Lots of people tend to download television series via BitTorrent these days – there are even specialized TV trackers online that cater the needs of such users. However, most of these TV torrent sites focus mainly on series that are based on the United States (or Canada). But what if you want to download shows made in the United Kingdom (UK)? There are many UK based shows such as Doctor Who, The IT Crowd, BBC Documentaries, etc that hugely popular across the world and there are no doubt many torrenters who’d like to get their hands on such great content. This post summarizes information about three private torrent trackers that are dedicated to indexing British TV shows; The Box, ChaosUK and UKNova. From premium documentaries to entertainment series, you can probably find almost all major UK TV show among these three torrent sites.
The Box is probably the largest of all trackers featured here. There is an experienced crew behind The Box who are also responsible for the creation of niche trackers such as The Occult, The Place and The Vault. With over 50000 members and 50000 active torrents, this site ain’t fuc*ing around. There are TV shows related to 37 different categories ranging from game shows to drama series. The Box also tracks some audio only content such as comedy aired on British radio. The site is based on a custom version of XBTT script and they’ve recently changed category icons which IMHO has improved the site’s looks.
The Box is currently open for registrations. However, keep in mind that these open signup windows usually last for very short periods of time. There is no reason to worry though – it opens doors to the public almost on a daily basis. If you missed the current open signup, check back after some time. There’s a good chance it’ll be open again.
Although overshadowed by Box in some cases, UKNova is another content rich British TV tracker that has been online for years. With around 35000 registered members it too has a decently sized user base. There are close to 2500 active torrents at the time of this posting and these are indexed across 5 main categories; TV entertainment, fiction, factual (mainly news and documentaries), radio and miscellany. UKNova is built on a custom tracker script and looks very different from your average private tracker. However it has all the major features of a torrent site including category based search, torrent bookmarking, RSS, forums and chat.
Just like The Box (above), UKNova too has very volatile open signups. Doors tend to open and close on a very frequent basis. Right now it’s open for signup but by the time you read this post, it may be a different story. If this is the case, try again later – you’ll almost certainly catch it open within the day if you keep trying.
Out of the three sites featured in this article, ChaosUK is probably the smallest and the lesser known. However, there’s no reason to underestimate this tracker – it’s still a very good source for UK based television content both old and new. In addition to TV, it tracks English movies including a lot of classics produced before 1985 as well as some sports content. Right now there are about 1500 active torrents indexed and this number keeps growing daily. Site is built on TS Special Edition tracker script which most of you might familiar. Below is a screenshot of some of the categories found on ChaosUK:
Thankfully, TotalChoas signups seem to remain open for an extended amount of time. Albeit usually a closed community, TC has been in open registration mode for the last couple of days. If you are interested in British TV shows, Radio shows, movies, documentaries and lifestyle related shows, it’s a decent tracker to have.