Twenty-two new series, seasons, specials, and films from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Canada premiere nationally in the US in September.
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.
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Vera: Season 11, Part 1 (UK)
Brenda Blethyn (Kate & Koji) returns as DCI Vera Stanhope in the new season of this fan-favorite mystery drama. In Season 11, Part 1, Vera leads her diligent team of detectives, including DS Aiden Healy (Kenny Doughty), as they investigate the death of a local builder, and then the murder of a support worker whose body is found in Northumberland National Park. Vera: Season 11, Part 1 premieres in North America on Wednesday, September 1, exclusively on BritBox. Episode 2 debuts the following week.
Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 4 (Canada)
This popular period mystery drama returns with private detectives Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) investigating the kidnapping of a prince, the theft of a priceless bottle of wine, and other cases after they, morality officer Mary Shaw (Rebecca Liddiard), and morgue attendant Flo Chakowitz (Sharron Matthews) find themselves in the midst of murder during a scavenger hunt in the woods. Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 4 premieres in the US on Friday, September 3, on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.
Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty: Season 1B (UK)
Narrated by BAFTA winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually), this docuseries returns to continue the tale of survival of three families of meerkats descended from the legendary matriarch, Flower. Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty: Season 1B premieres in the US on Saturday, September 4, at 9 PM ET, on BBC America and AMC+. New episodes debut weekly. (Video is from Season 1A)
Guilt: Season 1 (UK/Scotland)
This comedic crime thriller stars Mark Bonnar (Shetland) as Max and Jamie Sives (The Victim) as Jake, brothers who accidentally run over and kill an old man on their way home from a wedding, and then cover up the crime — only to find their lives start to fall apart afterward. Guilt: Season 1 premieres in the US on Sunday, September 5, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings) and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.
This crime drama follows a Dublin family embroiled in a gangland war after one of their young is killed. While the Kinsellas are holed up, their businesses fail and family members and associates are picked off. But they have something the cartel doesn’t: the unbreakable bonds of family. For further details, read this article. Kin, an AMC+ Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, September 9, exclusively on AMC+.
Martyr’s Lane (UK)
In this horror movie, 10-year-old Leah (Kiera Thompson, The Salisbury Poisonings) lives in a run-down vicarage that seems to come alive with sounds at night. When she spots her mother’s locket on the bathroom shelf one morning, she steals what’s inside — and sparks a chain of events that will turn those sounds into something frightening. Martyr’s Lane, a Shudder Original, premieres in the US on Thursday, September 9, exclusively on Shudder and AMC+.
Pretty Hard Cases: Season 1 (Canada)
This crime comedy-drama follows Guns and Gangs detective Sam Wazowski (Meredith MacNeill, Man Stroke Woman) and Drug Squad detective Kelly Duff (Adrienne C. Moore, Orange Is the New Black) — two radically different female detectives in their early 40s who must partner up to solve joint cases. Pretty Hard Cases: Season 1 premieres in the US on Friday, September 10, on IMDb TV.
Last Night of the Proms 2021 (UK)
An always entertaining annual tradition, this year’s grand classic musical event invites audiences back to the Royal Albert Hall for a night of music and merriment. It will be conducted by Sakari Oramo, chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Last Night of the Proms 2021 premieres in North America on Saturday, September 11, exclusively on BritBox. (Video is from 2019)
Back to Life: Season 2 (UK)
This critically-acclaimed, International Emmy® Awards-nominated comedy-drama returns with Daisy Haggard (Breeders) as Miri Matteson, a 40-something woman trying to rebuild her life in Hythe, Kent, after serving an 18-year prison sentence. Back to Life: Season 2 premieres in the US on Monday, September 13, at 10 PM ET, on Showtime.
Finding Alice: Season 1 (UK)
Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) stars in this drama as Alice, a wife and mum who finds her partner, Harry (Jason Merrells, Agatha Raisin), dead at the bottom of the stairs of their smart home. In addition to grieving her loss, Alice begins to realize that Harry had kept secrets from her. For further details, read this article. Finding Alice: Season 1 premieres in the US and Canada in its entirety (six episodes) on Monday, September 13, exclusively on Acorn TV.
