The best TV shows to watch on BBC iPlayer

From BBC3 series to the best drama and comedy box sets available online – discover what you've been missing on BBC iPlayer


Series 1


From the same writer as Doctor Foster, Press stars Ben Chaplin and Charlotte Riley as journalists who work at competing newspapers. Watch Press on iPlayer


Series 1-5

This comedy embraces the funny side of family life as we follow the Brockmans and their various trials and tribulations. My how they’ve grown… Watch Outnumbered on iPlayer

Clife James: Postcard from London

The inimitable broadcaster and writer Clive James looks back on his experiences living in 1960s London, sharing anecdotes with the likes of Victoria Wood and Michael Caine. Watch Clive James: Postcard from London on iPlayer

Blue Planet and Blue Planet II

Series 1-2

Arguably David Attenborough’s most impactful documentary yet, The Blue Planet and its sequel shows the beauty of live beneath the waves – and the damage humans are wreaking on it. Watch Blue Planet on iPlayer


Take a trip back in time with archive interview specials with the likes of Billy Connolly, David Attenborough and more. The whole set isn’t available, but new episodes are added occasionally. Watch Parkinson on iPlayer

Gavin & Stacey

Series 1-3


James Corden, Ruth Jones, Joanna Page and Mathew Horne star in this Bafta-winning sitcom about an Essex lad and a Welsh girl. Watch Gavin & Stacey on iPlayer