(Pocket-lint) - We're in the second week of 2020 and there are already some amazing TV shows and movies to either set to record or catch-up on through a streaming service.

Here are the picks of the bunch, gathered from across multiple streaming and TV platforms, including BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Sky, Now TV and Amazon Prime Video. Some are part of paid subscriptions, some are available to purchase or rent, and some are free.

There's essentially something for everyone.

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


  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

The TV spin-off of the Jason Bourne franchise finally comes to Amazon Prime Video in the UK - having first aired in the US at the end of last year. It charts the formation and modern day actions of Operation Treadstone, the covert, black ops CIA division that played a central role in the Bourne movies.


  • Where: Sky One and Now TV
  • When: All episodes available from 17 January

When a widespread power outage strikes the UK, the British Prime Minister, played by Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), calls an emergency meeting of Cobra to deal with the crisis. However, civil unrest makes things much more difficult for the beleaguered government.


Love Island

  • Where: ITV2 (ITV Player)
  • When: Starts 12 January

Just when you thought you could escape more Love Island until summer starts again, a second version launches for the winter - this time from an all-new villa in South Africa. It also gets a new host in the form of former MTV presenter Laura Whitmore

The Outsider

  • Where: Sky Atlantic and Now TV
  • When: Starts on 13 January

Arrested Development's Jason Bateman takes on an unfamiliar role in this adaptation of the Stephen King novel, The Outsider. He plays a suspected killer in this spooky supernatural thriller that is set to last for 10 weekly episodes.

BBC Studios

Louis Theroux: Selling Sex

  • Where: BBC Two (BBC iPlayer)
  • When: First shown on 12 January

Theroux's latest documentary focuses on the UK's sex industry as it follows the lives of women who choose to become sex workers, rather than have circumstances force the role upon them. Be warned, it might be a little distressing or upsetting at times.

And one for the kids...


  • Where: Sky Cinema and Now TV
  • When: Available from 17 January

Guy Ritchie's live-action adaptation of the Disney animated movie stars Will Smith as the genie and is a great hoot for all the family. It features all the songs you remember and some great set pieces throughout.

Writing by Rik Henderson.
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