9 bloody brilliant British shows to stream

Cape Town - Take a trip to the muddy isle this weekend by watching these British series that you’ve probably never seen before on internet TV.

1. Harlots, S2 (Showmax)

Starring Liv Tyler, this new season pulls no punches. As the Spartan murders continue, someone arrives to restore the law. But that won't stop the war between the brothels… Exclusive to Showmax. - IMDB rating: 7.7


2. Doctor Who, S10 (Showmax)

Enjoy this much-loved sci-fi series where strange and weird don't even start to explain the wonder and mystery of Dr. Who's many worlds, full of rich characters and tough choices… Only on Showmax, with S11 coming express from the UK from the 8th of October! - IMDB rating: 8.7

3. Gunpowder (Showmax)

What's the real story behind Guy Fawkes day? This gripping new three-part series starring Kit Harington and Liv Tyler uncovers the gritty, violent and steamy truth. - IMDB rating: 6.7

4. Hang Ups (DStv Now)

Richard (Stephen Mangan) is trying to relaunch his career online after the collapse of his group therapy practice. - IMDB rating: 5.7

5. Strike Back, S5 (DStv Now)

In the season premiere of this high-octane drama, a ruthless terrorist escapes in Syria following an ambush near the Jordanian border. Follows the missions of two Special Agents. Seasons 1-4 are on Showmax. - IMDB rating: 8.3

6. And Then There Were None (DStv Now)

Ten strangers are drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. Based on the bestselling Agatha Christie murder mystery. - IMDB rating: 8.0

7. Peaky Blinders (Netflix)

Ambitious gang leader Thomas Shelby is always looking for an opportunity to move up in the world in this gritty period drama set in England in the 1920s. Seasons 1 to 4 are on Netflix. - IMDB rating: 8.8

8. Lovesick (Netflix)

Dylan makes an alphabetical list of his past conquests to break the news to them that he has an STD. Along the way, he discovers that one of them may be The One. His flatmates Luke and Evie are along for the ride. - IMDB rating: 8.1

9. Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)

Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along. - IMDB rating: 8.2