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The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix  

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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.

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Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee
Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by Jed Mercurio. Police Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic British Army war-veteran ...more

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

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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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

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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Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran
Happy Valley is a British crime drama television series filmed and set in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, in Northern England. The series, starring Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran, is ...more
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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 5 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) 6 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Premiered: 2013

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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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main

Premiered: 2012

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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After Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley

Premiered: 2019

Number of Seasons: 1

After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky Gervais. When Tony's (Ricky Gervais) wife suddenly dies he decides to get revenge on the world by doing ...more

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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan

Premiered: 2018

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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Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Black Earth Rising

Adopted by a human rights attorney after the Rwandan genocide, legal investigator Kate Ashby confronts her past when she takes on war crimes cases.

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Premiered: 2014

Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

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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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Safe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot

Premiered: 2018

Safe (Netflix, 2018) is a television drama series created by Harlan Coben. After his teenage daughter goes missing, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets ...more
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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg

Premiered: 2012

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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Traitors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Emma Appleton, Michael Stuhlbarg, Keeley Hawes

Premiered: 2019

Traitors (Channel 4 and Netflix, 2019), originally titled "Jerusalem," is a joint British and American thriller period drama television series. Set in 1945 London, the show follows the ...more
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The Fear is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Iain Glen, Jerome Flynn, Harry Fielder

Premiered: 1988

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Wanderlust is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton

Premiered: 2018

Wanderlust (BBC One, 2018) is a British television drama series. Joy Richards (Toni Collette ), a therapist, tries to save her marriage to Alan (Steven Mackintosh) after a cycling accident ...more
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Flowers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Olivia Colman, Julian Barratt, Daniel Rigby

Premiered: 2016

Flowers (Channel 4, 2016) is a British black comedy-drama television sitcom. The series follows the Flowers family, headed by depressed father and children's author Maurice (Julian Barratt) and ...more
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Kiss Me First is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard
Kiss Me First (Channel 4, 2018) is a British horror-thriller drama series created by Bryan Elsley. A lonely video game addict (Tallulah Haddon) to the online world of Azana meets a confident ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells

Premiered: 2019

Dracula (Netflix, BBC One, 2019) is a British-American horror-fantasy television limited series based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. This retelling of the classic story follows ...more

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Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega

Premiered: 2018

Watership Down (Netflix, 2018) is a British-Irish-American animated television miniseries based on the 1972 novel of the same name by Richard Adams and adapted by Tom Bidwell. Fleeing their ...more
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Giri/Haji is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald, Yosuke Kubozuka

Premiered: 2020

Giri/Haji (Netflix, 2020) is a British television drama. A detective from Tokyo scours London for his missing brother, who's been involved with the Yakuza and accused of murder.

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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Criminal: United Kingdom... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
David Tennant, Haley Atwell, Clare-Hope Ashitey
Criminal: United Kingdom is a 2019 British police procedural anthology series created by George Kay and Jim Field Smith and starring David Tennant, Hayley Atwell, Clare-Hope Ashitey, and Youssef ...more