Staying in at all this week? Here are the picks to keep you entertained at home without breaking the bank. Your essentials for a cheap night in!
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Pick Of 99p Film Rentals
Blue Is The Warmest Colour
The choice of films on Blinkbox’s 99p Movie Mondays isn’t great again, but if these recent releases are on your list to see, you can’t go wrong for 99p. Cannes winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour was fantastically reviewed but clocks in at three hours. 2 Guns stars Denzel and Mark Wahlberg as undercover cops and comedy Powder Room has a strong cast of young British actresses.
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 MONDAYS122 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.
Yonderland Now TV
From the team behind Horrible Histories, this puppets and people fantasy comedy is one of my highlights from the last year. So very funny.
You can get a free trial of Now TV’s entertainment package for 30 days, then it’s just £4.99 a month if you want to carry it on.
Read our guide to make sure you get the best value when streaming film and tv.
Free Catch Up Choice
Original Comedy Shorts, BBC iPlayer
Matt Berry, Meera Syal and Reece Shearsmith all contribute to these six shorts exclusive to iPlayer. Watch them here.
Broadchurch, ITV Encore
If you missed it last time, this eight part drama gets you from the start. It’s showing in full every night this week on ITV’s new channel (it’s on Sky only).
The FIFA World Cup, ITV and BBC
There’s no getting away from it! Starting Thursday it’s on every night for the next month.
Cheapest Places To Buy New Albums
The cheapest MP3 and CD prices for the biggest new releases this week include the second solo album from Jack White, Glastonbury headliners Kasabian and one of my faves Tom Vek.
Jack White: Lazaretto – MP3 £7.49 Google Play / CD £7.99 WOW HD
Kasabian: 48:13 – MP3 £4.99 Sainsbury’s Entertainment / CD £8.99 WOW HD
First Aid Kit: Stay gold – MP3 £6.99 Google Play / CD £7.99 WOW HD
Tom Vek: Luck – MP3 £6.99 Sainsbury’s Entertainment / CD £8.99 WOW HD
Read our Ways To Listen To Music For Less guide for tips to get cheap tunes.
Cheapest Places To Buy New DVD & Blu-rays
Cheapest prices for HBO’s brilliant True Detective box set, plus the remake of Robocop and George Clooney’s WW2 ensemble Monuments Men.
True Detective Season 1 £26.99 DVD / £32.99 Blu-ray both at Base.com
Monuments Men £10 DVD & £15 BLU-RAY, both Amazon
Robocop £10 DVD & £13 Blu-ray, both Amazon