British Dramas

The U.K. nails these dark series every time. Maybe it’s all the black tea?

The U.K. nails these dark series every time. Maybe it’s all the black tea?

The Split
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If you loved The Good Wife and are a fan of Nicola Walker (UNFORGOTTEN, LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX), you’ll love The Split; an emotionally charged, fast paced, and masterfully acted drama that follows the Defoes - a family of all-female divorce court lawyers faced with mounting domestic issues both in and out of the courtroom.

Next of Kin
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In this acclaimed crime drama GP Mona Harcourt (Archie Panjabi) discovers that her brother has been kidnapped in Pakistan just as a terror attack rocks West London. The effects of this day will have dire consequences for her family and put her loyalties to the ultimate test.

McMafia
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McMafia journeys through a labyrinth of international criminals, money launderers, corrupt politicians and ruthless intelligence agencies.

Liar
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Following a seemingly innocent date between Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt, DOWNTON ABBEY) and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd, FANTASTIC FOUR), a series of volatile accusations capsize their lives.

Riviera
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This intoxicating thriller follows the moral descent of American art dealer Georgina Clios (Julia Stiles), whose idyllic life is shattered when her billionaire husband is killed in mysterious circumstances. But his death leads Georgina into the shadowy, criminal underworld that lurks beneath dazzling fortunes.

Born to Kill
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In this intense psychological thriller, a teenage boy tries to hide his psychopathic desires.

Rillington Place
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A tense thriller exploring the real life crimes of British serial-killer John Reginald Christie. With Tim Roth and Samantha Morton.

The Game
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In this 6-part series a team of British operatives must race to stop a Russian KGB boss from carrying out a deadly attack during the Cold War. With Tom Hughes, Jonathan Aris, Victoria Hamilton and Brian Cox.

Undeniable
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25 years ago, Jane saw a man killing her mother. Today, she's a well-adjusted wife and mother herself. While having a physical, she notices a doctor who looks like the killer and reports him. No one believes her - except one cop.

Crimson Petal and the White
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In this 4-part series the streets of London in the 1870s are anything but a safe place in this adaptation of Michel Faber's international bestselling novel which follows the story of Sugar, an unconventional and strong willed young prostitute and William Rackham, the reluctant heir to a perfume business.

Father & Son
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Michael O'Connor was a gangster. Now he's served his time and wants a fresh start. Unfortunately gun crime is rife, and Michael returns to England when his estranged son is in trouble. He is determined to avoid being pulled back into his old world. a 4-part series.

Law & Order: UK
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The English adaptation of your favorite courtroom drama swings this side of the Atlantic for the first time!

Fingersmith
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In this 2-part series from acclaimed novelist Sarah Waters comes this tale of dark deeds and intrigue, set in Dickensian London. It tells the story of two young women, one passion, mutual betrayal and final retribution.