10 British Horror TV Shows You've Probably Never Seen

With Halloween stalking every closer, now is the time to unearth these British chillers.

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Though the world seems scary enough at times presently, it is officially Spooktober and there's no better time to immerse yourself in all that's unholy for the next few weeks. However, rather than the usual offerings of films and television, most of which hails from the United States, there are a number of overlooked UK chillers lying in wait to be rediscovered this Halloween.

When it comes to British Horror, you could turn to such cracking indie films as Borderlands or Kill List, but you would be forgiven if you struggled to name British television offerings of the horror persuasion. That, of course, is where this list comes to the rescue. From ghost stories to nuclear war, from the 1960s to the 2010s, British TV has proven, time and again, that it should not be overlooked by discerning horror fans.

What's better is that despite the relative lack of attention these titles usually get, all are readily available to those who would seek them out, from online streaming to DVD and even Blu Ray editions.

Here then are 10 slices of quality British TV horror to scare yourself senseless with over the next few weeks.

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