With BBC First (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Last Kingdom (2015– )

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

8.4
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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, Eliza Butterworth, Arnas Fedaravicius, Ian Hart

Votes: 70,004

2. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 193,735

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Chris Wilson

Votes: 21,754

4. Death in Paradise (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A UK police DI is transferred to St-Marie's police dept. He hates the sun, sea and sand. Series follows his murder investigations on the island. Later series see another UK DI head the team, followed by an Irish DI and then another UK DI.

Stars: Danny John-Jules, Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Tobi Bakare

Votes: 12,954

5. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 18,956

6. Line of Duty (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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British crime thriller about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 27,737

7. World on Fire (2019– )

57 min | Drama, War

7.2
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WWII drama centered on the lives of ordinary people affected by the war.

Stars: Jonah Hauer-King, Julia Brown, Helen Hunt, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,079

8. Father Brown (2013– )

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, John Burton, Jack Deam

Votes: 7,235

9. Silent Witness (1996– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, David Caves

Votes: 5,388

10. The A Word (2016– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The Hughes family work and love and fight like every other family. Then, their youngest son is diagnosed with autism and they don't feel like every other family anymore.

Stars: Max Vento, Lee Ingleby, Morven Christie, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 1,607

11. Maigret Sets a Trap (2016 TV Movie)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Chief Inspector Jules Maigret hunts for a serial killer.

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Leo Staar, Shaun Dingwall, Alexander Campbell

Votes: 8,057

12. Unforgotten (2015– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves, Jordan Long

Votes: 10,491

13. Sanditon (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.

Stars: Rose Williams, Kris Marshall, Kate Ashfield, Crystal Clarke

Votes: 5,048

14. The Night Manager (2016)

TV-14 | 358 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The night manager of a Cairo hotel is recruited to infiltrate an arms dealer's inner circle.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Debicki, Olivia Colman

Votes: 65,590

15. Blood (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Cat Hogan returns to West Meath upon her mother's sudden death - she has an accident at home and died (or was it an accident?). Blood is about old secrets, older betrayals, mind games and the lies family tell each other.

Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Grainne Keenan, Sean Duggan, Diarmuid Noyes

Votes: 1,256

16. The White Princess (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History

7.6
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Based on the Philippa Gregory book of the same name, the story of Elizabeth of York, the White Queen's daughter, and her marriage to the Lancaster victor, Henry VII.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Rebecca Benson, Jacob Collins-Levy, Richard Dillane

Votes: 8,023

17. The Durrells in Corfu (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 6,559

18. Gold Digger (2019– )

Thriller

6.5
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A wealthy older woman falls in love with a younger man, but is the relationship all that it seems?

Stars: Karla-Simone Spence, Julia Ormond, Ben Barnes, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 1,538

19. Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman suspects her husband of having an affair. After following several lines of inquiry far more unravels including a streak of violence below the surface.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Bertie Carvel, Tom Taylor, Thusitha Jayasundera

Votes: 13,371

20. Agatha Raisin (2014– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth returns for a series of comedic murder-mysteries based on the books by M.C. Beaton.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Matt McCooey, Mathew Horne, Jamie Glover

Votes: 2,594

21. The Pale Horse (2020– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Is a trio of witches responsible for a series of sudden deaths or is there a rational explanation?

Stars: Georgina Campbell, Kaya Scodelario, Rufus Sewell, Kathy Kiera Clarke

Votes: 2,622

22. War & Peace (2016)

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

8.2
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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: 19,382

23. Catastrophe (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

8.2
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American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 14,579

24. Years and Years (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Follows a busy family from Manchester with their lives converging on one crucial night in 2019.

Stars: Rory Kinnear, T'Nia Miller, Anne Reid, Ruth Madeley

Votes: 17,285

25. Vienna Blood (2019– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Max Liebermann, a student of Sigmund Freud, helps Detective Rheinhardt in the investigation of a series of disturbing murders around the grand cafes and opera houses of 1900s Vienna.

Stars: Matthew Beard, Jürgen Maurer, Luise von Finckh, Jessica De Gouw

Votes: 1,930

26. Liar (2017–2020)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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British psychological thriller in which schoolteacher Laura Nielson accuses renowned surgeon Andrew Earlham of rape.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Richie Campbell

Votes: 6,145

27. The Musketeers (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 55 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Set on the streets of 17th-century Paris, "The Musketeers" gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.

Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Tom Burke, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles

Votes: 19,926

28. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 31,626

29. DCI Banks (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz

Votes: 5,099

30. Ripper Street (2012–2016)

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

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 18,587

31. New Tricks (2003–2015)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 4,620

32. Tin Star (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Ex undercover UK cop turned police chief of a small town in the Canadian Rockies does what he must to defend his family from those in power whether it's the oilmen, the preachers or the gangsters.

Stars: Tim Roth, Genevieve O'Reilly, Abigail Lawrie, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 10,448

33. Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (2018– )

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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An oddball couple of private detectives named Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stars: Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga

Votes: 1,704

34. The Little Drummer Girl (2018)

55 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.

Stars: Daniel Litman, Florence Pugh, Michael Shannon, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 8,308

35. Ordeal by Innocence (2018)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.

Stars: Morven Christie, Anthony Boyle, Christian Cooke, Bill Nighy

Votes: 6,675

36. Les Misérables (2018–2019)

372 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Television adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, which follows Jean Valjean as he evades capture by the unyielding Inspector Javert. Set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more.

Stars: Dominic West, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley

Votes: 5,530

37. Wolf Hall (2015)

TV-14 | 360 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 9,032

38. The ABC Murders (2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot is targeted by a taunting killer who sends letters signed "ABC", which Poirot must decode in order to discover the identity of the murderer.

Stars: John Malkovich, Eamon Farren, Michael Shaeffer, Rupert Grint

Votes: 7,252

39. The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Inspector John Marlott investigates a series of crimes in 19th Century London, which may have been committed by a scientist intent on re-animating the dead.

Stars: Sean Bean, Richie Campbell, Tom Ward, Ryan Sampson

Votes: 8,901

40. Thirteen (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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26-year-old Ivy Moxam steps out of an ordinary house, on an ordinary street, on an ordinary day. Ivy hasn't been seen for thirteen years, she was kidnapped in 2003 at the age of thirteen.

Stars: Jodie Comer, Valene Kane, Richard Rankin, Natasha Little

Votes: 6,585

41. Retribution (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A horrific murder rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in isolated rural Scotland.

Stars: Owen Whitelaw, Adrian Edmondson, Kate Bracken, Georgina Campbell

Votes: 5,785

42. Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018)

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Three schoolgirls and their governesses mysteriously disappear on Valentines Day in 1900.

Stars: Natalie Dormer, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis, Harrison Gilbertson

Votes: 3,287

43. The Mallorca Files (2019– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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A British and German detective clashing over how to police the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Stars: Elen Rhys, Julian Looman, María Fernández Ache, Tábata Cerezo

Votes: 543

44. Howards End (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 240 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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The social and class divisions in early 20th century England through the intersection of three families - the wealthy Wilcoxes, the gentle and idealistic Schlegels and the lower-middle class Basts.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard, Alex Lawther

Votes: 3,771

45. Snatch (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A group of up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck-load of stolen gold bullion are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

Stars: Rupert Grint, Luke Pasqualino, Lucien Laviscount, Phoebe Dynevor

Votes: 3,413

46. The Good Karma Hospital (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama

7.7
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Set in a coastal town in tropical South India, THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL tells the story of junior doctor, Ruby Walker, who arrives in India looking for a job and a distraction from her ... See full summary »

Stars: Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, James Krishna Floyd, Darshan Jariwala

Votes: 1,376

47. Temple (2019– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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UK version of the Norwegian show about a surgeon who is determined to save his dying wife to the point of agreeing to treat criminals and others for cash in his highly illegal secret underground clinic.

Stars: Mark Strong, Daniel Mays, Carice van Houten, Catherine McCormack

Votes: 1,569

48. The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019–2020)

59 min | Drama

6.8
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Story of Christine Keeler, who found herself at the heart of a political sex scandal that rocked British government in the 1960s.

Stars: Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Ellie Bamber, Emilia Fox

Votes: 1,003

49. Traces (2019– )

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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While attending an online forensic course, young lab assistant discovers that the fictitious case study has a link to her past. With a help of two female professors she works on bringing a killer to justice.

Stars: Molly Windsor, Laura Fraser, Jennifer Spence, Michael Nardone

Votes: 844

50. Gunpowder (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Foreign mercenary Guido Fawkes, and a group of English Catholic traitors plan to blow up the Palace Of Westminster and kill King James I in the early 17th century.

Stars: Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Edward Holcroft, Shaun Dooley

Votes: 8,790


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