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

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, All 4, My5 and UKTV Play.

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 over the next seven days to give yourself some prime entertainment thrills.

Peaky Blinders

  • Where: BBC 1
  • When: 25 August

It's back. Series five returns to the story of the Shelby family once more with the financial crisis and Wall Street Crash of 1929 playing a big part of the story line for Tommy Shelby MP and his family.

Great British Bake Off

  • Where: Channel 4
  • When: 27 August

Another TV favourite also returns this week with Series 10 of GBBO, otherwise know as the Great British Bake Off. The new team is back under the watchful eye of Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, as the next batch of contestants arrive to show their baking credentials in the hope of being crowned the winner.  

Handmaid's Tale, Season 3

  • Where: Amazon Prime
  • When: Available now

If you missed this dystopian future-set drama on Channel 4, or loved it so much you want to watch it again and again, Amazon Prime Video now has the season to buy, either episode by episode, or the whole season.  For those not in the know, the 3rd season focuses around June's (Elisabeth Moss) resistance to the regime of Gilead, having opted not to flee to Canada with her baby at the end of season 2.

Family

  • Where: Rakuten
  • When: Available now

An emotionally stunted aunt (Taylor Schilling of Orange Is The New Black fame) struggles with her 13-year-old niece after agreeing to look after her in suburbia. The problem is, her niece wants nothing more than to run away from home and become a Juggalo, a fan of the Insane Clown Posse, a rap group that calls itself "the most hated band in the world."

Interior Design Masters

  • Where: BBC 2
  • When: 28 August

The third episode in this series hosted by Fearne Cotton that sees aspiring designers take on interior design challenges as they compete to win a life-changing design contract. This week the designers are put to work in pairs, then each given a different shop brief to design. The twist is that only one shop brief for each pairing will be chosen, so whoever loses out on the pitch will have to act as assistant to their teammate.

And one for the kids...

Nadiya's Summer Feasts

  • Where: BBC 2
  • When: 26 August

Cooking with kids is great fun, and Nadiya's approach to family cooking makes it super easy to get them involved. This one off hour-long special over the UK Bank Holiday sees her cook up an array of mouth-watering dishes that she’ll serve up to her loved ones at her own summer party feast. It might be on past your younger one's bedtime, but that's what the record button is for.


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