Top British TV Shows of 2011

The British make the best comedies in the world so its no wonder that within the Top 10 British TV shows of 2011 there's a few very funny sitcoms!

Hollie Woods, WDW Entertainment Reporter, looks at what was hot in British TV in 2011.

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  1. EastEnders

    EastEnders (1985)

    42,253 views

    EastEnders is a British soap opera; the first broadcast was in the United Kingdom on BBC 1 on 19 February 1985. EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London. The series primarily centres on the residents of Albert Square, a Victorian square of terraced houses, and its neighbouring streets, namely Bridge Street, Turpin Road and George Street. The area encompasses a pub, street market, night club, community centre, charity shop, café, a wine bar and various small businesses, in addition to a park and allotments.


  2. Doctor Who

    Doctor Who (2005)

    15,268 views

    Doctor Who is a British television science-fiction series, produced and screened by the British Broadcasting Corporation on their BBC 1 channel from 1963 to 1989 in its original form, with a new series launched in early 2005. In between the two, there was a one-off television movie co-produced with Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox Television, screened on the Fox Network in the United States in 1996.


  3. Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey (2010)

    9,749 views

    Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 26 September 2010 and on PBS in the United States on 9 January 2011 as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology. Four complete series have been aired so far; the fifth began airing in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2014, and in Ireland on 24 September 2014. It will begin airing in the United States on 4 January 2015.


  4. MI-5

    MI-5 (2002)

    7,666 views
    Spooks. Ending 2011.

  5. New Tricks

    New Tricks (2003)

    4,461 views

    New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad (UCOS) of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by DSI Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes. The series title is taken from the proverb "You can't teach an old dog new tricks".


  6. The Inbetweeners

    The Inbetweeners (2008)

    1,590 views

    The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom that originally aired on E4 from 2008 to 2010. Created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the show followed the life of suburban teenager Will McKenzie (Simon Bird) and his three friends at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive. The episodes involved situations of school bullying, broken family life, indifferent school staff, male bonding, and largely failed sexual encounters.


  7. Being Human

    Being Human (2008)

    1,018 views

    Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. It originally starred Lenora Crichlow as Annie Sawyer (a ghost), Russell Tovey as George Sands (a werewolf) and Aidan Turner as John Mitchell (a vampire) — all of whom were sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a "normal" life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. In the third series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast as Nina Pickering (a werewolf). In the fourth series the ensemble was joined by Michael Socha as Tom McNair (a werewolf) and Damien Molony as Hal Yorke (a vampire). The fifth series added Kate Bracken as Alex Millar (a ghost). The first two seasons were set in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third season onwards relocated to Barry, Wales.


  8. Miranda

    Miranda (2009)

    453 views

    Miranda is a BBC television sitcom written by and starring British comedian Miranda Hart, which first aired on BBC Two on 9 November 2009. The situation comedy also features Sarah Hadland, Tom Ellis, Patricia Hodge, Sally Phillips, James Holmes and Bo Poraj. The series is based on Hart's semi-autobiographical writing, following a television pilot and the BBC Radio 2 comedy Miranda Hart's Joke Shop. It received positive comments from critics and Hart won the 2009 Royal Television Society award for comedy performance for her role in the first series. A second series was commissioned and began airing on BBC Two and BBC HD on 25 November 2010. As of August 2, 2014, the first three series are available in the United States through Hulu. A third series began airing on 26 December 2012 on BBC One and BBC One HD, concluding on 28 January 2013. In July 2014 Hart announced that there are no plans for a fourth series but 'a couple of specials' would be made.


  9. The IT Crowd

    The IT Crowd (2007)

    143 views

  10. Rev.

    Rev. (2010)

    88 views

    Rev. is a British television sitcom produced by Big Talk Productions. The show premiered on BBC Two on 28 June 2010 and ended on 28 April 2014. The show's working titles were The City Vicar and Handle With Prayer. The series revolves around a Church of England priest, played by Tom Hollander, who becomes the vicar of an inner-city London church after leaving a small rural Suffolk parish.


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