Best British TV Dramas and Where to Find Them To Watch

Nothing beats a good quality TV drama, especially when it’s made by one of our own with British actors and producers – however sometimes it’s difficult to come across them and find the best ones out there so today we summarise some of our favourites for you to give them a try.

One of our favourite series, and one that is still on going with a new series imminent, one that has had to be pushed back due to Coronavirus, is Line of Duty.

Initially airing on BBC One on 26th June 2012, the series that took the country by storm and seemed to be on everyone’s screen at the time, and still proves popular now. Spreading over five series, in hour long episodes, the action sees an Anti-Corruption Police Unit take on bent coppers in which uncovers other sub-plots which keeps you gripped until the very end. Available to watch on Netflix and BBC iPlayer.

Netflix and BBC iPlayer have seen an influx of new subscribers and watchers onto their platforms during the period of lockdown due to the increase in online activities during the global pandemic; and this didn’t just stop with online movie subscription services.

Our next must-see British TV drama is the Birmingham criminal gang, Peaky Blinders which is led by Tommy Shelby, played excellently by Cillian Murphy.

First initially released on 12th September 2013, the Peaky Blinders fully captured the hearts of viewers from the first moment they set eyes on the series.

A Victorian time crime show feel, alongside high-quality production levels tied in with the thick accent and culture of Birmingham makes it impossible to not watch. Peaky Blinders is one of them series that you won’t shut up about, and we think it’s down to the characters, becoming attached to Tommy from the get down; we think it’s that good that its worth watching the show just for Murphy’s performance.

Our final series that we think is a must watch, is something a little bit more light-hearted than the other two is Gavin and Stacey.


Now if you are British and haven’t seen Gavin and Stacey already then, we certainly would be surprised; virtually in the folklore of British drama. Funny, entertaining, unexpected and relatable, a series that can be enjoyed by all.

Written by James Corden and Ruth Jones, one that catapulted Corden’s huge career in which he now hosts The Late Late Show in America, but this series clearly has a deep place in his heart as he wouldn’t be where he is today without it.