What is it that screams in almost every outdoor night scene I see from UK TV?

Hi everyone,

I am a fan of UK TV from Australia. It seems whenever there is a night scene in the UK countryside, when the mood is meant to be dramatic, I always seem to hear a screeching sound, I'm guessing an owl maybe?

Shows I remember hearing this screeching in the nightime outdoors include Sherlock, Midsummer Murders, Jonathan Creek, etc.

Could someone please enlighten me as to what bird/creature is making these screeching call?

Thanks, Matty