TV Choice: What to download or stream this week

Brendan Gleeson in Calvary on BBC iPlayerBrendan Gleeson in Calvary on BBC iPlayer
Brendan Gleeson in Calvary on BBC iPlayer
Stuff to watch when there's nothing on the real telly from Saturday February 17.

BBC iPlayer: Calvary

County Sligo priest Father James (Brendan Gleeson) hears an unusual confession from one of his flock. Father James arranges to meet the confessor in a week’s time and in the interim spends time with his diverse and sometime perverse flock.

BBC Three: Inside Britain’s Moped Crime Gangs

Reporter Livvy Haydock meets three of the UK’s newest type of criminal: thieves who commit their crimes using mopeds.In 2017, there were over 23,000 crimes committed on motorbikes, an average of 64 per day. This is a 163 percent rise on the previous year.

Sky Box Sets: Girls Seasons 1-6

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Inspired by some of Lena Dunham’s real-life experiences, this multi-award-winning show charts the misfortunes of four cash-strapped and confused Brooklyn twentysomethings who are fighting to find their feet in the world. You can watch the whole series here.

Amazon Video: Escape Plan (2014)

Ray Breslin, the world’s foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb”.Fantastic action movie starring the true giants of the genre, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

ITV Hub: Miss Marple

The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side: A fan dies after drinking a poisoned cocktail at a Hollywood star’s party. But for whom was the fatal concoction really intended?

Netflix: Seven Seconds

Gripping 10-part crime anthology. London-born actress Clare-Hope Ashitey is conflicted assistant prosecutor KJ Harper. She is entrusted with securing justice for African-American mother Latrice Butler and her husband Isaiah, whose 15-year-old son Brenton is left for dead in the snow by an off-duty white police officer, Peter Jablinski.

Sky Cinema: Birth of the Dragon (2017, Sky cert tbc)

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Against the backdrop of counterculture 1960s San Francisco, a young and brash Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) is looking to make a name for himself, developing a signature spin on centuries-old kung fu techniques and – to the anger of many a Chinese traditionalist – teaching it to classes of eager Americans.

Among them is Steve McKee (Billy Magnussen, recently seen in the excellent Ingrid Goes West), an actor who helps broker the legendary, behind-closed-doors showdown between Lee and Shaolin martial arts master Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu). George Nolfi, writer-director of The Adjustment Bureau, is the man behind the camera. From Friday.

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