The exciting line-up on BT TV for 2017 continues this coming month, with the return of hit dramas, fantastic new series and documentaries, and some old favourites appearing on our screens.
Here’s our run-down of the must-watch shows on BT TV in May.
The Son – continues on AMC, exclusive to BT customers, at 9pm on BT TV 332/381 HD and BT TV Catch-Up
Epic Western saga The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan as cattle baron Eli McCullough, continues throughout May. Eli’s journey from young innocent to Comanche-trained killer is developed in flashback, while the older Eli contemplates the possibility of war with Mexican rebels.
Orange is the New Black - Season 1 continues on the Sony Channel Wednesdays, double bill at 9pm and 10pm, on BT TV 331 and BT TV Catch-Up
The most-watched Netflix original series ever, comedy-drama Orange is the New Black garnered three Emmys for its first season. Piper Chapman attempts to stay sane and safe in a minimum-security federal women’s prison in New York after being indicted for smuggling drug money. Filled with dark humour and remarkable characters, OITNB won’t disappoint.
Meet the Superbrains - starts Sunday May 14 on Discovery Channel, BT TV 322/376 HD and BT TV Catch-Up
Meet The Superbrains is a brand new documentary series which charts the trials and triumphs of a new generation of scientists and innovators. We follow their journeys of discovery - warts and all - learning that it takes passion, determination, and a fair few failures to make ground-breaking scientific advances.
Primal Survivor - starts Sunday May 28 on National Geographic, BT TV 317/373 HD and BT TV Catch-Up
Primal Survivor follows wilderness guide and survivalist Hazen Audel as he tackles some of mankind’s most rigorous journeys, relying on skills learned from native inhabitants. After first living with locals to understand their way of life, he sets out on solo journeys through territories that push him to his very limits.
MTV Movie and TV Awards – Monday May 8 on MTV, BT TV 309/371 HD
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The 26th edition of MTV’s screen awards – for the first time including gongs for television shows as well as films – will be presented by comedian and actor Adam DeVine. Beauty and the Beast, Edge of Seventeen, Rogue One, Get Out and Logan compete for this year’s Best Movie award, voted for online by the public.
Your Face or Mine? – starts Tuesday May 16 on Comedy Central , BT TV 307/370 HD and BT TV Catch-Up
It’s a blast from the past on Comedy Central as the channel reboots the cult E4 game show Your Face or Mine, which challenges contestants to predict how gorgeous – or gruesome -people think they are. Jimmy Carr fronts the show once more, while Katherine Ryan takes over co-hosting duties from June Sarpong.
Rosewood series 2 - starts on Alibi on Tuesday May 9, BT TV 312/382 HD and BT TV Catch-Up. Episode 1 "see it first" from 2 May on BT Player
Private pathologist Dr Beaumont Rosewood returns for a second series of crime-busting on Alibi this month. Billed as “pathology’s answer to Sherlock”, the suave scientist is played by Morris Chestnut who aids law enforcement in Florida (and flirts with foxy Detective Villa) while battling a potentially terminal illness. Catch up with the first series from May 2 if you missed it first time around.
Kim and Kanye’s Epik Love Story – Bank Holiday marathon of Kardashians programming starting on Saturday May 27 on E!, BT TV 321/386 HD
Kimye fans rejoice – yes, it’s a whole long weekend of television celebrating the glamour couple, their lives, loves and concerns. Expect kraziness, khaos and kalamity in equal measure.
Babs - BBC One drama about actress Barbara Windsor, transmission date TBC
Actress, comedienne and all-round British icon Dame Barbara Windsor, who turns 80 this year, will be celebrated in this one-off drama on the BBC this month. The cockney icon will be played by four different actresses – including Jaime Winstone and Samantha Spiro – at different parts of her life. Zoe Wanamaker, Nick Moran and Leanne Best round out the cast, and Dame Babs herself makes a cameo appearance.
Eurovision Song Contest – Saturday May 13 on BBC One
The annual musical cheese-fest is back! Don your glad rags, invite round some friends and see if you can guess how many points the UK entry – Never Give Up On You by Lucie Jones – will score. The whole splendidly silly spectacle is shown live on the BBC from 8pm.