Best new British TV Shows in 2019 & 2018 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)


List of the latest British TV series in 2019 on tv and the best British TV series of 2018 & the 2010's. Top British TV series to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or on tv right now.

New British TV series in 2019

Top series up for release in 2019

Best British TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu or DVD in 2019

2018, 2017 & the 2010's best rated British TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
  • Hard Sun

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn & Nikki Amuka-Bird
    From the makers of cop series Luther, there is Hard Sun, in which two radically different detectives have to team up to in a pre-apocalyptic world of crime.

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    RATING: 75/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 6th, 2018

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  • Altered Carbon

    CREATOR: Laeta Kalogridis
    CAST: Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda & Chris Conner
    Set in a distant future, the series envisages a technology that enables humans to sail through the experience of death just physically as their memories and experiences can be downloaded and... Read more

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 4th, 2017

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  • Vanity Fair

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Olivia Cooke, Tom Bateman & Claudia Jessie
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    RATING: 70/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 19th, 2019

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  • McMafia

    CREATOR: Hossein Amini, James Watkins
    CAST: James Norton, David Strathairn & Juliet Rylance
    Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend,... Read more

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    RATING: /100

    RELEASE DATE: February 19th, 2019

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  • Collateral

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Carey Mulligan, Billie Piper & Jeany Spark
    A BBC Crime Drama starring Carey Mulligan as a detective in modern-day Britain that should give us an insight in the modern day state of the nation of the UK. It produced by BBC Two and Netflix, and... Read more

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    RATING: /100

    RELEASE DATE: February 19th, 2019

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  • Britannia

    CREATOR: David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly & Nikolaj Lie Kaas
    CAST: Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey & Nikolaj Lie Kaas
    A huge Sky Atlantic and Amazon Video Production featuring many of British tv stars. It's an epic historic war show set in In 43 AD. It's about the fight against the Roman army and the local... Read more

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    RATING: /100

    RELEASE DATE: February 19th, 2019

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  • Gunpowder

    CREATOR: Ronan Bennett, Kit Harington & Daniel West
    CAST: Kit Harington, Mark Gatiss & Edward Holcroft
    Game of Thrones' sweetheart Kit Harington in a great UK Series about an important part of British history. He plays the famous 17th century activist Guy Fawkes who plans to kill King James the...

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    RATING: 88/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 19th, 2019

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  • Taboo

    CREATOR: Chips Hardy, Tom Hardy, Steven Knight
    CAST: Tom Hardy, Jonathan Pryce & Jessie Buckley
    In the beginning of the 1800's, an adventurer builds his own shipping empire. A show co-created by Tom Hardy.

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    RATING: 88/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 7th, 2017

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  • Cormoran Strike

    CREATOR: N/A
    CAST: Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger & Kerr Logan
    A supermodel's suicide in London might be a murder. Detective Cormoran Strike is on the case in this detective tv show penned by Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling. It will be the first out of a series based on three books.

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 9th, 2017

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  • The Halcyon

    CREATOR: Charlotte Jones
    CAST: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin & Marc Maron
    Basically the idea of Downton Abbey but then taking place in a 1940's glamorous London five star hotel.

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    RATING: 72/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 2nd, 2017

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  • Sherlock

    CREATOR: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
    CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman & Rupert Graves
    Sherlock is not yet another Sherlock Holmes brand rip-off. This British BBC Detective show takes the most famous fictional private detective to modern-day London, and finds an excellent form to do so. Sherlock, played by the incredibly talented Benedict Cumberbatch (now also with a great role in 12 Years a Slave), describes himself aptly as a ‘highly functional sociopath’, but as the series progresses, we find that his kind heart pierces through (perhaps a bit too much in season 3, almost de-mystifying him). Together with his loyal friend Watson, he solves incredibly complex cases in the heart of London loosely based on original Arthur Conan O’Doyle stories. Season 1 and 2 are definitely must-see detectives as they are incredibly fresh and genuine, but in season 3 in 2014 the show unfortunately moves a little too much away from the original stories, and takes too much advantage of humor and Sherlock’s sensitive side.

