TV-wise, March comes in like a lamb this year, with just a baker’s dozen of new series and seasons from the UK and Ireland premiering nationally in the US.
For updates about shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the British TV Viewing Guide.
Programs and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
Videos below may contain content that is not suitable for everyone.
Beecham House (UK)
Set on the cusp of the 19th century in Dehli, India, this six-part period drama follows the twists and turns in the fortunes and the complex relationships of the residents of the eponymous mansion, including John Beecham (Tom Bateman, Vanity Fair), a former soldier who bought the mansion to begin a new life with his family. Beecham House premieres in the US on Sunday, March 1, on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and PBS Passport.
This comedy stars Martin Freeman (A Confession) and Daisy Haggard (Back to Life) as Paul and Ally, a couple juggling full-time careers, aging parents, a mortgage, and parenting their young children. When Ally’s estranged father appears on their doorstep, the family essentially takes on a third child. Breeders premieres in the US with two back-to-back episodes on Monday, March 2, starting at at 10 PM ET, on FX.
Blood: Series 2 (Ireland)
Set a year after the Series 1 finale, the new season of this mystery drama finds Jim Hogan (Adrian Dunbar, Line of Duty) intent on making amends with his family. One night his daughter Fiona (Gràinne Keenan, Black Mirror), suffering from the same illness as her late mother, swerves off the road into a canal. She survives, but becomes the prime suspect when the police find a dead body in the trunk of her car. Blood: Series 2 premieres in the US with Episodes 1 and 2 on Monday, March 9, exclusively on Acorn TV. New episodes will premiere weekly on Mondays.
Temple: Season 1 (UK)
Mark Strong (Deep State) stars in this British remake of Norwegian thriller Valkyrien as Dr. Daniel Milton, a surgeon determined to save his dying wife. To raise money to fund his research to find a cure, he agrees to treat cash-paying criminals and others who won’t go to regular medical facilities in an illegal secret underground clinic, where a Tube station employee (Daniel Mays, 1917) and a medical research (Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones) help him. Temple: Season 1, a Spectrum Original series, premieres in the US on Monday, March 9, exclusively on Spectrum Originals.
Living the Dream: Season 2 (UK)
After moving to Florida in Season 1 of this comedy-drama, Mal (Philip Glennister, Life on Mars) and Jen (Lesley Sharp, Scott & Bailey) find their plans for an all-American life getting derailed by a shoot-out at their RV park. Meanwhile, their daughter gets political at school as their son starts skipping class. Living the Dream: Season 2 premieres in North America on Tuesday, March 10, exclusively on BritBox.
Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse (UK)
Based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name, this mystery thriller follows Mark Easterbrook (Rufus Sewell, Victoria), whose name is on a list found inside a dead woman’s shoe. He begins his own investigation into how and why his name is on the list, which leads him to The Pale Horse, the home of three rumored witches. Agatha Christie: The Pale Horse premieres in the US on Friday, March 13, exclusively on Prime Video.
Flack: Season 2 (UK)
After her myriad addictions in Season 1 of this dramedy, celebrity PR exec Robyn (Anna Paquin, The Affair) starts to put her life back together by rebuilding her relationship with her sister and keeping her clients out of the headlines. She must also face a new and unexpected revelation head-on. Flack: Season 2 premieres in the US on Friday, March 13, at 10 PM ET, on Pop TV.
Inside No. 9: Season 5 (UK)
Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s award-winning anthology series returns with a new season of dark-humored tales set inside some sort of number 9 (e.g. apartment #9), where the ordinary and mundane bump up against the extraordinary and macabre. Guest stars include David Morrissey (Britannia), Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Maxine Peak (Silk). Inside No. 9: Season 5 premieres in North America on Tuesday, March 17, exclusively on BritBox.
Niall Ferguson’s Networld (UK-US)
Inspired by Niall Ferguson’s best-selling book The Square and the Tower, this series features the historian visiting network theorists, social scientists, and data analysts to explore the history of social networks. He examines the intersection of social media, technology, and the spread of cultural movements, and demonstrates how human behavior, disruptive technology, and profit can energize ideas and communication. Niall Ferguson’s Networld premieres in the US on Tuesday, March 17, at 8 PM ET, on PBS. (Check your local listings)
Feel Good (UK)
London-based Canadian comedian Mae Martin (Uncle) stars as herself in this dramedy, in which she deals with sobriety, addiction, and a new relationship with her formerly-straight girlfriend (Charlotte Ritchie, Call the Midwife). Costarring Lisa Kudrow (Friends), Feel Good, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, March 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The English Game (UK)
Written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), this historical drama charts the origins of football and how those involved in its creation reached across the class divide to establish the game as the world’s most popular sport. The cast includes Edward Holcroft (Wolf Hall), Kevin Guthrie (The Terror), Charlotte Hope (The Spanish Princess), Craig Parkinson (Line of Duty), James Harkness (The Victim), Niamh Walsh (Jamestown), Gerard Kearns (Shameless), Sam Keeley (Dublin Murders), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Henry Lloyd Hughes (Killing Eve), Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders), and Ben Batt (Scott & Bailey). The English Game, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, March 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.) (Photo by Oliver Upton, courtesy of Netflix)
Baghdad Central (UK)
Set in November 2003, this thriller follows Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter, The Spy), an Iraqi ex-policeman in US Army-occupied Baghdad. He has lost everything and battles daily to keep himself and his sick daughter Mrouj (July Namir, Collateral) safe. When he learns his estranged daughter Sawsan (Leem Lubany, Condor) is missing, Khafaji is forced into a desperate search and unwilling cooperation with US and British entities. Baghdad Central premieres in the US on Friday, March 27, exclusively on Hulu.
