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Peacock is becoming an increasingly popular streaming service in the US, and while you'll find that most of the content is American, they do have some British shows and American shows with British stars. Below, we've gathered up the shows likely to be of interest to British TV fans.
Please keep in mind that this list is current as of early June 2021. We do our best to update these types of posts when possible, but depending on when you arrive, there could be a couple that have been removed or added to the service.
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Which British TV Shows are on Peacock?
Though we don't want anyone to feel limited by the separation, we've put the shows intended for very young children in their own category. There's absolutely nothing wrong with adults watching cartoons, of course, but we figured it might be easier on the parents and grandparents this way.
British TV Shows on Peacock: Teens & Adults
The Affair – United States – 2014 to 2019 – A man (Dominic West) and woman (Ruth Wilson, Luther) have an affair that leads to a complex series of events.
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour – United States – 1962 to 1965 – Alfred Hitchcock hosts this classic mystery and thriller anthology series.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents – United States – 1955 to 1962 – The English master of suspense hosts this anthology series full of mystery and murder.
Brave New World – United States – 2020 – The dystopian series takes place in a futuristic World State where citizens are genetically modified and the social hierarchy is determined by intelligence. Harry Lloyd stars as Bernard Marx (Game of Thrones), and Jessica Brown-Findlay (Downton Abbey) plays Lenina Crowne.
The Capture – 2019 – Holliday Grainger (C.B. Strike) stars in this series about a detective who uncovers a massive conspiracy while investigating the charges against a British soldier.
Case Histories – 2011 to 2013 – Based on the Jackson Brodie novels by Kate Atkinson, this Edinburgh-based series features a tough guy PI with a heart of gold.
Chancer – 1990 to 1991 – Clive Owen plays Stephen Crane, a schemer who takes advantage of opportunities using manipulation and misdirection. As a young business analyst/con man in London, he's called in to help save a struggling motor company.
Code 404 – 2020 – When the talented detective John Major (Daniel Mays, Good Omens) is killed during a sting operation, he’s brought back as part of an experimental project. Understandably, the newly-revived detective is intent on finding his killer.
Departure – 2019 – This series follows the mystery of the disappearing passenger flight 716.
Downton Abbey – 2010 to 2015 – This popular period drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants during the early 1900s.
Escape to the Chateau – 2016 to 2019 – This British reality series follows Dick Strawbridge and Angela Adoree as they buy and renovate the 19th century Château de la Motte-Husson in Martigné-sur-Mayenne, France.
Escape to the Chateau DIY – 2018 to present – This Escape to the Chateau spinoff follows a variety of British families who are renovating French chateaux. Dick Strawbridge narrates, and he and his wife offer up advice to others following in their footsteps. Seasons 4 and 5 arrive on June 1.
The Fall – 2013 to 2016 – Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey) star in this series about a senior investigator who goes head-to-head with a serial killer who’s attacking young professional women in Belfast.
Harry Potter Films – 2001 to 2011 – Though not a television series, the eight films account for 1179 viewing minutes – far exceeding many TV shows. Based on the insanely popular children’s book series by JK Rowling, the films follow the young Harry Potter as he heads off to wizarding school and encounters a variety of foes.
Hell's Kitchen – 2004 to 2009 – This series pits prospective chefs against one another, with the winner getting a head chef position.
Hitmen – 2020 – This comedy follows two best friends who have fallen into a career in contract killing. Mel Giedroyc (Spies of Warsaw) and Sue Perkins (The Great British Baking Show) star.
Homefront – 2012 – This dramatic miniseries follows the lives of the wives and girlfriends of soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
Intelligence – 2020 – An NSA agent joins forces with a computer analyst to establish a new cyber crimes department in the UK. American David Schwimmer (Friends) stars. Season 2 arrives on June 17.
More Manners of Downton Abbey – 2016 – Alastair Bruce interviews Downton Abbey cast members and looks at the social rules of early 1900s Britain.
Murder, She Wrote – United States – 1984 to 1996 – British-born Angela Lansbury stars in this classic series about a novelist who seems to encounter murder everywhere she goes.
Noughts & Crosses – 2020 – Based on the Malorie Blackman novel of the same name, this series is set in an alternate reality where black “Cross” people rule over white “Noughts”. Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders) and Masali Baduza (Trackers) star as Callum and Sephy, an interracial couple whose romance leads them into danger.
The Saint – 1962 to 1969 – Roger Moore stars as Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer who travels the world solving crimes and engaging in all manner of secret agent hijinks. Though the settings are occasionally exotic, nearly every episode was filmed at a studio in Hertfordshire using “blue-screen” technology. The series was based on the Simon Templar novels by Leslie Charteris. See also: The Saint: The Fiction Makers (1968)
Save Me – 2018 – Lennie James and Suranne Jones star in this series about a man who will do anything to find his missing daughter.
We Are Lady Parts – 2021 – This Channel 4 series follows the adventures of an all-female Muslim punk band in London. Arrives on June 3.
Wolfblood – 2013 – Wolfblood teenagers have a number of heightened abilities, but their powers also bring danger and a need for secrecy.
British TV Shows on Peacock: Young Children
Fifi & the Flowertots – 2006 to 2010 – This British stop-motion children’s show follows a group of flower characters on their adventures in the garden.
Legend of the Dragon – 2005 to 2008 – This British-German animated series begins when a previous Golden Dragon has passed on to the afterlife and a couple of 17-year-old twins are next in line for the Golden Dragon power band. When the band chooses brother Ang over his twin sister Ling, they become enemies.
Little Charley Bear – 2011 to 2015 – This 3D/CGI-animated series follows the adventures of a little bear who likes to pretend. The series is narrated by James Corden.
Maisy – 1999 to 2000 – Based on the book series by Lucy Cousins, this animated series follows the lives of Maisy Mouse and her friends. They make noises instead of speaking, and a narrator explains the action and communicates with the characters.
Noddy’s Toyland Adventures – 1992 to 2000 – This series follows the adventures of a little wooden doll who lives in Toyland and drives a taxi. He spends much of his time getting in trouble and trying to earn money. The series is based on the Noddy stories by Enid Blyton. See also: Noddy in Toyland and Make Way for Noddy.
Postman Pat – 1981 to 2007 – This stop motion series follows the adventures of postman Patrick Clifton and his cat Jess as they deliver the post around the valley of Greendale. While he does his job honourably, he’s often distracted by the problems of people he encounters on his route. See also: Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service.
Raa Raa the Noisy Lion – 2011 to 2018 – This stop motion series follows a group of animals as they go on adventures in the Jingly Jangly Jungle.
Roary the Racing Car – 2007 to 2010 – Join in on the adventures of five racing vehicles: Roary, Maxi, Drifter, Cici, and Tin Top. This series is set around the fictional Silver Hatch racing circuit, and most of the action takes place in the pits and workshop.
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