Father Christmas sure must have his work cut out for him. With all that business of trying to determine who’s been naughty and who’s been nice, it surely must do his head in a bit. How do I know? Because I’ve been attempting to do the same with the British TV shows of the past year and have found it to be more difficult that I originally thought.
First of all, there is no way I could watch every series broadcast in the past twelve months, even if I lived in the UK and did nothing but sit on the couch with my eyes glued to the tube 24 hours a day. Therefore, I reviewed the list of programs I had watched, sorted them into quick first-impression categories, ruminated on the line-up I had assembled and then narrowed down both lists to the naughtiest and the nicest British shows of 2013.