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Here are the best British drama shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for crime dramas or historical fiction, this list of British TV dramas currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series. What are the best British drama series to watch on Netflix? 

One of the best current sci-fi shows, Black Mirror is filled with Easter eggs you might have missed. Other good British TV dramas on Netflix include Broadchurch, Collateral, The Fall, and Luther.

Vote up the best British drama shows on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Arvin Sheik added bodyguard

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker Broadchurch is a British television drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. The ...more

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The Night Manager is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman Luxury hotel night manager, and former British soldier, Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) is recruited by Angela Burr (Olivia Colman), an intelligence operative. He is tasked to navigate Whitehall ...more

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Foyle's War is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after the Second World War, created by screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after ...more

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Shetland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Shetland is a BBC Scotland crime drama television series starring Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez. The story takes place on the Scottish archipelago of Shetland, though much ...more

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Line of Duty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Keeley Hawes, Lennie James, Martin Compston Line of Duty is a British police drama, created by Jed Mercurio, which aired on BBC Two 26 June 2012. The first series was BBC Two's best-performing drama series in 10 years, with a consolidated ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Endeavour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw Endeavour is a British television detective drama series. It is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse and—like that series—is set primarily in Oxford. Shaun Evans portrays a young ...more

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The Fall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch The Fall is a BBC drama television series set in Northern Ireland and created, written and, in its second series, directed by Allan Cubitt. The series stars Gillian Anderson as Superintendent ...more

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley Luther is a British drama series starring Idris Elba as the eponymous character DCI John Luther. Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six one-hour long episodes, premiered on 4 ...more

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Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Black Earth Rising

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The End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more

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The Missing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor, Ken Stott The Missing is a British drama television series. It premiered on 28 October 2014 on BBC One in the UK, and in the US on Starz on 15 November 2014. The eight-part series was written by Harry and ...more

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Cracker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien Cracker is a British crime drama series produced by Granada Television for ITV and created and principally written by Jimmy McGovern. Set in Manchester, the series is centered on a criminal ...more

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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw This series (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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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony ...more

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. Following the death of his father, James Delaney (Tom Hardy) ...more

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Wallander is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark Wallander is a British television series adapted from the Swedish novelist Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Kenneth Branagh as the eponymous police inspector. The first ...more

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Arvin Sheik added Thirteen

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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg 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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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Martello-White, Jeany Spark Collateral (BBC Two, 2018) is a four-part British television drama serial created by David Hare. While investigating the seemingly random murder of a pizza delivery man in London, a detective ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules, Ben Miller Death in Paradise is a British-French lighthearted crime drama television series created by Robert Thorogood, initially starring Ben Miller and Sara Martins, and later starring Kris Marshall and ...more

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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce The Innocents (Netflix, 2018) is a British supernatural television series created by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric. After running away from her repressive family to be with her lover Harry ...more

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Death Comes to Pemberley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode Death Comes to Pemberley is a three-part British television drama based on the best-selling P.D. James novel of the same name, a murder mystery continuation of the events of Jane Austen's Pride ...more

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Casanova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Rose Byrne, David Tennant, Peter O'Toole Casanova is a 2005 British television comedy drama serial, written by television scriptwriter Russell T Davies and directed by Sheree Folkson. Produced by Red Production Company for BBC Wales in ...more