TV and Movies·Posted on Jul 17, 2013The 22 All-Time Hottest Hunks Of PBSDon't you ever try to tell me public television isn't sexy.by Rachel SandersBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 22. Norm Abram thisoldhouse.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Master carpenter on This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop. HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Handy with tools (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN), has an eye for design, cool specs.HUNKITUDE RATING: 6/10. Sure, he's got a '70s dad vibe going on, but that's what flies on the Brooklyn–Portland circuit these days. 21. Ian Richardson slate.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Starred in the original BBC House of Cards, which aired on PBS in 1991.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Vague air of menace, patrician features.HUNKITUDE RATING: 6/10. Would pick over Kevin Spacey, no lie. 20. Tavis Smiley clutchmagonline.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Hosts his own daily talk show.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Highly principled, has a cool name.HUNKITUDE RATING: 6/10. Points subtracted because he always looks mad about something. 19. Kenneth Branagh crimetimepreview.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Plays gruff-sad Swedish Detective Wallander in a BBC series on Masterpiece Mystery.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Good stubble, comfortable with introspection, appreciates Shakespeare.HUNKITUDE RATING: 6/10. Gives off vibes of being secretly pretty fun. 18. Shaun Evans digitalspy.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Plays young Inspector Morse in the mystery series Endeavour. HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Broods attractively, good hair.HUNKITUDE RATING: 7/10. Relatively unknown stateside and thus undervalued stock. Now's the time to get on board, ladies. 17. Nathaniel Parker blogs.sundaymercury.net JOB DESCRIPTION: Played the oh-so uppercrusty Inspector Lynley. HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Strong brows, firm jaw, an aura of unwavering commitment. HUNKITUDE RATING: 7/10. Your classic, gracefully aging British hottie. 16. Bill Nye Getty Images JOB DESCRIPTION: Science Guy.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Super-smart (but not in, like, an elitist way), wants to save the world, smooth moves (see above). HUNKITUDE RATING: 7/10. Points subtracted because it's sort of like crushing on your seventh-grade chemistry teacher. 15. Charlie Rose ifyoucanreadthisyourelying.blogspot.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Interviewin' people.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Good chin cleft, not afraid to ask the tough questions.HUNKITUDE RATING: 7/10. Even now, when the spotlights hit his comb-over just right and he gets that sassy glint in his eye, Charlie's STILL GOT IT. 14. Jason Isaacs suite101.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Plays Detective Jackson Brodie on the mystery series Case Histories. HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Cute little sticky-outy ears, piercing gaze.HUNKITUDE RATING: 8/10. Takes a true hunk to be totally likable despite playing Lucius Malfoy. 13. LeVar Burton mashable.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Host of Reading Rainbow.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Loves books, good with kids, great smile.HUNKITUDE RATING: 8/10. Don't deny you watched Reading Rainbow for a FEW MORE YEARS than was strictly necessary. 12. Damian Lewis nytimes.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Before there was Agent Brody, there was the uber-creep Soames Forsyte on The Forsyte Saga.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Excellent red hair, truly piercing eyes, walks the fine line between tough guy and sensitive mess.HUNKITUDE RATING: 8/10. Has only improved in hotness since his costume drama days, which bodes well for the future. 11. Shelby Foote memphismagazine.com JOB DESCRIPTION: A historian featured in Ken Burns' The Civil War.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Silver fox, Southern drawl, comprehensive and subtle understanding of American history.HUNKITUDE RATING: 8/10. (RIP, but still.) 10. Alan Cumming facebook.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Host of Masterpiece Mystery.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Devilish grin, Scottish accent, double stage-and-screen acting threat.HUNKITUDE RATING: 8/10. NB, he's out and proud! 9. Dan Stevens buzzfeed.com JOB DESCRIPTION: The artist formerly known as Cousin Matthew on Downton Abbey.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Cute floppy hair, posh accent, indie-lit cred.HUNKITUDE RATING: 8/10. Should probably stay blonde, though. 8. Eddie Redmayne wordpress.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Played a tragically soulful WWI soldier in the miniseries Birdsong.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Freckles, eyes, hair, voice of an angel.HUNKITUDE RATING: 9/10. Possible that his gingery hair color is actually caused by spillover/excess face hotness. 7. George Rainsford bbcamerica.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Plays the tragically friend-zoned Jimmy on Call the Midwife.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Beautiful hair, good intentions, rocks a tweed. HUNKITUDE RATING: 9/10. Related: Are you watching Call the Midwife? Oh my god, watch it. 6. Fred Rogers Bettmann/CORBIS JOB DESCRIPTION: Delighting children for 33 years.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Generosity, nice sweaters, positive attitude, great hair.HUNKITUDE RATING: 9/10. Don't even front like you wouldn't hit that. 5. Benedict Cumberbatch buzzfeed.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Do I really have to tell you this? SHERLOCK.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Artistic talent, weird hotness (which is hotter than normal hotness), charming embarrassment over fandom built on aforementioned weird hotness.HUNKITUDE RATING: 9/10. STEP ASIDE, CUMBERBITCHES. 4. Allen Leech allenleechphotos.tumblr.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Plays tragically now-single DILF/former chauffeur Branson on Downton Abbey.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Brilliant Irish accent (which, fun fact, was actually the reason Julian Fellowes made his character Irish), most adorable grin ever.HUNKITUDE RATING: 9/10. Firmly believe that Branson has always been hunkier than Cousin Matthew (although the combo of both together is the hunkiest of all). 3. Sir David Attenborough gq-magazine.co.uk JOB DESCRIPTION: Exploring the wonders of the natural world, basically forever, most recently in a miniseries on Nature.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Love for animals, scientific know-how, foxy British accent.HUNKITUDE RATING: 10/10, in his prime. 2. Jeremy Irons + Anthony Andrews telegraph.co.uk JOB DESCRIPTION: Made their names in the original Brideshead Revisited, which aired on PBS in 1982.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: I mean, can we just keep looking at the photo?HUNKITUDE RATING: 10/10. Package deal takes it to another order of hotness magnititude. 1. Laurence Fox simplyirresistiblemen.tumblr.com JOB DESCRIPTION: Plays Sergeant Hathaway on the mystery series Inspector Lewis.HUNKIEST ATTRIBUTES: Ruggedly handsome features, soulful affect, looks sharp in a suit.HUNKITUDE RATING: 10/10. Feel with 100% certainty that if Sergeant Hathaway were real, I would be married to him.