best of british (tv shows)by chivers-emeline | created - 30 Sep 2013 | updated - 17 Oct 2013 | Public
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1. Black Books (2000–2004)
TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy
Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.
4. The Fades (2011)
55 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A teenage boy named Paul is haunted by apocalyptic dreams that nobody can explain. As if that weren't terrifying enough, he begins to see spirits of the dead, known as The Fades, all around... See full summary »
6. Strike Back (2010–2020)
TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.
7. Merlin (2008–2012)
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
9. Skins (2007–2013)
TV-MA | 46 min | Drama
The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.
11. In the Flesh (2013–2014)
TV-14 | 56 min | Drama, Horror
Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.
13. Utopia (I) (2013–2014)
TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.
16. Threesome (I) (2011–2012)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
Threesome is a comedy about three inseparable friends on the verge of 30. Alice lives with her boyfriend Mitch and their gay best friend Richie. Together they form three points of an ... See full summary »
17. Spy (2011–2012)
30 min | Comedy
Tim is in a custody battle with his ex-wife, when he quits his job. He applies for a job as a civil servant doing data entry, but discovers during the job interview that he has been offered a job as a trainee spy for MI5.
19. Nathan Barley (2005)
TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy
After publishing a rant about 'idiots' - frantically hip, ignorant scenesters - Dan Ashcroft finds these same people embracing him as his idol and his nerves constantly tested by his biggest fan, moronic scene personality Nathan Barley.
20. Snuff Box (2006– )
30 min | Comedy
Two hangmen (Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher) compete for women, money and happiness, venturing deeper in the ocean of depravity than any friends should in a whiskey-fuelled, cross-cultural friendship.
21. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy
Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.
22. This Is Jinsy (2010– )
30 min | Comedy, Musical
The series follows Arbiter Maven (Justin Chubb) (the seventeenth Arbiter and "Wearer of the Hat") and Operative Sporall (Chris Bran) (nice hair and "Wearer of the Beige Suit") as they keep ... See full summary »
24. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »
25. The League of Gentlemen (1999–2017)
TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Horror
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transgender taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.