PICKS OF THE MONTH: JULY 2023
What to watch this month.
World On Fire, BBC One
World On Fire series two will take viewers from the streets of Britain into occupied France, Nazi Germany, and to the sands of the North African desert, where British troops struggle alongside Indian Sappers and Australian Diggers to adapt to a very different kind of combat.
The Sixth Commandment, BBC One
The Sixth Commandment tells the story of how the meeting of an inspirational teacher, Peter Farquhar (Timothy Spall), and a charismatic student, Ben Field (Éanna Hardwicke), set the stage for one of the most complex and confounding criminal cases in recent memory.
A Year On Planet Earth, ITV1
Stephen Fry hosts a new landmark wildlife series exploring how our annual journey around the sun impacts nearly all life on Earth. As we orbit our star, we do so on a tilted axis of around 23.5 degrees and this creates the seasons.
A Spy Among Friends, ITV1
Cold war drama A Spy Among Friends is a series based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre. The series stars Damian Lewis (Homeland, Billions) and Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, Mare of Easttown). Lewis also serves as executive producer.
Cooking With The Stars, ITV1
Emma Willis and Tom Allen return as hosts presiding over all the action as eight celebrities are paired with professional chefs who will mentor them, in a bid to transform them from amateur to expert in a matter of weeks.
The Voice Kids, ITV1
Broadcasting over three special episodes, Emma Willis will preside over the competition as singers between the ages of 7 and 14 perform in front of the famous red chairs in a bid to showcase their champion vocals and become The Voice Kids winner 2023.
Ian Wright hosts the game show which can make you rich with the roll of a ball. Holly, Dom, Steven and Ben all step up to take on The Launcher, a massive money-making machine.
Love Island, ITV2
Produced by Lifted Entertainment, ‘part of ITV Studios’ and Motion Content Group, Love Island will see Maya Jama make her return as host presiding over all of the Villa action, whilst famed comedian and narrator Iain Stirling returns to voiceover each and every episode of the much-loved format.
Blindspot, Channel 5
A brand-new four-part thriller starring newcomer Beth Alsbury, and featuring Ross Kemp’s return to drama after 15-years. Beth Alsbury plays the lead role of Hannah with BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, actor and author Ross Kemp co-starring as Police Detective Tony Warden.
Heat, Channel 5
Danny Dyer leads the cast in an intense four-part drama set in Victoria, Australia. British ex-pats and best mates Steve (Danny Dyer) and Brad (Darren McMullen) now live in different parts of Australia with their wives and families.
Dreaming Whilst Black, BBC Three
Loosely inspired by real life events, Dreaming Whilst Black follows aspiring filmmaker Kwabena (Adjani Salmon) in and out of reality as he tries to make it in “Babylon.” The problem is he’s broke, Black and born into a Jamaican family who wishes he was an accountant.
Good Omens, Prime Video
Season Two of Good Omens explores storylines that go beyond the original source material to illuminate the uncanny friendship between Aziraphale, a fussy angel and rare book dealer, and the fast-living demon Crowley. Having been on Earth since The Beginning, and with the Apocalypse thwarted, Aziraphale and Crowley are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho when an unexpected messenger presents a surprising mystery.