With BBC Studios (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorising London.
Director: Jamie Payne | Stars: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley
2. Luther (2010–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown
3. Doctor Who (2005– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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
4. Ghosts (2021– )
TV-PG | Comedy, Fantasy
A young couple's dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it's both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents.
Stars: Rose McIver, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Brandon Scott Jones, Richie Moriarty
5. Better (2023– )
59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A corrupt police detective has a painful moral awakening and decides to put right 20 years of wrongdoing.
Stars: Leila Farzad, Andrew Buchan, Samuel Edward-Cook, Zak Ford-Williams
6. Bluey (2018– )
TV-Y | 7 min | Animation, Family
The slice-of-life adventures of an Australian Blue Heeler Cattle Dog puppy as she has fun with her family and friends in everyday situations.
Stars: David McCormack, Melanie Zanetti, Rico Romaniuk, Ninthe van Schie
7. Ghosts (2019– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A group of spirits restlessly squabble in an abandoned country house. To their despair, a young couple inherits the house with hopeful plans to renovate it into a luxury hotel.
Stars: Lolly Adefope, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas
8. The Diplomat (I) (2023– )
50 min | Drama, Thriller
The six-part series follows Laura Simmonds and her Barcelona Consul colleague and friend Alba Ortiz as they fight to protect British nationals who find themselves in trouble in the Catalan city.
Stars: Sophie Rundle, Steven Cree, Philipp Boos, Serena Manteghi
9. The English (2022– )
TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Western
Follows a woman as she seeks revenge on the man she sees as responsible for the death of her son.
Stars: Emily Blunt, Chaske Spencer, Stephen Rea, Tom Hughes
10. Father Brown (2013– )
TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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
11. Great Expectations (I) (2023– )
Drama, History | Completed
Follows orphan Pip, who spent his childhood as a blacksmith's apprentice and suddenly receives a windfall from an unknown benefactor that allows him to travel to London and enter high society.
Stars: Bronte Carmichael, Tom Sweet, Gianni Calchetti, Olivia Colman
12. Call Me Kat (2021– )
TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy
A 39-year-old woman decides to use the money her parents had been saving for her wedding to open a cat-themed cafe.
Stars: Mayim Bialik, Swoosie Kurtz, Kyla Pratt, Cheyenne Jackson
13. Good Omens (2019–2023)
TV-MA | 328 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an 11-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.
Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck
14. Planet Earth II (2016)
TV-G | 298 min | Documentary
David Attenborough returns with a new wildlife documentary that shows life in a variety of habitats.
Stars: David Attenborough, Gordon Buchanan, Chadden Hunter, Ed Charles
15. Vigil (2021– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death onboard a Trident nuclear submarine bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services.
Stars: Suranne Jones, Rose Leslie, Shaun Evans, Paterson Joseph
16. The Outlaws (2021– )
TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Seven strangers from different walks of life forced together to complete a community payback sentence in Bristol.
Stars: Rhianne Barreto, Darren Boyd, Gamba Cole, Charles Babalola
17. Staged (2020–2022)
Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Drama
David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as two actors whose West End play has been put on hold due to Covid-19, but whose director has persuaded them to carry on rehearsing online.
Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg
18. Smother (2021–2023)
Not Rated | Drama, Thriller
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, Elijah O'Sullivan
19. Sister Boniface Mysteries (2022– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The investigations of Sister Boniface of St Vincent's Convent - nun, moped rider, wine maker and part-time forensic scientist.
Stars: Lorna Watson, Max Brown, Miranda Raison, Jerry Iwu
20. Trying (2020–2023)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
All Jason and Nikki want is a baby, but it's the one thing they just can't have. So, they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family and chaotic lives will the adoption panel think they're ready to be parents?
Stars: Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Oliver Chris, Sian Brooke
21. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.
Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth
22. Blue Lights (2023– )
Follows rookie police officers working in Belfast, a city in which being a frontline response cop comes with unique pressures and dangers.
Stars: Jonathan Harden, Sian Brooke, Katherine Devlin, Nathan Braniff
23. Time (2021– )
59 min | Crime, Drama
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
24. This Is Going to Hurt (2022)
TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama
Set on Labor Ward with all its hilarity and heart-lifting highs but also its gut-wrenching lows, the show delivers a brutally honest depiction of life as a junior doctor on the wards, and the toll the job can take back home.
Stars: Ben Whishaw, Ambika Mod, Rory Fleck Byrne, Michele Austin
25. Coupling (2000–2004)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance
Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.
Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt
26. The Chelsea Detective (2022– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Arnold, whose lifestyle on a battered houseboat in Chelsea's Cheyne Walk contrasts sharply with the affluent elite whose crimes he helps solve alongside partner D.C. Priya Shamsie.
Stars: Adrian Scarborough, Peter Bankolé, Lucy Phelps, Sophie Stone
27. Am I Being Unreasonable? (2022– )
29 min | Comedy, Thriller
Follows two friends who love having fun and booze, until everything unravels.
Stars: Daisy May Cooper, Lenny Rush, Selin Hizli, Dustin Demri-Burns
28. This Country (2017–2020)
TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy
Comedy exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan's lives in the Cotswolds.
