Binge: new shows streaming this week

Your guide to what to stream on Binge from 29 April to 5 May 2024.
Leah Purcell and Aaron Pederson in High Country. Image: Binge.

New to streaming this week

First Time Medics – Season 1 (29 April)

Reality series. Follows the real-time shifts of newly qualified doctors at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

Mountain Men – Season 12 (29 April)

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Reality series. The mountains of North America hide dangers that few dare to face, but in spite of everything, some men have opted for this way of life in the wilderness.

High Country – Season 1 finale (30 April)

Australian drama. City detective Andie Whitford (Leah Purcell) is the new top cop in the small town of Broken Ridge. In something of a twist for this genre of crime drama, it’s not her home town that she left years ago only to be drawn back by a mystery from her youth; instead she and her family – partner Helen (Sara Wiseman) and their daughter – have left the city after a big case put her in the sights of some very dangerous people. She’s hoping for a break from constant threats and danger.

Read: High Country, Binge review: dark and potent crime drama

The Great Canadian Bake Off – Season 6 (30 April)

Reality show. For Season 6, ten fresh bakers will grace the tent with their presence. Among this season’s bakers are a personal trainer, a doctor, a scientist originally from France and some Baking Show superfans who have dreamed of baking in the Tent for years. 

Inside The Shein Machine (1 May)

Reporter Iman Amrani investigates TikTok sensation SHEIN. The Chinese fast-fashion retailer overtook Amazon this year to become the most downloaded shopping app in the US. With the company’s worth reportedly adding up to $43 billion, it’s an unrivalled fashion eCommerce success story. Iman will explore how Shein has mastered social media marketing to become a global fast fashion phenomenon.

Turtles All The Way Down (2 May)

New feature film starring Australian actor Felix Mallard, Isabela Merced, Cree, Maliq Johnson, Poorna Jagannathan, Judy Reyes and Succession star J. Smith-Cameron. The film tackles anxiety through its 17-year-old protagonist, Aza Holmes (Merced).

Gogglebox UK, Season 22 (3 May)

Each week households across the UK will be asked to critique and review a number of programmes from the comfort of their own sofas. These programmes may include a high profile soap or drama, the latest news, the biggest live entertainment offering that week as well as more factual series, hard hitting documentaries and feature films.

The Great South African Bake Off, Season 4 (4 May)

Get to know the line-up of South Africa’s very best amateur bakers competing in the much-loved baking competition, The Great South African Bake Off Season 4. The 10-part series is judged by chefs, Siba Mtongana and Paul Hartmann, and it is presented by Lesego Tlhabi and Glen Biderman-Pam.

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Hotel Portofino – Season 3 (25 April)

British period drama series about a British family in the 1920s who own and operate a hotel for wealthy clients in an Italian resort town. As they deal with the problems of running the hotel while subjected to deception and rampant corruption, the nation of Italy is dealing with political turmoil brought on by the rise of the Fascist movement. Created and written by Matt Baker and starring Natasha McElhone.

Master Gardener (26 April)

Read: Master Gardener review: strangely sown seeds of optimism

A crime thriller film (2022) written and directed by Paul Schrader. A meticulous horticulturist (Joel Edgerton) is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate owned by a wealthy dowager (Sigourney Weaver). When he’s told to take on her troubled great-niece (Quintessa Swindell) as an apprentice, his life is thrown into chaos and dark secrets from his past emerge.

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Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, and filmmaker. They joined ScreenHub as Film Content Lead in 2022. Twitter: @SilviReports