Your guide to the best television on demand in May and June – in this week’s Radio Times

In a world where there's more quality TV than ever before, let us help you decide what's worthy of your time...


If you pick up a copy of next week’s Radio Times, you get two magazines for the price of one. Why? Because as well as your seven-day listings service, complete with articles featuring all the week’s biggest TV stars, you get an extra 16-page supplement packed with the details of our 25 best new programmes and returning series on demand in May and June.


At a time when there’s more quality television available to watch online than ever before, it’s our way of helping you decide what is worthy of your time.

Chief among our top picks is House of Cards which returns to Netflix on 30th May – but against the backdrop of an America now led by President Donald Trump, what happens to the Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright drama when fact overtakes fiction? BBC North America editor Jon Sopel investigates… 

Over on Amazon Instant Video, veteran actor Ian McShane is playing Mr Wednesday – otherwise known as Odin – in American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy thriller. He tells us all about his character – and the political subtext to the show. 

Plus, there are interviews with Taskmaster host Greg Davies and Queer Britain’s Riyadh Khalaf, a sneak peek at the best new foreign dramas on Walter Presents, and Andrew Collins’ pick of the best five films to watch on demand right now. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get reading and get watching! 


The new issue of Radio Times is on sale from Tuesday 23rd May in shops and on the newsstand – featuring interviews with cover star Paul Merton, Nick Grimshaw, Lucy Davis and more…