#CatchupRoundup (22nd November 2018)

Firstly a quick ‘Howdy’ and happy Thanksgiving to our Stateside friends and readers of this here blog! But if here in Blighty you’re wondering what to be thankful for today, then four of the best new shows on the on demand services this week may just be it. Yes, it’s time once again for #CatchupRoundup…


Melvin Odoom returns to host a second run of this highly enjoyable contest series celebrating that most beloved of toys, the humble Lego brick. There’s eight new teams waiting in the wings to compete and create all manner of crazy things whilst being presided over the watching eyes of judges Matthew Ashton and Fran Scott. So who will emerge as champions this year?

  • MANDELA, MY DAD & ME (My5)

Much loved Brit actor Idris Elba famously portrayed the late great Nelson Mandela in the 2013 biopic ‘The Long Walk To Freedom’. Following this, he set out to record an album in South Africa, inspired not only by Mandela, and the music he listened to throughout his life, but also by his father, who sadly passed away before filming started on this documentary. Directed by the BAFTA winning Daniel Vernon, this is a moving chronicle of how this loving musical tribute came together, and the struggles Elba encountered recording the album along the way.

The UK’s best loved radio station follows it’s recent intimate live shows from Culture Club and Paul Weller and welcome the biggest solo male artist in music right now to perform for a specially invited audience. Ed performs live with a selection of his biggest hits – ‘Castle on the Hill’, ‘The A Team’ and ‘Thinking Out Loud’ all feature – and fan favourites in this enjoyable and captivating one hour show.


Everyone from Sooty to Michael Bublé has taken part in the popular ITV show that sees a well known face answer questions from and entertain an audience of famous faces and fans. Now’s your chance to see back the very first edition from over 30 years ago with Scots comedian Billy Connolly – and whilst the outfits may have dated, the humour certainly hasn’t.

Leave your comments below or Tweet us with the hashtag #CatchupRoundup to let us know what you thought of our choices this week – and let us know if there’s a show you want to recommend for a future edition!

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