For those of us who’ll be spending the bank holiday avoiding bunting and street parties like the plague (Picture: Netflix/HBO/Channel 4/Apple TV)

Bored of the Queen? It’s ok to admit it, we’re all friends here!

There’s a cheeky joy in Pistol launching just a few days before the Jubilee — Johnny Rotten and friends being famous for producing a blisteringly subversive variant on the national anthem around the time of the Silver Jubilee.

And for those of us who’ll be spending the bank holiday avoiding bunting and street parties like the plague, here’s some entertainment without a corgi in sight…



Acting royalty arrives on the scene (Picture: Nikola Predovic)

Forget about real royalty and embrace acting royalty. Bill Skarsgård, son of Stellan and brother of Alexander, stars in this thrilling drama about the bank robber who was the inspiration for the expression Stockholm syndrome.

Apple TV+

Prehistoric Planet

Big-budget beasts (Picture: Courtesy of Apple)

Celebrate old dinosaurs with a show literally about dinosaurs. Apple’s big-budget dinosaur series is even narrated by David Attenborough.

Sky Atlantic


The wildest party in town this weekend (Picture: Eddy Chen/HBO)

No party is going to be as wild as the ones thrown in HBO’s sex-fuelled teen drama Euphoria, starring Zendaya. It’s enough to make you think your teenage years were pretty lame.

More: Netflix


Deutschland 83/86/89

German thrills back from the Cold War (Picture: Conny Klein/UFA Fiction for RTL)

A German drama during the Jubilee? You blasphemous scamp, you. And you can’t do much better than this spy thriller set across the Berlin wall.

If you need a few more things to watch, check out our other alternative TV guide here.

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