WATCH: 10 TV Shows That Every Brit Knows

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins on 'The Great British Bake-Off' (Photo: BBC)

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins on ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ (Photo: BBC)

From Doctor Who to Downton Abbey, there are loads of U.K. TV shows that are household names in America, but what about those shows that are so deeply, relentlessly British that they haven’t hopped the Pond? In the 10th episode of our Anglophenia YouTube series, Siobhan Thompson takes us on a tour of the series that are part of a Brit’s daily conversation but are likely unknown to all but the most devoted Anglophiles.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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