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British TV Viewing Guide

The British TV Viewing Guide covers programs from the UK, Canada, and Ireland 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.

(Info about Aussie and Kiwi TV premieres is now on The Down Under TV Place.)

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

2018 Archives | 2017 Archives | 2016 Archives | 2015 Archives

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DECEMBER 2018

For program descriptions, read “British TV Premieres in December 2018.”

  • 1st — Celtic Britain (UK) — Prime Video
  • 1st — Further Tales from Northumberland (UK) — BritBox
  • 1st — The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 5 (UK) — Netflix
  • 1st — Great Interior Design Challenge: Season 2 (UK) — Netflix
  • 1st — I Hate Jane Austen (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Inside Balmoral (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Killing Eve: Season 1 (UK) — Hulu
  • 1st — Queen Elizabeth I’s Battle for Church Music (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Secrets of Britain’s Great Cathedrals (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 3rd — Apple Tree Yard (UK) — PBS Masterpiece on Amazon
  • 3rd — Blue Planet II (UK) — Netflix
  • 3rd — Corner Gas: Seasons 1-5 (Canada) — Prime Video
  • 3rd — Finding Joy (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • 4th — Little Boy Blue — Amazon Video
  • 5th — Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes (UK) — Prime Video
  • 5th — Tubi additions: 18 to Life (Canada), Angry Planet (Canada), Animal Madhouse (UK), Chef Abroad (Canada), Chef Michael’s Kitchen (Canada), Cold Feet (UK), Lily Allen: From Riches to Rags (UK), My Life as an Animal (UK), Nigel Slater: Eating Together (UK), The Royal (UK), Royal Upstairs Downstairs (UK), Shimmy (Canada), The Spice Trail (UK), Victorian Farm (UK), Victorian Pharmacy (UK)
  • 7th — Bad Blood (Canada) — Netflix
  • 7th — Billionaire Boy (UK) — BritBox
  • 7th — A Child’s Christmas in Wales (UK) — BritBox
  • 7th — Mr. Stink (UK) — BritBox
  • 7th — The Snow Queen — BritBox
  • 10th — Queen Elizabeth I’s Battle for Church Music (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 11th — Patrick Melrose — Amazon Video
  • 12th — Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites (UK) — BritBox
  • 12th — Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets (UK) — BritBox
  • 12th — Upstart Crow: Season 3 (UK) — BritBox
  • 13th — Going Postal (UK) — Prime Video
  • 14th — Cuckoo: Season 4 (UK) — Netflix
  • 14th — Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 3 (UK) — Netflix
  • 14th — Sunderland Til I Die (UK) — Netflix
  • 14th — Travelers: Season 3 (Canada) — Netflix
  • 15th — Bad Education: Seasons 1-3 + The Bad Education Movie (UK) — Netflix
  • 15th — Flowers: Seasons 1-2 (UK) — Netflix
  • 15th — Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 15th — The Last Kingdom: Season 3 (UK) — Amazon Video
  • 15th — Northern Lights, City Lights & Clash of the Santas (UK) — BritBox
  • 15th — Travel Man: Seasons 5-7 (UK) — Hulu
  • 17th — Blood (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • 17th — Lords & Ladies: Series 1 (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • 19th — The Lights Before Christmas: Luminous London (UK) — BritBox
  • 19th — Schitt’s Creek: Season 4 Christmas Special (Canada) — Pop TV (10 PM ET)
  • 21st — Derry Girls (UK) — Netflix
  • 21st — Vanity Fair (UK) — Prime Video
  • 22nd — Swinging Christmas (UK) — BritBox
  • 23rd — Watership Down (UK/IE/US) — Netflix
  • 24th — Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 24th — Carols from King’s (UK) — BritBox
  • 24th — The Little Drummer Girl (UK) — Sundance Now
  • 24th — Murdoch Mysteries: Season 12 (Canada) — Acorn TV
  • 25th — Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2018 (UK) — PBS* (9 PM ET)
  • 25th — The Queen’s Christmas Message (UK) — BritBox
  • 26th — Fleabag: Season 1 (UK) — IFC (11 PM ET)
  • 26th — Maigret: Season 2 (UK) — BritBox
  • 31st — Henry IX: The Lost King (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 31st — The Real Doctor Zhivago (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 31st — Wild Decembers (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • tba — Stan Lee’s Lucky Man: Season 2 (UK) — Shudder
  • tba — BritBox Britmas programs (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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