Coronation Street and Downton Abbey in running for greatest British TV drama of all time

Coronation Street has been longlisted for the title of greatest British TV drama of all time. Credit: ITV Coronation Street

Coronation Street and EastEnders have been longlisted alongside Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs for the title of greatest British TV drama of all time.

The list also features classics such as Prime Suspect starring Dame Helen Mirren, Inspector Morse, featuring the late John Thaw, and Cracker, starring Robbie Coltrane.

Recent shows include ITV crime drama Broadchurch, broadcast this year and starring Olivia Colman and David Tennant, alongside period drama Downton Abbey.

Readers have been asked to select a winner from the longlist, which was put together by Radio Times staff.

The full longlist for greatest TV drama

  • Bleak House

  • Brideshead Revisited

  • Broadchurch

  • Coronation Street

  • Cracker

  • Doctor Who

  • Downton Abbey

  • EastEnders

  • Edge Of Darkness

  • House Of Cards (1990)

  • Inspector Morse

  • The Jewel In The Crown

  • Life On Mars

  • Our Friends In The North