The anti-royal wedding TV guide: Alternatives to Meghan and Harry's TV extravaganza

What to watch if you're avoiding the Windsor Castle ceremony.

If you’re trying to avoid all things Meghan and Harry this weekend, we’ve got the best shows and box sets for you to binge.

Whether you’re a dedicated English republican or if you’ve just grown tired of the fanfare and pageantry, there are plenty of fantastic series to watch on BT TV, a million miles away from the events at Windsor Castle.

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Here’s our guide to the best anti-royal wedding TV:

Catch up on heart-thumping dramas on the BT Player

The fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead has rebooted the AMC series with a shocking major character death, the first ever Walking Dead crossover with the arrival of Lennie James and a new location – Texas.

Fear the Walking Dead

New arrivals Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman and Maggie Grace have already established themselves as fan favourites in the thrilling apocalyptic drama series, which has developed a new layer of intrigue and suspense in 2018.

If zombies aren’t your thing, AMC’s historical epic The Terror is the perfect mixture of supernatural chills and thrills. With an all-star British cast including Jared Harris and Tobias Menzies, this take on the real-life story of Sir John Franklin’s doomed expedition is a critically acclaimed hit.

The Terror on BT TV

If you’re a superhero addict Marvel's Runaways should be the next show on your must-see list. Currently airing on Syfy, the show follows six Californian teen misfits who unite when they discover that not only do they each possess some level or connection to superhero powers, but each of their parents are in fact villainous criminals. Disturbed by their findings – they hatch an escape plan – as a band of runaways.

And if you’re looking for something completely different, Syfy's Sirens could be the answer. Starring Game of Thrones actress Eline Powell, this new science fiction series does for mermaids what Buffy did for vampires. After her sister is kidnapped and taken onto land by marine biologists, Ryn (Powell) arrives at Bristol Cove determined to get her back. Predatory and dangerous, this show offers a new take on the mermaid legend.

Binge on reality TV box sets

BT TV customers can check out some addictive box sets this weekend, just press the BT Player button on your remote and scroll over the ‘Box Sets’. You can buy classic series from HBO and the BBC and if you hit the ‘free to me’ button, you’ll find the collections available at no extra cost.

Check out big laughs with Comedy Central favourites like Detroiters and Inside Amy Schumer to US documentaries Cooper's Treasure and The Curse of Oak Island.

Deadliest Catch on Discovery

From the smash hit Discovery shows like Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush to MTV’s pop culture phenomenon Catfish, there’s huge collection to get stuck into.

Indulge in a Netflix binge

Watching Netflix on BT TV is easy and there are some fantastic new series to binge this weekend.

The highly anticipated second season of dark teen drama 13 Reasons Why has just been released and if you haven’t caught up on the sci-fi epic remake Lost in Space, now could be the time to start the adventure.

13 Reasons Why

The gripping documentary series Evil Genius is your new true crime addiction and in Danish dystopian series The Rain, Netflix has your new Scandi-fix covered.

After months of anticipation, the Royal wedding is nearly upon us. We might not all be attending the big day at Windsor castle, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend….even if our castle is the living room. To live out your Prince and Princess fairytale dreams IRL, we’ve selected the ultimate wedding shows fit for His or Her Royal Highness.

Something a little different on the big day

Impractical Jokers – 8pm on Comedy Central – BT channel 307/370 HD

The legendary pranksters are up their old tricks with all-new episodes of the hilarious hidden camera show.

Murdoch Mysteries – Back to back episodes on Alibi – BT channel 321/383 HD

Based on Maureen Jennings' award-winning novels, Murdoch Mysteries follows a pioneering detective in early 20th century Toronto, who uses his innovative forensic techniques to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.

Forged in Fire – 10pm on History – BT channel 327/379 HD

Forged in Fire

Nicknamed Bake Off with swords, this cult favourite on History features four of the best blade smiths in America put both their skills and reputations on the line each week. The competition is fierce and it takes a certain mix of brains and brawn to be crowned the Forged in Fire champion.

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