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July brings the national premieres of 20 new series and seasons from the UK and Canada, plus the local/regional premieres of three titles on public TV stations.

British TV Premieres in July 2022

For updates about shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the British TV Viewing Guide.

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NATIONAL PREMIERES

We Hunt Together: Season 2 (UK) (Rescheduled)

Following the shocking Season 1 finale, the new season of this crime thriller sees DS Lola Franks (Eve Myles, Keeping Faith) and DI Jackson Mendy (Babou Ceesay, Wolfe) dead set on nailing Freddy Lane (Hermione Corfield, The Halcyon) for her murderous role in their last case. But they’re also hunting serial killer The Birdman, not realizing that the multiple murderer is starting to target victims close to them, and Freddy too. We Hunt Together: Season 2 premieres in the US on Friday, July 1, via streaming on Showtime. (It begins airing on linear TV on Sunday, July 3, at 7:30 PM ET/PT, on the Showtime premium channel.)

Expedition with Steve Backshall: Season 2 (UK)

In the new season of this docuseries, naturalist Steve Backshall shines a light on unexplored corners of the planet. On a mission to discover fresh insights that could help to secure a future for the world’s wildlife, Backshall and his handpicked team of experts dive with sharks in Mexico’s Eastern Pacific, search for apes in Africa’s unexplored jungles, paddle into the heart of brown bear territory in the Far East, explore the uncharted volcanic underworld of Saudi Arabia’s ancient deserts, and climb the Djangart mountains of Kyrgyzstan in search of endangered snow leopards. Expedition with Steve Backshall: Season 2 premieres in the US on Wednesday, July 6, at 10 PM ET, on PBS.

The Green Planet (UK)

From the makers of the Emmy® Award-winning Planet Earth II comes this new nature docuseries featuring Sir David Attenborough, who travels the globe to reveal the secret lives of plants. Using pioneering camera techniques, the series takes viewers on a magical journey inside the hidden world of plants, on which all animals, including humans, are dependent. The Green Planet premieres in the US on Wednesday, July 6, at 8 PM ET, on PBS.

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Murder Case: 1. Forensic Biologist Hayley Quigg and DS Andy McKay — Photo courtesy of BritBox

Murder Case: Seasons 1-2 (UK/Scotland)

With intimate access to the Glasgow-based Major Investigations Team (MIT), this true-crime series goes behind the scenes of complex murder and large-scale criminal investigations in Scotland. It follows the MIT’s work — from crime scenes, forensic examination of evidence, and manhunts, to the arrest, interview, and charging of a suspect, as well as the delivery of painful news to victims’ families. Murder Case: Seasons 1-2 premieres in North America on Friday, July 8, exclusively on BritBox.

Trigger Point: Season 1 (UK)

This action-crime thriller stars Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) as Lana Washington, an ex-military bomb disposal operative (‘Expo’) who leads a bomb squad for the Metropolitan Police. When a terrorist campaign threatens the city of London over one summer, Lana and her team attempt to find out who is behind the bombings before the number of fatalities escalates. Lana becomes suspicious that the bomber is targeting her unit — but how does she prove it and discover the bomber’s real identity? Trigger Point: Season 1 premieres in the US in its six-episode entirety on Friday, July 8, exclusively on Peacock.

Grantchester: Season 7 (UK)

The new season of this fan-favorite mystery series picks up in the summer of 1959 in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, where DI Geordie Keating (Robson Green, Touching Evil) and vicar Will Davenport (Tom Brittney, The Five) are on alert for suspicious happenings. Grantchester: Season 7 premieres in the US on Sunday, July 10, at 9 PM ET, on PBS, with streaming available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org, the PBS Video app, and PBS Passport, as well as the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Skymed (CA)

This ensemble-cast drama weaves together intense character journeys and high-stakes medical rescues as it follows the triumphs, heartbreaks, and tribulations of budding nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Northern Canada. The cast includes Natasha Calis (Nurses), Aason Nadjiwon (Batwoman), Morgan Holmstrom (Siberia), Praneet Akilla (Nancy Drew), Thomas Elms (The Order), Mercedes Morris (Between), Kheon Clarke (Riverdale), Rebecca Kwan (Taken), Braeden Clarke (Outlander), and Aaron Ashmore (Killjoys). Skymed premieres in the US on Sunday, July 10, exclusively on Paramount+.

Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens (UK)

In this two-episode program, horticulturalist, broadcaster, and author Monty Don (The Complete Gardener) travels to Europe and explores the influence of the Venetians — from their home city, down the Adriatic coast, through Croatia, and on to Greece. From visiting a range of public and private gardens, Monty learns about the impact that history, climate change, and culture have had on the people who live there. Monty Don’s Adriatic Gardens premieres in the US on Monday, July 11, on Acorn TV.

Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens (UK)

This two-parter sees Monty Don travel through Japan to explore the best gardens the country has to offer — examining how a mix of history and new innovations are shaping the gardens of Japan today and how they are perceived. Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens premieres in the US on Monday, July 11, on Acorn TV.

Silent Witness: Season 25 (UK)

Britain’s longest-running crime drama returns with an explosive 25th anniversary series. Seventeen years after leaving the Lyell, Sam Ryan (Amanda Burton, Anne Boleyn) pleads for help. The shooting of the Health Secretary pulls the Lyell into a world of duplicity, intrigue, and betrayal. Soon Nikki (Emilia Fox, In the Footsteps of Killers) starts to suspect that Sam knows more than she’s letting on. When the credibility of DNA, the bedrock of forensic science, is challenged, everything the Lyell holds dear comes under threat. Uncertain of who to trust, the team’s investigation draws them into perilous confrontations as they fight to uncover the truth and protect everything they love. Silent Witness: Season 25 premieres in North America with its first two episodes on Tuesday, July 12, exclusively on BritBox. New episodes will premiere in pairs through July 26.

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Big Timber: Season 2 (CA)

This reality series follows the dangerous work of logger and sawmill owner Kevin Wenstob, as he and his crew go to extremes to keep the family sawmill and their way of life alive. The new season finds Kevin and partner Sarah needing a plan B to keep their business afloat, as his new claim is inaccessible and a massive government penalty is looming. Big Timber: Season 2 premieres in the US on Wednesday, July 13, exclusively on Netflix. (Video is from Season 1)

Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend: Season 2 (UK)

In the new season of this home renovation reality series, Dick and Angel Strawbridge, with a bit of assistance from children Dorothy and Arthur, help families across the UK tackle design and DIY dilemmas, including restoring a 150-year-old sash window and transforming a dingy cellar into a 1920s-style speakeasy. Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend: Season 2 premieres in the US on Wednesday, July 13, exclusively on Peacock.

Top Gear: Season 32 (UK)

The world’s biggest motoring show returns with Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris, and Paddy McGuinness back for their sixth season at the wheel. The five-episode season sees them coming to America on a motorsport mission, and going head-to-head in a challenge as they train to become truck drivers. It also features a TV cop car tribute, plus reviews of the Maserati MC20, Rivian R1T, and more. Top Gear: Season 32 premieres in the US on Thursday, July 14, at 10 PM ET, on BBC America (streaming a week earlier on AMC+). For additional details, read this article.

James May: Our Man in Italy (UK)

In this follow-up to James May: Our Man in Japan, Grand Tour guy James May travel the length and breadth of Italy — from the sun-kissed shores of Sicily, to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps. It’s one of his favorite countries in the world, and James is on a mission to discover the Italy of the 21st century and find out what it truly means to be Italian. James May: Our Man in Italy, a Prime Original series, premieres globally on Friday, July 15, exclusively on Prime Video.

The Other One: Season 2 (UK)

In Season 1 of this fab comedy, Catherine “Cathy” Walcott (Ellie White, The Windsors) and Catherine “Cat” Walcott (Lauren Socha, Misfits) discovered they’re sisters. Season 2 sees them reeling from learning they have a brother, Callum (Christopher Jeffers, Bridgerton). As Cathy struggles with fancying a sibling (they just snogged), Cat is determined to welcome him to the family, while he isn’t sure what family means anymore. Costarring Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley), Rebecca Front (Inspector Lewis), and Michele Austin (This Is Going To Hurt), The Other One: Season 2, an Acorn TV Original, premieres in the US in its five-episode entirety on Monday, July 18, exclusively on Acorn TV. (Video is from Season 1)

Showtrial (UK)

In this mystery drama, a gripping murder trial captivates a nation and places a victim and the accused, as well as their families, at the heart of a media storm. Talitha Campbell (Celine Buckens, War Horse), the estranged daughter of a wealthy property developer, is charged with conspiring to murder fellow student Hannah Ellis. From first arrest to jury verdict, the defense and prosecution teams fight for their version of what really happened to Hannah and the truth about Talitha: a falsely-accused scapegoat, or a cold-blooded killer. Costarring Tracy Ifeachor (Quantico), Showtrial premieres in the US in its five-episode entirety on Thursday, July 21, exclusively on Sundance Now and AMC+.

