The best British TV shows and movies on Netflix

While Netflix is an American company, and the vast majority of its content, whether original or from other networks, is American, there has been a significant attempt by the streaming giant to diversify as well, as it now has a truly global audience.

It has been investing in and producing original content across a number of countries, and the United Kingdom has emerged as one of the most popular regions for Netflix’s content production. This could be quite relevant in the coming days, as the UK has been put into another nationwide lockdown again, till the first week of December. Under this plan, all non-essential businesses will need to close, which will include movie theatres as well, which had only just begun to limp back with reduced capacities.

Thus, many people will once again be looking for online forms of entertainment as they stay indoors, with online casinos being one great alternative. Online casinos and gambling providers have proven to be quite popular so far, and many of them have now begun offering cryptocurrencies as a payment option and numerous casino promotions, further increasing their appeal.

There are a huge amount of online casinos in operation, and with elite sports set to continue, online sports betting will also see a rise during this month. At the same time, it is almost certain that Netflix will continue to attract many new viewers, and so we shall look at some of the best British content on the site for British viewers to get stuck into during this lockdown period..


The Crown

The Crown has easily become one of the most popular Netflix originals, and it has gained critical acclaim as well, picking up 39 Emmy nominations since its first season aired. The newest season is set to be one of the most intriguing yet, with Imelda Staunton set to play Queen Elizabeth, following Claire Foy and Olivia Colman who portrayed her younger days, and with this season set during the turbulent time of Princess Diana’s death and the subsequent national reckoning that followed, it is sure to make for riveting viewing.


Sex Education

This is perhaps one of the best shows to have been made by Netflix of the last few years. It blends humour and hilarity with the awkwardness of teen sexual awakening, as well as a refreshingly open and honest take on sexuality, and the cast, led by Asa Butterfield and Gillian Anderson, are all perfect in their roles.


Sunderland ‘Til I Die

One for the football fans, especially Sunderland fans (or the occasional Newcastle fan seeking to glory in their rivals’ despair), this is a superb sporting documentary which takes a look behind the scenes at the fall of one of the biggest giants of football in the North East of the country. It is a much more honest and raw approach than the one taken by rival Amazon’s All or Nothing series, and there is very little that is left out of the final cut.


Criminal: UK

Criminal is a police procedure anthology series, which splits its episodes, each of which has a complete case, across four different languages and territories in Europe. The UK version sees the likes of David Tennant (Doctor Who), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) show up, which is enough evidence of the star power of this series. The script is high-tension, with superb interrogation scenes that will leave viewers riveted to their seats.

These are some of the best British series on Netflix, with many more contenders, such as Our Planet, The Stranger and After Life, to name a few, for viewers across the country to settle down to and spend their time watching during this renewed lockdown period.