I Love British Televisionby kissingbudha | created - 30 Mar 2013 | updated - 10 Apr 2013 | Public
For those who love British Television this is a must see list.
The list consists of recent and past series, mini-series and made for TV works. The list focuses mainly on dramatic, comedy and fiction based works.
The list is ordered by most recent release dates which have posters, so make sure to see other recent releases without posters by re-ordering (release date) via the drop down menu.
I've tried to include (in the comments) the years in which the series ran, i.e 2010-2012. If the series is still running then the year is followed by ...
Will be updating the list as new info becomes available. Enjoy
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1. 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.
2010, 2011, 2012, ...
2. Copper (2012–2013)
TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama
Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »
Doctor Who (2005– )
The Rings of Akhaten
TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Still not quite able to explain just who she is, the Doctor and Clara set off on their first adventure. He takes her to see the Rings of Akhaten and its famous pyramid. The residents of the... See full summary »
5. Ripper Street (2012– )
TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
2012, 2013, 2014
8. Chronicles of Syntax (2013– )
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The journey of Syntax and the identity struggles of those living in an uncertain and harsh reality. Syntax must choose between salvation and destruction. She is forced to choose to live to ... See full summary »
9. Family Tree (2013– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. ... See full summary »
10. Hit & Miss (2012)
45 min | Drama
Follows the life of transgender contract killer Mia, who travels to West Yorkshire to seek out her ex girlfriend.
British television series created by Paul Abbott broadcast on Sky Atlantic. It stars Chloë Sevigny as a transsexual contract killer who discovers she has a child with her former lover. She struggles between caring for her newfound family and maintaining her job as an assassin. (Wikipedia)
12. Line of Duty (2012– )
Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.
13. Africa (2013)
Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
Television series co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel. It focuses on wildlife and wild habitats in Africa, and has been four years in the making. (Wikipedia)
15. Hotel Hell (2012– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV
After more than a decade of running restaurants in some of the world's top hotels, Gordon Ramsay knows firsthand the crucial importance of surpassing guests' highest expectations. In new ... See full summary »
16. A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (2012– )
23 min | Comedy, Drama
In the early 20th century, a young doctor arrives in a small Russian village around the time of the Russian Revolution to work in the local hospital.
A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a four-part comedy drama based on a collection of short stories by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The drama recounts Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917. (http://skyarts.sky.com)
17. Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012– )
50 min | Documentary
3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David ... See full summary »
19. Sinbad (2012–2013)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A Persian prisoner sets out to find his dead brother with help from his misfit group.
2012 - one season/12 episodes
21. Luther (2010–2018)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
22. Great Barrier Reef (2012– )
Monty Halls explores Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. Monty explores its full 2000-kilometre length, ... See full summary »
Great Barrier Reef is a nature documentary series exploring the wildlife of the eponymous coral reef off Australia's coast. Great Barrier Reef documents the ecosystem and marine life of the coral reef itself, along with the plants and animals on islands and the Australian mainland which owe their existence to the presence of the reef. (Wikipedia)
27. Hunted (2012– )
TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Drama
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 »
30. Safelight 19 (2012– )
The world of Safe Light 19 is a vicious place, where dust from the comet strike has blocked the light from the sun, creating days that are filled with a grey light and nights that are pitch black.
36. Leonardo (2011– )
A fictitious version of the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, Leonardo is an apprentice painter where he meets Lisa Gherardini as she disguises herself as boy (Tom) so she also become a painting ... See full summary »
37. Free Agents (2011)
30 min | Comedy
Alex is recently divorced, and Helen lost her fiance a year ago. Obviously, these two are definitely not ready to be dating again. So naturally, they end up in bed together one night. Oops.... See full summary »
38. Dynamo: Magician Impossible (2011–2014)
PG | 45 min | Documentary
Magician to the stars, Dynamo, travels the globe astounding everyone he meets. Dynamo has worked with the likes of Will Smith, Lindsay Lohan, Jay-Z and Russell Brand, been seen on Friday ... See full summary »
39. Restless (2012 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.
45. Billy Connolly's Route 66 (2011– )
46 min | Documentary
The Big Yin turns Easy Rider and follows a lifelong dream as he makes the iconic 2488 mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivalled ability to tell a great story, he brings... See full summary »
Star: Billy Connolly
46. This Is Jinsy (2010– )
30 min | Comedy, Musical
The series follows Arbiter Maven (the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat') and Operative Sporall (nice hair and 'Wearer of the Beige Suit') as they keep a close eye on the 791 residents of... See full summary »
47. Trollied (2011– )
PG-13 | 26 min | Comedy
Set in Valco, a fictional supermarket in the north-west of England, Trollied is an eight-part sitcom that puts a comic twist on one of our most familiar surroundings. Acting deputy manager ... See full summary »
2011, 2012, 2013
48. Spy (2011– )
30 min | Comedy
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.
