What to watch in July 2022: best new shows on Netflix, BBC and more


Here’s your guide to what’s on TV in July 2022, with some specially curated highlights and top picks to help you decide what to watch this month.

New month, new television: with the start of July, a multitude of new offers are waiting to be discovered.

Here’s your guide to what’s on TV in July 2022, with an overview of all the highlights on terrestrial channels and major streaming networks.

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We’ve picked our top picks and the best of the rest to give you an idea of ​​what to watch this month.


The rolling stones. Keith Richards sits in an armchair, looking fondly at his bandmates Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, each sitting on a sofa together. (BBC/Mercury Studios/Steven Klein)

Top picks

Control Room (BBC One) | July

Gabe (Iain De Caestecker) works as an emergency call manager for the Strathclyde Ambulance Service in Glasgow. His world is turned upside down when he receives a desperate call for life or death from a distressed woman who seems to know him. With Gabe under pressure to find out who she is, he makes a decision that threatens to have devastating consequences.

The best of the rest

My Rolling Stone Life (BBC Two) | Saturday July 2

A new four-part documentary celebrating the 60e Rolling Stones anniversary. Comprised of extensive archive footage and personal interviews, each episode will focus on a different member of the band.

Channel 4

Ackley Bridge students Marina (Megan Morgan), Fizza (Yasmin Al-Khudhairi), Johnny (Ryan Dean) and Kayla (Robyn Cara) were seated around a desk. (Channel 4)

Top picks

The popular school comedy-drama returns in July for a new series of ten 30-minute episodes. Ashley Walters (Top Boy) is set to lead half, while Baga Chipz will make a guest appearance.

Channel 5

Top picks

Kew Gardens: a year in bloom | tuesday july 12

Series in six episodes tracing a year in the life of the employees of Kew Gardens in London. It’s the start of spring at Kew Gardens and daffodils, crocuses and magnolia lure visitors in search of the first color of the year. Simon, the new Living Collections Manager, is also making a fresh start, and he has the daunting task of assessing nearly 17,000 different plant species in the gardens to decide what stays and what goes.


Tubsey, Big Zuu and Hyder in the promotional artwork for Big Zuu’s Big Eats Series 3. (Credit: UKTV/Adam Lawrence)

Top picks

Big Eats by Big Zuu (Season 3) | monday july 4th

The best of the rest

Sneaker head | Wednesday July 13

New three-episode sitcom from the creators of People Just Do Nothing, set in a Sports Direct-style shoe store. Russell (Hugo Chegwin) is one of many long-suffering Sports Depot employees. He’s a certified sneakerhead, working there for the sake of coaching – he’s definitely not in it for the money. Big Zuu, Alexa Davies (Dead Pixels) and Lucia Keskin (Big Boys) star.

Heaven and NOW TV

Michelle De Swarte as Natasha, looking exhausted and holding a creepy baby. (Ross Ferguson/Sky/HBO)

Top picks

The baby | Thursday July 7

The Baby is about a scary, violent and manipulative child who suddenly appears in Natasha’s life. She wants nothing to do with it – but the baby won’t give her that choice. Horror comedy with Michelle de Swarte and Isy Suttie.

The best of the rest

Breeders (Series 3) | Wednesday July 13

The parenting sitcom created by Simon Blackwell (Back) and Chris Addison (The Thick of It) returns for its third series. Martin Freeman (The Office, Sherlock) and Daisy Haggard (Back to Life, Episodes) star, with Sally Phillips as a new addition to the cast this year.


Neil Patrick Harris as Michael in Uncoupled, turning to look behind him. (Barbara Nitke/Netflix)

Top picks

Better Call Saul (Season 6b) | tuesday july 12

Decoupled | friday july 29

Michael thought his life was perfect until his husband took him by surprise by stepping out after 17 years. Overnight, Michael must deal with two nightmares – losing what he thought was his soul mate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his 40s in New York City. Neil Patrick Harris stars in this new comedy from the creator of Emily in Paris and Younger.

The best of the rest

Stranger Things (Season 4: Volume II) | friday july 1

DB Cooper: Where are you? ! | Wednesday July 13

The identity of skyjacker DB Cooper remains one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century, and this four-part documentary examines the 50-year quest to find the mysterious man who hijacked a Northwest Airlines passenger plane in November 1971 and escaped with $200,000, never to be seen again. Five decades. Few clues. Too many suspects.

Amazon Prime Video

End Argus as Mingus

Top picks

Queer as Folk (2022) | Friday, July 1, via Starzplay

The 2022 reinterpretation of Russell T Davies’ first series is coming to Starzplay (a premium channel available through Amazon Prime Video) earlier this month. This new version of the story is set in the wake of a shooting at Babylon nightclub, inspired by the 2016 Orlando shooting, and follows the characters as they put their lives back together.

Paper Girls | friday july 29

A sci-fi/mystery about four newspaper delivery girls who find themselves caught up in the conflict between warring factions of time travelers. Based on a comic by Brian K Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man), Paper Girls appears to be Prime Video’s answer to Stranger Things.

The best of the rest

The list of terminals | friday july 1

Chris Pratt stars in this adaptation of Jack Carr’s novel. James Reece returns home to his family injured after his platoon of Navy SEALS is ambushed on a secret mission. He has memories of the event and questions about his guilt. As new evidence emerges, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life but those he loves.


Andrew Garfield as Detective Jed Pyre, dressed in a gray suit and answering a phone call in a police compound. (Michelle Faye/FX)

Top picks

Under the Sky Banner | Wednesday July 27

True crime drama starring Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Daisy Edgar Jones (Normal People). Police Detective Jeb Pyre’s faith is shaken when he investigates the murder of a Mormon mother and her infant daughter that appears to involve the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black.


Taron Egerton as Jimmy Keene in Black Bird, using a prison payphone. (Apple TV+)

Top picks

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Girl Before, The Morning Show) stars in this psychological thriller about memory loss after a failed suicide attempt. Sophie embarks on a quest to piece together the pieces of her life with the help of her husband and friends. Soon, however, she begins to wonder if the truth she’s being told is actually the truth she’s lived: what if you wake up one day and don’t know your own secrets? From designer Veronica West (high fidelity).

The best of the rest

Black Bird | friday july 8

Psychological thriller based on a true story. Prisoner Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton) has a choice: befriend and extract a confession from suspected serial killer Larry Hall, or stay where he is and serve his full sentence without the possibility of parole. Paul Walter Hauser (Richard Jewell) and Ray Liotta (Field of Dreams, Goodfellas) also star.

Try (series 3) | friday july 22

Adoptive comedy starring Esther Smith (Uncle, Cuckoo) and Rafe Spall (Black Mirror, Life of Pi). After a long adoption process, Nikki and Jason wake up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Thrown straight into the depths of parenting, Nikki and Jason’s relationships with each other and their loved ones are tested as they desperately try to navigate the ups and downs of parenthood.

And keep an eye on…

vampire comedy What we do in the shadows returns for its fourth season in the US on Tuesday, June 12, although it doesn’t yet have a UK release date.


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