60+ British TV Shows on Peacock (US)

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Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Stefanie Hutson

Peacock is becoming an increasingly popular streaming service in the US, and while you'll find that most of the content is American, they do have a steadily increasing number of British shows and American shows with British stars. Below, we've gathered up the shows likely to be of interest to British TV fans (including a handful of shows from the English-speaking Commonwealth). Titles added since the last update are underlined.

Please keep in mind that this list is current as of December 2023. We do our best to update these types of posts when possible, but depending on when you arrive, there could be a couple that have been removed or added to the service. 

Which British TV Shows are on Peacock? 

Though we don't want anyone to feel limited by the separation, we've put the shows intended for very young children in their own category. There's absolutely nothing wrong with adults watching cartoons, of course, but we figured it might be easier on the parents and grandparents this way.

British TV Shows on Peacock: Teens & Adults

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The Affair

The Accused – 2017 – This two-part docuseries takes a look at what happens when you’re accused of a serious crime in the UK.

The Alfred Hitchcock HourUnited States – 1962 to 1965 – Alfred Hitchcock hosts this classic mystery and thriller anthology series.

Alfred Hitchcock PresentsUnited States – 1955 to 1962 – The English master of suspense hosts this anthology series full of mystery and murder.

The Almighty JohnsonsNew Zealand – 2011 to 2013 – This fantasy dramedy follows a young man who turns 21 and learns he and his family members are reincarnated Norse gods.

Antiques Roadshow – 1979 to present – Filmed at a variety of stately homes around the country, this series allows members of the public to bring in cherished items for expert appraisal.

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Antiques to the Rescue (2012)

Antiques to the Rescue – 2012 – Auctioneer John Foster helps cash-poor historic homeowners liquidate valuable heirlooms to cover the costs of maintaining their money-hungry homes.

Bear Grylls: Survival School – 2016 – Adventurer Bear Grylls takes a group of kids out to test their outdoor skills and teach them more about survival.

Beaver Falls – 2011 to 2012 – Three British friends decide to have one last crazy summer working in an American summer camp.

Blackbeard – United States – 2006 – Despite being an American production, this pirate miniseries was filmed in Thailand with a cast that was largely British. Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Outlander) played the notorious English pirate Blackbeard as he searched for Captain Kidd’s treasure.

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The Bletchley Circle

The Bletchley Circle – 2012 to 2014 – In 1952, four former Bletchley Park codebreakers from WWII come together to track a killer.

Bloodline Detectives – 2020 to present – This reality series takes a look at how police are solving cold cases with familial DNA and the help of genealogists.

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Blue Murder

Blue Murder – 2003 to 2009 – DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the challenge of being a single mom to four kids while leading a team of detectives through homicide investigations. Caroline Quentin (Jonathan Creek) stars.

Boy Meets Girl (2009) – After a freak accident, a man and woman find themselves trapped in each other’s bodies. Martin Freeman (Sherlock) and Rachael Stirling (Detectorists) star in this ITV dramedy.

Bramwell – 1995 to 1998 – Jemma Redgrave (Doctor Who) stars as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a Victorian-era woman who isn’t discouraged by the fact that men dominate the medical establishment. Working first under a wealthy doctor’s supervision, she goes on to run a free hospital for the poor of East London.

Brave New WorldUnited States – 2020 – The dystopian series takes place in a futuristic World State where citizens are genetically modified and the social hierarchy is determined by intelligence. Harry Lloyd stars as Bernard Marx (Game of Thrones), and Jessica Brown-Findlay (Downton Abbey) plays Lenina Crowne.

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope – Ireland – 2016 to 2018 – This sitcom follows two young women in Dublin as their lives move in different directions and their friendship begins to dissolve.

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The Capture

The Capture – 2019 – Holliday Grainger (C.B. Strike) stars in this series about a detective who uncovers a massive conspiracy while investigating the charges against a British soldier.

The Case – 2011 – This legal drama tells the story of a man put on trial for the murder of his terminally ill partner after he helped her commit suicide.

