British TV Viewing Guide

The British TV Viewing Guide: 2016 Archives include month-by-month breakouts of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish TV programs, as well as shows from Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, that have premiered in the US on broadcast and cable channels and streaming services to date in 2016. Already-debuted titles that have been added to streaming services in 2016 are also featured. (Links go to blog posts.)

December 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in December 2016.”

  • 800 Words — Amazon Video
  • The A Word — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story  — Public TV stations (local only)
  • BBC Music Awards — BBC America
  • Borderline — Netflix
  • Britain’s Bloody Crown — Amazon Video
  • The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 3 (New Zealand) — Acorn TV
  • Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2016 — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Crazyhead — Netflix
  • DCI Banks: Series 5  — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Death in Paradise: Series 5 — Amazon Video, Public TV stations (local only)
  • Detectorists Christmas Special — Acorn TV, Amazon Video
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Series 4  — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Christmas Special 2016) — BBC America, Amazon Video
  • Don’t Call Me Crazy — Netflix
  • Father Brown: Series 4 — Amazon Video
  • Gods & Monsters with Tony Robinson — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Hidden Houses — Netflix
  • The Hollow Crown – The Wars of the Roses — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Housewife, 49 — Acorn TV
  • Inside the Tower of London — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Killer Couples — Netflix
  • Killer in the Family — Netflix
  • The Level — Acorn TV
  • The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Medici: Masters of Florence: Season 1 (Italy/UK/France) — Netflix
  • Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death — Acorn TV
  • A Midsomer Conversation with John Nettles  — Public TV stations (local only)
  • The Moaning of Life: Series 1-2 — Netflix
  • Motorway Cops — Netflix
  • Murder Files — Netflix
  • Pacific Heat (Australia) — Netflix
  • The Queen at 90  — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Real Life Wife Swap — Netflix
  • Rescue Mediums — Netflix
  • The Royals: Season 3 — E!
  • Sensitive Skin: Season 2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Tough Nuts: Australia’s Hardest Criminals (Australia) — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Travelers (Canada) — Netflix
  • Underbelly: Squizzy (Series 6) — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Versailles: Season 1 — Netflix
  • War and Peace (International) — Acorn TV
  • Where the Heart Is: Series 7 — Acorn TV

November 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in November 2016.”

  • 19-2: Season 3 — Amazon Video
  • Absolutely Fabulous: 20th Anniversary Specials — Amazon Video
  • Africa (BBC Natural History) — Amazon Video
  • Afterlife: Series 1-2 — Amazon Video
  • Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 1-2 — Amazon Video
  • Almost Royal: Season 2 — Hulu
  • Amnesia — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Babylon: Series 1 — Amazon Video
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance — Amazon Video
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Hold the Dream — Amazon Video
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford’s To Be the Best — Amazon Video
  • BBC: The Racing Collection: Volumes 1-2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Being Erica: Seasons 1-2 (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • Being Human (UK): Series 1, 3 — Amazon Video
  • A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Series 2-4 — Amazon Video
  • The Changing Face of the Queen — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Cilla — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Close to the Enemy — Acorn TV (15th Amazon Video)
  • The Crown — Netflix
  • Danger Mouse: Series 2 — Netflix
  • David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates — Amazon Video
  • Deep Water: Series 1 (Australia) — Acorn TV
  • Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks — BBC America, Amazon Video
  • Empire of the Tsars — Netflix
  • The First Official Thanksgiving — Public TV stations (local only)
  • The Grand Tour: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Grantchester: Season 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Hollow Crown — Amazon Video
  • An Idiot Abroad: Series 1-3 — Amazon Video
  • Last Chance to See — Netflix
  • Lovesick: Series 2 (Formerly titled Scrotal Recall) — Netflix
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 2 (Australia) — Netflix
  • Moone Boy: Series 3 (Final) (UK/Ireland) — Amazon Video
  • Mr Selfridge: The Final Season — Amazon Prime Video
  • My Family and Other Turkeys with Nigel Marven — Public TV stations (local only)
  • The Night Manager — Amazon Prime Video
  • Outlander: Season 2 — Amazon Video
  • Paranoid — Netflix
  • Peep Show: Series 2, 7 — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages: Series 1 & 2 — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Penguins: Spy in the Huddle — Netflix
  • The Pinkertons: Season 1 (Canada) — Netflix
  • A Place to Call Home: Series 4 — Acorn TV
  • Pulling: Series 1-2 — Amazon Video
  • Raised by Wolves: Series 2 (Final) — Acorn TV
  • Red Dwarf XI — Amazon Video
  • Roman Empire: Reign of Blood — Netflix
  • The Royals: Season 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Scott & Bailey: Series 5 (Final) — Hulu
  • So Awkward: Series 2 — Netflix (Kids/Teens)
  • Stephen Fry in America — Netflix
  • Suspects: Series 5 — Acorn TV
  • The Syndicate: All or Nothing — Amazon Video
  • Tales by Light (Australia) — Netflix
  • Top Boy — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Undercover — BBC America, Amazon Video
  • Wentworth: Series 1 (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • Where the Heart Is: Series 6 — Acorn TV
  • Wild Australia with Ray Mears: Series 1 (Australia) — Netflix
  • A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Series 1 — Amazon Video

