Top 8 British TV Shows On Amazon Prime Video

The video-streaming world has been changing fast. The demand for dynamic content and new opportunities have made Netflix a household name, but Amazon Prime Video is not far behind in terms of popularity – it now boasts a good if the not better library that you can enjoy on your own time with just one more subscription!

If you’re a Prime member, there are so many benefits to being an Amazonian. Not only do they have access to some great deals on their own site and shipping but also original TV shows that range from thrilling sci-fi adventure plots all the way down to hilarious comedies with nostalgic throwbacks for old-school fans.

Prime continues to be a home for award-winning shows like Mad Men, Justified, and The Man in the High Castle. 

There is lots of new content scheduled coming up through 2022 with hits such as Good Omens (an upcoming adaptation literary novel by Dean Bunshorne) and Marvelous Mrs. Maisel returning after their successful first seasons.

There are many great British television shows on Amazon Prime UK that have just recently become available to stream. With so much variety, it can be overwhelming trying to find your next favorite show!

In case you’re feeling like taking a break from reality, here are the top titles on Amazon Prime Video for UK viewers.

1. Good Omens (2019)

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Premiere Date: May 31, 2019

Genre: Fantasy

Creator: Neil Gaiman

Starring: Michael Sheen, Jon Hamm, David Tennant, Michael McKean Jack Whitehall

Executive producers: Neil Gaiman, Chris Sussman, Rob Wilkins, Douglas Mackinnon, Simon Winstone

David Tennant and Michael Sheen play an angelic god, who are foes at first sight but then strike up a lasting friendship. When the time comes for them to team up against Armageddon they will unite in order to stop it – Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of his own 1990 book with Terry Pratchett!

This BBC and Amazon co-production is a whimsical world full of that dry British wit that you’ve come to love from the two leads. The impressive cast, which includes Jon Hamm as well as Nick Offerman Jack Whitehall, make appearances throughout this series (including some cameos by big-name celebrities). With dry humor and fascinating mythology running rampant in each episode it would be hard for any viewer not to fall down laughing at Good Omens‘ six parts installment!

2. The Wilds (2020)

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Premiere Date: Dec 11, 2020

Genre: Drama

Creators: Sarah Streicher

Starring: Rachel Griffiths,  Sophia Ali, Shannon Berry

Executive Producers: Sarah Streicher , Amy B. Harris , Jamie Tarses , Dylan Clark , Susanna Fogel

The Wilds is a show about four girls who crash land on an island and something mysterious begins to unfold. 

No, we’re not talking about Lost but rather The Wilds which goes down its own road with familiar themes that are explored in different ways from other shows of this genre. 

These teenagers find themselves stranded amongst nature after their plane crashes during takeoff from Hawaii for a women-led retreat at Coconut Island Lodge owned by “Big John” whose wife died under suspicious circumstances years ago; only he knows what really happened between them…

3. Tales from the Loop (2020)

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Premiere Date: Apr 3, 2020

Genre: Sci-fi

Creator: Nathaniel Halpern

Starring: Daniel Zolghadri, Paul Schneider, Rebecca Hall

Executive producer: Matt Reeves

The people of Ohio live in a town that is made up of “The Loop”. This machine has the power to unlock and explore every mystery within our universe. Each episode takes on an individual’s life as they are affected by this amazing, yet strange phenomenon!

Simon Stalenhag’s paintings are often captivating and moody, using bold colors to create imaginary worlds. This science-fiction story takes place in an alternate reality where people live above The Loop with their lives being portrayed beautifully through these perspectives on life outside our own world! You’ll love Jonathan Pryce as well but I think it might be his best role since Jesus Christ Superstar over 30 years ago (and he did play that part).

4. The Wheel of Time  (2021)

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TV Network: Prime Video

Premiere Date: Nov 19, 2021

Genre: Adventure

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Madeleine Madden

Creator: Rafe Judkins

Executive producers: Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt, Richard Heus, Jacqueline Hoyt, Colson Whitehead

The Wheel of Time is another epic fantasy show that has been adapted from books to television. It follows a group called The Dragon Reborn, who is prophesied to save the world and restore the balance between good versus evil with their power in magic tricks like turning water into wine or creating illusions so perfect they can fool even yourself! 

5. The Great Escapists (2021)

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TV Network: Prime Video

Premiere Date: 2021

Genre: Action, Comedy

Starring: Richard Hammond, Tory Belleci, Joseph Balderrama

Richard Hammond and Tory Belleci are back, this time for The Great Escapists! In a new survival series filmed on Panama’s San Jose Island, they must survive while stuck in an abandoned paradise. However soon begin competing against each other as they build homemade weapons or DIY vehicles to make their ultimate playgrounds.

6. The Man in the High Castle (2015-2019)

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Premiere Date: Jan 15, 2015

Genre: Sci-fi

Creator: Frank Spotnitz

Starring: Alexa Davalos, Luke Kleintank, Rufus Sewell

Executive producers: Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Richard Heus, Isa Dick Hackett, Wesley Strick, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa

In the wake of World War II, many imagined what would happen if America had lost. Philip K Dick’s 1962 novel based on this concept was enough to make him scratch out his story and create Amazon Prime Original series.

The Man In The High Castle takes place in such a world where some parts are controlled by Nazis while others have fallen under Japanese rule – all with their own culture reflecting those landscapes’ influences from each side.

7. The Boys (2019)

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Premiere Date: Jul 26, 2019

Genre: Action

Creator: Eric Kripke

Starring: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr

In a world where celebrities are recognized by the general public and owned by businesses, Vought International is in charge of turning them into cash.

What is the strategy of the firm? markets its heroes as gods possessing amazing abilities who must never be questioned or defied in any respect, giving customers a manufactured sense of power that they may obtain at any time via various channels, such as television advertising.

The Boys examines how these hero-like figures are formed in our culture, whether it’s good or bad, depending on your viewpoint.

8. Upload (2020)

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Premiere Date: May 1, 2020

Genre: Sci-fi

Creator: Greg Daniels

Starring: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Zainab Johnson

Executive producer: Greg Daniels

The man’s consciousness is uploaded into a virtual world, where he befriends an angel. As the days go by and questions about his death arise in this new life, it becomes clear that there are many more journeys ahead for him to take on as part of our reality–or rather theirs…

Wrapping Up!

You’re not going to want any other kind of entertainment after reading this blog! We’ve got the best British TV shows on Amazon Prime Video so you can enjoy “your time” at its fullest.

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