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The Best British Teen Dramas Ever Made

Updated March 12, 2021 1.9k votes 377 voters 13.2k views48 items

List RulesVote up the best British teen dramas that are for and star teenagers.

British dramas might be some of the most compelling shows on either side of the pond. The popularity of British television dramas means that there are also lots of great British teen drama TV shows. If you’ve been looking for the best British teen dramas that show even The CW what drama is, this list of the best British teen drama series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue and what older shows you might need to hunt down and watch immediately.

Thanks to streaming services like Netflix, many newer British dramas for teens are available to watch even in The States. Both the more recent The End of the F***ing World and Sex Education are Netflix Originals of British origin. Other series, such as Grange Hill, are a BBC teen drama that managed to be not only one of the best TV dramas of the '80s but didn't end until 2008!

Which British teen shows bring the drama? Vote up the best British teen dramas, then vote down the shows that don't bring the drama, and add any teen dramas from England that are missing.

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    Skins

    Kaya Scodelario, Nicholas Hoult
    Skins (E4, 2007) is a British teen comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Elsley and...  more
  • 2
    153
    45

    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield
    Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
  • 3
    140
    54

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden
    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark...  more
  • 4
    85
    27

    Misfits

    Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun
    Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of...  more
  • 5
    45
    8

    Normal People

    Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal
    Normal People (Hulu, BBC, 2020) is a television drama series based on the novel of the same...  more
  • 6
    68
    31

    Merlin

    Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby
    Merlin (BBC One, 2008) is a British fantasy-adventure serial drama television series created...  more
  • 7
    64
    30

    House of Anubis

    Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon
    House of Anubis (Nickelodeon, 2011) is an American mystery television series based on the...  more
  • 8
    41
    8

    Get Even

    Kim Adis, Jessica Alexander
    Get Even (Netflix, 2020) is a British teen thriller television series created by Holly...  more
  • 9
    39
    20

    The Story of Tracy Beaker

    Craig Roberts, Dani Harmer
    The Story of Tracy Beaker is a British television programme adapted from the book of the same...  more
  • 10
    17
    2

    Alex Rider

    Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane
    Alex Rider (Prime Video, 2020) is a British action, spy, thriller based on novel series of the...  more
  • 11
    27
    14

    The Sparticle Mystery

    Emily Sanderson, Grace Mandeville
    The Sparticle Mystery is a returning British science fiction television series written and...  more
  • 12
    24
    11

    Ackley Bridge

    Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman
    Ackley Bridge (Channel 4, 2017) is a British drama television series. Set in the fictional...  more
  • 13
    23
    18

    Grange Hill

    Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell
    Grange Hill is a British television drama series originally made by the BBC. The show began in...  more
  • 14
    14
    14

    Byker Grove

    Charlie Hunnam, Jill Halfpenny
    Byker Grove is a British television series which aired between 1989 and 2006 and was created...  more
  • 15
    16
    18

    In the Flesh

    Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains
    In the Flesh is a BAFTA award-winning BBC Three supernatural drama series starring Luke...  more
  • 16
    22
    30

    Free Rein

    Jaylen Barron, Céline Buckens
    Free Rein (Netflix, 2017) is a British drama television series created by Vicky Lutas and Anna...  more
  • 17
    12
    16

    Sugar Rush

    Lenora Crichlow, Sara Stewart
    Sugar Rush is a British television comedy-drama series developed by Shine Limited and...  more
  • 18
    15
    20

    The Fades

    Lily Loveless, Daniel Kaluuya
    The Fades (BBC Three/BBC HD, 2011), is a British supernatural drama television miniseries...  more
  • 19
    10
    15

    Beautiful People

    Meera Syal, Olivia Colman
    Beautiful People was a British comedy drama television series based on the memoirs of Barneys...  more
  • 20
    8
    12

    Girls in Love

    Zaraah Abrahams, Olivia Hallinan
    Girls in Love is a British teen drama series produced by Granada Television which aired on...  more
  • 21
    16
    25

    The Evermoor Chronicles

    Naomi Sequeira, Finney Cassidy
    The Evermoor Chronicles (Disney Channel, 2014) is a British television series created by Diane...  more
  • 22
    10
    16

    Becoming Human

    Craig Roberts, Leila Mimmack
    Becoming Human is a British supernatural drama webisode series and a spin-off from the TV...  more
  • 23
    8
    14

    Hollyoaks

    Gemma Atkinson, Roxanne McKee
    Hollyoaks is a British soap opera, first broadcast on Channel 4 on 23 October 1995. It was...  more
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    1
    0

    Zero Chill

    Gemma Lawman, Jerry Kwarteng
    Zero Chill (Netflix, 2021) is a British comedy family drama series. The series follows...  more
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    7
    15

    Britannia High

    Adam Garcia, Mitch Hewer
    Britannia High is a British musical drama television series co-produced by Granada Television...  more