15 All-Time Best British Shows You Can’t Miss to Watch

Admin, The UK Times
31 Jan 2024 • 02:27 pm
15 All-Time Best British Shows You Can’t Miss to Watch

The United Kingdom has produced some outstanding web series that have captivated audiences worldwide. These series span various genres, from drama and comedy to crime and science fiction. Here’s a list of 15 of the best British web series that have garnered critical acclaim and popularity:

Fleabag (2016-2019): Created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this comedy-drama series follows the life of a young woman navigating the challenges of her personal and professional life.

Black Mirror (2011-present): Created by Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror” is an anthology series that explores the dark and often dystopian aspects of technology and society.

Sherlock (2010-2017): A modern adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective stories, this series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson.

The Crown (2016-present): A historical drama that chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, with each season focusing on a different period of her life and reign.

Doctor Who: The Web of Time (2020-present): This official Doctor Who web series features original episodes, animated stories, and behind-the-scenes content related to the long-running science fiction show.

Misfits (2009-2013): A darkly comedic series that follows a group of young adults who gain superpowers after a mysterious electrical storm.

Luther (2010-2019): Idris Elba stars as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther in this gritty crime drama that explores the psychological toll of chasing serial killers in London.

Peaky Blinders (2013-present): Set in the aftermath of World War I, this crime drama follows the Shelby crime family as they rise to power in Birmingham, England.

The End of the Fucking World (2017-2019):** A dark comedy-drama that tells the story of two young outsiders who embark on a road trip with unpredictable consequences.

Gentleman Jack (2019-present): Based on the life of Anne Lister, a 19th-century landowner and diarist, this series explores her relationships and struggles as an openly lesbian woman in a conservative society.

Derry Girls (2018-present): A coming-of-age sitcom set against the backdrop of the Northern Ireland conflict, following a group of friends navigating their teenage years in the ’90s.

Chewing Gum (2015-2017): Created by and starring Michaela Coel, this comedy series follows the quirky life and adventures of a young woman from a strict religious background in London.

The IT Crowd (2006-2013): A hilarious workplace sitcom centered around the dysfunctional IT department of a large corporation.

Bodyguard (2018): A thrilling drama starring Richard Madden as a war veteran assigned to protect a high-profile politician, leading to a complex web of conspiracies and danger.

Sex Education (2019-present): A coming-of-age dramedy that explores the awkward and humorous experiences of a teenager, whose mother is a sex therapist.

These British web series offer a diverse range of storytelling and entertainment, making them must-watches for fans of quality television. Whether you’re into drama, comedy, or science fiction, there’s something here for everyone.

Published: 24th Jan 2024