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Best British Mini Series

Updated July 14, 2020 1.6k votes 725 voters 76.0k views40 items

List RulesLess than 10 Episodes

 Quality British made mini  TV series

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  • The Night Manager1
    196
    59

    The Night Manager

    Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Espionage

    The Night Manager (AMC, 2016) is a British television series directed by Susanne Bier, based...  more
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  • The Missing2
    103
    24

    The Missing

    James Nesbitt, Frances O'Connor

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Psychological drama, Mystery thriller

    The Missing is a British drama television series. It premiered on 28 October 2014 on BBC One...  more
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  • Thirteen3
    61
    12

    Thirteen

    Jodie Comer, Aneurin Barnard

    Premiered2016

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  • Utopia4
    76
    25

    Utopia

    Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction

    Utopia is a British thriller-drama action television series that debuted on Channel 4 on 15...  more
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  • Dangerous Lady5
    57
    15

    Dangerous Lady

    Jason Isaacs

    Premiered1995

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries

    Dangerous Lady was a four-part British mini-series TV drama, which aired on ITV and was based...  more
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  • State of Play6
    57
    20

    State of Play

    James McAvoy, Bill Nighy

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama, Thriller

    State of Play is a six-part British television drama serial directed by David Yates and...  more
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  • This Is England '867
    38
    6

    This Is England '86

    Joe Dempsie, Stephen Graham

    Premiered2010

    This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack...  more
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  • This Is England '888
    41
    14

    This Is England '88

    Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun
    This Is England '88 is a 2011 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack...  more
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  • Killing Eve9
    58
    34

    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Spy thriller

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe...  more
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  • This Is England '9010
    30
    8

    This Is England '90

    Joe Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    This Is England '90 is an upcoming British TV drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and...  more
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  • Unforgiven11
    33
    12

    Unforgiven

    Peter Davison, Suranne Jones

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama

    Unforgiven is a three-part British television drama series written by Sally Wainwright which...  more
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  • Appropriate Adult12
    26
    8

    Appropriate Adult

    Emily Watson, Dominic West
    Appropriate Adult is a 2011 British television film, starring Dominic West, Emily Watson and...  more
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  • Mrs Biggs13
    22
    4

    Mrs Biggs

    Sheridan Smith, Daniel Mays

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama

    Mrs Biggs is a 2012 British television series based on the true story of the wife of the Great...  more
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  • The Honourable Woman14
    28
    15

    The Honourable Woman

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea

    Premiered2014

    The Honourable Woman is a 2014 British political–spy thriller television miniseries in eight...  more
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  • Glue15
    34
    22

    Glue

    Yasmin Paige, Jordan Stephens

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Mystery

    Glue is a British television drama shown on E4. It was created and written by Jack Thorne. It...  more
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  • The Great Train Robbery16
    23
    11

    The Great Train Robbery

    Robert Glenister, Jack Roth

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama, Biographical film

    The Great Train Robbery is a British television film in two parts, that was first broadcast on...  more
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  • See No Evil: The Moors Murders17
    17
    5

    See No Evil: The Moors Murders

    See No Evil: The Moors Murders is a British two-part television serial directed by Christopher...  more
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  • Top Boy18
    18
    8

    Top Boy

    Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Top Boy (Netflix, 2019) is a British television crime drama series created by Ronan Bennett,...  more
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  • Looking After Jo Jo19
    15
    6

    Looking After Jo Jo

    Robert Carlyle

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Looking After Jo Jo is a 1998 BBC Scotland television drama starring Robert Carlyle. John...  more
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  • Our Friends in the North20
    12
    2

    Our Friends in the North

    Daniel Craig, Mark Strong

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama

    Our Friends in the North is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and...  more
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  • One of Us21
    17
    9

    One of Us

    Laura Fraser, Joe Dempsie Julie Graham

    Premiered2016

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  • Giri/Haji22
    11
    2

    Giri/Haji

    Takehiro Hira, Kelly Macdonald

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Giri/Haji (Netflix, 2020) is a British television drama created by Joe Barton. A detective...  more
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  • The Take23
    12
    4

    The Take

    Tom Hardy, Brian Cox

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    The Take is a four episode British drama TV series on Sky 1 based upon the Martina Cole novel....  more
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  • Talk to Me24
    13
    7

    Talk to Me

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Laura Fraser

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Talk to Me is a British television serial, written by writer Danny Brocklehurst, produced by...  more
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  • Criminal Justice25
    13
    8

    Criminal Justice

    Pete Postlethwaite, Ben Whishaw

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama, Thriller

    Criminal Justice is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in...  more
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