Top TV British series for a day off according to students

There are many options for how to spend your free time from school and work.

Surely, when we decide to make ourselves a day off, we resort to finding new books and series that will add at least a little bit of emotion to everyday life.

So, here’s a list of the best TV series behind the British students’ version:


Peaky Blinders

The British series tells the story of the Shelby gangster family, which in every way tries to regain its authority in the post-war era. By chance, they come into possession of an impressive arsenal of weapons, allowing the family to dictate their terms in Birmingham. Five seasons have been released since 2013. By the way, most of the series’ soundtracks are performed by P.J. Harvey and the band’s Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, The Black Keys, and The White Stripes.



War veteran John Watson meets brilliant but strange detective Sherlock Holmes. Together the partners unravel complex cases and confront the king of crime, Moriarty.

A modern version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s works is narrated by Stephen Moffat, who for several years headed another famous British project, Doctor Who. As the action takes place in the present day, Sherlock began to use advanced technology, acquired Asperger’s syndrome, and high-functioning sociopathy. But the focus is still on Holmes’s deductive method. The project won the BAFTA for Best Drama Series and has an army of fans.


Pride and Prejudice

The legacy of the main English novelist Jane Austen has been adapted very often. And best of all the BBC, whose mini-series perfectly recreated the atmosphere of the XIX century and conveyed the true spirit of Great Britain. According to the plot, the rich bachelor Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy visit the Bennet family mansion. The acquaintance soon turns into a tangled and tumultuous story of love and hate.

Colin Firth initially flatly refused to star as Mr. Darcy. But eventually, the image he created was recognized as canonical, and the scene where his character emerges from the water was even called one of the most recognizable in the history of British television. Most interestingly, a few years later, the actor starred as Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones’s Diary, where he portrayed a modernized version of the character.



Five hooligans, sent to community service for petty crimes, get caught in a thunderstorm. A lightning strike gives them superpowers, from the ability to rewind time to telepathy. But because of their new talents, the heroes constantly get into trouble.

A very funny and crude series about teenagers from lower social classes, made for mere pennies and with practically no special effects. Nevertheless, it had a huge impact on modern popular culture.


Downton Abbey

The series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family, their friends, and servants. The fictional stories of the old Downton estate are superimposed on the canvas of real historical events of the early 20th century.

The show not only delights in exquisite English speech and top-notch acting. The project also shows how slowly the line between aristocrats and common people was erased, and the world was changing before our eyes. Not to mention the fact that “Downton Abbey” is full of British wisdom, elegance, and a sense of humor from beginning to end.