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Case Histories

Case Histories – 2011 to 2013 – Based on the Jackson Brodie novels by Kate Atkinson, this Edinburgh-based series features a tough guy PI with a heart of gold.

Casualty 24/7 – 2018 to present – At Barnsley A&E, doctors, nurses, and support staff work around the clock to to treat the sick and injured.

Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip – 2001 to present – Antique experts pair up with celebrity guests as they head out on a roadtrip to find bargains and see who can turn the biggest profit at auction.

Chancer – 1990 to 1991 – Clive Owen plays Stephen Crane, a schemer who takes advantage of opportunities using manipulation and misdirection. As a young business analyst/con man in London, he's called in to help save a struggling motor company.

Chateau DIY – 2018 to present – This Escape to the Chateau spinoff follows a variety of British families who are renovating French chateaux. Dick Strawbridge narrates, and he and his wife offer up advice to others following in their footsteps.

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Code 404

Code 404 – 2020 – When the talented detective John Major (Daniel Mays, Good Omens) is killed during a sting operation, he’s brought back as part of an experimental project. Understandably, the newly-revived detective is intent on finding his killer.

The Colour of Magic – 2009 – This series is based on the Discworld series of novels by Terry Pratchett, and features Sean Astin as tourist Twoflower alongside Sir David Jason as wizard Rincewind. When a fire breaks out during Twoflower's holiday, the two flee the city together, beginning an interesting magical journey.

The Courtship – 2022 – Inspired by shows like Bridgerton, this reality series sees men in Regency-era dress attempting to woo a young woman.

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Dead Lucky 

Dead Lucky – Australia – 2018 – When a dangerous armed robber resurfaces in Sydney, two very different detectives are forced to work together to catch him.

Departure – 2019 – This series follows the mystery of the disappearing passenger flight 716.

Derren Brown: The Experiments – 2011 – English mentalist Derren Brown uses a variety of tricks and suggestive techniques to convince people they have no fear.

Devil’s Advocate – 2022 – This short docuseries takes a look at the life of Giovanni Di Stefano, a man who pretended to be a lawyer and went on to defend some of the most well-known criminals in recent history – including Saddam Hussein.

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Downton Abbey is perhaps the most famous Edwardian-era British period drama

Downton Abbey – 2010 to 2015 – This popular period drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants during the early 1900s.

Earl and FairyJapan – 2008 – Based on a popular series of light novels, this series follows a young woman who meets an Earl while studying fairies in Victorian England. Together, they work to track down an heirloom sword.

East West 101Australia – 2007 to 2011 – Malik and Crowley are a study in opposites as they investigate major crimes.

Escape to the Chateau – 2016 to 2019 – This British reality series follows Dick Strawbridge and Angela Adoree as they buy and renovate the 19th century Château de la Motte-Husson in Martigné-sur-Mayenne, France.

Escape to the Chateau DIY – 2018 to present – This Escape to the Chateau spinoff follows a variety of British families who are renovating French chateaux. Dick Strawbridge narrates, and he and his wife offer up advice to others following in their footsteps.

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Fake or Fortune 

Fake or Fortune? – 2011 to present – Philip Mould and Fiona Bruce present this series in which they attempt to authenticate potentially significant works of art.

The Family Farm – 2018 – In this four-part docu-series, three UK families with no farming experience volunteer to spend a summer working on a farm in Wales. High in the Snowdonia mountains, they seek a simpler kind of life.

Five BedroomsAustralia – 2019 – Five people bond at the singles table at a wedding, then get drunk and decide the best thing to do would be to buy a house together.

Gadget Man – 2012 to 2015 – Actors Stephen Fry (Series 1) and Richard Ayoade (Series 2-4) take a look at innovative products designed to make our lives easier.

Garden Rescue – 2016 to present – Charlie Dimmock and the Rich brothers compete to design garden spaces for people around Great Britain.

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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace – 2004 – This cult classic is offered up as a “lost classic of the 1980s”, and it revolves around a fictional horror author and a doctor who battles evil forces beneath a hospital in Romford. Matthew Holness (Back) and Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) wrote and starred in the series.

