[TV] Top shows from (e) the UKby mitahestirani | created - 19 Feb 2015 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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2. Afterlife (I) (2005–2006)
47 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
University lecturer Robert Bridge (Andrew Lincoln) becomes involved in a series of supernatural events surrounding medium Alison Mundy (Lesley Sharp) in this chilling TV series.
3. Being Human (2008–2013)
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.
Fav series from actor: Aidan Turner. // Fav British Vampire series.
4. Broadchurch (2013–2017)
TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Fav series from actor: David Tennant. | Fav series from network: ITV. // Fav British Countryside Crime series.
5. Cranford (2007–2010)
TV-PG | 469 min | Drama
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Fav British Period series.
6. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance
A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.
Fav series from actress: Maggie Smith. | Fav series from writer: Julian Fellowes.
7. Endeavour (2012– )
TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
9. Glue (2014)
TV-13 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the body of a local teenage boy is found underneath the wheels of a tractor, the villagers in this remote community and his friends are forced to open up their world and watch their ... See full summary »
Fav British Young Adult series.
10. Grantchester (2014– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.
Fav series from actor: James Norton. // Fav British Period Crime series.
11. Great Expectations (2011–2012)
60 min | Drama
The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
Fav series from actor: Douglas Booth. // Fav series based on a work by: Charles Dickens.
12. In the Flesh (2013–2014)
56 min | Drama, Horror
Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.
Fav series from actor: Luke Newberry. | Fav series from network: BBC 3. // Fav British Zombie series.
13. Luther (2010– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
Fav series from actor: Idris Elba. | Fav series from network: BBC 1. // Fav British City Crime series.
14. Remember Me (2014)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The day Tom Parfitt moves from his home into residential care, he becomes the sole witness to a violent death.
Fav British Psychological Thriller series. | Fav British Ghost series.
15. Secret State (2012)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Secret State explores the relationship between a democratically elected government, big business and the banks.
Fav British Political Drama series.
16. Sherlock (2010– )
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Fav series from actor: Benedict Cumberbatch. | Fav series from actor: Martin Freeman.
17. Shetland (2013– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.
Fav Scottish series.
18. Strike Back (2010– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.
Fav series from actor: Richard Armitage. // Fav British Action series.
19. The Fall (I) (2013–2016)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.
Fav series from actor: Jamie Dornan. // Fav Northern Irish series.
20. Utopia (I) (2013–2014)
TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.
Fav series from network: Channel 4. // Fav British Thriller series.
21. Wives and Daughters (1999– )
TV-PG | 301 min | Drama
The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.
22. The Passing Bells (2014– )
TV-14 | Drama, War
An epic historical drama spanning the five years of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of two ordinary young soldiers.
Fav British World War 1 series.
23. Home Fires (2015–2016)
45 min | Drama, War
A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.
Fav British World War 2 series.
24. Humans (2015–2018)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.
Fav British SciFi series. // Fav British series based on: Scandinavian TV show.
25. Sense & Sensibility (2008)
TV-14 | 174 min | Drama, Romance
Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »
Fav series based on a work by: Jane Austen.
26. And Then There Were None (2015)
TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. Could one of them be the killer?
Fav series based on a work by: Agatha Christie.
27. War & Peace (2016)
TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance
As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.
Fav series based on a work by: Leo Tolstoy.
29. Jane Eyre (2006)
TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance
A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.
Fav series based on a work by: the Brontes.
31. The Witness for the Prosecution (2016)
Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The hunt is on to find the murderer of a wealthy glamorous heiress who is found dead in her London townhouse. Based on the short story by Agatha Christie.
32. Revolting Rhymes Part One (2016 TV Short)
TV-PG | 29 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Two half-hour animated films based on the much-loved rhymes written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
36. Little Women (2017)
TV-PG | 180 min | Drama
Dramatisation of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss and the trials of growing up.
37. A Discovery of Witches (2018– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.
38. Hilda (2018–2020)
TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Hilda follows the adventures of a fearless blue-haired girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of elves and giants, to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she ... See full summary »