British TV Viewing Guide

The British TV Viewing Guide covers programs from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada that are premiering in the US this month on broadcast and cable channels and streaming services. Dates for their debuts are provided in the calendar section below.

To see what you might have missed in previous months, visit the British TV View Guide Archives:

2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives

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DECEMBER 2017 (Programs new to the US in bold)

For program descriptions, read “British TV to Watch in Dec 2017: Brokenwood, The Crown, Doctor Who, Gunpowder, Upstart Crow, The Wine Show & More.”

  • 1st — A Christmas Carol (UK) — BritBox
  • 1st — Diana: In Her Own Words (UK) — Netflix
  • 1st — Dickensian (UK) — BritBox
  • 1st — Flying to the Ends of the Earth: Series 2 (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Great Continental Railway Journeys: Series 5 (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Great Expectations (UK) — BritBox
  • 1st — Inside No. 9: Series 2 (UK) — Hulu
  • 1st — Shameless: Series 5 & 7 (UK) — Amazon Prime Video
  • 1st — Trailer Park Boys: Seasons 6-9 (Canada) — Amazon Video
  • 1st — Trust Me (UK)Hulu
  • 1st — TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 4 (US) — Netflix
  • 1st — The Wine Show (UK)Hulu
  • 3rd — Class (UK) — Amazon Prime Video
  • 4th — Back (UK) — Amazon Video
  • 4th — The Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 4 (New Zealand)Acorn TV
  • 4th — The Indian Doctor: Series 1-3 (Complete) (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 4th — The Royals: Season 3 (US) — Amazon Prime Video
  • 4th — W1A: Series 1 & 2 (UK) — Amazon Video
  • 5th — The BritMas Comedy Collection (UK) — BritBox
  • 5th — Dickensian (UK) — Amazon Video
  • 6th — Knightfall (US) — History
  • 7th — Liar: Season 1 (UK) — Sundance Now
  • 8th — The BritMas Lifestyle Collection (UK) — BritBox
  • 8th — The Crown: Season 2 (UK/US)Netflix
  • 8th — The Grand Tour: Season 2 (UK/US)Amazon Prime Video
  • 8th — The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass (UK) — PBS*, 9 PM ET
  • 11th — East of Everything: Series 1 & 2 (Complete) (Australia) — Acorn TV
  • 12th — The BritMas Drama Collection (UK) — BritBox
  • 14th — A&E: When Patients Attack (UK)Netflix
  • 16th — All Aboard: Sleigh Ride (UK)BritBox
  • 16th — Christmas Lights (UK) — BritBox
  • 16th — Dalziel and Pascoe: Dialogues of the Dead (UK)BritBox
  • 16th — French & Saunders Holiday Specials (UK) — BritBox
  • 16th — Last of the Summer Wine Holiday Specials Box Set (UK) — BritBox
  • 16th — To the Manor Born Holiday Specials: “The First Noel” & “Christmas Special 2007” (UK) — BritBox
  • 17th — Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special (Series Finale) (UK) — PBS*, 9 PM ET
  • 18th — Gunpowder (UK) — HBO
  • 18th — Made in Chelsea: Series 1-13 (UK)Hulu
  • 18th — Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 19th — The Indian Detective (Canada)Netflix
  • 21st — Humans: Season 2 (US) — Amazon Prime Video
  • 21st — Peaky Blinders: Season 4 (UK)Netflix
  • 22nd — Eric Idle’s The Entire Universe (UK) — PBS*, 10 PM ET
  • 22nd — The Last Post (UK)Amazon Prime Video
  • 23rd — Myths & Monsters (UK)Netflix
  • 24th — Carols from King’s (UK)BritBox, time TBA (live)
  • 25th — Call the Midwife Holiday Special (UK) — PBS*, 9 PM ET
  • 25th — Coronation Street Christmas Special (UK)BritBox, time TBA (live)
  • 25th — Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (UK) — BBC America, time TBA
  • 25th — EastEnders Christmas Special (UK)BritBox, time TBA (live)
  • 25th — Emmerdale Christmas Special (UK)BritBox
  • 25th — Murdoch Mysteries: Season 11 (Canada)Acorn TV
  • 25th — Planet Earth II (UK) — Netflix
  • 25th — The Queen’s Christmas Message (UK)BritBox, time TBA (live)
  • 25th — Upstart Crow: Series 2 (UK)BritBox
  • 26th — Travelers: Season 2 (Canada)Netflix
  • 31st — Who Year’s Eve (UK) — BritBox
  • Date TBA — QI: Oh Come All Yeah Faithful, Oh Christmas (UK)BritBox
  • Date TBA — Still Open All Hours Christmas Special (UK)BritBox
  • Date TBA — Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special (UK)BritBox
  • Date TBA — Upstart Crow: Christmas Soecial (UK)BritBox

* For all shows airing on public TV stations, including PBS programs, check your local listings or contact the station that serves your area for local broadcast dates and times.

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