#CatchupRoundup (08/01/2019)

Looking for something to watch tonight but not sure where to start? Then never fear, for we have the perfect guide for you as we bring back #CatchupRoundup, your weekly guide to the best shows on the on demand service hand picked by us. There’s something for everyone, so go get yourself comfy in front of this little lot…

The singing contest returned for its eighth series last Saturday, with will.I.am, Sir Tom Jones, Jennifer Hudson and Olly Murs all back in their coaches’ seats, and Emma Willis back hosting the show again as the first round of blind auditionees stepped into the precinct. Watch out in particular for one contestant who’s the son of a very well known singer from the 60s and proves he’s more than capable of following in his dad’s footsteps.

For some reason, we never got round to writing about this superb documentary that was on at Christmas 2017. Fortunately, the Beeb saw sense to repeat it over the holiday period as part of a night of programming on BBC Two dedicated to one of Britain’s best loved actresses. Judi has had a life long passion for trees – one that she shared with her late husband Michael Williams – and in this unique film shot over the course of a year, she gets to know the true science and history behind trees with help from some leading experts.

  • KIRSTIE & PHIL’S LOVE IT OR LIST IT (All4)

    Can you believe that Britain’s favourite property experts Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp have been on our screens for almost two decades now? Whilst the show that they’re synonymous with, Location Location Location, will return for its 32nd – yes, you read that correctly – series later this year, their other venture, Love It Or List It, returned for its fourth last week. As always, they’ll be helping those home owners stuck in a quandary over whether to learn to love their existing des res with Kirstie, or whether to list it for pastures new with Phil.

    • ANIMALS AFTER DARK (My5)

    A fascinating new wildlife series hosted by, amongst others, Steve Backshall and Philippa Forrester, Animals After Dark explores the lives and habitats of Britain’s plethora of nocturnal creatures, from badger setts to wolf packs, from hedgehogs to owls. Filmed using special night vision technology, this will allow you to see night time animals as you’ve never seen them before.

    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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