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Best British shows to watch on Netflix

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From "The Crown" to "Black Mirror," Netflix has a lot of binge-worthy British shows on offer. Take a look at some of the most popular ones. 

The Crown (2016-)

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Based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II, the first two seasons of the fictional drama featured Claire Foy (C) in the lead role and chronicled the queen's life from the time of her marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, (Matt Smith, R) in 1947. The third and fourth seasons are expected to release in 2019. Please note: Some shows may not be streaming in all countries.


Sherlock (2010-)

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The Emmy award-winning crime drama series is based on the "Sherlock Holmes" detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. English actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular role and Martin Freeman appears as Dr. John Watson.

The Fall (2013-)

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The crime drama series - created and written by Allan Cubitt - stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. It is about DSI Stella Gibson (played by Anderson), who, in the first three seasons of the series, hunts serial killer Paul Spector (played by Dornan).

Luther (2010-18)

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The crime drama, created by Neil Cross, starred Idris Elba in the title character of DCI John Luther - a brilliant police detective haunted by personal demons. Elba's performances earned him several accolades, including a Critics Choice Television Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Call the Midwife (2012-)

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The period drama is created by Heidi Thomas and stars Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Helen George, Bryony Hannah, Laura Main and Jenny Agutter. It focuses on the day-to-day lives of a group of nursing midwives, living in East London during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Peaky Blinders (2013-)

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The crime drama series is about the Peaky Blinders criminal gang, led by Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) in 1919 Birmingham, U.K. The other main character in the series is Inspector Chester Campbell (played by Sam Neill), who is hired as a commissioned detective to bring the gang to justice.

Black Mirror (2011-)

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The sci-fi anthology series, created by Charlie Brooker, focuses on the dark side of modern society and new technologies.

(Pictured) Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Lacie Pound in the episode, "Nosedive."

Wolf Hall (2015-)

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The six-part series documents the rise of ruthless charmer Thomas Cromwell (played by Mark Rylance), who becomes King Henry VIII's (played by Damian Lewis) most trusted adviser.

Miranda (2009-15)

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The sitcom was created and written by comedian Miranda Hart. She also starred in the show, which revolved around her as the owner of a joke shop, who is also socially inept and often gets into awkward situations.

Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2012)

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Jennifer Saunders not only starred in this British TV sitcom but also created and wrote it. The series focused on the shopping, drinking and clubbing antics of best friends Edina (played by Saunders) and Patsy (played by Joanna Lumley). It also stars Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks as Edina's daughter, mother and personal assistant, respectively.

Doctor Foster (2015-)

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Written by Mike Bartlett, the series focuses on Dr. Gemma Foster (played by Suranne Jones), who starts investigating her husband after she suspects him of having an affair.

Fawlty Towers (1975-79)

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Set inside a fictional hotel called Fawlty Towers, this classic sit-com is John Cleese at his slapstick best. The veteran comic plays Basil Fawlty, the long-suffering and accident-prone owner of the hotel, who is desperate to attract a more cosmopolitan and sophisticated class of guests. The supporting cast includes Prunella Scales as his domineering wife Sybil, and his then-wife Connie Booth, who plays maid/waitress Polly.

Mr Selfridge (2013-16)

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Set in London from 1908 to 1928, the drama series is based on the flamboyant life of Harry Gordon Selfridge - the founder of London-based department store Selfridges. American actor and producer Jeremy Piven portrays the title role.

Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003)

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Created and written by John Sullivan, the classic comedy focuses on the misadventures of brothers - Derek "Del Boy" Trotter (played by David Jason) and Rodney Trotter (Nicholas Lyndhurst) - and their grandad (played by Lennard Pearce).

Planet Earth (2006)

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This 11-episode miniseries focuses on nature and was narrated by David Attenborough. It was the most expensive nature documentary series commissioned by the BBC. In 2016, the TV network released the sequel, "Planet Earth II," which too was presented and narrated by Attenborough.

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