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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
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
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 (BBC One, 2014) is a British crime drama television series created by Sally Wainwright. A police sergeant (Sarah Lancashire) deals with personal tragedy while investigating drug ...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
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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After Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley
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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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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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Giri/Haji is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald, Yosuke Kubozuka
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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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Claes Bang, John Heffernan, Dolly Wells
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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Top Boy: Summerhouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Michael Ward
Top Boy (Channel 4, 2011) is a British television drama series created by Ronan Bennett. Set in Hackney, East London, a group of people involved in drug dealing and street gangs try to get by.
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Kiss Me First is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Watership Down is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, John Boyega
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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Criminal: UK is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
David Tennant, Haley Atwell, Clare-Hope Ashitey
Criminal: UK (Netflix, 2019) is part of a police procedural anthology series created by Kay Smith and Jim Field Smith. The series takes place entirely inside police interrogation rooms in four ...more