Top 10 Best BBC Shows That You Can Watch Right Now! (2022)

A lot of attention is paid to American dramas, but British television has produced several interesting shows, particularly those on BBC. The government-run network never holds back on bringing us the most fascinating and startling fictional tales, thanks to its dark themes, sharp speech, and vicious characters.

If you haven't seen these shows yet, you don't have to worry about where to find them. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are among the big streaming services where you can discover them. These are the top-rated BBC dramas of all time, according to IMDb.

#10. The Missing (2014-2016)

Ratings (8.2)

Oliver Hughes, a five-year-old boy who went missing during a family vacation to France, was the subject of a tragic mystery. An offshoot of the original series called Baptiste was eventually developed, although it didn't achieve the same level of success.

Oliver was kidnapped at the beginning of the story, but the end threw in a significant surprise that involved an accident and a scheme to cover it up.

#9. Poldark (2015-2019)

Ratings (8.3)

Following his defeat in the American Revolutionary War, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns to Cornwall. He's struggling to come to terms with his defeat and the shift in his life that's occurred since he left to fight.

His father has died, and the woman he was infatuated with has agreed to marry another man. Poldark returns home to find these events. It's a compelling and endearing show with plenty of intrigues, adventure, and romance.

#8. Killing Eve (2018-)

Ratings (8.3)

Sandra Oh is one of the best actresses in the business, and she's done an exceptional job in this role. A British intelligence investigator, Eve Polastri (Oh), is only interested in women assassins. She is terminated from MI5 for performing subpar investigations. However, this is not the end of her journey.

She soon joins an MI6 section that is searching for Villanelle, an assassin (Jodie Comer). Eve and Villanelle's love for one another quickly escalates to unhealthy proportions. In addition to advocating female empowerment, Killing Eve is a fan of the show. Every season of “The Walking Dead” has had a different female head writer. Season 4's head writer, Laura Neal, has also been announced.


#7. Happy Valley (2014-)

Ratings (8.4)

‘Happy Valley' follows police sergeant Catherine Cawood, a Yorkshire woman with an astonishingly level head (Sarah Lancashire). When a distraught guy sets himself on fire on a playground, the audience sees her for the first time. Everyone else is terrified, but Cawood seems unconcerned. She even goes to a store to get cords to hold her shades before she goes out to buy her shades.

In response, she says, “He can go to heaven, that's up to him, but he won't be taking my eyebrows with him.” As soon as she says that, your heart is swooning. In addition, the series' popularity among reviewers is far greater than that of its general audience. It has a 98 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

#6. House Of Cards (1990)

Ratings (8.5)

The original film had already established itself as one of the best political dramas of all time before Netflix's adaptation was ever released. Based on Michael Dobbs' novel, this series is a spin-off of the same name. Former Chief of Staff Dobbs

“The Chief Whip” (played by Ian Richardson) plotted to take over the Conservative Party and become Prime Minister of Great Britain by devising clever political maneuvers. The Machiavellian monsters of Frank Underwood and Urquhart were equal or even more savage.

#5. Luther (2010-2019)

Ratings (8.5)

In the film, John Luther, played by Idris Elba, is a detective who spends his days pursuing serial killers in London. His estranged wife reportedly said to him, “You care about the dead more than the living,” since he is so obsessed with his work.

It is Alice (Ruth Wilson of The Affair) who puts the integrity of Luther's efforts to the test when he initiates an investigation into her disappearance. Luther becomes dangerously attracted to Alice as her fixation with him grows. The sitcom was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards over its long-running existence.

#4. Normal People (2020)

Ratings (8.6)

Normal People, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, depicts the passionate romance between Marianne and Connell, two high school sweethearts about to embark on their college careers. Cornell is well-liked, whereas Marianne is isolated and unwelcoming. They will soon find themselves on opposing sides.

Normal People was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards at the recent 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. In the UK, the series aired on BBC One and BBC Three, however in the United States, Hulu purchased the rights to the series.

#3. Line Of Duty (2012-)

Ratings (8.7)

Line of Duty centers on a police unit tasked with rooting out fraud and corruption within the Central Police Department itself. Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston), who was reassigned to the unit after he refused to participate in a cover-up, is the focus of the series.

Police procedural dramas based on corruption cases are popular, and this series is one of the best examples of this genre.

#2. Peaky Blinders (2013-)

Ratings (8.8)

When Tom Hardy agrees to play a supporting role in a program, it's clear that it's going to be fantastic. Cillian Murphy portrays the gangster boss of the Shelby Crime Family in this gangster drama set in Birmingham, West Midlands, in 1919.

An inspector who seeks to eliminate the group is likewise played by Sam Neill. In Season 2, Hardy joined the cast. As the leader of the Jewish gang in Camden Town, he was known as Alfred “Alfie” Solomons. As its name suggests, this TV series is based on an urban gang that has been around for decades.

#1. Sherlock (2010-2017)

Ratings (9.1)

One of Benedict Cumberbatch's breakthrough roles was as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, working with Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) to solve crimes in Victorian-era London. The BBC drama has broadcast four seasons thus far.

Watson has a blog where he wrote about his exploits with Holmes to make the story more contemporary. Holmes became a household name as a result of her blog. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have each received two Emmy Awards for their roles in the series, “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie” and “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.”