TV Top Ten UK Miniseries from 2010-2021

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Voilà my choices. The one-decade division is a bit of trouble for moi...

1- Emma (2009)
2- Terry Pratchett´s The Colour of Magic (2008)
3- Terry Pratchett´s Hogfather (2006)
4- The Line of Beauty (2006)
 

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01.The Line of Beauty (2006)
02.Little Dorrit (2008; only the UK broadcasted 12 half-hour episodes, around the world it were 6 hour long episodes but the criteria is it's UK produced not broadcasted ;))
03.Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)
04.Doctor Zhivago (2002)
 

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Dont know If Im too late or not

I clicked on the list and dont think I have seen that many so its very short for me

1. Shackleton
2. Cambridge spies
 

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I'm really struggling with this one because most of the mini series that I liked from this era seemed to cash in on its popularity by being commissioned for a second season. I was hoping that I would get some ideas from the lists of other forum members but I've not seen any of the series that they have chosen.
 

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1. The Line of Beauty (2006) 17 p.

2. Emma (2009) 14 p.
3. Doctor Zhivago (2002) 10 p.

3. The Diary of Anne Frank (2009) 10 p.
3. Shackleton (2002) 10 p.
6. Blackpool (2004) 9 p.
6. Terry Pratchett´s The Colour of Magic (2008) 9 p.
6. Cambridge Spies (2003) 9 p.
6. Little Dorrit (2008) 9 p.
10. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008) 8 p.
10. Terry Pratchett´s Hogfather (2006) 8 p.
10. Anna Karenina (2000) 8 p.
13. Jane Eyre (2006) 7 p.
14. Madame Bovary (2000) 6 p.
15. Lost in Austen (2008) 5 p.

Thanks for voting!
 

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We will continue the miniseries bonanza. Since more series are being produced, we're dividing the latest 21 years into 2 rounds. Now up:



UK Miniseries from 2010-2021


For a series to count, it must fulfil all 5 criteria:
  • A fictional TV-series that aired somewhere between 2010-2021
  • UK produced, at least mainly (either mainly British actors or produced by Brits)
  • Maximum 8 episodes... *
  • ...and only 1 season (it needs have a clear beginning, middle & END)
  • No anthology series (like American Horror Story or The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor). We will do them another time.


*I've been googling miniseries to determine where to put the limit. "Limited series last longer, usually between 6-12 episodes, while a miniseries is typically 4-6 episodes". I could have gone with maximum 6 episodes, but I decided that I should be slightly more generous and allow 8.



Keep in mind the criteria of maximum 8 episodes/1 season, and that Wikipedia may have missed some;
British miniseries of the 10s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2010s_British_television_miniseries
British miniseries of the 20s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2020s_British_television_miniseries


Rank your 10 favorites between 1-10 where 1 is your absolute favorite.
I will tally up the scores when the deadline has passed.


Last day of adding your Top 10 is: Friday January 22
 

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1. Chernobyl (2019)
2. And Then There Were None (2015)
3. Belgravia (2020)
4. The ABC Murders (2019)
5. Ordeal By Innocence (2018)
6. Mapp and Lucia (2014)
7. Ambassadors (2013)
8. The Game (2014)
9. Hidden (2011)
10. The Pale Horse (2020)


Honorable Mentions:
Catherine the Great (2019)
Chasing Shadows (2014)
Gold Digger (2019)
Great Expectations (2011)
The Trial of Christine Keeler (2019)
Wolf Hall (2015)
A Very English Scandal (2018)


I have yet to see a number of miniseries from the past 12 years.
 
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  1. Chernobyl
  2. The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
  3. A Very English Scandal
  4. Bodyguard
  5. Glue
  6. The Night Manager
  7. Des
  8. Rillington Place
  9. Years and Years
  10. Cucumber
 

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my top 10 - some are new and not on the list :)

  1. Life (2020)
  2. Us (2020)
  3. The Salisbury Poisonings
  4. Broken (sean Bean)
  5. Press
  6. The Night manager
  7. Love lies and records
  8. Deep Water
  9. the last post
  10. Prime Suspect 1973
 

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01.Years and Years (2019)
02.Cucumber (2015)
03.A Very English Scandal (2018)
04.The Collection (2016)
05.London Spy (2015)
06.The Night Manager (2016)
07.And Then There Were None (2015)
08.Bodyguard (2018)
09.Partners in Crime (2015)
10.Dracula (2020)
 

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A couple of weeks later and IT’S A SIN might have been battling my top two shoes.



1. Three Girls (2017)
2. The Stranger (2020)
3. Appropriate Adult (2011)
4. The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)
5. Dancing on the Edge (2013)
6. Love, Lies and Records (2017)
7. Cilla (2014)
8. The Fear (2012)
9. Chernobyl (2019)
10. Marchlands (2013)
 

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2. The Stranger (2020)
How could I have forgotten The Stranger? It was such a great series, even though I thought the end was bit rushed.
 

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Last day of adding your Top 10 is: Friday January 29
 

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How could I have forgotten The Stranger?
It's easily done, I could have easily listed another ten and still probably forget a few shows



Last day of adding your Top 10 is: Friday January 29



I'm taking advantage of this extended offer and re-entering my revised top ten.

1. It’s a Sin (2021)
2. Three Girls (2017)
3. The Stranger (2020)
4. Appropriate Adult (2011)
5. The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)
6. Dancing on the Edge (2013)
7. Love, Lies and Records (2017)
8. Cilla (2014)
9. The Fear (2012)
10. Chernobyl (2019)
 

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I'm taking advantage of this extended offer and re-entering my revised top ten.
I'm going to do the same because I realised I forgot another of my favourite series I May Destroy You and I too am going to add It's a Sin to my list. I also realised that Normal People was an Irish series so I have to remove it from my original list.

My new and final Top 10:
  1. Chernobyl
  2. I May Destroy You
  3. It's A Sin
  4. The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
  5. A Very English Scandal
  6. The Stranger
  7. Bodyguard
  8. Glue
  9. The Night Manager
  10. Des
 

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I hope it's okay to update my list. No. 10 of my former list is gone and I chose a new No. 1 - from 2021. Just in time...

01.It's a Sin (2021)
02.Years and Years (2019)
03.Cucumber (2015)
04.A Very English Scandal (2018)
05.The Collection (2016)
06.London Spy (2015)
07.The Night Manager (2016)
08.And Then There Were None (2015)
09.Bodyguard (2018)
10.Partners in Crime (2015)
 
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