Call the Midwife: Season 9 (UK)
Opening in January 1965, the new season of this fan-favorite period drama finds an outbreak of diphtheria in Poplar. Later Nonnatus House comes under threat of demolition. Miriam Margolyes (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) returns as Mother Mildred, and guest stars include Amanda Root (Unforgotten), Phil Daniels (Endeavour), and Samantha Spiro (Sex Education). Call the Midwife: Season 9 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 29, at 8 PM ET, on PBS. (Check your local listings) (Photo courtesy of BBC / Neal Street Productions)
LOCAL/REGIONAL BROADCAST PREMIERES
Select public TV stations will begin airing the following programs on or after March 1. Check you local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. To request any of the shows, contact your station or American Public Television.
Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 2 (Canada)
In 1920s Toronto, the city’s only female private detectives defy expectations and rebel against conventions to crack the cases the police don’t want to touch. Starring Lauren Lee Smith (Ascension) as Frankie and Chantel Riley (Wynonna Earp) as Frankie’s business partner Trudy, Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 2 is confirmed for airing on these public TV stations and regional networks: AETN (Arkansas), Idaho Public Television, Iowa PBS, KAMU, KCPT, KERA, KLRU, KQEH, KUAT, KUED, New Hampshire PBS, NJTV (New Jersey), Oregon Public Broadcasting, South Carolina ETV, WCET, WDSC, WETA, WGBH, PBS Wisconsin, WLRN, WLVT, WMVS, WVIZ, and WXEL.
Midsomer Murders: Season 16 (UK)
Work never slows down for DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), as he and his new sidekick, DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee, Bohemian Rhapsody), investigate grizzly murders in picturesque Midsomer county. Midsomer Murders: Season 16 is confirmed for airing on these public TV stations and regional networks: AETN (Arkansas), Connecticut Public Television, Idaho Public Television, Iowa PBS, KCTS, KERA, KLVX, KNME, KOCE, KPBS, KQEH, KRMA, KRSU, KSPS, KSYS, KTCA, KTWU, KUAT, KUED, KUHT, KVPT, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Maryland Public Television, New Hampshire PBS, NJTV (New Jersey), UNC-TV (North Carolina), OETA (Oklahoma), Oregon Public Broadcasting, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, WCVE, WEDU, WETA, WGBH, WHYY, WLIW, WLVT, WMVS, WPBA, WPBS, WPTO, WSBE, WSKG, WTVS, WVIZ, WVPT, WXEL, WXXI, and WyomingPBS.
The Royal House of Windsor (UK)
Narrated by Gwilym Lee (Midsomer Murders), this documentary series investigates how the British royal family was able to survive four generations of crisis. As it turns out, the improbable tale of triumph is marked with ruthlessness, pragmatism, and sheer good luck. The Royal House of Windsor is confirmed for airing on these public TV stations and regional networks: Idaho Public Television, KCTS, KET (Kentucky), KETC, KLRU, KNME, KRSU, KSPS, KTCA, KUAT, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Maryland Public Television, New Hampshire PBS, OETA (Oklahoma), Oregon Public Broadcasting, WEDU, WGBH, WGCU, WLVT, WMVS, WNED, WOSU, WPBA, WPBT, WSBE, WTVS, WVIZ, and WXXI.
