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The Best TV Shows on Catch Up Right Now

Posted July 14, 2017 - Blog Posts,News and Blog

With wall to wall sport on, you might fancy a break. Well as luck would have it, there’s never been a better time to take a break and catch up on all the fantastic shows everyone’s talking about.

Whether it’s BBC iPlayer, All4, ITV Hub, Demand 5, or UKTV Play there’s a whole range of catch up services which let you watch the latest shows, at a time that suits you. Here are some of the best shows on catch up right now.


In the Dark

BBC iPlayer

Episode 1 available until 10 August

This gritty crime thriller invites you into the world of DI Helen Weeks (MyAnna Buring) – a detective, apprehensive about her pregnancy, who is returning to the rural home town she loathes in Derbyshire. As one character says, “This is what it takes to get her to come home – a crime scene”.  But it’s not just any crime scene. Two girls have been abducted and the suspect is the husband of Helen’s childhood best friend, Linda.

This is a must watch for anyone who loves gripping drama, particularly those suffering withdrawals from BBC’s recent hit Broken (also on iPlayer).



The Crystal Maze: Celebrity Special


Episode 1 available until 6 August

The IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade leads a team of celebs on an intrepid quest, in order to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer. Fun for viewers of the original 90’s game show, as well as new fans – you’ll soon be shouting encouragement from the sofa. Contestants include Joel Dommett, Jermaine Jenas, Adil Ray, Tamara Wall and captain Rylan Clark-Neal. As Richard says …“Follow the hand!”

The Crystal Maze


Secret World of Posh Pets


Episode 1 available until 30 July

If you think taking your dog to the park is too much effort, then wait till you see these pampered pets. First, we meet Doncaster-based falcon breeder Bryn, who sells falcons to the Middle East’s super rich. And two adorable Chihuahuas, Honey and Joey, are married in what has been described as the ‘Doggy Wedding of the Year’. Catering, diamond dresses and miniature horse drawn carriages have cost their owners the princely sum of £4,000. Worth every penny!

From Optomen Television THE SECRET WORLD OF SUPER POSH PETS Episode 4 Friday 21st July 2017 on ITV Pictured: Nina Naustdal with her Chihuahuas Gary & Michael are award winning hairdressers with a chain of top salons across the North East, and they often take home the very expensive hair products - to shampoo their dogs. Their opulent home is a shrine to their love of dogs, Bulldogs for Michael, Great Danes for Gary. Gary is an internationally respected Great Dane breeder who has won over 20 major prizes at shows. We follow him to Crufts for one of his last shows before he retires to become a judge. In Warwickshire are two of the world’s leading bunny spoilers, Emma and Wayne, and they are now taking it to the next level. Determined to give her 23 rabbits the best life possible Emma has designed a half acre rabbit wonderland with 120 metres of tunnels, a tree house, a maze and a bunny bar for refreshment on hot days. It’s all topped off with a 20 tonne grass rabbit shaped mound riddled with tunnels and feeding stops. In Chelsea, Nina Naustdal designs very high end couture fashion for jet set clients, but her love of her 7 Chihuahuas has inspired her to design a matching range for dogs. It’s all debuted at an amazing catwalk show in the west end in front of a glittering clientele of Fashionistas. © Optomen Television For further information please contact Peter Gray 0207 157 3046 This photograph is © OPTOMEN TELEVISION and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme THE SECRET WORLD OF SUPER POSH PETS or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and condit


Who Do You Think You Are?

BBC iPlayer

Episode 1 available until 9 August

Actor Charles Dance – or to a legion of Game of Thrones fans, Tywin Lannister – finds out whether his routes are as regal as the characters he portrays on screen. Son to an under house parlour maid, this emotional journey reveals Charles Dance’s father’s hidden past, helping him not only understand his father better but also himself.

Who do you think you are - Charles Dance


Finding Carter

Demand 5

Episode 4 available until 10 August

A new US drama following a teenage girl readjusting to life with her biological family, after being abducted as a toddler. A great premise and fantastic cast – including former Skins actress, Kathryn Prescott – make this one of the most interesting TV shows in recent years.

Finding Carter


Killer Women with Piers Morgan


Episode 3 available until 5 August

Broadcaster Piers Morgan travels to meet some of America’s most notorious female killers. In the latest episode, Piers meets Jennifer Mee, a once minor celebrity (known for her nonstop hiccups), who has received life imprisonment for first degree murder.

Killer Women with Piers Morgan


The Gogglesprogs


Episode 5 available until 6 August

As the ancient proverb goes, “from the mouth of kids speaks the truth” (or something along those lines). This is definitely true with the Gogglesprogs, who give their honest and hilarious views on The Crystal Maze, The Great Pottery Throw Down and Disney film The Jungle Book.


The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies

Demand 5

Available until 29 August 2018

Comedian and actor Alan Davies follows the RSPCA as they fight against cruelty and neglect, and find dogs their “forever homes”. The programme features rescues, remarkable rehabilitations, heart-warming rehomings, and some of the cutest floppy-haired creatures you’ll ever see – and we’re not just talking about Alan!

The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies


Hoff the Record

UKTV Play (Available on Freeview Play)

Possibly the best thing David Hasselhoff has done since Piranha 3DD, Hoff the Record is a semi-improvised comedy which follows him (or rather, a fictional version of himself) as he tries to revive his career. Filled with genuinely hilarious moments and lines such as “He’s so brown and shiny, he’s like a magic conker”, you just won’t want to miss this.

David Hasselhoff


Ghost Adventures

UKTV Play (Available on Freeview Play)

If you’re looking for something a bit spooky, you should follow the Ghost Adventures Crew as they investigate some of America’s most haunted properties. Surprisingly emotional, these guys are the Navy Seals of paranormal investigation, coming to the aid of ghost attack victims and those who have been possessed. It won’t take long before this fascinating show will have you dropping phrases like ‘geomagnetic energy’ and ‘electronic voice phenomena’ into conversations.

Filming of the Travel Channel's 'Ghost Adventures' at Letchworth Village, Haverstraw, New York.

Don’t miss…

Top of the Lake Season 2


Thursday July 28, 7pm

Taking up the story from series one’s explosive conclusion, series two of Top of the Lake sees Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) relocating from New Zealand’s South Island to Sydney. And she’s plunged straight into investigating a body in a suitcase that’s washed up on Bondi Beach. The trail takes her to a brothel where, with the show’s hallmark weirdness taking centre stage, Robin encounters Mary, the daughter she was forced to give up.

The quirky characters in this show really bring writer/director Jane Campion’s terrific story to life. Nicole Kidman plays a blinder as Mary’s mother, and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie takes on a comical role as Robin’s junior officer.



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