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We've been prowling the sale notices today, and we've found a number of deals that are sure to please British TV fans. If you find others, definitely let everyone know in the comments! We'll continue to update this post through the weekend as we find more great deals – so stay tuned, or follow us on Facebook for more updates!
British TV T-Shirts and Hoodies
Looking for something warm to wear while you watch British TV this winter? TeePublic is offering huge savings on all their designs this weekend, with basic t-shirts as low as $13. Hoodies are $35. The best part about British TV shirts is that they act as a beacon to other fans – so before you know it, you'll be standing in a checkout line somewhere discussing whether you prefer John Nettles or Neil Dudgeon in Midsomer Murders.
Pro tip: Their t-shirts run slightly small for women, and if you like a really soft, thinner t-shirt, upgrade to the tri-blend fabric.
British TV Book Sale
Naturally, we have to mention our Black Friday weekend sale – we've discounted everything but the nearly sold out, limited edition 2019 British TV Year in Review magazine (which arrives any day now and ships within the next week).
- Use code BOOKS20 to get 20% off single books
- Use code 5OFFBUNDLE to save $5 on any British TV book bundle we offer
Half-Off Channel Sale at Amazon
If you've been waiting to try out some of the channels over at Amazon, now's the time. They're currently having a half-off sale on a number of channels. It's not half-off forever, but you'll get the reduced price for the first three months of your subscription.It's worth noting these deals are only for new subscribers.
I've included all the channels below, but after that I'll talk you through the ones that might be of interest to British TV fans.
- BritBox – $3.49
- PBS Masterpiece – $2.49
- Sundance Now – $3.49
- Showtime – $5.49
- CBS All Access (commercial-free plan) – $4.99
- Noggin – $3.99
- Boomerang – $2.49
- NickHits – $3.99
- Shudder – $2.49
- MotorTrend On Demand – $2.49
- MTV Hits – $2.99
- PBS Living – $1.49
- PBS Kids – $2.49
- Epix – $2.99
- BET+ – $4.99
- Up Faith & Family – $2.49
- Comedy Central Now –
- Smithsonian Channel+ – $2.49
I doubt this one needs any introduction for most people here. BritBox is a joint venture between the BBC and ITV, and they generally have somewhere between 300-400 British programs available at any given time. Their subscription includes a number of British soaps, along with live specials for major events and royal celebrations – and of course, plenty of your standard mystery, drama, comedy, and lifestyle programs.
This is the other great win on this list. In recent years, a number of hit British shows have worked their way onto the PBS Masterpiece channel (and away from more mainstream services like regular Prime Video or Netflix). If you enjoy dramas – particularly period dramas – this is a fantastic subscription to pick up during this limited-time deal.
As much as I hate it when a single network breaks apart their offerings and makes you subscribe to two separate things, I can forgive this one because it's PBS. While PBS Masterpiece focuses on scripted, mostly dramatic programming, PBS Living is all about the documentary and lifestyle programming. Here, you'll find classics like the Great British Baking Show, History Detectives, Travel Detective, and This Old House. Most of the content is American, but there are some fantastic European (including British) travel shows and the quality overall is quite high.
Don't let the name fool you, there's quite a bit of good Britain-related content on this one. For Anglophiles, we recommend Aerial Britain, Apocalypse: The Second World War, Europe in Chaos, Inside Buckingham Palace, Inside Windsor Castle, Sacred Sites: Ireland, Million Dollar American Princesses: Meghan Markle, The King's Skeleton: Richard III Revealed, Aerial Ireland, Stonehenge Empire, World War II: Final Days, Britain in Colour, David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies, and Flying Monsters with David Attenborough. We've no doubt missed some good ones, but that should get you started.
We've talked about British shows on Sundance Now before, as they have quite a few great British shows and a good number of Australian ones, too. If you want to watch The Split, McMafia, Riviera, or Disccovery of Witches, this is the service you'll want. While most of their content is American, it's also a great source of documentaries and indie/artsy films if you enjoy those. While it's not necessarily worth an “all the time” subscription for most British TV fans, it can be a great value if you also appreciate the non-British content.
While Starz is far from exclusively British, they do have some shows that are very popular among British TV fans (though not necessarily British productions in all cases). Outlander, The Spanish Princess, Black Sails, and The White Queen are all available on Stars.
Showtime is another one that isn't necessarily worth it at full price if you just want British TV, but they've got The Tudors, Patrick Melrose, and Penny Dreadful, along with a handful of other shows and movies that might be of interest.
Whether you have an old smart TV that's about to lose the ability to stream Netflix, or you just need another device for your various home televisions, there are plenty of sales to be found.
Amazon has deep discounts on their Fire stick devices, but we will note that we give our strongest recommendation to Roku devices. Why? Aside from the fact that they're extremely user friendly and the remotes have great LARGE print for easy viewing, they also make it easier to subscribe directly with the services if you prefer to do so. Not every streaming service makes an Amazon channel, so you may find you have to subscribe to Prime Video as a prerequisite if you want to use the Fire devices. Fire sticks are also much more Amazon-centric, orienting everything around their content and their video offerings. It's not nearly as easy to search across services and channels as it is with a Roku. They're both great devices, we just feel the Roku has a solid edge over the Fire line of products.
Fire Streaming Device Sales
Over at the Roku Official Store, the Roku Ultra and Streaming Stick + are hugely discounted through December 2nd.
Anglotopia Black Friday Sale
Over at Anglotopia, they've put all in-stock merchandise on sale – no coupon codes needed. You can get more details about the sale HERE. If you've been meaning to pick up a copy of their 2020 calendar, they're currently on sale for $14.99.
What Are You Buying this Black Friday / Cyber Monday?
Are we the only ones who hear “Cyber Monday” and think “Cyber Men”? Surely not. Anyway, let us know in the comments what you're holding out for this weekend. If you've found deals we've missed, feel free to share!