Our Favourite TV of 2021
Jimmy McGovern’s three-part prison drama featured career best performances from both Stephen Graham and Sean Bean.
2. It’s A Sin
Russell T Davies’ 1980s set drama depicted the lives of a group of gay men, and their friends, as the HIV/AIDS crisis hit the UK.
3. The Great
Superb new comedy/drama, which saw Catherine the Great arriving in Russia to tip over a few apple carts. Huzzah!
4. Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and Legendary Tapes
Caroline Catz’s experimental film explored the life and work of the electronic music pioneer.
5. Alma’s Not Normal
Sophie Willan’s semi-autobiographical comedy was broad, bawdy, but most of all, funny.
Thanks to a great ensemble cast, this BBC sitcom remains the most warm-hearted programme on TV.
7. Stath Lets Flats
The third series of this comedy, following the misadventures of an incompetent Greek-Cypriot lettings agent, remained as funny as ever.
Suranne Jones was stuck in a submarine while scriptwriters threw daft plot twist upon daft plot twist at her.
9. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Adam Curtis’ latest mind-scrambling documentary series delved deep into individualism, conspiracy theories, national myths and a lot more besides.
10. Squid Game
The year’s most talked about TV show was good gruesome fun (apart from the last episode, which was a tad disappointing).