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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Avengers: Endgame

  • Where: Rakuten
  • When: Available from 19 August

Not just the biggest movie of the year, but the biggest grossing box-office movie of all time is out to buy on the 19 August. That's right Avengers: Endgame is available to buy so you can watch it over and over again to find all those little details you missed in the cinema.

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Inside the Factory

  • Where: BBC 2
  • When: 20 August

The next episode of this popular show sees Gregg and Cherry head to learn how mattresses are made and whether an afternoon nap is a good thing. Let's hope they don't fall asleep while presenting.

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Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun

  • Where: ITV (ITV Hub)
  • When: Starts on 20August

This new three-part documentary series follows a trio of fighter pilot recruits as they attempt to become the best of the best - to be selected to fly the RAF’s brand new F35 Lightning jet. Narrated by Samantha Bond, this programme gives viewers a breath-taking cockpit-eye view of the recruits stepping into the danger zone aiming to achieve their dreams.

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The Rap Game UK

  • Where: BBC Three (BBC iPlayer)
  • When: Starts on 23 August

Another brand-new show. Here over six episodes, UK rap legends DJ Target, Krept & Konan are putting seven unsigned MCs head to head in a battle to become the first ever signing to Krept & Konan's record label. Each week the artists are set two tests in which they will be asked to step up and show who has the hardest bars, the song-writing props, or the stage presence to cut it in the rap world.

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Live Rugby Union: Wales Vs. England

  • Where: Channel 4
  • When: 17 August

The second of the international friendlies between England and Wales in the run up to the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year. This time the action moves to Cardiff. Will Wales have enough fight to make it 1 all, or will England, coming off a win, break the Welsh once more?

And one for the kids...

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Pop'n'Olly

  • Where: Hopster
  • When: Available to stream today

Everyone is different but trying to explain that to kids without falling over every sentence can be tricky at times. Pop'n'Olly, created by YouTuber, Olly Pike is a collection of 5-minute TV shows aimed at teaching kids about LGBT+ people and the diversity that exists under the rainbow.


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