Not too long ago, I borrowed a couple of DVDs of British Television shows from my brother. When I enjoyed the DVDs, I decided to check out more British Television shows. I discovered there are many great British Television Shows and some of them can easily be found on Netflix Instant. These are the 10 best British Television Shows that can be found on Netflix Instant.
10th Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: Our Mutual Friend
BBC often adapts successful books into mini-series. Our Mutual Friend is based on the novel of the same title by Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend has actually been adapted three times by the BBC in 1958, 1976 and 1998. This version is the 1998 version adapted by Sandy Welch and starring Steven Mackintosh and Anna Friel.
9th Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: Vicar of Dibley
In 2004 the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 all conducted a poll to discover which sitcom was the best in the UK’s history. The Vicar of Dibley, a show about an Oxfordshire village that has it’s first female vicar due to the ordination of women in 1992, was ranked as the third best sitcom in the history of British television.
8th Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: Monarch of the Glen
Monarch of the Glen is a drama from BBC One. Monarch of the Glen is loosely based on the Highland Novels written by Compton Mackenzie. Monarch of the Glen is about a restaurant owner that returns home when he hears his father is sick. When he arrives home his mother informs him he has inherited his father’s estate and castle and that he must restore order.
7th Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: Chef!
Chef is a situation comedy about a tyrannical chef that is constantly hurling insults at his staff and the kitchen is on the brink of disaster.
6th Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: Ballykissangel
Ballykissangel was a drama set in Ireland and produced by BBC Northern Ireland. This British drama was about a priest that moved to a rural community to live and interacts with his new quirky neighbors.
5th Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: All Creatures Great and Small
All Creatures Great and Small was a series that was based on the books and life of Alf Wight. Alf Wight was a veterinary surgeon and the series tells about all the different animals he has treated.
4th Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By was a long running British sitcom from BBC one. As Time Goes By was ranked as the 29th best sitcom in British Television history. As Time Goes By is about two former lovers that run into each after they have not seen each other for 38 years. As Time Goes By stars Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.
3rd Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: Good Neighbors
Good Neighbors, also known as the Good Life, was ranked the 9th best sitcom in British Television history. Good Neighbors is about a man who is tired of his job. So he quits and decides that he and his wife will live off their land by planting vegetables, generating their own electricity and making their own clothes.
2nd Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: MI-5
MI-5, or Spooks as it is called in the UK, is a British drama series about a group of MI5 intelligence officers. The MI5 is the UK’s counter-intelligence and securty agency. MI-5 has been nominated for 12 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television) Awards.
Best British Television Show on Netflix Instant: Doctor Who
Doctor Who might not be an original choice since it is probably the most well known British television show. Then again, there is a reason it is the most well known British television show. Doctor Who is about a mysterious man simply known as “The Doctor” that travels through time and space solving mysteries.