British Series/Dramas 2015/16

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1. Indian Summers (2015–2016)

TV-14 | Drama, History

Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.

Stars: Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Jemima West, Julie Walters, Rick Warden

Votes: 3,248

2. The Bible (2013)

TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 9,979

3. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)

159 min | Drama

In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel

Votes: 2,308

4. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama

The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, Christian Cooke, Philip Middlemiss, William Travis

Votes: 242

5. New Worlds (2014)

Drama, History, War

The 1680s bring a new king, Restoration and more tyranny. In Massachusetts, a robber's son falls for an anti-monarchist. In England, young lady falls for an outlaw.

Stars: Pip Carter, Phil Cheadle, Holli Dempsey, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 1,040

6. White Heat (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

A story about a group of seven London-based students from 1965 to the present day.

Stars: MyAnna Buring, Sam Claflin, Lindsay Duncan, Claire Foy

Votes: 572

7. Jekyll & Hyde (2015)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

10-part drama set in 1930s London focusing on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. The show will follow Robert Jekyll's quest to discover his real identity and the true nature of his family's cursed history.

Stars: Tom Bateman, Donald Sumpter, Stephanie Hyam, Tom Rhys Harries

Votes: 2,427

8. Cuffs (2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama

A fresh, authentic and visceral drama that takes the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing.

Stars: Amanda Abbington, Karen Bryson, Alex Carter, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 1,228

9. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

As Alfred the Great defends his kingdom from Norse invaders, Uhtred - born a Saxon but raised by Vikings - seeks to claim his ancestral birthright.

Stars: Alexander Dreymon, Ian Hart, David Dawson, Eliza Butterworth

Votes: 55,072

10. Partners in Crime (2015)

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet, Matthew Steer

Votes: 1,632

11. The Trials of Jimmy Rose (2015– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

Jimmy has just been released from prison after 12 years and is struggling to come to terms with his new life. His family and friends are finding it difficult to accept him back in to their lives and he must find a way to make things right.

Stars: Ray Winstone, Charlotte Randle, Paul Jesson, Jadon Carnelly Morris

Votes: 361

12. The Village (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Follows the residents of one English village across the 20th century and their turbulent lives.

Stars: David Ryall, Maxine Peake, John Simm, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 1,669

13. Into the Badlands (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A mighty warrior and a young boy search for enlightenment in a ruthless territory controlled by feudal barons.

Stars: Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Emily Beecham, Aramis Knight

Votes: 36,356

14. Casualty 1909 (2009– )

Drama

Available records and diaries of nurses, doctors, and patients of the London hospital are put to life in this compelling series about the historic London Hospital.

Stars: Cherie Lunghi, Sarah Smart, William Houston, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 304

15. Anzac Girls (2014)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

The true stories of extraordinary young women who witness the brutality and heroism of war and rise to meet the challenge.

Stars: Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent, Anna McGahan

Votes: 931

16. The Virgin Queen (2005– )

237 min | Biography, Drama, History

The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart, Tom Hardy

Votes: 2,621

17. Attachments (2000–2002)

50 min | Drama

Soap-style drama series about the lives and loves of young professionals working for an internet start-up.

Stars: Poppy Miller, Sally Edwards, Michael Fenton Stevens, Indira Varma

Votes: 89

18. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi

In an alternate history, during the time of real life Napoleonic Wars, two men of destiny, the gifted recluse Mr. Norrell and daring spellcasting novice Jonathan Strange, use magic to help England.

Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 10,724

19. The White Queen (2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay

Votes: 20,918

20. Atlantis (2013–2015)

45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Far from home, Jason washes up on the shores of the ancient and mysterious city of Atlantis.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jack Donnelly, Robert Emms, Aiysha Hart

Votes: 10,072

21. Masterpiece Classic (1971– )

Drama, Romance

An anthology drama series featuring primarily British productions.

Stars: Alistair Cooke, John Neville, Robert Robinson, John Standing

Votes: 345

22. Land Girls (2009–2011)

225 min | Drama

Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Stars: Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton, Mykola Allen

Votes: 2,115

23. Aristocrats (1999– )

TV-14 | 300 min | Drama, History

18th-century England and Ireland viewed through the eyes of four beautiful high-born sisters - Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox, great-granddaughters of a king, daughters of a cabinet minister, and wives of politicians and peers.

Stars: Siân Phillips, Alun Armstrong, Ben Daniels, Serena Gordon

Votes: 1,306

24. Berkeley Square (1998– )

50 min | Drama

Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.

Stars: Victoria Smurfit, Clare Wilkie, Tabitha Wady, Hermione Norris

Votes: 994

25. Wives and Daughters (1999– )

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 6,253

26. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 84,527

27. The Mill (2013– )

60 min | Drama

The hard labour of cotton mill workers and the abuse they endure.

