Everything British Worth Streaming in April 2024

Lorna Watson as Sister Boniface captures a scorpion under a glass in 'Sister Boniface Mysteries' Season 3

Lorna Watson as Sister Boniface captures a scorpion under a glass in 'Sister Boniface Mysteries' Season 3


April has rolled in, and spring is officially here. Due to the yearly shifts in the calendar, Easter Monday and April Fools Day are one and the same, so there's no week off from debuts for holidays and school breaks. Instead, this month sees entire streaming services sitting out the month, relying on the shows that debuted in March to see them through, or focusing on American-made fare. However, the streaming services that bring Anglophiles British television really are coming correct, with multiple offerings from Acorn TV, BritBox, and Netflix filling the gaps left by Apple TV+, Paramount+, and Prime Video not showing up this month. 

April is also the month when Earth Day lands, and that absolutely means there are nature specials on the way to celebrate the planet. Though David Attenborough's Mammals won't be arriving stateside until the summer, Planet Earth III is still available to watch on AMC+, and other streamers have new British-produced nature films and series for viewers to watch as well. 

All that, and we have a brand new streaming service officially joining the lineup as Tubi's PR department finally starts getting the announcements for original debuts out far enough ahead of time to make our what-to-watch lists. Welcome! 

Let's run down everything British worth streaming for April 2024.

Acorn TV/AMC+/BBC America/Sundance Now

For Her Sins

The 2023 series For Her Sins drops all episodes without a single bit of marketing on Acorn TV. Written and created by Jo Rogers (The Colony), it stars Jo Joyner (Shakespeare & Hathaway) as successful lawyer Laura, whose family and life are threatened when newcomer Emily (Rachel Shenton) arrives and threatens to resurface long-buried secrets. All four episodes arrive on Monday, April 1, 2024.


Baz Ashmawy's brand-new comedy series Faithless debuted in February 2024 to rave reviews in Dublin. The entire series arrives on Acorn TV with Ashmawy starring as the Irish-Egyptian single father of three headstrong girls, whose only help comes from his even more irrepressible and irresponsible younger brother. Meet the Amin family —the new fighting Irish. All six episodes arrive on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The Brokenwood Mysteries Season 10

Billed as New Zealand's version of Murdoch Mysteries/Midsomer Murders, The Brokenwood Mysteries is set in the fictional town of Brokenwood in the North Island and stars Neill Rea and Fern Sutherland as DSS Mike Shepherd and DS Kristin Sims solving endless murders in a town where no one seems to move away despite the mounting death toll. For its tenth anniversary season, the series kicks off with dinosaurs. The six-episode series will stream one feature-length episode weekly on Mondays, starting April 29, 2024.


Beyond Paradise Season 2

Debuting the same day as Death in Paradise Season 13 wraps up, Beyond Paradise Season 2 takes fans back to Shipton Abbott, near the Devon coast, where former St Marie DCI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) has set up shop after following Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton) back to England. The series sophomore season will feature Goodman solving even more mysteries far from the Caribbean as he and Martha balance his work with starting a family. The six-episode series streams weekly on Thursdays starting April 4, 2024.

Hope Street Season 3 Part 2

Hope Street airs in batches in the U.K., so that's how BritBox gets it over here when it streams the series (unlike PBS Passport, which waits until all episodes are available and then streams the season as a whole). Season 3, Part 1, which was comprised of eight episodes, arrived in November 2023. Now the back half of the season, Part 2, arrives as a binge-watch with all seven episodes on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Trigger Point Season 1

It's been quiet, but notable that BritBox has been slowly gathering up hit British shows that failed to make a dent on this side of the pond from various higher-profile American streamers. The latest is Jed Murcurio's Trigger Point, which stars Line of Duty alumni Vicky McClure. Season 2 debuted in the U.K. in early 2024, but before BritBox brings that stateside, first it is re-debuting Season 1 after it languished on Peacock for three years. All six episodes arrive on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Sister Boniface Mysteries Season 3

Beyond Paradise isn't the only spinoff series of a super popular show arriving this month. The Father Brown spinoff, Sister Boniface Mysteries, returns for its third season, having cemented itself as a hit on both sides of the pond. The new season will see the Vespa-riding nun tearing through the well-named town of Great Slaughter, solving crimes and saving souls, usually in that order. The eight-episode series will debut two episodes a week every Wednesday starting April 24, 2024.

Screw Season 2

Screw was never supposed to have a second season; it was originally a limited series when it debuted in 2022. However, much like The Responder and Time, the prison and crime-based drama proved so popular, it found itself renewed. The uncensored, shocking, and often darkly funny reality of life as a prison officer in Long Marsh, a 21st-century British male prison, returns with even more eye-opening and stomach-churning antics. All six episodes arrive on Friday, April 26, 2024.



Hulu and BBC Three have a long history of co-productions; however, Dinosaur is not one of them. The Scottish coming-of-age series was a BBC commission from back during the pandemic lockdown period created by Matilda Curtis and Ashley Storrie, the latter of whom stars in the show, which only got off the ground in 2023 when the Williams Brothers (Baptiste) boarded, as did Hulu. The series will debut on BBC Three in April 2024, and all episodes arrive on Hulu on Friday, April 5, 2024.


