The best British series streaming on Showmax

The best British series streaming on Showmax

How many of these gems have you watched? They’re among the best British series currently streaming, and they’re all ready for a bloody brilliant binge-session on Showmax.

Jodie Turner-Smith in a red dress on a throne, in Anne Boleyn on Showmax

Anne Boleyn

The second wife of Henry VIII has to fight for her marriage, her position as Queen of England … and her life.

Keeley HAwes and Lee Ingleby in Crossfire a British tv series on Showmax


A spine-chilling BBC miniseries that follows a family vacation that turns into horrific turmoil after a shooting at a resort.

This England S1

This England S1

A gripping British series that charts the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK under Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The Bay S1-3

The Bay S1-3

Marsha Thomason steps into the lead in Season 3 as DS Jenn Townsend, who investigates the death of a promising young boxer.

His Dark Materials S1-3

His Dark Materials S1-3

As the events of Philip Pullman’s book The Amber Spyglass unfold, Lyra and Will journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned.

Gentleman Jack S2

Gentleman Jack S2

Yorkshire, England, 1832. Anne Lister will do whatever it takes to save her legacy, and that includes marrying well – but not to a man. 

Showtrial S1

Showtrial S1

The stakes are high in this compelling British crime drama. A once high-flying solicitor is flung back into the spotlight when she defends the chief suspect in a high-profile murder trial.

Industry is on Showmax

Industry S1-2

Created by former bankers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, the new HBO series follows a group of young finance graduates in London as they work hard and party harder. 

The Responder

The Responder

An embattled first responder tackles a series of night shifts in Liverpool while trying to keep his head above water personally and professionally.



An enthralling British crime miniseries starring award-winners Olivia Colman and David Thewlis. A mild-mannered British couple becomes the focus of an investigation when two dead bodies are found in their backyard.

This is Going to Hurt

This is Going to Hurt

Ben Whishaw drives this cheeky, witty UK dramedy. It is an honest depiction of life as a junior doctor on the labour wards, from the hilarity and heart-lifting highs to the gut-wrenching lows.

Time starring Sean Bean is streaming on Showmax

Time S1

A prisoner consumed by guilt, an officer with an impossible choice. What does it take to survive? A tense story of punishment and principles.

Game of Thrones S1-8

Game of Thrones S1-8

Game of Thrones may be over, but there are eight seasons to enjoy from the beginning. If you missed this global hit, binge-watch it. 

Honour S1

Honour S1

This biographical drama starring Keeley Hawes shines a light on honour killings by following a real-life case in the UK in 2006.

The North Water

The North Water

Colin Farrell and Jack O’Connell drive this dark, twisted mini-series. A disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s doctor on a whaling expedition is introduced to a harsh, terrifying world.

The Pembrokeshire Murders

The Pembrokeshire Murders

In this British crime drama, a cop races against time to gather evidence against a suspected serial killer as the date of his release from prison approaches. Based on a true story. 

Cheaters S1

Cheaters S1

A sexy, messy and hilarious BBC comedy. A chance meeting after a cancelled flight leads to an unlikely night of drunken airport-hotel sex between two strangers. Both are in relationships and will unknowingly soon be neighbours.



DCI Amy Silva investigates a death on a nuclear submarine in this gripping British crime drama about a Navy and security services cover-up. 

CB Strike: Lethal White

CB Strike: Lethal White

A gritty, British crime drama about a private detective and his assistant investigating the apparent ritual killing of a young girl.

Smother S1

Smother S1

Secrets, family and murder drive this thrilling British crime drama. A woman’s husband is found dead near the cliffs in County Clare the morning after a family party. But who might be responsible?

Love reality series?

The Bachelorette S19 is on Showmax

The Bachelorette S19

The 2022 edition of the fan-favourite reality dating show sees not one but two gorgeous women looking for love.

Jojo Robinson in The Real Housewives of Durban

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 3: Has Jojo had enough of the drama?

In episode 8 of The Real Housewives of Durban S3, Jojo walks away from her cast mates during a heated argument with Annie. 

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Sorisha stars in The Real Housewives of Durban S3

The Real Housewives of Durban S3: Sorisha and Nonku’s argument

In episode 7 of The Real Housewives of Durban Season 3, Sorisha and Nonku argue about who Sorisha flew with to Jojo’s Drakensberg getaway.

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Sipho and Ntombi during Diary session in Makoti Are You The One?

The most entertaining moments so far in Makoti, Are You The One?

In Makoti, Are You The One?, four women from different backgrounds prep for their 21-day stay with their in-laws. Will it lead to marriage?

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Makoti, Are You The One? is streaming on Showmax.

Makoti, Are You The One?

Makoti, Are You The One? follows four women as they move into their potential mother-in-law’s home before they marry their son.

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Nonku on The Real Housewives of Durban S3

The Real Housewives of Durban S3: Nonku is not ready for marriage

In episode 6 of The Real Housewives of Durban Season 3, Nonku has a heart to heart with her mom about the new man in her life.

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This Body Works For Me S1

Seven women in the adult entertainment industry let us in on their careers, families and personal lives in this 18LN reality show.

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Contests line up in Survivor SA S9: Return of the Outcasts on Showmax

Survivor SA S9: Return of the Outcasts

Twenty returning players from all seasons of Survivor South Africa reunite and reignite their flames to take home double the prize money!

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