Brilliant box sets to get stuck into this spring

Social distancing measures mean all over the country we’re spending perhaps more time than expected at home indoors. 

Box sets are brilliant for these situations; getting stuck into an interesting new series can help you pass the time and give you something to look forward to, as well.

Here’s some of the most popular boxsets in 2020 and where they can be found



Though less than a year old, Chernobyl is already rated one of the best ever TV series on IMDB. This compelling docudrama tells the stories of those closely involved in the Chernobyl disaster and makes for utterly fascinating viewing.

Find it on: NOW TV, which offers a 7-day free trial

Grace and Frankie

Grace And Frankie

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin make a fantastic duo in this brilliant comedy series. The two lifelong friends are blindsided later in life when their husbands announce they’re gay and in a relationship. The two women decamp to the beach house to pick up the pieces and start again. Hilarity ensues.

Find it on: Netflix, which offers a 30-day free trial

The Crown

Olivia Coleman in The Crown

This historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II blends history and storytelling and makes for compelling viewing and an interesting look back over the major events of her reign. The first and second series begin with Claire Foy as The Queen, followed by Olivia Coleman, who takes over the role in series three and four.

Find it on: Netflix, which offers a 30-day free trial 



Whether you want to relive Sherlock or enjoy the famous series for the first time, all three series are available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Watch as the nation’s favourite detective takes on the world.

Find it on: BBC iPlayer, available to watch for free 

Mrs Browns Boys

Mrs Brown’s Boys

If you need some comedy in your life, you can watch Mrs Brown’s Boys back from the very beginning in series one. The show follows loud-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, whose favourite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.

Find it on: BBC iPlayer, available to watch for free 



In lieu of being able to explore the world yourself, David Attenborough makes the perfect alternative. The series Dynasties follows five extraordinary endangered species fighting for survival. Also available on iPlayer is Frozen Planet, Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Africa.

Find it on: BBC iPlayer, available to watch for free  

Do you have any suggestions of great box sets for our Silversurfers community? Share your suggestions, and where to find them, in the comments below! 

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28th Mar 2020
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I’ve been watching Last Tango in Halifax. Box set on bbc iPlayer. 5 series. Absolutely brilliant
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27th Mar 2020
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I want to Thank you for ‘being there’ at at a time of crisis. The articles contain very helpful information, advice and reassurance. This creates a true community feel.
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You are most welcome 🙂

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