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20+ Recent British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time

Updated July 30, 2020 7.8k votes 1.4k voters 55.7k views29 items

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If you're an Anglophile at heart, this list of under the radar British TV series is for you. Everyone's heard of shows like The Crownbut what are the best current British TV shows you've been missing out on? All the across the pond shows Americans should see are listed below. 

What are some seriously underrated British TV shows? Killing Eve stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as two women obsessed with each other and caught in a game of cat and mouse. Luther – featuring Idris Elba – is another great detective show often overlooked by most Americans. Other good current British TV shows include Call of the Midwife, The Great British Bake Off, and Poldark. If you're in need of some new British shows to watch right now, these are some great options. Some shows, such as Collateral, are no longer airing new episodes but thanks to Netflix, you can catch up on the best series from across the pond.

Out of all the British television you've been missing, what do you feel most compelled to run out and watch? Help decide which shows are the best. Give your favorites a thumbs up! 

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    Line of Duty

    Keeley Hawes, Lennie James

    Watch on Hulu

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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    151
    55

    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Watch on BBC America, Hulu, Amazon Prime

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 93%

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    196
    45

    Endeavour

    Shaun Evans, Roger Allam

    Watch on PBS, Amazon Prime

    Season 6- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 90%

  • 4
    232
    137

    The Crown

    Claire Foy, Matt Smith

    Watch on Netflix

    Season 2 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 90%

  • 5
    437
    243

    Luther

    Idris Elba, Warren Brown

    Watch on BBC America & Netflix

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 86%

  • 6
    182
    47

    Vera

    Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison

    Watch on Acorn TV, PBS

    Rotten Tomatoes Score- N/A

  • 7
    280
    219

    Happy Valley

    Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton

    Watch on Netflix 

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 100%

  • 8
    264
    224

    Call The Midwife

    Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart

    Watch on BBC America, PBS, Netflix

    Season 8- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 80%

  • 9
    247
    232

    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Watch on BBC America & Netflix

    Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 73%

  • 10
    141
    51

    Grantchester

    James Norton, Robson Green

    Watch On: PBS, BBC, Amazon Prime

    Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 100%

  • 11
    76
    48

    Doctor Foster

    Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel

    Watch on Netflix

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 81%

  • 12
    225
    214

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Watch on Netflix

    Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 68%

  • 13
    44
    7

    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Season 3 - Rotten Tomatoes Score - 100%

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    51
    29

    Victoria

    Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes

    Watch on Amazon Prime

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 92%

  • 15
    234
    224

    The Great British Bake Off

    Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

    Watch on BBC America, PBS, & Netflix

    Rotten Tomatoes Score- N/A

  • 16
    67
    39

    Collateral

    Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Martello-White

    Watch on BBC Two

    Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 78%

  • 17
    169
    198

    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Watch on BBC America and Amazon Prime

    Season 11- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 91%

  • 18
    230
    228

    Father Brown

    Mark Williams

    Watch on Netflix

    Rotten Tomatoes Score- N/A

  • 19
    224
    232

    Death in Paradise

    Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules

    Watch on BBC America, Netflix & PBS

    Season 8- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 68%

  • 20
    66
    45

    No Offence

    Elaine Cassidy, Saira Choudhry

    Watch on Amazon Prime

    Rotten Tomatoes Score- N/A

  • 21
    115
    177

    Not Going Out

    Miranda Hart, Lee Mack

    Watch on BBC One

    Rotten Tomatoes Score- N/A

  • 22
    39
    39

    Peep Show

    David Mitchell, Robert Webb

    Watch on Hulu, Amazon Prime

    Season 9- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 100%

  • 23
    34
    29

    Watch on Hulu

     Rotten Tomatoes Score- N/A

  • 24
    121
    167

    Silent Witness

    Emilia Fox, William Gaminara

    Watch on BBC America

    Rotten Tomatoes Score- N/A

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    37
    174

    The A Word

    Morven Christie, Lee Ingleby

    Watch on SundanceTV & Amazon Prime

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score- 93%