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Catch these brilliant shows and movies before they take off.
26 Apr 2021 - 9:33 AM  UPDATED 26 Apr 2021 - 9:33 AM

1 May

24 Hours In Police Custody S4 Ep24 – Black Widow Part 2

6 Days

Killer In Our Classroom: Never Again

Michael Mosley: What’s My Diagnosis S1 Ep4

Our Stories S2018 Ep9 – Tell Me Tidda


The Dark Side Of The Moon

The Long Good Friday

Who Do You Think You Are? S9 Ep1–8 (Noni Hazlehurst, Charlie Teo, Natalie Imbruglia, John Jarratt, Justine Clarke, Todd McKenney, Ernie Dingo, Patti Newton)

2 May

Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope

Celtic Woman: A Celebration

I Am Johnny Cash


Secrets Of The Royal Wardrobe

The Blitz: Britain On Fire Series 1 Ep 2

The Tall Man

Trading Cultures

Waco: The Longest Siege

3 May

London’s Super Tunnel S3 Ep1–2

New Girl S6 Ep21–22

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Outlander S5 Ep9

The Curse Of Oak Island S3 Ep11 – Sword Play

The Goddam Election! with John Safran

The Passion Of The Christ

The Tiger Brigades

The Workshop

The Goddamn Election! with John Safran leaves on 3 May:

4 May

Boxing For Palm Island Series 1 Ep 1–2

Colony S2 Ep5–6

Coronavirus Special: What We Know Now

New Girl S7 Ep1–2

NRA Under Fire

Petra: Secrets Of The Ancient Builders

Titanic: Into The Heart Of The Wreck

United States Of Conspiracy

White Right: Meeting The Enemy

5 May

24 Hours In Emergency S16 Ep16 – The Missing

Always Was: Widi Homeland

Big Ben: World’s Most Famous Clock

For A Happy Life

Historic House Rescue S1 Ep2


Michael Mosley: Into The Mind S1 Ep1–3

Our Stories S2018 Ep10 – Aunty Steph, An Adelaide Jewel

Return Of The Hero

Smartphones: The Dark Side

The Protector 2

The Story Of The Songs S1 Ep5 – Metallica

The Wave

Toxic Town: The Corby Poisoning

6 May

From The Western Frontier S3 Ep1 – The Third Space

Karla Grant Presents S2019 Ep41 – Long Time Ago Bloomfield River

Michael Mosley: Trust Me, I’m A Doctor S7 Ep1

Odd Thomas

Songlines – Ngapa Jukurrpa – Water Songline

The Joy Of Painting With Bob Ross S3 Ep1–13

Two Brothers Walking

Season 3 of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross leaves on 6 May:

7 May


How Sex Changed The World S1 Ep2 – Sexpocalypse

Our Stories S2018 Ep12 – The Real Bush Tucker Bunjie

Sink Or Swim

The Parisian Bitch

8 May

A Private Function

American Runestone: A Viking Mystery S1 Ep1–6

Hunting Aotearoa S12 Ep13 - Rangataua

Little Men

Our Stories S2018 Ep13 – Cultural Activist – Maree Clarke

Songlines on Screen – Niminjarra

The Fifth Region

The World’s Busiest Stations S1 Ep1–4 (New York, Calcutta, Zurich, Melbourne)

The X-Files S4 Ep1–3

Withnail And I


Withnail and I leaves on 8 May:

9 May

A Cool Fish

Angels Gather Here

Egypt’s Apocalypse Volcano

Gangs Of Pompeii

Get Low

Mystery Of Rome’s Sunken City

Secrets Of The Royal Servants

The Blitz: Britain On Fire Series 1 Ep 3

The Crucifixion Mystery

Tutankhamun’s Last Mission

Viking Murder Mystery

You Disappear

10 May

Big Fish

Britain’s Most Historic Towns S1 Ep1 – Roman Chester

Dark Age

Impossible Engineering S1 Ep1

New Girl S7 Ep3–5

Outlander S5 Ep10

Prince Philip: An Extraordinary Life

Spina Bifida And Me

The Honesty Experiment

The Piano

The Queen Mother S1 Ep1

The Secret History Of World War II S1 Ep1–6

Prince Philip: An Extraordinary Life leaves on 10 May:

