British TV I Enjoy Watching and British TV I'm looking forward to

by bubblebla | created - 08 May 2011 | updated - 27 Jan 2013 | Public

From #1-20 I have already watched, and will continue to watch until they stop airing. They are listed in order from my favourite to least favourite though I really enjoy them all. From #20 onward, I have only started watching or haven't even begun yet, but plan to.

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1. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

Votes: 168,314

2. Robin Hood (2006–2009)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong

Votes: 14,137

I like to pretend that Season 3 never happened.

3. Merlin (2008–2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

Stars: John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Richard Wilson

Votes: 61,144

4. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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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: 622,832

5. Being Human (2008–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along.

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

Votes: 21,874

6. Luther (2010–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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

Votes: 86,993

7. Jekyll (2007– )

334 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Gina Bellman, Denis Lawson, Michelle Ryan

Votes: 6,796

8. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 19,996

9. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 25,816

10. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.

Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong, Tommy Knight

Votes: 4,037

11. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, Romance

8.6
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An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 318

12. Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.5
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,282,872

13. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles which tears lives and families apart.

Stars: Ian McShane, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 24,741

14. The Borgias (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.9
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In 15th century, pope Alexander VI tries to control all power in Italy with the help of his several sons, through murder, intrigue, war and marriage alliances.

Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Peter Sullivan

Votes: 42,422

15. Good Cop (2012)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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After his best mate and collegue is brutally attacked and killed, Good Cop John Paul Rocksavage seeks revenge on the men who killed him

Stars: Michael Angelis, Warren Brown, Don Gayle, Kevin Harvey

Votes: 1,000

16. Ripper Street (2012– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 16,355

17. Misfits (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 81,259

18. Hunted (2012– )

59 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Meet Sam. A spy. A hunter. And herself hunted by an enemy more ruthless and determined than any she's ever known. Sam has been running from her past her entire life but when she returns to ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa George, Adam Rayner, Stephen Dillane, Morven Christie

Votes: 7,759

19. Mad Dogs (2011– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Spain to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn.

Stars: Max Beesley, John Simm, Marc Warren, Philip Glenister

Votes: 4,567

20. Desperate Romantics (2009– )

Drama

7.6
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Stars: Samuel Barnett, Sam Crane, Josie Farmiloe, Tom Hollander

Votes: 1,364

21. Criminal Justice (2008–2009)

584 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson, Alice Sykes

Votes: 1,329

22. Exile (2011)

180 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation.

Stars: John Simm, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Nico Mirallegro

Votes: 1,332

23. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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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: 129,195

24. Any Human Heart (2010– )

Drama, Romance

8.0
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A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Conor Nealon, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 1,783

25. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 105,496

26. Marchlands (2011– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A supernatural drama telling the story of three different families living in the same house in 1968, 1987 and the present day, linked by the spirit of the young daughter of the 1960s family, who drowned in mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Alex Kingston, Dean Andrews, Shelley Conn, Denis Lawson

Votes: 1,348

27. Roman Mysteries (2007– )

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Follows four children in Ancient Rome who solve a number of exciting, dangerous and challenging mysteries.

Stars: Francesca Isherwood, Eli Machover, Rebekah Brookes-Murrell, Harry Stott

Votes: 124

28. Blackpool (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden (Morrissey) opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.

Stars: David Morrissey, Sarah Parish, Thomas Morrison, David Tennant

Votes: 1,916

29. Meadowlands (2007)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A married couple and their teenage twins move to Meadowlands, a friendly and seemingly safe suburban town, to start a new life. Here, they will soon realize that secrets and mysteries are plentiful, and past is a difficult thing to bury.

Stars: David Morrissey, Lucy Cohu, Ralph Brown, Tristan Gemmill

Votes: 1,026

30. Whitechapel (2009– )

180 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton, Sam Stockman

Votes: 8,908

31. The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012– )

59 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A year after their son goes missing, a family moves to Crickley Hall. When supernatural events begin to take place, Eve feels the house is somehow connected to her lost son.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Tom Ellis, Douglas Henshall, David Warner

Votes: 1,684

32. Wizards vs. Aliens (2012–2014)

27 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.6
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Insatiable, marauding aliens, The Nekross, invade the Earth in search of magic. Teenage schoolboy wizard Tom Clarke and his friend Benny Sherwood lead the defense against them.

Stars: Scott Haran, Annette Badland, Michael Higgs, Percelle Ascott

Votes: 399

33. Fresh Meat (2011– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A comedy that follows a group of six students about to embark on the most exciting period of their lives so far, university.

Stars: Zawe Ashton, Greg McHugh, Kimberley Nixon, Charlotte Ritchie

Votes: 11,649