Are these the best TV dramas of the 21st Century?

The Radio Times has revealed the best television dramas of the 21st Century, as voted for by its readers.

The poll was split into six categories and TV fans can now vote for the overall winner – in the meantime, here are the dramas that triumphed in each category.

Best period drama – Call the Midwife

Runners-up: Poldark, North & South, Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall


Best US drama – The West Wing

Runners-up: The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad


Best contemporary drama – The Night Manager

Runners-up: Last Tango in Halifax, Spooks, Doc Martin, Marvellous


Best foreign language drama – The Bridge

Runners-up: The Killing, Inspector Montalbano, Borgen, Spiral


Best crime drama – Happy Valley

Runners-up: Line of Duty, Foyle’s War, Life on Mars, Endeavour


Best sci-fi & fantasy – Merlin

Runners-up: Doctor Who, Being Human, In the Flesh, Misfits

So what do you think? Do you agree with the choices above? Or have the Radio Times readers got it wrong? Let us know your thoughts!

An overall winner from the six categories will be announced at the BFI Radio Times Festival in London on 9 April. Voting is open to the public until 1600 BST on the same day.


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