From fourth-wall-breaking comedies to iconic docs, we rank the greatest UK shows ever made
Produced by the BBC Natural History Unit, this peerless nature series has been taking viewers' breath away ever since it first aired in 2006.
A complex, acerbic, and endlessly inventive comedy that tears up the rulebook. Every single word uttered by the titular lead lands exactly as intended.
The use of narration and POV camera style add hugely to the off-kilter awkwardness and unique charm of this quintessentially British comedy.
Despite being around for half a century, the Doctor remains one of the most iconic characters in British culture ever. All these years on, the sci-fi show still attracts top writing and acting talent.Available: iPlayer, BritBox
A flawless example of political satire. Watching Peter Capadli's sweary spin doctor mercilessly shred co-workers is wince-inducing yet wonderful.
The most beloved sitcom in UK history, and for good reason. There isn't a bad episode of John Sullivan's effortessly charming comedy about two ducking and diving London brothers.
A show that consistently sparks both tears and laughter. While it often dials the drama to almost unbearable degrees, it always serves the characters at the heart of the story first.
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