What to watch this Bank Holiday weekend

From Britain's Got Talent to Strike: Lethal White, here's everything you need to know about this Bank Holiday weekend's top TV picks.

Britain's Got Talent: The Finalists Revealed

Coming up this weekend is the last Bank Holiday of 2020, marking the end of one of the strangest summers we’ve experienced in a long time.


With the temperature beginning to drop and pubs reaching their hugely-reduced maximum capacities much sooner, we’ve got you covered for top telly content if you find yourselves spending the weekend indoors.

From Britain’s Got Talent revealing this year’s finalists to a new series of detective drama Strike, the broadcasters are wheeling out fresh and exciting shows to keep you entertained as we start preparing for September despite mentally feeling like we’re still in the midst of March.

It wouldn’t feel like a Bank Holiday if a range of crowd-pleasing flicks weren’t populating the primetime TV schedule. Relatively recent releases like Tom Hanks’ Sully, Ben Affleck’s The Accountant and Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again are airing throughout the weekend, while classics such as Space Jam, Happy Feet and The Hangover will be available to revisit.

Here’s a list of our top picks for the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Saturday 29th August

The Voice Kids coaches
The Voice Kids

Saturday is filled with excellent entertainment series, with The Voice Kids crowning the winner of its fourth season, while Britain’s top journalists take to the Pointless podium in Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong’s Celebrity special.

If you fancy a trip down memory lane, Gold is airing a special on sketch series The Fast Show, 26 years after it first aired on BBC Two. Here are the top picks for Saturday.

We’ve also selected a few of the best films playing on Saturday – from Bond classic GoldenEye, to raunchy teen comedy Superbad. If you’re not quite ready to visit the cinema to watch Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s Inception is on ITV2. Here are our top picks.

Sunday 30th August

Lethal White
Strike: Lethal White

Best TV and films on Bank Holiday Sunday:

Sunday is equally as big for Bank Holiday viewing, with Britain’s Got Talent airing a special episode, revealing which acts have made it to the (postponed) finals, and the fourth series of Strike – BBC One’s detective drama adapted from JK Rowling’s novels – debuting at 9pm. Here are the top picks for Sunday.

You’re in for a treat when it comes to movies on Sunday, with Ben Affleck’s The Accountant airing on BBC One, while Film4 is holding a marathon of The Hobbit if you fancy a trip to Middle-earth.

Monday 31st August

Lily James as young Donna in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Universal Pictures

Best TV and films on Bank Holiday Monday:

Rounding out the Bank Holiday weekend, BBC One is showing the second episode of Strike’s fourth series, but if you fancy revisiting a few classics, Planet Earth and Agatha Christie’s Poirot are also on the box. Here are our top picks for Monday.

Bank Holiday Monday does not disappoint when it comes to films – from the sequels to Paddington and Mamma Mia, to superhero flicks Green Lantern and Fantastic Four. Here are our top picks for films on Monday.

If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV guide.