My Favorite British

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1. The Chief (1990–1995)

50 min | Drama

Focussing on the politics at the top of a typical English police force in its continual battle to solve the problems the times, in this case the fictional Eastland of East Anglia.

Stars: Gillian Martell, Martin Shaw, Karen Archer, Dean Lepley

Votes: 67

2. PhoneShop (2009– )

30 min | Comedy

The antics of the dysfunctional staff of Sutton branch of a mobile phone retailer.

Stars: Emma Fryer, Tom Bennett, Andrew Brooke, Javone Prince

Votes: 1,930

3. White Van Man (I) (2010– )

30 min | Comedy

Ollie is a helpless handyman who is somewhat hindered by his lazy, freeloading right-hand-man Darren. This series follows their hilarious capers as the pair leave a trail of destruction after every job.

Stars: Georgia Moffett, Will Mellor, Joel Fry, Naomi Bentley

Votes: 461

4. The Shadow Line (2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to work after a botched operation that resulted in him sustaining a near-fatal bullet wound. It may be his first day back on the job but he's soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

Votes: 3,639

5. Inside Men (2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The story of three employees of a security depot who plan and execute a multi-million pound cash heist.

Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Warren Brown, Nicola Walker, Ashley Walters

Votes: 2,246

6. True Love (2012)

30 min | Drama, Romance

Five different improvised stories exploring the reality of love in the modern world.

Stars: Jo Woodcock, Charlie Creed-Miles, Kaya Scodelario, Lacey Turner

Votes: 798

7. Public Enemies (2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Released from prison after serving 10 years for murder, Eddie tries to adjust to life outside with the help of his probation officer, Paula.

Stars: Anna Friel, Daniel Mays, Lorraine Ashbourne, Peter Wight

Votes: 474

8. Hebburn (2012– )

Comedy

Set in Hebburn in Tyne and Wear, this series follows the Pearson family, Joe, Pauline and their son Jack, who secretly married a middle-class Jewish girl, Sarah, in a drunken binge in LV.

Stars: Chris Ramsey, Kimberley Nixon, Lisa McGrillis, Pat Dunn

Votes: 611

9. Dead Boss (2012– )

30 min | Comedy

Helen Stephens is wrongly sentenced to 12 years in prison for murdering her boss Eric Bridges, the managing director of Entirely Tiles. Although she is sure that it will only be a matter of... See full summary »

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Jennifer Saunders, Aisling Bea, Susan Calman

Votes: 443

10. Unforgotten (2015– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

London detectives investigate crimes from the past; unraveling secrets left buried for years.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves, Jordan Long

Votes: 6,860

11. Strangers and Brothers (1984)

55 min | Drama

As World War II looms in Europe, an ambitious young English lawyer embarks on his tempestuous career, and even stormier romantic life.

Stars: Shaughan Seymour, Paul Hastings, Edward Hardwicke, Sheila Ruskin

Votes: 46

12. Dark Horse (2015)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

75 Metascore

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse

Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Jan Vokes, Howard Davies, Brian 'Daisy' Vokes, Angela Davies

Votes: 886

13. Super Force (1990– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the year 2020, an astronaut becomes a vigilante when he returns from a mission to learn his cop brother's been murdered.

Stars: Ken Olandt, Patrick Macnee, Larry B. Scott, Lisa Niemi

Votes: 296

15. Clocking Off (2000–2003)

55 min | Drama

Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

Stars: Jack Deam, Tony Mooney, Joan Kempson, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 269

18. Life in Squares (2015– )

171 min | Drama

An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group.

Stars: Eve Best, Ed Birch, Phoebe Fox, Andrew Havill

Votes: 503

19. Rev. (2010–2014)

30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of an Anglican vicar, his wife, and a small but odd group of parishioners in London.

Stars: Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman, Steve Evets, Miles Jupp

Votes: 1,742

20. The Silence (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An eighteen-year-old struggling to integrate into a hearing world following cochlear implantation witnesses the murder of a police officer. The subsequent investigation unravels a net of police corruption.

Stars: Genevieve Barr, Douglas Henshall, Dervla Kirwan, Harry Ferrier

Votes: 368

21. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 399

22. Mosley (1998– )

Biography

An account of the colourful life of the infamous British fascist Oswald Mosley, concentrating on the period between the end of WW1 and his imprisonment at the beginning of WW2.

