Unmissable new and returning series coming to a small screen near you!

The end of the winter season is close and with the turn of the month, comes some new and returning TV shows to UK free-to-air television. The past 12 months have proved to be a bumper period for original series coming from the British Isles and 2016 is set to continue that trend.

If you’re a far flung Brit on their travels or an expat living overseas who still likes to tune into original British drama and entertainment, here’s some shows that we recommend you set to record on your Blade Stream IPTV set-top box in the very near future:

The Aliens

Showing on E4 from 8th March 2016, The Aliens premieres on UK screens with it’s very first episode. A slightly satirical and in-your-face adventure into a world that is at once entirely familiar and completely strange, starring Michael Socha, Michaela Coel, Jim Howick, Michael Smiley and Ashley Walters. In its first outing, Lewis is a border guard at the checkpoint that patrols the wall, but after a chance encounter with mysterious alien Lilyhot, his life is thrown into turmoil.

Indian Summers

The second season of this popular series gets back underway on Channel 4 from 13th March 2016. It’s the summer of 1935; a season where old allegiances will be broken, new ones will be forged, unbridled passions run wild and revolution hangs heavy in the air.

An assassination attempt on the Viceroy Lord Willingdon (Patrick Malahide), and the surprise arrival of Lord Hawthorne (James Fleet), puts Ralph’s (Henry Lloyd-Hughes) future in the balance. Meanwhile, Cynthia’s (Julie Walters) Royal Simla Club plays host to an important royal guest, the Maharaja Maritpur (Art Malik) and his elegant and mysterious mistress Sirene (Rachel Griffiths).

Master of Sex

As yet to be confirmed, the third outing of the Michael Sheen led series will air on E4 this coming spring, in this drama based on real research into sexual dysfunction in the latter half of the twentieth century.


Scheduled to premiere on More 4 in the near future (as yet to be confirmed), this Belgian series is about five sisters who are very close, and decide to bump off the nasty husband of one of them, and then have to deal with the consequences.


There’s no exact date as yet for the return of this BBC Four series, set on the Welsh coast but we understand it is due for a spring return. As with the first series, it’ll likely premiere in three stages, firstly in Wales on S4C and then on BBC Wales as Y Gwyll in Welsh. The English language version will be broadcast on BBC Four to all four parts of the country shortly afterwards.

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