Best British TV Shows

Of all T.V. programmes to come from the UK, which is the best?

The Top Ten

1 Doctor Who Doctor Who The Doctor a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, he travels around in his time machine called The TARDIS which stands for time and relative dimensions in space. The show was first broadcast on 23rd November 1963 one day after JFK was assassinated! The show has since more.

I'm American and I love this show. My second favorite is top gear. It's about cars and I don't even like cars but I like the show. And same for doctor who. It's the only sco do show I like.

It is the best

Most satisfying show for sci-fi ever


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2 Top Gear 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.

It is the best

My favorite show ever, I loved the cars and the jokes, but mostly the commrodarie between the 3. So sad to see them go, but my dad said we can get Amazon Prime to watch it so fingers crossed. By the way if you did not notice I'm only 11.

RIP Jeremy, James and Richard's little (really very big) car show.
- The Stig

I do love Doctor Who, but what can I say about this?
It's the best.

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3 Only Fools and Horses....
4 Sherlock

I'm from Britain and I've seen just about all our T.V. shows but this is by far the best. Not only that, it's the best sherlock holmes portrayal ever (Robert Downey Jr at 2nd), thanks to the modern setting and genius cast and crew. Just watch it and see for yourself. Not only me, but I am yet to meet a person who, if they've ever seen it, doesn't rate it in at least their top 3. Until this site I suppose...

Sherlock is my favourite show. As a Brit, I love our dramas, because of the way the characters are presented, and how the storylines are always dramatic. Sherlock litterally ticks all the boxes. It's funny, it's dramatic, it's emotional, and the characters are just so relateable and likeable (even the bad guys). Also, the actors are incredible, and the music in Sherlock is so passionate and relatable to the plot. I definitely find this better than Doctor Who, so Sherlock should be number one!

Sherlock is by far the best. Even people in India LOVE it! In fact, this website is wrong, Sherlock has been rated best by BBC, ( which is MUCH more official! ). Doctor Who on the other hand, was rated, ummm what was it, 10 did you say.

SHerlock is bloody amazing

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5 Wallace and Gromit Wallace and Gromit Wallace and Gromit is a American-British clay animation comedy series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations.
6 EastEnders 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.
7 Life On Earth
8 Fawlty Towers

I love Fawlty Towers, but I'm really only voting for it because the Vicar of Dibley isn't on here

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10 Mr. Bean Mr. Bean The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a childish buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone at the address of Flat 2, 12 Arbour Road, Highbury, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. He also usually more.

Mr Bean?
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? Shaun the Sheep Shaun the Sheep Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series, a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise.

The Contenders

11 Coronation Street
12 The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball The Amazing World of Gumball is a British-Australian-German-American-Irish children's animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network.
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14 Monty Python's Flying Circus
15 The IT Crowd

Hello. I couldn't decide between The IT Crowd and Blackadder. It's so funny. I'm pleased it made the top ten. - Britgirl

This show is amazing, it's hilarious, and in my opinion, one of the best shows of all time!

16 Strictly Come Dancing Strictly Come Dancing
17 The Tomorrow People
18 One Foot in the Grave

Loved this show. Wish they would rerun it in the states

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19 Emmerdale
20 Death In Paradise

Although I love downton abbey, this is my favourite show of all time. I think that Gary Carr will be amazing in both this and downton

I love death in paradise it is amazing and I always watch it when I'm sad

Richard is EPIC! Camille is EPIC! Fidel is EPIC! Dwayne is EPIC! I love this show more than my own life! I cried when I heard about Ben Miller leaving but I will still watch Kris Marshall. Because this show will always be AMAZING! I <3 D.I.P

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List StatsUpdated 23 Aug 2017

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1. Doctor Who
2. Life On Earth
3. Only Fools and Horses....
1. EastEnders
2. Doctor Who
3. Hollyoaks
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2. Mr. Bean
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