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April brings the US premieres of 21 new series, seasons, specials, and films from the UK and Canada, plus the local premieres of six British reality and doc series.

British TV Premieres in April 2023

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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The Only Way Is Essex: Seasons 26-30 (UK)

For fans of this hit reality series, five more seasons of TOWIE will be yours to binge starting tomorrow. For folks new to the show, feel free to dive in and delve into the real lives of gorgeous people in a living soap opera, where they shed tears, throw tantrums, and revel in triumphs as soap opera characters are wont to do, only here the characters are real people.

The Only Way Is Essex: Seasons 26-30 premieres in the US on Saturday, April 1, on Hulu.

Sister Boniface Mysteries: Season 2 (UK)

This light-hearted, 1960s-set murder-mystery series returns with a new ten-episode season starring Lorna Watson (Father Brown) as the eponymous Vespa-driving, crime-solving Catholic nun, whose aptitude for detective work is an invaluable asset to the Great Slaughter Police Department.

Sister Boniface Mysteries: Season 2, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America on Tuesday, April 4, exclusively on BritBox.

Hullraisers: Season 1 (UK)

Adapted from the Israeli sitcom Little Mom and with a second season commissioned, this hilarious comedy series follows the messy yet joyful lives of three working-class women living in the Yorkshire city of Hull, as they navigate the ups and downs of life, friendship, and family. Toni (Leah Brotherhead, Whitstable Pearl, Bridgerton) is a whirlwind of chaos. Mother to her young daughter, Grace (Matilda Firth, The Power), and partner to her soul mate, Craig (Perry Fitzpatrick, Line of Duty), Toni is a self-described actress who longs to leave Hull.

Rana (Taj Atwal, Line of Duty, Cold Call) is Toni’s best mate. She’s a police officer and a sexually-confident woman who can’t even think about settling down and having kids. And Paula (Sinead Matthews, The Crown, Midsomer Murders) is Toni’s down-to-earth and self-deprecating older sister. Married to Dane (Yanick Ghanty, Coronation Street), her childhood sweetheart and Rana’s big brother, she’s a mum like Toni, but unlike her, Paula can’t imagine being anywhere other than Hull.

Hullraisers: Season 1 premieres in the US with its first episode on Wednesday, April 5, at 11 PM ET/PT, on IFC, with new episodes airing weekly through May 10. The full six-episode season will be available to binge on Sundance Now and AMC+ the same day.

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now (UK)

This intimate, all-access documentary chronicles Lewis Capaldi‘s journey from a scrappy teen with a viral performance to a Grammy-nominated pop star. Told in Capaldi’s own words, the film takes a look into his personal life and defining year, his struggle to balance the familiarity of home, normality, and all he’s ever known, with life as one of the biggest stars on the planet.

Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

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Before We Die: Season 2 (UK)

Departing from the second season storyline of the original Swedish thriller on which this show is based, Season 2 of this British adaptation sees Detective Hannah Laing (Lesley Sharp, Scott & Bailey, Three Girls) pitched directly against Dubravka Mimica, played by Kazia Pelka (World’s End, Casualty), the matriarch at the head of the Croatian crime family the Mimicas. Once again, Hannah joins forces with maverick detective Billy Murdoch (Vincent Regan, Traces, The Bay) in a desperate bid to protect her son, Christian (Patrick Gibson, Shadow and Bone, The OA). (Trailer is from Season 1)

Before We Die: Season 2 premieres in the US on Monday, April 10, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Channel on Prime Video.

Am I Being Unreasonable? Season 1 (UK)

Written by and starring Daisy May Cooper (This Country) and Selin Hizli (Grantchester), this comedy thriller is about obsessive friendship and maternal paranoia. Unfulfilled in her marriage, Nic (Cooper) is grieving a loss that she can’t share with anyone. Only her son, Ollie (Lenny Rush, Dodger), keeps her going. But when Jen (Hizli) arrives in town, Nic’s life is lit up with laughter — and through this kindred spirit her dark secret starts to surface.

With a second season commissioned, Am I Being Unreasonable? Season 1 premieres in the US on Tuesday, April 11, exclusively on Hulu.