50. Game of Thrones (2011– )
TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
52. Hell on Wheels (2011–2016)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Western
Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of a band of Union soldiers, the killers of his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US... See full summary »
53. Episodes (2011– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
British writer-producers Beverly and Sean Lincoln (Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan), have a wonderful marriage and a hit TV series to their credit. Things couldn't be better. Until Merc ... See full summary »
55. Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011– )
25 min | Comedy
A comedy centered on a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.
56. House of Anubis (2011–2013)
TV-G | 15 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
When one of their number disappears on the same day that an American girl joins their ranks, a group of English boarding school students embarks on solving a mystery.
57. Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth (2011– )
Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi
Two part mini-series follows the journeys of two different groups of modern humans as they encounter other human species. The first group encounters Homo erectus and is forced to cross the ... See full summary »
60. This Is England '88 (2011)
TV-MA | 70 min | Crime, Drama
Christmas 1988. Soulmates, woody and Lol find themselves in exile from each other and the gang. Trying to understand the definition 'growing up', Shaun begins a course at College, that quickly takes the wrong turn.
61. Silk (2011– )
60 min | Drama
A six-part series about life at the Bar, the dilemmas and problems that modern day barristers have to face, and what it means to become a silk.
64. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.
66. The Crimson Petal and the White (2011– )
274 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1870s London, a young prostitute finds potential power and status after becoming the mistress of a powerful patriarch.
67. South Riding (2011– )
In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.
69. Sirens (2011– )
An insight into the lives of three paramedics, who must deal with the stress and tribulations of the job as well as their personal lives.
72. Mongrels (2010–2011)
30 min | Comedy
A look into the dysfunctional lives of a group of friends, in a typical American sitcom. But, there's a twist. It is a sort-of spoof of The Muppets, with HBO, UNCENSORED humor, with a lot ... See full summary »
75. Merlin (2008–2012)
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
76. Any Human Heart (2010– )
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.
79. The Fades (2011– )
55 min | Fantasy, Horror
A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around... See full summary »
80. Law & Order: UK (2009– )
46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.
81. Outcasts (2010–2011)
50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
With Earth rapidly becoming uninhabitable, pioneers seek to colonize the harsh terrain of the planet Carpathia. 10 years later, the town of Forthaven faces danger as the planet's dark secrets are revealed.
83. The Only Way Is Essex (2010– )
45 min | Reality-TV
The Only Way Is Essex is a reality series which follows some people living in Essex, including a club promoter, a would-be model, a member of a girl band and two bar workers. Each episode features action filmed just a few days previously.
84. How the Earth Changed History (2010– )
In each episode, geologist Iain Stewart describes how a certain geological force played a determinant part in human history. Culture may render people less dependent on nature, it still ... See full summary »
85. Grandma's House (2010–2012)
30 min | Comedy
A successful television presenter has doubts about the direction of his career in the business and decides to quit to start searching for something more meaningful to do with his life.
88. Strike Back (2010–2018)
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.
89. Upstairs Downstairs (2010–2012)
60 min | Drama
A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.
2010-2012 | also see Upstairs Downstairs (1971 TV series)
91. Shelfstackers (2010– )
Welcome to the endless shift of four shelf-stackers on the bottom rung of Grogans supermarket's pecking order. Banter, pranks, messing with the customer - any outlet is fair game. There's only one rule - Don't get fired.
92. Whitechapel (2009– )
180 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, ?
93. Miranda (2009–2015)
30 min | Comedy
Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.
94. Demons (2009– )
60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns up to reveal his secret destiny: he's the great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the ... See full summary »
97. Misfits (2009–2013)
TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.
98. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A government scientist and his tough attractive FBI handler try to save people from deadly scientific experiments, poisoners, rare diseases, and environmental hazards.