[TV] Top shows from (e) the UK

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1. 37 Days (2014– )

60 min | History

A TV mini-series that unveils the behind-closed-doors story of the final weeks before the outbreak of World War I.

Stars: Ian McDiarmid, Nicholas Farrell, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 1,237

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.

Stars: Lesley Sharp, Andrew Lincoln, Kate Duchêne, Anna Wilson-Jones

Votes: 1,807

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.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan

Votes: 23,042

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.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 77,456

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.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton, Lisa Dillon

Votes: 7,985

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.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 147,539

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.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Anton Lesser

Votes: 15,165

8. Father Brown (2013– )

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, John Burton, Nancy Carroll

Votes: 6,403

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 »

Stars: Yasmin Paige, Jordan Stephens, Billy Howle, Charlotte Spencer

Votes: 1,322

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.

Stars: Robson Green, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, James Norton

Votes: 8,341

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.

Stars: Douglas Booth, Jack Roth, Ray Winstone, David Suchet

Votes: 6,734

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.

Stars: Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains, Marie Critchley, Steve Cooper

Votes: 12,204

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.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 109,205

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.

Stars: Michael Palin, Mark Addy, Jodie Comer, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 1,368

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.

Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ralph Ineson, Charles Dance, Jamie Sives

Votes: 1,858

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.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 729,939

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.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 8,501

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.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Daniel MacPherson

Votes: 27,231

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.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Aisling Franciosi

Votes: 67,779

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'.

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell, Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Votes: 36,259

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.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 6,304

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.

Stars: Patrick Gibson, Jack Lowden, Ben McGregor, Matthew Aubrey

Votes: 905

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.

Stars: Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher, Samantha Bond, Ruth Gemmell

Votes: 2,689

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.

Stars: Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 33,104

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 »

Stars: Dominic Cooper, Charity Wakefield, Hattie Morahan, Janet McTeer

Votes: 9,671

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?

Stars: Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens, Burn Gorman

Votes: 26,813

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.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 18,157

Fav series based on a work by: Leo Tolstoy.

28. Case Histories (2011–2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Amanda Abbington, Zawe Ashton, Millie Innes

Votes: 3,066

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.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 18,142

Fav series based on a work by: the Brontes.

30. Doctor Thorne (2016– )

TV-G | 48 min | Drama

The life of penniless Mary Thorne, who grows up with her Uncle, Dr Thorne, and her relationship with the family at nearby Greshamsbury Park estate.

Stars: Harry Richardson, Tom Hollander, Stefanie Martini, Rebecca Front

Votes: 3,164

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.

Stars: Billy Howle, Kim Cattrall, Monica Dolan, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 3,383

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.

Directors: Jan Lachauer, Jakob Schuh, Bin-Han To | Stars: Tamsin Greig, Dominic West, Rob Brydon, Bertie Carvel

Votes: 1,658

33. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 88,108

34. David Copperfield (1999– )

Unrated | 185 min | Drama

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,836

35. Capital (2015)

177 min | Drama

When the residents of an affluent London street receive a strange note they dismiss it as a marketing campaign, until things begin to escalate.

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Danny Ashok, Mona Goodwin, Hamza Jeetooa

Votes: 949

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.

Stars: Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton, Dylan Baker, Willa Fitzgerald

Votes: 2,394

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.

Stars: Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Valarie Pettiford, Malin Buska

Votes: 19,888

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 »

Stars: Bella Ramsey, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo, Oliver Nelson, Daisy Haggard

Votes: 4,089



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