British Lifestyle & Documentary Shows You Can Watch for Free

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Not everyone can afford to pay for a million different streaming services out there just to get their British TV fix – and even if you're able to, there are a surprising number of British TV shows that genuinely aren't available via any paid subscription services.

In this list, we'll take a look at a variety of British and British-adjacent (AU, CAN, etc.) docuseries and lifestyle shows you can watch on legal, free-with-ads streaming services. We do not include any of the sites with pirated shows people have stolen and uploaded. 

In case you're not familiar with some of the streaming services, we've included links for all of them here at the top:

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300+ British TV Lifestyle, History, and Documentary Shows You Can Watch for Free

British Lifestyle & Documentary Shows You Can Watch for Free 1
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100% Hotter

100% Hotter – 2016 to present – Subjects are given makeovers to enhance their attractiveness. Pluto

16 Kids & Counting – 2012 – Though the number of kids has increased in recent years (22 as of 2021), this series follows England’s fast-breeding Radford family. See also: 17 Kids & Counting, 18 Kids & Counting, and 19 Kids & Counting. Tubi

24 Hours in Police Custody – 2014 – This long-running docuseries goes behind the scenes at the Luton Police Station. Tubi

999 What’s Your Emergency? – 2012 – Take a look at what goes on behind the scenes when you dial 999 (the British equivalent of 911). Pluto, Tubi, Vudu, Filmrise, IMDb TV

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Aerial Britain

Aerial Britain – 2019 – Enjoy aerial scenery from England, Scotland, and Wales. Each episode has a theme – stately homes, work and industry, and spiritual locations. Tubi

Air Ambulance ER – 2014 – When terrain and road access make it hard for regular ambulances to reach an area quickly, air ambulance teams step in. IMDb TV, Tubi

The Almost Impossible Game Show – 2015 – Contestants attempt ridiculous challenges – among them, the tiny bike, dizzy hurdle, and “groin croissant”. Tubi, Pluto, IMDb TV

Animal A&E Ireland – 2010 – This series follows a team of emergency veterinary specialists who help animals in need of urgent care. IMDb TV

Animal Park – 2000 to 2018 – Presenters Ben Fogle and Kate Humble go behind the scenes at Longleat Estate and Safari Park in Wiltshire, telling the stories of the people and animals who make the park and home so unique. IMDb TV

Animal Rescue School – 2018 – Follow Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals candidates as they progress through the grueling 10-month training process. Tubi, Roku Channel

Animal Rescue Squad – 2007 – This series takes us along as professionals work tirelessly to rescue animals from dangerous situations. IMDb TV, Roku, Pluto

Anna's Wild Life – 2011 to 2012 – After buying a wildlife park with no actual experience in caring for wild animals, Anna and Colin are strangely surprised to find it's quite challenging to care for 100+ exotic creatures. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

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Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow – 1979 to present – Filmed at a variety of stately homes around the country, this series allows members of the public to bring in cherished items for expert appraisal. IMDb TV, Pluto, Tubi

Art Deco Icons: Britain's Bling and Glamour – 2009 – David Heathcote visits four Art Deco icons around Britain – Claridge's, London Transport HQ, Casa Del Rio (an art deco home in Devon), and The Orient Express (as it leaves Victoria Station for Venice). Tubi, IMDb TV

At Your ServiceIreland – 2016 – This documentary series takes a look at people who specialise in the lost art of service and hospitality. Tubi

Auction – 2010 – This series travels the world, looking at some of the most impressive items up for auction. Episodes feature everything from pop art in New York to the letters of Winston Churchill and a clear-out at Chatsworth. Roku Channel

The Auction House – 2014 – This series goes behind the scenes at Lots Road Auctions in London, where the hardworking staff does their best to find unusual items for wealthy clients. Endeavour fans will recognise Roger Allam’s voice doing the narration. Tubi

Baby Baby – 1997 – This documentary series follows couples as produce offspring in multiples. Tubi

Baby Beauty Queens – 2009 – This series follows three young girls, aged seven through nine, as they enter Britain’s very first pre-teen beauty pageant. Tubi

Baby Hospital – 2005 – This British reality series takes a look at growing families in a variety of different situations. Tubi

The Ballymurphy Precedent – 2018 – In August 1971, 10 apparently innocent Catholics were killed in Northern Ireland by an elite British Parachute Regiment. Officially, the British army claimed (and continues to claim) they were armed terrorists. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

Banged Up – 2008 – This series follows an experiment led by British Home Secretary the Rt. Hon David Blunkett. For 10 days, the empty Scarborough Prison is re-opened to take in a group of wayward teenagers. IMDb TV

Battle of Kings: Bannockburn – 2014 – King Robert the Bruce’s campaign against King Edward II of England culminated in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. This docudrama tells the story. IMDb TV, Vudu

Bear Grylls: Survival School – 2016 – Adventurer Bear Grylls takes a group of kids out to test their outdoor skills and teach them more about survival. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Crackle, Roku

Ben Earl: Trick Artist – 2013 – British magician Ben Earl shows off his skills in the art of deception. Pluto, Roku Channel, Tubi

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Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans – 2018 – Charlie Luxton and Sophie Morgan team up to help British homeowners taking on particularly ambitious projects. IMDb TV, Tubi

Big Bad Battles: Weekend Warriors – 2015 – This quirky reality series catches up with battle reenactors to see what life might have been like for soldiers in various conflicts. Pluto

The Big House Reborn – 2015 – This series follows National Trust conservators as they work on restoring The Mount Stewart House. IMDb TV

Bill’s Tasty Weekends – 2010 – Australian restaurateur Bill Granger travels the UK to find quick and delicious recipes. Pluto

Booze Britain – 2004 – In this series, the cameras follow hard-drinking Brits in a variety of locations, including Newcastle and Isle of Man. Tubi

Boozed Up Brits Abroad – This series follows a number of drunken British tourists as they embark on holidays and stag parties. Tubi

Brand New House on a Budget – 2014 – This show features home makeovers on a budget. Tubi

Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Our Past – 2011 – Dan Cruickshank and Charlie Luxton follow along with the reconstruction of historic British buildings. Tubi, Pluto

Bridges that Built London – 2012 – This hour-long special examines London's great bridges. IMDb TV

Britain’s Best Bakery – 2012 to 2014 – Experts travel Great Britain in search of the best independent bakeries. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

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Britain's Most Historic Towns