The Museum (UK/Wales)
This thriller stars Nia Roberts (35 Days) as Della Howells, a wife, mum, and historian who’s made director of the Museum of Wales. But after embarking on a reckless affair with a charismatic young stranger (Steffan Cennydd, The Pembrokeshire Murders), her life starts to fall apart, and she finds herself part of Cardiff’s criminal underworld. Shown in Welsh with English subtitles, The Museum premieres in North America on Tuesday, September 14, exclusively on BritBox. (Photo courtesy of BritBox)
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 5 (UK)
Comedian Jack Whitehall and his stuffy father, Michael, are back for one final hurrah of a trip together. But this time they’re not traveling to far-off foreign lands, but journeying across their big backyard of Great Britain. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 5, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Tuesday, September 14, exclusively on Netflix.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (UK-US)
Max Harwood (Magpie) stars in this musical as Jamie New, a teenager who dreams of life on stage and contemplates revealing his secret career ambition to become a fierce and proud drag queen. Costarring Richard E. Grant (Loki) and Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, an Amazon Original, premieres globally on Friday, September 17, exclusively on Prime Video.
The Red Shoes (UK)
This ballet tells Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of obsession, possession, and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. It features Ashley Shaw (Cinderella) as Victoria Page (a role made famous by Moira Shearer in the classic 1948 film), whose ambitions create a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: composer Julian Craster (Dominic North, Swan Lake) and impresario Boris Lermontov (Adam Cooper, Billy Elliot). The Red Shoes premieres in the US on Friday, September 17, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings).
Sex Education: Season 3 (UK)
It’s a new school year in the new season of this hit comedy-drama. While new headteacher Hope (Jemima Kirke, Maniac) tries to return Moordale to a pillar of excellence, Otis has casual sex, Eric and Adam are official, Jean has a baby on the way, Aimee discovers feminism, Jackson gets a crush, and a lost voicemail still looms. Sex Education: Season 3, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, September 17, exclusively on Netflix. (Photo by Sam Taylor/Netflix © 2020 Netflix, Inc.)
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show (UK)
For the first time ever, the world’s greatest flower show will be held in September, but with the usual cutting-edge garden design and fabulous floral displays that wow folks every year. This year, this pinnacle of horticultural excellence will celebrate the life and work of nurses and the NHS with a series of show gardens dedicated to the nursing profession. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be shown live daily in North America from Tuesday September 21, through Saturday, September 25, exclusively on BritBox. (Video is from 2019)
Ahir Shah: Dots (UK)
In his first-ever stand-up comedy special, double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah discusses culture, politics, cigarettes, depression, adulthood, funerals, religion, children, love, and dead German sociologists. It is considerably funnier than it sounds. Dots is his critically acclaimed stand-up show about the necessity, utility, and absence of certainty. Ahir Shah: Dots premieres in the US on Thursday, September 23, exclusively on HBO Max. (Video is from his tour, not the TV special.)
Code 404: Season 2 (UK)
Daniel Mays (Des) and Stephen Graham (Time) are back as AI-resurrected DI John Major and fully-human DI Roy Carver in the new season of this buddy cop comedy. This season, the former best friends and partners find themselves back together and thrown into action when a 20-year-old cold case is reopened. Code 404: Season 2, a Peacock Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, September 23, exclusively on Peacock.
Midnight Mass (Canada-US)
This new horror-mystery series tells the tale of a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater, Legion). When Father Paul’s appearance on Crockett Island coincides with unexplained and seemingly miraculous events, a renewed religious fervor takes hold of the community — but do these miracles come at a price? Midnight Mass, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, September 24, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Frankie Drake Mysteries: Music at Midnight (Canada)
Co-produced by Ovation, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), and Shaftesbury Films, this special concert features performances by series stars Chantel Riley and Sharron Matthews alongside series composer Robert Carli and the TSO. Frankie Drake Mysteries: Music at Midnight premieres in the US on Saturday, September 25, at 7 PM ET, on Ovation.
Midsomer Murders: Season 22, Part 2 (UK)
In the mid-season opener of this fan-favorite series, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix) are called in to investigate after the owners of a handmade board game gather for a murder mystery weekend, only to find a killer striking for real during the immersive experience. Guest stars include Caroline Quentin (Doc Martin) and Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle). Midsomer Murders: Season 22, Part 2 premieres in the US with Episode 3 on Monday, September 27, exclusively on Acorn TV.
