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.
CREATOR: Sally Wainwright CAST: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle & Timothy WestIn this British historical period series Anne Lister returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall. Gentlemen Jack is a BBC production. Watch the trailer of Gentleman Jack Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman CAST: Adria Arjona, Brian Cox, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ilan Galkoff A tale about an upcoming Armagedon that mixes a number of popular dark fantasy figurers. Good Omens features a witch, a demon and the anti-christ. It is based on the 1990 novel by the same name.... Read more Watch the trailer of Good Omens Stream Good Omens via: Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
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).
CREATOR: N/A CAST: Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn & Nikki Amuka-BirdFrom 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. Watch the trailer of Hard Sun Stream Hard Sun via: 'RATING: 75/100 RELEASE DATE: January 6th, 2018 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Laeta Kalogridis CAST: Joel Kinnaman, Martha Higareda & Chris ConnerSet 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 Watch the trailer of Altered Carbon Stream Altered Carbon via: RATING: 80/100 RELEASE DATE: January 4th, 2017 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Hossein Amini, James Watkins CAST: James Norton, David Strathairn & Juliet RylanceAlex 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 Watch the trailer of McMafia Stream McMafia via: RATING: /100 RELEASE DATE: September 20th, 2019 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: N/A CAST: Carey Mulligan, Jeany Spark, Nicola Walker, Nathaniel Martello-WhiteA 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 Watch the trailer of Collateral Stream Collateral via: RATING: /100 RELEASE DATE: September 20th, 2019 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly & Nikolaj Lie Kaas CAST: Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey & Nikolaj Lie KaasA 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 Watch the trailer of Britannia Stream Britannia via: 'RATING: /100 RELEASE DATE: September 20th, 2019 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Ronan Bennett, Kit Harington & Daniel West CAST: Kit Harington, Mark Gatiss & Edward HolcroftGame 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... Watch the trailer of Gunpowder Stream Gunpowder via: RATING: 88/100 RELEASE DATE: September 20th, 2019 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Chips Hardy, Tom Hardy, Steven Knight CAST: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Jonathan Pryce, Oona ChaplinIn the beginning of the 1800's, an adventurer builds his own shipping empire. A show co-created by Tom Hardy. Watch the trailer of Taboo Stream Taboo via: 'RATING: 88/100 RELEASE DATE: January 7th, 2017 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: N/A CAST: Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger, Kerr Logan, Killian ScottA 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. Watch the trailer of Cormoran Strike Stream Cormoran Strike via: 'RATING: 80/100 RELEASE DATE: January 9th, 2017 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman & Rupert GravesSherlock 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. Watch the trailer of Sherlock Stream Sherlock via: 'RATING: 92/100 RELEASE DATE: October 24th, 2010 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Charlie Brooker CAST: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-JonesA 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. Watch the trailer of Black Mirror Stream Black Mirror via: RATING: 89/100 RELEASE DATE: December 4th, 2011 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Steven Knight CAST: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson & Helen McCroryBBC 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. Watch the trailer of Peaky Blinders Stream Peaky Blinders via: 'RATING: 88/100 RELEASE DATE: September 30th, 2014 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Sydney Newman CAST: Jodie Whittaker, Bradley Walsh & Mandip GillThe 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. Watch the trailer of Doctor Who Stream Doctor Who via: 'RATING: 88/100 RELEASE DATE: March 17th, 2006 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Julian Fellowes CAST: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith & Michelle DockeryA 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. Watch the trailer of Downton Abbey Stream Downton Abbey via: 'RATING: 87/100 RELEASE DATE: January 9th, 2011 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Shane Meadows, Jack Thorne CAST: Lyra Mae Thomas, Billy Braithwait, Chanel Cresswell, Katherine Dow BlytonA miniseries derived from the film 'This is England' (2006). The show captures the rave culture and 1990 world football cup. Watch the trailer of This is England ’90 Stream This is England ’90 via: RATING: 86/100 RELEASE DATE: September 13th, 2015 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
CREATOR: Hugo Blick CAST: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan & Katherine ParkinsonThis 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’. Watch the trailer of The Honourable Woman Stream The Honourable Woman via: RATING: 81/100 RELEASE DATE: July 31st, 2014 Netflix | Amazon | All Release dates
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!