Cheap Night In – 9th April 2020

Free and cheap things to do at home this weekend.

UPDATE 16th April  – It looks like the wrong link was in this week’s email – click here for my guide for 16th April onwards.

While we’re all in lockdown I thought it would be good to bring back my Cheap Night In feature, which I ran when I first started the blog back in 2014.

It’s essentially my pick of the free and cheap entertainment available to you at home. Here are a few things for this weekend. Hopefully there’s something here that works for you.


Here’s my guide to the different TV and film streaming deals and trials right now.

Red Dwarf

A new feature-length episode of the sci-fi comedy premiers on Dave Thursday night and will be on catch-up too.


We recently blitzed through all six seasons of US comedy Community over on Amazon Prime, but it’s just moved over to Netflix. It’s one of my favourites.


Spiderman Far From Home / Yesterday

A couple of big films are coming to the Sky Cinema pass of NOW TV this weekend. It’s possible to get a 7-day free trial, or pick up a pass for under £4.


Here’s a wider guide to watching theatre, dance and opera at home.

Jane Eyre

This National Theatre production starts Thursday at 7pm and will be available for a week.

Jesus Christ Superstar

From Friday at 7pm for 48 hours you can watch Tim Minchin, Mel C and Chris Moyles (yep!) in Andrew Llloyd Webber’s 2012 revival. Watch here.


Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern

It’s only 7 minutes long, but this short curated walk around this Warhol exhibition will hopefully give you your art fix.


BBC 6 Music Festival

You can still watch live sets on iPlayer from last month’s festival. Acts include Bombay Bicycle Club, Roisin Murphy and Kate Tempest.


1990 World Cup Semi: England v Germany 

The BBC Sport website and iPlayer will be streaming this classic football match on Sunday at 3pm.

One thought on “Cheap Night In – 9th April 2020

  1. Andy – you are a week behind with your information regarding theatre. Jane Eyre has finished and today (Thursday) its now Treasure Island, and its nit Jesus Christ Superstar anymore, its Phantom of the Opera tomorrow at 7.00pm for only 24 hours

    1. Oh, no looks like the link didn’t change in the email. There’s a new one here


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.