5 TV shows you can’t miss this July

ByKim Staples
Game of Thrones

Exams are over, the summer holidays are approaching, and there’s a bumper pack of ice lollies in the freezer. Sounds like it’s time to kick back with a bit of TV.

Here's our pick of the five best things on telly this month - and we're starting with a biggie…

Game of Thrones

(Sky Atlantic, from 17 July, 2am/9pm)

Game of Thrones

Guys. Guys. Did you know Game of Thrones is back?!

17 July heralds the dawn of a new season for Westeros, and we've been promised seven utterly action-packed episodes complete with dragons the size of aeroplanes.

All our faves are back, from Daenerys to Jon Snow, including a lot of Starks - a reunion could be on the cards, according to some sources. We've even had a few hints that Arya's direwolf Nymeria makes an appearance. Plus, there's new cast in the form of Jim Broadbent and, for some reason, Ed Sheeran.

It's on Sky Atlantic, available through Sky or with a NOW TV Entertainment Pass. Catch it either simulcast with the US airing at 2am, or later at the much more sensible time of 9pm.

How to Get Away With Murder

(Sky Living, Thursdays 9pm)

How to Get Away With Murder

Speaking of fab American shows coming back, season three of the scandalicious HTGAWM is fiiinally arriving on UK telly!

This time around, we've got the 'Keating five' trying to move on with their lives after Wallace Mahoney's death, and not entirely succeeding. The murder's still unsolved, Frank's still missing, and Annalise has a reputation to salvage.

Tune into Sky Living for the new season - Sky channel 107, Virgin Media 111, and on-demand. It's on at 9pm on Thursdays, starting from 13 July.


(Netflix, out now)


Break out the hairspray. Produced by Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, GLOW is a comedy drama all about the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling show in the 1980s - starring Alison Brie (Community) as Ruth "Zoya the Destroya" Wilder, and Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie) as Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan. Tune in for the sparkly costumes and massive hair, stay for the awesome 70s and 80s soundtrack.

The whole first series of GLOW is on Netflix right now. Find it online, or via the app on your smartphone, tablet, games console, TiVo box, and or pretty much any other gadget you can get your hands on.


(More4, Thursdays 9pm)


Outlander's a fantasy drama fresh on British shores, with a ridiculous premise that's a lot of fun.

When World War II nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) visits Inverness with her husband, she gets mysteriously whisked back in time to the 1740s. Now an olde timey Highlander - or perhaps an Outlander - she finds herself caught up in the Jacobite risings, and is forced to marry a dashing Warrior named Jamie (Sam Heughan) for her own safety. Before long, poor Claire is caught between worlds…

Catch Outlander on More4 - Freeview 14, Freesat 124, Sky 138, Virgin Media 147 - at 9pm on Thursdays. Look out for it on-demand on All4 if you miss an ep.

In the Dark

(BBC One, from 11 July, 9pm)

In the Dark

Love a good crime thriller? You'll like In the Dark - the BBC's adaptation of Mark Billingham's bestselling novel.

Detective Helen Weeks (MyAnna Buring) is forced to return to her home town in Derbyshire, where the husband of an old friend is accused of abduction. Then, a tragedy pulls her into the seedy criminal underworld of Manchester, in an investigation that makes her question her own relationships. It's gripping, and boy is it addictive.

Catch In the Dark on BBC One, from 11 July at 9pm.


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