Cheap Night In w/c 19th May

Staying in at all this week? Here are the picks to keep you entertained at home without breaking the bank.



Blue Jasmine
The Machine
Red 2

The best of recent releases in this Monday’s Blinkbox 99p films is Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine which features an Oscar winning performance from Cate Blanchett. Welsh sci-fi flick The Machine and Red 2 might also be worth a look.

You can only rent them at this price on Monday, but you have 30 days to actually watch. Click through to the Blinkbox Movie Mondays page, select the film you want to watch (SD only) and enter the code MONDAYS119 at checkout to rent for that price.

For more on Blinkbox and how to get £6 credit for just £1 when you sign up – basically getting this film and more for free – see our Clever Site guide.


Modern Family Monday 8.30pm, Sky One/NOW TV
Game Of Thrones, Monday 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV
Penny Dreadful, Tuesday 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV
24: Live Another Day, Wednesday 9pm, Sky One/NOW TV
Mad Men, Wednesday 10pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV

That you can watch all of these and other Sky shows for £4.99 a month without a Sky dish, with the first month free, means it’s our on-demand pick once more. First you need to sign up for a free 30 day trial for Sky’s NOW TV Entertainment package (it’s their iPlayer) and then sign up for a further month at just £4.99 (They’ve cancelled a planned price increase!). The selection, as well as access to previous series box sets, makes it the best value streaming services at the moment.

To watch you can either connect a laptop to your TV, watch on a tablet or computer, or buy a heavily subsidised NOW TV box for £9.99 (this also lets you watch iPlayer and 4OD on your TV). Make sure that your broadband contract has a decent data limit, as going over can cost. Click here to get your free trial. You can also buy a six month package for £34.99 including the box.
How much does It cost to be Don Draper. Man Men infographic


Hinterland, BBC iPlayer until Sunday 25th

This Welsh police drama has received rave reviews on BBC Four. You’ve seven days to watch it for free on iPlayer!


Watchdog, Wednesday 8pm, BBC One

This week they look at ticket resale sites.

Coast: Australia, Wednesday 9.10pm, BBC One

Ah, look at the pretty pictures…

Jack Taylor, Wednesday 10pm, Channel 5

Iain Glen stars as an Irish P.I. Not seen it but it’s meant to be very good!


Orange Is The New Black, Netflix

Though House Of Cards gets most of the publicity, this other original Netflix show is well worth watching. Currently the first is available on Netflix, or the cheapest place to buy it on DVD is £19.99 from The second season is available to watch on Netflix from 6th June 2014.

You can get a free trial of Netflix for 30 days, then it’s £6.99 a month after that. Read our guide to make sure you get the best value when streaming film and tv.


Charles Hazelwood’s Musical Exploriums, 6Music Catch Up

Conductor Charles Hazelwood show us the connections that show no music is truly original, with the help of members of Portishead and Goldfrapp. It was on Sunday so you’ll have to listen again here on the 6Music site or via the Radio Player app.


The cheapest MP3 and CD prices for the biggest new releases this week:

Coldplay: Ghost Stories – MP3 £4.99 Google Play / CD £8.99 WOW HD
The Roots: And Then You Shoot Your Cousin – MP3 £7.99 Sainsbury’s Entertainment / CD £7.99 WOW HD
Conor Oberst: Upside Down Mountain – MP3 £8.99 Sainsbury’s Entertainment / CD £8.99 WOW HD

Read our Ways To Listen To Music For Less guide for tips to get cheap tunes.


Wolf Of Wall Street £10 DVD & £15 BLU-RAY, both Amazon
Orange Is The New Black £19.99 DVD


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