Blown Away: Season 3 (CA)

This competition series returns for a new season with ten of the glass world’s heaviest hitters, all competing for the title Best In Glass. The glass artists must push themselves to their creative limits to impress the Evaluators, lest they be eliminated. At stake is a life-changing prize that will send their careers to new heights. Blown Away: Season 3, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, July 22, exclusively on Netflix.

Trying: Season 3 (UK)

Following the dramatic Season 2 finale, Season 3 of this comedy-drama picks up with Nikki (Esther Smith, Cuckoo) and Jason (Rafe Spall, The Salisbury Poisonings) waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Thrown into the parental deep end, the couple’s relationships with each other and with their nearest and dearest are tested as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting. Trying: Season 3 premieres in the US on Friday, July 22, exclusively on Apple TV+.

Hudson & Rex: Season 2 (CA)

In Season 2 of this light mystery-crime drama, Detective Charlie Hudson (John Reardon, Cypher) of the (fictional) St. John’s Police Department, along with his canine partner Rex (Diesel vom Burgimwald), investigates the deaths of a figure skating coach, the lead singer of a local band, and a social media star, amongst other cases. Hudson & Rex: Season 2 premieres in the US on Thursday, July 28, exclusively on UP Faith & Family. (Video is from Season 1)

Three Families (UK)

UPDATE: This critically-acclaimed two-part series, set between 2013-2019, dramatizes the real-life stories of three families affected by Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion law before it was lifted in 2019. With a stellar cast that includes Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue), Lola Petticrew (Bloodlands), Amy James-Kelly (Gentleman Jack), and Genevieve O’Reilly (The Dry), Three Families premieres in the US in its entirety on Thursday, July 28, July 14, exclusively on Sundance Now and AMC+.

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ADDITIONAL PREMIERE PROGRAMS TO CONSIDER

Persuasion (US)

Based on the novel by Jane Austen, this drama stars Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades trilogy) as Anne Elliot, who, eight years earlier, was persuaded not to marry Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis, Peaky Blinders), a dashing man of humble origins. Now they meet again. Will she seize her second chance at true love? Persuasion, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, July 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

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LOCAL/REGIONAL PREMIERES

Select public TV stations and regional networks will begin airing the programs below on or after July 1, unless otherwise noted. Check you local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. To request the shows, contact your public TV station or American Public Television.

The Goes Wrong Show: Seasons 1-2 (UK)

Based on the award-winning play The Play That Goes Wrong, this hilarious comedy series features the ensemble members of the Mischief Theatre company as they reprise their roles as members of the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society theatre company, whose plays tend to go awry due to mistakes, accidents, and more. The Goes Wrong Show: Seasons 1-2 are confirmed for airing on Idaho Public Television, KEET, KERA, KMOS, KPTS, KQEH, KTWU, Maryland Public Television, New Hampshire PBS, New Jersey PBS, PBS Wisconsin, WLRN, WNED, WNEO, and WTVP.

Hope Street (UK/NI)

Set in the fictional town of Port Devine on the Northern Irish coast, this crime drama focuses on the town’s police department and the mysterious arrival of English Detective Constable Leila Hussain (Amara Karan, Bancroft), the first Muslim police officer in the town’s history. Hope Street is confirmed for airing on Idaho Public Television, Iowa PBS, KCET, KCPT, KEET, KERA, KPBS, KPJK, KQEH, KUAT, KWSU, Maryland Public Television, New Hampshire PBS, South Carolina ETV, WDSE, WGBH, WNEO, WPBS, WPSU, and WyomingPBS.

