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The Night Manager is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Night Manager Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman

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The Missing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Missing The Missing is a British drama television series. It premiered on 28 October 2014 on BBC One in the UK, and in the US on Starz on 15 November 2014. The eight-part series was written by Harry and ...more

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Utopia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Best British Mini Series
Utopia Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Alexandra Roach Utopia is a British thriller-drama action television series that debuted on Channel 4 on 15 January 2013 and ended on 12 August 2014. The show is written by Dennis Kelly and stars Fiona ...more

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Best British Mini Series
Devjot Singh added Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees Poldark is the original version of the BBC television series adaptation of the novels of the same title written by Winston Graham. The adaption was first transmitted in the UK between 1975 and

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State of Play is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Best British Mini Series
State of Play James McAvoy, Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald State of Play is a six-part British television drama serial directed by David Yates and written by Paul Abbott. The serial, first broadcast on BBC One in 2003, was produced in-house by the BBC ...more

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Dangerous Lady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Best British Mini Series
Dangerous Lady Jason Isaacs Dangerous Lady was a four-part British mini-series TV drama, which aired on ITV and was based on Martina Cole's first published novel of the same name. The series premièred in 1995 and ...more

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Glue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Best British Mini Series
Glue Yasmin Paige, Jordan Stephens, Billy Howle

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This Is England '88 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Best British Mini Series
This Is England '88 Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose This Is England '88 is a 2011 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, it is also a sequel to the 2010 television sequel ...more

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This Is England '90 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best British Mini Series
This Is England '90 Joe Gilgun, Thomas Turgoose This Is England '90 is an upcoming British TV drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, it is also a sequel to the series This Is ...more

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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best British Mini Series
Thirteen Jodie Comer, Aneurin Barnard, Valene Kane

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This Is England '86 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best British Mini Series
This Is England '86 Joe Dempsie, Stephen Graham, Joe Gilgun This Is England '86 is a 2010 British drama miniseries written by Shane Meadows and Jack Thorne. A spin-off from the 2006 film This Is England, and set three years later, it focuses on the mod ...more

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The Great Train Robbery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Great Train Robbery Robert Glenister, Jack Roth, Paul Anderson The Great Train Robbery is a British television film in two parts, that was first broadcast on BBC One on 18 and 19 December 2013. Written by Chris Chibnall, it tells the story of the Great ...more

The Best British Sitcoms of All Time

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Appropriate Adult is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Best British Mini Series
Appropriate Adult Emily Watson^! Dominic West^! Robert Glenister Appropriate Adult is a 2011 British television film, starring Dominic West, Emily Watson and Monica Dolan. It is based on the true story of Gloucester serial killer Fred West, and focuses on the ...more

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One of Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best British Mini Series
One of Us Laura Fraser, Joe Dempsie Julie Graham

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Criminal Justice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Best British Mini Series
Criminal Justice Pete Postlethwaite, Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo Criminal Justice is a British television drama series produced by the BBC and first shown in 2008. Written by Peter Moffat, each five-episode series follows the journey of an individual through ...more

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The Honourable Woman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Honourable Woman Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Lubna Azabal The Honourable Woman is a 2014 British political–spy thriller television miniseries in eight parts, directed and written by Hugo Blick for the BBC and SundanceTV. Featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal in ...more

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Mad Dogs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Best British Mini Series
Mad Dogs John Simm, Philip Glenister, Ben Chaplin Mad Dogs is a British black comedy and psychological thriller television series, written and created by Cris Cole, that began airing on Sky1 on 10 February 2011, and ended on 29 December 2013 ...more

The Best Animated Films Ever

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Best British Mini Series
Unforgiven Peter Davison, Suranne Jones, Jemma Redgrave Unforgiven is a three-part British television drama series written by Sally Wainwright which was first broadcast on ITV & UTV in January 2009, and STV in 2012. It was made by the Red ...more

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Mrs Biggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Best British Mini Series
Mrs Biggs Sheridan Smith, Daniel Mays Mrs Biggs is a 2012 British television series based on the true story of the wife of the Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs. The series covers Mrs Charmian Biggs' journey from naïve young ...more

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Southcliffe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Best British Mini Series
Southcliffe Rory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson Southcliffe is a British drama series airing on Channel 4. Set in a fictional town on the North Kent Marshes, it employs a nonlinear narrative structure to tell the story of a series of ...more

