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Best BBC One TV Shows

Best BBC One TV Shows

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Sherlock

Sherlock

8.3/10
July 25, 2010 on BBC One
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
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GenresCrime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
Number Of Seasons4
Created BySteven Moffat
NetworksBBC One
First Air DateJuly 25, 2010
Last Air DateJanuary 15, 2017
StatusReturning Series
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Bodyguard

Bodyguard

8.3/10
August 26, 2018 on BBC One
A troubled war veteran is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot.
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GenresCrime, Drama, War & Politics
Number Of Seasons1
Created ByJed Mercurio
NetworksBBC One
First Air DateAugust 26, 2018
Last Air DateSeptember 23, 2018
StatusReturning Series
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Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II

8.3/10
November 6, 2016 on BBC One
David Attenborough presents a documentary series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.
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GenresDocumentary, Family
Number Of Seasons1
NetworksBBC One
First Air DateNovember 6, 2016
Last Air DateDecember 11, 2016
StatusEnded
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Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders

8.3/10
September 12, 2013 on BBC One
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.
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GenresDrama, Crime
Number Of Seasons4
Created BySteven Knight
NetworksBBC One
First Air DateSeptember 12, 2013
Last Air DateDecember 20, 2017
StatusReturning Series
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Africa

Africa

8.2/10
January 2, 2013 on BBC One
Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
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GenresDocumentary
Number Of Seasons1
Created ByDavid Attenborough
NetworksBBC One
First Air DateJanuary 2, 2013
Last Air DateFebruary 6, 2013
StatusEnded
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Taboo

Taboo

8/10
January 7, 2017 on BBC One
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.
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GenresDrama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
Number Of Seasons1
Created ByChips Hardy
NetworksBBC One
First Air DateJanuary 7, 2017
Last Air DateFebruary 25, 2017
StatusReturning Series
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A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal

8/10
May 20, 2018 on BBC One
It's the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been legalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide.
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    GenresDrama, Crime, Comedy
    Number Of Seasons1
    Created ByJohn Preston
    NetworksBBC One
    First Air DateMay 20, 2018
    Last Air DateJune 3, 2018
    StatusEnded
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    Hustle

    Hustle

    7.9/10
    February 24, 2004 on BBC One
    A motley group of London con artists pull of a series of daring and intricate stings.
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    GenresComedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
    Number Of Seasons8
    Created ByTony Jordan
    NetworksBBC One
    First Air DateFebruary 24, 2004
    Last Air DateFebruary 17, 2012
    StatusEnded
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    Not Going Out

    Not Going Out

    7.8/10
    October 6, 2006 on BBC One
    Lee is a childish northerner who lives in a fancy penthouse apartment in London who goes through a variety of jobs such as a janitor and ice cream man as well as attempting relationships with female flatmates. His best mate, Daily Mail reading, middle cla
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      GenresComedy
      Number Of Seasons9
      Created ByLee Mack
      NetworksBBC One
      First Air DateOctober 6, 2006
      Last Air DateApril 19, 2018
      StatusReturning Series
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      His Dark Materials

      His Dark Materials

      7.8/10
      November 3, 2019 on BBC One
      Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon cal
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        GenresDrama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
        Number Of Seasons1
        NetworksBBC One
        First Air DateNovember 3, 2019
        Last Air DateNovember 17, 2019
        StatusReturning Series
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        The Night Manager

        The Night Manager

        7.8/10
        February 21, 2016 on BBC One
        Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Richard On
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        GenresAction & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
        Number Of Seasons1
        Created ByDavid Farr
        NetworksBBC One
        First Air DateFebruary 21, 2016
        Last Air DateMarch 27, 2016
        StatusEnded
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        The A Word

        The A Word

        7.5/10
        March 22, 2016 on BBC One
        The various generations of the Hughes family, who all love, work and fight like any other clan, find they must learn to communicate all over again when the youngest member is diagnosed with autism.
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons2
        Created ByKeren Margalit
        NetworksBBC One
        First Air DateMarch 22, 2016
        Last Air DateDecember 12, 2017
        StatusReturning Series
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        Silent Witness

        Silent Witness

        7.4/10
        February 21, 1996 on BBC One
        Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
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        GenresDrama
        Number Of Seasons21
        Created ByNigel McCrery
        NetworksBBC One
        First Air DateFebruary 21, 1996
        Last Air DateFebruary 6, 2018
        StatusReturning Series
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        Citizen Khan

        Citizen Khan

        7.4/10
        August 27, 2012 on BBC One
        Family-based sitcom set in the capital of British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham. Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of loud-mouthed, tight-fisted, self-appointed community leader Mr Khan and his long suffering family, wife Mrs Khan and da
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          GenresComedy
          Number Of Seasons5
          Created ByAdil Ray
          NetworksBBC One
          First Air DateAugust 27, 2012
          Last Air DateDecember 23, 2016
          StatusReturning Series
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          Mrs Brown's Boys

          Mrs Brown's Boys

          7.3/10
          January 1, 2011 on BBC One
          Mrs. Brown's Boys is a British-Irish award winning sitcom created by and starring writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll. The show is based on O'Carroll's stage plays about the character Agnes Browne, which were developed from books and straight-to-DVD fi
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          GenresComedy
          Number Of Seasons4
          Created ByBrendan O'Carroll
          NetworksBBC One
          First Air DateJanuary 1, 2011
          Last Air DateJanuary 1, 2018
          StatusReturning Series
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          Hard Sun

          Hard Sun

          7.3/10
          January 6, 2018 on BBC One
          Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are partnered together five years before the Apocalypse.
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          GenresCrime, Drama
          Number Of Seasons1
          Created ByNeil Cross
          NetworksBBC One
          First Air DateJanuary 6, 2018
          Last Air DateFebruary 10, 2018
          StatusReturning Series
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          Dracula

          Dracula

          7.3/10
          January 1, 2020 on BBC One
          Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
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            GenresDrama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
            Number Of Seasons1
            Created ByClaes Bang
            NetworksBBC One
            First Air DateJanuary 1, 2020
            Last Air DateJanuary 3, 2020
            StatusEnded
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            Ordeal by Innocence

            Ordeal by Innocence

            7.2/10
            April 1, 2018 on BBC One
            The black sheep of the Argyll family, Jack Argyll, was accused of murdering their matriarch a year ago, but now a man shows up on their doorstep claiming Jack’s innocence. The family must come to terms with this news and the fact that the real killer migh
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            GenresCrime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery
            Number Of Seasons1
            NetworksBBC One
            First Air DateApril 1, 2018
            Last Air DateApril 22, 2018
            StatusEnded
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            McMafia

            McMafia

            7.2/10
            January 1, 2018 on BBC One
            Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his family's past to r
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            GenresCrime, Drama
            Number Of Seasons1
            Created ByJames Watkins
            NetworksBBC One
            First Air DateJanuary 1, 2018
            Last Air DateFebruary 11, 2018
            StatusEnded
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            About the author

            This page was created by our editorial team. Each page is manually curated, researched, collected, and issued by our staff writers. Quotes contained on this page have been double checked for their citations, their accuracy and the impact it will have on our readers.

            Kelly Peacock is an accomplished poet and social media expert based in Brooklyn, New York. Kelly has a Bachelor's degree in creative writing from Farieligh Dickinson University and has contributed to many literary and cultural publications. Kelly assists on a wide variety of quote inputting and social media functions for Quote Catalog. Visit her personal website here.

            Kendra Syrdal is a writer, editor, partner, and senior publisher for The Thought & Expression Company. Over the last few years she has been personally responsible for writing, editing, and producing over 30+ million pageviews on Thought Catalog.