The best British series streaming on Showmax

The best British series streaming on Showmax

How many of these gems have you watched? Discover a treasure trove of the best British series that are currently streaming, and embark on a binge-session that will leave you wanting more.

Whether you want a British crime series, a British drama, a British comedy or a British thriller, these are all ready for a bloody brilliant BAFTA-worthy binge-session on Showmax. The Sixth Commandment, for example, was just named Best Limited Drama at the 2024 BAFTAs, with Timothy Spall winning Leading Actor, and Black Ops earned Gbemisola Ikumelo the Female Performance: Comedy award. Other 2024 BAFTA nominees on Showmax include Nolly, which saw Helena Bonham Carter up for Leading Actress, and The Lovers, which had Roisin Gallagher up for Female Performance in a Comedy.

Boiling Point S1 on Showmax

Boiling Point S1

Based on the hit UK movie, this high-intensity culinary drama sees a head chef battle to forge a name for a new London restaurant

Alex Rider S3 on Showmax

Alex Rider S3

A thrilling British spy series based on the novels of the same name by Anthony Horowitz. Alex Rider is an ordinary teenager enlisted to work for MI6, where he uses skills he didn’t know he had to become an extraordinary spy.

Gbemisola Ikumelo as Dom and Hammed Animashaun as Kay in Black Ops

Black Ops S1

Fans of buddy cop comedies like 21 Jump Street will enjoy this hilarious comedy series. Two community support officers are recruited into a dangerous undercover operation to infiltrate a London drug gang.

Everything I Know About Love on Showmax

Everything I Know About Love S1

Based on Dolly Alderton’s hilarious memoir, this is the platonic love story of 20-something childhood friends Maggie and Birdy as they move into their first grown-up house-share in London with their two friends from university.

Ten Pound Poms - Season 1 on Showmax

Ten Pound Poms S1

In post-war Britain, a group leave for Australia. The Roberts family tries to make the best of their situation, but life at the shelter tests them.

The Sixth Commandment on Showmax

The Sixth Commandment S1

Follow the events that unfolded after the real-life deaths of Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin in a Buckinghamshire village.

Jessica Barden as Emma in You & Me S1 on Showmax

You & Me S1

Can three people who have experienced tragedy find hope and love again in the future, or will the past always hold them back?

Time S2 on Showmax

Time S2

A tense and gritty British prison anthology series that looks at a new scenario of life in prison. Season 2 focuses on a women’s prison.

The Lovers is on Showmax

The Lovers

A dark comedy series about an unexpected love story between a foul-mouthed supermarket worker and a political television broadcaster.

Malpractice S1 on Showmax

Malpractice S1

When the death of an opioid overdose victim occurs on a battle-hardened doctor’s nightmare shift, the grieving family demands an enquiry.

SAS Rogue Heroes on Showmax

SAS Rogue Heroes S1

Follow how the world’s greatest Special Forces unit, was formed under extraordinary pressure in the darkest days of World War Two.

Annie Conlon (KATHERINE DEVLIN), Grace Ellis (SIÂN BROOKE), (Tommy Foster (NATHAN BRANIFF) in Blue Lights S1 on Showmax

Blue Lights S1

Rookie police officers Grace, Tommy and Annie tackle criminal gangs, undercover agents and their own communities in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The Diplomat is on Showmax

The Diplomat

Laura Simmonds and her Barcelona Consul colleague and friend Alba Ortiz fight to protect British nationals who find themselves in trouble in the Catalan city.

Six Four S1 on Showmax

Six Four S1

In this dark, book-inspired story of kidnapping, corruption and betrayal, the O’Neills search for their missing daughter, exposing a shocking cover-up.

Rain Dogs is on Showmax

Rain Dogs S1

HBO’s dark comedy is an unconventional love story between a working-class single mum, her young daughter and a privileged gay man.

The Suspect is on Showmax

The Suspect S1

Doctor Joseph O’Loughlin appears to have the perfect life. But nothing can be taken for granted, as his seemingly flawless life is about to unravel.


Maternal S1

This intense British drama has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, and follows three doctors returning to frontline medicine after maternity leave.

Helena Bonham Carter as Noele Gordon (Nolly) in Nolly S1 on Showmax

Nolly S1

Follow the reign and fall from grace of the real-life inimitable soap star Noele Gordon in this gorgeous British drama series.

Dreamland is now on Showmax


The family dynamic of pregnant Trish, her two sisters, and their mother is threatened by the arrival of their other sister Mel.

Angela Black is on Showmax

Angela Black

Trapped in her marriage, Angela is approached out of the blue by Ed, a private investigator, who spills her husband’s darkest secrets.

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