11 May


Hindenburg – The New Evidence

Lost Temple Of The Inca

New Girl S7 Ep6­–8

The Queen Mother S1 Ep2

12 May

24 Hours In Emergency S16 Ep17 – The Sound Of My Voice

Black Narcissus

Historic House Rescue S1 Ep3

Marn Grook

Our Stories S5 Ep1 – Sylvia Nakachi

Our Stories S5 Ep2 – Stuart And Ewan Martin


Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children S1 Ep1

The Beat That My Heart Skipped

13 May

Dilili In Paris

Michael Palin In North Korea S1 Ep1–2

Miles Ahead

Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children S1 Ep2

The Guilty

The Kimberley Man

Vote Yes For Aborigines

The Kimberley Man leaves on 13 May:

14 May

Hunting Aotearoa S10 Ep1 – Matawai

Mea Culpa

Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children S1 Ep3

Swallows And Amazons

Sydney Harbour Patrol S1 Ep1–2

The Intervention

15 May

Berlin Syndrome

Bleed For This

How Sex Changed The World S1 Ep3 – Sex For Sale

Our Stories S2018 Ep16 – Prayers To The Wind

Scorpion In Love

Sword Master


The X-Files S4 Ep4

White Tuft The Little Beaver

16 May

Call Me Bruna S2 Ep1–8

Hunting Egypt’s Lost Treasures S1 Ep1 – Tutankhamun’s Treasures

In The Loop

In The Shadows

Message From Mungo

Naa Muru Gurung

Roman J Israel Esq

Secret Life Of The Airport

The Cobbler

The Royals and The Tabloids S1 Ep1–4

Water Is Life

Worlds Apart

17 May

Britain’s Most Historic Towns S1 Ep2 – Viking York

Buena Vista Social Club

Impossible Engineering S1 Ep2


Outlander S5 Ep11

Student Athletes

Sunny And The Dark Horse

18 May


Date With An Angel

Greetings From Planet Smurf

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Outlander S5 Ep12

Seven Psychopaths

Travel Man’s Greatest Trips S1 Ep1–4

Who Do You Think You Are? S11 Ep1–8 (Lisa Wilkinson, Bert Newton, Cameron Daddo, Lisa Curry, Denise Scott, Kat Stewart, Julie Bishop, Troy Cassar-Daley)

Season 11 of Who Do You Think You Are? leaves on 18 May:

19 May

24 Hours In Emergency S16 Ep18 – Dear Father

Ewan And Colin McGregor: RAF at 100

Fat Fight: The Battle Continues S1 Ep4

Hugh’s Fat Fight S1 Ep1–3

Off The Grid With Pio S1 Ep1–8

Twelve Canoes

Vanity Fair

20 May


Mparntwe: Sacred Sites

The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir

The Origins Of ANZAC Day in QLD

Travel Man S9 Ep1 – 48 Hours In Dubrovnik

Travel Man S9 Ep2 – 48 Hours In Bergen

Travel Man S9 Ep3 – 48 Hours In Krakow

Travel Man S9 Ep4 – 48 Hours In Madrid

Urban Native Girl S1 Ep1–13

21 May

Battle Of Crete S1 Ep1–2

Hunting Aotearoa S10 Ep2 – Danny McBride


Titanic: Dead Reckoning

Woman at War

22 May

2nd Light Horse Regiment WWI


George Clarke’s Shed Of The Year S1 Ep1–3

How Sex Changed The World S1 Ep4 – Sex Gone Wrong

Our Stories S2018 Ep19 – The Butterfish Mob


The Story Of The Road

The X-Files S4 Ep5

WW2 Drain The Ocean

The Story of the Road leaves on 22 May:

