Hugh Grant drama is critics' pick for best TV show
A Very English Scandal has been named as the best show of 2018 by a panel of critics.
The three-part series starring Hugh Grant as the disgraced Liberal political leader Jeremy Thorpe was hailed as the finest programme on TV screens this year.
Picked by a panel of critics for Radio Times magazine, the show beat other hit BBC productions Killing Eve and Bodyguard to top spot.
It follows the story of a scandal surrounding Thorpe in the late 1970s when he was tried and acquitted of conspiring to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott.
Mockumentary This Country, and drama Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, were also highly praised.
Tim Glanfield, RadioTimes.com editor, said: "2018 has been a standout year for television drama, attracting film stars back to the small screen, creating water-cooler moments and event TV in the age of on-demand - as well as racking up millions of iPlayer views."