RCS Alumni to watch this weekend

Thanks to COVID-19 it’s likely you’ll have some more time and looking for a new binge-worthy box set. We thought we would share just a few of the shows and films that feature our graduates and where you can watch them.

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Sex Education

A comedy-drama, Sex Education follows an awkward teenager as he navigates romance and all the joys that going through puberty bring. There are two series of this show and whilst it addresses really important topics within each episode, it also has many laughs and scenes that will have you thinking “did that just really happen?”

RCS alumnus Ncuti Gatwa plays the role of best friend Eric and although we might be biased, we feel he is the absolute star of the show.

You can read more about Ncuti Gatwa in our Weekend Read and see him in Sex Education on Netflix.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

This is a slightly spookier take on the ’90s Sabrina the Teenage Witch show which stars RCS alumna Michelle Gomez as a high school teacher. In this version, Sabrina attends the Academy of the Unseen Arts where she learns about magic a potential new course for RCS? As Sabrina fights with the enemies that threaten her family, you might want to watch this one with your isolation buddy or have a cushion nearby if you frighten easily!

Catch up with the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix.

The Nest

A new drama from BBC, The Nest is set in Scotland (you’ll see a lot of familiar Glasgow shots) and is about a couple who have been trying to have a child for years. Things take a turn when they meet an 18-year-old called Kaya who wants to carry a baby for them.

There are only two episodes of The Nest so far, the third episode airs on Sunday 5 April so it’s easy to catch up on and once you start watching, it will be hard to put down.

RCS alumni you will spot in The Nest are David Hayman, Christine Bottomley, Fiona Bell, Katie Leung and Kate Dickie.

Watch The Nest on BBC iPlayer.

Outlaw King

Set in 14th century Scotland, Outlaw King tells the story of Robert the Bruce and his struggle to become King of Scotland. With stunning scenery filmed all across Scotland, this film will have you on Google Maps checking out all the filming locations!

RCS graduates in this film include Rebecca Robin who plays Queen Margaret of England, Tony Curran who plays Lord of Islay, Steven Cree who plays Sir Christopher Seton and Lorne McFadyen who plays Neil Bruce.

Outlaw King is available on Netflix.

Deadwater Fell

A four-part show, Deadwater Fell is a dark drama about how a house fire disrupts a small village community. You might need to binge this one as it is intense and by the end of each episode, we couldn’t wait to find out what happens next.

Starring in Deadwater Fell is RCS graduate David Tennant who plays the role of Tom, Maureen Beattie plays Tom’s mother and Lorn Macdonald plays PC Taylor Clarke.

Anneika Rose plays Tom’s lawyer, Leah Byrne plays a nurse and Scott Reid has the role of a guard – as you can see, lots of our RCS alumni star in this one!

Watch Deadwater Fell on Channel 4. You can also catch David Tennant in Good Omens, starring alongside Michael Sheen on Amazon Prime.


If you’ve watched all the episodes of Outlander, you can see RCS grad Sam Heughan in Bloodshot. This film (based on the comic book) follows soldier Ray Garrison, played by Vin Diesel, who gets killed in action but is brought back to life as a superhero.

In the video below, Sam explains more about his role in Bloodshot.

Watch Bloodshot on Amazon.


Have you watched anything recently with our RCS alumni in it? Let us know on Twitter with #RCSAlumni.