Best Shows to watch on PBS in New Zealand in July 2024

In this comprehensive guide we will talk about famous shows available on PBS. PBS is a famous streaming channel available in USA via cable. PBS offers a lot of content including different movies and shows. It is an American TV network which is not available in New Zealand but streamers can watch it via a VPN. It offers a lot of content and some of its trending shows are mentioned below:

The Miniaturist 

The Miniaturist is a TV series based on the novel of the same name by Jessie Burton. It’s a period drama set in 17th-century Amsterdam and revolves around a young bride who receives a mysterious dollhouse that seems to predict events in her life.

The Miniaturist

Created by: John Brownlow

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Romola Garai, Alex Hassell, Hayley Squires, Paapa Essiedu

IMDb Score: 7.0/10

The Bletchley Circle

The Bletchley Circle is a British television series that originally aired in 2012. It’s a crime drama that follows a group of women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II. After the war, they used their code breaking skills to solve crimes in post-war London.

Created by: Guy Burt

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Rundle, Julie Graham, Hattie Morahan 

IMDb Score: 7.9/10


Sanditon is a British television series based on an unfinished novel by Jane Austen. The series is set in the early 19th century and follows the story of Charlotte Heywood, a young woman who moves to the coastal town of Sanditon and becomes embroiled in the lives of its residents. The show explores themes of love, ambition, and societal conventions.


Created by:  Andrew Davies

Cast: Charlotte Heywood, Georgiana Lambe, Tom Parker, Mary Parker, Lady Denham, Arthur Parker

IMDb Score: 7.3/10

Southern Storytellers 

The series Southern Storytellers focuses on the region’s strength and the wonderful stories from its talented writers. These amazing groups of creative people tell their stories in a unique manner.

The show Southern Storytellers is like a journey through the beautiful mountains to the calm Gulf of Mexico shores. It’s like a colorful collection of different American stories that show how strong and happy the people in the South are.

Southern Storytellers

Cast: Jesmyn Ward, Michael Twitty, Angie Thomas, David Joy 

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers is a documentary that looks back in time to understand the Buffalo Soldiers, who were all-Black military group which was formed in 1866. These soldiers served in and fought in World War II. They had to deal with two challenging situations: fighting in wars overseas and fighting for civil rights back home.

Despite the promise of citizenship in exchange for military enlistment as per the 14th Amendment, these men were denied this right due to Jim Crow laws. Yet, they played a significant role in the United States’ westward expansion.

Buffalo Soldiers

Created by: Charles Haid

Cast: Marcus Boston, Leonard Howes, Shelton Johnson, Darrell Millner, Greg Shine

IMDb score: 6.7/10

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette is a TV show about the life of the last queen of France named, Marie Antoinette. She was just a teenager when she left Austria to marry the future King of France. 

Her main job was to have a baby so that France and Austria could be united. But when she got to France, she found a royal family that was very different from what she expected. 

Marie Antoinette

Created by: Sofia Coppola

Cast: James Purefoy, Louis Cunningham, Jack Archer, Jasmine Blackborow

IMDb score: 6.5/10


The series Victoria is a historical drama that follows the life and reign of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It explores the early years of Queen Victoria’s monarchy, from her highest level of success to the throne at a young age to her marriage to Prince Albert and their family life. The show tells a lot about the personal and political challenges she faced during her era, which lasted for over six decades.

Created by: Daisy Goodwin

Cast: Jenna Coleman, Adrian Schiller, Tommy Knight

IMDb score: 8.2/10

Downtown Abbey

Downton Abbey” is a British historical drama television series. The series takes place in a fictional state of Downton Abbey. The story is about  nobel family and their domestic staff. It is about the lives of upper-class families and the servants who work in the grand house, providing a glimpse into the social and cultural changes of the era. 

The series also has covered some major events like: sinking of the Titanic, World War I. The series also includes domestic issues, family life, relationships and romance. 

Created by: Julian Fellowes

Cast: Hugh Bonneville,Phyllis Logan,Elizabeth McGovern

IMDb score: 8.7/10


Wallander is a popular Swedish and British television drama series based on the novel. The series primarily follows the life and work of a fictional police inspector who works in the town of Ystad, Sweden. He is also seen as a detective because he has sharp skills in investigations and justice.  


Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark

IMDb score: 7.8/10

Sesame Street

It is a beloved educational children’s television program. The series Sesame Street made its debut in 1960’s and it combines topics like puppetry, animation, and live-action segments to teach children fundamental concepts such as letters, numbers, shapes, and social skills.

Created by: Joan Ganz Cooney

Cast: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

IMDb score: 8.1/10

Wrap Up

That’s it for this guide. I hope now you will be able to enjoy your preferred content on PBS. To unblock PBS, you need to get a VPN and then you can enjoy PBS for free as it is a free of cost TV channel available in the USA. Streamers can enjoy a lot of content on the platform but currently in this blog we have highlighted some shows for which PBS is quite famous.

Unsa Faheem

Unsa Faheem is a seasoned content writer specializing in the streaming industry. With a keen eye for the latest trends in TV shows, movies, and celebrity culture, She brings her expertise and enthusiasm to each piece she writes. Her work is characterized by insightful analysis and a deep understanding of the evolving media landscape.
Education: Engaging Content and Marketing.

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