Technically a British-Indian-American production, Tiger is one of two feature films Disney+ will debut on Earth Day. Priyanka Chopra Jonas will narrate the story of the striped oversized orange cat, which lifts the veil on our planet’s most revered and charismatic animal, inviting viewers to journey alongside Ambar, a young tigress raising her cubs in the fabled forests of India. The film debuts on Monday, April 22, 2024.

Tiger on the Rise

Tiger's companion film is Tigers on the Rise, based on the BBC Earth study of the same name. Narrated by Blair Underwood, this documentary celebrates the resurgence of tiger populations, highlighting the issues faced as these big cats venture beyond their traditional habitats into farms and villages. The showcase of their triumphant return to the wild is tempered by the challenges for both humans and animals alike. The film debuts on Monday, April 22, 2024.

The Veil

Stephen Knight's newest globetrotting spy limited series is an FX production streaming on Hulu. The Veil stars American Elisabeth Moss sporting a British accent of questionable sound as MI-6 agent Imogen Salter. Her mission, should she choose to accept it, is to ferret out a secret carried by Adilah El Idrissi (Yumna Marwan) during the ~30-hour drive from Istanbul to London. The six-episode series debuts with two episodes on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, with one a week to follow.


The Zone of Interest

With five Academy Award wins, and one super controversial acceptance speech by director Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest is probably the film that everyone has heard about, but few have actually ponied up to sit through. Thankfully (or perhaps unluckily), the film is finally making its way to streaming, where audiences can decide for themselves if they are capable of sitting through one of the weirdest horror movies ever devised. The film debuts on Max and HBO on Friday, April 5, 2024.



Ripley is not the long-rumored Alien prequel TV series about Sigourney Weaver's character before she went into space and met face huggers. It's Ripley, as in The Talented Mr. of Patricia Highsmith fame, who was once played by Matt Damon in the genre-defining 1997 film with Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow. Andrew Scott plays The Talented Mr. himself for a new generation with Johnny Flynn and Dakota Fanning in the LAw and Paltrow roles. All episodes arrive on Thursday, April 4, 2024.


Because the royal family can never catch a break, Netflix is here with Scoop, a feature film that is based on the nonfiction memoir of what it took to get Prince Andrew to appear on the BBC Newsnight interview that didn't just derail his hoped-for exoneration over rape allegations, but actually disbarred from the monarchy itself. The cast is filled with ex-The Crown stars, just for funsies. The film arrives on Friday, April 5, 2024.

Our Living World

Netflix believes in debuting its Earth Day programming early so that the stoners of April 20 can get a chance to veg out in front of pretty images during their holiday celebrations two days prior. Hence why Our Living World will arrive a few days before Earth Day, narrated by Cate Blanchett, exploring the intelligence, resourcefulness, and interconnectedness of life on our planet. All episodes debut on Wednesday, April 17, 2014.

Dead Boy Detectives

The Sandman Season 2 was delayed by the strike, but never fear, as the spinoff, Dead Boy Detectives, is here to tide fans over. It's not a big deal if you've no idea what the Dead Boy Detectives are, the show was originally meant for Max back before Zaslav took over and began canceling everything, and Netflix rescued it, so this is really a spite series to show up their competition. All episodes arrive on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Boiling Point

And finally, after I wrote a piece at the beginning of 2024 declaring how Boiling Point deserved to be on Netflix and what the hell was wrong with Netflix for not bringing over Boiling Point, Netflix got with the program and is now debuting Season 1 of Boiling Point. Never let it be said that you cannot make a difference in the world. All four episodes of this fun kitchen series arrive on Monday, April 29, 224.


Mary & George

Oh my stars, Starz decided to show up again! And with a series that isn't Outlander-related! Of course, Mary & George wasn't actually supposed to be a Starz series; it was originally a co-production between Sky Atlantic and AMC Networks, but the latter decided to sell their half off. As for the plot, the brilliant Liz Shannon Miller summed it up thusly: "Julianne Moore makes her hot gay son into a honeytrap for the king." You really don't need any more than that, do you? The seven-episode series streams weekly starting Friday, April 5, 2024.


Big Mood

Technically, Big Mood is the third British original to stream on the FAST streaming service known as Tubi in the past three months after Boarders and Dead Hot, but it's the first that got us a premiere date before the first of the month, so it made the list in a timely manner. Starring Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton) and Lydia West (Inside Man) as ride-or-die besties Maggie and Eddie, the mounting problems of adulthood and Maggie’s bipolar disorder test their bond in new ways. All six episodes arrive on Friday, April 19, 2024.


Ani Bundel has been blogging professionally since 2010. A DC native, Hufflepuff, and Keyboard Khaleesi, she spends all her non-writing time taking pictures of her cats. Regular bylines also found on MSNBC, Paste, Primetimer, and others. 

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