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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 linear TV channels and streaming services.

MAY 2020

For program descriptions, read “British TV Premieres in May 2020

  • 1st — 35 Days: Season 4 (aka 35 Hours) (UK/Wales) — BritBox
  • 1st — Birth of Europe (UK) — Disney+
  • 1st — CAR SOS: Seasons 1-7 (UK) — Disney+
  • 1st — Cold Feet: The New Years: Season 1 (UK) — Prime Video
  • 1st — Great American Railway Journeys: Season 4 (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Inside Jaguar: A Supercar Is Reborn (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Lost Treasures of Egypt: Season 1 (UK) — Disney+
  • 1st — Medici: The Magnificent: Season 3 (Final) (UK-Italy-France) — Netflix
  • 1st — Midsomer Murders: Season 17 (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 1st — Survive the Tribe: Season 1 (UK) — Disney+
  • 1st — Trying (US-UK) — Apple TV+
  • 1st — Vintage Roads Great & Small: Series 2 (UK) — Public TV stations*
  • 2nd — Act of Will (UK) — Prime Video
  • 2nd — You, Me and Them: Seasons 1-2 (UK) — Prime Video
  • 3rd — The Durrells in Corfu: Season 4 (Final) (UK) — Prime Video
  • 4th — Gold Digger (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 4th — Land Girls: Series 3 (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 4th — Porterhouse Blue (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 5th — The Queen at War (UK) — PBS* (8 PM ET), PBS.org, PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel, PBS Passport, iTunes
  • 5th — Remarkable Places to Eat (UK) — Prime Video
  • 5th — Royal Romances of the British Monarchy (UK) — Prime Video
  • 5th — Some Girls: Season 3 (UK) — Prime Video
  • 5th — Vikings: Season 6A (Ireland-Canada) — Hulu
  • 6th — Florence Nightingale (UK) — BritBox
  • 6th — Frankie (UK) — BritBox
  • 6th — Horrible Histories: Formidable Florence Nightingale (UK) — BritBox
  • 6th — Mansfield Park (UK) — Amazon Video
  • 6th — Super Nurses (UK) — BritBox
  • 6th — Vikings: Season 6A (Ireland-Canada) — Prime Video
  • 6th — Workin’ Moms: Season 4 (Canada) — Netflix
  • 8th — The Eddy (France-UK) — Netflix
  • 8th — Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • 9th — Crime Files with David Wilson (UK) — Prime Video
  • 9th — Line of Duty: Season 2 (UK) — AMC (10 PM ET)
  • 10th — Line of Duty: Season 5 (UK) — Hulu
  • 11th — Once a Thief (Canada) — Prime Video
  • 11th — A Royal Tour of the 20th Century (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 11th — Sean Bean on Waterloo (UK) — Prime Video
  • 11th — The Yorkshire Vet: Seasons 1-2 (UK) — Prime Video
  • 12th — A Confession (UK) — BritBox
  • 12th —Doctor in the House (Ireland) — Prime Video
  • 12th —Dombey and Son (UK) — Prime Video
  • 12th —London Irish (UK) — Prime Video
  • 12th — Oliver Twist (UK) — Prime Video
  • 12th —Paramedics (Ireland) — Prime Video
  • 12th — Treasure Island (Ireland-UK) — Prime Video
  • 14th — The Queen’s Coroner: Death Unexplained (UK) — Prime Video
  • 15th — The Great (UK-Australia) — Hulu
  • 15th — Poirot: Seasons 9-12 (UK) — BritBox
  • 15th — White Lines (UK-Spain) — Netflix
  • 16th — Poirot: The Mysterious Affair at Styles (UK) — BritBox
  • 16th — Wallace & Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions (UK) — Prime Video
  • 17th — 24 Hours in A&E (UK) — Prime Video
  • 17th — Pointless Celebrities (UK) — Prime Video
  • 17th — Poldark: Season 5 (Final) (UK) — Prime Video
  • 17th — Run for Your Life (UK/Wales) — Prime Video
  • 17th — State of Mind (UK) — Prime Video
  • 18th — The Big Flower Fight (US-UK) — Netflix
  • 18th — Dead Still (Ireland) — Acorn TV
  • 18th — My Greatest Dishes (UK) — Prime Video
  • 18th — Perfect Weapon (UK) — Prime Video
  • 18th — Private Lives of the Monarchs: Season 2 (UK) — Smithsonian Channel, Amazon Video, iTunes
  • 18th — Secrets of Quantum Physics (UK) — Prime Video
  • 18th — Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body (Canada) — Sundance Now
  • 19th — At Last the 1948 Show (UK) — BritBox
  • 19th — The Case of Sally Challen (UK) — Sundance Now
  • 21st — Burden of Truth: Season 3 (Canada) — The CW (8 PM ET)
  • 21st — Dead Boss (UK) — Prime Video
  • 21st — Penance (UK) — Sundance Now
  • 21st — Queen & Country (UK) — Amazon Video
  • 21st — The Split: Season 2 (UK) — Sundance TV (midnight)
  • 22nd — History 101 (UK) — Netflix
  • 22nd — Line of Duty: Seasons 1-4 (UK) — BritBox
  • 22nd — Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series: Season 2 (Canada) — Netflix
  • 22nd — The Trip to Greece (UK) — IFC Films
  • 24th — ‘Allo ‘Allo!: Seasons 1-4 (UK) — Prime Video
  • 24th — The Heist (UK) — Prime Video
  • 24th — Michela’s Tuscan Kitchen (UK) — Prime Video
  • 25th — Mount Pleasant: Series 5 (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 25th — Treasure Houses of Britain (UK) — Acorn TV
  • 26th — BBC Shakespeare Collection (UK) — BritBox
  • 27th — Doctor Who: Seasons 1-11 (reboot) (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Game of Thrones (complete) (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Ghosts: Season 1 (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Home: Season 1 (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — The Honourable Woman (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Luther (complete) (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — The Office (complete) (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Stath Lets Flats: Season 1 (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Top Gear: Seasons 17-25 (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Torchwood (complete) (UK) — HBO Max
  • 27th — Trigonometry (UK) — HBO Max
  • 28th — Being Human: Season 3 (Canada-US) — Sundance Now
  • 31st — Quiz (UK) — AMC (10 PM ET)

* For all shows airing on public TV stations, including PBS programs, check your local listings or contact the station that serves your area for actual local broadcast dates and times.

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