Britain’s Most Historic Towns – Professor Alice Roberts visits some of Britain’s most interesting historic towns and cities. Pluto

British Inland Waterways with John Noakes – 2015 – Presenter John Noakes takes us on a canal boating journey across six British counties. IMDb TV

British Royal Heritage: The Royal Kingdom – 2004 – This series looks at the historic relationships between the British royals and the ancient kingdoms of Sussex, East Anglia, Wessex, and Kent. IMDb TV, Tubi

Brushstrokes: Every Picture Tells a Story – 2013 – British art critic Waldemar Januszczak dives into the stories behind four works from Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Dobson. IMDb TV

Build a New Life in the Country – 2005 to 2010 – This series follows families as they relocate to the countryside and build new lives. Pluto, IMDb TV, Tubi

Build a New Life in the Country Revisits – 2007 – This programme is a follow-up to the last entry on this list, revisiting families who have relocated to the British countryside. Tubi

Cars, Cops, & Criminals – 2008 – The Association of Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service fights vehicle-related crimes in Great Britain. Tubi

Cash Cab – 2006 – When unsuspecting members of the public are picked up by the cash cab, they get the opportunity to play along and potentially win thousands of pounds. Tubi, Roku Channel

Catherine’s Family Kitchen – 2018 – Chef Catherine Fulvio celebrates traditional Irish cooking. Tubi

Celebrity Restaurant in Our Living Room – 2010 – This version of Restaurant in Our Living Room features celebrities to make things a little more interesting. Tubi

Celtic Britain – 2000 – This docuseries takes a look at Celtic history in Scotland, Wales, and elsewhere in the British Isles. IMDb TV

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The Celts: Blood, Iron, and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver

The Celts: Blood, Iron, and Sacrifice with Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver – 2015 – Alice Roberts and Neil Oliver examine the origins of the Celts in this three-part documentary. IMDb TV, Filmrise

Chef’s Protégé – 2014 – This BBC Two series follows three Michelin star chefs as they return to their old schools and choose protégés to train. IMDb TV, Tubi

Children’s Hospital – 1993 – The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital opens its doors to let viewers see the challenging work they do. Tubi

Choccywoccydoodah – 2011 – This now-defunct Brighton bakery was once famous for its quirky cakes, attracting a slew of celebrity clients. Tubi

Classic Mary Berry – 2018 – In this series, famed British chef Mary Berry travels around England, cooking dishes inspired by the various locales she visits. This includes ethnically-diverse South London, the classic British countryside, and even Port Isaac on the Cornish coast (aka Portwenn from Doc Martin). IMDb TV, Pluto

Comfort Eating – 2017 – Comedian Nick Helm goes on the road seeking out Britain’s best comfort foods in Islington, Camden, Leeds, Brighton, Berlin, St. Albans, Paris, Little Europe, Peckham, Essex, Soho, Wales, Notting Hill, Glasgow, and Borough Market. IMDb TV, Tubi

Cook Yourself Thin UK – 2007 – This series focuses on helping Brits lose weight by transforming unhealthy dishes into healthier choices. Tubi

The Cops – 2018 – Follow British cops equipped with body cams as they keep peace in Great Britain. IMDb TV

The Crest – 2019 – Two cousins meet for the first time in Ireland to celebrate their shared heritage and love of surfing. IMDb TV, Tubi, Vudu, Roku Channel

Crime Secrets – 2013 – This fascinating series takes a look at the tricks criminals use to separate victims from their money and possessions. IMDb TV, Roku Channel, Vudu, Tubi, Filmrise

Crimes That Shook Britain – 2008 – This true crime series takes a look at some of the most horrifying crimes committed in Great Britain. IMDb TV, Tubi

Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot – 2016 – Famed ballerina Darcey Bussell looks back at the life of Margot Fonteyn. Tubi

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David Jason's Secret Service

David Jason’s Secret Service – 2017 – Sir David Jason hosts this fascinating docuseries about Britain’s history of espionage. Tubi, Pluto, Roku Channel

David Suchet: In the Footsteps of St. Peter – 2014 – David Suchet (Poirot) hosts this series in which he attempts to learn more about the life of St. Peter. Tubi

Derek Acorah’s Ghost Towns – 2013 – This paranormal investigation show takes you around England with host Derek Acorah. IMDb TV, Tubi

Dermot Bannon’s Incredible HomesIreland – 2018 – Irish architect Dermot Bannon travels the world to show us a variety of incredible and luxurious homes. IMDb TV, Tubi

Derren Brown: Hero at 30,000 Feet – 2010 – English mentalist Derren Brown takes a group of average people on an extraordinary journey. Tubi

Derren Brown Investigates – 2010 to present – English mentalist Derren Brown takes a look at extraordinary claims around the world. Pluto, Tubi, Crackle, Roku Channel

Derren Brown: The Experiments – 2011 – English mentalist Derren Brown uses a variety of tricks and suggestive techniques to convince people they have no fear. Crackle, Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto

Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery – 2013 – English mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown bets a renowned art collector he can steal a valuable painting from under his nose. Pluto, Tubi

Design DoctorsIreland – 2018 – This series helps Irish homeowners make their homes more attractive. IMDb TV, Tubi

Designer Darlings – This series follows the Bassi family as they run a business selling expensive clothing to parents who don't mind spending a fortune to keep their kids looking fashionable. Tubi

The Detectives –2015 to 2017 – More true crime than mystery, this documentary series follows a special sex crimes unit in the Greater Manchester Police. IMDb TV, Tubi, Vudu

The Detectives: Murder on the Streets – 2017 – With unprecedented levels of access, this series takes a look at the activities of Manchester’s homicide detectives as they work complex cases over the course of a year. Pluto, Tubi

Diana: The New Evidence – 2017 – This documentary takes a look at new evidence in the case of Lady Diana’s death. IMDb TV, Tubi

Discovering the World – 2019 – London-based Belgian journalist Pierre Brouwers travels the world, going beyond the typical tourist attractions. Though the British Isles don’t factor in too heavily, one episode does visit Scotland. Tubi

Distraction – 2003 to 2004 – Comedian Jimmy Carr hosts this game show in which contestants attempt to answer questions while being distracted in a variety of gross, humiliating, or otherwise intense ways. Pluto

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The Dog Rescuers

The Dog Rescuers – 2017 – Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek, QI) appears in this series about dog rescues around the UK. Tubi, Pluto, Roku Channel, IMDb TV

