Best British TV Shows of 2020

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Best British TV Shows of 2020
Best British TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: Staged (2020), Gangs of London (2020), Ted Lasso (2020), Dracula (2020), Des (2020), Small Axe (2020), All Creatures Great & Small (2020), Feel Good (2020), The Stranger (2020), The English Game (2020), The Luminaries (2020), Trying (2020), The Letter for the King (2020), Young Wallander (2020), I Hate Suzie (2020), McDonald & Dodds (2020), Get Even (2020), Baghdad Central (2020), Deadwater Fell (2020), I May Destroy You (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

 8.6
 5K
Staged (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans) is determined not to let ...
Style: light, ironic, humorous, witty, atmospheric
Plot: quarantine, supportive friend, stage actor, friendship between men, rehearsal, fame, unlikely friendships, self involved, actor's life, movie actor, cynic, irony ...
Time: contemporary
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Gangs of London (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: When the head of a criminal organisation, Finn Wallace is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the intricate web of gangs operating on the streets of the city. Now it’s up to the grieving, ...
Style: brutal, rough, exciting, suspense
Plot: gang war, mafia, bandit, organized crime, blood, gang, violence, father son relationship, gunfight, criminal, danger, triad ...
Place: london
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 8.8
 95K
Ted Lasso (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ted Lasso, an American football coach, moves to England when he’s hired to manage a soccer team—despite having no experience. With cynical players and a doubtful town, will he get them to see the Ted Lasso Way?
Style: funny, humorous, sincere, feel good, captivating
Plot: soccer, soccer coach, football player, football team, american abroad, fish out of water, profanity, professional athlete, soccer match, american in england, football, career change ...
Place: london
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 6.8
 44K
Dracula (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, brutal, bloody, bleak ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, nun, immortality, undead, vampire hunter, convent, based on a novel, male female relationship, captive, studying ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
Place: transylvania
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 7.7
 14K
Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: true crime, serial killer, detective inspector, murder, police, murderer, danger, murder mystery, investigation, who done it, deadly, serial murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
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 7.9
 4K
Small Axe (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the lives of a group of friends and their families living in West London from 1968 to 2014.
Style: anthology, thought provoking, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: group of friends, black british, racism, racial issues, racial prejudice, social issues, race issues, racial stereotype, african american, social differences, racist, society ...
Place: london
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All Creatures Great & Small (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s. A remake of the 1978 series.
Style: sentimental, sweet, funny, light, humorous ...
Plot: veterinarian, village life, scot, animal human communication, countryside, following a dream, human animal relationship, new life, veterinary clinic, animals, golden retriever, workplace situations ...
Time: 1930s
Place: yorkshire
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 7.5
 9K
Feel Good (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Recovering addict and comedian Mae tries to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. Life is further complicated by a new and all-consuming relationship with her new girlfriend George.
Style: romantic, witty, touching, thought provoking, semi serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, tomboy, female comedian, addiction, lesbian lover, female protagonist, parents daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
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 7.3
 40K
The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 363 min.
TV show
Story: A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
Style: mind bending, clever, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious stranger, infidelity, betrayal, family, husband wife relationship, family relations, investigation, violence against women, drug use, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century
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The English Game (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 281 min.
TV show
Story: Two 19th-century footballers on opposite sides of a class divide navigate professional and personal turmoil to change the game — and England — forever.
Style: inspirational, uplifting, realistic, stylized
Plot: british history, soccer, football player, sports history, football, society, sport team, culture clash, traditional versus modern, social problems, against the rules, tournament ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: england
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The Luminaries (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, New Zealand
TV show
Story: The 19th-century tale of love, murder and revenge as men and women travel across the world to make their fortunes on the wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.
Style: disturbing, suspense, ironic, tense
Plot: treasure, gold rush, gold, treasure hunt, prostitute, buried treasure, ambition, greed, prostitution, escapades, wilderness, one last chance ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: new zealand
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The Murders at White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: true crime, schizophrenic, murder trial, murder, police investigation, murder case, crime scene, adopted son, police detective, countryside, farmhouse, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: united kingdom
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 7.7
 5K
Trying (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: All Nikki and Jason want is a baby—the one thing they can’t have. So they decide to adopt. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball families, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?
Style: realistic, light, semi serious, humorous, sitcom ...
Plot: infertility, parenting, parenthood, adoption, family life, husband wife relationship, children, new life, bureaucracy, responsibility, irresponsible, parents and children ...
Place: england, europe
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The Letter for the King (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: A young boy holds the fate of the kingdom in his hands when he embarks on a quest to deliver a secret message in this sweeping fantasy series.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, light, exciting, enigmatic
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: knight, medieval, heroes, warrior, friendship, vengeance, adventure, supernatural, daring rescue, heroic mission, escapades, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: london
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Young Wallander (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police protagonist, police officer, police, murder, crimes, murder investigation, heroes, society, chase, good versus evil, danger
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden
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 6.9
 3K
I Hate Suzie (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Suzie Pickles, a star on the wane, has her whole life upended when her phone is hacked and a photo of her emerges in an extremely compromising position.
