America has been responsible for some of the biggest and best television series in recent memory. From Breaking Bad to Game Of Thrones, there has been no shortage of compelling drama produced by US networks. Moreover, with streaming services like Netflix and Hulu changing the way we view TV, viewers are now spoiled for choice when it comes to home entertainment. The likes of Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale have furthered this revolution, becoming some of the most talked-about shows produced by streaming services. It’s true: America knows how to tell good stories.
However, no-one does drama quite like the Brits. From Prime Suspect to Cracker, Britain has been responsible for some of TV’s most compelling series from days gone by, but there are also plenty of recent dramas that deserve your attention — some that are every bit as good as Breaking Bad.
Here are ten British drama series that you should immediately add to your must-watch list.