16 of the Best New British TV Shows Premiering in February 2024 (US)

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Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Stefanie Hutson

BritBox and Acorn TV may be the big names in British TV streaming, but each month, new shows roll out across a wide variety of services.  For that reason, we like to make it a little easier each month by looking at which brand new shows are premiering across the major US streaming services. By that we mean only those shows which:

  • Had their original UK premiere within the last year or so
  • Are showing in the US for the first time on a streaming service.

Prefer to see the comprehensive monthly premiere lists for Acorn TV and BritBox (the two services with the most consistent British TV releases)? Check them out below:

The 16 Best New British TV Shows Premiering in February 2024 (US Services)

Three Little Birds comes to BritBox on February 1st

Three Little Birds (2024)

Three Little Birds follows the adventures of Leah and Chantrelle, sisters from the St Anne’s district of Jamaica, and their virtuous, bible-loving acquaintance Hosanna. The series opens as they board a ship bound for a new life in the UK, and it was inspired by Sir Lenny Henry's mother’s stories of emigrating from Jamaica in the 1950s to Great Britain, where she established her lifelong home and family.

Premiered February 1st on BritBox.

Africa Rising with Afua Hirsch premieres February 1st

Africa Rising with Afua Hirsch (2023)

In this docuseries, journalist Afua Hirsch visits Africa to meet young people who are reinventing the culture.

Premiered February 1st on BritBox.

Bad Education returns for season 5 on February 7th

Bad Education, Season 5

This Jack Whitehall-created series returns for another “reboot” season with a new generation of kids at Abbey Grove. There, they study under the watchful eye of headteacher Hoburn (Vicki Pepperdine, Getting On). 

Catch up on previous seasons HERE. Premiered February 7th on BritBox. 

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One Day

One Day (2024)

Fans of Poldark and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries will be pleased to see Eleanor Tomlinson and Essie Davis popping up in this Netflix miniseries based on David Nicholls' 2009 novel of the same name. Leo Woodall (The White Lotus) and Ambika Mod (This is Going to Hurt) play the leading roles of Emma and Dexter, a couple who meet for the first time on the night of their graduation from the University of Edinburgh. From there, their romance plays out over the next couple decades.

Premiered February 8th on Netflix.

Without Sin premieres on Acorn TV on February 12th

Without Sin (2022)

This four-part thriller explores the relationship between a grieving woman, Stella (Vicky McClure, Line of Duty) and the man she believes to have murdered her daughter. All episodes will premiere on February 19th.

Premiered February 19th on Acorn TV.

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Sunderland ‘Til I Die. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

Sunderland ‘Til I Die

This popular football docuseries returns for a third season, this time with a new manager attempting to improve the club's situation. 

Premiered February 13th on Netflix.

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise, Season 13

DI Neville Parker returns for another round of sunshine and murder in the latest season of Death in Paradise. Recent seasons have seen some slightly grittier storylines, and the new season is no exception (though we won't include any spoilers here). This season's episodes include the poisoning of a celebrity chef, Commissioner Patterson's 50th year of police service, cryptocurrency, and guest appearances from people like Ellie Haddington (Hilda Pierce in Foyle's War), Hayley Mills (Wild at Heart), and Sean Maguire (Grange Hill).

Premiered February 15th on BritBox. Catch up on previous seasons HERE


Vigil: Season 2

The new series of this police procedural moves the action from a submarine to dry land, with the action set in both Scotland and the Middle East. When a combat drone is compromised and soldiers are killed, DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones, Gentleman Jack) and DI Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie, Game of Thrones) are tasked with investigating.

Premiered February 15th on Peacock.

The BAFTAs come to BritBox February 18th

EE BAFTAs Film Awards 2024 

David Tennant hosts this year's BAFTAs in celebration of the UK's best cinematic achievements. 

Premiered February 18th on BritBox.

The Madame Blanc Mysteries | Photo Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/AcornTV

Madame Blanc Mysteries, Season 3

Season 3 of this popular, France-based (but English-language and filmed in Malta) cosy mystery kicked off with a Christmas special back in December. Now, the series continues with a two episode premiere and additional single episodes weekly. 

The series follows Jean, an antiques dealer whose husband was found dead in the south of France on his way back from a routine buying trip. She soon discovered he'd left her penniless, and she headed down there to unravel the mystery of his death and her newfound poverty. Along the way, she meets new friends and builds a life that's full of fun, adventure, and a bit more than her fair share of homicide.

Premieres on Acorn TV as follows:

  • February 19th: Episode 2 – Caron enlists Jean’s help when a Marine biologist dies after finding a rare gold coin. Who would kill him and is there more treasure to find under the sea? 
  • February 19th: Episode 3 – When Gloria discovers a man with a fencing foil stuck in his chest, Jean investigates and soon discovers that it’s not just any murder. It’s about honor.
  • February 26th: Episode 4 – An innocent lady is shot holding a bag from Brodeur and White containing a rare book. Will the origin of book lead Jean to find the killer of an innocent woman?

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There She Goes ends with a 60-minute finale on February 20th

There She Goes (FINALE)

David Tennant stars in this series about a family learning to cope with challenges related to their severely learning disabled daughter, Rosie. Based on the real life experiences of creator Shaun Pye, it will conclude with this hour-long special finale.

If you haven't seen the previous seasons, you can get caught up HERE

Premieres February 20th on BritBox.

Can I Tell You a Secret?

Can I Tell You a Secret? 

Louis Theroux's production team brings us this two-part docuseries about three women whose lives are changed when a prolific social media stalker infiltrates their accounts. Above, PC Kevin Anderson is shown talking about the case in an interview in Bolton back in 2023.

Premieres February 21st on Netflix.

Married to the Game

Married to the Game

This reality series gives us an up-close look at the lives of Premier League WAGs – aka “wives and girlfriends”. Over the course of six episodes, we'll go behind the scenes with the wives and girlfriends of İlkay Gündoğan, Jorginho, James Tarkowski, Matt Turner and Riyad Mahrez.

Premieres February 23rd on Amazon Prime. 

Season 21 of the Jonathan Ross Show premieres February 26th

The Jonathan Ross Show, Season 21

This comedy chat show has been a British staple for years, and now, BritBox is bringing it to American audiences. Each episodes sees host Jonathan Ross heading up a show of live music, humour, and celebrity interviews.

Premieres February 26th on BritBox.

Vera returns for season 13 on February 28th

Vera, Season 13

Brenda Blethyn returns for another season of murder against the starkly beautiful Northumberland scenery. The long-running crime series is based on the DCI Vera Stanhope novels by Ann Cleeves. 

If you missed the 2023 Christmas special, you can catch up HERE before the new season begins. 

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Premieres February 28th on BritBox.

The Tourist

The Tourist, Season 2

Jamie Dornan (The Fall) and Danielle Macdonald (Unbelievable) return for another season of this popular thriller. The new season sees Elliot and Helen travelling to Ireland in response to a letter about Elliot's past, only to run into further problems upon arrival. What follows is a relentless sequence of kidnap, murder, and general suspense.

Premieres February 29th on Netflix.

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