Cheap Nights In – w/c 24th Feb

There’s a bumper selection of TV and on-demand to watch on Monday, so set to record!


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

Funniest show right now.

TV – Secrets Of Your Credit Rating
Channel 4, 8pm

A Dispatches special looking inside the biggest credit reference agency in the UK. Should be interesting stuff (and hopefully not too scary!).

TV – The Walking Dead
Fox, 9pm

My favourite drama right now. Andrew Lincoln struggles on after a zombie apocalypse.

TV – The Culture Show: The Kermodes
BBC Two, 10pm

Forget the Oscars, Mark Kermode gives his annual alternative film awards

ON-DEMAND – Despicable Me 2
Much Ado About Nothing
Shutter Island

A Monday night offer gets you these and a choice of others for just 99p.

Despicable Me 2 and it’s ‘minions’ was a massive hit last year with kids and adults of all ages. If you like your movies fun but a little less silly, Joss Whedon (Buffy, The Avengers) pulled together a great version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado in just a few weeks.

I’d also recommend a few older titles in the deal if you haven’t seen them. Scorsese’s Shutter Island is a tense investigation into goings on at an asylum with a great DiCaprio performance and amazing sound design (seriously, turn it up). If you prefer your dramas epic and political, oil focused thriller Syriana won George Clooney an Oscar in 2006.

The offer is for tonight only, but you don’t have to start the rental for 30 days.


TV / RADIO – Olympiakos vs Man Utd
ITV1/BBC 5 Live, 7.30pm

Football fans get a chance to see if Wayne Rooney’s added millions are worth it in this Champions League tie.

TV – Doll & Em
Sky Living, 10pm

Emily Mortimer plays herself, with best friend Dolly, in an LA set improvised comedy. Cameos galore!


TV – The Restaurant Man
BBC Two, 8pm

TV – Line of Duty
BBC Two, 9pm

TV – Inside No.9
BBC Two, 10pm

BBC Two night! Quality food / business doc, followed by tense cops investigating cops drama, finished by a weird and wonderful concoction from half of The League Of Gentlemen.


It’s the Oscars on Sunday. Pretty boring to watch, but much more fun if you’ve got something going on it. Now I’m not endorsing gambling here, but why don’t you spend tonight setting up a sweepstake with your friends?

Simply cut and paste six or so categories (and the nominees) of your choice into a spreadsheet, and then email the list to everyone you think will want to take part. They’ll need to email you back who they think will win. Everyone puts a quid in and whoever get’s the most right takes it all. You’ll prob need a tie breaker…


TV / HOME GIG – Prince: Sign O’ The Times
Sky Arts 1, 9pm

If like me you’re jealous of anyone who got to see the Purple One live in tiny gigs recently, here’s your chance to pretend you did the same.

1) Get your blinking Xmas tree lights back down from the loft.
2) Take your biggest TV to your smallest room.
3) Crowd as many people as possible into said room.
4) Watch this Prince concert very loud.

When it’s finished get on BBC Radio Player for some of today’s sets at the 6 Music Festival.


TV – True Detective
Sky Atlantic, 9pm

Actor of the moment Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson team up as cops in the latest big HBO drama.

RADIO – The 6 Music Festival
6 Music, from 1pm

Live broadcasts all day from the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Jake Bugg, Bombay Bicycle Club and Haim.


The perfect night to catch up on something from earlier in the week!


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