The weekend is upon us again and that means we'll all be looking for things to entertain us - often away from the same old drudge served up by linear broadcasts.

Like us, you possibly turn to the streaming services to supply on demand, when you want then TV shows and films, so that's why we produce this weekly guide to give you a few of the highlights available across multiple subscription or free channels and apps. We think you'll find something that will tickle your fancy here as there's pretty much something for anyone.

So power up your streaming device, like a Roku set-top-box of Streaming Stick, sit back and check out these wonders. Here are our choices for the best TV shows and movies available to view this weekend.


The cast of the TV series is back for a full-length feature film four years after the show ended and it seems little has changed in that time. They are still coming to terms with their fame and wealth, although Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) wants to direct his first picture.

Jeremy Piven, as always, steals the show as now studio head Ari Gold and fans of the original TV show will welcome him back into their lives with open arms.


The sixth season started in spectacular fashion earlier this week and you can catch the first episode on NOW TV if you have an Entertainment Pass. A surge of zombies is heading to Alexandria so Rick Grimes (played by Brit Andrew Lincoln) has to get the community to batten down the hatches. Unfortunately, the threat isn't just coming from outside the walls.

The new series is being shown on Fox TV in the UK every Monday night, so you can also catch it live through the NOW TV platform, but all the episodes will be available for around a month after broadcast to catch-up on anyway.

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Another TV show to make the leap to feature film is UK spy thriller Spooks. This time Game of Thrones' star Kit Harrington joins the cast in a sort of British Mission Impossible.

It's a race against time to stop a terrorist attack on London, but first the new Spooks team must find former chief of MI5 Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) to help. It's great action fare for a weekend and essential viewing for anybody disappointed by the ending of the original series.

NetflixThe Mr Peabody and Sherman Show

A Netflix Original and therefore exclusive to the platform, The Mr Peabody and Sherman Show has been brought back from the dead to amuse, entertain and sometimes befuddle kids and adults alike with its madcap fun.

There are now 13 episodes in the new run available on the subscription service, and each is over 20 minutes long, so there's plenty to keep the children amused over the weekend.

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Having just started its eighth series, each episode of the Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre Podcast is available to watch on YouTube for free thanks to a successful Kickstarter funding drive as well as download and listen to on iPhone or other mobile devices.

Stand-up comedian Herring - formerly of double act Lee and Herring with Stewart Lee - interviews a different star from the world of comedy and TV each week in his own, fantastically funny way. All of the episodes that have been filmed to date are available to watch, with new ones appearing every Wednesday for the next few months. We will warn you that it's for adults only really thanks to some hilarious but fruity lines of questioning.

Head to Richard Herring's own YouTube Channel to find all the shows.

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