Top 10 awesome shows like Small Island that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Small Island and you can't get over how good this show was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar shows which are created by the likes of John Alexander, Naomie Harris and Hugh Quarshie . Here goes the list -

  1. Bouquet of Barbed Wire
  2. Vital Signs
  3. Karaoke
  4. Mama Flora's Family
  5. The Little House
  6. A Respectable Trade
  7. Footballers' Wives
  8. I'll Take Manhattan
  9. The Crow Road
  10. The Colbys
  1. Bouquet of Barbed Wire

    Bouquet of Barbed Wire

    Summoned by the police to the scene of a car crash,wealthy architect Peter Manson recalls events from months earlier.

    This show, created by Ashley Pearce, Trevor Eve and Hermione Norris, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Vital Signs

    Vital Signs

    Vital Signs is a British television drama series airing on ITV from 2006. It stars Tamzin Outhwaite as a supermarket check-out operator who decides to become a doctor. The series co-stars William Beck, Fraser Ayres, Eve Best, Claudie Blakley, Lucinda Dryzek, Beth Goddard, Alfie Hunter, Brooke Kinsella, Harry Lloyd, Peter Rnic and Steven Waddington. The filming of the show is based in numerous London hospitals and medical schools; predominantly the show has been shot in St George's Hospital and Medical School. The theme tune, 'Go My Own Way', was written and recorded by Alexis Strum, and produced by Magnus Fiennes.

    This show, created by Renny Rye, Tamzin Outhwaite and Steven Waddington, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Karaoke

    Karaoke

    Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named Arthur "Pig" Mallion. But whenever Daniel looks around, real people seem to be speaking his dialogue in real situations that mirror the script, including a beautiful young girl named Sandra who works in a Karaoke bar owned by a Mr. Mallion. Meanwhile, Balmer, the film's director, is in a spot of trouble with the leading lady of the film.

    This show, created by Renny Rye, Albert Finney and Roy Hudd, scores 8.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video.

  4. Mama Flora's Family

    Mama Flora's Family

    Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.

    This show, created by Peter Werner, Cicely Tyson and Erika Alexander, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video and Apple Itunes.

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  5. The Little House

    The Little House

    A reluctant mother, young Ruth Clee's post natal vulnerability and failure to bond with her baby is exploited by Elizabeth, her manipulative mother-in-law in a battle to seize control of the child.

    This show, created by Jamie Payne, Francesca Annis and Jonathan Aris, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Video.

  6. A Respectable Trade

    A Respectable Trade

    The devastating consequences of the slave trade in 18th century Bristol are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and her Yoruban slave, Mehuru. Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole (Warren Clarke), a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. An arranged marriage to Frances Scott (Emma Fielding) is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances enters the world of the Bristol merchants and finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum and slaves. Among the slaves is the educated and charismatic Mehuru (Ariyon Bakare). Lonely in her new life married to a boorish and uneducated husband with whom she has little in common, Frances finds herself increasingly drawn to Mehuru and him to her. But tensions are mounting and Mehuru and the other slaves are prepared to risk everything for their freedom.

    This show, created by Suri Krishnamma, Ralph Brown and Richard Briers, scores 7.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Footballers' Wives

    Footballers' Wives

    Drama focusing on the players at Earls Park Football Club as well as the lives of their wives and girlfriends.

    This show, created by Laurence Moody, Gillian Taylforth and Zöe Lucker, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. I'll Take Manhattan

    I'll Take Manhattan

    Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.

    This show, created by Douglas Hickox, Valerie Bertinelli and Barry Bostwick, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. The Crow Road

    The Crow Road

    An adaption of Iain Banks' dark novel, whose central character is a young Scots history student.

    This show, created by Gavin Millar, Joe McFadden and Bill Paterson, scores 8.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. The Colbys

    The Colbys

    This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby in California.

    This show, created by Harry Falk, Charlton Heston and John James, scores 6.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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