10 Best British TV Shows Of 2018 (So Far)

10. Collateral


Speaking of things that the Brits do better than anyone else, crime dramas are at the very top of that list, and Collateral is no exception. The four-part drama aired on BBC earlier this year (and is now on Netflix in the US), and deals with the murder of a pizza delivery guy. DI Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan) leads the investigation, and her not-so-by-the-book methods help her get to the bottom of the crime, which is so much more complex than it initially appears.

Written by playwright David Hare, Collateral is hard-hitting drama, but it's not without its faults. A slow-burn first episode and a little exposition prevents this one from being further up this list, but the series does make an original contribution to its genre in that it's what Hare describes as a whydunit as opposed to a whodunit.

Mulligan, as always, is fantastic in the role, but a little bit more of a backstory for our protagonist wouldn't have gone amiss.


Stephen Patterson is an experienced writer and reviewer. He's also a TV addict.