Style: depressing, live comedy, humorous, ironic
Plot: celebrity, sex scandal, mental health, star, actress, creative block, showbiz, depression, husband wife relationship, redemption, couple relations, family relations ...
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McDonald & Dodds (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives, DCI McDonald and DS Dodds, who seemingly have nothing in common, are thrown together and forge a rumbustious friendship and entertaining partnership in this two-part British detective drama miniseries set in modern-day Bath.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: female police detective, police, odd couple, detective sergeant, partners, who done it, friendship, partners against crime, police detective, chase, danger, peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
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 6.5
 2K
Get Even (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 28 min.
TV show
Story: On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there’s one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don’t Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, twists and turns, mysterious ...
Plot: girl band, girl power, teenage life, classroom, school, friendship, friends, female friendship, relationships, bullying, father daughter relationship, rebellious youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
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Baghdad Central (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Shortly after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi ex-policeman Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost everything and is battling daily to keep himself and his sick daughter, Mrouj safe. But when he learns that his estranged elder daughter Sawsan is missing ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, entertaining
Plot: father daughter relationship, criminal, father and daughter, parents and children, fighting crime, crime investigation, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, neo-noir, u.s. military, police inspector ...
Time: year 2003, 2000s
Place: baghdad iraq, iraq
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Deadwater Fell (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
Story: When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they knew and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.
Style: emotional, clever, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder investigation, control freak, murder, arson, small town life, police investigation, under the surface, family relations, fire, who done it, extramarital affair, unfaithful husband ...
Place: scotland
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I May Destroy You (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centers on Arabella, a carefree, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when her drink is spiked, she must ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: sexual assault, rape, dating, writers, female writer, danger, brutality, drugs, drugged drink, career, female protagonist, secret ...
Place: london
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Two Weeks to Live (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When strange young misfit Kim Noakes was just a little girl, her father died in murky circumstances and her mother Tina whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques. Now all grown up, Kim sets out into the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, ironic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survivalist, crimes, strong female character, paranoia, psychological manipulation, female warrior, dishonesty, murder, danger, runaway, violence, parents and children ...
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 8.1
 23K
The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: stylized, realistic, epic, humorous, based on true events
Plot: royal court, king, queen, empress, royal family, palaces castles and temples, monarch, russian empire, intrigue, imperial russia, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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Adult Material (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 198 min.
TV show
Story: Adult drama that delves inside the porn industry from the perspective of poster girl Jolene Dollar, who juggles her on-set persona with motherhood and home life.
Style: romantic, humorous, entertaining, light, funny ...
Plot: porn industry, porn actress, life, erotic fantasy, adult filmmaking, sexual activity, changing lives, sexuality, sexy woman, social issues, love and romance, sexual fantasy ...
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The Pale Horse (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: After a list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman, one of the named people begins investigating and is drawn to the The Pale Horse, the home of a trio of rumored witches living in a small village. Word has it that the witches can do away ...
Style: dark, clever, intense, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: murder mystery, occult, black magic, witch, corpse, curse, witchcraft, murder, police detective, death, uncover truth, legends and myths ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: england
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 6.2
 3K
Intelligence (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
TV show
Story: When an arrogant, maverick National Security Agent comes over from the US to join a newly-formed team tackling cybercrime at Britain's security headquarters, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analyst Joseph in a power grab that ...
Style: not serious, humorous, funny, witty, sitcom
Plot: obnoxious boss, workplace, workplace situations, intern, new job, employer employee relationship, job, office, analyst, american in the uk, unsupportive coworkers, career ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain
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 6.0
 3K
Little Birds (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
TV show
Story: We arrive with New York heiress Lucy Savage fresh off the transatlantic steamer and ready for love and marriage in exotic climes. But when her husband Hugo does not receive her in the way she expected, she spins off into the surprising, diverse and ...
Style: erotic, captivating, psychological
Plot: bdsm, female protagonist, multiple storylines, social relations, relationship vs career, mother daughter relationship, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love story, love interest, society, relationship problems ...
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 7.1
 1K
Trigonometry (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: In crowded and expensive London, cash-strapped couple Gemma and Kieran open their small apartment to a third person. Somehow, their new addition, Ray, makes the flat seem bigger, not smaller. Gradually, many things become easier, nicer and better ...
Style: controversial, complex, disturbing, romantic, captivating ...
Plot: polyamory, strong sexual content, lgbt, first lesbian experience, lesbian, interracial relations, love and romance, love triangle, love affair, relationships, romantic triangle, friends ...
Place: london
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 8.5
 50K
Normal People (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 339 min.
TV show
Story: Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.
Style: affectionate, romantic, touching, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: star crossed lovers, secret relationship, rich woman poor man, university, coming of age, love story, small town, school, social misfits, male nudity, female nudity, couple relations ...
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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 6.6
 2K
Van der Valk (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of the city of Amsterdam, Piet Van der Valk and his team investigate a series of high-profile cases immersed in the worlds of art, politics, addiction, mysticism and the fashion industry.
Style: psychological, captivating, twists and turns, disturbing, tense
Plot: murder mystery, police investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, police detective, murder investigation, prodigy, crime scene, investigation, mind game, crime investigation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: amsterdam, holland, netherlands
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