Dog School – This series takes a look at what British dogs get up to at day care while their humans are at work. Tubi, Pluto

Donal MacIntyre: Breaking CrimeIreland – 2015 – In this series, Donal MacIntyre takes a look at youth crime and what causes it. IMDb TV

Double Your House for Half the Money – 2012 – British families see their homes transformed. Tubi, Roku Channel

Drag Queens of London – 2014 – This docuseries follows the fabulous lives of some of London’s most talented drag performers. Pluto

Drop Zone – This British competition show puts contestants through a variety of physical and mental challenges in exotic locations. Pluto

Edwardian Farm – 2010 – In this series, the creators of Victorian Farm turn their attention to the Edwardian period, looking at the way farming life looked a little more than 100 years ago. Tubi

Emergency Firefighters – 2005 – This series takes a look at the intense, demanding situations encountered by the Avon Fire and Rescue Service. Tubi

England’s Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey – 2018 – Historian Helen Castor guides us through this documentary series about Lady Jane Grey, the young woman who served as first reigning queen of England. Though she had a reputation as one of the most learned young women of her time, her reign would last just nine days and end in tragedy. IMDb TV

Escape to the Country – 2002 to present – Each episode follows a different set of homebuyers looking to leave crowded areas and find new homes in the British countryside. IMDb TV, Roku Channel

Extreme A&E – 2012 – This graphic series follows top paramedics as they deal with major emergencies around the world – including an episode in London. Vudu, Tubi

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Fake or Fortune brings a touch of class to Netflix

Fake or Fortune? – 2011 to present – Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce present this series in which they attempt to authenticate potentially significant works of art. Tubi, Roku Channel

The Farmer’s Country Showdown – 2016 – This celebration of rural Britain shows off farming families and the events that show off their hard work. Tubi

Farm Fixer – Ireland – 2012 – This show visits struggling small farms around Ireland and attempts to help them improve their situations. IMDb TV

Fat Love – 2015 – This series explores the world of feederism and the love of big women. It follows a British man as he ventures to America, citing a lack of sufficiently obese women back home. Tubi

Fat Men Can’t Hunt – 2008 – Four overweight British men and women are taken to the African desert to try out the hunter-gatherer diet. Tubi

Fifth Gear – 2002 to present – This series talks cars, offering reviews, close-up looks, and industry information. Pluto

Fill Your House for Free – 2013 – Kirstie Allsopp and her team help people outfit their homes with freecycled goods. Pluto

First Homes – This series focuses on first-time homebuyers around the UK, with locations including Glasgow, Chester, and Northampton. Tubi

The French Collection – 2016 to present – British bargain hunters visit the antique markets of France in search of deals. Tubi

The F Word – 2005 to 2010 – This reality series sees Gordon Ramsay preparing a three-course meal at the F Word Restaurant while interacting with guests and celebrities. Tubi, Roku Channel, IMDb TV, Crackle

Gangs of Britain – 2013 – Martin and Gary Kemp visit a number of cities around Great Britain to investigate their histories with organised crime. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Roku Channel

Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld – 2009 – This true-crime series takes a look at some of the world’s most notorious gangsters. Pluto, Tubi

George III: The Genius of the Mad King – 2017 – This documentary takes a look at the newly-unlocked personal papers and documents of King George III. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

George Clarke’s Old House New Home – 2016 to present – George Clarke visits historic homes around the UK, helping their owners find ways to adapt them to the needs of modern life. Pluto

Getting the Builders In – 2017 – In this series, teams of builders pitch to win a variety of construction and renovation jobs. IMDb TV, Roku Channel, Tubi

Gordon Behind Bars, aka Ramsay Behind Bars – 2012 – Gordon Ramsay goes behind bars to help a group of prisoners start a bakery. Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto, IMDb TV

Gordon’s Great Escape – 2011 – Gordon Ramsay takes on the challenge of South East Asian cooking. Tubi, Pluto, Filmrise, IMDb TV

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Grand Designs

Grand Designs – 1999 to present – Kevin McCloud follows people as they attempt to build their dream homes. IMDb TV, Tubi, Crackle, Roku Channel

Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands – 2013 to 2016 – Paul Murton guides us around some of Scotland's most beautiful islands. IMDb TV

Great British Menu – 2006 to present – Some of Britain’s top chefs compete for a chance to help prepare part of a banquet for some highly-esteemed guests. Tubi, Pluto

Great British Railway Journeys – 2010 to present – Former MP Michael Portillo guides us on journeys around Great Britain’s railway system. Roku Channel

Great British Waste Menu – 2010 – This series follows some of Britain’s top chefs as they examine the problem of food waste and create a banquet from discarded food. Pluto

Greatest Gardens – 2015 – This series seeks out the best private gardens in Northern Ireland. IMDb TV

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The Great Gardens of England

The Great Gardens of England – 2007 – Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of some of the finest gardens in England. IMDb TV

The Great Hip Hop Hoax – 2013 – This documentary tells the story of two Scottish students who faked American accents and identities in pursuit of rap careers in California. IMDb TV

Grow, Cook, EatIreland – 2019 to present – This Irish series is designed for people who don’t know much about gardening, but want to try growing something they can eat. IMDb TV, Tubi, Roku Channel

Growing Old Disgracefully – 2014 – This series takes a look at British OAPs (old age pensioners) living it up in their later years. From the elderly swingers to the 70-year-old clubbing grandpas, you’ll get a look at Brits who are determined not to take old age lying down. Tubi

Guy Martin: Industrial Wonders – 2011 – Guy Martin celebrates the best of the Industrial Revolution by getting involved with six large restoration projects. Pluto

Guy Martin: Spitfire Restoration – 2014 – Guy Martin helps restore one of the world’s most iconic planes. Pluto

Guy Martin’s Wall of Death – 2016 – British racer Guy Martin takes on his most extreme world record attempt, defying gravity on the largest Wall of Death ever made. Pluto

Guy Martin vs. The Robot Car – 2017 – British racer and mechanic Guy Martin takes a closer look at the world of autonomous vehicles. Pluto

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Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure

Hairy Biker’s Asian Adventure – 2014 – The Hairy Bikers embark on a road trip to visit the birthplaces of some of our favourite Asian foods. Crackle, Roku Channel

Hairy Biker’s Best of British – 2011 to 2013 – The Hairy Bikers set off to prove that British food is a lot better than its reputation. Pluto