October 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in October 2016.”

  • The 12-Year-Old Cocaine Smuggler — Netflix
  • 19-2: Season 3 (Canada) — Acorn TV
  • The Aliens — Amazon Video
  • Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Black Mirror: Series 3 — Netflix
  • Blood — Acorn TV
  • Boomers: Series 2 — Acorn TV
  • Blunt Talk: Season 2 — Starz
  • Brief Encounters: Series 1 — Acorn TV
  • Bright Lights, Brilliant Minds: A Tale of Three Cities — Netflix
  • Britain’s Bloody Crown — Acorn TV
  • Burnistoun: Series 2 & 3 — Netflix
  • Casanova — Acorn TV and Netflix
  • The Chase: Series 1-2 — Netflix
  • Chewin’ the Fat: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Chewing Gum: Series 1 — Netflix
  • The Code: Season 2 (Australia) — Acorn TV
  • Cold Squad (Canada) — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • The Color of Magic — Amazon Video
  • Count Arthur Strong: Series 1 & 2 — Acorn TV
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (UK/US) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Dark Matter: Season 2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • Detectorists: Series 2 — Netflix
  • The Devil’s Mistress — Amazon Video
  • Dinosaurs: The Hunt for Life — Netflix
  • The Diplomat (Australia/UK) — Amazon Video
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency — BBC America, Amazon Video
  • The Divide — Netflix
  • Doctor Foster: Season 1 — Netflix
  • Dowry Law — Netflix
  • The Durrells in Corfu — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Eleventh Hour — Amazon Video
  • The Fall: Series 3 — Netflix
  • Flood — Amazon Video
  • For One Night Only — Netflix
  • Frankenstein — Amazon Video
  • George Gently: Series 2 — Amazon Video
  • Glitch: Series 1 (Australia) — Netflix
  • Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 4 — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Gringo Crimebuster — Netflix
  • Gypsy Child Traffickers — Netflix
  • H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Hidden Killers — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Highway Thru Hell (Canada) — Netflix
  • Hogfather — Amazon Video
  • Hudson’s Bay (Canada) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Ice Pilots: Seasons 1-2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons — Netflix
  • Jack the Ripper: Prime Suspect — Netflix
  • Jamaica Inn — Netflix
  • Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne — Amazon Video
  • The Jungle Beat — Netflix
  • Last Love — Acorn TV
  • Lilies — Netflix
  • Limmy’s Show!: Series 2 & 3 — Netflix
  • The Living and the Dead — BBC America, Amazon Video
  • Louis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail — Netflix
  • Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars
  • Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: Series 2 — Netflix
  • The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (UK/US) — Amazon Video
  • Murder Maps: Series 2 — Netflix
  • Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • The Musketeers: Series 3 — Amazon Video
  • Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey — Netflix
  • Peep Show: Series 1, 3-6, 8 — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • People Just Do Nothing: Series 3 — Netflix
  • Please Like Me: Series 3 (Australia) — Hulu
  • Property to Die For — Netflix
  • The Queen’s Worst Year — Acorn TV
  • The Real Godfather — Netflix
  • Scott & Bailey: Series 5 (Final) — Amazon Video
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Series 2 & 4 — Amazon Video
  • The Secret Policeman — Netflix
  • Secrets of the Solar System — Netflix
  • Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life — Netflix
  • The Siege of Jadotville (Ireland/South Africa) — Netflix
  • Smallville: Complete Series (Seasons 1-10) (US/Canada) — Hulu
  • Space Race — Netflix
  • Spotless — Netflix
  • Still Game: Series 6 — Netflix
  • Timeslip — Amazon Video
  • Time Team: The Team’s Favorite Digs — Amazon Video
  • Top Boy — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: Europe (Canada) — Netflix
  • Under Arrest: Season 2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • Versailles — Ovation, Amazon Video
  • A Very British Coup — Acorn TV
  • Winter (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • Wire in the Blood: Series 3 — Amazon Video
  • Witness to Auschwitz — Netflix
  • Wolf Creek (Australia) — Pop, Amazon Video
  • The World’s Worst Disasters — Netflix
  • The X Creatures — Netflix

