You’re coming in England to improve your English? What is better then than watching a British TV show to work your knowledge of the language, get used to hearing the British accent and reinforce your culture?!
Here is a list of the 10 best British TV shows:
- The Crown, 2016
Based on the events that chronicle Queen Elizabeth II’s life from the 1940s onward, The Crown takes a look at the Queen’s early reign, romances, and personal struggles that have shaped her into the monarch she is today. As the series continues, time jumps forward and tragedy strikes the royal family.
- Downton Abbey, 2010
In the home of Downton Abbey, a wealthy family is left without a male offspring to take over as lord of the estate after the current ruler dies aboard the 1912 sinking of the Titanic. Following the lives of the late lord’s daughters and their staff members, the show takes a fascinating look at life in a strictly regulated world.
- Sherlock, 2010
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s own “consulting detective” takes on the modern streets of London and all the criminals lurking within it alongside his trusty roommate and confidant John Watston. Brilliant and eccentric, Sherlock takes viewers on a whirlwind journey as he fights off devious criminals and hunts down his nemesis, James Moriarty.
- Doctor Who, 1963
Doctor Who follows the travels of a strangely compassionate and eccentric extraterrestrial Time Lord. In the show’s most modern reincarnation, Doctor Who is a woman (Jodie Whittaker)—for the first time in all thirteen of the Doctor’s past transformations.
- Outlander, 2014
While enjoying a second honeymoon with her husband Frank in Scotland, an ex British Army nurse from World War II finds herself suddenly transported back to 1743. Caught in this new world where her freedom is threatened, Claire Randall marries another man with a difficult past. Claire is then caught between the two men she is most passionate about in two vastly different worlds.
- Peaky Blinders, 2013
In 1919 Britain, the aftermath of the Great War sees soldiers returning home and gangs fighting for survival. One of the most prominent gangs, the Peaky Blinders, is lead by war hero Thomas Shelby, who finds himself struggling between running a business and leading a life of crime.
- Black Mirror, 2011
Suspenseful and dramatic, this series is actually a collection of stand-alone episodes, often focused on techno-paranoia. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies.
- The Inbetweeners,2008
Despite their best efforts, William, Simon, Jay, and Neil just can’t seem to get in with the cool crowd at Rudge Park Comprehensive. Even if you didn’t attend British public school, it’s easy to relive the emotional roller coaster and embarrassing moments of high school through this show that follows the lives of four suburban teenagers.
- Luther, 2010
Luther follows the cases of a troubled yet brilliant English police detective, DCI John Luther (Idris Elba). Separated from his wife, whom he loves passionately, he is torn between an unrelenting approach to solving serial killings and his attempts to rekindle his marriage. Luther’s edgy police tactics make him a serious concern to his superiors, who feel that he is a threat to their reputations and that of the Police force.
- Victoria, 2016
The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert and her often tumultuous 63 years of reign. Famous for her candour and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children, and the job of being Queen of one of the world’s most important nation.
Enjoy the TV shows!
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