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Twenty-three new series, seasons, and films from the UK, Canada, and Ireland premiere in the US in March, as does a hit American series set in Regency Era England.

British TV Premieres in March 2022

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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NATIONAL PREMIERES

Murder in Provence (UK)

Adapted from the “Verlaque and Bonnet Provencal Mystery” novels by M.L. Longworth, this mystery series follows Antoine Verlaque (Roger Allam, Endeavour), an Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and his romantic partner, Marine Bonnet (Nancy Carroll, Father Brown), as they investigate murders, mysteries, and the dark underbelly of their idyllic home in the south of France. Their efforts are aided by Hélène (Keala Settle, The Greatest Showman), a hard-nosed detective and Antoine’s trusted confidante. Featuring three feature-length episodes, Murder in Provence, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America on Tuesday, March 1, exclusively on BritBox.

The Missing Children (IE-US)

This true-crime docuseries investigates the harrowing discovery of children’s remains on the grounds of a home for unwed mothers and their babies in Western Ireland, exposing hypocrisy and corruption within the Catholic Church. The Missing Children, a Topic Original, premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, March 3, exclusively on Topic. (You can add it to your list now.)

Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale (UK-US)

Narrated by Bridgerton‘s Regé-Jean Page, this nature documentary explores the Okavango Delta in Botswana — a refuge that caters to the needs of its inhabitants, which build and maintain it daily. (For additional details, read this article.) Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Thursday, March 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Tourist (US-UK-AU)

Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Belfast) stars in this six-episode thriller as “The Man,” a Brit who’s pursued by a tank truck trying to drive him off the road in the Australian Outback. When he awakens in the hospital, he is hurt but alive and with no idea about who he is — and with merciless figures from his past pursuing him. (For additional details, read this article.) The Tourist, a Max Original, premieres in the US in its entirety on Thursday, March 3, exclusively on HBO Max.

Outlander: Season 6 (US-UK)

Picking up where Season 5 leaves off, the long-awaited new season of this hit series sees Claire (Caitríona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) continuing to fight to protect their loved ones as they navigate life in colonial America while the threat of the Revolutionary War looms large. Adapted from A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Book 6 in Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” novel series, Outlander: Season 6 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 6, at 9 PM ET, on Starz.

Transplant: Season 2 (CA)

Picking up directly after the events in the Season 1 cliffhanger, this award-winning medical drama finds Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq) and his fellow residents reeling and the hospital destabilized. (For additional details, read this article.) Costarring John Hannah, Transplant: Season 2 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 6, at 10 PM ET, on NBC. It will begin streaming on March 7 on Peacock TV.

The Chelsea Detective (UK)

Set in London’s affluent Chelsea neighborhood, this new mystery series follows DI Max Arnold (Adrian Scarborough, Gavin & Stacey) and his partner, DS Priya Shamsie (Sonita Henry, Krypton), as they root out the truth about murders on their turf and bring the culprits to justice. (For additional details, read this article.) The Chelsea Detective, an Acorn TV Original, premieres in the US and Canada on Monday, March 7, exclusively on Acorn TV. The four 90-minute mysteries will debut weekly through March 28. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)

The Last Kingdom: Season 5 (UK)

In the fifth and final season of this historical drama series, based on Bernard Cornwell’s series of “Saxon Tales” novels, a fragile peace has reigned in England for years, but Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) believes that trouble is just over the horizon — and events soon confirm his suspicions. The Last Kingdom: Season 5, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 9, exclusively on Netflix. (Trailer is from Season 3)

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The Seed (UK)

This horror-comedy film centers on Deidre (Lucy Martin, Vikings), Heather (Sophie Vavasseur, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), and Charlotte (Chelsea Edge, Queens of Mystery), lifelong friends who use an upcoming meteor shower to get more social media followers. But what starts out as a getaway in the Mojave Desert descends into a battle for survival with the arrival of an alien force. The Seed, a Shudder Original, premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, March 10, exclusively on Shudder and AMC+.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 4 (UK)

In the new season of this sports docuseries, 20 drivers — some veterans, some rookies — compete in another drama-filled and adrenaline-fueled season of Formula 1 racing. Formula 1: Drive to Survive: Season 4, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 11, exclusively on Netflix.

The Shelter: Animal S.O.S. (IE)

This six-episode docuseries offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Dublin Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA), Ireland’s oldest and largest animal welfare organization. Filmed over the course of a year, it shares the trials and triumphs of a dedicated team of care staff, vets, and volunteers as they fight to save the lives of many animals. The Shelter: Animal S.O.S. premieres in its entirety in the US and Canada on Monday, March 14, on Acorn TV.

