Needing to cosy in with some good new stuff on the box tonight? Look no further and get yourself comfy, as we bring you #CatchupRoundup, our weekly look at some of the best new shows the on demand services have to offer…
- FLAT PACK POP: SWEDEN’S MUSIC MIRACLE (BBC iPlayer)
Question: what do Ace of Base, Robyn, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift all have in common? The answer: they’ve had hits provided for them by the many megahit writers coming out of the natural homeland of epic pop music: Sweden. In this new one hour film, James Ballardie meets the like of super producer Max Martin and former members of the Cheiron production house to chart the story of the hits behind the stars.
- ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU: DIY (All4)
We absolutely loved and became quickly addicted to the journey of Dick and Angel in the original series of Escape to the Chateau that aired on Sunday evenings on Channel 4 last year. They’re now back in this spin off series for the daytime, which touches base with them but also sees some other partnerships hoping to live the French dream and bring some of France’s many chateaus back to their former glory.
- AUSTRALIA WITH JULIA BRADBURY (ITV Hub)
The former Countryfile host hopped over to ITV from the BBC a few years ago, and now heads to the land down under for this brilliant new travelogue series. The first episode sees her to Sydney, taking in the world famous Opera House and Harbour Bridge as well as joining the patrol on Bondi Beach.
- THE GREAT BRITISH BIKE OFF (My5)
For all you petrolheads out there, this new five part series is the show for you. Good friends Graham Hoskins and Tom Woodrow hit the road on their choppers to explore some of the more far flung corners of the British Isles. Expect to find them everywhere from the Peak District to Salisbury Plains in this engaging adventure.
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