Hairy Bikers’ Chicken & Egg – 2016 – The Hairy Bikers explore some of the world’s most-loved recipes involving chicken and eggs. Crackle, Roku Channel

Harrow: A Very British School – 2013 – This reality series follows the education of posh young men. IMDb TV, Filmrise

Harry’s Arctic Heroes – 2011 – Britain’s then-prince Harry takes a team of wounded soldiers to Antarctica. Pluto

Helicopter ER – 2016 to present – This series follows the doctors and paramedics of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Tubi, Pluto

Helicopter Search & RescueIreland – 2016 – Watch real-life rescues by some of Ireland's most important rescue services – the Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI, Mountain Rescue Teams, Cork Fire Brigade, and the Irish Naval Services. IMDb TV

Hell's Kitchen – 2004 to 2009 – This series pits prospective chefs against one another, with the winner getting a head chef position. Pluto, Vudu, Tubi, Filmrise, Crackle, Roku Channel, IMDb TV

Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History – 2014 – Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb tells the story of the love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Pluto

Hidden Europe – 2002 – British zoologist Bobbie Fletcher travels Europe in search of overlooked places and rare animals. Tubi, Filmrise, IMDb TV

Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home – 2013 – Suzannah Lipscomb takes a look at the hidden dangers that could have been deadly in Victorian homes. Tubi, Roku Channel

Historic Hauntings (aka Castle Ghosts of England) – 1995 – Robert Hardy (All Creatures Great & Small) narrates this set of spooky stories about British ghosts. IMDb TV

History Cold Case – 2010 to 2011 – Professor Sue Black and her team use modern forensic techniques to examine the remains of the past. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

The Hollies: Look Through Any Window – 2011 – This documentary takes a look back at one of the most successful British bands of the 1960s and 70s. IMDb TV, Vudu, Tubi, Filmrise, Roku Channel

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Home of Fabulous Cakes

Home of Fabulous Cakes – 2013 – In this brief series, Leicestershire baker Fiona Cairns shares some of her top cake baking secrets. Royal fans will likely remember Ms. Cairns as the creator of the lovely eight-tiered cake for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge back in 2011. She doesn't attempt anything quite so massive in this series, opting instead for practical tips any baker can put to use in their own confections. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

Homes by DesignCanada – 2007 – This show takes a look at extraordinary homes around North America and Europe, including some properties in England and Scotland. Tubi

Honey, I Bought the House – 2014 to 2017 – Sally Lindsay (Mount Pleasant) hosts this series that forces couples to race against time to find the perfect home. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Vudu, Roku Channel

The Hotel – 2011 – This hilarious docu-series follows overconfident hotelier Mark Jenkins as he attempts to work in a variety of hotel settings. Hugh Bonneville (Downtown Abbey) narrates series two through four. Tubi

The House that 100k (GBP) Built – 2016 – Homes are expensive in the UK, but this series takes a look at people building homes from scratch – and on a budget. Tubi

The House that 100k Built: Tricks of the Trade – 2015 – This series takes a look at some of the low-cost building and renovation methods used to create really amazing spaces on a budget. IMDb TV, Tubi

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How the Victorians Built Britain

How the Victorians Built Britain – 2018 – Michael Buerk hosts this series about the many elements of modern Britain that were put in place by the Victorians. Tubi

Husbands from Hell – 2019 – Marrying a British man isn’t all charming accents and afternoon teas. This series takes a look at some of the worst husbands in the nation. Tubi

Idris Elba: King of Speed – 2013 – Idris Elba explores the world's greatest raceways, contemplating the question of why we're so obsessed with speed. In his quest, he travels from London to America to Finland. IMDb TV, Vudu, Tubi, Pluto

The Impressionists – 2015 – British art critic Waldemar Januszczak travels around the world investigating the great Impressionists. IMDb TV

Inside the Ambulance – 2016 to 2018 – In this series, an ambulance is rigged with cameras to offer a new perspective on the lives of paramedics in the West Midlands region of the UK. IMDb TV, Tubi

Inside the Billionaire’s Wardrobe – 2016 – Reggie Yates traces the path from animal to closet, investigating whether “sustainable killing” can clear a buyer’s conscience. IMDb TV

Inside the Tower of London: Crimes, Conspiracies, Confessions – 2017 – This four-part series goes into the gruesome history of the Tower of London. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Roku Channel

Inventions that Built Our World – 2017 – This documentary looks at a variety of inventions that shaped history. Tubi

Ireland’s Greatest Robberies – Jim McCabe presents this look at some of the most ambitious robberies to occur on Irish soil. IMDb TV, Pluto

The Irish Pub – 2013 – This documentary explores the history and culture of pubs in Ireland. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Roku Channel

The Island with Bear Grylls – 2014 – Adventurer Bear Grylls puts 13 British men and women on an island to see if they can survive for 6 weeks. Tubi, Pluto

It Came From Connemara – 2017 – In the mid-1990s, legendary Hollywood producer Roger Corman decided to open a production studio in Ireland. In the following years, he would make numerous feature films using an Irish crew (and a fair bit of funding from the Irish government). This documentary looks at Corman’s work in Ireland. IMDb TV

James & Thom's Pizza Pilgrimage – 2017 – James and Thom travel around Italy to learn about pizza, and even sell a bit of it on the street in London. Tubi

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James Martin: Home Comforts

James Martin: Home Comforts – 2014 to 2016 – British chef James Martin tackles dishes suitable for the typical home cook. Tubi, Pluto

James Martin Home Comforts at Christmas – 2015 – British chef James Martin offers tips for a low-stress Christmas celebration. Tubi

James Martin's Mediterranean – 2011 – James Martin shows off what might be the best job in the world as he sails around the Mediterranean and eats…a lot. Tubi

James Martin's United Cakes of America – 2012 – British chef James Martin travels the United States in search of cake. Tubi

James May's Man Lab – 2010 to 2013 – James May sets out to teach modern men a few useful skills. Tubi, Roku Channel, IMDb TV

James May's Toy Stories – 2009 to 2014 – James May sets out on a mission to get kids away from screens and back to classic toys. Tubi, Roku Channel, IMDb TV

The Joy of Techs – 2017 – A technophobe and a technophile join forces to test some of the world's top gadgets. Rather than simply grabbing an iPhone and reviewing it, they put the products into taxing real world situations. They attempt to destroy indestructible gadgets, navigate the French Alps, survive off the grid, and romance women, among other things. IMDb TV, Crackle

