Love Upstairs Downstairs? This list is obviously a bit heavy on British goodness, but that's because we just can't get enough. Call the Midwife has all the joys of a period drama, but with a slightly more contemporary setting in the '50s, and a much more realistic view of the difficulties of urban life. Photo: Courtesy of BBC One.
The Missing Season 2 - Quite simply the most intelligent, gripping TV series of the year. I've loved every minute of it. Keeley Hawes was superb and David Morrissey is just a class act. But the Turkish actor, Tcheky Karyo, stole the show. He was mesmerisingly good both in Series 1 and Series 2. HL
Misfits! I cannot properly express how much I love this show. It's a British comedy-drama about a group of irreverent juvenile delinquents who get struck by lightning and then develop supernatural powers!