Top Ten Best BBC Shows

I've noticed that people tend to recognize BBC as an awesome television channel however when the option of watching BBC on an average day they choose not to see it. So if you want nothing to do with BBC then turn away now and dont look back.

The Top Ten Best BBC Shows

1 Sherlock

This is the best series on Sherlock, and I've watched them all. I got my son hooked on the show.

This is in my opinion one of the best BBC series ever! Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott are amazing actors and they are playing their parts perfectly! Every episode was full of excitement and plot twists. Definitely one of the best series ever and I can't wait to see the third season!

You can't be serious... This is one of the best shows ever made. Watson, sherlock, the dialoge, all perfect. You could listen to this show without even seeing the visuals and still be amazed at the depth of each story line. However the visuals are their and they are gorgeous. The only draw back is how little of the show currently exist..

This is gonna sound really weird, because I actually //prefer// Doctor Who. Sherlock got my vote because, in my opinion, it's better. I'm not sure if that makes much sense at all but, well, the plot lines are genius, the characters (cough-moriarty-cough) are PERFECT and just blows all other detective show out the water. So even though I, personally, prefer Doctor Who I fell like Sherlock deserves no. one more.

2 Doctor Who Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. more.

Yeah there are loads of fantastic shows with amazing writing and superb acting. But Doctor Who is immense, it's epic, it's funny and it's heart breaking, and it's the only show in which you can do anything and go anywhere and that is simply brilliant

Possibly the most brilliant thing about this show is the change. The main character basically dies every few years and it works! The influx of doctors and companions leaves the show fresh and unique, over 50 years after its initial release. There are dark points in the shows history, but it still goes on with the hope that the next doctor will be even greater. This show has definitely not over welcomed its stay, there is still so much unexplored territory to go through. Let's hope that this show becomes even better when chibnal takes charge.

I love Doctor Who and Primeval! Doctor Who has to be one of the most ingenious shows ever made! Lasting for nearly fifty years with the same character with eleven different actors is beyond brilliant! Eccleston you'll always be my Doctor

While it is set all over time and space, the show is really about being human and all that entails. It explores the darkest corners of the human soul and still showcases how truly brilliant and amazing humans can be.

3 Downton Abbey Downton Abbey is a historical period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.

The Downton Abbey film is being released this month! (September 2019)

Decided to watch an episode on a lazy day off and stopped at the season four finale. This was not all in one day, of course, but I tried! I was thrilled when season five finally got here.

What about the HOUR? Not listed. There should be a series 3!

This is also an ITV show.

4 Merlin Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role.

Still one of my favorite series of all time. I like Game of Thrones to a degree, but this just has the tone I tend to like more so this is something I will go back to years from now and have since it ended, can't say the same for GOT. By far my favorite fantasy series and yet another great adaptation of Classic literature and legend along with: Robin Hood, The Musketeers, and Troy: Fall of a City. By far my favorite of that bunch.

An original version of the legends of King Arthur and Merlin. The show combines humor, angst, action, romance, fantasy... It definitely had potential to go even further than five seasons, with a rather sad ending, but is definitely worth the watch. There are many funny moments, fun characters, an awesome set (Camelot) and much more. If you like fantasy shows, you'll definitely like this.

Whatever genres you like, you must watch Merlin. It's funny, nice, somehow romantic, historical, action and you just learn so much from this characters about honor and friendship. Merlin it's a 'must watch' kind of show, trust me.

Doctor who is just a endless misery of random events that keep watchers on top of there seats, while lacking story and other important issues, Merlin is a story well told in this exiting T.V. series.

5 Primeval

This is an ITV show.

It is so cool

6 Ripper Street

Perfect acting and script. Sorry to see it end.

Love this show!

I loved this cool show set back in the 1860's and 1870's in NY about immigration and the Irish.

7 Miranda

Miranda is funny! She represents all that is joyous and humorous! She is a delight to watch for the entire family!

An amazing show one of the best ever comedians. She is a national treasure

I wish they would bring her back. Loved her show!

Miranda and Stevie are so funny

8 War And Peace War and Peace is a British one-off miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's 19th century novel of the same name. It was scripted by Andrew Davis and stars Downton Abbey's Lily James as Natasha Rostava and Grantchester's James Norton as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky.

Stunning casting, scenery and faifthfulness to the original.

Absolutely gorgeous!

9 Planet Earth

Pretty great documentary series - iliekpiez

10 Top Gear Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world.

Top Gear is every man's dream (well, those that like cars, guns, boats, airplanes, RV's, SUV's, off-roading, camping, etc.).

Jeremy Clarkson getting fired was the funniest part of the show.

It's an amazing show to watch it's got humour and a hole lot of cars

Top Gear is on Television for 20 season... It's so Fluffy I'm gonna die..

The Contenders

11 The Sarah Jane Adventures

Sarah Jane keeps calm in the face of danger.

A superb spin-off to Doctor Who - kaisietoo

12 As Time Goes By

Love the "accidental" sense of humor each character displays, especially Lionel and Jean.

13 Doc Martin

Doc Martin is one of the best shows I've ever watched! I didn't watch it at first thinking it didn't sound like my type of show but I was so wrong. I have the collection and still watch them a lot.

Great comedy/drama

14 Total Wipeout

This is my favorite show. - rrrBaer


15 The Musketeers

Best, Best, Best, characters, story, scenery, history, best, best, best!

Great stuff! Good scripts, never boring.

