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Best British TV

For all the Anglophiles out there, enjoy the best British comedies, mysteries, drama, and sci-fi.

Shows like The Americans: Cold War Dramas

What with round two in the offing, it may be worth studying these Cold War dramas, both to avoid repeating history's mistakes, and for practical tips on how to survive Russian spying.

Shows like Broadchurch: Best British Crime

The birthplace of Sherlock Holmes has produced some of the greatest crime and detective series in recent years, including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Luther, Broadchurch and of course Sherlock--don't forget to check out related lists including British Women on the Case, Grizzled British Detectives, Cracking the (Inspector) Morse Code, and Agatha Christie and her Admirers.

Shows like Broadchurch: British Psychological Thriller Shows

Despite their polite exteriors and stiff upper lips, the Brits harbor a darker side that manifests itself in these dark series that are driven more by the characters' often tormented psychological states. Bonus includes some Irish and Australian series.

Shows like Pose: LGBTQ Drama and Dramedy Series

Dramas and dramadies featuring LGBTQ characters, relationships, and friend groups, including excellent series from Russel Davies and Ryan Murphy.

Shows Like Alias: Spies in Action

These action thrillers feature agents from the CIA, MI-5, Mossad and their global counterparts rooting out spies, terrorists and criminals by any means necessary.

Shows like The Night Manager: British Espionage Thrillers

Welcome to the U.K., a nation full of clever spies, political conspiracies, and dangerous enemies--both foreign and domestic--all of whom have great accents. Chock full of MI-5 and MI-6 spies who don't need to hide their identity because everyone is too polite to inquire. Be sure to check out The Night Manager, The Game, and London Spy for excellent recent series.

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