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September 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in September 2016.”

  • 800 Words, Season 1 (Australia/New Zealand) — Acorn TV
  • And Then There Were None — Acorn TV
  • Auschwitz: Blueprints of Genocide — Netflix
  • Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution — Netflix
  • Battle of Britain: The Real Story — Netflix
  • Beau Brummel: This Charming Man — Acorn TV
  • Being Poirot — Amazon Video
  • Boomers: Series 1 — Acorn TV
  • Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Building Ireland — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Call the Midwife: Series 5 — Netflix
  • Capital — Acorn TV
  • Churchill’s First World War — Netflix
  • Churchill’s Secret — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Cleverman: Series 1 (Australia/New Zealand) — Netflix
  • Cold Squad (Canada) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Crashing: Series 1 — Netflix
  • D-Day — Netflix
  • Dead Set — Netflix
  • Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories — Netflix
  • The Delivery Man — Acorn TV
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries: Series 2 — Amazon Video
  • Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song — Amazon Prime Video
  • Doctor Who: Series 9 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Egypt: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Emergency Down Under (Australia) — Netflix
  • End Day — Netflix
  • Filthy Cities — Netflix
  • The First World War from Above — Netflix
  • Fleabag — Amazon Prime Video
  • Foyle’s War Revisited — Amazon Video
  • Generation Earth: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Genius of the Ancient World — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Goering’s Last Secret — Netflix
  • Great Raids of World War II — Netflix
  • Hardliners (Australia) — Netflix
  • Hiroshima — Netflix
  • Holy Flying Circus — Acorn TV
  • How to Grow a Planet: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Indian Summers: Series 2 — PBS, Amazon Video
  • The IT Crowd: Series 5 (Series Finale) — Amazon Video, Netflix
  • Jericho of Scotland Yard — Acorn TV
  • The Last Dukes — Public TV stations (local only)
  • The Last Nazis — Netflix
  • Luther: Series 4 — Netflix
  • The Magic of Houdini — Netflix
  • The Man Who Killed Richard III — Netflix
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 18 — Netflix
  • A Mind to Kill: Series 1 — Amazon Video
  • Nuremburg: Nazis on Trial — Netflix
  • Offspring: Pilot-Series 5 (Australia) — Netflix
  • Our World War — Netflix
  • Penny Dreadful: Season 3 (Final) — Netflix
  • A Place to Call Home: Series 3 — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Poldark Revealed — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Poldark: Series 2 — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead — Acorn TV
  • Royal Wives at War — PBS, Amazon Video
  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 2 (Uncensored) (Canada/US) — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Secret Agent — Acorn TV
  • The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms — Public TV stations (local only)
  • The Spy Who Went Into the Cold — Netflix
  • Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Supervolcano — Netflix
  • Suspects: Series 1-2 — Amazon Video
  • True Crime (Australia/New Zealand) — Netflix
  • Very British Problems: Series 1-2 — Netflix
  • Wallander: Series 4 — Netflix
  • The Wheelchair President — Netflix
  • Witches: A Century of Murder — Netflix
  • The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of the Empire — Netflix
  • The Yellow House — Acorn TV
  • The Yorkshire Vet — Acorn TV

August 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in August 2016.”