Top AA Actors! Top of the line sets, costume, et al.
Actors perfectly fit their parts. All of them, Queen, King, and of course the Musketeers and Trevaille (sp? ). Not too sure about Rohchefort, but it's still early for him we'll see, however he does play an excellent villain, the perfect guy to loathe! Don't like Milady, but that's a good thing, you're not supposed to!
My favorite part of the show: Screenwriting, Directing, Camera work!
These people know their art! And it makes sense from the show they worked on and/or created in earlier years! Bravo!

16 Monty Pythons Flying Circus

I have never since watched a show where falling to the floor in pain from laughing so hard happened more than once in a single episode. This show is genius; It was so far ahead of it's time, still quoted today in mainstream culture, and beyond the humor of almost anything made today, besides 'who's line is it anyway'. I has never watched anything more funny in my life and a lot of the humor is actually quite intelligent as well. - masongilbert74

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

BEST SHOW EVER! Thank you and goodbye!

Spam! - KRX

17 Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema

This show is actually phenomenal. I think it deserves a look into it. - iliekpiez

18 Torchwood

I ship Jack & Gwen and Owen & Gwen. I ship Gwen with anyone except Rhys and she ended up marrying him - Witch2014



19 Robin Hood

I like how they (outlaws) realize their set plans and bugment of the Sheriff.! The best!

I love it! It is a show that will leave you satisfied, it is intense, and at times very emotional.

20 Atlantis

Merlin was amazing, Atlantis was amazinger

Herculesw. Just hercukese

21 Being Human

Absolutely fantastic. I cried and laughed my way through the entire series. From humor, drama, and heart-wrenching love stories that have to end, the show truly has it all.

Different wonderful and very creative

22 Planet Earth ll
23 Luther

With only ten episodes, this show not being on the list isn't surprising, but if you haven't seen it, go to Netflix right now and watch! Great writing, intense stories, and incredible acting.

One of the best shows I've seen. The acting, thought and action are all beyond words.

This show is hard to put down, give it a ten. Every copper would love it, this one did.

We loved this series and want more of these two very sexy, great british actors! ; just waiting for more!

24 Jekyll
25 The Mighy Boosh

So funny! Makes me Laugh every time I even see a dvd box. So many happy memories with this show

26 Black Adder

Just cracked me up! Some of the best British humour.

Rowan Atkinson is one of the best

I mean it's this low?

27 Orphan Black

Love! can't say enough about this unexpected find on prime. Now all my friends are watching too. Tatiana and cast rock!

Came across this on Amazon Prime wonderful how one actress can pull off so many characters and now that our cable service added BBC I can tune in.

Tatiana + An amazing story= WIN

This show is so captivating and so awesome how she plays all the different characters! Must watch!

28 The Wrong Mans

It is a good show

29 The Night Manager The Night Manager is a British television serial adapted from John LeCarre's espionage novel of the same name. It premiered on BBC One and was directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.
30 Dynasties
31 Only Fools and Horses
32 MI-5

This is already on the list. Above. The show, in Britain, was called "Spooks". It's called MI-5 in America.

The Series began good and by series 2 was great for the next 8 years.

Best 10 years of T.V.! Beats the 24 american series by a mile!

33 The Fall

Absolutely love this show! Keep it coming.

Now this is worth watching...

Awesome show!

34 Survivors

This series is amazing! I'm saddened to only see 2 seasons of it on NEtflix but if someone was smart, they would bring this show BACK, and carrie on where it left off. Preferably keeping some of the original cast, watching peter and his mom reconnect, and hopefully more info on the people who got the post card in the mail. Hopefully a USA producer takes this over, if the britts refuse to bring it back! I highly recommend this on netflix, and am happy with BBC for doing such a stand up show. First time watching bbc and I'm hooked. BRING THE SHOW BACK!

Great show we want more!

35 Call the Midwife Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Awesome show: wish Chummy would come back--she had good leadership qualities. Build on that. girlfriend

Love the fact they deal with historical issues with the medical twist. Great actors too.

Great period show! I think this show is right up there with Downton Abbey.

36 Misfits

This is from Channel Four not BBC - Thevcrewgeeks

A most see show... !

37 The Paradise

Watched all of Season 1 in two days! So good I couldn't stop watching it. Very smart show!

Love this show please don't cancel

Absolutely loved this series!

Just love it and can't wait for season2 - Estelle cape town rsa

38 Citizen Khan

I told you Pakistanis are taking over the UK.

39 Mistresses
40 Waterloo Road

Waterloo road is total awesome

Its amazing. Set in a failing school the drama is so griping its almost impossible to wait a whole week to see the next episdoe.

41 Spooks
42 Utopia

Utopia is the best program ever made

43 Walking With Dinosaurs
44 Pointless
45 Casualty

This should be number 1. - Paradox1

One of my favourite T.V. shows - WinchesterGirl26

46 Keeping Up Appearances

Maybe nostalgia is clouding my judgement here as I watched these as a kid as a special treat, but unlike most childhood favorites this one actually gets better now that I understand the more adult jokes. 10/10!

A series that kept you laughing and watching. Just great and should be much higher on this list.

47 James Mays Toy Stories
48 Eastenders EastEnders is a British soap opera; the first episode was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London.

Live for this show but writing getting a little too unbelievable.

49 Horrible Histories

Makes learning fun. Wish this had been around when I was in school. I could literally watch these episodes on a continual loop.

46?! this has to be higher, it's so funny, the actors are great and the songs are brilliant! the cast has also made 'bill' and 'yonderland', and now their filming 'ghosts'

50 Diddy Dick and Dom
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