With BBC First (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Doctor Who (2005– )

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

8.6
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 206,708

2. Silent Witness (1996– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 7,095

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Chris Wilson

Votes: 27,423

4. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

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

8.4
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As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Eliza Butterworth, Arnas Fedaravicius, Millie Brady

Votes: 97,406

5. Line of Duty (2012–2021)

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

8.7
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Drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 48,809

6. Guilt (2019– )

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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Two brothers accidentally run over and kill an old man. Despite covering their tracks, their lives start to fall apart when neighbors and relatives of the dead man begin to have doubts about the way he died.

Stars: Mark Bonnar, Ruth Bradley, Jamie Sives, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 2,248

7. Death in Paradise (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A UK police DI is transferred to St-Marie to investigate murders on the island, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. Later series see other English and Irish detectives take over the role.

Stars: Elizabeth Bourgine, Danny John-Jules, Don Warrington, Tobi Bakare

Votes: 16,636

8. Unforgotten (2015– )

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

8.3
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London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

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

Votes: 18,539

9. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to late-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Stephen McGann

Votes: 22,059

10. All Creatures Great and Small (2020– )

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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The numerous adventures of a friendly staff at a country veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire.

Stars: Nicholas Ralph, Anna Madeley, Samuel West, Rachel Shenton

Votes: 5,355

11. Time (2021– )

59 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family.

Stars: Sean Bean, Stephen Graham, James Nelson-Joyce, Hannah Walters

Votes: 13,506

12. New Tricks (2003–2015)

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

7.8
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 6,054

13. The Night Manager (2016)

TV-14 | 358 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The night manager of a Cairo hotel is recruited to infiltrate an arms dealer's inner circle.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman

Votes: 80,689

14. Father Brown (2013– )

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

7.7
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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, Jack Deam

Votes: 9,040

15. Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Tom Taylor, Thusitha Jayasundera

Votes: 16,984

16. The Pursuit of Love (2021)

AO | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Set in Europe before World War II, the story follows the adventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, and her best friend/cousin Fanny Logan. Consumed by a desire for love and marriage, they both seek out the ideal husband.

Stars: Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 3,237

17. McDonald & Dodds (2020– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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A shy and enigmatic Detective Sergeant is partnered with a wildly ambitious Detective Chief Inspector to solve crimes in the historic city of Bath.

Stars: Tala Gouveia, Jason Watkins, James Murray, Jack Riddiford

Votes: 2,665

18. Liar (2017–2020)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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British psychological thriller in which schoolteacher Laura Nielson accuses renowned surgeon Andrew Earlham of rape.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Danny Webb

Votes: 8,094

19. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Yorkshire based crime drama centering on the personal and professional life of Police Sergeant Catherine Cawood.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Charlie Murphy, Rhys Connah

Votes: 35,977

20. The Durrells (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 9,621

21. Sanditon (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Stars: Crystal Clarke, Rose Williams, Kris Marshall, Kate Ashfield

Votes: 9,556

22. Catastrophe (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

8.2
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American man Rob gets Irish woman Sharon pregnant when they hook up for a week while he is on a business trip in London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 17,486

23. Traces (2019–2021)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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While attending an online forensic course, young lab assistant discovers that the fictitious case study has a link to her past. With a help of two female professors she works on bringing a killer to justice.

Stars: Jack Tarlton, Molly Windsor, Laura Fraser, Michael Nardone

Votes: 3,305

24. Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (2018– )

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An oddball couple of private detectives named Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stars: Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga

Votes: 2,874

25. Tin Star (2017–2020)

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

7.3
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Ex undercover UK cop turned police chief of a small town in the Canadian Rockies does what he must to defend his family from those in power whether it's the oilmen, the preachers or the gangsters.

Stars: Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Oliver Coopersmith

Votes: 13,150

26. Our Girl (2013–2020)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.

Stars: Michelle Keegan, Sean Ward, Ben Aldridge, Rolan Bell

Votes: 3,804

27. Ordeal by Innocence (2018)

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

7.3
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Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

Stars: Morven Christie, Anthony Boyle, Christian Cooke, Bill Nighy

Votes: 8,896

28. DCI Banks (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz

Votes: 6,602

29. Motherland (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.8
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This is a programme about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at the competitive side and unromantic take on parenting - not the cute and acceptable public face of motherhood.