Julius Caesar with Mary Beard – 2018 – Historian Mary Beard reveals new insights on Julius Caesar and how he rose to power. IMDb TV

Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen – 2018 – This documentary looks at how Kate Middleton rose from her well-above-average-but-not-noble circumstances to become a much-loved member of the British royal family. IMDb TV, Tubi

Kids on the Edge – 2015 – This three-part series takes a look at families involved with the Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service, the NHS's gender identity clinic for children with gender dysphoria. Tubi

Killer Roads – 2011 – The UK has a number of dangerous roads that host more than their fair share of devastating accidents. Tubi

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Kitchen Nightmares

Kitchen Nightmares – 2007 to 2014 – Acclaimed British chef Gordon Ramsay hosts this series in which he visits struggling American restaurants and spends a week trying to help them be more successful. IMDb TV, Vudu, Tubi, Filmrise, Pluto, Crackle, Roku Channel

Ladette to Lady – 2008 – This series follows a group of young women as they attend a finishing school to teach them proper etiquette, deportment, and elocution. Tubi

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – 2013 – This documentary takes a look at who Anne Boleyn really was, and why her life had to end in such a tragic, violent way. IMDb TV

Laura McKenzie’s TravelerUnited States – 2002 – Though not a British series, this one features three episodes set in the British Isles – London, Dublin, and Edinburgh. Tubi, Pluto, Vudu

Legends of King Arthur – 2001 – This series takes a look at the enduring appeal of Arthurian legend. IMDb TV, Filmrise, Roku Channel, Vudu, Tubi, Pluto

Len and Ainsley's Big Food Adventure – 2015 – Two celebrities go on a culinary road trip of Britain. IMDb TV

The Life & Crimes of William Palmer – 1998 – Based on a true story, this miniseries tells the story of Victorian doctor and murderer William Palmer. IMDb TV

Life on Marbs – 2015 – This British reality series follows a group of young people who live and party in Marbella, Spain. Tubi

Lily Allen: From Riches to Rags – 2011 – This documentary series follows early-2000s pop singer Lily Allen as she and her sister launch a fashion line in London. IMDb TV, Tubi

Living in the Shadow of World War II – 2017 – World War II affected more than just the people on the battlefield. Back home, the war cast a shadow over nearly every aspect of day-to-day life. This series takes a look at the ways the war affected people on the homefront. IMDb TV, Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto

Living the Tradition: An Enchanting Journey into Old Irish Airs – 2017 – This documentary takes the viewer on a journey into the world of traditional Irish music. IMDb TV

Location, Location, Location – 2000 to present – This popular, long-running British house-hunting show has hosts Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer helping guests find the right house in the right location. Tubi

Lord Montagu – 2015 – Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey fans will enjoy this documentary on one of 20th century England’s most controversial aristocrats. Tubi, IMDb TV, Vudu, Pluto

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Love London

Love London – 2015 – A London taxi driver and a young Londoner travel the city to learn its secrets. IMDb TV, Pluto, Roku Channel

Made Over By – 2016 – This series sees experts transforming the looks of some of the UK’s most fashion-challenged residents. Tubi

Make Me Perfect – 2006 – This series uses major cosmetic intervention (including surgery) to help people feel better about their appearances and get over past traumas. Tubi

Make My Home Bigger – 2015 – Jonnie Irwin follows along as people seek to enlarge their homes. Tubi, Vudu

Man & Beast with Martin Clunes – 2012 – Animal lover and actor Martin Clunes sets out to explore the relationship between man and beast. IMDb TV

Manet & the Birth of Impressionism – 2009 – British art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes a look at the difficult artist who is often cited as the father of Impressionism, despite the fact that he intentionally distanced himself from the movement. IMDb TV

The Man Who Cracked the Nazi Code – 2018 – This documentary celebrates the awkward but brilliant man, Alan Turing, whose work helped to make the D-Day landings possible. IMDb TV, Pluto, Tubi

The Man Who Killed Richard III – 2015 – This documentary attempts to prove that King Richard III was killed by Welshman Sir Rhys ap Thomas of Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire. Richard III's death paved the way for the Tudor monarchy, thus giving Britain its current queen. Many believe we owe ap Thomas a debt of gratitude for that reason, and though a strong case can be made, it's impossible to be 100% certain he was the one who committed the act of regicide. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Filmrise, Roku Channel

Marco’s Great British Feast – 2008 – Chef Marco Pierre White travels around Britain sourcing some of the best and most unique local ingredients (including gull eggs). Tubi

Married to a Celebrity – 2017 – This series takes a look at the worst things about being married to a celebrity. Tubi

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Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs

Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs – 2010 – Martin Clunes takes a closer look at how and why we’ve decided to share our lives and homes with dogs. IMDb TV, Filmrise, Roku Channel

Martin Clunes & a Lion Called Mugie – 2014 – Martin Clunes travels to Kenya to meet an orphaned lion cub brought to the Kora National Reserve. IMDb TV, Filmrise

Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower – 2010 – Doc Martin star Martin Clunes investigates man's relationship with horses. IMDb TV, Filmrise, Roku Channel

Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing – 2012 – Martin Clunes travels to the Indian Ocean to find out about the challenges facing lemurs. IMDb TV, Filmrise

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Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites

Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites – 2014 to 2015 – Britain’s favourite home cook shares some of her absolute favourite recipes from a lifetime of cooking. Tubi, Pluto

Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking – 2015 – Mary Berry offers tips and demonstrations for simple, foolproof recipes anyone can attempt. Tubi

Masterpiece – 2018 – Alan Titchmarsh stars in this series about antiques enthusiasts attempting to separate trash from treasure. Tubi

Meet the Romans – 2012 – British historian Mary Beard takes us along on a deep dive into what life was like during the Roman Empire. IMDb TV, Pluto

Michael McIntyre: Chat Show – 2014 – Comedian Michael McIntyre takes the interviewer’s seat in his own chat show. Pluto

Michael McIntyre: Showtime – Comedian Michael McIntyre performs live in London. Pluto

Missing Persons UnitAustralia – 2006 to 2009 – This series uses footage captured over months of investigative work to show what happens when someone goes missing. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

Modern Irish Food: Kevin DundonIreland – 2013 – While there's just one episode of this one, it's great if you want to learn how to tackle oven baked lobster with mustard cream sauce, seared fillet beef and blue cheese salad, apple tart, or potato pie. Tubi

Most Haunted – 2002 to present – Yvette Fielding leads this paranormal investigation series that primarily focuses on the UK and Ireland. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Filmrise, Roku Channel

