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The August 2019 Watchlist: 24 UK TV highlights for this month

Staff Editor

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Netflix. Amazon Prime Video. BBC iPlayer. NOW TV. Walter Presents. There’s so much TV to watch these days in so many places that it can be hard to keep up. Every month, we boil down what’s on the box to the essentials you need in your streaming queue.

This summer may be all about Stranger Things, but there are plenty more things to keep your indoors during those hot weekends, from the return of Succession to the debut of The Dark Crystal prequel Age of Resistance.

We’ve sorted through All The TV to bring you your August watchlist – what’s worth watching, why and where you can find it online in the UK:

Dear White People: Volume 3

From playing with the narrator to the secretive Order of X, the third season of Netflix’s satire of modern America promises to be unpredictable, with change firmly in the air – not to mention teasing digs at RuPaul and Queer Eye.

Dear White People S3 air date:

When? 2nd August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

Netflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

She-Ra: Season 3

Netflix’s animated series offers a modern take on the iconic character for a new generation and follows Adora, an orphan who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil. Season 3 sees She-Ra’s journey into the Crimson Waste lead to a showdown between Catra (Michalka) and new villain Tung Lashor (Jake Eberle).

She-Ra S3 air date:

When? 2nd August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

Netflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

Fosse/Verdon

From Cabaret to Sweet Charity, Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams shine in this eight-part biopic exploring the creative and romantic partnership of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. All episodes are available in a box set after its first episode premieres.

Fosse/Verdon UK air date:

When? 2nd August (9pm) What channel? BBC Two

Watch online in the UK:

BBC iPlayer Available all at once on-demand

The Teacher

Prepare to lose hours to this complex crime drama from Poland. A teacher, newly arrived in a small town from Warsaw, investigates the murder of his daughter only to uncover webs of secrecy and local corruption…

The Teacher UK air date:

When? 2nd August (12.01am) What channel? Walter Presents (All 4)

Watch online in the UK:

All 4 All episodes available on-demand

The Mind Of Herbert Clunkerdunk

After its BBC Two pilot, Spencer Jones returns with the visually jaw-dropping, completely ridiculous comedy about Herbert Clunkerdunk, a man trying to get through everyday life, only to be interrupted by his quirky imagination.

Herbert Clunkerdunk UK air date:

When? 3rd August (10am) What channel? BBC iPlayer

Watch online in the UK:

BBC iPlayer Available all at once on-demand

Preacher: Season 4

Get Ready for the final reckoning: Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy’s thrill ride to find God thrusts them into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

Preacher S4 UK air date:

When? 5th August What channel? Amazon Prime Video

Watch online in the UK:

Amazon Prime Video (£5.99 a month) Available weekly on-demand

Euphoria: Season 1

Following a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media, the series is executive produced by Drake, along with manager Future the Prince. The ensemble cast includes actor and singer Zendaya, Maude Apatow (Girls), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney (Sharp Objects).

Euphoria UK air date:

When? 6th August (10pm) What channel? Sky Atlantic

Watch online in the UK:

Sky / NOW TV (£7.99 a month) Available all at once on-demamd

This Way Up: Season 1

Aisling Bea will write and star in This Way Up, a new comedy for Channel 4. Previously known as Happy AF, the series is a co-production with Hulu, and sees the comedian play Aine, a whip smart English-as-a-foreign language (TEFL) teacher trying to pull her life back together after a “teeny little nervous breakdown”. Her sister, Shona, played by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe, Pulling), worries, not only about her younger sibling, but also about her own life choices. Written by Aisling Bea (‘The Fall’, ‘Gap Year’), she also stars as the charming and funny Aine, a whip-smart English-as-a-foreign language (TEFL) teacher trying to pull her life back together after a “teeny little nervous breakdown”.

This Way Up UK air date:

When? 8th August (10pm) What channel? Channel 4

Watch online in the UK:

All 4 Available live and on-demand weekly

Wu Assassins: Season 1

He’s on a mission to save Chinatown, even if it means killing his own father. Kung Fu meets sci-fi meets Asian street food in Netflix’s new thriller.

Wu Assassins air date:

When? 9th August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

Netflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

GLOW: Season 3

Netflix’s wrestling comedy heads to Vegas for its third run.

GLOW S3 air date:

When? 9th August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

Netflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

Free Meek: Season 1

Amazon’s new documentary follows Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who was arrested in 2017 for probation violations, sparking outrage. A re-investigation of his original case explores allegations of police corruption as Meek becomes the face of a justice reform movement. The five-episode series chronicles Mill’s fight for exoneration while exposing the broader flaws of the U.S. criminal justice system.

Free Meek UK air date:

When? 9th August What channel? Amazon Prime

Watch online in the UK:

Amazon Prime Video (£5.99 a month) Available at once on-demand

Succession: Season 2

Created by Jesse Armstrong and starring Brian Cox, Succession is a bitingly funny drama following a family dynasty’s disintegration when the Roy family, owners of a global media empire, fight for control of the company through uncertainty over the health of their father.

Succession S2 UK air date:

When? 12th August (9pm) What channel? Sky Atlantic

Watch online in the UK:

Sky / NOW TV (£7.99 a month) Available weekly live and on-demamd

Fear The Walking Dead: Season 5, Part 2

The Walking Dead spin-off returns to complete its fifth season, with Lennie James’ Morgan in the lead.

FTWD S5b UK air date:

When? 12th August (9pm) What channel? AMC UK

Watch online in the UK:

BT TV (or BT Sports for Sky customers) Available weekly live and on-demamd

NOS4A2: Season 1

Based on Joe Hill’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 is a different kind of vampire story. It follows Vic McQueen (Zachary Quinto), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx. Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

NOS4A2 UK air date:

When? 13th August (9pm) What channel? AMC UK

Watch online in the UK:

BT TV (or BT Sports for Sky customers) Available weekly live and on-demamd

Deep Water, Season 1

Set against the beautiful and imposing backdrop of the Lake District, Deep Water was written by BAFTA-nominated Anna Symon (Indian Summers, Mrs Wilson) and adapted from the Windermere series of novels by critically-acclaimed author, Paula Daly.

The six part series follows the lives of three complex and vibrant women, each struggling to keep their heads above very deep water. Like all of us, they seek to do their best for their families, but face tough choices with difficult, and often messy repercussions. The women are connected by the school gates, each with children around the same age.

International Emmy winning actress Anna Friel (Marcella, Butterfly) plays mother of three, Lisa Kallisto, who juggles her hectic family life with running a business, which keeps her occupied at all hours. Chaotic and disorganised, Lisa, is married to Joe who works night and day as a taxi driver.

Deep Water UK air date:

When? 14th August (9pm) What channel? ITV

Watch online in the UK:

ITV Hub Available live and on-demand weekly

Sacred Games: Season 2

The game’s bigger and the stakes are higher, as Netflix’s Mumbai crime drama returns for a second season.

Sacred Games S2 air date:

When? 2nd August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

tNetflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

Mindhunter: Season 2

Netflix’s riveting crime drama is back for a long-awaited second season, as FBI agents Bill Tench and Holden Ford profile serial killers and investigate the Atlanta Child Murders.

Mindhunter S2 air date:

When? 16th August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

Netflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

Brassic: Season 1

Hold on to your (miniature) horses. Brassic, the hotly anticipated comedy starring This is England’s Joe Gilgun, Our Girl’s Michelle Keegan and Being Human’s Damien Molony arrives on NOW TV in August. The edgy new British comedy series is co-created by Joe Gilgun and BAFTA-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst.

Brassic UK air date:

When? 22nd August (10pm) What channel? Sky One

Watch online in the UK:

Sky / NOW TV (£7.99 a month) Available weekly live and on-demamd

13 Reasons Why: Season 3

Follows the story of a teenager who comes home to find a box of cassette tapes recorded by his classmate, and crush, who committed suicide, containing stories of the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life.

13 Reasons Why S3 air date:

When? 23rd August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

Netflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

The Affair: Season 5

Dominic West and Maura Tierney return to star in the final chapter of Showtime’s romantic drama.

The Affair S5 UK air date:

When? 27th August (9pm) What channel? Sky Atlantic

Watch online in the UK:

Sky / NOW TV (£7.99 a month) Available weekly live and on-demamd

Carnival Row: Season 1

Amazon’s ambitious new fantasy series is set in a Victorian world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man. This growing population struggles to coexist with humans – forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society.

Carnival Row UK air date:

When? 30th August What channel? Amazon Prime Video

Watch online in the UK:

Amazon Prime Video (£5.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

The journey begins as darkness rises. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world.

Age of Resistance air date:

When? 30th August (8.01am) What channel? Netflix UK

Watch online in the UK:

Netflix UK (£8.99 a month) Available all at once on-demand

The Great British Bake Off: Season 10

Channel 4’s remixed baking contest takes us back into the tent for one more round of tense baking, delightful creativity and charming silliness.

GBBO 2019 UK air date:

When? TBC What channel? Channel 4 (All 4)

Watch online in the UK:

All 4 Available weekly live and on-demand

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