There’s nothing quite like a cosy autumn night in, curled up on the sofa watching a box set, while the wind and rain echoes outside.
To help get you started ahead of autumn, here are our top five recommendations (with help from the experts):
Victoria – ITV
Jenna Coleman left her role on Doctor Who to star in this big-budget biopic this autumn, set at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign. Having taken to the throne aged just 18, this Royal drama explores the early years of our monarch’s reign, in what has been described as an ‘extremely modern and thrilling proposal’, by the London Evening Standard.
The Grand Tour – Amazon Prime
This year’s disastrous attempt at Top Gear 2.0 with Matt le Blanc and Chris Evans, has only served to make Jeremy Clarkson’s new autumn adventure even more hotly anticipated. The opening episode will see Clarkson, Hammond and May compare three of the latest hybrid hypercars: the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. So in other words, they’re pretty much picking up from where they left off!
Mr Robot – Universal Channel / Netflix / Amazon Prime
Mr Robot follows Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Struggling with anxiety disorders and depression, Elliot is recruited by cyber anarchist Mr Robot to join his team of ‘hackivists’. With rave reviews from across the board, Mr Robot has been mooted as one of the most engaging series of the year, and one so addictive, you will struggle to turn it off this autumn.
Amanda Knox – Netflix
In March 2015, seven and a half years after their arrest, 27-year-old Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were definitively acquitted of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. It was a crime that gripped the world – and one that Knox, Sollecito and a third man, Rudy Guede, were found guilty of. This documentary explores the crime, the media circus that followed and attempts to get to know Knox herself. For documentary lovers, this Netflix Original will have you engrossed this autumn.
The Night Of – Sky Atlantic
It’s already aired in the States — to great acclaim— and finally the American remake of BBC’s Criminal Justice is now available in the UK. Riz Ahmed stars as Nasir “Naz” Khan, a young man who is accused of murdering a women he had met the night of her murder, and proceeded to have a night out with her, only to find her dead hours later. With limited memories of the night itself, Naz has no recollection of committing the crime. Gripping from start to finish, this is one not to be missed this autumn.
As the long evenings roll in, the snug feel of your sofa becomes more and more appealing, and with the help of these box sets, you’ll not want to leave it!