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Secret State is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Best British Mini Series
Secret State Gabriel Byrne Secret State is a 2012 British four-part political thriller, starring Gabriel Byrne, Charles Dance and Gina McKee, and inspired by Chris Mullin's novel A Very British Coup. It delves into the ...more

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Our Friends in the North is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Best British Mini Series
Our Friends in the North Daniel Craig, Mark Strong, Christopher Eccleston Our Friends in the North is a British television drama serial, produced by the BBC and originally broadcast in nine episodes on BBC Two in early 1996. Written by Peter Flannery, it tells the ...more

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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The Runaway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Runaway Jack O'Connell, Keith Allen, Alan Cumming

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Boys from the Blackstuff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Best British Mini Series
Boys from the Blackstuff Julie Walters, Bernard Hill, Paul Barber Boys from the Blackstuff is a British television drama series of five episodes, originally transmitted from 10 October to 7 November 1982 on BBC2. The serial was written by Liverpudlian ...more

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Our Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Best British Mini Series
Our Girl Lacey Turner, Iwan Rheon, Michelle Kegan Our Girl is a BBC drama that was first broadcast on 24 March 2013 on BBC One. Set in modern day Britain, the drama tells the story of an 18 year old girl, Molly Dawes, played by Lacey Turner who ...more

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Best British Mini Series
MakClairvoyant added Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a seven-part British fantasy television series to be shown on BBC One, adapted by Peter Harness from Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel of the same name, to ...more

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See No Evil: The Moors Murders is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best British Mini Series
See No Evil: The Moors Murders See No Evil: The Moors Murders is a British two-part television serial directed by Christopher Menaul. It was produced by Granada Television and broadcast on ITV during May 2006. It tells the ...more

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Five Days is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Best British Mini Series
Five Days David Morrissey, David Oyelowo, Janet McTeer Five Days is a British dramatic television series produced by the BBC in association with Home Box Office. The first series was first broadcast on BBC One from 23 January to 1 February 2007, and ...more

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Talk to Me is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best British Mini Series
Talk to Me Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Laura Fraser, Emma Pierson Talk to Me is a British television serial, written by writer Danny Brocklehurst, produced by Company Pictures for ITV. The four-part serial began on 10 June 2007 and stars Max Beesley as Mitch ...more

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The Last Enemy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Last Enemy Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Carlyle, David Harewood The Last Enemy is a 5-part BBC television drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and featuring Robert Carlyle and Max Beesley. It first aired on 17 February 2008.

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G.B.H. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Best British Mini Series
G.B.H. Julie Walters, Anna Friel, Michael Palin GBH was a seven-part British television drama written by Alan Bleasdale shown in the summer of 1991 on Channel 4. The protagonists were Michael Murray, the Militant tendency-supporting Labour ...more

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Tipping the Velvet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Best British Mini Series
Tipping the Velvet Benedict Cumberbatch, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes Tipping the Velvet is a 2002 BBC television drama serial based on the best-selling debut novel by Sarah Waters of the same name. It originally screened in three episodes on BBC Two and was ...more

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The Take is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Take Tom Hardy, Brian Cox, Charlotte Riley The Take is a four episode British drama TV series on Sky 1 based upon the Martina Cole novel. Shooting for the show took place in Dublin. The show premiered on 17 June 2009 and stars Tom Hardy, ...more

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Looking After Jo Jo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Best British Mini Series
Looking After Jo Jo Robert Carlyle Looking After Jo Jo is a 1998 BBC Scotland television drama starring Robert Carlyle. John Joseph McCann has been a habitual criminal since childhood, when he pilfered cash boxes for his dad. ...more

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The Long Firm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Best British Mini Series
The Long Firm Lena Headey, Mark Strong, Phil Daniels The Long Firm is a tv program that has been nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Serial.

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Low Winter Sun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Best British Mini Series
Low Winter Sun Mark Strong, Brian McCardie Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series that aired on AMC from August 11 to October 6, 2013, for one season consisting of ten episodes. The series was developed by Chris Mundy and ...more

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Top Boy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Best British Mini Series
Top Boy Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Shone Romulus Top Boy is a British television drama series that was first broadcast on Channel 4. Season 1 was broadcast over consecutive nights, from 31 October to 3 November 2011. Set on the fictional ...more