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British TV Channels on Sale (Acorn TV, BritBox, and More)

Every so often, Amazon runs a sale on channel subscriptions through their store - so if you time your memberships correctly, you can save quite a bit while enjoying some fantastic content. From now through July 17th, a number of channels are reduced to $.99/month for the first 2 months (and you can cancel online at any time from the "Memberships & Subscriptions" page of your account). In this post, we'll take a look at which channels are currently on sale + some viewing recommendations on...

Next week, British actress Celia Imrie will turn 72 on the 15th. To mix things up a little, we thought it might be fun to take a closer look at her life, her novels, and some of her acting work which is available to stream - especially since she's going to be starring in one of the biggest British films of the next couple years (more on that in a moment). Early Roles Upstairs, Downstairs - Though not a main character, you can spot a 22-year-old Imrie in the role of Jenny in the episodes...

In this edition of the BritishTV.com newsletter... A look at the new British TV shows premiering in July 2024 New & upcoming: A look at shows that have premiered in the last few days, or which are coming up in the next week or so British stars, American shows - 5 to check out Recent casting notices - a peek at what's in the works What we're... Watching: Season 3 of Professor T, along with season 2 of the Italian series Inspector Ricciardi Reading: Stateside by JD Kirk - it's hilarious but a...

In the last few years, we've received a lot of questions about how to watch British TV for free. The bad news is that if you want access to all the immediate premieres of the most popular shows, you're going to have to pay for at least a few streaming services. Your local public library might be able to hook you up with free access to some services/shows via Kanopy or Hoopla or an alternative, but they're somewhat limited (especially if you're a heavy viewer). The good news, though, is that...

Tomorrow (June 30th) will mark 12 years since the premiere of The Hollow Crown on BBC Two. Packed with some of the UK's finest acting talents - including Dame Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Stewart, Ben Whishaw, David Suchet, Julie Walters, Anton Lesser, Keeley Hawes, Samuel West, Jason Watkins, Adrian Dunbar, Paul Ritter, Geoffrey Palmer, and Jeremy Irons - the series offers film adaptations of a number of Shakespeare's history plays. Unlike many more recent...

Tomorrow (June 17th) will mark 27 years since the premiere of The Broker's Man, a crime drama in which Kevin Whately (Lewis) played an ex-detective turned fraud investigator for an insurance company. Aside from offering a unique twist on the usual crime/investigation genre, it offers an interesting look back at the UK of 25+ years ago. It also includes guest appearances from a number of faces you'll likely recognise - Jamie Glover (Agatha Raisin), Max Beesley (Hijack), Fay Ripley (Cold Feet),...

BREAKING (& DELIGHTFUL) NEWS: As we were preparing this email, we received an email from Acorn TV's PR department announcing that the Australian mystery-drama Darby & Joan has been commissioned for a second season. Easily one of Acorn's best original series, it stars Bryan Brown and Greta Scacchi as a former cop and English nurse who collide in the Australian outback and become entangled in a string of intriguing mysteries. According to their email, this is what we can expect from the...

Today marks 30 years since the premiere of Cadfael, which is especially neat because it was one of the earliest shows to get me hooked on British TV. As a teenager, I remember watching it on a 4.5-inch black and white TV screen built into a boombox (it was THIS model, if you're curious). What a treat to be able to watch it decades later in full colour on a 50+ inch screen! For those not familiar with Cadfael, the series was broadcast from 1994 through 1998, and it's based on the Cadfael...

There have been a lot of great British TV premieres in the US this month - from the Tattooist of Auschwitz on Peacock to Maryland on PBS to third seasons of both McDonald & Dodds on BritBox and The Outlaws on Amazon Prime. You can view our list of 31 US premieres HERE. But what if those aren't enough for you? We know a lot of our readers are in situations where they have a lot more time for TV than most - retirees, caregivers, people with mobility issues or illnesses, etc. And of course, some...

Today marks 10 years since the premiere of From There to Here, a period drama set against the backdrop of the 1996 IRA bombing of Manchester's city centre. The action follows the intertwined lives of the Cotton family. Philip Glenister (Life on Mars) stars as Daniel Cotton, a seemingly successful businessman who struggles to reconcile his fractured family and his double life. As the city rebuilds in the wake of the attack, Daniel grapples with secrets and lies that threaten to ruin everything...