Stars: Jonathan Cake, Jemma Redgrave, Hugh Bonneville, Flora Montgomery

Votes: 101

23. The New Statesman (1987–1992)

70 min | Comedy

The ultra right-wing Alan B'Stard, the most selfish, greedy, dishonest, sadistic and sociopathic Conservative MP of them all, plots to achieve his meglomaniacal ambitions.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,950

24. Jekyll (2007)

334 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 6,882

25. The Sweeney (1974–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,394

26. Murderland (2009)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A thriller that tells a traumatic murder story through the eyes of three central characters: Carrie the daughter of the murdered woman, Douglas Hain the detective in charge of the investigation, and Sally the murder victim.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Amanda Hale, Bel Powley, Sharon Small

Votes: 359

27. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

British police drama following the team at the Complaints Investigation Bureau - the unit that polices the police.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 363

28. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss. Watching over her as she hunts down clues in the murky and sinister world of ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Baxendale, Annette Crosbie, Rosemary Leach, Struan Rodger

Votes: 224

29. Banished (2015)

60 min | Drama, History

British convicts have been sent to Australia as punishment for their crimes. As they try to live their new lives, they have to live with the new rules. The soldiers also have to adjust.

Stars: Orla Brady, Ewen Bremner, MyAnna Buring, Ryan Corr

Votes: 2,730

30. The Village (2013– )

60 min | Drama

Follows the residents of one English village across the 20th century and their turbulent lives.

Stars: David Ryall, Maxine Peake, John Simm, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 1,601

31. The Mallens (1979– )

60 min | Drama

The series follows a ruthless 19th century Northumberland Squire, Thomas Mallen, and the tumultuous lives of his multiple illegitimate children distinguishable by a white streak in their hair.

Stars: Caroline Blakiston, Mary Healey, Gillian Lewis, Matthew Long

Votes: 68

32. Place of Execution (2008)

TV-PG | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young girl mysteriously vanishes from her English village home. 45 years later, a journalist's attempts to make a documentary on the case threaten to shatter the lives of all involved.

Stars: Lee Ingleby, Emma Cunniffe, Philip Jackson, Juliet Stevenson

Votes: 1,187

33. The Charmer (1987– )

312 min | Drama

A drama series set in 1930s Britain, detailing the exploits of Ralph Gorse, a conman, seducer and murderer.

Stars: Nigel Havers, Bernard Hepton, Rosemary Leach, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 185

34. A Very British Coup (1988– )

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama

Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative... See full summary »

Stars: Ray McAnally, Marjorie Yates, Geoffrey Beevers, Hugh Martin

Votes: 684

35. The Blackheath Poisonings (1992– )

50 min | Crime, Drama

The investigation of Paul Vandervent into the mysterious death of his father brings further discord among two feuding families tied together in business and marriage, living under the same roof.

Stars: Christine Kavanagh, Ian McNeice, Zoë Wanamaker, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 106

36. The Black Velvet Gown (1991 TV Movie)

Drama

In the 1830's in northern England, Riah Millican, a widow with three children, takes a job as housekeeper to a reclusive former teacher, Percival Miller. Miller makes Riah the gift of a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Bob Peck, Janet McTeer, Geraldine Somerville, Brendan P. Healy

Votes: 382

37. Berkeley Square (1998– )

50 min | Drama

Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

Stars: Victoria Smurfit, Clare Wilkie, Tabitha Wady, Hermione Norris

Votes: 963

38. The Case (2011– )

45 min | Drama

When a man is accused of murdering his partner, his only defence is claiming it was a case of assisted suicide. But was it really an act of love or a cold blooded murder?

Stars: Dean Andrews, Chanel Cresswell, Tristan Gemmill, Caroline Langrishe

Votes: 25

39. Down to Earth (2000–2005)

60 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

This series follows Faith and Brian Addis as they work to keep open their holiday home "Phyllishayes" - a roomy farmhouse in Devon offering memorable holidays for children who may never have experienced the countryside in their lives.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Denise Welch, Zara Dawson, Pauline Quirke

Votes: 111

41. Rough Diamond (2006– )

Drama

Beautiful rural Ireland. Elegant racehorses. Money. Family. A David and Goliath family drama pitting brilliant, but near bankrupt, young trainer Aidan against mega rich neighbour Mr. ... See full summary »

Stars: Conor Mullen, Stanley Townsend, Lorraine Pilkington, Eamon Morrissey

Votes: 59

42. South Riding (2011– )

Drama

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.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, David Morrissey, Penelope Wilton, Katherine McGolpin

Votes: 1,316

43. Harley Street (2008– )

46 min | Drama

Recently graduated Dr. Robert Foster starts a London medical practice with a few study friends. Robert and Dr Martha Elliot have a love triangle with an upper class former university buddy ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Nicholls, Suranne Jones, Shaun Parkes, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 59

45. The Crimson Field (2014)

Drama, War

During the First World War, Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin, Marianne Oldham

Votes: 2,326

47. After You've Gone (2007–2008)

45 min | Comedy

The daily lives of Jimmy, his two kids and his mother in law whilst his wife is in Africa.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Ryan Sampson, Dani Harmer

Votes: 748

48. Secret City (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 49 min | Mystery, Thriller