An Interview with Brian Cox (UK)

In this hour-long special, award-winning actor Brian Cox (Succession, King Lear) sits down for an exclusive, in-depth interview on his life and career. From his early years in Scotland and his Shakespearean beginnings, to his contemporary roles across film and television, no stone is left unturned in this heartfelt interview with the iconic actor. An Interview with Brian Cox, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America on Tuesday, April 11, exclusively on BritBox.

My Grandparents’ War: Season 2 (UK)

This docuseries returns to take viewers on a fascinating journey into the past to understand the extraordinary impact of global conflict on the families of four British international stars, including actors Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice) and Toby Jones (Detectorists), and recording artist Emeli Sandé (Our Version of Events) — who were mostly unfamiliar with their grandparents’ experiences during wartime. (Trailer is from Season 1)

My Grandparents’ War: Season 2 premieres in the US with its first episode on Tuesday, April 11, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings), with streaming available on pbs.org and the PBS App. New episodes will debut weekly through May 2.

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Obsession (UK)

Based on Josephine Hart’s best-selling novel Damage, this drama stars Richard Armitage (Stay Close, The Stranger) as William, a London surgeon who seemingly has it all — a beautiful family, respect amongst his colleagues, and a life that many people dream of having for themselves. Enter Anna (Charlie Murphy, Happy Valley, Peaky Blinders), his son’s fiancée, with whom William embarks on an affair — a steamy situation that turns into an erotic infatuation which threatens to change their lives forever.

Costarring Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Gangs of London), and Rish Shah (Ms. Marvel), Obsession, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, April 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Rough Cut (Wales)

Set in contemporary Wales, this bilingual (Welsh and English) drama follows Carbo (Gwïon Morris Jones, Itopia), a lad who seems to be followed by bad luck. To wit: Old farmer Gronw (Dyfan Roberts, The Cormorant) has asked garage boss Mici Finn (Mark Lewis Jones, Keeping Faith) and Les Moore (Graham Land) to find Carbo, not just because he’s an excellent mechanic and car thief, but because he’s also a first-class lock picker. As Carbo weaves his way in and out of one situation after another, he remains hellbent on surviving to see another day as he finds himself an unwitting part of a huge diamond heist.

Based on Iwan Iwcs Roberts’s first novel Dal y Mellt, the six-episode series costars Lois Meleri-Jones (Hidden), Siw Hughes (Gwaith/Cartref), Ali Yassine, and Owen Arwyn (Hidden). Rough Cut premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, April 13, exclusively on Topic.

Seven Kings Must Die (UK)

Based on Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series of “Saxon Stories” historical novels, this sequel to the hit action drama series The Last Kingdom sees Alexander Dreymon (American Horror Story) reprise his lead role as the great warrior Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the film, a battle for the crown ensues after the death of King Edward, with rival heirs and invaders competing for power. When an alliance seeks Uhtred’s help in their plans, he faces a choice between those he cares for most, and the dream of forming a united England.

Seven Kings Must Die, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, April 14, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Antiques Road Trip: Season 21 (UK)

Having just celebrated thirteen years on air in the UK, this popular BBC series follows two antiques experts who take an off-the-beaten-path tour of Britain over five days in a classic car, and pop into local shops in search of antiques and collectibles they think will make them some money. Their goal: to beat each other by making the biggest profit when they bring their finds to be sold at auctions.

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Antiques Road Trip: Season 21 premieres in the US on Monday, April 17, on the PBS Living Channel.

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Chimp Empire (UK)

From the Oscar®-winning co-director of My Octopus Teacher and the team behind Rise of the Warrior Apes comes this nature docuseries. Narrated by two-time Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Green Book, Moonlight), it explores the fascinating world of the largest chimpanzee society ever discovered, as they navigate complex social politics, family dynamics, and dangerous territory disputes.

Chimp Empire, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Grace: Season 3 (UK)

Based on Peter James’s best-selling “Roy Grace” crime novels, this detective drama returns with John Simm (Crime) reprising his role as the troubled but unyielding DS Roy Grace. In “Dead Like You,” a chilling event at the Royal Edward Hotel on the night of ACC Vosper’s (Rakie Ayola, The Pact) farewell party put Grace and DS Glenn Branson (Richie Campbell, Top Boy) in a difficult position when they must investigate all hotel guests, including high-ranking East Sussex police attendees. “Dead Man’s Grip” sees Grace and his team called to the site of a tragic road traffic collision, where something found on the victim soon suggests there could be far more to this accident than meets the eye. And in “Not Dead Yet,” a rising music star shares with her fans about the opportunity of a lifetime for her and her band, only for a shocking turn of events to lead Grace and Branson to believe that someone may be trying to harm her.

