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(Pocket-lint) - There are some amazing TV shows and movies coming up this week 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, Disney+, 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.

The Serpent

  • Where: BBC iPlayer
  • When: Available now

Based on a true story, The Serpent is a high budget dramatisation of the hunt for Charles Sobhraj - the 1970's most notorious serial killer. It stars Tahar Rahim as Sobhraj, with ex-Doctor Who assistant Jenna Coleman as his romantic aid. While shown weekly on BBC One, all eight episodes are available to binge through on BBC iPlayer.

Bulletproof: South Africa

  • Where: Sky One and Now TV
  • When: Available now

After two successful seasons based in London, the Bulletproof boys (Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters) are back for a special three-parter filmed in South Africa. Expect even bigger explosions and high-octane fun.


  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

Anna Paquin (X-Men) stars in the second season of Flack which airs on Amazon Prime Video for the first time. You can also catch up with all the episodes from the first season if you haven't already. It is based in the cut-throat world of celebrity gossip, with Paquin's PR executive trying to keep client's sometimes alarming foibles out of the press.

One Night in Miami

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available now

One Night in Miami casts a fictional take on what it would have been like if Muhammed Ali, Jim Brown, Malcom X and Sam Cooke all met to discuss their roles in the civil rights movement of the 60s.

The King of Staten Island

  • Where: Sky Cinema and Now TV
  • When: Available now

Directed and written by Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked), The King of Staten Island is a comedy-drama about the recovery from grief. Yeah, doesn't really sound that funny but it is beautifully handled.

And one for the kids...

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous

  • Where: Netflix
  • When: Available now

Back for a second season, the animated adventure takes us beyond the events of the movie (with the first season being set during). The kids now set out to help rather than flee the dinosaurs.

Writing by Rik Henderson.
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