Go GirlsNew Zealand – 2009 to 2013 – Three twentysomething women realize they've made little progress towards their life goals, and vow to achieve their respective goals of being married, rich, and famous within a year.

Great British Menu – 2006 to present – Some of Britain’s top chefs compete for a chance to help prepare part of a banquet for some highly-esteemed guests.

Great Interior Design Challenge – 2014 to 2017 – Amateur designers attempt to transform inside spaces.

Hammer House of Horror – 1980 – This classic anthology series tells tales of mystery, suspense, and horror.

Hell's Kitchen – 2004 to 2009 – This series pits prospective chefs against one another, with the winner getting a head chef position.

Hoarder SOS – 2016 – This reality series attempts to help Brits with far too much stuff in their homes.

Homefront – 2012 – This dramatic miniseries follows the lives of the wives and girlfriends of soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

Intelligence – 2020 – An NSA agent joins forces with a computer analyst to establish a new cyber crimes department in the UK. American David Schwimmer (Friends) stars. 

Interview with a Murderer – 2016 – Criminologist and professor David Wilson conducts a series of interviews with convicted murderer Bert Spencer. Bert was convicted for the murder of farmer Hubert Wilkes, but he’s always been suspected of the brutal killing of a young newspaper delivery boy, Carl Bridgewater.

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The Invisibles

The Invisibles – 2008 – A couple of retired master burglars tried living in Spain, but after a bout of homesickness, they returned to England with their wives to live in a Devon fishing village. It’s not long before a return to familiar shores sees them taking up the same old bad habits.

Jekyll & Hyde – 2015 – Set in 1930s London, this variation of the classic story sees Robert Jekyll living in London, a sensitive young man trying to find his way independent of his foster family. Unfortunately, be begins to feel the influence of a powerful darkness that's outside his control – and he realises his parents had been trying to protect him all along. Young Robert has inherited his grandfather's curse, and he's soon drawn into Hyde's dark and unsavoury world. Tom Bateman stars as Dr. Robert Jekyll.

Kitchen Nightmares – 2007 to 2014 – Acclaimed British chef Gordon Ramsay hosts this series in which he visits struggling American restaurants and spends a week trying to help them be more successful.

Ladies of LondonUnited States – 2014 to present – This American reality series heads to London to spend time in the world of wealthy British socialites and American ex-pats. Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt appears in one episode.

Last Call to Normandy – 2021 – Learn more about the events of D-Day through historical footage and testimonials from those who were there.

Last Light – 2022 – Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) stars in this environmental thriller about what it might be like if the world we know began to crumble.

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Line of Duty

Line of Duty – 2012 to present – This series focuses on a group of officers in the ACU (Anti-Corruption Unit), a team that investigates the wrongdoings of its fellow officers. 

Lost in Austen – 2008 – A bored young Pride and Prejudice fan is changed forever when Elizabeth Bennet stumbles into her modern bathroom. This miniseries includes Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as Mr. Bennet, Morven Christie (Grantchester) as Jane Bennet, and Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger) as lead Amanda Price.

Manhunt: Catch Me if You Can – 2019 – In a specialist tactical unit in Kent, police officers track and capture suspects on the run. This three-part docuseries follows their work.

McCallum – 1995 to 1998 – Pathologist McCallum and his team help the dead tell their stories.

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Mean Mums

Mean Mums – 2019 – When her only son starts school, Jess finds herself thrust into the cutthroat world of other mums.

Meet the FamilyCanada – 2013 to 2015 – This Canadian adaptation of the British series sees young and unsuspecting people meeting what they think are the families of their significant others – except that they’re paid actors who intend to make the whole thing as uncomfortable as possible.

Men in Blazers – 2014 to present – Broadcaster Roger Bennett and producer Michael Davies offer commentary on the Premier League.

Merlin – 2008 to 2012 – Someday, Merlin will be the world's greatest wizard. For now, though, he's just an awkward teenager like we all were at one time or another. Living in a time where magic is banned, he's forced to keep his talent hidden or risk certain death.

