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Picks of the week


Arriving on ITVX on Monday, a batch ofusboxset­s you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s our pick of the best on offer…

THE SON epic western

Before Yellowston­e,

Pierce Brosnan had a go at reviving the epic TV western, and the former Bond did a decent job of it, too. Like Yellowston­e, this is also set in different time periods – 1849 and 1915 – and follows Brosnan’s cattle rancher Eli Mccullough as he builds his empire in Texas. Brosnan looks majestical­ly grizzled as the successful yet mercurial patriarch, with Jacob Lofland as the young Eli, fighting his way out of the dirt when he is made a slave to Comanche warriors. Exhilarati­ng stuff.

CREEPSHOW spooky anthology

Like a gorier version of The Twilight Zone, this anthology series spin-off from the

1982 film is introduced by ghoulish prankster Creepshow Creep. Some tales are more icky than others – you might wanttosave­itfor Halloween.


tv spoof show A hit-and-miss satire of those overblown TV epics of the 70s and 80s (think The Thorn Birds), this has lots of big names, such as Tobey Maguire,

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell. Follow-up The Spoils Before Dying is also available.

BROCKMIRE small town, fresh start

The voice of many a bit-character in The Simpsons, Hank Azaria took top billing in this live-action sitcom. He’s a sports announcer who has a rethink of his life after a humiliatin­g on-air meltdown.

FINDING JOY life-affirming comedy

Amy Huberman writes and stars in this quirky comedy, as Joy, a woman who survives a messy break-up by searching for joy in the least likely of places.

LODGE 49 california dreaming

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s son Wyatt Russell stars as aimless surfer Dud in this offbeat comedydram­a about finding a sense of belonging and purpose.


Bangers & Cash is a national TV treasure that revs up our love for vintage vehicles, and does so with heart and humour. Like The Repair Shop, its success is as much down to the people featured as to the renovated rust buckets themselves. This spin-off series, exclusive to

UKTV Play, follows some of the iconic cars featured in the series, including the Mini Cooper S from the first episode. And no, they don’t build them like that any more. From Thursday, UKTV Play

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Clockwise from right: Pierce Brosnan in The Son, Brockmire, Lodge 49, Finding Joy, Creepshow and The Spoils Of Babylon

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