Best British TV Shows that aren’t Top Gear, Dr Who, Sherlock or Downton Abbey

Well I’m a big fan of Top Gear…. not that bothered about Downton Abbey, or Dr Who or Sherlock (but one of the ex. online g/f’s is nuts about them)…. here are more British TV series which are even better if those had given you a taste for British shows……..

1) All Creatures Great & Small – A BBC Drama series based on the James Herriot books about a vet working in a Yorkshire country practice.

2) Poirot – Detective Drama series from ITV, based on the Agatha Christie novels.

3) Bergerac – Detective Drama series from the BBC, made in the 1980’s and set on the Island of Jersey in the Channel Islands.

4) Dad’s Army – Cult classic BBC Sitcom, set in World War 2.

5) Jeeves & Wooster – ITV drama series set in the 1930’s, based on the books by P.G. Wodehouse. Main two stars are Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie.

6) Blackadder – A Cult Classic BBC Sitcom set in 4 different time periods.

7) Red Dwarf – Cult classic SciFi Comedy from the BBC.

8) One Foot in the Grave – The BBC’s best Sitcom from the 1990’s.

9) Victorian Kitchen Garden / Victorian Flower Garden / Victorian Kitchen – 3 series from the BBC recreating Gardening & Kitchen skills developped in England during the reign of Queen Victoria.

10) Two Fat Ladies – One of the best food shows ever created for Television. Almost banned from American television. The recipes usually drive the Diet Scolds nuts.

11) A Passion for Angling – Documentary about fishing created for the BBC and first broadcast around 1993/94.

12) Rab C. Nesbitt – Originally started life as a comedy sketch on the series “Naked Video”, but then the character from the sketch got his own series in 1989 and went on to create 10 series so far.

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