Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Favourite TV Shows with Freeview Play

It's no secret that I don't watch an awful lot of television. Not for lack of wanting though, it's just that we always seem to be doing something else when a good programme is on! Also, anything we do watch during the day usually has to be Mr Tumble or Sooty shaped as requested by a certain little lady (can't say no, can I?!). 

When Miss E has gone to bed and everything has been done around the house though, sitting down and flicking through the tv guide to find a good programme to watch is one of my favourite ways to relax! 

My husband recently told me about the new Freeview Play service from Freeview which is now built into some television sets or can be used with your existing screen by purchasing a Freeview Play Recorder. It's catch up TV made easy and with no subscription costs, it would mean I could catch up on my guilty pleasures (Jezza!) in the evening when it's suitable for me. You can catch up on TV from the last 7 days, so you'll never miss out on must see shows again. Definitely something we might invest in after we've got the Christmas shopping out of the way!

I thought that it would be fun to share my top five TV shows on the blog today. There's no doubt that they are certainly almost all guilty pleasures though. I realised recently that I don't do serious TV and I can't commit to sitting through months of seemingly endless shows like the X Factor. So in no particular order, here we go....

1. Jeremy Kyle
People are always shocked when I tell them I actually enjoy watching this programme. I was lucky (whatever floats your boat, ay?!) to receive priority audience tickets recently and it was amazing to see how the show is all filmed and put together. The guests are nuts and I do see why people dislike it but for some reason I can't stop watching it when it's on! Also, ever played Jeremy Kyle bingo? You should!

2. Birds of a Feather
I used to watch this when I was younger and have probably seen every single episode so I always love catching the re-runs whenever they are on! 

3. Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs
When we watch this, we usually have to arm ourselves with heaps of treats to stop Elsie barking at all the dogs on the screen! The series sees Paul O'Grady following the canine residents of Battersea Dogs and Cats home who are looking for loving new homes and a fresh start. It's emotional and i'm a sucker for anything to do with animals, especially dogs! 

4. Come Dine With Me
Cookery-based reality show seeing contestants battling it out for the crown of the ultimate dinner party host. It's so easy to watch, it's fab!

5. Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 
I love watching documentary series like this. Anything quirky or niche, I'm on it! This one follows people who are obsessed with cleaning and have been set the task of cleaning up some of Britain's dirtiest homes. It's fascinating to see people at different ends of the scales and seeing what they take from each other.

What are your favourite TV shows? And have you heard of Freeview Play before? Let me know in a comment below!

Disclosure - This post was a collaboration with Share It Quick but as always, all words are my own.


  1. I have never heard of freeview play before will have a look into it! Popped over to see how different your shows are than mine except a love of nashville! I love birds of a feather but never watched any of the newer ones they made and I think I need some of those obsessive compulsive cleaners for my house lol x

    1. The new Birds of a feather episodes are ace, i've really enjoyed watching them! I'm now following your lovely blog x

  2. I adore come dine with me! I can't watch for the love of dogs cause I want them all haha!


  3. I love Come Dine With Me! It's literally one of my all-time favourite shows. I'd love to apply to go on it one day, but I'm a terrible cook haha x