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 Crown, but 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? 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!
Watch on BBC America & PBSPoldark (BBC One, 2015) is a British-American drama television series created by Debbie Horsfield, based on the novels by Winston Graham. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home after American ...more
Watch on BBC America & NetflixLuther is a British 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 on 4 ...more
Watch on HuluLine 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
Watch on BBC America, Netflix, & PBSSherlock 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
Watch on BBC America and NetflixBroadchurch is a British television drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. The ...more
Watch on BBC America, PBS, & NetflixCall 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
Watch on NetflixHappy Valley (BBC One, 2014) is a British crime drama television series created by Sally Wainwright. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous ...more
Watch on NetflixBlack 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
Watch on BBC America & NetflixPeaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more
Watch on BBC America, PBS, & NetflixThe Great British Bake Off (also called Bake Off or GBBO) is a British television baking competition, produced by Love Productions, in which a group of amateur bakers compete against each other ...more
Watch on NetflixFather 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
Watch on BBC America, Netflix & PBSThis film is a British-French lighthearted drama television series created by Robert Thorogood, initially starring Ben Miller and Sara Martins, and later starring Kris Marshall and ...more
Watch on BBC America and Amazon PrimeDoctor 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
Watch on BBC OneNot 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
Watch on BBC AmericaSilent Witness is a British drama series, produced by the BBC, focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations. First broadcast in 1996, and still on air, the series ...more
Watch on SundanceTV & HuluTop 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