American Ripper in London - Tuesdays from August 8th at 9pm HISTORY BT TV channel 327/379

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Could America’s first ever serial killer H. H. Holmes and Jack the Ripper be the same person? H. H. Holmes great-great-grandson Jeff Mudgett certainly thinks so and investigates the possibility in History’s brand-new documentary series. Bringing forth compelling historical sources coupled with DNA evidence, American Ripper in London will try to close the infamous cold case of Jack the Ripper once and for all.

[Read more: Could H.H. Holmes be Jack the Ripper?]

 Blood Drive - starts Thursday August 10th at 10pm on Syfy BT TV channel 319/375 HD

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A car race in which human blood is used for fuel might sound crazy, but somehow it works. Set in a dystopian Los Angeles, Arthur Bailey is one of the few good cops left, but is forced to take part in the blood drive himself. Partnered with femme fatale Grace D’Argento they race along the Mississippi river only to discover that this sadistic race is also run by the evil megacorporation Heart Enterprises. An hilariously gory sci-fi, blood drive also boasts a ridiculously good-looking cast that includes Alan Ritchson, Christina Ochoa and Thomas Dominique.

Life of Kylie - starts Sunday 13th August at 9pm on E! BT TV channel 321/386 HD

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Move aside Kim, Kendall and Khloe, it’s now younger sister Kylie Jenner's turn to put her life into the spotlight. In this hotly awaited E! series, social media sensation Kylie promises to reveal all in Life of Kylie as well as introduce us to her bevvy of celebrity friends and of course share the latest on her famous family. She’ll also lift the lid on her current love life and offer a rare glimpse into her various entrepreneurial ventures.

David Jason: My Life on Screen and The Story of Only Fools and Horses from Saturday 26th August at 6pm on Gold BT TV channel 310

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Sir David Jason has starred in some of British television’s most beloved shows since he appeared in Crossroads as Bert Bradshaw back in 1964. Now at 77 years young he’ll be hosting a three-part series David Jason: My Life on Screen.
This will be followed with a five-part documentary, also hosted by Jason, on how the legendary comedy Only Fools and Horses comedy came about. Featuring stars and writers from the show, both these series are essential viewing for David Jason fans.

MTV Video Music Awards shown on Monday 28th August on MTV BT TV channel 309/371 HD

The biggest stars in music will be gathering under one roof on August 28 for the MTV Video Music Awards. This year it’s being held at The Forum in Inglewood, California and will be hosted by Katy Perry.

Promising to be “space themed”, Katy says she’s been training for her hosting duties by texting Buzz Aldrin, eating space ice cream and even training in zero gravity. This year Kendrick Lamar has received the most nominations, with a whopping eight nods.

Comedy Central's Summer of Stand Up on Comedy Central BT TV channel 307/370

Comedy Central’s Summer of Stand Up returns with exclusive stand up sessions featuring some of the UK’s top comedic talent.

This year the line-up includes Jason Manford Live (August 6), Kevin Bridges – A Whole Different Story, (August 13), Dara O’Briain: Crowd Tickler (Aug 20) and Jimmy Carr: Laughing and Joking (August 27). There will also be exclusive performances from the Soho Theatre from Nish Kumar (August 2), Dane Baptiste (August 9), Richard Gadd (August 16) and others.

Celebrity Big Brother starts on Tuesday 1st August at 9pm on Channel 5

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This summer’s CBB line-up rumours have been swirling around for months, but a recent “leak” suggests that the latest line-up includes a mixture of fallen stars, big names and some that already have us scratching our heads.

[Who is in the CBB house? All the latest rumours]

Rumoured stars include Shaun Williamson, Brandi Glanville and Trisha Paytas. Hosted again by Emma Willis, Rylan Clark will be hosting the CBB spin-off Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.

Trust Me starts Tuesday 8th August at 9pm on BBC One

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The latest Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker stars in the BBC medical drama Trust Me. Cath is a hardworking nurse and single mum who suddenly find herself out of work due to her whistle blowing.

[All you need to know about Jodie Whittaker's Trust Me]

Out of desperation she takes on the identity of her doctor friend (who conveniently has just immigrated to New Zealand) and finds work as a doctor in a struggling A&E department in Edinburgh. As she settles into her new job and life, the past of course gradually comes back to haunt her. Superbly acted and compelling, it’s already received excellent preview reviews.

The State on Channel 4

Recently announced as the next Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker is the star of BBC medical drama Trust Me. Cath is a hard-working nurse and single mum who suddenly find herself out of work due to her whistle blowing.

Out of desperation she takes on the identity of her doctor friend (who conveniently has just emigrated to New Zealand) and finds work as a doctor in a struggling A&E department in Edinburgh. But as she settles into her new job and new life, the past gradually comes back to haunt her. Superbly acted and compelling, Trust Me has already received excellent preview reviews.

Top of the Lake - Thursdays at 9pm on BBC Two

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Top of the Lake aired to rave reviews back in 2013, and it’s finally back for its second series on BBC Two. Again starring Mad Men favourite Elizabeth Moss, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman also joins the cast in the latest series. Top of the Lake: China Girl sees Detective Robin Griffin (Moss) head back to Sydney, this time to delve into a dark case sparked when a body washes up on Bondi Beach.

[All you need to know about Top of the Lake series two]

 

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