We’re suckers for a British accent, but there’s nothing more disappointing than stumbling upon a captivating series only to learn it’s not available to stream in the U.S. That’s why we rounded up ten binge-worthy BBC TV shows that you can actually watch internationally. From Broadchurch to Normal People, keep reading for all the details.
1. 'Peaky Blinders'
Meet the Peaky Blinders, a gang in Birmingham, England, run by Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy). His goal is to expand the family business via illegal bets, illicit firearms and plenty of shady deals. The show’s epic rock-and-roll soundtrack is just icing on the cake.
2. 'Killing Eve'
Eve (Sandra Oh) is a spy. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a skilled assassin. They both want each other dead. You do the math. (Bonus: The show is written and produced by Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.)
3. 'Normal People'
Based on the namesake novel by Sally Rooney, Normal People introduces viewers to Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). Although they grew up in the same town in Ireland, their different economic and social backgrounds complicate their years-long relationship.
4. 'Doctor Foster'
Dr. Gemma Foster (Suranne Jones) has a seemingly perfect life—that is, until she discovers her husband’s dark past.
5. 'World on Fire'
It tells the story of five ordinary people whose lives are intertwined by World War II. The historical drama draws inspiration from real-life events, like the Nazi invasion of Poland and the fall of Paris, to create an achingly beautiful story. Oh, and did we mention it stars Sean Bean (Ned Stark from Game of Thrones)?
6. 'The Great British Baking Show'
Contestants battle it out in a ten-week competition with the hope of becoming Great Britain’s best baker. Their amateur—but highly impressive—creations will make you wonder how far your “world-famous” lemon bars could take you.
When 11-year-old Danny is found murdered on the beach, Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) attempts to solve the case, despite her close relationship with the mourning family.
8. 'Call the Midwife'
The drama series, which is an adaptation of Jennifer Worth’s best-selling memoirs, takes place in London in the late ’50s and ’60s. It follows an eccentric group of midwives as they treat patients, all while navigating their own personal relationships.
9. 'The Fall'
The Fall is told from the perspective of two hunters—one is a serial killer (Jamie Dornan) and the other is a detective (Gillian Anderson). The show’s cat and mouse game will have you at the edge of your seat couch, and the Irish accents aren’t bad either.
The series puts a modern spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s renowned detective stories, following a war vet who crosses paths with the iconic Sherlock Holmes played by the incomparable Benedict Cumberbatch.
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