Everything British Worth Streaming in March 2024

Tamara Lawrance as Abi Cochrane, Bella Ramsey as Kelsey Morgan, and Jodie Whittaker as Orla O'Riordan embrace in Time Season 2

Tamara Lawrance as Abi Cochrane, Bella Ramsey as Kelsey Morgan, and Jodie Whittaker as Orla O'Riordan in 'Time' Season 2


As of March 1, 2024, there are 92 days, aka 13 weeks, left in the 2023-2024 television season for networks to debut their offerings in order to be deemed eligible for the 2024 Primetime Emmy Awards. In other words, Ladies, Gentlemen, and Those Who Choose Not To Identify In Either Of Those Categories who love Peak TV, start your popcorn maker engines

A few award contenders have already debuted here and there; Apple TV+'s Masters of the Air, and FX's Shōgun are two of the more notable titles that will be mentioned come Emmy voting time. However, most of the titles that networks think have the best shot are always held until the last 90 days of the award season eligibility calendar to maximize their chances of being top of mind when the voting starts in June. And as most of those shows either are made in the U.K., star U.K. actors, or are in some way U.K. adjacent, that means, through no fault of its own, this list usually winds up with some of the most prestigious of prestige TV shows when spring rolls around.

Unfortunately, even we have our limits when it comes to stretching the definition of what makes a British show. (Sorry to Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire; you may be better than you have any right to be and littered with British actors, but you just don't count.) But that doesn't mean we don't have some seriously delicious shows on tap for March 2024, thanks to the ambitions of Apple TV+, HBO, and yes, even Disney+. Though for my money, the best titles this month are on BritBox, hands down. 

Let's run it all down.

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The Long Shadow 

(Rescheduled from November 2023

It's a shockingly thin month from the niche chain of AMC Networks; a reminder the only reason we're not talking about its imminent absorption by a larger streamer is because Paramount+'s collapse is casting... a long shadow. All there is this month is The Long Shadow, led by Toby Jones, David Morrissey, and Lee Ingleby, about the five-year hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, delayed last-minute from its November 16 release date to Thursday, March 21. Two episodes arrive on premiere day on Sundance Now and AMC+, with weekly installments to follow through April 25, 2024.

Apple TV+

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin

The Great British Baking Show let Noel Fielding out of the tent for a few to do some period dress-up comedy history his original day job over at Apple TV+ in The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin. Fielding plays the real-life legendary highwayman, Dick Turpin, about who very little is known, in some entirely made-up adventures about his life, where Hugh Bonneville co-stars as the corrupt jerkface who wants to hang him. The first three episodes arrive Friday, March 1, 2024, with one a week to follow through the end of the month.


Stretching the boundaries of “British programming” a bit, Manhunt is a period drama about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the hunt for John Wilkes Booth that followed, headed by Secretary of War Edward Stanton. However, Stanton is played by Tobias Menzies, his assistant Eckert by Damian O’Hare, and Booth by Anthony Boyle, and the entire thing is a thriller about whether or not the 14th amendment will stand, so you see why we had to give it a pass. Two episodes premiere on Friday, March 15, 2024, followed by one a week through mid-April.


Murder is Easy

Murder is Easy, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation from BritBox, tells the story of Luke Fitzwilliam, who finds himself on the trail of a serial killer after meeting Miss Pinkerton on a train to London. The two-part series series brings the classic novel into the 1950s and introduces a Nigerian lead character, tackling ever-traveled issues such as colonialism and immigration. Both episodes debut on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Catch Me a Killer Season 1

Charlotte Hope stars in Catch Me a Killer centered on South Africa’s first serial killer profiler. Based on the book of the same name, the series tells the harrowing true story of former journalist-turned-psychological profiler Micki Pistorius and her first case, the Station Strangler; a serial murderer who has left a trail of 22 dead boys in his wake. Each episode of the series features a different case from her early years on the job in the mid-1990s. All 11 episodes arrive on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Gardener’s World 2024

Calling all Monty Don fans, BritBox is getting into the Gardener's World series, bringing over the latest seasonal installments as they arrive. First, it was the 2023 Winter episodes for the holidays; now, it's the 2024 Spring episodes, arriving in mid-March. 

Time Season 2

The follow-up to Jimmy McGovern’s hit miniseries Time, which starred Sean Bean and Stephen Graham as two men trying to keep their moral selves while living and working in a men's prison, Season 2 turns it into an anthology series, and resets the drama in a woman's facility. Starring Jodie Whittaker, Tamara Lawrance, and Bella Ramsey as Orla, Abi, and Kelsey, thrown together upon arrival, even with the ever-present threat of violence, they discover an unexpected sense of community and shared understanding. All three episodes debut on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.


