My Favorite UK TV Showsby mattleger | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Just what the title says: a list of my favorite television shows and specials from the United Kingdom.
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4. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
10. Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)
33 min | Short, Comedy, History
At a New Millennium Eve party, Blackadder and Baldrick test their new time machine and ping pong through history encountering famous characters and changing events rather alarmingly.
11. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)
43 min | Comedy, History
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.
12. Blackadder Rides Again (2008 TV Special)
65 min | Documentary, Comedy
Rowan Atkinson and the cast of legendary comedy series Blackadder are back for this one-off documentary special to mark 25 years since the original BBC transmission in 1983. Featuring ... See full summary »
16. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
TV-PG | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Prefect escape the destruction of Earth only to face incredible trials, tribulations and adventures in space and time.
17. Life on Mars (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.
18. To the Manor Born (1979–2007)
Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Romance
Audrey fforbes-Hamilton is sad when her husband dies but is shocked when she realises that she has to leave Grantleigh Manor where her family has lived forever. The new owner is Richard De ... See full summary »
19. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)
30 min | Comedy
Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', ... See full summary »
23. The Thick of It (2005–2012)
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy
Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.
24. Torchwood (2006–2011)
TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.
25. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.
26. The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief Special (2009 TV Movie)
5 min | Sci-Fi
Sarah, Rani, Luke and Clyde get an unexpected visit from Ambassador Ranius (Ronnie Corbett) who claims to come from the Galactic Alliance. He brings gratitude but bestows strange gifts and why does his bottom burp when he sits?
27. Class (2016)
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
The sixth formers of Coal Hill Academy all have their own secrets and desires. They have to deal with the stresses of everyday life including friends, parents, school work, sex, and sorrow, but also the horrors that come from time travel.