Seven rainy day TV shows

If rainy spring days are forecast, it could be a great excuse to curl up in front of the TV and watch your favourite shows (as you indulge in lots of Easter eggs).

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In this guide, we predict a 100% chance of must-watch telly that will brighten your day until the sun puts its hat back on.

Doctor Who

We kick-start our list with the classic sci-fi series, Doctor Who. The BBC flagship show will be celebrating its 10th season on 1st April, with a new and exciting adventure. Peter Capaldi will return as the show’s twelfth Doctor, with Pearl Mackie as his loyal companion.

You’ll also spot another familiar face in the Tardis, Matt Lucas, who will be reprising his role as River Song’s former assistant Nardole (last seen as a head inside a robot body!). The writers haven’t given away too much, so you’ll just have to wait and see what’s in store - or take a peek at the official trailer here: 

Live: BBC 1, Saturdays 9pm

Catch up: BBC iPlayer

Pretty Little Liars

2017 marks the end of the hit US teen drama, Pretty Little Liars. For seven eventful seasons the show has kept viewers hooked on the mystery of Alison’s disappearance. On 19th April, the show will return to our screens for season seven part B, after a mid-season break. It appears everything is starting to fit into place for Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily. But that could all change in the closing episodes.

Watch anytime when you subscribe to Netflix.


David Tennant and Olivia Colman, have made their highly anticipated return as detectives Hardy and Miller in the award winning crime drama, Broadchurch. This season, the detectives are investigating a new case, which centres around survivor Trish Winterman, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh, known for her role as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street.

Like the show’s dramatic setting on the Jurassic Coast of Dorest, you can expect emotions and tensions will be running high once again. Season three began in February, but is set to come to its climax this month. And with rumours that this will be the final series, you won’t want to miss the thriller’s swansong! If you haven’t seen any episodes so far, don’t worry you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.

Live: ITV 1, Mondays, 9pm

Catch up: BBC iPlayer


New show on the block, Girlboss, is set to premier on 21st April on Netflix. The series finds inspiration from the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, which is based on the memoirs of Sophia Amoruso, the founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series will follow Sophia, played by Britt Robertson, and tell her story of how she went from selling vintage clothes on eBay to having a multi-million dollar fashion empire by the age of 28. So if you’re looking for DIY success tips, this could be your next binge-worthy show.

Watch anytime when you subscribe to Netflix.

Grace and Frankie

Veteran actors, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, are back on our screens this spring with more witty one-liners, dramatic walkouts and plucky attitudes. If you haven’t seen it before, the show focuses on Grace and Frankie, two women who were friends by marriage only, but who later sought friendship after their husbands decide, after 40 years, they were leaving their wives for each other.

The comedy series is about the good, the bad and the ugly sides of relationships, making it relatable to all audiences. If that doesn’t persuade you to give it a watch, Fonda and Tomlin, who are friends in real life, have perfect chemistry on-screen just as they did 37 years ago in the film Nine to five.

Catch up with Grace and Frankie when you subscribe to Netflix.

Little Big Shots

Looking for a show to lift everyone’s spirits this spring? Check out the new children’s talent show, Little Big Shots, which will be continuing in April.

Unlike, Britain’s Got Talent or the X-Factor, there are no judges or prizes – it’s simply talented little people showing off. Comedian Dawn French is the perfect choice of host and watching her interact with these little ones is entertainment in itself.

So far, we’ve seen a mini magician performing mind-boggling tricks, tiny dancers with fancy footwork and pocket-sized chefs rustle up something yummy. This cheerful show will wash away any rainy day blues!

Watch this clip to get a taster of what’s still to come: