There are some great TV shows and movies available this week which you should put on your watchlist.

Here are the picks of the bunch, as curated by Pocket-lint and the netgem.tv service, which makes great and personalised recommendations of programmes and films for you to watch each and every day.

With its Freeview Play access and integrated apps, including Amazon Prime Video and Rakuten TV, netgem.tv enables you to stream all of our recommendations on demand on its dedicated set-top-boxes, catch them live or watch anything you missed from the most popular free players: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5 and UKTV Play.

You can also make your selection from your netgem.tv mobile app and cast to the big screen.

So, here are the top shows and films available over the next seven days to give yourself some prime entertainment thrills.

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Lethal Weapon

  • Where: ITV (ITV Hub)
  • When: Season 3 starts 26 July

The third and final season of the Lethal Weapon TV series airs from Friday 26 July on ITV. Damon Wayans is joined by American Pie's Seann William Scott as all-new character Wesley Cole.

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The Boys

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available from 26 July

Absolutely not your typical superhero story (and best kept away from younger eyes), The Boys is the latest Amazon series based on a comic book - this time the superb run by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It is a sharp, often brutal satire on how some heroes might not be all that they seem.

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8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

  • Where: Channel 4 (All 4)
  • When: Series 18 starts 26 July

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown may have started as a one-off spoof, throwing the cast of the original topical comedy panel show into the Countdown quiz show format, but it now reaches a staggering 18th series. And quite rightly so, as it's one of the funniest programmes on TV.

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Beautiful Boy

  • Where: Amazon Prime Video
  • When: Available from 20 July

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet star in this Amazon Original film based on the memoirs of father and his son, David and Nic Sheff, as they each struggle through the heartbreak of addiction and its strain on their relationship over the years. It's a tough watch at times, especially for those who have lived through similar experiences, but superbly scripted and acted throughout.

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All-Star Netball for Comic Relief

  • Where: BBC Two (BBC iPlayer)
  • When: Broadcast on 20 July

Celebrities and sporting legends join forces for a one-off netball match in order to raise funds for Comic Relief. Among those playing are Montana Brown, Oti Mabuse and Sarah Hadland, while others to appear will include Jennifer Saunders and host Clare Balding.

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The World's Most Shocking Ads With Shane Ritchie

  • Where: Channel 5 (My5)
  • When: Starts on 20 July

Ex-Eastender (and Pontin's yellow coat) Shane Ritchie takes you through some of the most outrageous adverts that have appeared on TVs around the globe. Typical Channel 5 fare that's great for a giggle.

And one for the kids...

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Dumbo

  • Where: Rakuten TV
  • When: Available to buy from 22 July

Tim Burton's live-action remake of Dumbo hits digital platforms at last. Colin Farrell, Eva Green and Danny DeVito are among the star-studded cast in this retelling of the story of an elephant that can fly. You might want to note that it's almost two-hours long if you plan to watch it with very young children - the 1941 original is little over an hour.


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