Mummy’s Little Murderer – 2013 – This true crime documentary tells the story of Elliot Turner, a boy whose mother helped him cover it up when he murdered his girlfriend. IMDb TV, Vudu, Filmrise

My Flat Pack Home – 2010 to 2012 – This British series takes a look at unusual prefab homes and the people who buy them. Tubi

My Kitchen Rules UK, aka MKR + UK – 2017 – This British cookery show looks for the UK’s top home cooks. Pluto, Tubi

My Life on a Plate – 2014 – A variety of notable Brits like Mary Berry and Nigel Havers take a look back at their lives and the foods that accompanied them. Tubi

My Pet Shame – 2010 – Joanna Page of Gavin & Stacey presents this series about Britain’s most embarrassing pet problems. Tubi

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Nature's Treasure Islands

Nature’s Treasure Islands – 2014 – Stewart McPherson attempts to become the first person to visit all 14 British Overseas Territories. Along the way, he shares loads of beautiful flora and fauna. IMDb TV, Pluto

New Scotland Yard Files – 2020 – This reality series talks with real Scotland Yard detectives to hear how they caught killers. Tubi, IMDb TV

Nick Knowles: Original Home Restoration – 2014 – This series follows families as they renovate their historic homes. Tubi, Vudu, Roku Channel

Nigel Slater Eating Together – 2014 – Nigel Slater explores modern British home cooking with basics like noodles, soup, custard, and hotpots. Tubi, Pluto

No Ordinary Party – 2011 – This series takes a look at incredible and extreme parties in the UK – including a puppy party, a naturist party, and a fetish party in Edinburgh. Tubi

Older Than Ireland – 2015 – This series interviews 30 Irish centenarians to build a living history of modern-day Ireland. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

One Born Every Minute – 2010 to 2018 – This popular documentary series highlights the drama of one of the most ordinary things people do – giving birth. Focusing on the human stories behind each situation, you'll see both the highs and lows of what happens in a maternity hospital. IMDb TV, Tubi

One Born Every Minute UK: What Happened Next? – 2011 – This series follows up with families from One Born Every Minute, seeing how life is going for them after the birth of their children. Tubi

One Night Stand with Anne Sibonney Canada – 2014 – This Canadian food and travel series includes an episode in Glasgow. IMDb TV

The Only Way is Essex – 2010 to present – Proof that British TV isn’t all thoughtful dramas and intelligent mysteries, this reality series follows a group of wild young people living in Essex. Pluto, Tubi

On the Whisky Trail: The History of Scotland’s Famous Drink – 2003 – Learn more about the history of whisky and how it’s made. Tubi, Vudu

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Oxford Street Revealed

Oxford Street Revealed – 2017 – This series takes a closer look at one of the UK’s most famous streets. Tubi

Oz & James’s Big Wine Adventure – 2007 – Wine expert Oz Clarke takes a wine-tasting trip to France with James May. Tubi

Park Life: London – 2016 – This program takes a look at London's Hyde Park through the seasons. Tubi

Pawnbrokers – 2010 – Take a look inside Uncles, a crazy British pawn shop that’s been in business for three generations. IMDb TV

Personal Services Required – 2007 – Two well-off families seek someone to manage their households. Tubi

Phil’s Empty Homes Giveaway – 2011 – Phil Spencer helps convince property owners to renovate their empty homes and let them out to Britain’s homeless. Pluto

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Posh Neighbours at War

Posh Neighbours at War – 2016 – This series takes a look at the multi-million pound disputes between London neighbours as they embark on messy and noisy building projects in cramped quarters. IMDb TV

Queen Victoria's Letters: A Monarch Unveiled – 2014 – This series takes a look at Queen Victoria through her correspondence and writings. IMDb TV, Tubi, Roku Channel

Quizeum – 2018 – Griff Rhys Jones stars in this quiz show set at some of the most remarkable museums in Britain. Tubi

Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet – Ireland – 2017 – Irish celebrity chef conquers the perfect desserts for a variety of everyday occasions. Pluto, IMDb TV

Rachel Allen: Easy MealsIreland – 2011 – Irish chef Rachel Allen focuses on meals anyone can replicate in their homes. Pluto, IMDb TV

Rachel Allen Home CookingIreland – Irish chef Rachel Allen goes into the home kitchens of well-known chefs to see how they operate when they’re at home. Tubi

Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries – Ireland – 2012 – Chef Rachel Allen offers tips for cakes of all types. Pluto, IMDb TV

Rachel Allen’s Dinner Parties Ireland – 2010 – Irish chef Rachel Allen shows viewers how to throw the perfect dinner party. Tubi

Rachel Khoo’s Cosmopolitan Cook – 2014 – Rachel Khoo takes us on a culinary tour of some of Europe’s most exciting cities. Pluto

Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London – 2014 – London-born chef Rachel Khoo goes back to London to explore the food scene and offer tips on how to create great British meals at home. Pluto

Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne – British chef Rachel Khoo immerses herself in the food culture of Melbourne, Australia. Pluto

Ramsay’s Best Restaurant – 2010 – Gordon Ramsay hosts this reality series which pits some of England’s best restaurants against each other. Tubi, Pluto, Roku Channel, Filmrise, IMDb TV

The Real Middle Earth – 2007 – Sir Ian Holm narrates this look at the buildings and places that helped shape J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

Remarkable Places to Eat – 2018 – Top chefs in England walk us through some of the best dining experiences in the world, visiting Venice, Edinburgh, Paris, and San Sebastian. Tubi, Roku Channel, IMDb TV

Renaissance Unchained – 2015 – British art critic Waldemar Januszczak explores the history of the Renaissance throughout Europe. IMDb TV, Pluto

Restaurant in Our Living Room – 2010 – In each episode, two couples turn their homes into restaurants and compete for the best takings. Tubi, Filmrise, IMDb TV

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Restoration Home with Caroline Quentin

Restoration Home – 2010 – Actress Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek, Blue Murder) hosts this series about restoring neglected historic homes around Britain. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

Restoration Man – 2014 – Architect George Clarke helps people all over the UK as they take on ambitious renovations and transformations of unique and historic spaces. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

Restoration Man Best Builds – 2014 – George Clarke looks at a number of his favourite dramatic building transformations, including old churches, industrial conversions, and towers – including one in the Outer Hebrides islands of Scotland. Tubi, IMDb TV

