BBC iPlayer is so much more than a catch-up service.
While the BBC website was once just a helpful place to catch up with that show you missed at the weekend, iPlayer is now a streaming service in its own right, attempting to keep pace with US media giants like Netflix and Amazon.
In short, it’s home to some of the best British TV available to watch online.
Whether you’re a fan of drama box sets such as Luther and Peaky Blinders, classic comedies like Extras and This Country, or archive documentaries by David Attenborough and Louis Theroux, there’s a lot to offer on iPlayer.
So, what’s currently available to watch? Check out our regularly updated picks of the best TV shows to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Last Tango in Halifax
Series 1-4, series 5 added weekly
The beloved series about a couple who rekindle their romance after 60 years apart has recently returned to BBC One for a fifth series. Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid star in the lead roles. Watch Last Tango in Halifax on BBC iPlayer
As the sixth series starts filming, get caught up on this critically acclaimed crime drama from writer Jed Mercurio, which follows a team investigating corruption in the police force. Watch Line of Duty on BBC iPlayer
Series 5 only
Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is back in the fifth series of the brilliant crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham. New episodes will be available each Sunday night… Watch Peaky Blinders on BBC iPlayer
It’s been a bumpy ride for Top Gear since its original presenters left for Amazon Prime, but the motoring series seems to have found a winning formula with its latest hosts: Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris. Watch Top Gear on BBC iPlayer
This comedy series from Guz Khan and Andy Milligan follows the title character as he aims to live a good life and leave his criminal past behind. The show tackles big issues in British society such as racial profiling and knife crime. Watch Man Like Mobeen on BBC iPlayer
The eight-part drama is based on the troubled personal and professional relationship between director and choreographer Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and his wife and unsung collaborator Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams), who was also a Broadway actor, dancer and singer. Watch Fosse/Verdon on BBC iPlayer
This gory reimagining of Bram Stoker’s Dracula comes courtesy of Sherlock creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, starring Danish actor Claes Bang in the title role. Watch Dracula on BBC iPlayer
Series 1-22, series 23 added weekly
Every episode from the long-running crime drama is available to stream on iPlayer, with the currently airing 23rd series being added to the service weekly. Watch on BBC iPlayer
Series 1-11, series 12 added weekly
The latest series of Doctor Who has just started, pitting Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor against more iconic foes. New episodes will be available on BBC iPlayer weekly, while you can also catch up on older adventures dating back to Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor. Watch Doctor Who on BBC iPlayer
This Norwegian crime drama follows homicide detective William Wisting as he tackles the most difficult cases of his career, co-starring Hollywood actress Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix). Watch Wisting on BBC iPlayer