Midsomer Murders: Season 21 (UK)

In this season of the long-running mystery series, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon, Messiah trilogy) and his sidekick, DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix, Marcella), investigate dastardly deeds and mysterious murders in Midsomer County, including at the annual Paramount Dance Extravaganza, a museum exhibit, and a beautiful manor, amongst other crime scenes. Midsomer Murders: Season 21 is confirmed for airing on Arkansas PBS, Connecticut Public, Idaho Public Television, Iowa PBS, KAET, KAMU, KCPT, KCTS, KERA, KLRU, KLVX, KNME, KNPB, KOCE, KPBS, KQEH, KRMA, KSPS, KSYS, KTCA, KTWU, KUAT, KUED, KUHT, KVPT, KWSU, Maryland Public Television, New Hampshire PBS, New Jersey PBS, OETA (Oklahoma), Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS North Carolina, PBS Wisconsin, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, WCMU, WCVE, WEDU, WETA, WGBH, WLIW, WLRN, WLVT, WMVS, WPBA, WPBS, WPSU, WPTO, WSBE, WSKG, WSRE, WTTW, WTVS, WVIZ, WVPT, WXEL, and WXXI.

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NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO LINEAR TV

COBRA Cyberwar (UK)

In Season 2 of this political thriller, cyber attacks bring down parts of the UK’s critical infrastructure in cities across the country. While searching for those responsible, PM Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle, Hamish Macbeth) and his government must deal with anarchy and panic in the streets. COBRA Cyberwar begins airing Sunday, July 10, at 10 PM ET, on PBS.

NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.

Ten Percent (UK)

Based on the original hit French series Call My Agent!, this comedy follows the small London talent agency of Nightingale Hart as it struggles to adapt in an ever-changing industry. After tragedy strikes the company, the personal and professional lives of the agents and assistants are thrown into turmoil. The series stars Jack Davenport (The Morning Show), Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack), Maggie Steed (Pie in the Sky), and Prasanna Puwanarajah (Patrick Melrose). Star-studded cameos include Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Dominic West (The Affair), Phoebe Dynevor (Bridgerton), Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty), and David Oyelowo (Selma). Ten Percent begins streaming Friday, July 1.

United (UK)

This historical drama is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes,” the youngest side ever to win the Football League, and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and a community overcoming terrible tragedy. Starring David Tennant (Des), Jack O’Connell (The North Water), Dougray Scott (The Woman in White), and Sam Claflin (Hunger Games films), United begins streaming Monday, July 11.

Trivia: Seasons 1 & 2 (IE)

David Pearse (Vikings) leads the cast of this comedy series as Lawrence, the obsessive team captain of The Team with No Name, whose members take part in the weekly pub quiz at a pub in Monaghan owned by team member Adam (Keith McErlean, Kin). Co-starring Aisling Bea (Quiz), Trivia: Seasons 1 & 2 begins streaming Monday, July 18.

Walking Tudor England (UK)

In this six-part docuseries, historian, author, and program presenter Suzannah Lipscomb (A Journey Through Tudor England, Hidden Killers of the English Home) takes to foot all around England as she uncovers the legacy of the Tudor kings and queens — from Henry VII, to Elizabeth I — who did more to shape the nation’s identity than any who had come before them. Walking Tudor England begins streaming Monday, July 18.

Stealing Van Gogh (UK)

This documentary is presented by art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon, who pieces together the story of the greatest art heist of the 21st century — the theft of two paintings from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam on December 7, 2002 — listed by the FBI as one of top ten art crimes of all time. He also looks at the wider world of art crime, including why are paintings stolen, what is their value, and how are they trafficked on the black market. Sifting through the evidence, the film traces the path these paintings took through the criminal world, how they were sold on the black market, and the painstaking investigation that led to their eventual recovery, verification, and restoration. Stealing Van Gogh begins streaming Monday, July 25.

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on BritBox and its digital channels, including BritBox on Amazon.

Year of the Rabbit (UK)

The comedy mystery-crime series follows Detective Inspector Rabbit (Matt Berry, What We Do in the Shadows), a hardened booze-hound who’s seen everything, and his new, hapless, by-the-books partner, Wilbur Strauss (Freddie Fox, Slow Horses). While they’re investigating a murder, Mabel Wisbech (Susan Wokoma, Crazyhead), the lewd but insightful adoptive daughter of the chief of police, joins them, becoming the country’s first female officer. Together, the trio must fight crime while rubbing shoulders with street gangs, crooked politicians, Bulgarian princes, spiritualists, music hall stars, and the Elephant Man. Year of the Rabbit begins streaming Friday, July 1.