Secrets of the Royal Kitchens (UK)
If you’ve ever wondered what’s in the Royal refrigerator, this hour-long documentary, a deliciously entertaining romp through the kitchens of the world’s most famous family, dishes out the truth — and more! Secrets of the Royal Kitchens is confirmed for airing on these public TV stations and regional networks: Georgia Public Broadcasting, Idaho Public Television, KCTS, KET (Kentucky), KETC, KLRU, KPBS, KQED, KRSU, KSPS, KUAT, KUED, KVIE, Maryland Public Television, Montana PBS, NET (Nebraska), New Hampshire PBS, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WCVE, WEDU, WFYI, WGBH, WGCU, PBS Wisconsin, WLRN, WLVT, WNED, WOSU, WPBS, WPSU, WSBE, WSKG, WTTW, WVIZ, WVPT, and WyomingPBS. (Pictured: Darren McGrady, photo courtesy of APT)
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO LINEAR TV
Earth’s Sacred Wonders (UK)
This factual series takes viewers on a journey to some of the greatest spiritual buildings and places of worship across the globe — revealing the scale, ingenuity, and faith embodied by the world’s most remarkable religious sites. Earth’s Sacred Wonders, which has been streaming on PBS Passport since November 30, 2019, has its linear TV debut on Wednesday, March 25, at 10 PM ET, on PBS. (Check your local listings)
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
Lovejoy: Series 3 & 4 (UK)
Based on Jonathan Gash‘s “Lovejoy” novels, this crime dramedy stars Ian McShane (Deadwood) as the eponymous antique dealer gifted at sorting the real from the fakes. His is a wild world full of aristocrats, con men, and criminals — all of whom Lovejoy goes up against with the help of his young assistant Eric (Chris Jury, Doctor Who) and his upper-crust confidante Lady Jane (Phyllis Logan, Girlfriends). Lovejoy: Series 3 begins streaming Monday, March 2, and Series 4 on Monday, March 23. (Video is from Series 1)
Mount Stewart: The Big House Reborn (UK)
Filmed over three years, this six-part documentary series follows the £8 million restoration of the National Trust-owned Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland, including its 18th-century, neo-classical manor house and extensive gardens. Mount Stewart: The Big House Reborn begins streaming Monday, March 9.
The Return (UK)
In this TV movie, Lizzie Hunt (Julie Walters, Harry Potter) is locked up for the murder of her husband. Drunk at the time of the crime, she has no recollection of the event, yet accepts the blame. Ten years later she returns home to the village where her son is now living, and things take a different turn when she starts to remember things. Costarring Neil Dudgeon (Midsomer Murders), The Return begins streaming Monday, March 16.
Liverpool 1: Series 1-2 (UK)
This gritty police procedural follows the Bridewell Vice Squad, who battle drug pushers, porn barons, pimps, and pedophiles in the titular port city. Recently transferred to the squad from the Metropolitan Police is DC Isobel de Pauli (Samantha Womack, EastEnders), a successful detective who gets partnered with no-nonsense cop and Liverpool native DC Mark Callaghan (Mark Womack, Murphy’s Law). Liverpool 1: Series 1-2 begins streaming Monday, March 30.
Death in Paradise: Seasons 1-7 (UK)
Set on the (fictional) island of Saint Marie in the Caribbean, this hugely popular mystery series sees three fish-out-of-water British detectives — DI Richard Poole (Ben Miller, Asylum), DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall, Sanditon), and DI Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon, Father Ted) — sent to this tropical paradise to investigate an array of baffling murder cases. Death in Paradise: Seasons 1-7 begins streaming Sunday, March 1.
Casualty 1900s: Seasons 1-2 (London Hospital) (UK)
Set inside London Hospital in the East End at the turn of the 20th century, this historical drama follows the staff and patients in the Receiving Room (ER), who reflect the social and medical crossroads of the era. Every situation and character is based on real cases, people, and events — all taken from the hospital’s records, nurses’ ward diaries, and memoirs. Casualty 1900s: Seasons 1-2 begins streaming Friday, March 13.
The Royal Today (UK)
This medical soap opera, a spin-off of The Royal, is set at the same hospital as the popular series but in 2008 instead of the late 1960s. Each episode of the 50-episode season follows the events of a single day. Starring Andrew Scarborough (Emmerdale) and Fiona Dolman (Midsomer Murders), The Royal Today begins streaming Friday, March 13.
Thorne: Sleepyhead & Thorne: Scaredy Cat (UK)
Adapted from the first two books in Mark Billingham‘s best-selling “Tom Thorne Novels” series, these crime dramas star David Morrissey (The Walking Dead) as DI Tom Thorne. In Sleepyhead, Thorne is on the trail of a serial killer who induces strokes in his victims to kill them. In Scaredy Cat, double murders happen at the same time, and evidence suggests that two different killers are working separately but in tandem. Thorne: Sleepyhead & Thorne: Scaredy Cat begin streaming Friday, March 27.
Safehouse: Season 1 (UK)
In this psychological thriller, former police detective Robert (Christopher Eccleston, Doctor Who) and his wife Katy (Marsha Thomason, White Collar) turn their picturesque guest house into a safe house after being persuaded by one of Robert’s former colleagues. Robert then finds himself drawn into a game of cat and mouse between a dangerous offender and the family he is trying to protect. Safehouse: Season 1 begins streaming Thursday, March 12.
For details about the March premieres of shows from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place. For those about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place.
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