Here are some programmes to keep you occupied even if the weather is bad during this upcoming May bank holiday weekend, including Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Poldark, Tina Fey with Letterman, and the Tony Curtis/Marilyn Monroe/Jack Lemmon comedy film, Some Like It Hot.
A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Available 4 May)
Carol Burnett is back. In this funny and endearing series, she will be joined by a group of the most honest and unfiltered people in the world – a gaggle of straight-talking, entertaining 5-9 year old kids. These very opinionated ‘experts’ weigh-in on a variety of relatable and humorous dilemmas, brought in by everyday adults. Each episode will feature a celebrity contributor brave enough to bring in their own dilemma for the kids to comment on, in front of a live audience. The show is co-hosted by comedian Russell Peters.
Dear White People: Volume 2 (Available 4 May)
Romantic dilemmas, a social media troll and big changes at Armstrong-Parker House push Sam, Lionel and friends to the breaking point.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Tina Fey (Available 4 May)
Tina Fey opens up about her family, the changing culture at “SNL” and the one moment she wishes she could take back. Plus, blues icon Buddy Guy.
The Rain: Season 1 (Available 4 May)
The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilisation gone. Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life. Set free from their collective past and societal rules, the group has the freedom to be who they want to be. In their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there’s still love, jealousy, and many of the coming of age dilemmas they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.
Who will you be when the rain comes?
Poldark: Season 2 (Available 6 May)
The second series of Poldark begins with Ross preparing for his trial. Elizabeth and Demelza try their best to help him, however, George is doing everything in his power to bring Ross down. Meanwhile, Francis struggles to rebuild his life and a familiar face returns to Cornwall.
Busted!: Season 1 (Available 4 May)
A hilarious panel of Korean entertainment icons team up with some of the biggest names in K-Drama in this madcap whodunit variety show. More “Keystone Cops” than “Sherlock Holmes,” each episode sees our cast of bumbling detectives solve a different mystery based on vignettes presented by famous Korean actors and comedians. An overarching plot unfolds throughout the series, and the tension mounts as the panel edges closer to the awful truth.
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (New episodes Sundays)
Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale’s new weekly comedy commentary show.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 3 (New episodes Wednesdays)
Based on the bestselling young adult fantasy book series The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, Shadowhunters follows 18-year-old Clary Fray, who finds out on her birthday that she is not who she thinks she is but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters, human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.
Designated Survivor: Season 2 (New episodes Thursdays)
With the conspiracy more alarming than ever, a fiery lawyer joins President Kirkman’s staff and Agent Wells forms an alliance with a British spy. Stars Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, LaMonica Garrett, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Ben Lawson, Zoe McLellan and Paulo Costanzo
Riverdale: Season 2 (New episodes Thursdays)
Riverdale is back for season two and it’s darker than ever. With the shooting of Fred Andrews threatening to plunge the entire town into utter darkness, can Betty unmask the Black Hood to save Archie from going further down the dark and dangerous path he’s on?
Stars K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry, Skeet Ulrich and Mark Consuelos
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 10 (New episodes Fridays)
The Emmy-winning series returns for a milestone 10th season. A cast of 14 talented drag queens compete for the coveted title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and a cash prize of $100,000. Regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews join Ru on the judges’ panel to decide who stays, who lip synchs for his or her life, or who “sashays away.” This season’s celebrity guest judges are headed by superstar entertainer Christina Aguilera and also includes Shania Twain, Lena Dunham, Halsey, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Kate Upton, Billy Eichner, and Kumail Nanjiani.
iZombie (New Episodes Tuesdays)
When over-achieving medical resident Liv Moore attends a party that turns into a zombie feeding frenzy, she ends up joining the ranks of the living dead. Determined to pass as human despite her pale appearance and newly listless demeanour, Liv forms a plan to resist her drive to consume fresh human brains by taking a job at a coroner’s office, where she can secretly snack on the brains of corpses delivered there. Soon discovering that she absorbs the memories of those she feeds on, she finds new purpose by posing as a psychic and working with a detective to help solve their murders.
Sometimes (Now Streaming)
Seven strangers anxiously waiting for their HIV test results decide to bribe the clinic receptionist to get them early, learning one is positive.
Manhunt (Available 4 May)
A Chinese pharmaceutical lawyer framed for a vile crime teams up with a sharp-witted Japanese detective to stop a dangerous corporate plot.
Forgive Us Our Debts (Available 4 May)
Threatened by creditors, a newly unemployed man agrees to work for a debt collector, but soon discovers his deal with the devil has unexpected costs.
Some Like It Hot (Now Streaming)
After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band’s sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.
The Standoff (Now Streaming)
They can barely stand each other, but can they stand next to each other for three days, without sleep, for the chance to win the car of their dreams? When eight alpha teens vie to win a car there’s only one rule–keep a hand on the automobile until you’re the last one standing. They will go to any length to win, and with a new car at stake, no one is backing down—not even for romance!
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous Live at Radio City (Now Streaming)
A new stand-up special from John Mulaney. John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and “SNL,” eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this electric comedy special.
Dany Boon: Des Hauts-De-France (Available 4 May)
In an eclectic one-man show, French superstar Dany Boon reflects on his homeland, his first comedy gig and the challenges of parenting hostile teens.
End Game (Available 4 May)
Directed by Academy Award winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, End Game is an intimate vérité style documentary short that follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death — and dedicated to changing our thinking about both.
ORIGINAL SERIES FOR KIDS
Kong: King of the Apes: Season 2 (Available 4 May)
Lukas and friends explore a lost world full of prehistoric beasts, uncover clues to Kong’s past and race to stop a robot uprising led by Botila.