Extraordinary Season 2

Extraordinary is back for a second season of adventures for Jen (Máiréad Tyers), the only person over 25 to have never developed a superpower in a world full of heroes. The new season finds her enrolling at the power clinic, but finding her power isn’t easy, nor is her relationship with her ex-cat, now-boyfriend (Luke Rollason). It’s all-new levels of adulting and chaos that no one is prepared for. All episodes arrive on Hulu and Disney+ on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

We Were The Lucky Ones

Another one where we’re stretching the boundaries a bit, We Were the Lucky Ones is not technically a British drama, but it is a World War II set period piece that begins in Europe, Poland, to be precise. Based on the novel of the same name, it’s a fictionalized account of the true story of the Kurc family and their escape from the Nazis. The author and the two leads are American, but the supporting cast is all Israeli and British, including Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Sam Woolf, and Eva Feiler. Three episodes premiere on Thursday, March 28, 2024, with one a week to follow through the beginning of May on Hulu and Disney+.

Renegade Nell

Sally Wainwright goes from the adult Gentleman Jack on HBO to the surprisingly teen-and-family-friendly Renegade Nell on Disney+. Derry Girls’ Louisa Harland puts out the cigarettes, stops cussing, and gets into period costume to become an adventuring highwaylass after she finds herself framed for murder and unexpectedly becomes the most notorious outlaw in 18th-century England. All episodes of this delightful romp arrive Friday, March 29, 2024, on Disney+ only.


The Regime

The Regime, HBO's newest series starring Kate Winslet, is not what you think it is. I don't know what you are expecting, but I promise you, it's not this. The series, which comes from one of the Succession scribes, is like someone decided to channel a 1930s screwball comedy through the lens of the 21st century and aim it squarely at the rise of authoritarianism in Eastern Europe. Putin is going to poison someone for this, is what I'm saying. The series debuts on HBO and Max on Sunday, March 6, 2024, and runs weekly for six episodes.


The Gentlemen

In one of Netflix's stranger decisions during the wild times of 2020 that brought us two seasons of Tiger King and a hit TV series about a chess-playing pill-popper who decided to defect to Russia, someone thought they should give Guy Richie a TV series and having him do his crime caper schtick in episodic format, and that instead of starring Jason Statham or Matthew McConaughey, it should star Theo James. That questionable set of choices coalesces into The Gentlemen, all episodes arriving Thursday, March 7, 2024.


Millie Bobby Brown is looking to replicate her success with the Enola Holmes franchise. But this time, instead of playing the teen girl detective sister of Sherlock, it's as a self-rescuing princess who's too good for Prince Charming in Damsel. Either way, I feel like this will top the streaming minutes of every teen household in America. If she keeps this up, in 50 years, Dame Millie Bobby Brown will be a legend. March 8

The Beautiful Game

In what may be a first since bottom-of-the-barrel scraper Bela Bajaria took over as chief content officer at Netflix, this month's list has zero trash content from the U.K. Instead, we have one weirdo show, one relatively assured hit film, and this, The Beautiful Game, a sports drama produced by Colin Farrell starring Bill Nighy. The film is based on the story of the real Homeless World Cup, a yearly event organized to raise awareness and funds to help end homelessness in the U.K. It premieres on Friday, March 29, 2024.


A Gentleman in Moscow

Based on the novel by Amor Towles' novel of the same name, A Gentleman in Moscow, stars Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov, whose gilded past places him on the wrong side of history post Russian Revolution. Spared immediate execution, he is banished by a Soviet tribunal to an attic room in the opulent Hotel Metropol, threatened with death if he ever sets foot outside again. The most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold outside the hotel’s doors, while Rostov’s tumultuous emotional years happen inside the hotel. The series streams weekly, starting on Paramount+ on Friday, March 29, and following on Showtime on linear on Sunday, March 31, 2024, and following a one-episode-a-week schedule.


The Traitors UK

Since the American reimagining of the U.K. reality series The Traitors has been a massive hit for Peacock, why not try the original? Yes, it's filled with British celebrities you've never heard of, but it also casts regular people to compete as well, so it doesn't matter if you don't know the celebrities from the normies. All you have to know is that Claudia Winkleman, the host, is just as awesome as Alan Cumming. All episodes arrive on Peacock on Friday, March 8, 2024.

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Boat Story

In the leading edge of what's about to be a massive trend, the BBC's hit series Boat Story, which debuted at the end of 2023, will turn up here on Amazon's FreeVee FAST streamer, not Prime or MGM+. Starring Daisy Haggard, Paterson Joseph, and Tchéky Karyo, when two strangers discover a haul of cocaine on a lone washed-up boat, luck soon turns to misfortune as they become the targets of a vengeful mob boss, his hit man, and the police. All episodes arrive on FreeVee on Tuesday, March 12, 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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