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.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know what you think and why don't you tell us what you would have had as YOUR Top 10 British TV shows of 2011.
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  1. Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey (2010)

    9,068 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 series have been made so far; a fifth is planned for 2014.


  2. The Inbetweeners

    The Inbetweeners (2008)

    1,531 views

    The Inbetweeners is a British adult sitcom which aired for three series from 2008 on E4. Created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the show follows the life of suburban teenager Will (Simon Bird), and three of his friends at the fictional Rudge Park Comprehensive. The Inbetweeners Movie was released on 17th Aug 2011. The show has been nominated for 'Best Situation Comedy' at BAFTA twice, in 2009 and 2010. At the British Academy Television Awards 2010, it won the Audience Award, the only award voted for by viewers and in 2011 the show won the Best Sitcom award at the British Comedy Awards.


  3. Doctor Who

    Doctor Who (2005)

    14,854 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.


  4. New Tricks

    New Tricks (2003)

    4,291 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".


  5. Being Human

    Being Human (2008)

    989 views

    Being Human is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse and is currently broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare comedy and horror drama. It originally starred Aidan Turner as Mitchell (a vampire), Russell Tovey as George (a werewolf) and Lenora Crichlow as Annie (a ghost)—all of whom are sharing accommodation and attempting as best as they can to live a "normal" life and blend in with the ordinary humans around them. During the show's second series, Sinead Keenan became part of the main cast. The first two series were set in in Totterdown, Bristol, and the third series relocated to Barry, Wales. On 13 March 2011, series creator Toby Whithouse announced that Turner had left the show and that new characters would be introduced.


  6. MI-5

    MI-5 (2002)

    7,480 views
    Spooks. Ending 2011.

  7. Miranda

    Miranda (2009)

    441 views

    Miranda is a BBC television series co-written by and starring comedienne Miranda Hart, which first aired on BBC Two on 9 November 2009. The situation comedy also features Sarah Hadland, Tom Ellis, Patricia Hodge, James Holmes and Sally Phillips. The series is based on Hart's semi-autobiographical writing and followed a television pilot and the BBC Radio 2 comedy Miranda Hart's Joke Shop.


  8. The IT Crowd

    The IT Crowd (2007)

    143 views

  9. Rev.

    Rev. (2010)

    86 views

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


  10. EastEnders

    EastEnders (1985)

    40,584 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.


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