Grace: Season 3, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America on Thursday, April 20, exclusively on BriBox.

Big Beasts (UK)

Narrated by actor Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager, Loki), this 10-part docuseries takes audiences on an epic journey around the globe, from freezing poles to tropical rain forests, to meet nature’s most captivating giants. Filmed over two years across 17 countries, the series features some of the world’s most massive species, including the gray whale, the elephant seal, the giant otter, the gorilla, the hippo, the brown bear, the ostrich, the orangutan, the tiger, and the polar bear. Viewers will see that it’s not easy being big — the larger the animal, the greater the challenges they face — as the series captures rare and first-ever footage using specialized equipment and next-generation filming techniques.

Big Beasts premieres globally with two episodes on Friday, April 21 (just in time for Earth Day), exclusively on Apple TV+. New episodes will debut in pairs through Friday, May 19.

Slip (US-CA)

Created, written, directed by, and starring Zoe Lister-Jones (How It Ends), this fantasy comedy series follows Mae, an art museum employee whose long-term relationship with Elijah (Whitmer Thomas, GLOW) is still full of love but very little romance. Plus he wants a child, which she is apprehensive about. After Mae has a one-night stand with Eric (Amar Chadha-Patel, Willow), she wakes up the next morning in a parallel universe where she and Eric are married, and no traces of her life with Elijah exist.

Slip, a Roku Original, premieres in the US on Friday, April 21, exclusively on The Roku Channel.

Chasing the Rains (UK-US)

In this natural history docuseries, viewers get to follow charismatic animal matriarchs — wild dog Phoenix, cheetah Kuleta, and elephant mums — as they protect their families while surviving the trials of one of the worst droughts in twenty years in Kenya. Narrated by Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton), the three-part series takes viewers on a journey into one of the most majestic, unspoiled, and rarely-filmed areas of wilderness in Africa. The show also includes a fourth “making of” special episode. (For further details, read this article.)

Timed to coincide with Earth Day, Chasing the Rains premieres in the US with its first episode on Saturday, April 22, at 8 PM ET/PT on BBC America, with streaming available on AMC+. New episodes will debut weekly through May 6. The “making-of” special episode will be available on AMC+ only, starting April 22.


Antiques Road Trip: Season 22 (UK)

See Season 21 above for details. Antiques Road Trip: Season 22 premieres in the US on Monday, April 24, on the PBS Living Channel.

Dalgliesh: Season 2 (UK)

Bertie Carvel (The Crown, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell) returns as the enigmatic titular investigator in the new season of this mystery series based on the “Adam Dalgliesh Mysteries“novels  by P.D. James. It features three two-part stories adapted from James’s works, including “Death of an Expert Witness,” “A Certain Justice,” and “The Murder Room.” As with Season 1, Season 2 sees DCI Adam Dalgliesh, a distinguished detectives à la Holmes and Poirot, taking us through 1970s England as he solves unusual murders, including a senior forensic biologist found dead in his lab, an illustrious but controversial defense barrister found deceased in her chambers, and a young doctor being set on fire in the grounds of his family museum.

Costarring Carlyss Peer (The Crown, Doctors) as DS Kate Miskin, with Alistair Brammer (Medieval, Les Misérables) joining the cast as DS Daniel Tarrant, Dalgliesh: Season 2 premieres in North America, Australia, and New Zealand with “Death of an Expert Witness” on Monday, April 24, followed by “A Certain Justice” on Monday, May 1, and “The Murder Room” on Monday, May 8 — all exclusively on Acorn TV. (For a list of guest stars and story synopses, read this article.)

Workin’ Moms: Season 7 (CA)

In the emotional final season of this award-winning comedy series, Kate (Catherine Reitman, Black-ish) and her friends seek a balance between professional wins and personal fulfillment. It’s hard, but laughter helps.

