My favorite UK television series and mini-series

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1.
Life on Mars (2006 TV Series)
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers. (60 mins.)
“ Nothing to say about this incredible Serie, nothing more than incredibly kitsch, but so great ... If you like the English series, you should love this serie...
Philip Glenister and John Simm are totally amazing and awesome ! I love them for now and ever ! ” - sixtine67
 
2.
Ashes to Ashes (2008 TV Series)
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DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum. (60 mins.)
“ It is not the following Life on Mars, but we finally discovered why Sam Tyler and Alex Drake are where they are... and Keeley Hawes is totally incredible and so beautifull ” - sixtine67
 
3.
Jekyll (2007 Mini-Series)
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London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share... (334 mins.)
“ James Nesbitt is.... so good ” - sixtine67
 
4.
State of Play (2003 Mini-Series)
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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead. (57 mins.)
“ A concentrate of my favorite British actors ” - sixtine67
 
5.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions. (100 mins.)
 
6.
Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County. (90 mins.)
“ For the atmosphere of rural England, that is hiding a lot of horrors, ” - sixtine67
 
7.
Demons (2009 Mini-Series)
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Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns... (60 mins.)
“ For Phil, as always. ” - sixtine67
 
8.
Silent Witness (1996 TV Series)
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists. (120 mins.)
 
9.
Monroe (2011 TV Series)
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Medical drama series about brilliant neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe. (60 mins.)
“ For James Nesbitt, always weird and scary ” - sixtine67
 
10.
Being Human (2008 TV Series)
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A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Merlin (2008 TV Series)
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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend. (45 mins.)
 
12.
Collision (2009 Mini-Series)
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The story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. (201 mins.)
 
13.
Bonekickers (2008 TV Series)
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English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present... (60 mins.)
 
14.
Primeval (2007 TV Series)
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When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Paradox (2009 Mini-Series)
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During a period of high activity on the sun a physicist receives images in his lab that show an event that has yet to happen. (60 mins.)
“ It was to short... sadly ! ” - sixtine67
 
16.
Apparitions (2008 Mini-Series)
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Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence...
 
17.
Inspector George Gently (2007 TV Series)
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With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases. (89 mins.)
“ For the smile of Martin Shaw and the "innocent look" of Lee Ingleby ” - sixtine67
 
18.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001 TV Series)
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers. (90 mins.)
 
19.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (60 mins.)
“ for the completely mad and uncontrollable side of john luther ” - sixtine67
 
20.
Wire in the Blood (2002 TV Series)
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England. (69 mins.)
“ I love Robson Green, whatever he has done ” - sixtine67
 
21.
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
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DI Tom Thorne's only key to a catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate. (180 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
 
22.
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)
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A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer. (102 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ and the two others red riding, of course. ” - sixtine67
 
23.
The Last Enemy (2008 Mini-Series)
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Britain has been transformed into a security state. A mathematical genius's search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into a conspiracy and a love affair. (60 mins.)
“ Again, for Benedict ! ” - sixtine67
 
24.
Mad Dogs (2011 TV Series)
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Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Belize to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn. (60 mins.)
“ And again for John and Philip... ” - sixtine67
 
25.
Whitechapel (2009 TV Series)
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A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London. (180 mins.)
 
26.
Downton Abbey (2010 TV Series)
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century. (58 mins.)
 
27.
Exile (2011 Mini-Series)
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A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation. (180 mins.)
“ Again and again for John Simm ! ” - sixtine67
 
28.
Case Histories (2011 TV Series)
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Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.
 
29.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ For the quality of the show and, of course, Benedict. He's awsome, as well as Martin, Andrew and Rupert.
We have to wait until 2016 to watch season 4... ” - sixtine67
 
30.
Broadchurch (2013 TV Series)
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart. (48 mins.)
 
31.
Peaky Blinders (2013 TV Series)
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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world. (60 mins.)
 
32.
Grantchester (2014 TV Series)
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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester. (45 mins.)
 
33.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
 
34.
Death in Paradise (2011 TV Series)
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A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Endeavour (2012 TV Series)
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Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford. (89 mins.)
 
36.
Code of a Killer (2015 Mini-Series)
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The story of Alec Jeffreys' discovery of DNA fingerprinting and its first use by DCS David Baker in catching a double murderer. (130 mins.)
 
37.
Prey (2014 Mini-Series)
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On the run accused of a terrible crime, Manchester Detective Marcus Farrow tries to prove his innocence while being hunted by his former friends and colleagues. (60 mins.)
 
38.
The Five (2016 TV Series)
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A mystery series created by author Harlan Coben. Jesse, a five year old boy goes missing, 20 years later his DNA shows up at a crime scene. (60 mins.)