  • Aftermath: Season 1 (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • Agatha Raisin: The Quiche of Death — Acorn TV
  • Agatha Raisin: Series 1 — Acorn TV
  • The Bastard Executioner — Hulu
  • Bedtime: Series 1-3 — Acorn TV
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Blackstone: Seasons 1-5 (Complete) (Canada) — Netflix
  • Burton & Taylor — Amazon Prime Video
  • Campus: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Casanova — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Caught on Camera: Series 1-3 — Netflix
  • Charlie Jade (Canada/South Africa) — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Dalziel and Pascoe: Series 1-2 — Amazon Video
  • Demob — Acorn TV
  • Detectorists: Series 2 — Amazon Video
  • Dr Zhivago — Acorn TV
  • Edgemont: Seasons 1-5 (Complete) (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • Farscape: Season 2 (Australia/US) — Amazon Video
  • Game of Thrones: Season 6 — Amazon Video
  • The Gods of Wheat Street (Australia) — Netflix
  • The Great British Baking Show: Seasons 1-3 — Amazon Video
  • Green Wing: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Hawking — Amazon Prime Video
  • Hitler’s Rise and Fall — Amazon Video
  • Houdini and Doyle — Hulu
  • Inside Poldark — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Inspector Lewis: Season 8 (Final) — PBS, Amazon Video, iTunes
  • Jack Irish: Series 1 (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • Janet King: The Enemy Within (Series 1) (Australia) — Public TV stations (local only) & Amazon Video
  • Janet King: The Invisible Wound (Series 2) (Australia) — Acorn TV
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell — Netflix
  • The Kettering Incident: Series 1 (Australia) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Line of Duty: Series 3 — Amazon Video
  • The Long Shadow — Netflix
  • Man & Beast with Martin Clunes — Netflix
  • Martin Clunes: A Lion Called Mugie — Netflix
  • Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs — Netflix
  • Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower — Netflix
  • Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing — Netflix
  • Martin Clunes: Man to Manta — Netflix
  • Most Haunted: Series 15 — Netflix
  • Moving On: The Complete Series (Series 1-8) — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Murdoch Mysteries: Season 9 — Amazon Video
  • Nikola Tesla and the End of the World — Amazon Prime Video
  • Ocean Girl: Series 1-4 (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • Porterhouse Blue — Acorn TV
  • QI: Series 7 — Acorn TV
  • Real Crime: A Very Special Constable — Netflix
  • Real Crime: Diamond Geezers — Netflix
  • Real Crime: Hannah’s Killers — Netflix
  • Ripper Street: Season 4 — Amazon Video
  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 2 (Uncensored) (Canada/US) — Amazon Video
  • Shakespeare Retold — Amazon Video
  • Shameless (UK): Series 1-2 — Amazon Video, Amazon Prime Video
  • Shetland: Series 1-2 — Amazon Video
  • Silent Witness: Series 2, 3, 18 — Amazon Video
  • Silk: Series 3 (Final) — Amazon Video
  • Summer School (Documentary Compilation) — Acorn TV
  • The Syndicate: All or Nothing (Series 3, Final) — Acorn TV
  • The Tudors (Complete Series 1-4) — Ovation TV
  • Vera: Series 6 — Amazon Video
  • Vexed: Series 1 — Amazon Video
  • Versailles: Season 1 (UK/France) — Amazon Video
  • The Wine Show: Season 1 — Hulu
  • World War II: 1941 and the Man of Steel — Netflix
  • World War II: 1942 and Hitler’s Soft Underbelly — Netflix

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July 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in July 2016.”

  • 1916: The Irish Rebellion — Amazon Prime Video
  • The A Word — SundanceTV
  • Between: Season 2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • Capital — Pivot & Amazon Video
  • Cradle to Grave: Series 1 — Acorn TV
  • The Crimson Petal and the White — Acorn TV
  • Dark Matter: Season 2 (Canada) — Syfy & Amazon Video
  • Death in Paradise: Season 4 — Amazon Video
  • The Doctor Blake Mysteries (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • Endeavour: Seasons 1 & 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Genius by Stephen Hawking — Amazon Prime Video
  • Genius of the Ancient World — Acorn TV
  • The Great British Baking Show: Season 3 — PBS & Amazon Video
  • The Hunt — BBC America & Amazon Video
  • Inspector Lewis: Seasons 1-7 — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Irish Pub — Netflix
  • Jericho — Acorn TV
  • Killjoys: Season 2 (Canada) — Syfy & Amazon Video
  • The Last Kingdom: Season 1 — Netflix
  • The Last Panthers — Hulu
  • Lip Service — Amazon Prime Video
  • Marcella — Netflix
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 18 — Acorn TV
  • Murdoch Mysteries: A Merry Murdoch Christmas (Canada) — Acorn TV
  • Mystery Files: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Outlander: Series 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Penny Dreadful: Seasons 1 & 2 — Netflix
  • Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King — Amazon Prime Video
  • QI: Series 5 & 6 — Acorn TV
  • Raiders of the Lost Art: Season 2 — Netflix
  • Ripper Street: Season 4 — BBC America & Amazon Video
  • The Secret Life of Books: Series 2 — Acorn TV
  • Secrets of Iconic British Estates — Amazon Prime Video
  • Shakespeare: The Legacy — Netflix
  • Shakespeare’s Tomb — Amazon Prime Video
  • Silk: Series 2 — Hulu
  • Warrior Women (Canada/UK) — Acorn TV
  • Winter (Australia) — Acorn TV
  • Wentworth: Season 4 (Australia) — Netflix