Workin’ Moms: Season 7, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 26, exclusively on Netflix.

The Dog House: UK: Season 4 (UK)

One of the most feel-good shows on telly today (and one of my favorites), this unscripted reality / observational documentary series follows the staff at Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire, who play matchmaker between the pooches in their care and the people who go to Wood Green hoping to find a new furry friend and give it a forever home. (Trailer is from Season 3)

The Dog House: UK: Season 4, a Max Original, premieres in the US on Thursday, April 27, exclusively on HBO Max and its digital channels, including HBO Max on Amazon.

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Tom Jones (UK)

This four-part adaptation of The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding, one of the greatest novels in the English language, offers a new twist to the tale of a young man’s love for a wealthy heiress. Set in 18th-century England, it stars Solly McLeod (The Rising) as the handsome, resourceful Tom, a foundling of uncertain parentage, and Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) as the beautiful, bright Sophia, an heiress and the seemingly unattainable love of his life. Class differences make their journey to find each other complicated and treacherous, as does Lady Bellaston (Emmy® winner Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso), the seductive and vengeful temptress who comes between them.

Tom Jones premieres in the US on Sunday, April 30, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings), with streaming available on pbs.org and the PBS app, as well as the PBS Masterpiece Channel on Prime Video.

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Select public TV stations and regional networks will begin airing the programs below on or after April 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.

Help! We Bought a Village: Season 1, Episodes 1-10 (UK)

All across Europe, thousands of ancient villages stand forgotten and frozen in time. Whole communities are crumbling to the ground after their owners passed away and the younger generations moved to the bright lights of the big city. But now these ghost villages are being brought back to life, thanks to some brave Brits. This ten-episode series follows them as they go on a mission to restore derelict villages and hamlets in France, Spain, Italy, and Portugal to their former glory.

Help! We Bought a Village: Season 1, Episodes 1-10 is confirmed for airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting, Idaho Public Television, KEET, KET (Kentucky), KETC, KMOS, KPBS, KRSU, KTCA, KUAT, KUED, KVIE, Maine Public Television, Maryland Public Television, Nebraska Public Media, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS North Carolina, PBS Wisconsin, Vermont Public, WDSE, WLRN, WNED, WNEO, WOSU, WPTD, WSBE, WSKG, and WyomingPBS.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain (UK)

In this brand new series, presenter Kate Humble takes viewers along on six journeys as she walks some of the most beautiful coasts in the world. Along the way, she meets people who live and work along them while discovering paths she’s never walked before and revealing the secrets of ones she knows well. Starting on the South West Coast Path, Kate leaves Stonebarrow Hill in Dorset and heads to Lyme Regis in search of dinosaurs. In Yorkshire, Kate begins 300 feet above Robin Hood’s Bay and ends at Scarborough, where she embraces swimming in the North Sea. In Suffolk, Kate walks one of Europe’s fastest eroding coasts and discovers why the area has so many thatched buildings. And in Exmoor, Kate visits Lynmouth, travelling in the world’s highest water-powered railway before finishing at the Valley of Rocks.

Kate Humble’s Coastal Britain is confirmed for airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting, KCPT, KETC, KSPS, KVIE, Maine Public Television, NHPBS (New Hampshire), Oregon Public Broadcasting, WEDU, WLRN, WPTO, WQPT, WSKG, and WXXI.

The Savoy: Season 2 (UK)

Filmed after the most dramatic period of the The Savoy’s history — the devastating coronavirus shutdown — the four-part second season of this docuseries offers a fascinating glimpse into the experiences of being a guest at The Savoy, the first luxury hotel in Britain, an iconic hotel filled with glamour, elegance, history, and character. The series follows the dedicated staff behind-the-scenes as the hotel reopens post-pandemic, after shutting its doors for only the second time in its history.

The Savoy: Season 2 is confirmed for airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting, KETC, KUAT, KVIE, Maine Public Television, Maryland Public Television, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WCET, WFYI, WLRN, WNEO, WPBS, and WSBE.

