Now streaming: What to watch in December

Grace Witherden

Now streaming: What to watch in December

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The Power of the Dog


Benedict Cumberbatch headlines this new Jane Campion movie about a rancher who believes he’ll never find love.

This Way Up


Channel 4 series about a young Irish-Catholic woman who is recovering from a nervous breakdown.

Bad Boys For Life


The third entry in Sony’s Bad Boys franchise with the return of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

Puff: Wonders of the Reef


Nature documentary following a baby pufferfish through his life.

The Salisbury Poisonings


Retelling across three episodes of the 2019 Novichok poisoning crisis. Starring Anne-Maire Duff,

Godzilla vs Kong

Now TV

King Kong is transported out of his containment zone after Godzilla resurfaces and creates mayhem. Humans need his help to find a way to subdue the king of the monsters.

The Glorias

Now TV

The story of Gloria Steinem – from her childhood to her leading role in the women’s liberation movement.



A competition where highly skilled artists create sculptures out of food.



Four curious dinosaurs go on adventures with their herd.


BBC iPlayer

Charly and Ellen have been best friends ever since a shared moment of transformational theatre in Year 8 Drama Club. Ten years on, Charly is leaving New York and a dubious career leafleting Broadway to visit Ellen back in their home village of Cumwell.



Kristen Stewart plays Jean Seberg who is an LA actor who becomes the target of an FBI investigation.


Amazon Prime

A pair of housewives create a $40million coupon scam.

A Boy Called Christmas

Now TV

In this origin story of Father Christmas, an ordinary boy (with a loyal pet mouse and a reindeer at his side) sets out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of Elfhelm.

American Rust

Now TV

A compelling family drama that will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania.

You Don’t Know Me

BBC iPlayer

He swears he's innocent. But in the end, all that matters is this: do you believe him?

The Hand of God


Italian drama about an awkward teenager growing up in Naples during the 1980s.



Series based on the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye, centering on the adventures of Young Avenger, Kate M. Bishop, who took on the role after the original Avenger, Clint Barton.

The Beatles: Get Back


The Beatles: Get Back is a 2021 documentary series directed and produced by Peter Jackson.

It covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back, and draws from material originally captured for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary of the album.

TV shows:

Spider-Man: Far from Home

BBC One, Friday

In the aftermath of the Avengers’ climactic battle for the fate of the universe, the teenage webslinger just wants life to get back to normal. A school trip across Europe seems just the thing-- but he ends up recruited by spy agency SHIELD to battle an invasion by elemental monsters from another dimension. Superhero adventure sequel, starring Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya and Samuel L Jackson.

School of Rock

ITV2, Saturday

A slobbish guitarist dreams of stardom, but his hopes are dashed when the other members of his band kick him out. Struggling to make ends meet, he takes a job as a supply teacher at an exclusive private school, and sets about moulding his pupils into rock gods. Comedy from director Richard Linklater, starring Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White and Sarah Silverman.

The Snow Wolf: A Winter's Tale

BBC Two, Saturday

Dramatised natural history film, following an alpha female wolf in the Dolomite mountains. A tragic sequence of events forces the wolf to flee her pack while pregnant in search of new territory. Along the way, she gives birth to six cubs, which she strives to protect from humans and predators as she journeys into the Alps in search of a new home. Narrated by Emilia Fox.

The Girl Before

BBC One, Sunday

Drama about a woman who is given the chance to move into a beautiful, ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect. There’s just one catch – occupants have to abide by his list of exacting rules, and very soon she feels the house changing her in unexpected ways. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Jessica Plummer and Ben Hardy.

Sports Personality of the Year

BBC One, Sunday

Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Clare Balding and Alex Scott present coverage of the ceremony live from MediaCityUK in Salford, as the year’s key sporting moments are reviewed and the successor to Lewis Hamilton is crowned following a public vote. Among the highlights set to feature are Great Britain’s multi-medal winning Olympics and Paralympics, England’s run to the final of Euro 2020 and Emma Raducanu’s dominant performance in the US Open.

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