The best UK shows

These are wonderful British shows that are not usually listed by viewers in the States. There are no "campy" comedies( circa. Benny Hill) or Dr.Who type science fiction on this list, just great shows.
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1.
Misfits (2009 TV Series)
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A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers. (60 mins.)
“ This is one of the funniest shows I have seen in a long time. Though it first appears to be geared to a 20 something sci-fi audience, my friends in their 40's love it too. ” - kfddog
 
2.
Kingdom (2007 TV Series)
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Respected country solicitor Peter Kingdom, with the assistance of his apprentice Lyle and secretary Gloria... (60 mins.)
“ If you are a fan of 'Doc Martin" you will love this show too. ” - kfddog
 
3.
Doc Martin (2004 TV Series)
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Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England (46 mins.)
“ This show is so fantastic that even though it is one that is typically listed on every "Great British TV List" I still had to put it on the top of mine. ” - kfddog
 
4.
Shameless (2004 TV Series)
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The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate. (90 mins.)
Director: David Evans
“ I love this show!! It is so much better than the US version. Though you may need to have the captions on. ” - kfddog
 
5.
Fortysomething (2003 TV Series)
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Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory... (60 mins.)
“ For all you Hugh Laurie fans this would be higher on my list except it was only one season. ” - kfddog
 
6.
Teachers (2001 TV Series)
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Comedy drama that follows the exploits of school staff both inside and out of the classroom. (50 mins.)
“ This show features Andrew Lincoln before he crossed the pond to star in The Walking Dead. It is a great show but the first 20 or so episodes are the best. ” - kfddog
 
7.
William and Mary (2003 TV Series)
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The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable. (48 mins.)
“ Another show not to miss if you loved Doc Martin. Martin Clunes is wonderful as William in this show, who could not be more different than his Doc Martin character. ” - kfddog
 
8.
Whites (2010 TV Series)
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The story of the executive chef at a country house hotel. (30 mins.)
“ This is more in line with an American 1/2 hour comedy which focuses on the Kitchen staff in an upscale restaurant. The actors are terrific and there is none of that "shot in front of a live audience" canned laughter. ” - kfddog
 
9.
Monday Monday (2009 TV Series)
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A supermarket fallen on hard times moves its headquarters to Leeds. (60 mins.)
“ A funny office setting comedy, ” - kfddog
 
10.
White Teeth (2002 Mini-Series)
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In 1970s England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara... (240 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ This is set in 1970's England and deals with culture mixing issues of that time period. Unfortunately it is more of a mini series with only 4 episodes. ” - kfddog
 
11.
Party Animals (2007 TV Series)
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Follows the lives of several young adults whose lives intertwine with their jobs in the Parliment of the United Kingdom.
“ This show is mainly focused on two members of Parliament and their assistants. Is a wonderful fresh young view on British government. ” - kfddog
 
12.
The Palace (2008 TV Series)
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A fictional account of a royal family living in England's Buckingham Palace.
“ This is about a FICTIONAL British royal family. Though not the best British drama around it's a nice filler when you don't want to think to hard. ” - kfddog
 
13.
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 TV Series)
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An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress. (53 mins.)
“ This is a period drama and is really done well. If you love Masterpiece Theater you will love this. ” - kfddog
 
14.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
“ This is part of the Masterpiece Mystery series in the US and if you like Midsomer Murders you will like this as well. ” - kfddog
 
15.
Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County. (90 mins.)
“ This is only at the bottom of my list since it is on every other list I have seen. ” - kfddog
 
16.
Spy (2011 TV Series)
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Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5. (30 mins.)
“ This show should not have made it to my list since it is a "campy" comedy, but it is the exception to the rule. ” - kfddog