Murder in Suburbia: Seasons 1-2 (UK)

Caroline Catz (DCI Banks) and Lisa Faulkner (EastEnders) star in this lighthearted crime drama as an exceptional investigative duo with a knack for uncovering the truth. The meticulous, analytical, and often stubborn DI Kate Ashurst (Catz) and the instinctive, chaotic, and street-smart DS Emma Scribbins (Faulkner) investigate the dark urges behind the placid façade of suburban Middleford as members of the murder squad led by DCI Jeremy Sullivan (Jeremy Sheffield, Hollyoaks). Murder in Suburbia: Seasons 1-2 begins streaming Tuesday, July 5.

The Vice: Seasons 1-5 (UK)

Ken Scott (Crime) stars as DI Pat Chappel in this crime drama set in the vice unit of the Metropolitan Police, based in the heart of London’s West End. Prostitution, pornography, and murder are all part of the workload for the vice team as they investigate the capital’s darker secrets. The Vice: Seasons 1-5 begins streaming Friday, July 15.

Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Seasons 7-8 (UK)

BAFTA Nominee David Suchet (Press) shines in his signature role as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the super sleuth who, with an expertly twirled mustache and a theatrical flair, solves murders with penetrating perception and no small amount of self-regard. Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Seasons 7-8 begins streaming Tuesday, July 19, exclusively on BritBox. These two seasons complete the series on BritBox.

Eleventh Hour (UK)

Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) stars in this sci-fi thriller as Ian Hood, a science professor who works for the Home Office as a consultant on special dangerous cases that involve deadly viruses, cloning experiments, and other disasters caused by modern science. His remit is to seek out or respond to any human crisis arising out of a current scientific endeavor. His Special Branch bodyguard, Rachel Young (Ashley Jensen, Extras), accompanies Hood everywhere and takes care of all his executive needs with quiet, military efficiency. Eleventh Hour begins streaming Tuesday, July 26.

A Mother’s Son (UK)

This gripping drama stars Hermione Norris (Cold Feet) as Rosie, who suspects that her teen son, Jamie (Alexander Arnold, Yesterday), is involved in the murder of a schoolgirl. Her suspicions begin to tear their new family apart, particularly when she confides in Jamie’s dad, ex-husband David (Paul McGann, Annika). David is forced to give Jamie an alibi, but when Jamie’s stepdad, Ben (Martin Clunes, Doc Martin), finds evidence against him, the new family appears split beyond repair. With their son’s fate is in their hands, Jamie’s desperate parents have to make a decision: Will they turn him in to the police, or hide what he did and protect him? A Mother’s Son begins streaming Friday, July 29.

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Crackle.

Since I just wrote about Crackle mere hours ago, and included the calendar for the streamer’s July slate of British TV programs, I won’t repeat myself here, but will point you to the article: you can read it here.

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Hulu.

Killing Eve: Season 4 (UK-US)

After the emotional Season 3 finale, the final season of this hit drama finds Eve (Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy), Villanelle (Jodie Comer, Help), and Carolyn (Fiona Shaw, Baptiste) in very different places. Following Eve and Villanelle’s exchange on the bridge, Eve is on a revenge mission, while Villanelle has found a brand-new community in an attempt to prove she’s not a “monster.” Having killed Paul, Carolyn goes to extraordinary lengths to continue to chase down The Twelve and the person that ordered Kenny’s hit. Killing Eve: Season 4 begins streaming Sunday, July 10.

You Are Not My Mother (IE)

In this horror feature, it’s the week before Halloween, and Char’s (Hazel Doupe, Smother) bedridden mother, Angela (Carolyn Bracken, Dublin Murders), has mysteriously gone missing. When she returns home to their North Dublin estate the next evening with no explanation, it becomes clear to Char and her grandmother, Rita (Ingrid Craigie, Blood), that something is amiss. Angela might look and sound the same, but her behavior has become increasingly erratic and frightening, as if she has been replaced by a malevolent force. As Halloween approaches, a night steeped in ancient Irish myth and legend, Char must unearth the dark secrets of her family in order to uncover the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and save her, even if it means potentially losing her forever. You Are Not My Mother begins streaming Thursday, July 21.

All My Friends Hate Me (UK)

This comedy feature stars Tom Stourton (Stath Lets Flats) as Pete, whose old gang from college are throwing him a birthday party out in the country. During what’s supposed to be a fun weekend reunion, Pete finds himself increasingly unnerved by his friends’ inside jokes and snarky comments. And ss the atmosphere goes from awkward to terrifying to downright surreal, Pete is pushed to the breaking point. Is he being paranoid or is he the butt of some elaborate joke? All My Friends Hate Me begins streaming Friday, July 22.

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