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The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix

Updated September 11, 2020 9.7k votes 2.9k voters 230.0k views36 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
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    Broadchurch

    David Tennant, Olivia Colman

    Premiered2013

    Broadchurch (ITV, 2013) is a British serial crime drama television series created by Chris... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sherlock
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    Sherlock

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

    Premiered2010

    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Peaky Blinders
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Premiered2013

    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Crown
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    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith

    Premiered2016

    The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Bodyguard
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    Bodyguard

    Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes

    Premiered2018

    Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Call The Midwife
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    Call The Midwife

    Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart

    Premiered2012

    Call the Midwife (BBC, 2012) is a British period drama series created by Heidi Thomas. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Black Mirror
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    After Life
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    After Life

    Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton

    Premiered2019

    After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Black Earth Rising
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    Black Earth Rising

    Michaela Coel, John Goodman

    Premiered2018

    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
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    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Premiered2014

    Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Collateral
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    Collateral

    Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Martello-White

    Premiered2018

    Collateral (BBC Two, 2018) is a four-part British television drama serial created by David... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The End of the F***ing World
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    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

    Premiered2018

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Safe
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    Safe

    Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington

    Premiered2018

    Safe (Netflix, 2018) is a television drama series created by Harlan Coben. After his teenage... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Hinterland
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    Hinterland

    Richard Harrington, Mali Harries

    Premiered2014

    Y Gwyll, titled Hinterland in the English-language version (S4C, 2013), is a Welsh noir police... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Ripper Street
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    Ripper Street

    Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn

    Premiered2012

    Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, six... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The English Game
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    The English Game

    Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie

    Premiered2020

    The English Game (Netflix, 2020) is a historical drama series created by Julian Fellowes, Tony... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Marcella
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    Marcella

    Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock

    Premiered2016

    Marcella is a British crime noir detective series produced, written and directed by Hans... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Giri/Haji
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    Giri/Haji

    Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald

    Premiered2020

    Giri/Haji (Netflix, 2020) is a British television drama created by Joe Barton. A detective... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Wanderlust
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    Wanderlust

    Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh

    Premiered2018

    Wanderlust (BBC One, 2018) is a British television drama series. Joy Richards (Toni Collette... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Top Boy: Summerhouse
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    Top Boy: Summerhouse

    Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson

    Premiered2011

    Top Boy (Channel 4, 2011) is a British television drama series created by Ronan Bennett. Set... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Criminal: UK
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    Criminal: UK

    David Tennant, Haley Atwell

    Premiered2019

    Criminal: UK (Netflix, 2019) is part of a police procedural anthology series created by Kay... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Last Kingdom
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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Premiered2015

    The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Traitors
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    Traitors

    Emma Appleton, Michael Stuhlbarg

    Premiered2019

    Traitors (Channel 4 and Netflix, 2019), originally titled "Jerusalem," is a joint British and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Last Tango in Halifax
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    Last Tango in Halifax

    Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker
    Last Tango in Halifax is a British romantic drama series that started airing on BBC One on 20... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Doctor Foster
    Doctor Foster is a British drama television series that is set to first broadcast on BBC One.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button