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

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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 see are listed below. 

What are some seriously underrated British TV shows? Broadchurch stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman as a pair of detectives and is currently streaming on Netflix. Luther – featuring Idris Elba – is another great detective show often overlooked by most Americans. If you're looking for laughs, Fleabag is a hilarious British comedy available on Amazon Prime. 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. 

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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Black Mirror Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Watch on Netflix

Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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Line of Duty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Line of Duty Keeley Hawes, Lennie James, Martin Compston

Watch on Hulu

Line of Duty is a British police drama, created by Jed Mercurio, which aired on BBC Two 26 June 2012. The first series was BBC Two's best-performing drama series in 10 years, with a consolidated ...more

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The Great British Bake Off is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
The Great British Bake Off Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc

Watch on BBC America, PBS, & Netflix

The fourth series of The Great British Bake Off began airing on 20 August 2013. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins again presented the show and Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood returned as judges. As ...more

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Not Going Out is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Not Going Out Miranda Hart, Lee Mack, Megan Dodds

Watch on BBC One

Not Going Out is a British television sitcom that has aired on BBC One since 2006 starring Lee Mack, Tim Vine, and Sally Bretton. Recurring roles throughout the series have been portrayed by ...more

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Luther Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley

Watch on BBC America & Netflix

Luther is a British crime drama series starring Idris Elba as the eponymous character DCI John Luther. Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six one-hour long episodes, premiered ...more

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker

Watch on BBC America and Netflix

Broadchurch is a British television crime drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

Watch on BBC America, Netflix, & PBS

Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Happy Valley

Watch on Netflix

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Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Death in Paradise Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules, Ben Miller

Watch on BBC America, Netflix & PBS

Death in Paradise is a British-French lighthearted crime drama television series created by Robert Thorogood, initially starring Ben Miller and Sara Martins, and later starring Kris Marshall and ...more

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Father Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Father Brown

Watch on Netflix

Father Brown is a British television period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January 2013. It features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. The series is ...more

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Call The Midwife is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Call The Midwife Vanessa Redgrave, Helen George, Laura Main

Watch on BBC America, PBS, & Netflix

Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. It stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson

Watch on BBC America & Netflix

Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action crime drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical criminal gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader ...more

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Misfits Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon

Watch on Hulu

Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Watch on BBC America and Amazon Prime

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

Watch on BBC America & Amazon Prime

Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more

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Top of the Lake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Top of the Lake Elisabeth Moss^! Thomas M. Wright^! Peter Mullan

Watch on SundanceTV & Hulu

Top of the Lake is a 2013 television miniseries written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, and directed by Campion and Garth Davis. It marks Campion's first work for television since An Angel at My ...more

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Silent Witness is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Silent Witness Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward

Watch on BBC America

Silent Witness is a British crime drama series, produced by the BBC, focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes. First broadcast in 1996, and ...more

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees

Watch on BBC America & PBS

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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Mrs. Brown's Boys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Mrs. Brown's Boys Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill

Watch on BBC America

Mrs. Brown's Boys is a television sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll and produced in the United Kingdom by BBC Scotland alongside companies BocPix and ...more

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The A Word is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
The A Word

Watch on SundanceTV & Amazon Prime

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Fleabag is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Fleabag Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Hugh Skinner, Sian Clifford

Watch on Amazon Prime

Fleabag (BBC Three, 2016) is a six-part British comedy series about Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London.

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Citizen Khan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Citizen Khan

Watch on BBC One

Citizen Khan is a family-based British sitcom produced by the BBC and created by Adil Ray. It is set in Sparkhill, Birmingham, described by its lead character Mr Khan as "the capital of ...more

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Catastrophe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Catastrophe Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney

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Catastrophe (Channel 4, 2015) a British sitcom created by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. Sharon Morris (Horgan) and Rob Norris (Delaney) get together after she becomes pregnant following a brief ...more

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Made in Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 20+ Current British TV Shows You've Been Missing This Whole Time
Made in Chelsea

Watch on Hulu

Made in Chelsea is a BAFTA award-winning, structured-reality television series broadcast by E4 in the United Kingdom. Made in Chelsea chronicles the lives of affluent young people in the West ...more