Sky Box Sets Guide

Missed that TV show that everyone is talking about? Now you can catch up without having to find an online stream where the buffering lasts longer than the actual episode- Sky Box Sets has a wide range of shows ready to watch from your television.

 About Sky Box Sets

Sky Box Sets is a service provided by Sky. If you are a current customer, you can add it to your television/broadband package. You must have a compatible Sky HD Box and broadband with a recommended speed of 2Mbps. A minimum contract will apply. sky boxset

There are a wide range of TV shows available, from programmes which have long been off-air to current well-known shows which you might have missed.

Current Box Sets Available (August 2015)

Here are some of the current shows available at the time of writing on Sky Box Sets.


24 is one of the most successful action series of all time. Each season follows a day in the life of an anti-terrorist agent as he struggles to defeat plots to endanger not only his country but the people who are closest to him. 24

24 has won several awards including Golden Globes for best drama series and Primetime Emmys, as well as best actor for main cast member Kiefer Sutherland.

 An Idiot Abroad

Comedian Ricky Gervais sends his friend Karl Pilkington across the world to complete a series of weird tasks that are completely out of his comfort zone. There are three seasons, which see Karl get a Brazilian wax, try Mexican Wrestling and meet a Great White Shark.

 Boardwalk Empire

In this show, Steve Buscemi stars as the treasurer of Atlantic City who tangles with the city’s political world and its criminals. As he tries to increase the power that he wields over the city, he realises that people are not as easily controlled as he thought. Boardwalk-Empire-Reason-08-16x9-1

Created by Terence Winter, known for his work on the Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire is a fictionalised account of Enoch Johnson’s life. It has won multiple awards including an impressive 17 Primetime Emmys.


Richard Castle is a crime writer suffering from writer’s block. However, in the real world someone is using him as inspiration for murder and he’s soon brought into the police department to advise on a murder that he inspired.

Devious Maids

Devious Maids is the brainchild of the creator of Desperate Housewives. It’s a dark comedy devious-maidsabout the scandalous lives of the servants of the rich and famous. When one of the maids is murdered, they all band together to find her killer.


Inspired by the life of producer Mark Wahlberg, Entourage follows the life of an up and coming film star, and the friends he brought to Hollywood with him. Whilst trying to map out their own career, the gang experience the glamour and the dark side of Tinseltown.

Mad Men

The world of 60s advertising comes to life in this well-dressed show. It follows Don Draper, creative director of a prestigious advertising agency and his relationships with colleagues and family. mad men

Mad Men has been one of the most talked about shows since the beginning, winning multiple awards including Primetime Emmys and Golden Globes.


The Queen of Country Music and an up and coming star go head-to-head in a battle for stardom in this show set in Nashville. Starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, the show has a foot-stomping soundtrack even those who hate country music will be looking up on Spotify.

Prison Break

Lincoln Burrows is sent to prison for murder and his brother Michael is convinced he was wrongly framed. Determined to rescue him before he is executed, Michael gets himself sent down so that the two brothers can break out, whilst a mysterious organisation battle to keep them where they are. prison break

A convincing plot meant that Prison Break was banned from 13 prisons in case anyone got ideas from the show.

Silicon Valley

Whilst working for a huge technological corporation in San Francisco’s technical hub, a programmer develops his own music app. When an investor shows interest in purchasing it, the programmer must choose between never having to work again, or selling a small stake and keeping it going. silicon-valley

Indiewire called this ‘one of the funniest shows in recent times’.

Sons of Anarchy

Jax is a new father and the vice president of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle club, a gun-slinging gang run by his stepfather. When Jax begins to disagree with the way his stepfather runs the club, he tries to protect his son from its influence.

True Detective

True Detective is an award winning crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. It sees two wildly different detectives team up to solve a crime which spans decades, true detectivewhilst battling with their personal lives.

 The Wire

The Wire is considered to be one of the best television shows of all time. It explores the drugs war from both sides, from a dedicated Detective to a key player in the empire that the police intend to bring down. the wire2

The show was created by a former police reporter and co-written by a former narcotics detective. In addition to this, many of the supporting roles are played by real life Baltimore cops and criminals.


Sky sometimes has offers where you can try Sky Box Sets for free. For August 2015, the offer is that you can get the first five episodes of a series for free. Simply select the Sky Box Sets option on your Sky+  homepage and press ‘free trial’.

Alternatively, if you wish to add Sky Box Sets to your plan, contact the Sky customer services team.












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