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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a country in Northwestern Europe, off the coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and most of the smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and the Irish Sea. The total area of the United Kingdom is 94,354 square miles (244,376 km2), with an estimated population of nearly 67.6 million people in 2022. In 1707, the Kingdom of England (which included Wales) and the Kingdom of Scotland united under the Treaty of Union to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Acts of Union 1800 incorporated the Kingdom of Ireland to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. Most of Ireland seceded from the UK in 1922 as the Irish Free State, and the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927 created the present name, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The UK became the first industrialised country and was the w... ()

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| 29min per episode | News, Talk-Show
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In a televised version of the popular podcast, Adam Fleming, Chris Mason, and guests chat about the stories behind the news.

Doctor Who(2005-2021)

3.7/5 (with 1,398 votes)

The Doctor is a Time Lord: a 900 year old alien with 2 hearts, part of a gifted civilization who mastered time travel. The Doctor saves planets for a living—more of a hobby actually, and the Doctor's very, very good at it.

Peaky Blinders(2013-2022)

| Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,625 votes)

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Midsomer Murders(1997-)

| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 135 votes)

The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.


| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 106 votes)

The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.


| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.3/5 (with 2,479 votes)

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.


| 1h per episode | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 13 votes)

Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.

Doctor Who(2024-)

The Doctor and his companion travel across time and space encountering incredible friends and foes.

Match of the Day(1964-)

| 1h 20min per episode | Talk-Show, News
3.7/5 (with 15 votes)

BBC's football highlights and analysis. "The longest-running football television programme in the world" as recognised by Guinness World Records in 2015.

Space: 1999(1975-1977)

52min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 59 votes)

The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

The Graham Norton Show(2007-)

| 49min per episode | Comedy, Talk-Show
3.5/5 (with 116 votes)

Each week celebrity guests join Irish comedianGraham Norton to discuss what's being going on around the world that week. The guests poke fun and share their opinions on the main news stories. Graham is often joined by a band or artist to play the show out.

Grange Hill(1978-2008)

| 25min per episode | Drama
3.3/5 (with 11 votes)

Children's drama series following the lives of students and teachers at Grange Hill comprehensive school.

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Downton Abbey(2010-2015)

| 1h 6min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 456 votes)

A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

Doctor Who(1963-1989)

4.0/5 (with 279 votes)

The adventures of The Doctor, a time-traveling humanoid alien known as a Time Lord. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-traveling spaceship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, The Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilizations, help ordinary people, and right many wrongs.


| 1h per episode | Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 571 votes)

Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa in 1814 along with fourteen stolen diamonds to seek vengeance after the death of his father.

Agatha Christie's Poirot(1989-2013)

| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 210 votes)

From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Love Island(2015-)

| 45min per episode | Reality-TV
3.0/5 (with 59 votes)

A stunning cast engages in the ultimate game of love, as they land in a sunshine paradise in search of passion and romance. Each of the glamorous members of the public will live like celebrities in a luxury villa, but in order to stay there, they will not only have to win over the hearts of each other, but also the hearts of the public.

Directed by Mike Spencer - With Sophie Gradon, Mike Thalassitis


| 50min per episode | Drama
2.9/5 (with 36 votes)

Drama series about the staff and patients at Holby City Hospital's emergency department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives.

With Alex Walkinshaw, Amanda Mealing, Gregory Forsyth-Foreman, Derek Thompson, William Beck, Michael Stevenson, ...

Holby City(1999-2022)

1h per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
2.9/5 (with 19 votes)

Drama series about life on the wards of Holby City Hospital, following the highs and lows of the staff and patients.

Van der Valk(2020-)

| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

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.

The Amazing Race(2001-)

| 42min per episode | Reality-TV
3.4/5 (with 63 votes)

This reality competition sees teams embark on a trek around the world to amazing destinations where they must compete in a series of challenges, some mental and some physical. Only when the tasks are completed will they learn of their next location. Teams who are the farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first team to arrive at the final destination winning the race and the $1 million prize.


| 45min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 119 votes)

The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image and become “grandmother of Europe”.

Peppa Pig(2004-)

| 5min per episode | Animation, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 344 votes)

Peppa Pig is an energetic piggy who lives with Mummy, Daddy, and little brother George. She loves to jump in mud puddles and make loud snorting noises.

Death in Paradise(2011-)

| 1h per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 112 votes)

A brilliant but idiosyncratic British detective and his resourceful local team solve baffling murder mysteries on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie.

Loose Women(1999-)

45min per episode | Talk-Show
1.4/5 (with 5 votes)

A panel of four women discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs to celebrity gossip.

The Avengers(1961-1969)

| 50min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 60 votes)

The Avengers is a British television series created in the 1960s. It initially focused on Dr. David Keel and his assistant John Steed. Hendry left after the first series and Steed became the main character, partnered with a succession of assistants. His most famous assistants were intelligent, stylish and assertive women: Cathy Gale, Emma Peel and Tara King. Later episodes increasingly incorporated elements of science fiction and fantasy, parody and British eccentricity.

Coronation Street(1960-)

| 24min per episode | Soap / Telenovela
2.7/5 (with 46 votes)

The residents of Coronation Street are ordinary, working-class people, and the show follows them through regular social and family interactions at home, in the workplace, and in their local pub, the Rovers Return Inn. Britain's longest-running soap.

With Philip Middlemiss, Mikey North, Chris Fountain, Sally Ann Matthews, Jimi Mistry, William Roache, ...


| 46min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 55 votes)

In 1953 at the hamlet of Grantchester, Sidney Chambers—a charismatic, charming clergyman—turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.

Top of the Pops(1964-2006)

40min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 10 votes)

The biggest stars, the most iconic performances, the most outrageous outfits – it’s Britain’s number one pop show.

Directed by Stanley Dorfman, Johnnie Stewart

The Crown(2016-2023)

| Drama
4.1/5 (with 955 votes)

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

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