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The Best Current BBC America TV Series

Updated June 14, 2019 1.5k votes 422 voters 23.7k views31 items

List RulesTV series with original episodes airing on the BBC America network

BBC America has aired numerous entertaining series over the years. Which of their current TV series are the most enjoyable to watch?
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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    PremieredApril 8, 2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Thriller

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer,...  more
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    35

    Orphan Black

    Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris

    PremieredMarch 30, 2013

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Drama

    Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in fact,...  more
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    Sherlock

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

    PremieredJuly 25, 2010

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Crime drama

    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The brilliant yet insensitive detective (Benedict...  more
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    Broadchurch

    David Tennant, Olivia Colman

    PremieredMarch 4, 2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Mystery

    Broadchurch (ITV, 2013) is a British serial crime drama television series created by Chris Chibnall. Police detectives DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) investigate a...  more
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    27
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    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood

    PremieredOctober 22, 2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America, 2016) is a comic science fiction detective television series created by Max Landis, inspired by the novel series by Douglas Adams. An eccentric...  more
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    57
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    Luther

    Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson

    PremieredMay 4, 2010

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Drama, Crime

    Luther (BBC One, 2011) is a British crime serial drama created by Neil Cross. DCI John Luther (Idris Elba) is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the...  more
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    Top Gear

    Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson

    PremieredOctober 20, 2002

    Genres (Tv)Auto, Entertainment, Documentary

    Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. It began in 1977 as a conventional motoring...  more
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    Doctor Who

    Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known...  more
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    14
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    Absolutely Fabulous

    Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley

    PremieredJuly 24, 1994

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the leading...  more
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    Torchwood

    John Barrowman, Eve Myles

    PremieredOctober 22, 2006

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Adventure

    Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A spin-off from the 2005 revival of long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who, Torchwood aired four...  more
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    7
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    Weird Nature

    Ciarán McMenamin

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Nature documentary

    Weird Nature is a 2002 British documentary television series produced by John Downer Productions for the BBC and Discovery Channel. The series features strange behavior in nature—specifically, the...  more
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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, Tobias Santelmann

    PremieredOctober 10, 2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Historical Drama

    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander...  more
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    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Talk show

    The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. It was shown on BBC Two from February 2007 to May 2009 and has been on BBC One since October 2009....  more
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    7
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    The X-Files

    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

    PremieredSeptember 10, 1993

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction

    The X-Files (Fox, 1993) is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The series revolves around FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigating...  more
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    BBC World News America is a current affairs news programme produced by BBC World News to be shown initially for American audiences. It is presented by Katty Kay, who was announced as the main anchor...  more
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    David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive

    Britain's best-loved broadcaster brings his favourite extinct creatures back to life in David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive. In this ground-breaking film, Sir David takes us on a...  more
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    London Spy

    Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Crime

    London Spy (BBC Two, 2015) is a British-American five-part drama television serial created by Tom Rob Smith. A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of...  more
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    5
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    In the Flesh

    Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains

    PremieredMarch 17, 2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror

    In the Flesh is a BAFTA award-winning BBC Three supernatural drama series starring Luke Newberry. Written and created by Dominic Mitchell, the show began airing on BBC Three on 17 March 2013 with the...  more
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    Atlantis

    Stephanie Leonidas, Reece Ritchie

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Docudrama, Drama

    Atlantis is a 2011 BBC docudrama which depicts a re-enactment of the events surrounding the volcanic eruption which destroyed the island of Thera, an incident believed to have inspired the legend of...  more
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    4
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    The Game

    Coby Bell, Hosea Chanchez

    PremieredOctober 1, 2006

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama, Football

    The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime...  more
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    Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan

    Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan is a wildlife documentary series produced by BBC America and presented by actor Dominic Monaghan, who also serves as an executive producer for the show. Each...  more
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    World News Today is a current affairs news programme, produced by BBC News, presented by Philippa Thomas, Kasia Madera and Karin Giannone. It was originally conceived as a morning television show...  more
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    QI

    Alan Davies

    PremieredSeptember 11, 2003

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Comedy

    QI is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry, and featuring permanent panellist Alan Davies. Most of the questions are extremely...  more
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    Ripper Street

    Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn

    PremieredDecember 30, 2012

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Mystery

    Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam...  more
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    Mud, Sweat and Gears

    Tom Ford

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Reality-TV