBC iPlayer at the moment, so whether it is America’s Most Dangerous Pets, the plastic surgery industry, or what it is like for transgender children, there is loads to learn about. 

Friday Night Dinner, All 4

Cast of Friday Night Dinner stood in a classic Family Portrait style, however the two sons both sit with spoons on their noses

 

For the Goodman family, Friday Night Dinner is just like Sunday lunch: just take two days away, change the meal to dinner, and you've pretty much got it. Adam and his brother, Jonny, view Friday night dinner as a necessary annoyance - necessary because they get fed, and annoying because, well, they have to spend the evening with mum and dad. There are five series available now, and new episodes are added weekly. 

The Windsors, All 4 

Mock Royal Portrait with the cast of The Windors

 

Comedy soap opera that imagines the royal family as you've never seen them before. Prince Charles tries to keep his family in order, but Wills wants to mingle with the people. Pippa, resentful at her sister for bagging a Prince, tries to lure Harry in - with her famously fantastic arse. 

Misfits, All 4

Group of teenagers in orange community service jumpsuits stood looking towards the camera. A figure in the distance looks over them threateningly.

 

When five young outsiders on Community Service get caught in a strange storm, they discover that they have developed strange superpowers. Kelly can hear people’s thoughts, Simon can turn invisible, Curtis can turn back time, and anyone who touches Alyssa falls in complete lust for her, only one of them does not seem to have been affected, Nathan. All five series are available now. 

Feel Good, All 4 

Two woman sit in an empty bar leaning in before a kiss

 

A semi-autobiographical sitcom by comic Mae Martin. Stand-up comedian Mae is single, in recovery and stuck in a rut. But when she meets the previously heterosexual George, they embark on a whirlwind romance that promises to change their lives forever.

Catastrophe, All 4

Catastrophe actors Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney sitting on a beach

 

All four series of this multi-award winning comedy are available to stream now. Written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, they play two people thrown together into family life when Sharon gets pregnant after a one night stand in London. 

Greenwing, All 4

Cast of Greenwing stand in a line each pulling  distinctive face at the camera

 

From the award-winning team that brought us Smack The Pony comes a surreal comedy-drama set in an NHS hospital. The series starts as a new surgical registrar Caroline Todd, played by Tamsin Greig, joins the team, arriving for her first day at work after having spent the night in her car. 

Wallander, BBC iPlayer

Kenneth Branagh as Wallander, headshot against a wooded background

 

Critically acclaimed drama series starring Kenneth Branagh as Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, investigating a series of violent and terrifying murders in the beautiful setting of Skane, southern Sweden. All four series are available now.

This Country, BBC iPlayer

Two young adults stand near a phone box surrounded by countryside

 

Bafta-winning mockumentary exploring young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds. The  first series opens on the annual scarecrow festival, a key event in the village calendar that can unite or divide the community. Two series available to stream now.

Pillars of the Earth, My5 

The faces from six of the main characters from Pillars of the Earth

 

Adapted from Ken Follett’s modern classic, this eight-part drama tells the story of the building of a fictional cathedral, and how it impacts society, from personal relationships to the fight for the crown. 

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