The Bay: Season 3 (UK)

In the new season of this mystery-crime drama, DS Jenn Townsend (Marsha Thomason, Cobra), the new FLO in the MIU of the West Lancashire Police Service, is thrown in the deep end on her first day in the job when a body is found in the bay. If she has any chance of solving the murder, she must get under the skin of a grieving and complicated family, while proving herself to new colleagues at the same time. The pressure is multiplied when her new blended family struggles to settle in Morecambe, proving to Jenn that a fresh start might not be quite as simple as moving to a different town. The Bay: Season 3, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America on Tuesday, March 15, exclusively on BritBox.

Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked (UK)

This four-part series takes viewers closer to the action and drama of Steve Backshall’s ten world-first expeditions. New unseen footage reveals a fresh perspective on these epic adventures, and behind-the-scenes content shows how these expeditions were filmed and brought to our screens. Expedition with Steve Backshall: Unpacked premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 16, at 10 PM, on PBS (check your local listings). It will stream on the PBS Living channel starting March 17. (Video is related to Expedition with Steve Backshall)

Top Boy: Season 2 (UK)

In the new season of the Top Boy reboot series (Season 4 overall), Dushane (Ashley Walters) wants to expand his empire beyond the streets, but with a huge investment, partners abroad, and family crises, more money means more problems. Top Boy: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 18, exclusively on Netflix.

Before We Die (UK)

In this British remake of the Swedish crime thriller of the same name, Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey) stars as DI Hannah Laing, whose lover and colleague, Sean, goes missing and is later found dead. To find his killer, she persuades “Issy,” one of Sean’s confidential informants, to help her unravel Sean’s final investigation. But when she learns Issy’s real identity, she realizes there is much more at stake than finding the murder. Costarring Patrick Gibson (Shadow and Bone) and Vincent Regan (Traces), Before We Die premieres in the US on Sunday, March 20, at 10 PM, on PBS (check your local listings), as well as on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Call the Midwife: Season 11 (UK)

The return of this multi-award-winning period drama opens with an episode set in Easter 1967. With celebrations underway for a colorful Easter Bonnet parade outside Nonnatus House, Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) and Reggie (Daniel Laurie) are excited about the Eurovision song contest, while Nancy (Megan Cusack), having just passed her midwifery examinations, is about to don her red cardigan for the first time. Call the Midwife: Season 11 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 20, at 8 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings).

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Sanditon: Season 2 (UK)

After the Season 1 finale left viewers hanging in suspense, this fan-favorite period drama — inspired by Jane Austen’s final, unfinished novel — is back with high-spirited Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) returning to the picturesque coastal resort of Sanditon, where adventures, scandals, intrigue, and romance await her. Sanditon: Season 2 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 20, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings), as well as on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

TGKH S4The Good Karma Hospital: Season 4 (UK)

The new season of this life-affirming medical drama set in India finds Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia) still reeling from a shock departure (in the Season 3 finale) when she’s dealt another blow: her father’s cancer diagnosis. Two new doctors join the team, while Greg (Neil Morrissey) and Lydia’s (Amanda Redman, pictured) relationship is threatened by the possibility of marriage. The Good Karma Hospital: Season 4, an Acorn TV Original, premieres in the US and Canada with its first two episodes on Monday, March 21, exclusively on Acorn TV. New episodes will debut weekly through April 18. (Photo by Chris Burgess/AcornTV © 2021 Tiger Aspect/AcornTV LLC & AMC Film Holdings LLC)

Bloods: Season 2A (UK)

In the new season of this Best Comedy-nominated series, the oddball dream team of paramedics Wendy (Jane Horrocks, Absolutely Fabulous) and Maleek (Samson Kayo, Truth Seekers) have a new source of conflict in the form of her irritating son, Spencer (Nathan Foad, Our Flag Means Death). Costarring new cast member Katherine Kelly (Innocent), Bloods: Season 2A premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 23, exclusively on Hulu. (Trailer is from Season 1)

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip S2Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Season 2 (UK)

In the second season of this Antiques Road Trip spinoff, Dame Arlene Phillips (Strictly Come Dancing), former pro footballer Peter Shilton, actress Emilia Clark (Game of Thrones), and actor John Barrowman (Torchwood) are just a few of the celebrities hitting the road in beautiful vintage cars to hunt for hidden treasures. Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Season 2 premieres in the US on Tuesday, March 29, on the PBS Living channel. (Photo courtesy of PBS Distribution)

This Is Joan CollinsThis Is Joan Collins (UK)

Narrated by Joan Collins herself (pictured), this feature-length documentary about her extraordinary life features never-before-seen home movie footage and gives us an intimate and revealing glimpse into one of the world’s most iconic figures. A story about Hollywood, men, showbiz and beyond, Joan Collins tells us how she survived it all with panache. This Is Joan Collins premieres in North America on Tuesday, March 29, exclusively on BritBox. (Photo courtesy of BritBox)

Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto KingTrust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King (UK)

This true-crime documentary follows a group of investors-turned-sleuths as they try to unravel the mystery of the suspicious death in India of Gerry Cotten (pictured), the multimillionaire founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, and to track down the missing $250 million they believe he stole from them. Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 30, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.) (Photo courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Gardeners’ World 2022 (UK)

This popular BBC flagship gardening program returns packed with good ideas and timely reminders to get the most of your garden, whatever its size or type. Hosted by gardening master Monty Don, it is full of down-to-earth advice from experts, as well as surprise guests such as Mary Berry. Gardeners’ World 2022 premieres in North America as a “Now” title exclusively on BritBox (date tba). (Video is from 2021)

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM PREMIERES TO CONSIDER

Bridgerton: Season 2 (US)

In the new season of this global hit period drama, duty, desire and scandal collide when viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) decides to marry, only to meet his match in his intended bride’s headstrong big sister. Bridgerton: Season 2, a Netflix Original, premieres globally on Friday, March 25, exclusively on Netflix.

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LOCAL/REGIONAL PREMIERES & NON-PREMIERE ADDITIONS

Select public TV stations and regional networks will begin airing the programs below on or after March 1. Check you local listings or contact the station that serves your area for air dates and times. To request the shows, contact your public TV station or American Public Television.

20 Things to Do in Midsomer… Before You Die (UK)

Presented by John Nettles, who played DCI Tom Barnaby in Seasons 1-13 of Midsomer Murders, this 20th-anniversary special features stars past and present discussing the peculiar quirks of the delightful yet deadly Midsomer County. 20 Things to Do in Midsomer… Before You Die is confirmed for airing on Arkansas PBS, Connecticut Public Television, Idaho Public Television, IOWA PBS, KAET, KAKM, KCPT, KCTS, KERA, KLRU, KLVX, KNME, KNPB, KOCE, KQEH, KRMA, KSPS, KSYS, KTCA, KTWU, KUAT, KUHT, KVPT, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Maryland Public Television, Montana PBS, Nebraska Public Media, New Hampshire PBS, NJ PBS, OETA (Oklahoma), Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS North Carolina, PBS Wisconsin, WCFE, WCMU, WCVE, WETA, WFSU, WGBH, WILL, WJCT, WLIW, WLRN, WLVT, WMHT, WNED, WPBA, WPBS, WPSU, WPTO, WSBE, WSKG, WSRE, WTTW, WTVS, WUCF, WUFT, WVIA, WVIZ, WVPT, WXEL, WXXI, and WyomingPBS.

The Burren: Heart of Stone (IE)

Narrated by Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes), this two-part documentary unveils the secrets hidden in the Burren, a mysterious place in the countryside of County Clare, Ireland, filled with deep caves, a stony landscape, and ancient dolmens, ring forts, and castles. The Burren: Heart of Stone will air on many/most public TV stations across the US, including on the multicast World Channel.

The Dambusters Story: A Battle Against Time (UK)

Presented by historian Dan Snow (Hunting The Nazi Gold Train), this three-part docuseries tells the incredible story of No. 617 Squadron’s famous Dams Raid over Germany in May 1943 — World War II’s most daring bombing raids. The Dambusters Story: A Battle Against Time is confirmed for airing on Idaho Public Television, Kentucky Educational Television, KUAT, KUEN, Montana PBS, WQPT, WVIZ, and WyomingPBS.

Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 4 (CA)

Season 4 of this hit mystery series finds private detectives Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley), along with morality officer Mary Shaw (Rebecca Liddiard) and morgue attendant Flo Chakowitz (Sharron Matthews), delving into more dastardly deeds in 1920s Toronto. (For further details, read this article.) Frankie Drake Mysteries: Season 4 is confirmed for airing on Idaho Public Television, IOWA PBS, KAMU, KCPT, KEET, KERA, KNPB, KPBS, KQEH, KRSU, KTCA, KUAT, KUED, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Nebraska Public Media, New Hampshire PBS, NJ PBS, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS Wisconsin, South Carolina ETV, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, WDSC, WDSE, WETA, WFYI, WGBH, WLRN, WNIT, and WXEL.

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Midsomer Murders: Season 20 (UK)

In Season 20 of this hit mystery series, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix) investigate murders at an abbey-turned-brewery, a local rugby club, and a circus, amongst other crime scenes in Midsomer County. Midsomer Murders: Season 20 is confirmed for airing on Arkansas PBS, Connecticut Public Television, Idaho Public Television, IOWA PBS, KAET, KAMU, KCPT, KCTS, KERA, KLRU, KLVX, KNME, KNPB, KOCE, KPBS, KQEH, KRMA, KSPS, KSYS, KTCA, KTWU, KUAT, KUED, KUHT, KVPT, KWSU, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Maryland Public Television, New Hampshire PBS, NJ PBS, OETA (Oklahoma), Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS North Carolina, PBS Wisconsin, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, WCMU, WCVE, WDSC, WEDU, WETA, WGBH, WLIW, WLRN, WLVT, WMVS, WPBA, WPBS, WPSU, WPTO, WSBE, WSKG, WSRE, WTTW, WTVS, WVIZ, WVPT, WXEL, and WXXI.

