Doctor Who & Other BBC Faves May Vanish From Netflix At Month’s End

If Netflix has been your primary source of Doctor Who viewing, you might have to resort to reenacting episodes at home after Jan. 31. (Great Beyond)

If Netflix has been your primary source of Doctor Who viewing, you might have to resort to reenacting episodes at home after Jan. 31. (Great Beyond)

Maybe you’re a newcomer to the long-running BBC classic Doctor Who and you’ve been meaning to watch the dozens of older episodes — dating back 51 years — available on Netflix. Or maybe you like the Kevin Spacey version of House of Cards and want to see the BBC’s original miniseries starring the inimitable Ian Richardson? Or perhaps you just like looking at Idris Elba and watch episodes of Luther on repeat so frequently that it freaks out your friends? Well, it looks like you may only have a couple of weeks left to enjoy these shows on Netflix before they disappear.

According to Vulture, these and several other much-loved BBC shows — including Fawlty Towers, Black Adder, Torchwood, and Top Gear — will likely no longer be available to Netflix users after the current contract with Netflix expires on Jan. 31.

What’s on Netflix Now? has the full list of shows doomed to be removed from your Watchlist unless a last-minute deal is reached between the streaming service and the broadcaster. That site, however, seems to be more optimistic about the odds of the contract being renewed, given the popularity of the shows involved.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be taking the rest of the day off to binge watch all of Red Dwarf.