Hidden Gem British TV Dramas on Netflix

Sinister true crime, creepy teen horror, deliciously dark comedy and nail-biting police procedurals – if you haven’t seen these UK TV dramas, it’s time to ‘Netflix and catch up’

Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in Bodyguard
Photo: BBC

There’s probably a clever German word invented to describe the increasingly common and frustrating act of spending an entire evening indecisively flicking through Netflix arguing about what to watch before just giving up and going to bed. The streaming giant has over 7,000 titles on its UK version alone, so you can be forgiven for feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, and its recent tendency to cancel beloved Netflix Originals – some would say too soon – can leave you wondering where best to commit your time.

These British series are excellent quality, tried-and-true dramas that have received critical acclaim, with stars including Keeley Hawes, Sacha Dhawan, Jenna Coleman, Gillian Anderson, Olly Alexander and many more, plus lots of lesser-known top talent too. 

So whether you fancy an edge-of-your-seat thriller like The Fall, an action-packed historical drama like The Last Kingdom or a heartrending LGBT series like It’s A Sin, these are the British dramas worth seeking out on Netflix:

[All series are available on both US and UK Netflix, unless stated]


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