Princess Diana: Who Do You Think She Was (UK)

Behind the modern legend that is Diana, Princess of Wales, lie many other stories — in her childhood and in her family’s past — and this documentary shares some of them. Princess Diana: Who Do You Think She Was is confirmed for airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting, KBTC, Kentucky Educational Television, KLRU, KPJK, KRSU, Maryland Public Television, PBS North Carolina, South Carolina ETV, WCET, WFYI, WITF, WLIW, WLVT, WNEO, WNET, WOSU, WPBS, and WSBE.

Scotland’s Scenic Railways: Season 2 (UK)

Season 2 of this travel series takes viewers across the length and breadth of Scotland’s dramatic landscapes to meet the train crews, the engineers, and the volunteers who keep both modern and classic steam railways running. Scotland’s Scenic Railways: Season 2 is confirmed for airing on Idaho Public Television, KBTC, KCPT, Kentucky Educational Television, KRMA, KSPS, KUEN, Montana PBS, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS North Carolina, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Vermont PBS, WETA, WLVT, WNED, WPTO, WQPT, WSBE, and WVIZ.

The Story of Queen Victoria (UK)

Narrated by Miriam Margolyes (Call The Midwife), this three-part docuseries uses Queen Victoria’s diaries, journals, letters, and archive treasures to reveal a highly complex individual and give a fresh perspective on her remarkable achievements and dramatic life. The Story of Queen Victoria is confirmed for airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting, KBTC, Kentucky Educational Television, KQED, KRMA, KSPS, KTCA, KUEN, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Montana PBS, Oregon Public Broadcasting, South Carolina ETV, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, WCVE, WEDU, WETA, WLVT, WMVS, WNED, WOSU, WPBS, WPBT, WSBE, WSRE, WVPT, WXXI, WYES, and WyomingPBS.

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NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.

Walking Through History: Season 2 (UK)

In this docuseries, Tony Robinson (Time Team) takes spectacular strolls through Britain’s past, discovering the hidden stories to many of the country’s landmarks and infusing each walk with an appreciation of some of the striking landscapes and geographical features. Walking Through History: Season 2 begins streaming Monday, March 7.

The Murder Maps, Season 3 (UK)

Hosted by Nicholas Day (New Tricks), this docudrama series takes viewers back in time to the most shocking and surprising murder cases in history, plunging us into the worlds of the killers as we see how police ingenuity and early forensics helped bring them to justice. Murder Maps: Season 3 begins streaming Monday, March 21.

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on BritBox and its digital channels, including BritBox on Amazon.

Twenty Twelve: Seasons 1-2 (UK)

This mockumentary comedy series follows the people paddling hard beneath the water to make the Olympics happen in London in 2012, dealing with everything from logistical nightmares to production errors. The top-notch cast includes Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jessica Hynes (There She Goes), Olivia Colman (The Crown), and Amelia Bullmore (Scott & Bailey). Twenty Twelve: Seasons 1-2 begins streaming Tuesday, March 22, exclusively on BritBox.

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Netflix.

Call the Midwife: Season 10 (UK)

The tenth season of this fan-favorite period drama is set in 1966 — a testing time for the midwives. But there’s excitement, too, as the women’s rights movement intensifies. With Trixie’s (Helen George) help, Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter) is determined to steer Nonnatus House out of its financial quandary. Call the Midwife: Season 10 begins streaming Monday, March 21.

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Peacock TV.

Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic (UK)

In this feature-length BBC documentary, Primetime Emmy®-nominated and BAFTA-winning documentarian Louis Theroux (TV Nation) travels to the US to delve into the story of “Tiger King” Joe Exotic, the gun-toting, self-described “gay hillbilly” and one of the most controversial icons of recent times. Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic begins streaming Tuesday, March 8.

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Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Sundance Now and its digital channels, including Sundance Now on Amazon, as well as on the AMC+ streaming bundle.

Dreams of a Life (UK-IE)

This docudrama, a Documentary of the Year nominee at the 2012 London Critics Circle Film Awards, seeks to discover the truth about the life of Joyce Vincent, a vivacious, intelligent, 38-year-old woman, and how she came to be so tragically forgotten. Joyce died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003, but her remains weren’t discovered until three years later. Starring Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Case Histories) as Joyce Vincent, Dreams of a Life begins streaming Monday, March 7.

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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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