The Best New TV Shows To Watch July 2024

There’s so much exciting new telly this month! Kick your feet up and enjoy the best new TV shows coming in July, 2024.

The Jetty

Available on BBC iPlayer

Detective Ember Manning (Jenna Coleman) investigates a fire that has torn through a holiday home in a quiet Lancashire town. In this brand new four-part mystery series, Detective Manning knows the scene has possible connections to a local sex offender operating in her home town and a missing persons cold case.

Coleman’s character is a recently widowed mother and is described as “stubborn and free-willed”. She begins working with a podcast journalist who is investigating the cold case and an illicit relationship between a man in his twenties and two underage girls.

However, the closer Detective Manning gets to the truth, the more it reveals about her own life and everything she thought knew about the town where she grew up.

Changing Ends

Season 1 and season 2 available on ITVX

The Chatty Man, Alan Carr, is back with more tales from his youth in this semi-autobiographical hit sitcom. Catch up with young Alan in 1980s Northampton as he hits puberty and things start getting even more awkward!

Scenes from Alan Carr’s youth play out with the occasional retrospective cameo – Alan himself narrates the story and often chimes in with a joke, scathing remark or side-eye.

Critics have called the show camp, cheeky and clever.

The Man with 1000 Kids

Available on Netflix

This three-part documentary explores the shocking story of Jonathan Meijer, a scammer who has deceived families undergoing in fertility treatment, so that he could father thousands of children worldwide.

He was ordered by a Dutch court to stop his sperm donations, but he didn’t.

Meijer’s actions pose a number of moral questions and repercussions, such as what happens to a population when you have a high number of people totally unaware that they are closely related to one another?

The Man with 1000 Kids takes a closer look at the fertility industry, which we discover isn’t particularly well-regulated.

Mr. Bigstuff

Available on Sky Max and Now TV

Meet two estranged brothers Glen (Ryan Sampson) and Lee (Danny Dyer). Glen is a nervous perfectionist and carpet salesman in Essex who enjoys the quiet life, while Lee is an aggressive man with a prescription drug addiction and a tin full of their dad’s ashes.

This six-part comedy drama explores broken families, brotherhood, manhood and toxic masculinity. Glen and his wife Kirsty (Harriet Webb) are living happily with “no secrets” until Lee comes crashing in while on the run from his past.

The three of them are abruptly thrown into utter chaos.

Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer

Available on Hulu and Disney+

Dr. Ann Burgess’ crime-hunting innovations changed the way we think about, catch and stop serial killers.

Burgess is a specialist in the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit whose work transformed the system. She developed new ways to assess and treat trauma in rape victims, so they were capable of helping her solve the case.

Directed by Abby Fuller and produced by award-winning Hollywood sisters Dakota and Elle Fanning. This one isn’t a light-hearted watch, but a must for any true crime fans.

Simone Biles Rising

Available on Netflix

Following a hiatus Simone Biles plans to return to this year’s Olympics in Paris.

The four-time gold medal gymnast dropped out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed to 2021 due to the covid pandemic. Fans were equally shocked and impressed by the way Simone abruptly left to look after her mental health despite being a front-runner for golds.

The athlete explains in detail why her gut-feeling was to step back in 2021. We also get a behind-the-scenes look at how she now balances her personal life, mental health journey and training ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games this summer.

I Am Celine Dion

Available on Amazon Prime

Everyone is talking about this documentary, where global icon Celine Dion opens up about her life-altering diagnosis of a rare neurological disorder called stiff-person syndrome (SPS).

Directed by Academy Award nominee Irene Taylor, this raw portrayal of the star serves as a ‘love letter to her fans’ and had made headlines worldwide.

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Hannah McLaren

I've worked at DC Thomson for six years! I began as an intern at My Weekly and The Scots Magazine, which was extended by a few months to help out at The People's Friend. I then covered maternity as Celebrity Editor for My Weekly, before I became Multimedia Journalist at The Scots Magazine. Currently I'm writing digital content across each title.