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June 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in June 2016.”

  • The Ascent of Woman — Acorn TV
  • Banished — Hulu
  • Birds of a Feather: Series 10 — Amazon Video
  • Blackstone (Canada) — Hulu
  • Cilla — Acorn TV
  • Cleverman (Australia/New Zealand) — SundanceTV & Amazon Video
  • Dancing on the Edge — PBS & Amazon Video
  • DCI Banks: Series 4 — Hulu & Amazon Video
  • Doc Martin: Series 7 — Amazon Video
  • Downton Abbey: Series 6 (Final) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Edward the King — Acorn TV
  • Endeavour: Series 3 — PBS & Amazon Video
  • Game of Thrones: Season 6 — Amazon Video
  • Hinterland: Series 1 — Local public TV stations
  • The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (Australia/UK) — Acorn TV
  • Life Story — Netflix
  • Lost Empires — Acorn TV
  • The Making of Life Story — Netflix
  • Mrs Biggs — Acorn TV
  • Painted Lady — Acorn TV
  • Raised by Wolves: Series 1 — Acorn TV
  • Rebellion — Netflix
  • The Secret Life of Books: Series 1 — Acorn TV
  • The Strange Calls (Australia) — Netflix
  • Suspects: Series 1 & 2 — Amazon Video
  • Suspects: Series 3 & 4 — Acorn TV
  • Tales of Irish Castles — Netflix
  • Thirteen — BBC America
  • Top Gear: Series 21 (UK) — Amazon Video
  • The Tunnel — PBS & Amazon Video
  • Upstart Crow — Amazon Video, iTunes
  • Very British Problems: Series 2 — Acorn TV
  • Vicious: The Finale — PBS & Amazon Video
  • War & Peace — Hulu
  • Where the Heart Is: Series 5 — Acorn TV
  • Without Motive: Series 1 & 2 — Acorn TV

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May 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in May 2016.”

