Mr Robot, Beasts of No Nation, Fear Itself, Mr Holmes – all new on demand this week

Our round-up of the best new TV and film for 12th-18th October also includes Entourage, the Bake Off final and Homeland series five on catch up

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! 



Carrie Mathison is back, but not as we know her. Two years have passed since series 4, Carrie’s ex-CIA now and she’s living with Frannie and a hunky new boyfriend in Berlin. It seems her settled family life is unlikely to last though, when a security breach throws her back into a conflict zone… 

Homeland series 5 is available on All 4 now. Series 4 is available on Netflix from 12th October. 

The Great British Bake Off: The Final

After 12 contestants, 10 weeks and more hours spent shovelling cake into our mouths than we’d care to admit, the Bake Off 2015 is coming to an end. If you missed the last episode on Wednesday, never fear. It’s on iPlayer for another 29 days. A word of warning: prepare for tears as the winner is announced in an emotional final episode. 

The Great British Bake Off is available on BBC iPlayer now 


First there was the TV series – running for eight successful seasons on American network HBO – and then there was the movie. Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven return in this hugely star-studded film. Look out for cameos from Pharrell Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Emily Ratajkowski, Liam Neeson, Piers Morgan, Kelsey Grammer and countless others as acting hot property Vince and his posse enjoy the glitzy Hollywood lifestyle… 

Entourage is available on blinkbox and iTunes from 12th October 

Gogglebox: Celebrity Special for Stand Up To Cancer

Ever wanted to snuggle on the sofa with Christian Grey? Well this is probably the closest you’re going to get. Jamie Dornan and a host of other celebrities – Miranda Hart, Nick Frost, Boy George, Geri Halliwell, Lee Mack and more – took time out of their busy schedules for a cosy night in in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. The episode, which first aired last Friday, is currently available on All 4.

Gogglebox is available on All 4 now 

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation is the powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba. Based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, the movie brings to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. It’s available exclusively on Netflix this week.

Beasts of No Nation is available on Netflix from 16th October 

Mr Robot

Rami Malek and Christian Slater star in Mr Robot, an Amazon exclusive following Elliot, a young computer programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. All ten episodes of the critically-praised series will land on Friday 16th October. 

Mr Robot is available on Amazon Prime from 16th October 

Fear Itself

Charlie Lyne’s new feature film, which is constructed entirely from existing horror films, will be released exclusively on BBC iPlayer this week. “Encouraging viewers to interrogate a diverse range of images and sounds sampled from a hundred years of cinema, Fear Itself informs and unnerves in equal measure, changing the way you watch horror movies for good,” says the broadcaster. 

Fear Itself is available on BBC iPlayer from 18th October

Mr Holmes 

Ian McKellen gives a deeply moving performance as an aged Sherlock, who tries to solve a case from his past while battling the ravages of time. It’s 1947 and the world-famous sleuth has retired to a remote, rural farmhouse. Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan and Bill Condon also star. 


Mr Holmes is available on blinkbox and iTunes from 12th October