Of course, the UK has been making good television for decades. Dark comedies, drama miniseries, and even some quality reality TV has graced screens here as long as the medium has been around.
There are a lot of really brilliant British TV shows. From Broadchurch, to Sherlock, to Call The Midwife, the list goes on.
When you travel abroad, you might want to watch your favourite UK shows on BBC iPlayer. You’ll need a quality VPN to do so. A virtual private network (VPN) masks your location. It is great for security, and can make BBC iPlayer think you are in the UK.
Here are just 3 of those great British series you should be watching.
Junior Bake Off
The Great British Bake Off is by now a favourite in households throughout the UK and around the world. Its spin-off, Junior Bake Off, is charming a different kind of audience.
Cooking competitions starring budding young chefs is nothing new. But whereas shows like Masterchef Junior make many older viewers uncomfortable with the pressure and criticism on the youngsters, Junior Bake Off treats its contestants with a lot more sensitivity.
The kids always seem to be enjoying what they’re doing, and the judges are always kind, even when doling out criticism. For me, it’s better than the original Bake Off, as I can get behind each and every one of the contestants. They’re all delightful, unlike some of their senior counterparts!
If you haven’t yet watched Killing Eve, what are you waiting for? Created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and based on Luke Jennings’ Villanelle novels, Killing Eve pits two strong female characters against each other. One’s an assassin (Jodie Comer) while the other is a bored spy (Grey’s Anatomy’s Sandra Oh).
There are some great twists along the way, so watch it before you run into any spoilers!
Chris Chibnall’s Doctor Who
Doctor Who courted a lot of controversy by choosing Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) to play the 13th Doctor. Some fans felt it to be a direct assault on the character that they’ve known and loved. Body-swapping only makes sense if you stick to one gender, right?
Whatever your views on a female Doctor, it’s going to be interesting to see the direction the show takes. Steven Moffat is leaving, and while he’s given us some incredible storytelling, he has been leading it according to his very recognisable style for seven years now. In that time, we’ve seen highs and lows, a lot of humour, twists that have hurt our brains, and a lot of whimsy.
Chris Chibnall, the man behind Broadchurch, can be trusted to bring even more depth to the oldest character on television. This past Christmas, Jodie Whittaker took up the role, and her season will begin in October.