  • 19-2: Season 1 (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • 19-2: Season 2 (Canada) — Acorn TV
  • Almost Royal: Season 1 — Hulu
  • Amber (Ireland) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Angry Boys: Season 1 (Australia) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Atlantis: Season 2 (Final) — Hulu
  • Australia’s Deadliest Destinations — Netflix
  • Banana: Season 1 — Hulu
  • Being Erica: Seasons 1-4 (Complete Series) (Canada) — Hulu
  • Belfast Zoo: Series 1 & 2 — Amazon Video / Amazon Prime Video
  • Birdsong — Amazon Prime Video
  • Bitten: Season 2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • Bluestone 42: Season 3 (Final) — Hulu
  • Bob and Margaret: Series 1-4 — Amazon Video
  • Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets — Amazon Video
  • Britain’s Royal Weddings — Amazon Video
  • The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 2 (New Zealand) — Amazon Video
  • Casanova — Netflix
  • Clean Break (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • The Code: Series 1 (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • Cucumber: Season 1 — Hulu
  • DCI Banks: Seasons 1-3 — Hulu
  • Dead Boss: Season 1 — Hulu
  • Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns: Series 1-3 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Discover Ireland — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Dresser — Starz & Amazon Video
  • Elizabeth I — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Escape Artist — Amazon Prime Video
  • Falling — Acorn TV
  • Family Tree: Series 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Filthy Cities — KCET
  • Flowers — Seeso
  • Fred Dineage Murder Casebook — Amazon Video
  • Genius by Stephen Hawking — PBS & Amazon Video
  • Great British Ghosts — Amazon Prime Video
  • Gunpowder, Treason & Plot — Netflix
  • Him & Her: Seasons 1-4 (Complete Series) — Hulu
  • Houdini & Doyle (UK/Canada) — Fox & Hulu
  • Humans: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Hunted: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • In the Club: Series 1 — Public TV stations (local only)
  • In the Flesh: Seasons 1 & 2 (Complete Series) — Hulu
  • Indian Summers: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Jack Irish: Season 1 (Australia) — Acorn TV
  • Jane Eyre — Hulu
  • Joan of Arc — Acorn TV
  • Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne — Amazon Prime Video
  • Life’s Too Short: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Line of Duty: Season 3 — Hulu
  • Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure: Series 4 (Australia) — Netflix
  • Margot — Acorn TV
  • The Manners of Downton Abbey — Amazon Prime Video
  • Manor House — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Mighty Boosh — Hulu
  • Miranda: The Finale — Hulu
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Seasons 1-3 — Amazon Video
  • Moving On: Series 7 — Acorn TV
  • The Musketeers: Season 3 — Hulu
  • New Tricks: Season 12 (Final) — Hulu
  • Orphan Black: Seasons 1-3 — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Passing Bells — Hulu
  • Peaky Blinders: Season 3 — Netflix
  • Penny Dreadful: Season 3 — Showtime
  • Raiders of the Lost Art: Series 2 — Ovation
  • Redfern Now: Seasons 1 & 2 (Australia) — Netflix
  • The Road to Coronation Street — Acorn TV
  • Run — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Scapegoat — Acorn TV
  • The Science of Doctor Who — Amazon Prime Video
  • Scott & Bailey: Series 5 (Final) — Public TV stations (local only)
  • The Shadow Line — Hulu
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady — Acorn TV
  • Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls — Acorn TV
  • Shetland: Series 3 — Public TV stations (local only)
  • Slasher: Season 1 (Canada/UK/US) — Netflix
  • Stella: Season 5 — Hulu
  • Strike Back: Origins — Amazon Video
  • Strike Back: Series 3 — Amazon Prime Video
  • A Study in Sherlock — Netflix
  • Threesome: Seasons 1 & 2 (Complete Series) — Hulu
  • To the Ends of the Earth — Acorn TV & Netflix
  • Top Gear — BBC America
  • Uncle: Seasons 1 & 2 — Hulu
  • Up the Women: Seasons 1 & 2 (Complete Series) — Hulu
  • Walks Around Britain — Amazon Prime Video
  • Wallander: The Final Season* — PBS & Amazon Video
  • Where the Heart Is: Series 4 — Acorn TV
  • White Heat — Acorn TV
  • Wild Roses: Complete Series (Canada) — Amazon Prime Video

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April 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in April 2016.”

  • 1916: The Irish Rebellion — Amazon Video
  • Agatha Christie’s Marple — Amazon Video
  • Bertie & Elizabeth — Acorn TV
  • Birds of a Feather: Series 10 — Acorn TV
  • Call the Midwife: Season 5 — PBS & Amazon Video
  • Catastrophe: Season 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Complicit — Acorn TV
  • Cuckoo: Season 3 — Netflix
  • Danger Mouse (Reboot) — Netflix
  • Detectorists: Series 2 — Acorn TV & PTV
  • Doctor Foster — Lifetime & Amazon Video
  • Easter 1916 — Amazon Instant Video / Amazon Prime Video
  • Fake or Fortune? Series 4 — Local public TV stations
  • Father Brown: Series 3 — Amazon Video
  • Father Brown: Series 4 — PTV
  • Fast Girls — Acorn TV
  • Frenchman’s Creek — Acorn TV
  • Fried — Netflix
  • Game of Thrones: Season 6 — HBO
  • The Great Fire — Amazon Prime Video
  • Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History — Amazon Prime Video
  • Hinterland: Season 2 —Netflix
  • Hoff the Record —Amazon Video
  • Home Fires: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Honest — Acorn TV
  • Injustice — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Last Panthers — SundanceTV & Amazon Video
  • Lost Girl: Season 6 (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure, Volume 3 — Amazon Video
  • Midwinter of the Spirit — Amazon Video
  • Moving On: Series 3-6 — Acorn TV
  • Murdoch Mysteries: Season 9 (Canada) — Acorn TV
  • My Mad Fat Diary: Seasons 1-3 — Hulu
  • The Night Manager — AMC & Amazon Video
  • Nothing Trivial: Series 3 (New Zealand) — Acorn TV
  • Orphan Black: Season 4 (Canada) — BBC America & Amazon Video
  • Outlander: Season 2 — Starz & Amazon Video
  • A Place to Call Home: Series 3 (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • Prince Philip: The Plot to Make a King — Local public TV stations
  • Rebellion (Ireland) — SundanceTV & Amazon Video
  • The Rolling Stones: Just for the Record — Amazon Video/Amazon Prime Video
  • Scott & Bailey: Series 4 — Amazon Video
  • The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms — Netflix
  • Secrets of Great British Castles — Netflix
  • Sensitive Skin: Season 2 — Netflix
  • Shetland: Series 3 — PTV
  • Siblings: Seasons 1 & 2 — Hulu
  • Special Correspondents (film) — Netflix
  • Turning Green — Acorn TV
  • Vera: Series 6 — Local public TV stations
  • Where the Heart Is: Series 3 — Acorn TV
  • The Widower — Amazon Prime Video