QI Season S (UK)
We’re nearing the end of the alphabet in this hilarious panel program, as the new season centers on the letter S. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake Off), with permanent panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), the show rewards answers that are quite interesting (regardless of accuracy), and features guest panelists, which have included Liza Tarbuck (Upstart Crow), Johnny Vegas (Death on the Tyne), and the late Sean Lock (8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown). QI: Season S premieres in North America as a “Now” title, exclusively on BritBox (date tba). (Video is from Season O)
Select public TV stations and regional networks will begin airing the program below on or after September 1. Check you local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. To request the show, contact your public TV station or American Public Television.
Genesis: The Last Domino? (UK)
This hour-long documentary follows Tony Banks, Phil Collins, and Mike Rutherford as they rehearse for a return to touring after a 14-year absence, despite the complications and uncertainties of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The film focuses on the creative and emotional process involved in their reunion, and features live performances and interviews with the band and support team. Songs performed include “Mama,” “Land of Confusion,” “Throwing It All Away,” and other Genesis classics. (Pictured: Genesis: Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford — Photo by Patrick Balls and Martin Griffin, courtesy of APT)
Genesis: The Last Domino? is confirmed for airing on Idaho Public Television, KAMU, KCPT, KEET, KENW, KERA, KETC, KLRU, KLVX, KMOS, KNME, KPTS, KQED, KQEH, KRMA, KRSU, KSMQ, KTCA, KTWU, KUAT, KVCR, KVIE, Maryland Public Television, Montana PBS, Nebraska Public Media, NJ PBS, PBS Wisconsin, Prairie Public, WBGU, WCMU, WDSE, WFWA, WFYI, WGVU, WHRO, WHUT, WHYY, WIPB, WITF, WLAE, WLIW, WLRN, WMHT, WMVS, WNED, WNEO, WNET, WQED, WSBE, WTVP, WTVS, WVIA, and WYES.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
Based on John Lanchester‘s novel of the same name, this International Emmy® Award-winning drama follows the lives of a group of residents of a London street. After they all receive the same anonymous postcard stating “We want what you have,” the mystery of who sent it and what it means deepens, and the interconnectedness between the residents is revealed. Starring Toby Jones (Detectorists) and Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle), Capital begins streaming Monday, September 6.
Republic of Doyle: Seasons 2 & 3 (Canada)
Set against the backdrop of Newfoundland, this comedic crime drama revolves around the dysfunctional Doyle family as they try to make it all work running a father-and-son private investigative agency. The series is created by and stars Allan Hawco (Departure) as the roguish Jake Doyle, alongside Sean McGinley (Single-Handed) as Jake’s father and business partner, Malachy. Republic of Doyle: Season 2 begins streaming Monday, September 6, followed by Season 3 on Monday, September 20.
The Farm Fixer: Season 1 (UK/NI)
In this reality series, Nick Hewer (The Apprentice) returns to his Northern Irish roots to provide strategic planning expertise to help small family farms in crisis. The options on offer include harvesting seaweed, brewing beer, entertaining cruise ship parties, and producing flavored water for pets. Will notoriously stubborn farmers embrace Nick’s no-nonsense approach? The Farm Fixer: Season 1 begins streaming Monday, September 20.
Kidnap & Ransom: Seasons 1 & 2 (UK)
Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead) stars in this crime thriller as Dominic King, the best international hostage negotiator in the business. In Season 1, he embarks on a case involving the snatching of a businesswoman in South Africa, whose initial release was botched. In Season 2, Dominic faces his biggest challenge yet, when a bus filled with tourists is taken hostage in India. After a handover goes wrong, he must negotiate with the kidnappers while trying to convince the police not to attack. Kidnap & Ransom: Seasons 1 & 2 begins streaming Monday, September 27.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on the AMC+ streaming bundle, available on Prime Video Channels and other digital services.
The Kids in the Hall: Season 5 (Canada)
The final season of the original run of this groundbreaking, Emmy®-nominated, classic sketch comedy series features comedians Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson performing sketches that include the characters Chicken Lady and Idiot Boy. The Kids in the Hall: Season 5 begins streaming Monday, September 6.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on BritBox and its digital channels, including BritBox on Amazon.
Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful) stars in this biopic mystery miniseries as Lord Lucan, an aristocrat who was the prime suspect in the bludgeoning death of the family’s nanny, and then disappeared, never to be seen again. Lucan begins streaming exclusively in the US on Tuesday, September 28.
The Lucan Mystery (UK)
In this documentary about one of the greatest mysteries of modern times, a crucial new witness is brought forth in the case of the brutal murder of Sandra Rivett, the 29-year-old nanny to the Lucan family, and the disappearance of prime suspect Lord Lucan. She is Susan Maxwell-Scott, the babysitter who was allegedly the last person to see Lord Lucan alive, and the interviews with her in this program are the first time she has come forward publicly. The Lucan Mystery begins streaming exclusively in the US on Tuesday, September 28.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on the IMDb TV Channel.
New Tricks: Seasons 1-12 (UK)
This long-running, fan-favorite ensemble-cast mystery series follows the cold case investigations of the Metropolitan Police’s (fictional) Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS), made up of a senior detective and three retired officers. For most of the series, the UCOS team was played by Amanda Redman (The Good Karma Hospital), Dennis Waterman (Minder), Alun Armstrong (Breeders), and James Bolam (Born and Bred). The complete New Tricks begins streaming Wednesday, September 1.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.
Jamaica Inn (UK)
In this adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel, Mary Yellan (Jessica Brown Findlay, Downton Abbey) moves to Jamaica Inn in 19th-century Cornwall to live with her Aunt Patience (Joanne Whalley, The Borgias). With nowhere else to go, Mary must remain at the ramshackle inn and participate in the wrecking schemes of Joss Merlyn (Sean Harris, Southcliffe), Patience’s violent husband, while feeling attracted to his brother, petty criminal Jem (Matthew McNulty, The Terror). Jamaica Inn begins streaming Sunday, September 5.
The Making of a Lady (UK)
Lydia Wilson (Flack, Ripper Street) stars in this adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett novels The Making of a Lady and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst. She plays Emily Fox Seton, a working class woman who marries widowed gentleman and military man Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache, Summer of Rockets), but soon becomes the target of a sinister plan by his cousin. The Making of a Lady begins streaming Thursday, September 9.
Dancing on the Edge (UK)
Set in the 1930s, this period drama centers on a Black jazz band that rises in fame and popularity while becoming entangled in an intricate web of intrigue, mystery, and suspense with the elite of London society. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country), Dancing on the Edge begins streaming Monday, September 13.
Kidnap & Ransom: Seasons 1 & 2 (UK)
See the program description above. Kidnap & Ransom: Seasons 1 & 2 begin streaming Friday, September 17.
The Mayor of Casterbridge (UK)
Adapted from Thomas Hardy‘s classic novel of the same name, this period drama stars Ciarán Hinds (Kin) as Michael Henchard, a farmhand who, in a fit of drunken pique, auctions off his wife and baby. Nearly two decades later, he is the Mayor of Casterbridge — forced to face the sins of his past when his wife and daughter return. The Mayor of Casterbridge begins streaming Friday, September 17.
See the program description above. Capital begin streaming Friday, September 24.
To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters (UK)
This biopic-historical drama chronicles the battles of the Brontë sisters — Charlotte (Finn Atkins, Casualty), Anne (Charlie Murphy, Peaky Blinders), and Emily (Chloe Pirrie, The Queen’s Gambit) — to overcome obstacles and publish their novels. To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters begins streaming Saturday, September 25.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Prime Video.
Land Girls: Season 1 (UK)
This period drama follows the lives of four women who contribute to the war effort by joining the Women’s Land Army and working at the Pasture Farm on the Hoxley Estate during World War II. Starring Becci Gemmell (Call the Midwife), Jo Woodcock (Tess of the D’Urbervilles), Summer Strallen (Hollyoaks), and Christine Bottomley (Back to Life), Land Girls: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering from Wednesday, September 1, through the end of the month.
Republic of Doyle: Season 1 (Canada)
See the program description above. Republic of Doyle: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering from Wednesday, September 1, through the end of the month.
Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check out the British TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.
For details about the September 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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