Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2016: 20 to 11

The votes have been counted and the results are in... here's our critics' countdown of the year's best telly

126371

20. Black Mirror (Netflix)

2016 was a pretty big year for Black Mirror, with Charlie Brooker’s dystopian drama moving to Netflix after five years on Channel 4 – and doubling its usual number of episodes to six. The series rose to the occasion, delivering a satisfying collection of one-off sci-fi morality tales stuffed with big names and even bigger ideas. Whether it was 80s romance San Junipero, bleak thriller Shut Up and Dance or the Scandi-noir inspired Hated in The Nation that grabbed you, there was something for everyone – assuming you have a healthy suspicion for the millions of screens that have invaded modern life, that is. Huw Fullerton

Advertisement