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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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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

Premiered: 2013

Broadchurch (ITV, 2013) is a British serial crime drama television series created by Chris Chibnall. Police detectives DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

Premiered: 2016

The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series created by Peter Morgan. A young Queen Elizabeth II's (Claire Foy) political rivalries and romances guide the events ...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

Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The brilliant yet insensitive detective ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Laura Main

Premiered: 2012

Call the Midwife (BBC, 2012) is a British period drama series created by Heidi Thomas. The lives of a group of midwives living in East London are documented in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

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Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Premiered: 2011

Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine ...more

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Black Earth Rising is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Michaela Coel, John Goodman, Tamara Tunie

Premiered: 2018

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

Black Earth Rising (Netflix, 2019) is a television drama series created by Hugo Blick. When her adoptive mother (Tamara Tunie) takes on a case prosecuting an African militia leader, a ...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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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 10 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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After Life is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley

Premiered: 2019

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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Premiered: 2014

Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore, based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon. A married former WWII nurse (Caitriona Balfe) is ...more

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Safe is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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) 15 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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Top Boy: Summerhouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Michael Ward

Premiered: 2011

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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Giri/Haji is listed (or ranked) 17 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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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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The English Game is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie, Charlotte Hope

Premiered: 2020

The English Game (Netflix, 2020) is a historical drama series created by Julian Fellowes, Tony Charles, and Oliver Cotton. The story of the invention of football and how it quickly rose to ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann

Premiered: 2015

The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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Criminal: UK is listed (or ranked) 21 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
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Hinterland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries

Premiered: 2014

Y Gwyll, titled Hinterland in the English-language version (S4C, 2013), is a Welsh noir police detective drama series created by Ed Talfan and Ed Thomas. Troubled Detective Chief Inspector Tom ...more

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The Five is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British TV Dramas On Netflix
Tom Cullen, O. T. Fagbenle, Lee Ingleby
The Five (Sky1, 2016) is a British crime drama television series created by crime author Harlan Coben. 20 years after the disappearance of his brother, a lawyer (Tom Cullen) and his childhood ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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