Top 10 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 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.

Despite plot holes and (sometimes) dumb writing, the cheesy moments, the low budget CGI, unnecessary romance and the annoying push of some social issues, Doctor Who is the most unique and intelligent shows from the UK. Despite the said flaws, the show overcomes them with a huge list of positives that will take forever to note. The classic series is better, but from 2005 onwards is still fantastic with some true gems out there. The universe is also nicely expanded with various Spin-off material like Big Finish, Torchwood, the Sarah Jane Adventures and mini-episodes etc.


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.

I'm British, and I can personally say that this show is why I am proud to be the nationality that I am. I'm so glad that our nation can produce this talent.

In my opinion,
The greatest show ever, without a doubt.

2 Sherlock

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!

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...

How the hell has this not ended up in the top 10? Sherlock is one of the most fitting portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. The characters are great, the mysteries are enjoyable to both solve and watch, plus Benedict Cumberbatch. Do I need to say more?

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.

3 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.

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.

Top Gear UK popularized the entire car industry in an entertaining way. It wasn't just a guy talking about gearboxes and Suspension. it had its laughs, it's weirdness,
It's tensions etc.Now we just have to see what will happen without Jeremy, Stewart And Capitan Slow

Ah yes, this show is full of wonderful jokes and entertaining, but still educational, content. I absolutely love it, and I love The Grand Tour, too.

Crap show.
Where's the crystal maze? 90s or 2017
Crystal Maze isn't even on list of greatest game shows.

4 Wallace and Gromit Wallace and Gromit is a American-British clay animation comedy series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations.

Since 1989.
But animals I like Gromit more than Shaun.

Masterpiece. How is it not number 1?

5 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.

The best soap there is in my opinion.

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

Classic show! Made my childhood.

He's just the best, enough said.

7 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.
8 Hollyoaks

Your kidding me!

9 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.
10 Coronation Street Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 9 December 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on inner-city Salford.

This is such a great show. For starters, the show is based around the residents on a street in Manchester, we get to see the people's problems unfold and how there resolved, some problems lead to others which keeps the show alive, which explains how the show has been running for 60 years, secondly the show never gets boring, the way I look at it, is if you watch the show longer the more interested you get in the show. I'd suggest people to watch it if they've never seen it before.

My favorite show!

The Contenders
11 Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Just two series of six episodes each were made.
12 Only Fools and Horses....

Should be 1. Every British person has seen an episode of this show and it's still popular after 40 years. Iconic and funny characters and quotes.

13 Strictly Come Dancing Strictly Come Dancing is a British television dance contest, featuring contestants, celebrities and other people, from all walks of life, with professional dance partners competing in a Ballroom and Latin dance competition.
14 The Tomorrow People
15 Emmerdale
16 Pocoyo
17 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.

Has some of the best one-liners I've ever heard.
"Oh look, Richmond's still alive" gets me every time.

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

18 Pingu Pingu is the main character of the TV show of the same name and Pingu in the City. He was created by Swiss filmmaker Otmar Gutmann in 1986.

This is a cute show

19 I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
20 The Inbetweeners

The Inbetweeners is one of the most awesome shows on earth. I'm surprised it's at 41. It should be at the top five at least.

This needs to be higher, it's just funny British comedy that can't fail to make you laugh!

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

Incredibly popular and only doctor who keeps it from being top rated

Should be number 1.

23 Britain's Got Talent Britain's Got Talent is a British television talent show reality TV competition which started in June 2007 and originated from the Got Talent franchise.
24 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

This show is awesome! I love it!

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

25 Skins

This is such an amazing show, the characters all have a lot of focus on their individual lives, and it really helps us understand them. It's funny, and very emotional in parts, I'd definitely recommend!

The first two seasons of Skins are flawless. Perfectly weighted with emotion and humour, as well as great character development.

How is this not in the top 5, let alone top 10?

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