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Secrets of the Museum: Season 2 (UK)

Narrated by actress Dorothy Atkinson (Mum), this docuseries returns to once again take viewers behind-the-scenes at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, a world-famous home of art, design and performance, where only a fraction of its two-million-item collection is on public display. The six episodes follow the V&A’s specialist teams to reveal the painstaking craftsmanship and expertise involved in maintaining the collection — from storage, conservation and cleaning, to acquisition, loans, and display.

Secrets of the Museum: Season 2 is confirmed for airing on Idaho Public Television, KET (Kentucky), KERA, KQEH, KUAT, KUEN, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WBGU, WNED, WSBE, WSKG, and WXXI.

Secrets of the Royal Palaces: Season 3 (UK)

Presented by historian Kate Williams (The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots), this eight-episode docuseries explores more scandalous and shocking stories about the residences of the British monarchy. Guiding the viewer through the art, architecture, and recent events are specialist historians, royal commentators, and ex-royal staff members who share the behind-the-scenes palace stories that have shaped the modern royal family.

Secrets of the Royal Palaces: Season 3 is confirmed for airing on CPTV (Connecticut), Georgia Public Broadcasting, Idaho Public Television, KET (Kentucky), KETC, KLVX, KMOS, KOCE, KSPS, KTCA, KVIE, Maine Public Television, Maryland Public Television, NHPBS (New Hampshire), Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS North Carolina, PBS Wisconsin, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Vermont Public, WCET, WEDU, WFYI, WGBH, WLVT, WMVS, WNED, WOSU, WPBT, WQPT, WSBE, and WVIZ.

The Travelling Auctioneers (UK)

In this 15-episode series, auctioneer Christina Trevanion and craftsman Will Kirk are on a mission to uncover prized possessions and arm the British public with all the tricks of the auction trade by taking their travelling auction house on the road to help families cash in on their hidden treasures. In each episode, the duo visits a home where they use their skills, expertise, and enthusiasm to research, restore, and ready items for sale. Christina hunts down the provenance of collectables, while Will breathes new life into objects destined for the landfill — both seeking to make the items as desirable as possible for sale. On auction day, with the latest tech at their disposal, they sell the treasures to the highest bidders at home and around the world.

The Travelling Auctioneers is confirmed for airing on Georgia Public Broadcasting, Idaho Public Television, KEET, KERA, KETC, KMOS, KQEH, KVIE, Maine Public Television, Nebraska Public Media, NJ PBS, PBS North Carolina, Oregon Public Broadcasting, PBS Wisconsin, WETA, WFYI, WNEO, WPBS, WSBE, and WyomingPBS.

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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.

The Clinic: Season 7 (IE)

This multiple award-winning, character-driven Irish medical drama is sudsy and addictive like Grey’s Anatomy. Set at the multi-disciplinary Clarence Street Clinic in an affluent area of Dublin, the stories revolve around the clinic’s staff, whose personal foibles and relationship issues are as common as their patients’ medical needs. Starring Aidan Turner (Poldark) and Amy Huberman (Striking Out), The Clinic: Season 7 begins streaming Monday, April 3.

Happy Valley: Season 2 (UK)

Opening eighteen months after the events in Season 1, Season 2 of this multi-award-winning crime drama sees Sgt. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire, Julia, Last Tango in Halifax) trying to prove her innocence in a series of murders while investigating a human trafficking operation linked to the serial killings. Meanwhile, she grows increasingly concerned by grandson Ryan (Rhys Connah, The White Princess), as he asks more questions about his father, rapist Tommy Lee Royce (James Norton, McMafia). Costarring Siobhan Finnerman (Downton Abbey), Happy Valley: Season 2 begins streaming Monday, April 10.

Injustice (UK)

James Purefoy (Hap and Leonard, Rome) stars in this psychological crime thriller as defense barrister William Travers, a seemingly happy and successful man who has yet to recover completely from a traumatic series of events that left him without faith in the legal system. Despite this, he returns to the courtroom when an old friend, Martin Newall (Nathaniel Parker, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries), finds himself facing murder and conspiracy charges while being investigated by spiteful detective DS Mark Wenborn (Charlie Creed-Miles, The Fifth Element). Injustice begins streaming Monday, April 10.

