8 great British telly shows to stream on DStv Now

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M-Net’s newly acquired British shows will be right up your alley: including The Chase and Love Island S6 (yes, the one filmed in Cape Town - it begins airing in early August), with classics Coronation Street and Ennerdale both coming to M-Net City later this year. While you’re waiting for them to kick off, check out some of the other British greats available to watch online at now.dstv.com

Van der Valk

This British crime drama series is set in Amsterdam. Based on the novels of Nicola Freeling, it follows a cynical detective, Piet, and his naïve assistant Inspector Johnny Kroon. Drugs, sex and murder are some of the gritty themes, contrasted against beautiful Dutch locations. Watch it now »

Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over

Stacey travels to Preston to spend time with a family who has encouraged their 14-year-old son Kyle in his amateur career as an MMA cage fighter since the age of four. Watch the latest episodes »

McDonald and Dodds S1

What is British TV without a great whodunnit? Adjusting to life in Bath, DCI McDonald and partner, DS Dodds, are called to the Mara Retreat, a private rehabilitation clinic, to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy patient. Watch the latest episodes »

Riviera S2

In this new season, Georgina is focused on trying to get away with murder as she fights to retain power within the Clios household, and her position at the top of the elusive art world. Watch the latest episodes »

Animal Impossible

Incredible facts and myths about the animal kingdom are put to the test. This time... Is it true that a giant squid can sink a ship? Watch the latest episodes »

The Great British Bake Off S10

Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig host a special festival-themed round of the culinary competition. The episode kicks off with a signature challenge in which the bakers must draw inspiration from celebrations across the world. Watch the latest episodes »

The Chase S13

One of ITV’s most successful shows of all time! It’s a battle of the brains in this British TV series that sees contestants test their wits against a professional quizzer known as the “Chaser”. Host Bradley Walsh masterfully defuses the tension with wit and charm. Watch the latest episodes »

Years and Years

This six-part series follows the British Manchester-based Lyons family: Daniel is to marry Ralph, Stephen and Celeste worry about their kids, Rosie is looking for a new partner, and Edith is engaged in one humanitarian cause after another. 

Presiding over them all is Gran, the imperious Muriel. All their lives converge on one crucial night in 2019, and the story accelerates into the future, following the lives and loves of the Lyons over the next 15 years as Britain is rocked by unstable political, economic and technological advances. 

Starring British TV and movie royalty: Emma Thompson, Rory Kinnear, Russell Tovey and Jessica Hynes. Watch the latest episodes »

What is DStv Now? It’s the online version of DStv; all the channels and shows available on subscribers’ DStv package are available to watch on computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet or smart TV. Sign up to watch DStv online here.

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