British TV

The UK has a great track record when it comes to creating engaging TV shows for kids of all ages. From the charming Postman Pat to the mechanically brilliant Top Gear to the hilariously sci-fi Doctor Who, the Brits (and the Irish, and Scots, and the Welsh) have got it!

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Teletubbies TV Poster Image
Fantastical, benign show meant for the very young.
Network: PBS
(2004)
(1998)
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Angelina Ballerina TV Poster Image
A little mouse dreams big -- OK for all ages.
Network: Sprout
(2005)
(2002)
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Balamory TV Poster Image
Charming Scottish import with loveable characters.
Network: Discovery Kids
(2005)
(2002)
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Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom TV Poster Image
Charming British series promotes perseverance, friendship.
Network: Nick Jr.
(2015)
(2015)
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Bob the Builder TV Poster Image
Teamwork paramount on friendly construction show.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1998)
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Kipper TV Poster Image
Adventurous puppy tales for preschoolers.
Network: Sprout
(2005)
(1997)
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Postman Pat TV Poster Image
Small-town adventures just right for kids.
Network: HBO Family
(2005)
(1981)
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Thomas & Friends TV Poster Image
Thomas and his train friends huff and chuff around.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(1984)
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Timmy Time TV Poster Image
Cute series has positive social messages for tots.
Network: Disney Channel
(2010)
(2009)
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Brum TV Poster Image
Yellow car saves the day in London town.
Network: Discovery Kids
(2005)
(1991)
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Charlie and Lola TV Poster Image
Brit siblings set good examples; great for kids.
Network: Disney Channel
(2005)
(2005)
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James May's Toy Stories TV Poster Image
Adults act like kids and play with toys in fun UK series.
Network: BBC America
(2010)
(2009)
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Jamie's Meals in Minutes TV Poster Image
Oliver's quick-cooking show pushes produce, healthier food.
Network: BBC America
(2012)
(2010)
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Richard Hammond's Crash Course TV Poster Image
Extreme machines entertain and inform; great for gearheads.
Network: BBC America
(2012)
(2012)
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Doctor Who TV Poster Image
Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.
Network: BBC America, Syfy
(2006)
(1963)
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Horrible Histories TV Poster Image
Books-inspired British sketch comedy yields laughs, facts.
Network: Online
(2014)
(2009)
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Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S. TV Poster Image
Amazing Race meets Top Chef in juicy reality show.
Network: BBC America
(2012)
(2012)
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Top Gear TV Poster Image
High-octane fun for car enthusiasts and newbies.
Network: BBC America
(2007)
(2007)
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Downton Abbey TV Poster Image
Absorbing costume series is perfect watch-together fare.
Network: PBS
(2011)
(2010)
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Fawlty Towers TV Poster Image
Vintage British comedy shows its age but still entertains.
Network: BBC America
(2013)
(1975)
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Keeping Up Appearances TV Poster Image
Superb British comedy classic skewers snobbery.
Network: BBC America, PBS
(2013)
(1990)
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The Vicar of Dibley TV Poster Image
Hilarious British sitcom has some discussion value as well.
Network: BBC America
(2013)
(1994)
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Call the Midwife TV Poster Image
Sublime British medical drama with explicit birth scenes.
Network: BBC America
(2012)
(2012)
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Spaced TV Poster Image
Brit Gen-X tales will tickle young adults' fancy.
Network: BBC America
(2007)
(1999)
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The Office (UK) TV Poster Image
As hilarious as the U.S. version, but with a darker tone.
Network: BBC America, Cartoon Network
(2007)
(2001)
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Father Ted TV Poster Image
Edgy Irish comedy is high entertainment for mature viewers.
Network: Syndicated
(2013)
(1995)
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