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Moving On 

Moving On – 2009 to 2016 – This anthology series gives us stories of people preparing to move on to something new in their lives.

Murdered in the Line of Duty – 2016 – On rare occasions, British police have been killed in the course of trying to prevent criminal activities. This docuseries takes a look at a few of them.

Murder, She WroteUnited States – 1984 to 1996 – British-born Angela Lansbury stars in this classic series about a novelist who seems to encounter murder everywhere she goes.

My Extreme Life – 2017 – This programme follows young people dealing with major issues of mental health, medical differences, and gender identity.

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Not Going Out

Not Going Out – 2006 to present – This long-running British comedy favourite follows a young slacker and the people around him. Lee Mack stars, but the series has featured a number of well-known actors including Miranda Hart, Bobby Ball, Hugh Dennis, and Katy Wix.

Noughts & Crosses – 2020 – Based on the Malorie Blackman novel of the same name, this series is set in an alternate reality where black “Cross” people rule over white “Noughts”. Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders) and Masali Baduza (Trackers) star as Callum and Sephy, an interracial couple whose romance leads them into danger.

Nurses Who Kill – 2016 – While nurses are an overwhelmingly good and compassionate group of people, a handful use their positions to hurt, rather than heal. This series takes a look at what motivates them.

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Once Upon a Time in Londongrad

Once Upon a Time in Londongrad – 2022 – Investigative journalist Heidi Blake explores more than a dozen mysterious deaths on UK soil which might have connections to Russia.

Our Guy in China – 2016 – Racer Guy Martin heads to China to take in the culture and check out some of their motorbike innovations.

Our Guy in India – 2015 – Guy Martin sets off on a 1000-mile journey through India on a motorbike before arriving at Rider Mania.

Our Guy in Russia – 2018 – In Russia, Guy Martin visits Moscow, performs in a Soviet Air Force jet, visits a diamond mine, crosses Siberia, and eventually heads out of Russia and over to Chernobyl.

Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds – This series features mostly savoury dishes by Paul Hollywood (of the Great British Bake Off). Dishes include Corned Beef Hash Pie, Paul's Cream Tea Pudding, Meat & Two Potato Pie, Thai Chicken Pie, Paul's Luxury Fish Pie, Traditional Mutton Scotch Pies, Goats Herd Pie, and more.

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Peak Practice

Peak Practice – 1993 to 2002 – This drama takes place in and around a GP surgery in the fictional town of Cardale in Derbyshire’s Peak District (mostly filmed in the real-life village of Crich, also in Derbyshire). The series was popular during its run, lasting for 12 series and 147 episodes. Fair warning, though: it ends on a cliffhanger. Cast members over the years included Kevin Whately (Lewis), Amanda Burton (Silent Witness), Clive Swift (Keeping Up Appearances), and Sarah Parish (Bancroft).

Police: Suspect No. 1 – 2020 to present – This gripping docuseries follows a Norfolk-based police unit in real time as they attempt to catch criminals.

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Prime Suspect starring Helen Mirren.

Prime Suspect – 1991 to 2006 – Helen Mirren stars as Detective Jane Tennison, battling crime as well as sexism on the job.

Ramsay’s Best Restaurant – 2010 – Gordon Ramsay hosts this reality series which pits some of England’s best restaurants against each other.

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares – 2007 to 2014 – Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay hits the road to find troubled restaurants in need of his tough love and expert advice. He steps in to help restaurants become more attractive, appealing, and profitable.

Republic of Doyle – Canada – 2010 to 2014 – This delightful crime dramedy follows a father and son investigative agency in lovely Newfoundland. Allan Hawco stars as the rough-around-the-edges PI Jake Doyle, while Sean McGinley (Bleak House) plays his father and partner Malachy Doyle.