Stars: Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Paul Chahidi, Trevor Cooper
29. The Cleaner (2021– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy
Paul 'Wicky' Wickstead, a state-certified cleaning technician, is responsible for the removal of any signs of death from crime scenes.
Stars: Greg Davies, Zita Sattar, Jane Lewis, Sam Ward
30. Les Misérables (2018–2019)
TV-14 | 372 min | Drama, Romance
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
31. Welcome to Flatch (2022– )
TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy
A documentary film crew follows a group of young adults and their current concerns, in their small town. The crew focus is the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet and their idiosyncratic surroundings.
Stars: Holmes, Sam Straley, Justin Linville, Taylor Ortega
32. Mandy (2019– )
15 min | Comedy
Mandy is a hapless, jobless heroine whose daft adventures mostly end in disaster. She's got Big Dreams, but can she actually be bothered?
Stars: Diane Morgan, Michelle Greenidge, Michael Spicer, Alistair Green
33. Our Girl (2013–2020)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Stars: Michelle Keegan, Sean Ward, Ben Aldridge, Rolan Bell
34. The Mallorca Files (2019– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama
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
35. A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou (2023– )
53 min | Comedy
A womb with a view, awkward adulthood, the not-so-golden years. Journeying through life's stages with Jamie Demetriou in a musical sketch-comedy special.
Stars: Emma Sidi, Christopher Jeffers, Raphael Sowole, Mikey Altoft
36. Edge of Darkness (1985)
307 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When his daughter Emma is murdered, cop Craven discovers that she was in a GAIA group of activists occupied with exposing Northmoor nuclear waste storage facility for illegal activities.
Stars: Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker, Charles Kay, Ian McNeice
37. Crossfire (2022)
TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a shooting, Jo's family vacations turns into turmoil.
Stars: Keeley Hawes, Lee Ingleby, Daniel Ryan, Josette Simon
38. We Hunt Together (2020– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A gripping twist on a classic cat-and-mouse story, this British drama series explores the intoxication of sexual attraction and the dangerous power of emotional manipulation as two conflicted detectives track down a pair of deadly killers.
Stars: Eve Myles, Babou Ceesay, Hermione Corfield, Vicki Pepperdine
39. Clique (2017–2018)
TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Thriller
When Georgia gets drawn into an elite university clique of alpha girls, her friend Holly becomes alarmed by her changing, erratic behaviour, and feels compelled to join - only to find this seductive world is deeply corrupted.
Stars: Rachel Hurd-Wood, Synnove Karlsen, Sophia Brown, David Monteath
40. The Control Room (2022)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Follows Gabe, an ordinary man who works as an emergency call handler for the Scottish Ambulance Service in Glasgow. One day he receives a desperate call from a woman who seems to know him.
Stars: Iain De Caestecker, Daniel Portman, Jatinder Singh Randhawa, Rona Morison
41. Blue Planet II (2017)
TV-G | 364 min | Documentary
David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.
Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Munns, Roger Horrocks
42. The Pursuit of Love (2021)
AO | 60 min | Drama, Romance
Set in Europe before World War II, the story follows the adventures of charismatic, fearless Linda Radlett and her best friend/cousin Fanny Logan. Consumed by a desire for love and marriage, each seeks out the ideal husband.
Stars: Lily James, Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Emily Mortimer
43. The Watch (2020–2021)
TV-14 | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A group of misfit cops rise up from decades of helplessness to save their corrupt city from catastrophe.
Stars: Richard Dormer, Lara Rossi, Adam Hugill, Marama Corlett
44. Malory Towers (2020– )
30 min | Drama, Family
Set in post-World War II Britain, the show follows the adventures of 12-year-old Darrell Rivers.
Stars: Ella Bright, Danya Griver, Beth Bradfield, Imogen Lamb
45. Ragdoll (2021)
280 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Detectives look to untangle the case of the Ragdoll Killer, who has killed six people and sewn their bodies into the shape of one grotesque body nicknamed the Ragdoll.
Stars: Lucy Hale, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira, Michael Smiley
46. Us (I) (2020)
TV-MA | 232 min | Drama
The poignant and hilarious story of the Petersens during their vacation across Europe where the father Douglas tries to win back the love of his wife Connie and become reconciled with their son Albie.
Stars: Tom Hollander, Saskia Reeves, Tom Taylor, Gina Bramhill
47. Somewhere Boy (2022– )
23 min | Drama
Danny was a baby when his mother was killed in a car crash. Overcome with grief, his father locked him away in a house, telling him the outside world is full of monsters that will spirit him away like his mother.
Stars: Lewis Gribben, Samuel Bottomley, Rory Keenan, Lisa McGrillis
48. Nova (1974– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
Science documentaries about various topics.
Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Stacy Keach, Lance Lewman
49. Here We Go (2020– )
29 min | Comedy, Drama
The Jessops decide to boost family morale by going on a summer holiday - in October.
Stars: Katherine Parkinson, Jim Howick, Freya Parks, Tom Basden
50. In the Dark (2017)
TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes, to help her childhood best friend who is in the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.
Stars: MyAnna Buring, Ben Batt, David Leon, Jamie Sives