I am obsessed with British television, and have been since I was a little girl and PBS ran BBC shows at night. I fell in love with shows like Keeping Up Appearances and Eastenders, and to this day, some of my favorite shows come from across the pond. My children seem to be no different. It's to the point where my kids have watched so much Peppa Pig, that they pronounce tomatoes "toe-mah-toes." I love it. Alas, one cartoon is never enough, and we've started searching out more shows. So far I've found 7 cute British cartoons that are really fitting the bill.
British television has been gaining popularity in the United States since BBC America and Netflix have made access to this entertainment all the simpler. In the United Kingdom, they have what's known as CBBC, or children's BBC, which functions much like Nickelodeon or Disney Kids channel. It's quality content, well-regulated, and the shows are extremely creative. Because there are fewer of them, they tend to be highly curated, which explains why they've become so popular in the U.S.: They're just that good. Shows like Fireman Sam and Peppa Pig are perennial favorites, but others are gaining popularity in their midst.