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?

Penance
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In this tantalizing psychological thriller, a grieving mother's world is collapsing following the mysterious death of her son. The arrival of a handsome young man brings a spark of hope for the future of her household. But there may be more to him than meets the eye…

Safe House
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The enthralling second season of Safe House comes with a completely new cast and storyline but brings the same action and suspense. Stephen Moyer stars as charismatic yet impulsive ex-police officer who runs a police safe house, which stands on the wild and beautiful coastline of North Wales.

Loch Ness
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Set against Scotland’s hauntingly beautiful landscapes, this tense thriller follows Annie Redford, a small-town detective thrown into her first murder case. When more bodies turn up, the case swells to engulf the whole town. With grief, terror, and suspicion shattering her community, Annie must strive to expose a very real Loch Ness monster… Hiding in plain sight.

Close to the Enemy
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An all-star cast including Jim Sturgess, Alfred Molina, and Angela Bassett anchors this lavish British drama set in a bomb-damaged London hotel during the aftermath of WWII.

Cheat
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A four-part psychological thriller, Cheat sees two fiercely intelligent minds; one student, one teacher, at odds and unwilling to back down. What begins as a seemingly open and shut case of academic deception, quickly spirals into a devastating sequence of events that threaten to engulf them both.

The Cry
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When their newborn baby goes missing in a small town in Australia, young parents Joanna and Alistair are forced to face the unthinkable.

The Split
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If you loved The Good Wife, 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.

Liar
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Some secrets are meant to stay buried. The heart-pounding second season of Liar unearths new questions, new suspects, and new lies. The question is; who will you believe?

Raised by Wolves
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Created and written by bestselling author Caitlin Moran, this raucous, award-winning British comedy follows six socially-isolated, homeschooled siblings and their formidable single mother.

Striking Out
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Jump back into the fast-paced Dublin family court circuit. Corruption, betrayal, and lies fill the second season of Striking Out, where our favorite solicitor Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman) finds herself in over her head – both in and out of the courtroom.

Riviera
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The Riviera has never been so tempestuous… The dazzling second season picks up in the immediate aftermath of the explosive first season finale, where the Clios family is faced with the death of one of their own. Only this time, the blood is on Georgina’s hands.

Midwinter of the Spirit
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This spine-tingling supernatural mystery follows Merrily Watkins, one of the few women priests working as an exorcist in the UK. When the police ask for her assistance in a troubling murder investigation she soon finds herself embroiled in a battle with spirits beyond our realm.

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.

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!

Black Work
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This heart-pounding crime thriller follows Jo Gillespie; a police officer whose life is spun into disarray when her husband is found murdered in an abandoned warehouse. Her grief gives way to shock when she learns that he was doing black work - or working undercover - at the time of his murder.

Brief Encounters
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Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey) and Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders) star in this heartfelt drama about working-class women taking ownership of their lives, bodies, and independence. In the early 1980s, four women answer an ad for a sales job selling exotic lingerie and kick off a sexual revolution in their community.

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

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. Escape into a story of love, lust, desire and revenge which shows Victorian London in a way never seen before on screen.

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.

Fingersmith
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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. Starring Charles Dance and Sally Hawkins.