There are some great shows and movies available this week which you should put on your watchlist.

And, here are the picks of the bunch, as curated by Pocket-lint and the netgem.tv service, which makes great and personalised recommendations of programmes and films for you to watch each and every day.

With its Freeview Play access and integrated apps, including Amazon Prime Video and Rakuten TV, netgem.tv enables you to stream all of our recommendations on demand on its dedicated set-top-boxes, catch them live or watch anything you missed from the most popular free players: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, My 5 and UKTV.

You can also make your selection from your netgem.tv mobile app and cast to the big screen.

So, here are the top shows and films available this coming week to give yourself some prime entertainment thrills.

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Game of Thrones Season 8

  • Where: Rakuten TV
  • When: Available to buy now

All good things must come to an end and there are few TV series that have captured imaginations as much as Game of Thrones.

The entire last season is now available to buy on Rakuten TV so, if haven't seen it yet, now's your chance. In particular, watch out for episode 3 - The Long Night - it'll have your heart in your mouth the entire time.

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UEFA Europa League Final

  • Where: BT Sport (YouTube)
  • When: Live on 29 May

The penultimate game of the 2018/19 football season stars Chelsea and Arsenal in the first all-English Europa League/UEFA Cup final since 1972 - when Spurs beat Wolves in a two-legged affair. This time the final is in Baku, Azerbaijan and is the last chance for Arsenal to qualify for next year's Champions League. No pressure then.

While BT Sport has the exclusive rights to live coverage of the final, you can watch it for free through YouTube, with the kick off at 8pm BST. Hurrah!

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Judge Romesh

  • Where: Dave (UKTV Play)
  • When: Available now

Romesh Ranganathan is back as Judge Romesh on the Dave show that takes trivial legal disputes and turns them into comedy gold.

It also features fellow comedians Tom Davis as the court bailiff and Kerry Howard as the clerk, so you are left in no doubt of the legality, or lack thereof, of any decisions made.

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The Hit List

  • Where: BBC (BBC iPlayer)
  • When: Broadcast on 25 May

The Beeb starts an all-new music quiz show this week, with ex-JLS Marvin Humes and his wife, Rochelle, formerly of The Saturdays hosting.

Members of the public get to play for cash as they have to guess song titles and artists from clips and clues. The best part is, you can play along at home.

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Green Book

  • Where: Rakuten TV
  • When: Available to buy from 25 May

Oscar winner The Green Book is available to buy digitally in the coming week, a month before its release on Blu-ray and DVD.

It stars the excellent Mahershala Ali (True Detective) and Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings) as a jazz pianist and his driver in a tale about acceptance and tolerance in the 60s.

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The Virtues

  • Where: Channel 4 (All 4)
  • When: Broadcast 29 May

Stephen Graham teams with writer/director Shane Meadows again, after their superb collaboration for This is England.

As with Meadows other TV dramas and movies, The Virtues is a hard-hitting, soul searching drama with Graham's character Joseph facing some unpleasant demons in his past, as events collapse around him. Stunning stuff.

And one for the kids...

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The Lego Batman Movie

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

With Will Arnett's Batman being one of the outstanding highlights of The Lego Movie, it made sense to give him his own film.

The end result is every bit as good as his first appearance and the addition of the likes of Robin make for some great, funny moments. It's available to watch as part of an Amazon Prime subscription now.


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