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    RATING: 92/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 24th, 2010

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  • Black Mirror

    CREATOR: Charlie Brooker
    CAST: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones
    A television anthology series that shows the dark side of life and technology. Orwellian images of our future not only appear in books – BBC’s Black Mirror brilliantly paints a picture that is as shocking as it is near. Each episode introduces a new theme, cast and forecast. The dark side of life and technology is played out in near-future scenarios in which technology has quite a disputable influence. Most of these scenarios are not even fully improbable, which, along with the dramatic powerplay, constitutes it’s strength. The only bother in Black Mirror: its first episode is the best one by far, which make the following episodes seem inferior. Beyond that, an absolute must watch.

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    RATING: 89/100

    RELEASE DATE: December 4th, 2011

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  • Peaky Blinders

    CREATOR: Steven Knight
    CAST: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson & Helen McCrory
    BBC made something special, but despite that it looks terrific, and really takes you back to the Birmingham just after World War 1, it is also a bit clumsy and messy at times. Simply put, it does not quite live up to its promise of becoming the ‘Brummy’ version of the American Boardwalk Empire. That being said, I did really enjoy this classic more slow-paced British gangster series, and seeing that it only has six episodes in the first season of the mini-series, you can understand that it did not hit as hard as a Boardwalk Empire. Season 2 is up for release in 2014, and it would not surprise me if the show will really pick up from there. The story and the setting are incredible, so there is a lot there to be developed. Peaky Blinders is about a local Birmingham Irish gang run by the Shelby family (one of the brothers is played by the terrific Cillian Murphy) who were controlling the city with relative ease until a new Chief of police is installed, who is not afraid to fight back. The main attraction luring me in to watch this show was its creator Steven Knight, the writer of Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises (2007) about Russian gangsters.

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    RATING: 88/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 30th, 2014

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  • Doctor Who

    CREATOR: Sydney Newman
    CAST: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh & Mandip Gill
    The one and only sci fi cult hit! The Doctor is a Time Lord, who can travel beyond spacen and time and explores the whole wide universe, resulting in mind blowing adventures. Must see for sci fi fans.

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    RATING: 88/100

    RELEASE DATE: March 17th, 2006

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  • Downton Abbey

    CREATOR: Julian Fellowes
    CAST: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith & Michelle Dockery
    A portrayal of an aristocratic British family and their staff, beginning at the years before the first world war. BBC’s Downton Abbey is an enormous success – you’ve probably seen it, or at least heard of it. The decadence of the Crawley family is simply nice to look at, as are the shenanigans a level below (the staff) and the relationships between the family and their personnel. Yes, most characters are one-dimensional, and the fights and struggles are simplistic. No one really cares, apparently.

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    RATING: 87/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 9th, 2011

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  • This is England ’90

    CREATOR: Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne
    CAST: Vicky McClure, Joseph Gilgun & Stephen Graham
    A miniseries derived from the film 'This is England' (2006). The show captures the rave culture and 1990 world football cup.

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    RATING: 86/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 13th, 2015

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  • The Night Manager

    CREATOR: John le Carré
    CAST: Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie & Olivia Colman
    A night manager of a European hotel is asked to be an alias for intelligence operations.

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    RATING: 82/100

    RELEASE DATE: April 19th, 2016

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  • The Honourable Woman

    CREATOR: Hugo Blick
    CAST: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan & Katherine Parkinson
    This show clearly plays into today's hot topic of international espionage. It revolves around a woman who inherits her father’s arms business, and decides to transform it into a company that facilitates the laying of cable network between the West Bank and Israel. Grown into a role as promoter of reconciliation, she gets caught up in an international ‘maelstrom’.

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    RATING: 81/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 31st, 2014

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England is the one country that despite its small scale, has an answer to mindblowing stream of quality that comes from the U.S. Thanks to British television, we know Black Mirror (2011) and Downton Abbey (2010). Go England!