Forget remote controls and ad breaks, when it comes to new films and TV, sometimes the best place to go is the internet. And with brand new original content and VOD exclusives, this is a great week to dip your toe in the water of On Demand.
The first episode of Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education becomes available on BBC iPlayer on Tuesday, one week before it airs on BBC3. Netflix and blinkbox are giving Breaking Bad fans their weekly dose of drama and brand new release Bachelorette has just dropped onto VOD at the same time as being released in cinemas. Score! Plus you can swot up on Alan Patridge, watch Iron Man 3 and catch up on Mad Men series 6.
It’s the big one. Dedicated fans are probably already all over this, but just in case you’re waiting patiently for the end of Breaking Bad to be released on DVD we thought we’d remind you: you can actually watch each episode just hours after it airs in the UK in Netflix and on Blinkbox.
So there’s no need to be in the dark about what Walter White’s getting up to…
Breaking Bad is available on Netflix, iTunes and blinkbox, as are series 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Jack Whitehall is back as hapless teacher Alfie Whickers in the second series of Bad Education. And because those chaps at BBC3 are so excited they are letting fans have the epsiode on BBC iPlayer one week before the series starts airing on BBC3. Woop!
Whitehall fans, keep your eyes peeled for some pretty extensive, and not very pleasant, nudity…
Bad Education episode one is available on BBC iPlayer on Tuesday 27 August.
Thought The Hangover films were funny? Loved Bridesmaids? Then this is the film for you. The sharp and witty comedy about a group of unruly bridesmaids has just been released in cinemas… And the best bit? You don’t even have to go there to watch it.
The film, which stars Rebel Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher, has been released cross-platform, so you can watch the brand new film from the comfort of your sofa. In your pyjamas. In fact you don’t even need to wear pyjamas if you don’t want to…
Bachelorette is available in cinemas and to rent on blinkbox and iTunes for £5.99.
Mad Men – series 6
If you’re missing Don, Peggy and Joan – never fear. Grab a martini and put your hair up in a beehive. The sixth series of Mad Men is now available on blinkbox.
And what a series it is. As the advertising execs glide on towards the 1970s we find the enigmatic Don Draper and co racked with personal demons and facing an uncertain future…
Mad Men is now available on blinkbox.
Iron Man 3
Tony Stark faces a terrifying foe in the third film in the Iron Man franchise: the Mandarin.
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley, the Marvel film is a high action, high drama 130 minutes of adventure. Plus you get to see Paltrow in her underwear. If that’s the kind of thing you’re into.
Iron Man 3 is now available on blinkbox and iTunes.
I’m Alan Partridge – series 1 and 2
A-ha! Never watched Alan Partridge? Feeling a bit lost while the world goes Partridge crazy and all your friends run off to watch Alpha Papa at the cinema?
Virgin Media have the answer. Now you can swot up on all things Alan with the first two series of his BBC show I’m Alan Partridge.
Monkey tennis. Smell my cheese. Dan! Dan! Dan! Dan! Dan! – you’ll understand all this once you’ve watched it…
I’m Alan Partridge is now available on Virgin On Demand as well as iTunes.
Ellie is an entertainment, TV and film journalist writing news and (hopefully incredibly witty) comment for RadioTimes.com. She loves light-hearted dramas and glossy US series - and is more than a little bit obsessed with Downton Abbey. Foodie, sun-seeker and aspiring novelist in her own time. Likes the fact that her name rhymes with telly.