4. Queen & Country/Michael Wood's Story of England, PBS, Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, starting July 1 (Queen), Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, starting July 3 (Story of England)
Speaking of TV snobs … With these two very British, brand new, four-part series, PBS provides the perfect London Olympics prep for those wishing to indulge their inner Anglophile before the games get under way. Queen & Country focuses on Queen Elizabeth and her long reign, while historian Michael Wood gives a commoner's-eye view of British history in Story of England.