Hulu Plus: An Underrated Source of British Television Shows

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british tv shows on hulu When it comes to British TV, nearly every real fan knows about Acorn. Most people also realize there's a fair bit of British programming on Netflix and Amazon, too. The one that surprises people time and time again, though, is Hulu Plus. Even though I've been using it for years, I sometimes forget to check it when I'm trying to find a place to watch a particular British show.

If you're not familiar with Hulu Plus, it's a subscription service that broadcasts current and past shows from a wide variety of channels. Both the BBC and ITV have listings on Hulu, and you can get access for as low as $7,95/month ($4 more if you want to skip commercials). Although the programming seems to rotate pretty regularly, here's what you can find right now.

BBC Worldwide

You can view the BBC Worldwide Hulu page here.

  • New Tricks
  • Scott & Bailey
  • Misfits
  • DCI Banks
  • MI-5
  • Lark Rise to Candleford
  • Horrible Histories
  • The Next Step
  • Robin Hood
  • Whitechapel
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Stella
  • Little Britain
  • Silk
  • Black Adder
  • Being Erica (Canadian)
  • Banished
  • Upstairs Downstairs
  • A Bit of Fry & Laurie
  • Coupling
  • Paradox
  • Rev.
  • Pramface
  • Emma
  • Bedlam
  • Sense & Sensibility
  • The Shadow Line
  • Intruders
  • Bleak House
  • Unle
  • Him & Her
  • Hunderby
  • The Aliens
  • Getting On
  • Daniel Deronda
  • Threesome
  • Cucumber
  • The Passing Bells
  • The Secret of Crickley Hall
  • Banana
  • Chickens
  • Gates
  • Bluestone 42
  • Up the Women
  • David Copperfield
  • Dead Boss
  • Oliver Twist
  • Nick Helm's Heavy Entertainment
  • Gigi: Almost American
  • Alan Carr: Chatty Man
  • Jane Eyre



To check out all the shows below (accurate as of 14 Dec. 2016), view the ITV Hulu page here.

  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • Miranda
  • Agatha Christie's Marple
  • Coronation Street
  • Vera
  • Prime Suspect
  • Blue Murder
  • UFO
  • Lost in Austen
  • Monroe
  • Thunderbirds
  • The Syndicate
  • Cold Feet
  • Cockroaches
  • The Take
  • All or Me
  • Dr. Zhivago

You can watch Hulu on your web browser, tablet, or phone – but you can also watch it on your television very easily with popular streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire Stick.

Have you tried Hulu for British programming yet? What did you think? For me, it's totally worthwhile, especially since I can also catch the occasional American show there, too. If you're not sure about the investment, though, you can always do a free trial.

1 Comment

  1. My wife and I are totally hooked on Netflix, Amazon Prime (+ Britbox), and wed have recently discovered the International section on HULU. There’s something about British and foreign mysteries that blows American bang, bang, shoot-em-ups away, They are more cereberal and character driven I guess. Plus there’s all the foreign scenery we are always up for more Shetland, have recently started watching Beck and love all the Scandanavian shows especially Midnight Sun, Perdida, Murders in Batz, Lost Cit of Z, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, The Worricker Trilogy, Maigret, An Inspector Calls, Tin Star, Death in Paradise, Witness, Lava Field, The Crownm, Stranger Things, Sherlock, Doctor Blake, The Method, Four Seasons in Havana, The Hippopotamus, Hotel Beau Sejour, Border Town, Wallander, Hemlock Grove, Father Brown and of course Midsomer Murders.

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