Retail Therapy – 2011 – This series follows Brits who need serious help as they embark on a shopping excursion. Tubi

Richard Wilson On the Road – 2014 – Richard Wilson (One Foot in the Grave) takes a trip around Britain with only his antique Shell travel guides to help him. Pluto, Tubi

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Rococo Before Bedtime

Rococo Before Bedtime – 2014 – British art historian Waldemar Januszczak examines the history and grandeur of the Rococo period. IMDb TV

Roman Britain: From the Air – 2014 – Christine Bleakley and Dr. Michael Scott check out remnants of Roman Britain that can be seen more clearly from the air than the ground. IMDb TV, Tubi

Rome: The World’s First Superpower – 2014 – Larry Lamb (Gavin & Stacey) travels to Rome, Pompeii, Sicily, France, and Tunisia to talk to experts and examine the thousand-year story of the Roman Empire. IMDb TV, Pluto

Room to Improve – 2013 to 2019 – Irish architect Dermot Bannan travels Ireland helping people create their dream homes. IMDb TV, Tubi

Ross Kemp: Back on the Frontline – 2011 – Actor Ross Kemp returns to Afghanistan in 2011 to find out how things have changed since 2001 and 9/11. IMDb TV, Pluto

Ross Kemp in Afghanistan – 2007 – Ross Kemp joins his father’s old regiment and heads to Afghanistan to serve on the front line. Pluto

Ross Kemp: Middle East – 2010 – Ross Kemp offers insight into the conflict in the Middle East. Pluto

Ross Kemp: Return to Afghanistan – 2009 – Ross Kemp and his team visit Britain’s frontline in Helman province, Afghanistan, offering a view of what it’s really like to fight the Taliban. IMDb TV, Pluto

Royal Britain: An Aerial History of the Monarchy – 2013 – Learn a bit of history while getting aerial views of the places the British royals have called home. IMDb TV, Tubi

Rubens: An Extra Large Story – 2015 – British host Waldemar Januszczak takes a look at the world of Sir Peter Paul Rubens. IMDb TV

Rugged Wales – 2014 – Iolo Williams (Winterwatch) takes us on an interesting tour of Wales and its landscape. Pluto

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Salvage Hunters

Salvage Hunters – 2011 to present – Salvage hunter Drew Pritchard criss-crosses the UK in search of incredible finds at sales and antique markets. Pluto, Roku Channel, Crackle

Saving Poundstretcher – 2017 – This series follows life at Poundstretcher (a UK budget chain) as a new CEO comes in to turn the business around. Tubi

Scarlet Woman: The True Story of Mary Magdalene – 2017 – British art historian Waldemar Januszczak takes a look at how faith and art come together in portrayals of Mary Magdalene. IMDb TV, Vudu, Tubi, Pluto

The Science of Thrills – 2016 – British engineer Rob Bell helps us understand the science behind some of the world’s greatest theme park rides. Crackle

Scotch: A Golden Dream – 2019 – Jim McEwan takes us on a journey through Scotland to learn more about Scottish whisky. Tubi, Pluto

Scotch! The Story of Whisky – 2015 – This short series takes a look at the history and science of the Scottish whisky industry. Tubi, Roku Channel, IMDb TV

Scottish Myths and Legends – 2007 – From the Loch Ness monster to the shape-shifting kelpies, this programme takes a look at the legends of Scotland. Tubi

Secret Dealers – 2010 – Antique dealers go into private homes and bid on items they would like to own, allowing homeowners to choose between sentimental attachment and financial gain. Pluto, Tubi

Secret Eaters – 2012 to 2014 – Anna Richardson and her team help overweight people find the problems in their eating habits. Tubi

Secret Gardens of England – 2005 – Alan Titchmarsh visits eight lesser-known gardens of England, including Hestercombe House, Brook Cottage, Cobblers on the Kent, and the Kensington Roof Garden. IMDb TV

The Secret History of the British Garden – 2015 – Gardening expert Monty Don takes a look at the stories behind four of Britain's most famous gardens, digging deep for the details that tell us how British gardens have changed in the last 400 years. Pluto

Secret Life of the Holiday Resort – 2017 – If you enjoyed Benidorm, you may also enjoy this reality series about what goes on behind the scenes at a Spanish all-inclusive resort that caters to British families. Tubi

Secret Nature – 2004 – This series opens up Oxford Scientific Films’ archives to take a look at some of the most difficult animals to capture on film. IMDb TV, Pluto

Secrets of the Irish LandscapeIreland – 2018 – Presenter Derek Mooney travels around Ireland and Europe to piece together the history of Ireland’s landscape and how it came to be. IMDb TV, Tubi

Secrets of the Stones – 2018 – This two-part series dives into the history and archaeology of Ireland. Tubi

The Shelbourne HotelIreland – 2016 to 2017 – This reality show takes us behind the scenes at one of Dublin's poshest hotels. IMDb TV, Tubi

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Shoreline Detectives

Shoreline Detectives – 2017 to 2019 – Dr. Tori Herridge and her team of historians and archaeologists explore seabeds and sand banks to find remnants of Britain’s history. IMDb TV, Tubi

Small Animal Hospital – 2014 – This series follows the action at the Small Animal Hospital at the University of Glasgow. Tubi

Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa – 2002 to 2006 – Although not exclusively about Great Britain, this series includes episodes in London, the London countryside, Dublin, Ireland’s West Coast, Bath, South Wales, Edinburgh, and St. Andrews (not to mention a lot of other lovely cities around the world). IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto, Vudu

Snog Marry Avoid? – 2008 – This reality series offers help to women who’ve gone overboard with things like fake tanner and hair extensions. Tubi

Snowdonia 1890 – 2010 – Two families live as though they were 19th century farmers on Mount Snowdonia in Wales. IMDb TV, Tubi

The Special Needs Hotel – 2015 – On the Somerset coast, a grand Victorian hotel trains special needs individuals for careers in hospitality. IMDb TV

Speed with Guy Martin – 2013 to 2016 – Motorcycle racer Guy Martin performs a variety of speed challenges. Pluto, Tubi, Roku Channel

Spendaholics – 2005 – This show follows a variety of Brits with major spending problems and the debt to match. Tubi

The Story of London – 2014 – Six episodes walk us through different sites in London. IMDb TV, Pluto, Roku Channel

The Story of Tea: The History of Tea & How to Make the Perfect Cup – 2007 – Though it's a single-episode documentary, we thought this one worthy of inclusion. It's a great look at the history and appeal of tea. Roku, Vudu, Tubi

