Summer’s here and the time is right for tuning into new and returning crime thrillers, documentaries, mysteries, period dramas, and sci-fi series, plus a competition show, from the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
By my count, 215 new programs and program seasons from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada premiered stateside in 2016. Of them, here are my picks for the best 20 that were brand-spanking-new to the US.
June used to be the start of summer rerun season, but these days it’s another month of British TV premieres, from returning favorites to brand new series.
Cilla Black, the legendary Liverpudlian entertainer, died a year after ITV aired the biopic of her early life — one of the most feel-good, must-watch miniseries you’re ever likely to see.
February 2016. A shorter month days-wise, and one with fewer than ten British TV titles premiering in the US. However, those that debut this month make for some great viewing.
Sir Kenneth Branagh and Joanne Froggatt spoke about their upcoming TV programs during PBS’s final presentations yesterday at the Winter 2016 TCA Press Tour.
During PBS’ first day of presentations at the Winter 2016 TCA (Television Critics Assn) Press Tour, British stars were on hand to chat about their shows. See the pics below.
In Part 2 of my British TV year in review, we look at several new titles that premiered in the UK in 2015, ones that were worth every minute in front of the telly.
For stateside viewers who fancy Stephen Dillane, Essie Davis, Australian programs, shows about the Irish, biopics, and/or epic historical dramas, Kings in Grass Castles is for you.
Several Brit TV movies, documentaries, crime dramas and mysteries, and a sci-fi series’ holiday special from last year, make their way to US streaming services this month.