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The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix To Watch Now

Updated April 1, 2021 10.2k votes 3.1k voters 252.1k views43 items

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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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    Broadchurch

    David Tennant, Olivia Colman
    Broadchurch (ITV, 2013) is a British serial crime drama television series created by Chris...  more

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    Sherlock

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tanya Moodie
    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and...  more

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    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith
    The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter...  more

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    Bodyguard

    Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes
    Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by...  more

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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory
    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,...  more

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    Call The Midwife

    Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart
    Call the Midwife (BBC, 2012) is a British period drama series created by Heidi Thomas. The...  more

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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell
    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie...  more

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    Hinterland

    Richard Harrington, Mali Harries
    Y Gwyll, titled Hinterland in the English-language version (S4C, 2013), is a Welsh noir police...  more

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    After Life

    Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton
    After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky...  more
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    Outlander

    Graham McTavish, Tobias Menzies
    Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore,...  more

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    Collateral

    Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Martello-White
    Collateral (BBC Two, 2018) is a four-part British television drama serial created by David...  more
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    Marcella

    Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock
    Marcella is a British crime noir detective series produced, written and directed by Hans...  more
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    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden
    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark...  more

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    Black Earth Rising

    Michaela Coel, John Goodman
    Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When...  more
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    Safe

    Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington
    Safe (Netflix, 2018) is a television drama series created by Harlan Coben. After his teenage...  more
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    Ripper Street

    Adam Rothenberg, Jerome Flynn
    Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, six...  more

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    The English Game

    Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie
    The English Game (Netflix, 2020) is a historical drama series created by Julian Fellowes, Tony...  more

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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson
    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based...  more

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    Giri/Haji

    Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald
    Giri/Haji (Netflix, 2020) is a British television drama created by Joe Barton. A detective...  more

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    Criminal: UK

    David Tennant, Haley Atwell
    Criminal: UK (Netflix, 2019) is part of a police procedural anthology series created by Kay...  more

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    Wanderlust

    Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh
    Wanderlust (BBC One, 2018) is a British television drama series. Joy Richards (Toni Collette...  more
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    Top Boy: Summerhouse

    Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson
    Top Boy (Channel 4, 2011) is a British television drama series created by Ronan Bennett. Set...  more
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    The Irregulars

    Thaddea Graham, Darci Shaw
    The Irregulars (Netflix, 2021) is a British crime drama mystery fantasy series created by Tom...  more

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    Doctor Foster

    Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel
    Doctor Foster is a British drama television series that is set to first broadcast on BBC One....  more

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    The Five

    Tom Cullen, O. T. Fagbenle
    The Five (Sky1, 2016) is a British crime drama television series created by crime author...  more