British biographies and biographical shows get to revel in their rich history (and include a lot more royalty than American biopic shows). The best British biography TV shows aren't necessarily about lauded English folks - they also include other famous Europeans and even Americans. If you’ve been looking for the best biographical dramas and documentaries from England, this list of the best British biography series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue and what older shows you might need to hunt down and watch immediately.
When it comes to the famous folks in British biography television dramas, it includes everyone from queens (Victoria) and politicians (Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years) to the writer who brought the world one of the most enduring film characters (Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond). But it's not all British biographical dramas, there are great documentary biography series as well, including This Is Your Life and Piers Morgan's Life Stories.
Which British shows tell someone's tale the best? Vote up the best British biographies, then vote down the shows that don't even garner a chuckle, and add any biography series from England that are missing.