Stars: Kerrie Hayes, Ciaran Griffiths, Barbara Marten, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 649

28. Dickensian (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Sophie Rundle, Alexandra Moen, Joseph Quinn

Votes: 2,431

29. Jericho (2016)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

In the Yorkshire Dales in the 1870s, the shantytown of Jericho is the home of a community that will live, thrive and die in the shadow of the viaduct they've been brought together to build.

Stars: Jessica Raine, Samuel Bottomley, Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters

Votes: 1,223

30. Second Chance (I) (2016)

42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A billionaire bio-engineer brings a dead police officer back to life.

Stars: Robert Kazinsky, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Ciara Bravo

Votes: 11,041

31. Psychobitches (2013– )

Comedy

Psychobitches is a show that sees some of history's most famous women psychoanalyzed and talking about their thoughts, fears and flaws.

Stars: Rebecca Front, Sharon Horgan, Samantha Spiro, Katy Brand

Votes: 314

32. World Without End (2012)

TV-MA | 374 min | Drama, History, Romance

The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Votes: 7,433

33. The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (2007– )

Comedy

Revolving around the life of Vivienne Vyle, a daytime TV presenter/agony aunt in the mold of Trisha, the show focuses on not only the problems of her guests but the problems Vivienne faces herself in regards to her love and home life.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Miranda Richardson, Conleth Hill, Jason Watkins

Votes: 366

34. Galavant (2015–2016)

22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The adventures of Galavant, a dashing hero who is determined to reclaim his reputation and his "Happily Ever After" by going after the evil King Richard, who ruined it the moment he stole the love of Galavant's life, Madalena.

Stars: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen

Votes: 13,175

35. Dates (2013)

Drama, Romance

The social minefield that is 21st century dating.

Stars: Oona Chaplin, Ben Chaplin, Will Mellor, Gemma Chan

Votes: 1,591

36. The Outcast (2015)

179 min | Drama

A young boy struggles to fit into the life of a post-war English village after witnessing the death of his mother.

Stars: Finn Elliot, Hattie Morahan, Greg Wise, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 903

37. Homefront (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

A six-episode mini-series which follows the lives of four army wives in the UK.

Stars: Warren Brown, George Costigan, Rosie Day, Dean Fagan

Votes: 93

38. Lilting (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don't speak a lick of each other's language.

Director: Hong Khaou | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles

Votes: 5,372 | Gross: $0.02M

39. War & Peace (2016)

TV-14 | 379 min | Drama, History, Romance

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 17,761

40. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)

TV-PG | 240 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.

Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

Votes: 5,319

41. Life Begins (2004– )

50 min | Comedy, Drama

Maggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Alexander Armstrong, Elliot Henderson-Boyle, Ace Ryan

Votes: 208

42. Born and Bred (2002–2005)

55 min | Drama

A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.

Stars: Jenna Russell, Maggie Steed, Clive Swift, Naomi Radcliffe

Votes: 250

43. Taboo (2017– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the government and his biggest competitor want his inheritance at any cost - even murder.

Stars: Tom Hardy, David Hayman, Jonathan Pryce, Oona Chaplin

Votes: 101,926

44. Leonardo (2003)

180 min | Documentary, History

An exploration of the life of Leonardo da Vinci.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Che Cartwright, Sherwin Nuland, Evelyn Welch

Votes: 151

45. Not Safe for Work (2015– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Comedy, Drama

Katherine is a civil servant working on strategies to help immigrants. When public sector cuts force her to move from London to a satellite office in Northampton, she soon finds that she too feels like a stranger in a strange land.

Stars: Zawe Ashton, Anastasia Hille, Tom Weston-Jones, Sacha Dhawan

Votes: 455

46. Garrow's Law (2009–2011)

Biography, Drama

Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 980

47. The Fixer (2008–2009)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Ex-special forces operative and convicted murderer John Mercer is awarded an early release from prison on the condition that he becomes an assassin for the government.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Jody Latham, Tamzin Outhwaite, Peter Mullan

Votes: 917

48. The Street (2006–2009)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Series of one-off dramas, each focusing on a different house within the same street.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Ger Ryan, Lee Ingleby, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 945

49. A Thing Called Love (2004– )

60 min | Romance, Drama

As Valentine Day approaches, Gary is reminded how much he has been neglecting his long-term girlfriend Mel, and decides to propose.

Stars: Paul Nicholls, Liz White, David Gillespie, Elizabeth Rider

Votes: 76

50. Ultimate Force (2002–2006)

74 min | Action, War

7.7