23 May


Hunting Egypt’s Lost Treasures S1 Ep2 – Warrior Pharaoh Queen

Queensland Chaplains In World War I

Prosecuting Evil



Sweet Country

The Kamilaroi

The Night Manager S1 Ep5–8

24 May

Britain’s Most Historic Towns S1 Ep3 – Norman Winchester

Half Brother

Impossible Engineering S1 Ep3


Totem And Ore

Totem and Ore leaves on 24 May:

25 May

An Australian Hero: Keith Payne V C

Captain Fantastic

Il Divo

Paradise Soldiers

The Counterfeiters

Tour De Legacy: The Western Front


26 May

24 Hours In Emergency S16 Ep19 – Skin Deep

D-Day: 75 Years

Depression And Me

How To Have A Better Female Orgasm

Making A Mark

Lest We Forget Aboriginal Women

Love Is In The Air

Our Stories S2018 Ep20 – McMillan’s Stick

Songlines on Screen – Finding Mawiranga

Truth Be Told Lest We Forget

27 May

Apocalypse: The Second World War S1 Ep1–6


Kirikou And The Men And Women

Return To Chernobyl

The Little Drummer Girl S1 Ep1–8

The Quake

28 May

A Woman’s Calling

Alex Polizzi The Fixer S1 Ep1–5

Building The Channel Tunnel

How Sex Changed The World S1 Ep5 – Superheroes Of Sex

Just A Breath Away

Our Stories S2018 Ep21 – Uncle Willie

Our Stories S6 Ep2 – The Real Bush Tucker Bunjie

The Beach S1 Ep1–6

The Joy Of Painting With Bob Ross S4 Ep1–13

Tony Robinson’s History Of Britain S1 Ep1–4

29 May

A War

Hunting Aotearoa S10 Ep3 – Waikaremoana

Jackass: The Movie

Our Stories S2018 Ep22 – Clay

Nazi Megastructures S4 Ep1 – Hitler’s Death Trains

The X-Files S4 Ep6

30 May

11 Minutes

Bosch S6 Ep1–10

Call Me Olly

Cruising With Jane McDonald S1 Ep1–4 (Caribbean, The Inner Hebrides – The Isle Of Mull, The Danube, Alaska)

Hunting Egypt’s Lost Treasures S1 Ep3 – Tomb Raiders

Nazi Megastructures S4 Ep2 – Hitler’s Railways Of Death

Season 6 of Bosch leaves on 30 May:

31 May


7 Boxes

A Cat In Paris

A World Of Calm S1 Ep1–10

American Animals

Another Country

Apocalypse Now Redux

Black Sea

Black Souls

Britain’s Most Historic Towns S1 Ep4 – Tudor Norwich

Boys Cry

Bullets S1 Ep1–10


Cold War


District B13

Eight Miles High

El Angel

Far From Men

God Willing

Impossible Engineering S1 Ep4

John And Yoko: Above Us Only Sky

Le Brio

Make It Right


Michael Mosley: Coronavirus Special

Michael Mosley: Great Intelligence Test

My House S1 Ep1–10

Ong Bak

Perfect Strangers

Policing The Police

Post Radical S1 Ep1–6

Promise At Dawn


Rock’n Roll



Short Term 12

Sicilian Ghost Story




The Belier Family

The Cowboys

The Duchess

The Girl In The Fog

The Good Girls

The Great Beauty

The Guardians

The King’s Choice

The Mafia Kills Only In Summer

The Realm

The Trouble With You

The War Of The Buttons

The Well Digger’s Daughter

Things To Come

Thunder Road

Through The Wormhole S6 Ep1–6

Travel Man S2 Ep1–6 (Vienna, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Seville, Venice)

Two Is A Family


Who You Think I Am

Young Adam


Season 1 of A World of Calm is on till 31 May: