The 19 best TV shows made in Birmingham, chosen by Brummies
Birmingham has been producing some amazing TV shows, across many genres for decades. From detective and crime dramas to comedy to non-fiction shows - there’s been some iconic TV shows that have been created in our city.
From BBC’s Pebble Mill to ATV’s Midlands studios - some incredible gems have been made over the years. We asked Brummies which shows made in Birmingham were their favourites and the response has been overwhelming.
From shows in the 60s to the recent Peaky Blinders phenomenon, the choices have been wide-ranging. With Masterchef soon moving to Birmingham and BBC Midlands moving to a larger venue in Digbeth - we can only expect that Brummies will have a huge catalogue of options to choose from in the future.
These will include Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner starring ITVX’s crime drama Joan. The show is being filmed across the West Midlands with Birmingham being one of the prime filming spots. Although we're sad to see daytime soap Doctors that has been made in Birmingham for over 20 years has been axed.
Here are the greatest Birmingham TV shows of all time, according to our readers:
We need to talk about Ukraine. While the world’s attention has been focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, grim tremors have been shaking that rich, black soil. Ukraine’s counteroffensive has failed – or, in Volodymyr Zelensky’s words, “did not achieve the desired results”.
Unrest has emerged among Russian invaders due to the almost complete absence of rotation of soldiers drafted under general mobilization, Ukraine’s HUR Intelligence Main Directorate said on Dec. 8, releasing an audio interception as evidence.
The intercity train that collided with an overhead power cable, sparking chaos for thousands of passengers in west London, was being driven by a manager who was replacing a striking driver, it was revealed on Friday. Aslef, the train drivers’ union, said the Great Western Railways train was being driven by a manager who was allegedly being paid £500 to “break the strike”. Aslef published the first picture of the broken power cable beside the Cardiff-bound train.
The Japanese man who made headlines throughout the year for chronicling his journey as a “dog” has apparently flunked an agility course. What happened: The man, known to his followers as Toco, posted a series of photos on Instagram this week showing what appeared to be moments of failure in a Crufts-style agility course. About Toco: Toco rose to fame in 2022 after commissioning Zeppet, a Japanese model and sculpture company, to create a hyperrealistic rough collie costume for 2 million yen (around $16,000 at the time).