Stars: Anna Maxwell Martin, Lucy Punch, Diane Morgan, Paul Ready

Votes: 3,974

30. Years and Years (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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As Britain slowly turns into a dictatorship throughout the years, the lives of a typical busy family from Manchester converge on one crucial night in 2019.

Stars: Rory Kinnear, T'Nia Miller, Anne Reid, Ruth Madeley

Votes: 26,030

31. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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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: 22,037

32. The White Princess (2017)

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

7.6
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Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Richard Dillane

Votes: 10,496

33. Agatha Raisin (2014– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth returns for a series of comedic murder-mysteries based on the books by M.C. Beaton.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Matt McCooey, Jamie Glover, Mathew Horne

Votes: 3,679

34. The Musketeers (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris, "The Musketeers" gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.

Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles

Votes: 21,431

35. The Little Drummer Girl (2018)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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As a Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis, a young English actress is recruited by Mossad to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell, requiring all of her acting talents but also putting her at considerable risk.

Stars: Simona Brown, Gennady Fleyscher, Clare Holman, Daniel Litman

Votes: 10,581

36. Retribution (2016)

TV-MA | 231 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A horrific murder rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in isolated rural Scotland.

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, John Lynch, Joe Dempsie, Julie Graham

Votes: 7,584

37. Ripper Street (2012–2016)

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: 20,235

38. The Mallorca Files (2019– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A British and German detective clashing over how to police the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Stars: Elen Rhys, Julian Looman, María Fernández Ache, Tábata Cerezo

Votes: 1,580

39. Snatch (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A group of up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck-load of stolen gold bullion are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

Stars: Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount, Phoebe Dynevor

Votes: 3,882

40. Temple (2019– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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UK version of the Norwegian show about a surgeon who is determined to save his dying wife to the point of agreeing to treat criminals and others for cash in his highly illegal secret underground clinic.

Stars: Mark Strong, Daniel Mays, Catherine McCormack, Carice van Houten

Votes: 2,345

41. The Pale Horse (2020)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Is a trio of witches responsible for a series of sudden deaths or is there a rational explanation?

Stars: Georgina Campbell, Kaya Scodelario, Rufus Sewell, Kathy Kiera Clarke

Votes: 4,485

42. Smother (2021– )

Not Rated | Thriller

6.3
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On the rugged coast of County Clare, Val Ahern's husband is found dead at the foot of a cliff the morning after a family party. The matriarch starts to dig into the family's secrets to find out who might be responsible.

Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Niamh Walsh, Seána Kerslake

Votes: 755

43. Les Misérables (2018–2019)

372 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Stars: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley

Votes: 7,334

44. Whitstable Pearl (2021– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Follows local restaurant owner Pearl Nolan who sets up a local detective agency after undergoing police training in an earlier career. She is soon embroiled in her first case when she discovers the body of close friend, Vinnie.

Stars: Kerry Godliman, Howard Charles, Frances Barber, Isobelle Molloy

Votes: 1,028

45. Broken (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

8.1
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Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a Northern urban parish who is Modern, maverick, and reassuringly flawed; must be confidant, counsellor and confessor to a congregation ... See full summary »

Stars: Sean Bean, Fin Campbell, Adrian Dunbar, Sam Rintoul

Votes: 2,794

46. Ordinary Lies (2015–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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On the shop floor and in the offices of a motor showroom, desperation can lead to drastic solutions.

Stars: Cat Simmons, Jennifer Nicholas, Con O'Neill, Manjinder Virk

Votes: 935

47. Small Axe (2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Small Axe is based on the real-life experiences of London's West Indian community and is set between 1969 and 1982.

Stars: Naomi Ackie, Neal Barry, Gary Beadle, Khali Best

Votes: 3,688

48. The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019–2020)

352 min | Drama

6.9
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Story of Christine Keeler, who found herself at the heart of a political sex scandal that rocked British government in the 1960s.

Stars: Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Ellie Bamber, Emilia Fox

Votes: 1,611

49. Thirteen (2016)

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

7.2
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26-year-old Ivy Moxam steps out of an ordinary house, on an ordinary street, on an ordinary day. Ivy hasn't been seen for thirteen years, she was kidnapped in 2003 at the age of thirteen.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Valene Kane, Richard Rankin, Natasha Little

Votes: 7,761

50. Wolf Hall (2015)

TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 10,441


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