This May Bank Holiday weekend there’s plenty to get excited about with BT TV. From new episodes of the critically acclaimed supernatural thriller The Terror to the Champions League Final, there’s something for everyone.
Keep reading for our must-watch guide for the week ahead.
UEFA Champions League Final – Real Madrid v Liverpool, May 26th at 7.45pm
It simply doesn’t get any bigger than this.
The 2018 Champions League final looks set to be one for the ages - a truly titanic showdown between European football royalty and arguably two of the three best players in the world.
Real Madrid and Liverpool – 17 titles between them – lock horns as Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and a glittering support cast vie for supremacy on the grandest stage in the club game.
Real Madrid v Liverpool live TV coverage, plus online streaming and highlights will all be provided exclusively by BT Sport on Saturday night as Jurgen Klopp’s men go for Champions League final glory in Kyiv.
How the Young Ones Changed Comedy - Saturday 26th May, 9.30pm on Gold – BT TV channel 310.
This brand new and exclusive UKTV Original one-off explores the legacy of one of the most influential - and notorious - British comedy series of all time. Throughout its 12 episodes at the start of the 1980s, The Young Ones provided a vehicle for some of the most innovative writers of the new wave of alternative comedy and made household names of an ensemble cast that would go on to dominate the British comedy landscape for years to come.
Created and written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lisa Meyer (with additional material from Alexi Sayle), The Young Ones pushed the boundaries of taste and ripped up the blueprint of what a sitcom was supposed to be. With cast members including Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer and Christopher Ryan, as well as guest stars like Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Jennifer Saunders (and not forgetting musical guests including Madness, Dexy Midnight Runners, Motorhead and The Damned), The Young Ones was one of a kind.
History of Football airs on HISTORY from May 28th to June 10th – BT TV channel 327/379 HD.
HISTORY are gearing up for a worldwide event this summer, a 14-day, 24/7 mega television event – History of Football.
Capturing the anticipation and excitement of the 2018 World Cup, the season of programming includes documentaries and specials about the most famous footballing icons and events of all time.
Return to Turin: Italia 90 is one of the documentaries featured in the season, looking back at England’s road to the semi-finals through the eyes of players Gary Lineker, Paul Parker and Terry Butcher.
Code Black – Season 3 starts Tuesday, May 29th at 10pm on W – BT TV channel 311/383 HD
We’ve all seen the stereotypical hospital drama that purely focuses on the daily medical emergencies a hospital team faces. But while Code Black certainly covers shocking medical cases, it also goes several steps further by exposing the underfunding and staffing so many real-life American hospitals experience. It grapples with public relations disasters and the devastating funding effect this can have on a hospital, and also highlights the lasting psychological effects working in an ER environment can have.
The emotional rollercoaster of a show set in the overwhelmingly busy and under-resourced Los Angeles ‘Angels Memorial’ Emergency Room, Code Black spotlights the unsung heroes that help save lives every day in the face of a chaotic work environment and features an A-list cast including Marcia Gay Harden, Rob Lowe and Luiz Guzman.
Arrested Development - Streaming on Netflix from Tuesday, May 29th
Emmy award-winning and Golden Globe nominated comedy series, Arrested Development, returns to Netflix for a fifth season.
In the aftermath of Cinco de Quatro, the Bluth family are all facing one question, that no one quite has the answer to; where is Lucille Two?
As this Netflix (semi) original series, the Bluths are back together, and finally getting the award they think they deserve - for family of the year. A development which will help Lindsay as she begins her campaign for Congress, to become ‘part of the problem’. But whatever happens, Michael will always come back to save the family. Probably.
Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo – Premieres on Wednesday, May 30th on AMC - exclusive to BT customers
Get ready for more deep south hijinks, Hap Collins (James Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams) are back in action for the second season of AMC’s delightful, raucous television adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale‘s long-running book series.
Mucho Mojo picks up with the titular duo after the calamity of the first season when the discovery of a dead body drags the best buds smack in the middle of a murder mystery.
I Am A Killer – Tuesday, May 29th at 9pm on Crime + Investigation, BT TV channel 328
The new series gives a fascinating and in-depth insight into the stories of prisoners on death row in America, awaiting their fate. Showing that there are multiple sides to every story, each one-hour episode profiles ten prisoners convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death. The series features never before seen footage with extraordinary access to prisons across America. Each convicted prisoner recounts the events that led up to their crime and, shockingly, the event itself. We discover their motivations, their expectations and ultimately how they now view the crime, after time spent on death row. Different viewpoints and the impact of decisions made in a split second that have changed the course of the killers’ lives throw into question the viewer’s opinions towards the killers.
The Terror - New episodes every Tuesday on AMC. Catch up now on the BT Player >
The Terror is AMC’s most talked about show in years and tells the tragic tale of the ill-fated Franklin’s Lost Expedition – with a terrifying supernatural twist. Starring Tobias Menzies, Jared Harris and Ian Hart, this series has already garnered fantastic reviews from critics.
Fear the Walking Dead - New episodes every Monday on AMC. Catch up now on the BT Player >
The incredibly popular Walking Dead spin-off returns for its hotly awaited fourth season. Now Madison and her crew are in Texas, where they continue to fend off factions and of course zombies in their post-apocalyptic new world. With shocking new storylines and unexpected arrival promised, the series four of Fear the Walking Dead is already being touted as its best yet.
AMC, Gold, W, Crime + Investigation and HISTORY are among 60 premium channels available on BT TV.
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