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MARCH 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in March 2016.”

  • 1916: The Irish Rebellion — Local Public TV stations
  • And Then There Were None — Lifetime & Amazon Video
  • Anner House (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • Arthur & George — Amazon Prime Video
  • Battle of Britain — Amazon Video
  • BBC: The Racing Collection — Amazon Prime Video
  • Behaving Badly — Amazon Video
  • Bleak House — Amazon Prime Video
  • Cranford: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Cuckoo: Series 1 & 2 — Netflix
  • Danger Man: Series 4 — Amazon Video
  • Death in Paradise: Series 4 — Netflix
  • Doctor Who — Amazon Prime Video
  • Downton Abbey: The Finale — PBS & Amazon Video
  • The Duchess of Duke Street: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Emma — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Fades — Amazon Prime Video
  • Father Ted Series 1-3 (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • The First Silent Night — Amazon Prime Video
  • Fresh Meat: Series 2 — Netflix
  • Grantchester: Season 2 — PBS & Amazon Video
  • The Hanging Gale (Ireland) — Acorn TV & Amazon Video
  • Happy Valley: Series 2 — Netflix
  • James May at the Edge of Space — Amazon Prime Video
  • James May’s Cars of the People: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • James May’s Cars of the People: Season 2 — Amazon Video
  • Janet King: Series 1 (Australia) — Acorn TV
  • Jimmy Carr: Funny Business — Netflix
  • Kingdom: Series 1-3 — Acorn TV
  • Lark Rise to Candleford: Seasons 1-4 — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Lilac Bus (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • Mayday — Amazon Video
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 11 — Local Public TV stations
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 17 — Netflix
  • Monarchy: Series 3 — Amazon Video
  • Moving On: Series 1 & 2 — Acorn TV
  • Mr. Selfridge, The Final Season — PBS & Amazon Video
  • Mud, Sweat & Gears: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • New Tricks: Series 12 (Final) — Amazon Video
  • Orphan Black: Season 3 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Primeval: Seasons 1-5 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Republic of Doyle: Seasons 1-6 (Canada) — Netflix
  • Restless — Amazon Video
  • Richard Hammond Meets Evel Knievel — Amazon Prime Video
  • Richard Hammond’s Crash Course: Seasons 1 & 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Richard Hammond’s How to Build a Planet — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures: Seasons 1-5 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Schitt’s Creek: Season 2 (Canada) — Pop & Amazon Video
  • Silk: Series 2 — Amazon Video
  • Slasher (Canada/UK/US) — Chiller & Amazon Video
  • Torchwood: Children of the Earth — Amazon Prime Video
  • Torchwood: Miracle Day — Amazon Prime Video
  • Torchwood: Seasons 1 & 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Trench — Acorn TV
  • The Trials of Jimmy Rose — Amazon Video
  • Troubles (Ireland) — Acorn TV & Amazon Video
  • Upstairs Downstairs: Seasons 1 & 2 (2011) — Amazon Prime Video
  • Vera: Series 6 — Acorn TV
  • Very British Problems: Series 1 — Acorn TV
  • Vicious: Season 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Whitechapel: Seasons 1-3 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Wilfred: Seasons 1 & 2 (Australia) — Netflix

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FEBRUARY 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in February 2016.”