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The Saint

The Saint – 1962 to 1969 – Roger Moore stars as Simon Templar, a wealthy adventurer who travels the world solving crimes and engaging in all manner of secret agent hijinks. Though the settings are occasionally exotic, nearly every episode was filmed at a studio in Hertfordshire using “blue-screen” technology. The series was based on the Simon Templar novels by Leslie Charteris. See also: The Saint: The Fiction Makers (1968)

Scarlett – 1994 – Timothy Dalton plays Rhett Butler alongside Joanne Whalley-Kilmer as Scarlett O’Hara in this miniseries based on Alexandra Ripley’s sequel to Gone with the Wind. Sean Bean also appears as Lord Richard Fenton.

The Search – 2021 – This docuseries follows the efforts of Northern Ireland’s Search and Rescue Technicians as they try to find people reported missing.

The Secret – 2016 – Based on a true story, this miniseries stars James Nesbitt (Bloodlands) as killer dentist Colin Howell, a man whose affair leads to deadly consequences.

The Secret Life of the Cruise – 2018 – The world’s largest cruise ships are akin to floating cities. This documentary looks at what it takes to make it all work.

The Secret Life of the Hospital – 2018 – This documentary takes a look behind the scenes at British hospitals.

The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight – 2017 – Millions of passengers take long-haul flights each year, but few of us know how much is involved in keeping those lengthy voyages going.

Secret State – 2012 – In a miniseries that will reassure you that the US isn't the only place where government and big business are way too close, Secret State shows a Deputy Prime Minister entangled in an international conspiracy.

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Seesaw – 1998 – David Suchet (Poirot) and Geraldine James (Back to Life) star in this series about what happens in the aftermath of a kidnapping when ransom has been paid and the loved one is returned home.

SmotherIreland – 2021 – Dervla Kirwan (Ballykissangel) stars in this thriller about a woman whose husband is found dead beneath a cliff after a family party. When she starts to investigates, she learns things she might have been happier not knowing.

Space: 1999 – 1975 to 1977 – This British-Italian sci-fi series begins when nuclear waste on the far side of the moon explodes, sending both it and its inhabitants out of orbit and into space. At the time it was produced, Space: 1999 was the most expensive British television series ever produced. Married American actors Martin Landau and Barbara Bain starred.

Speed with Guy Martin – 2013 to 2016 – Motorcycle racer Guy Martin performs a variety of speed challenges.

Step DaveNew Zealand – 2014 to 2015 – A young slacker in New Zealand meets the woman of his dreams, only to realize she's 15 years older than him and comes with major baggage.

Taboo – 2017 – Tom Hardy stars as James Keziah Delaney, an adventurer who has returned to London to rebuild his late father’s shipping empire during the War of 1812. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one with an interest in his father’s empire.

Tattoo Fixers – 2015 to 2020 – Talented tattoo artists help people cover up crude, offensive, and generally regrettable tattoos.

terry pratchett's going postal - on Acorn TV in January with Richard Coyle
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Terry Pratchett's Going Postal 

Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal – 2010 – This adaptation of Pratchett's novel sees con man Moist von Lipwig (Richard Coyle, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) caught by the law and given two choices: suffer a painful death, or take over a derelict post office. Also starring David Suchet (Poirot), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), and Claire Foy (The Crown).

The Traitors UK – 2022 to present – Claudia Winkleman hosts this reality series in which 22 strangers are moved into a Scottish Castle to complete challenges as a team. Three traitors secretly lurk amongst the group, and the contestants must find them before their sabotage efforts are successful. Peacock also has The Traitors, the American version (though it was still hosted by Scot Alan Cumming).

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Travel Man

Travel Man – 2015 to present – Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) takes 48 hour trips to various destinations, always bringing along a celebrity guest.

TreadstoneUnited States – 2019 – Though American, several actors in this series are British, and parts of the action are set in London. Adapted from Robert Ludlum’s Bourne world, the series explores the story of a fictional CIA black-ops programme that turns recruits into almost superhuman assassins.

Trigger Point – 2022 – Vicky McClure (Line of Duty) as Lana Washington, a former military operative who leads a bomb squad for the Metropolitan Police. She and her team have to work fast to uncover terrorist activity in London before things escalate and even more people get hurt.

