Everything British Worth Watching on Streaming in February 2023

Judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden and hosts Stacey Solomon and Liam Charles in The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals Season 6

Judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden and hosts Stacey Solomon and Liam Charles in The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals Season 6

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February is the Tuesday of the year, with the only benefit being that it's shorter than all the other months and slightly quicker. However, the amount of streaming series does not go down just because the month is missing a few days or is somewhat dreary. It tends to go up due to Valentine's Day being a major movie and TV show draw. Add in springtime sports events kicking off, and there's almost too much to watch since we're short an extra 24-48 hours. Luckily, British series on the way are not overflowing with love and romance, making it the perfect counter-programming for those who aren't into making the holiday a thing.

PBS Passport has recently gone the whole hog on adding multiple titles per month, many of which are Walter's Choice series, putting it in competition with Netflix for the most British shows arriving this month. Acorn TV and BritBox also have several new titles heading this way, including multiple originals on both streaming services, after the last couple of months in December and January have been super quiet, or just bringing over older titles as "exclusives." Everyone else has one or two titles worth of stuff worth tuning in. 

Acorn TV

Bloodlands Season 2

Jed Mercurio’s Bloodlands returns for a second season, starring James Nesbitt as veteran detective Tom Brannick. After Season 1’s big twist ending, Season 2 will return to the unsolved mystery of Brannick’s wife 20 years earlier. Despite fans knowing the truth, he begins an obsessive search for assassin “Goliath.” The six-episode series debuts with two episodes on Monday, February 6, with two episodes a week through February 20.

The Madame Blanc Mysteries Season 2

Sally Lindsay returns as Jean White, aka Madame Blanc, the respected antique dealer turned detective in The Madame Blanc Mysteries Season 2. Once again, Jean’s expertise in the world will help solve a series of murders and mysteries in her beautiful French village of Sainte Victoire. The new season premieres Monday, February 6, and will follow a weekly schedule like Season 1.

Amazon Prime

Carnival Row Season 2

After disappearing for almost four years, Prime Video brings back Carnival Row, set in an alternate version of Victorian England where mythological beings are oppressed refugees in human society. Orlando Bloom stars as the human detective working with the faefolk population to solve gruesome murders. In Season 2, tensions rise between the two species as they struggle to co-exist. The ten-episode series debuts with two episodes on Friday, February 17, and runs two episodes a week through March 17.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

The closest thing to a British Valentine's Day movie this month is the arrival of Three Thousand Years of Longing, the Idris Elba-Tilda Swinton retelling of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, where Swinton's librarian falls in love with the genie of her dreams. The film arrives on Prime Video on Friday, February 17, for those holding off celebrating until the weekend after V-Day.


Black Snow

Sundance Now's only British title this month is Black Snow, a coming-of-age-whodunit set in 2020 starring Travis Fimmel. When a time capsule's opening surfaces new clues to a 25-year-old cold case murder, it opens old wounds over the never solved killing. The six-part series debuts with two episodes on Thursday, February 23, and one a week to follow, streaming on both Sundance Now and AMC+.

Apple TV+


Liaison (Or Liason), Apple TV+’s first British-French series, is a contemporary spy thriller/love story starring French actors Vincent Cassel and Gerard Lanvin and British actors Eva Green and Peter Mullan. Little is known about the multilingual series — there's not even a trailer — other than a very confusing set of buzzword loglines about how the mistakes of one’s past have the potential to destroy the future. The series debuts on Friday, February 24, 2023, and will stream on a one-episode-a-week schedule through March 31.


Death in Paradise Season 12

Now on its fourth detective with DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little), Death in Paradise keeps turning up murders to solve on the sunny island of Saint Marie, kicking off with the mysterious death of a celebrity astronomer while a simple domestic murder turns out to be the greatest ever challenge. All eight episodes arrive Friday, February 3, 2023, ahead of BritBox's big Beyond Paradise spinoff debut.

Make it at Market

BritBox keeps the spinoff train going with Make It At Market, starring The Repair Shop's Dominic Chinea. The new reality show features Chinea coaching a group of amateur makers as they are mentored through the practicalities and pitfalls of turning a hobby into a business, with several of Chinea's Repair Shop friends dropping by to help. All 15 episodes arrive Friday, February 7, 2023.

Beyond Paradise

The being debut for BritBox this month is the spinoff from Death in Paradise, Beyond Paradise. The series catches up with the second detective to lead the series, DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall), and his now-fiancée, Martha (Sally Bretton), as they leave London to start a new life on the Devon coast. Naturally, Humphrey takes up the vacant position of Detective Inspector at Shipton Abbott police station, a slightly old outpost of the Devon & Cornwall Police district. Episodes start Friday, February 24, 2023.

HBO Max/Discovery+

C.B. Strike: Troubled Blood

The latest adaptation of a "Robert Galbraith" mystery novel from the Coromoron Strike Mystery series, the newest season of C.B. Strike, subheaded Troubled Blood, moves from lost in the wilds in the Cinemax where no one remembered it existed to the still-isn't-happening Monday night berth on linear HBO and streaming on HBO Max. The six episodes series debuts on Monday, February 6, 2023, and runs on a one-episode-a-week schedule through March 13.


The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals Season 6 

With the success of The Great British Baking Show, The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, and the Junior Baking Show, Netflix is testing The Great British Baking Show: The Professionals, which is a team-based competition of the UK's best professional pastry chefs. All episodes of 2021's Season 6 arrive on Wednesday, February 1.

Red Rose

Originally streamed on BBC Three, Red Rose is a horror series exploring the relationship between teenagers and their online lives. The series follows teenagers on summer vacation as their phones get slowly taken over by the app of the title, which threatens them with dangerous consequences if they do not meet its demands. All episodes will arrive on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

The Strays 

The main U.K. film for this month is The Strays, a psychological horror movie that stars Ashley Madekwe as Neve, who leads an idyllic life in the suburbs with her loving family and works a fulfilling job at a private school. But when she notices a strange man and woman appear unexpectedly at odd moments, she starts to doubt her sanity. The film debuts on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.


Oasis – There We Were…Now Here We Are 

With most of its U.K. content not arriving for another few weeks, Paramount+'s big British debut is Oasis – There We Were…Now Here We Are. The documentary follows the development and rapid rise of Liam and Noah Gallagher of Oasis from being a band practicing nightly in the Boardwalk to one of the biggest British bands of the last thirty years. The film debuts Wednesday, February 8, 2023.


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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