Cheap Nights In – w/c 31st March

The Trip To Italy, Friday

Staying in at all this week? Here are the picks of TV and on-demand to keep you entertained without breaking the bank.



ON-DEMAND: Kick Ass 2, Blinkbox
ON-DEMAND: Wadjda, Blinkbox

The pick of the 99p Monday offers are a small really well reviewed movie about a girl and a bike, and slightly disappointing mega bucks sequel. Wadjda tells the story of a young Saudi girl who just wants to ride a bike. Kick Ass 2 is worth catching (especially at 99p) if you were a fan of the first film, but it’s not as good. You can only get one of these for this price on Monday, but you have 30 days to start watching the rental. Once you start it, you have 48 hours before it expires. Click here to find the offer and code.

TV: Life & Death Row, 9pm, BBC Three

When BBC Three goes online I hope it doesn’t mean less of really good documentaries such as this from the team who made Our War. This is the third part, but the previous two are on iPlayer for the next seven days

TV/ON-DEMAND:Modern Family, 8.30pm, Sky One / Now TV
TV/ON-DEMAND:The Walking Dead, 9pm, Fox / Now TV

It’s the last episode of season 4 of the Walking Dead, while in Modern Family there’s more of the fantastic Lily as she visits the Tucker farm.

Even if you don’t subscribe to Sky or Virgin, you can watch both of these, past episodes and other shows via Sky’s Now TV online service. You can get the first month of the Entertainment Package on a free trial, then it’s currently £4.99 a month after that (though it will probably go up in May). Read our guide here, or just click here to get your free trial.


TV: New Worlds, 9pm, Channel 4

The sequel to English Civil War drama The Devil’s Whore.


TV: The European Union , 7pm, BBC Two

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage debate the EU. David Dimbleby hosts.

TV: Monkey Planet , 9pm, BBC One

What’s your favourite TV/Movie Monkey? Marcel in Friends was great but the one in the Pirates movies was hilarious. This BBC programme will be more serious.

TV: W1A, 10pm, BBC Two

Olympics comedy Twenty Twelve rightly won loads of comedy awards. This follow up series sees Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes start working at the BBC.


TV: The Big Bang Theory, 8pm, E4

After a huge break, the second part of the current series starts here in the UK.

TV: Spring’s Supermarket Secrets, 9pm, BBC One

The last couple of these Greg Wallace fronted programmes were an interesting insight into how the food gets to the shelves. This one looks at Easter eggs and more.

Film: A History Of Violence, 10.45pm, Film4

Viggo Mortensen is fantastic as a man whose past disrupts a new life.


TV: Have I Got News For You , 9pm, BBC One

The new series starts tonight.

TV: The Trip To Italy, 10pm, BBC Two

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. The best reason to stay in on a Friday night in years (well you can always watch it on catch up).


TV/ON-DEMAND:True Detective, 9pm, Sky Atlantic / Now TV

After tonight there’s only one episode!!! But at least we’ll have Game of Thrones and Mad Men to fill the gap.

FILM:The Guard, 11.10pm, Channel4

I’ve waited ages to see this, so I hope it’s good. Brendan Gleeson stars as an Irish copper paired up with FBI agent Don Cheedle. It’s written and directed by Michael McDonagh whose brother bought us In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.


TV: Louis Theroux: LA Stories, 9pm, BBC Two

It’s been a few years, but we’ve finally got a couple of new documentaries from Louis Theroux. They focus on extreme aspects of life in LA.


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