  • Adele: Live in London — BBC America
  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Series 7 & 8 — Amazon Video
  • Amy — Amazon Video
  • Anita & Me — Acorn TV
  • Anna Karenina — Amazon Video
  • Banished — Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu
  • Behaving Badly — Acorn TV
  • Chasing Shadows — Amazon Video
  • Cranford — Amazon Video
  • Danger Man: Series 3 — Amazon Video
  • The EE British Academy Film Awards — BBC America
  • Emma — Acorn TV
  • The Fall: Series 2 — Amazon Video
  • Great Estates of Scotland — Amazon Video
  • Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History — Amazon Video
  • House Hunters International: Best of London: Volume 1 — Amazon Video
  • How Sherlock Changed the World — Amazon Video
  • Liberty of London: Series 1-2 — Acorn TV
  • Little Mosque (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • Lovejoy: Season 6 — Amazon Video
  • The Manners of Downton Abbey — Amazon Video
  • Manor House: Season 1 — Amazon Video
  • Mapp & Lucia (remake) — Local Public TV stations
  • Martin Chuzzlewit — Amazon Video
  • Nothing Trivial: Series 1 (New Zealand) — Acorn TV
  • Olympus (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • On the Buses — Amazon Video
  • Poldark: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Prey: Series 1 & 2 — BBC America & Amazon Video
  • Queen & Country — Amazon Video
  • Raffles — Acorn TV
  • Red Rock (Ireland) — Amazon Prime Video
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 4-5 — Amazon Video
  • Secrets of London — Amazon Video
  • The Story of Maths — Netflix
  • The Story of Women and Power — Amazon Video
  • Suspects: Series 1-2 — Acorn TV
  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall — Amazon Video
  • The Virgin Queen — Amazon Video
  • Wallis & Edward — Acorn TV
  • The Woman in White — Acorn TV

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JANUARY 2016 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in January 2016.”

  • 19-2 — Acorn TV
  • Afterlife: Series 1 — Local Public TV stations
  • Almost Royal: Season 2 — BBC America & Amazon Video
  • The Artful Detective: Season 9 (aka Murdoch Mysteries) — Ovation
  • Beowulf — Esquire Network & Amazon Video
  • Black Work — Amazon Video
  • Britain’s Hidden Heritage I & II — Local Public TV stations
  • The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 1 — Amazon Video
  • The Crimson Field — Amazon Prime Video
  • Da Vinci’s Demons: Season 3 — Amazon Video
  • Detectorists — Hulu
  • Doc Martin: Series 7 — Local Public TV stations
  • Dominion Creek (An Klondike) (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • Downton Abbey: Series 6 (final) — PBS & Amazon Video
  • The English Gentleman: An Illustrated Guide — Local Public TV stations
  • Fingersmith — Amazon Video
  • Fortitude: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Fresh Meat: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Frozen Planet — Netflix
  • Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld: Series 1 & 2 — Netflix
  • The Graham Norton Show: Season 18 — BBC America
  • A Handful of Dust —Acorn TV
  • London Spy — BBC America & Amazon Video
  • Losing It — Acorn TV
  • Luther: Series 1 — Local Public TV stations
  • Mad Dogs: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Midwinter of the Spirit — Acorn TV
  • The Missing: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Our Zoo — Local Public TV stations
  • A Place to Call Home: Series 2 — Amazon Video
  • Please Like Me (Australia) — Amazon Video
  • The Queen’s Sister — Acorn TV
  • The RAF Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble — Local Public TV
  • Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 —Hulu
  • Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 —Hulu
  • Red Riding Trilogy: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 —Hulu
  • Ripper Street: Season 3 — Netflix
  • Rosamunde Pilcher’s Shades of Love — Amazon Video
  • Run: Series 1 — Netflix
  • Saints & Strangers — Amazon Video
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel — Acorn TV
  • Sherlock: The Abominable Bride — PBS & Amazon Video
  • Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me — Netflix
  • Taste of Australia: Season 2 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Taste of Ireland: Season 1 — Amazon Prime Video
  • Time Team: Series 14 — Acorn TV
  • Traffik — Acorn TV
  • War and Peace — A&E, History, Lifetime & Amazon Video
  • White Teeth — Acorn TV
  • You Can’t Get the Staff — Acorn TV
  • You, Me and the Apocalypse — NBC & Amazon Video

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