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?

Des
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Starring David Tennant, Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous serial killers in UK history – Dennis Nilsen. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983.

River
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Starring Stellan Skarsgård and Nicola Walker, River is an intriguing and emotionally resonant crime drama. The story follows a brilliant police inspector John River, whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.

The Fall
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Starring Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Gillian Anderson, this gripping psychological thriller forensically examines the lives of two hunters… One a serial killer that stalks his victims at random and the other a high-powered detective superintendent brought in to catch him.

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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Divorce is only half the battle. The second season of The Split delves back into the world of a high-flying family of lawyers, where Hannah Stern is busy negotiating complex divorce cases whilst being confronted by difficulties in her own family.

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?

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.

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!

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.