Best new TV and film on demand: 14th – 20th September

From First Dates and Toy Story 2 to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and Medieval Fight Club

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, All 4, iPlayer and beyond. Happy bingeing! 


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Missed it in cinemas – or just fancy two glorious hours in Jennifer Lawrence’s company? Catch up with the most recent instalment in Katniss’ journey on Netflix. Mockingjay – Part 1 is the first Hunger Games movie without an actual Hunger Games, and sees our heroes fighting the capitol from the District 13. 

The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 1 is available on Netflix from 16th September. It’s also available on blinkbox, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.  

Comedy Blaps

Inject a bit of comedy into your life with Channel 4’s brand new Comedy Blaps. Top 5 Celebrity Splits is a fake comedy list show that uses the countdown as a basis for a sketch show while High and Dry sees things “get weird” when a plane bound for Britain crashes on a tropical island… 

Here’s a exclusive sneak peek… 

Comedy Blaps are on All 4 from 14th September 

Keith Richards: Under the Influence 

Netflix gives us an exclusive look into the life of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards this week. This beautifully shot doc follows the 71-year-old rocker as he creates his first solo album in 23 years, visits people and places who have always inspired him and looks back at the music that influenced his sound. 

Keith Richards: Under the Influence is available on Netflix from 18th September

First Dates

Whether you are single or settled, optimistic or cynical, Channel 4’s latest dating show is must-watch telly. In its fourth outing now, the ob doc, which sets up strangers in a camera rigged ‘first date’ restaurant in London, is as charming and entertaining as ever. If you missed last week’s first instalment, catch up on All 4. 

First Dates is available now on All 4

Toy Story 2

Enjoyed last week’s walk down memory lane? The second film in the Toy Story franchise is joining Netflix’s streaming service this week. This time Woody is stolen by a toy collector and Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him. A classic movie for kids and adults alike. 

Toy Story 2 is available on Netflix from 18th September. It’s also available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and blinkbox

Doctor Foster

Surranne Jones stars in this suspenseful, gripping and intruiging drama about a GP who begins to suspect her husband is having an affair. The five-part series started on BBC1 last Wednesday. Time to catch up before episode two airs this week… 

Doctor Foster is available now on BBC iPlayer

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest offering from the Marvel Universe, hit cinemas back in April. Starring pretty much everyone, ever – Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L Jackson, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders… (the list goes on) – the movie follows Tony Stark as he tries to reboot a peacekeeping program called Ultron. 

Avengers: Age of Ultron is available to rent on blinkbox and TalkTalk TV from 14th September. It’s also available on Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.  

The Blind Side

Sandra Bullock stars in this touching movie about a mother who welcomes a troubled boy into her family home. The film, which is sure to have you reaching for the tissues, earned Bullock a best actress Oscar in 2009. 

The Blind Side is available on Amazon Prime Instant Video from 17th September. It’s also available to buy on iTunes and blinkbox

Medieval Fight Club

Game of Thrones-style fighting gets real. And, erm, pretty gruesome. This All 4 short films The World’s Ultimate Medieval Fighting Tournament in Poland, where the fighters eschew technology, modern comforts and everyday food. Or at least most of them do. A couple sneak over to Maccy D’s for a sly Big Mac. It’s basically men (and the odd woman) beating each other up while dressed as olden days knights. Thankfully a very modern-day ambulance is on hand for the serious injuries… 


Medieval Fight Club is available now on All 4

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