Cheap Nights In – w/c 17th Feb

Staying in any time this week? Here are some cheap things to keep you entertained

TV – Modern Family
Sky One, 8pm & 8.30pm

If you’ve got Sky you’ve probably been waiting ages for this to come back. It’s as funny as ever. Possibly the best comedy right now.

Modern Family Sky One

TV – Food & Drink
BBC Two, 8.30pm

Michel Roux is fantastic, and bringing the show back with him was genius. So much better than Saturday Kitchen…

TV – The Culture Show: Damon Albarn
BBC Two, 10pm

A look at his new solo material in this special devoted to the Blur and Gorillaz front man.


Ignore the box (can you still call it a box when it’s no longer box shaped?) and go old school with a… puzzle.

I know putting pieces of cardboard together sounds odd, entertainment has moved on, but when I picked up a free puzzle from WH Smiths a few weeks back thanks to O2 Priority Moments, I actually got excited about the idea. Ok so I haven’t started it yet, but I will!

You can pick them up quite cheap from charity shops, or possibly your parents loft.


ON-DEMAND – Arrested Development

Nothing much on tonight, so why not indulge yourself with a marathon of this fantastic comedy. When a TV family is described as “dysfunctional”, you can normally expect cliches and few laughs, but the Bluffs really are hysterical. You’ll recognise many of the stars, with Michael Cera, Jason Bateman and Will Arnett all having gone on to bigger – though not always better – things.


TV – True Detective
Sky Atlantic, 9pm

This looks good, though is meant to be pretty odd too! Actor of the moment Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson team up as cops in the latest HBO drama.


Head to your local Waitrose, spend £5 (maybe a nice chicken and some potatoes to roast?) then pick up a free copy of a Sunday paper (Times, Observer, Telegraph and others available). It should keep you entertained for most of the afternoon. You just need to sign up for a Waitrose card, which should be available at the tills.


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