25 February 2017  | 
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Broadchurch
Best TV of 2013
The murder mystery had the whole nation gripped. It ended up being the most tweeted about drama of all time and sent Olivia Colman into superstar status (David Tennant has already earned that status)

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8.2
 
     
Orange is the New Black
Best TV of 2013
Netflix, determined to push forward an internet-only age of TV, makes it into our Top Ten twice. This comedy drama boasted sharp writing and thought-provoking comedy

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8
 
     
The Fall
Best TV of 2013
The BBC’s chilling drama sent social media into overdrive, partly because of Gillian Anderson’s awesomeness in it and partly because of the highly frustrating ending

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8.6
 
     
House of Cards
Best TV of 2013
Netflix made the genius move of recruiting the master that is Kevin Spacey for the lead role in a series that could’ve gone unnoticed, but instead gained great critical acclaim

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8.5
 
     
Call the Midwife
Best TV of 2013
The respected drama’s return made it the most successful period drama for a long time and certainly boosted BBC One’s ratings to above and beyond any other channel

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8.5
 
     
Africa
Best TV of 2013
Despite the filming controversies, this proved to be yet another magical documentary from Sir David Attenborough who is still going strong at the ripe old age of 87!

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6.5
 
     
The Americans
Best TV of 2013
Given that this espionage thriller was based on a similar premise to Homeland, the story could’ve been all too familiar. But this is a perfect example of a drama that grew into itself, making it a good watch all round

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7.3
 
     
The Tunnel
Best TV of 2013
The British remake of Scandinavian hit The Bridge bypassed the usual criticism faced by most Anglo remakes. The Sky drama proved to be a credible remake of a compelling story

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7.6
 
     
The Mindy Project
Best TV of 2013
At a time when many TV shows face the axe, it was a hard year for new comedies to break out. This series successfully fended off critics to sit comfortably in our schedules

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7.1
 
     
Nashville
Best TV of 2013
More4's musical drama series brought the cool back to country music, with leads Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere pulling off some impressive vocals

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7.6
 

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