This bank holiday we suggest you mix it up a bit. So here are our recommendations that we know you’ll love this family filled weekend.

Let us know what you plan to watch in the comments section below.

  • Cooks Questions (Series)Sue Perkins hosts a series in which three brilliant chefs demonstrate their skills and answer questions from a studio audience. In this week’s episode Michelin-starred chefs Michael Caines, Frances Atkins and Glynn Purnell discuss the secret to cooking fish. Chef Tom Aikens puts together a delicate smoked eel and cucumber dish. Gennaro Contaldo drops in on a mum at home to show that everyone can rustle up restaurant quality pizza. Vanilla is the ingredient of the day, with dishes including pineapple kebabs. The first two episodes are available to watch on 4oD.
  • The Love Punch (Movie) – Divorced couple Richard (Pierce Brosnan) and Kate (Emma Thompson) are forced back together when a corrupt French businessman makes off with their pension plan money. Determined to recover their cash they plan a daring revenge heist with the help of married duo Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie. Visit Sky Store to watch it.
  • First Time Farmers (Documentary) – A new generation of farmers is breathing life into the agricultural world, balancing hard work with finding time for love, laughter and partying. Catch up with series 1 and 2 by visiting 4oD.
  • Notting Hill Carnival (Documentary) – Wyn Baptist grew up in Notting Hill believing his dad Selwyn, a Trinidadian steel pan player who arrived in Britain in 1960 and was the first Chair of Notting Hill Carnival Committee, was the man who started Carnival. But the truth isn’t quite that simple. Wyn discovers that the origins of Carnival are as tangled as the history of London itself as he meets key players who were actually there with his dad, and goes on a journey that takes in mass immigration, the 1958 race riots, pioneering social workers, Trinidadian steel pan players and adventure playgrounds. Watch it on BBC iPlayer.
  • Played (Series) –Meet the undercover cops who pose as anything from hit men to drug dealers to infiltrate criminal worlds and collect evidence.  Get up to date with the series on Demand 5.
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks (Movie) – In the third big screen outing for the high-pitched furry warblers, Alvin and his chipmunk pals find themselves stranded on a desert island along with the Chipettes. As their surrogate dad Dave searches in vain, they’ve got to deal with a duplicitous castaway and an erupting volcano. This family favourite can be viewed on Sky Store.
  • Match of the day (Series) – Gary Lineker is joined by Alan Shearer and Ruud Gullit for highlights of the opening fixtures of the 2014-2015 Premier League season, as Match of the Day returns for its 50th year.  Catch up at BBC iPlayer.
  • Lawless (Movie) – This true-to-life action saga profiles Virginia’s bootlegging Bondurant brothers, whose exploits during the Prohibition era made them outlaw heroes. Starring Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf. Watch it on Netflix.
  • Four in a bed (Series) – B&B owners throw open their doors and take turns to stay with one another – and pay what they consider fair for their stay. Watch it  on 4oD.

Golden Oldie:

  • The Railway Children (Movie) –. Dramatisation of E Nesbit’s classic novel about three children whose lives change dramatically after they move to a Yorkshire cottage near a railway line.  A 1970 British family favourite available on ITV player.
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