Making a Murderer, Transparent and The Fall – all new on demand this week

Our round-up of the best new TV and film on Netflix, Amazon and beyond also includes The Ridiculous 6, Arthur Christmas and One Direction: This Is Us

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The world of on demand can be a bewildering place. But don’t stress, we’re here to help. Here’s the cream of this week’s crop: the best of catch up and the brand new TV shows and films available on Netflix, blinkbox, iTunes, Amazon Prime Instant Video and beyond. Happy bingeing! 

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Making a Murderer

10-part docu-series Making A Murderer tells the story of Steven Avery, a man who served 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, only to be accused of murder upon his release. Much like Sarah Koenig’s popular podcast Serial, Making A Murderer collates archive materials, interviews those closest to the case, poses questions, uncovers secrets and questions whether scientific advances have got us any closer to discovering the truth behind this intriguing investigation… 

Available on Netflix from 18th December


Transparent

Amazon’s drama was recommissioned for a third season in June this year, before the second season had even aired. The dramedy – which follows the story of Maura (Jeffrey Tambor), a transgender woman who spent her life as Mort, the Pfefferman family patriarch – has already had huge success, bagging two Golden Globes earlier this year, including a lead actor award for Tambor.

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Available exclusively on Amazon Prime


The Ridiculous 6

Saddle up for this Netflix Original Film, starring Adam Sandler, Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Will Forte and many more. When his long-lost outlaw father returns, cowboy Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn goes on an adventure-filled journey across the Old West with his five brothers.

Available now on Netflix


One Direction: This is Us

If you’re struggling to keep it together after One Direction’s (potentially last ever) live performance during Sunday night’s X Factor final, Netflix has the answer. Travel back to the height of the boyband’s success and happier times, before Zane called it a day and the boys announced their career break. 

See Harry, Niall and co transform from teenage X Factor hopefuls into icons who took over airwaves and bedroom walls around the world. 

Available on Netflix from 19th December


The Fall

Draw the curtains and double check you’ve locked your front door. Mr Jamie Dornan is back as creepy serial killer Paul Spector. The man-hunt continues for DSI Stella Gibson as Spector returns to Belfast in the second series of this popular BBC2 drama, newly available on Amazon. 

Series 2 is available on Amazon Prime  from 19th December, and also available now on BBC Store


Arthur Christmas

Ever questioned the logistics behind Santa’s epic present delivering on Christmas Eve? You’re not alone. Thankfully, the mystery is solved in fun Aardman animation Arthur Christmas. It’s actually a military-style operation managed from a high-tech control centre. That is, until there’s a glitch in the system… 

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Available on Netflix from 19th December