Collision (UK)

Douglas Henshall (Shetland) stars in this mystery-crime drama series about a major road accident that has far-reaching consequences. In the aftermath of the collision, all those involved, including the detectives investigating the accident, find their lives intertwining and secrets being revealed. Collision begins streaming Monday, April 24.

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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.

Antiques Roadshow: Season 42 (UK)

This 25-episode season of Britain’s best-loved and most popular antiques appraisal show travels around the country, staging free antiques valuation days in different cities for people to bring along their treasured objects and family heirlooms. Antiques Roadshow: Season 42 begins streaming Saturday, April 1.

Jesus of Nazareth (UK)

Robert Powell (The Italian Job) stars in this epic four-part 1977 drama chronicling the birth, life, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus. Featuring Laurence Olivier (Rebecca), James Earl Jones (Star Wars), and Ian McShane (Deadwood), Jesus of Nazareth begins streaming Thursday, April 6.

Blue/Orange (UK)

Based on the award-winning play by Joe Penhall, this comedy-drama is an incendiary tale of race, madness, and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a dying National Health Service. Set in a London psychiatric hospital, it follows a young doctor (John Simm, Grace), who clashes with an older colleague (Brian Cox, Succession) about the condition of a patient (Shaun Parkes, Small Axe) who claims to be the son of an African dictator — a story that becomes unnervingly plausible. Blue/Orange begins streaming Tuesday, April 11.

Bob Servant Independent (UK/Scotland)

This comedy series follows Broughty Ferry’s local cheeseburger tycoon Bob Servant (Brian Cox, Succession) as he launches a campaign to be MP, after the former one was decapitated in a car crash. Over the series, Bob and his hapless right-hand man and campaign manager, Frank (Jonathan Watson, Two Doors Down), battle with slick English candidate Nick Edwards (Rufus Jones, W1A) and his wife (Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead) for the votes of a bewildered Broughty Ferry public. Bob Servant Independent begins streaming Tuesday, April 11.

Saltwater (UK)

This comedy-drama revolves around the lives of a widowed fish-and-chip shop owner and his three children. College student Carmel (Valerie Spelman, Call Girl) is involved with her philosophy lecturer, while her younger brother, Joe (Laurence Kinlan, Marcella), is constantly in trouble at school. While running the shop and handling his kids, George (Brian Cox, Succession) must find a way to pay off his debt to a dangerous bookie. Wanting to help his dad, eldest son Frank (Peter MacDonald, The Batman) decides to stage a daring — and inept — robbery. Saltwater begins streaming Tuesday, April 11.

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

Maigret: Season 1 (UK)

Of the many adaptations of Georges Simenon’s 75 “Maigret” novels over the years, the one considered by many to be the definitive adaptation is the BBC series starring Rupert Davies as Inspector Jules Maigret. Davies, who won the 1962 Best Actor BAFTA TV Award for his portrayal of the pipe-smoking, deep-thinking French detective, was proclaimed by the author himself as “the perfect Maigret.” Consisting of four seasons and 52 hour-long episodes, this mystery drama originally aired on BBC from 1960 to 1963. The entire 13-episode Maigret: Season 1 begins streaming Tuesday, April 11.

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

Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor (UK)

In this feature-length special that marks Jodie Whittaker’s last adventure as the Thirteenth Doctor, the Doctor must fight for her very existence against her deadliest enemies: the Daleks, the Cybermen and her arch-nemesis, the Master. Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor begins streaming Sunday, April 23.


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Temple: Season 2 (UK)

Opening a month after the Season 1 finale, Season 2 of this crime thriller, based on the hit Norwegian series Valkyrien, sees Daniel (Mark Strong, Tár, Deep State) desperately trying to keep everything under control while it all seems to be crashing down around him. His wife, Beth (Catherine McCormack, Slow Horses), awakens from her coma and wants answers, and their daughter, Eve (Lily Newmark, Dalgliesh), wants to know why they’ve been lying to her. As Lee (Daniel Mays, Des) falls for a fanatical uber-prepper, and Anna (Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones) lures patients down to the clinic for illegal drug trials, Daniel finds himself being blackmailed as the police are closing in… Temple: Season 2 begins streaming Thursday, April 27.

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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 April premieres of shows from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place. For info about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place. And for that of a select list of titles from other countries, visit The Global TV Place.


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