The 12 Best BBC Shows Ranked is taking a look at some of the great shows that have been made in the UK. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

American audiences typically don’t pay too much attention to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). They do, but perhaps they don’t give the BBC enough credit. Think about it, a lot of the shows that are made over overseas (especially the good ones) are on Netflix or some other “Yankee” streaming service after they initially air—never truly absorbing the “BBC” masthead. America always has it’s hand in Britain’s cookie jar; a lot of film legends came from the UK; for example, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Hopkins, and Judi Dench all call potato chips crisps. In Hollywood, the BBC may not sound as established as HBO, but it most definitely is.

The BBC is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organization in the world (and perhaps the largest). Over the years the network has produced droves of excellent television shows. The following collection mostly consists of its more contemporary shows as well as some of its older shows (but nothing as old as the BBC itself). These shows not only rival the type of entertainment produced in the states but are often times superior—inspiring and shaping what we see on screen.


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