What to watch this Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than snuggling up on the sofa with a film, or a cracking new box set.

With that in mind, we have pulled together our pick of the TV shows and films that celebrate all things love, all available for free on Freeview Play.


First Dates Valentines Special, Channel 4

The First Dates restaurant throws open its doors to single people looking for love with this extra-special episode. And if you can’t wait that long for the romance, there are plenty of episodes to catch up on right now on All 4.

Tuesday 14th February at 10pm on Channel 4

Valentines Day, ITV2

On Valentine’s Day, several couples face struggles related to their love lives while others try their best to find love. However, they try to overcome the challenges to make things work.

Tuesday 14th February at 6.35pm on ITV2

The Confessions of Frannie Langton, ITVX

A mix between love story and crime drama, The Confessions of Frannie Langton is the queer period drama we’ve been looking for this Valentine’s Day. When prominent society couple Mr. and Mrs Benham are found stabbed to death, all eyes turn to their maid, Frannie.

Watch now on ITVX

Jon and Lucy’s Odd Couples, All4

For something a little more light-hearted this Valentine’s Day, be sure to put on Jon and Lucy’s Odd Couples. In this show, Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont are putting their own differences aside to judge everyone else’s, as unwitting celebrity couples go head-to-head to find out who’s got the best relationship.

Watch now on All 4

Louis Theroux: Altered States – Love Without Limits, BBC Three

Louis travels to Portland, Oregon, and discovers a spectrum of non-traditional family set-ups: some that work and some that have been pushed to breaking point.

Watch now on UKTV Play

Gino’s Cooking Up Love, STV

Gino D’Acampo opens up his cooking school to six looking-for-love singles – will they find a connection through a love of food, and how will three new students affect things?

Watch now on STV Player

Looking for more recommendations?

Head to Channel 100 on your Freeview Play TV!