Staying in at all this week? Here are the picks of TV and on-demand to keep you entertained without breaking the bank.
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Seduced & Abandoned
The Selfish Giant
Thanks For Sharing
The best of this week’s Blinkbox 99p films are Seduced & Abandoned – Alec Baldwin’s funny documentary about Hollywood and the Bafta nominated The Selfish Giant. There were mixed reviews for Gweneth Paltrow’s talky Thanks For Sharing and Dwayne Johnson’s actioner Snitch, but stay clear of the rest, especially RIPD.
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 and enter the code MONDAYS116 at checkout to rent for that price. For more on Blinkbox and how to get £6 credit for just £1 when you sign up, see our Clever Site guide.
Modern Family Monday 8.30pm, Sky One/NOW TV
Game Of Thrones, Monday 9pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV
Mad Men, Wednesday 10pm, Sky Atlantic/NOW TV
These are the top US dramas and comedy right now, but even if you don’t have Sky you can watch them for £4.99 a month. To do this 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 (£6.99 from 29th May). We think this is a great deal, as it also includes box sets of the previous series of these and other Sky shows.
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.
The third series of this comedy ends this week on BBC Two, so you’ve until the 5th May to catch up on iPlayer Watch it here.
Reservoir Dogs, Wednesday 10pm, 5USA
I caught this again recently at the cinema and it’s still a great movie.
The Trip To Italy, BBC One, Friday 10pm
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return as themselves in this semi improvised comedy that follows them as they travel and write restaurant reviews. This time they go to Italy.
Fargo, Sunday 9pm, Channel4
Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman star in this TV remake of the Coen Brother’s 90s classic. It’s meant to be very good.
Though the newest series (made by Netflix themselves) was a little dissapointing, the first three series are some of the funniest 22 minutes I’ve ever had. You can get a free trial of Netflix for 30 days, then it’s £5.99 a month after that. Read our guide to make sure you get the best value when streaming film and tv.
Isy Suttie’s Love Letters, Wednesday 6.30pm, Radio 4
Dobby from Peep Show’s new comedy series.
Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
The Blur and Gorrilaz man releases his first solo album. The cheapest we found on Monday were £4.99 to download as an MP3 from Google Play, or £8.09 delivered as a CD from WOWHD