SCREEN SAVERS New cult TV

So many stream­ing ser­vices, so much good (and bad) TV to con­sume. Here are some hid­den gems wor­thy of your hard-earned sub­scrip­tion

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Mur­der In Suc­cessville

BBC IPLAYER What? A cross be­tween a po­lice drama and an im­prov sketch show, where ev­ery episode a celebrity guest helps in­ves­ti­gate a mur­der in Suc­cessville (a fic­tional town filled with fa­mous peo­ple).

When to watch 9pm on a week­day af­ter a bad day at work.

Who is in it? Co­me­dian Tom Davis plays the lead, DI Sleet. Jamie Laing and Der­mot O’Leary have ap­peared. Taster quote “You’re a cold-hearted piece of shit, Mary Berry!” The bit you’ll be talk­ing about… Greg James be­ing forced to sing All Things Bright And Beau­ti­ful in a Ja­maican ac­cent by ‘Rev­erend Gary Bar­low’ dur­ing ques­tion­ing for one mur­der.

Good for fans of… The Mighty Boosh.

Dreams Of A Life

AMA­ZON PRIME What? A dev­as­tat­ing doc­u­men­tary about Joyce Carol Vin­cent, a woman whose body lay undis­cov­ered in a flat for nearly three years, sur­rounded by Christ­mas presents, with the TV still on.

When to watch Any day you’re not wear­ing mascara.

Who is in it? Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ash­ton plays Vin­cent in reen­act­ments of her life, while her real friends and col­leagues give their ac­counts of her life and death. Taster quote “That was the ter­ri­bly sad thing, no one had re­ported her miss­ing.” The bit you’ll be talk­ing about… Ash­ton’s por­trayal of Vin­cent alone in her flat singing into a hair­brush, be­fore break­ing down into tears.

Good for fans of… Je­sus Camp. HAYU What? Be blinded by ve­neers and su­per-tans in this re­al­ity se­ries that fol­lows Man­hat­tan’s most suc­cess­ful es­tate agents on the job. Gos­sip Girl meets Lo­ca­tion, Lo­ca­tion, Lo­ca­tion.

When to watch On a hun­gover Sun­day. Who is in it? Es­tate agents Steve, Ryan and Fredrik who make the back­stab­bing Real Housewives Of Bev­erly Hills look like Ghandi. Taster quote “Fredrik is a shark, and he does what sharks do: smells blood.”

The bit you’ll be talk­ing about… When Fredrik crashes Ryan’s client meet­ing to steal his busi­ness and in re­venge, Ryan blurts, “Fredrik used to do gay porn.”

Good for fans of… Made In Chelsea.

Des­ig­nated Sur­vivor

NET­FLIX What? A lowly gov­ern­ment em­ployee be­comes the US pres­i­dent af­ter a ter­ror­ist at­tack kills ev­ery­one else in the line of suc­ces­sion. To­tally be­liev­able. No, re­ally – this is what would hap­pen.

When to watch This has ‘bank-hol­i­day binge’ writ­ten all over it.

Who is in it? Natascha McEl­hone, Mag­gie Q and 24’s Kiefer Suther­land (who you will fancy. Again). Taster quote “Capi­tol’s been at­tacked. Congress, Cab­i­net... Ea­gle is gone. Sir, you are now the pres­i­dent.” The bit you’ll be talk­ing about… All of it. It is 21 hours of po­lit­i­cal sab­o­tage, flirty Oval Of­fice li­aisons and more drama than a big fam­ily Christ­mas. Good for fans of… House Of Cards.

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