The Undeclared War – 2022 – Set in 2024, this British cyber thriller follows a young GCHQ intern who suddenly finds herself in the middle of large-scale digital warfare after a routine stress test goes wrong.

Undercover: Fighting the Fraudsters – 2018 – Investigative journalist Paul Connolly takes a look at some of Britain’s worst swindlers as they go to great lengths in an effort to scam the unsuspecting public. Cases investigated include “crash for cash” scams, fake Valium, landlords committing benefits fraud, and even fake deaths.

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Vigil – 2021 to present – Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), Martin Compston (Line of Duty), and Shaun Evans (Endeavour) are among the stars of this crime drama set on a nuclear-powered submarine off the coast of Scotland. DCI Amy Silva (Jones) has been sent to investigate a death on board.

The Village – 2013 to 2014 – Written by Peter Moffat (Cambridge Spies), this series is set in a Derbyshire village between 1914 and the mid-1920s. Though originally envisioned as a 42-hour epic televised drama, it lasted just two seasons. It tells the story of life and history through the eyes of Bert Middleton and his fellow villagers.

The War of the Worlds – 2019 – After a meteor touches down in Surrey, humans face a battle for survival against an alien race. The classic HG Wells tale is told through the lens of Amy and George, two people who are in love and ready to embark on a new (though forbidden) life together.

Wartime Crime – 2017 – As many will know from Foyle’s War, WWII created conditions that allowed certain types of crimes to flourish on the homefront. This docuseries takes a look at those criminal activities.

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We Are Lady Parts

We Are Lady Parts – 2021 – This Channel 4 series follows the adventures of an all-female Muslim punk band in London. 

WestsideNew Zealand – 2015 to 2017 – This prequel to Outrageous Fortune is set between 1974 and 1979, and it recounts stories of crime and passion in Auckland.

Wolfblood – 2013 – Wolfblood teenagers have a number of heightened abilities, but their powers also bring danger and a need for secrecy.

Wonders of Britain – 2015 – Julia Bradbury embarks on a 12,000-mile journey around Great Britain to discover some of its most wonderful sites.

British TV Shows on Peacock: Young Children

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Fifi & the Flowertots

Fifi & the Flowertots – 2006 to 2010 – This British stop-motion children’s show follows a group of flower characters on their adventures in the garden.

Legend of the Dragon – 2005 to 2008 – This British-German animated series begins when a previous Golden Dragon has passed on to the afterlife and a couple of 17-year-old twins are next in line for the Golden Dragon power band. When the band chooses brother Ang over his twin sister Ling, they become enemies.

Little Charley Bear – 2011 to 2015 – This 3D/CGI-animated series follows the adventures of a little bear who likes to pretend. The series is narrated by James Corden (Gavin & Stacey).

Maisy – 1999 to 2000 – Based on the book series by Lucy Cousins, this animated series follows the lives of Maisy Mouse and her friends. They make noises instead of speaking, and a narrator explains the action and communicates with the characters.

Noddy’s Toyland Adventures – 1992 to 2000 – This series follows the adventures of a little wooden doll who lives in Toyland and drives a taxi. He spends much of his time getting in trouble and trying to earn money. The series is based on the Noddy stories by Enid Blyton. See also: Noddy in Toyland and Make Way for Noddy.

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Postman Pat

Postman Pat – 1981 to 2007 – This stop motion series follows the adventures of postman Patrick Clifton and his cat Jess as they deliver the post around the valley of Greendale. While he does his job honourably, he’s often distracted by the problems of people he encounters on his route. See also: Postman Pat: Special Delivery Service.

Raa Raa the Noisy Lion – 2011 to 2018 – This stop motion series follows a group of animals as they go on adventures in the Jingly Jangly Jungle.

Roary the Racing Car – 2007 to 2010 – Join in on the adventures of five racing vehicles: Roary, Maxi, Drifter, Cici, and Tin Top. This series is set around the fictional Silver Hatch racing circuit, and most of the action takes place in the pits and workshop.


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