Street Hospital – 2013 – This series follows paramedics as they deal with some of the wildest emergencies the UK has to offer – stag parties gone wrong, births in nightclub basements, and so, so many drunks. Roku Channel, Tubi

Streetmate – 2017 – Scarlett Moffatt hits the streets to help singles find matches based on first impressions. Tubi

Supersized Hospital – 2010 – This two-part series takes a look at the opening of the New South Glasgow Hospital, the largest medical campus in Western Europe. IMDb TV, Tubi

Supersize vs. Superskinny – 2008 to 2014 – Each episode of this show features an overweight person and an underweight person, offering professional help as they swap diets. Tubi

Super Sleuths: Midsomer Murders – 2006 – With interviews from investigative writers, fellow members of the cast and crew, crime writers, and criminologists, this documentary takes a look at how Inspector Barnaby solves crimes on Midsomer Murders. Pluto

Surgery School – 2010 – Follow the lives of 10 junior doctors setting out as surgical trainees. IMDb TV

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Terry Jones Great Map Mystery

Terry Jones' Great Map Mystery – 2008 – Monty Python star Terry Jones travels around Britain to see if it's still possible to follow the earliest roadmaps of Wales. IMDb TV, Pluto, Filmrise, Roku Channel

Thelma's Big Irish Communions – 2015 – A dressmaker explores the world of Irish Catholic Holy Communion celebrations – and the dresses that go along with it. Tubi

This is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper – 2000 – This short series is a dramatisation of the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper murders of the 1970s, and the effect it had on the man who led the enquiry. IMDb TV

Time Team – 1994 to 2014 – A group of archaeologists travel around Britain working on different excavation sites. IMDb TV, Tubi, Roku Channel

To Build or Not to Build – 2013 – This series follows people who’ve decided to build their own homes, watching as they learn the necessary skills and battle with their local councils to get the proper permissions. Tubi

The Toilet: An Unspoken History – 2012 – This quirky programme takes a look at toilets throughout the ages. IMDb TV

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Tony Robinson's Gods & Monsters

Tony Robinson's Gods and Monsters – 2011 – Tony Robinson explores the dark corners of Britain's history, including witches, human sacrifice, demons, and sprites. IMDb TV, Tubi

Total Wipeout – 2011 – This British game show sees guests attempting to complete obstacle courses to win cash prizes. Tubi, Pluto, Roku Channel

Tower Block Kids – 2017 – In an attempt to house their poor, the UK built more than 4000 bleak tower blocks. This is the two-part story of kids growing up in those buildings. Tubi

Trauma Rescue Squad – 2017 – Britain’s toughest medics are ready to go when the worst disasters strike. Tubi

Treasure Houses of Britain – 2011 – This series travels around Britain, exploring the history and architecture of some of the island's greatest estates. IMDb TV

Trolley Dollies – 2002 – This docu-soap features the lives of a charter flight crew that travels to some of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. IMDb TV

Trouble in Poundland – 2017 – The modern economy challenges businesses of all types, and this series looks at what Poundland is doing to survive. Tubi

Truckers: Eddie Stobart – 2010 to 2014 – Excerpted from Eddie Stobert: Trucks & Trailers, this observational series explores the world of Eddie Stobart’s UK-based logistics company as they tackle tough and interesting journeys. Pluto

The Tube: Going Underground – 2016 – This documentary gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to keep the Tube functioning. IMDb TV

Tudor Feast – 2007 – This documentary sees historians and archaeologists weighing in on what it would be like to host a lavish Christmas dinner suitable for Queen Elizabeth I. Tubi

Unreal EstateAustralia – 2015 – This series takes a look at some of the most incredible and over-the-top homes in Australia, along with the extravagant folks who live in them. Tubi, Pluto, IMDb TV

Valentine Warner’s Coast to Coast – 2011 – Valentine Warner takes a trip around the UK to help transform the way we think about fish. Pluto

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David Tennant in Very British Problems

Very British Problems – 2015 to 2016 – This hilarious program interviews celebrities about the cultural quirks of being British. IMDb TV, Tubi, Filmrise, Pluto, Roku Channel

Victorian Farm – 2009 – On the Acton Scott Estate in rural Shropshire, things continue as they might have been more than 100 years ago. See also: Victorian Farm Christmas Special. Tubi

Walking Through History With Tony Robinson – 2013 to 2015 – Tony Robinson selects long walks around Britain for their combined scenery and historic merits. IMDb TV

Walks with My Dog – 2017 – British celebrities like John Nettles and Robert Lindsay explore the countryside with their dogs. Pluto, Tubi, IMDb TV, Roku Channel

Wedding SOS – 2008 – A top British wedding planner helps couples whose weddings seem doomed. Tubi

Welcome to Mayfair – 2015 – This series takes a look at the people who live in London’s Mayfair neighbourhood. Pluto

What Happens in Sunny Beach – 2013 – This series follows young Brits as they holiday at the seaside resort of Sunny Beach in Bulgaria. Tubi

What the Neighbours Did – This show follows Brits as they renovate spaces in their homes. Tubi

Whisky: The Islay Edition – 2010 – This special takes a look at what goes on at Islay, the Scottish capital of whisky. IMDb TV, Tubi

Wild Animal Rescue – 2016 – This series follows animal rescue missions to some of the wildest places on the planet. Tubi, IMDb TV, Pluto

William & Kate: A Royal Love Story – 2010 – This documentary follows the courtship and engagement of Will and Kate. Pluto, Tubi, Roku Channel, Vudu

Windsor Castle: After the Fire – 2006 – This one-hour program goes into the aftermath of the fire at Windsor Castle. IMDb TV, Tubi, Pluto

The Witness – 2016 – This suspenseful documentary takes a look at the Kitty Genovese murder – the shocking case where 38 witnesses watched a woman get stabbed to death during an hour-long attack. IMDb TV

Young, Free, & Single – 2015 – Attractive British singles are paired up in hopes of finding real connections. Tubi

Young, Rich, and Househunting – 2010 – This house hunting show focuses exclusively on young buyers at the upper end of the British home market. These lucky buyers are largely financed by relatives. Tubi

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The Yorkshire Vet

The Yorkshire Vet – 2015 to present – This engaging series follows the staff of Skeldale Veterinary Centre as they work with the animals. Tubi, Roku Channel, Pluto, IMDb TV

 

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