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10 TV Shows That Most Accurately Represent Britain

TV as British as a proper cup of tea.

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BBC

At a time where it is unpopular to bang the ‘Proud to be British’ drum, it mustn’t be forgotten what a wonderfully weird and brilliant little island Britain can be.

In terms of TV, some of Britain’s television exports have seen global success and are often used by people around the world to learn the English language.

However, this leads to some thinking that Britain really is like Downton Abbey, or that we spend our summers baking Roulades in a tent. Alas, this is not the case.

And whilst there is nothing wrong with the Bake Off, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who or Fawlty Towers, there are some great shows out there that really represent the eccentricities, quirks and idiosyncrasies of Britain. Shows that really dig deep into our funny little ways. With the British sense of humour at the centre of most things we do (Brexit aside) expect some comedies here.

So, if you are planning on visiting Britain and want to know what you’re in for then look no further…

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