New period dramas on Netflix in the UK: What’s added in May 2022?

Another month, another selection of new movies and TV series to watch on Netflix in the UK!

The complete list of additions for May 2022 is as massive as ever, so here we’ve picked out the best titles for fans of historical dramas, classic movies, and British TV to add to their watch list.

Check back here over the coming weeks, as more titles will likely be joining this list as and when they’re announced by Netflix.

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Against the Sun (available from 1st May 2022)


Ackley Bridge – Season 4 (available from 1st May 2022)


Showtime 1958 (available from 3rd May 2022)


Haunting at the Rectory (available from 7th May 2022)


The Good Liar (available from 15th May 2022)


The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem – Season 1 (available from 20th May 2022)


The Cry (available from 21st May 2022)


Safe House – Season 2 (available from 29th May 2022)


Take a look at more new streaming recommendations here!