15 British TV Shows You Should Be Watching

11. The Hour, (BBC Two)

The most underrated of British television shows currently making a splash stateside? The Hour, hands down. Starring Skyfall’s Ben Whishaw, alongside The Wire’s Dominic West and Atonement’s Romola Garai, it's a seamless mix of drama, espionage, and suspense. Also, it’s set in late 1950s Britain, which just makes everything better.

Following a group of journalists producing a news magazine, The Hour focuses on their investigative journalism efforts, mostly revolved around major historical events. The show is packed with consistently great performances from its gigantic cast, not only from the aforementioned Whishaw, West, and Garai, but also co-stars Oona Chaplin, Peter Capaldi and Anna Chancellor, who absolutely killed it this past season as war correspondent Lix Storm. 

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