The BEST BBC America shows of all time

Every BBC America show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every BBC America show to compile this list of best shows!

The Nerdist
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8.48
131 votes

#1 - The Nerdist

Based on the popular Nerdist blog and podcast, with Nerdist creator Chris Hardwick. A half hour where Chris and guests chat on all things nerds love, from pop culture and news to tech trends and more.

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Killing Eve
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8.21
5666 votes

#2 - Killing Eve

Two women — equally obsessed with each other — go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

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The Game (2014)
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8.20
342 votes

#3 - The Game (2014)

Daddy, the head of MI5, sets up a secret committee to investigate the existence of a Soviet plot code-named Operation Glass, whose existence was revealed by a leaving KGB officer. The committee consists of Bobby Waterhouse, the head of counter-espionage; Sarah Montag, the deputy; Alan, her husband; Jim Fenchurch, a Special Branch detective; Wendy Straw, the secretary; and Joe Lambe, the interrogator who hides his own secrets. The team know that the Soviets are reactivating sleeper agents with a job. A new traitor is investigated in each episode to further understand Operation Glass.

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
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8.14
4553 votes

#4 - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

A group of social pariahs, with somewhat direct connections to the happenings of the universe, follow the holistic philosophy of "everything is connected". Dirk embraces being a weirdness magnet and is a self-styled "holistic detective". Dirk drags his unwitting and unwilling Dr. Watson, Todd, into his absurd "cases" that decipher how everything is connected.

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Almost Royal
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7.68
255 votes

#5 - Almost Royal

Almost Royal is a tale of two young British aristocrats on their first trip around the United States, interacting with real-life Americans.

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Top Gear America
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7.52
100 votes

#6 - Top Gear America

Top Gear America will review not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles, but also the cars of America’s culture-defining past. From the latest supercars to the ultimate in automotive engineering technology, Top Gear America will put the viewer in the passenger seat alongside the car-obsessed hosts, as they race the most incredible vehicles on the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west. Each week will feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the new Top Gear studio and track, Speed Vegas. Of course, the one and only Stig, Top Gear’s mysterious test driver, will be leaving everyone in his petrol-hazed wake.

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The Real History of Science Fiction
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7.31
157 votes

#7 - The Real History of Science Fiction

The Real History of Science Fiction heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in popular culture will be told through its impact on cinema, television and literature. Each episode of the four-part docu-series explores one of the enduring themes of science fiction - time travel, the exploration of space, robots and artificial intelligence, and aliens. It features a collection of the genre's greatest pioneers. This is the story of science fiction told by the men and women who fell to earth... From HG Wells's War Of The Worlds to The Terminator, from Doctor Who to Star Wars, this series will guide viewers through a rich, thought-provoking and endlessly exciting genre.

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Copper
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7.30
1271 votes

#8 - Copper

The series centers on Kevin Corcoran, an Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter. It explores the aftermath of the American Civil War as well as the social stratification involving New York's aristocracy and African American population.

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Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
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7.21
585 votes

#9 - Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

A no holds barred look at Ian Fleming, the man behind the James Bond legend whose real life was as exciting, eventful and sexually charged as his famous creation.

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Intruders (2014)
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6.92
669 votes

#10 - Intruders (2014)

Jack Whelan (John Simm), a former LAPD cop with a troubled and violent history, finds the quiet idyllic life he has crafted with his wife, Amy (Mira Sorvino), shattered when she vanishes. Jack is drawn deeper into the mystery when his high school friend, Gary Fischer (Tory Kittles), shows up on his doorstep asking for help with a murder case. Initially dismissive of Gary’s claims, the more Jack investigates the more complex and surreal his discoveries become. What Jack uncovers leads him down the dark path of his own past and closer to the terrifying revelations about a secret society known as Qui Reverti.

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Richard Hammond's Crash Course
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6.39
154 votes

#11 - Richard Hammond's Crash Course

Richard Hammond, host of the world’s biggest car show Top Gear, takes the ultimate driving test in his new series Richard Hammond’s Crash Course. As he travels across the U.S., Hammond learns how to operate America’s largest and most dangerous vehicles. Immersed in some of the country’s most extreme environments, he has only days to master the skills it takes to maneuver the monstrous machines, a task it takes years for people to achieve. Throughout his journey Hammond works closely with the local experts who operate these machines daily while getting a true taste of American hospitality.

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The Watch (2021)
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6.30
362 votes

#12 - The Watch (2021)

The City Watch, an unlikely group of misfits, finds the guts to save the world, surprising even themselves in the process. The series pits trolls, werewolves, wizards and other improbable heroes against an evil plot to resurrect a great dragon, which would lead to the destruction of life as they know it. Inspired by many of Sir Terry Pratchett’s famous “Discworld” creations including the captain of The City Watch Sam Vimes, the last scion of nobility Lady Sybil Ramkin, the naïve but heroic Carrot, the mysterious Angua, and the ingenious forensics expert Cheery together with Pratchett’s iconic characterization of Death.

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