Jo Berry's The Essential Guide to TV

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1. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 157,221

2. Bergerac (1981–1991)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Alcoholic and divorced father of a young daughter, DS Jim Bergerac is a true maverick who prefers doing things his own way, and consequently doesn't always carry out his investigations the way his boss would like.

Stars: John Nettles, Terence Alexander, Sean Arnold, Mela White

Votes: 943

3. Between the Lines (1992–1994)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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British police drama following the team at the Complaints Investigation Bureau - the unit that polices the police.

Stars: Neil Pearson, Tom Georgeson, Siobhan Redmond, Tony Doyle

Votes: 345

4. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 123,459

5. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 2,416

6. CHiPs (1977–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine, Paul Linke

Votes: 5,810

7. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 21,843

8. The Commander (2003 TV Movie)

145 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Whyte | Stars: Amanda Burton, Matthew Marsh, Nicholas Jones, Martin Walsh

Votes: 265

9. The Commander: Virus (2005 TV Movie)

136 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Commander Blake is still dealing with the aftermath of the James Lampton case. Not only has he pleaded not guilty to the murders for which he is accused, it now means that Blake will have ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Amanda Burton, Matthew Marsh, Poppy Miller, Thomas Lockyer

Votes: 90

10. The Commander: Blackdog (2005 TV Movie)

134 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Blackton is called into the Met to investigate two possible scandals. Known as Blackdog, he has a well-deserved reputation at pursuing corrupt police officers... See full summary »

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Amanda Burton, Matthew Marsh, Poppy Miller, Thomas Lockyer

Votes: 96

11. The Commander: Blacklight (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Thriller

7.6
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A psychiatric patient, Reginald Aitken, who has been hospitalised for the last 18 years manages to escape from hospital. The same night a 17 year old girl, Sadie Carr (Commander Blake's god... See full summary »

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Amanda Burton, Matthew Marsh, Alex Beer, Greg Bennett

Votes: 93

12. Cracker (1993–1996)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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An abrasively eccentric forensic psychologist aids in the solving of difficult police cases.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 4,603

13. Cracker (2006 TV Movie)

109 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Anthony Flanagan, Stefanie Wilmore, Andrea Lowe

Votes: 1,233

14. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Thomas Gibson

Votes: 124,962

15. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 70,529

16. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn

Votes: 47,362

17. CSI: NY (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

Votes: 39,309

18. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.4
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,846

19. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 1,144

20. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

Votes: 1,408

21. Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ralph Riach, Brian Pettifer, Stuart Davids

Votes: 1,118

22. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

Votes: 4,608

23. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 5,691

24. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 9,736

25. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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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.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,289

26. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 7,656

27. Kojak (1973–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 5,005

28. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 27,275

29. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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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.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 25,875

30. McCloud (1970–1977)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Ken Lynch

Votes: 2,026

31. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 18,838

32. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 17,533

33. Monk (2002–2009)

TV-PG | 47 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard

Votes: 55,223

34. Murphy's Law (2003– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Del Synnott, Sarah Berger, Michael Feast

Votes: 879

35. New Tricks (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, James Bolam

Votes: 3,922

36. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detectives from NYPD's 15th squad investigate homicides within their precinct.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

Votes: 9,782

37. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Sight gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for the very successful "Naked Gun" film franchise.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 12,153

38. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 4,974

39. Prime Suspect 2 (1992)

Approved | 203 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 2,439

40. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,325

41. Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995 TV Movie)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister, Lesley Sharp

Votes: 1,802

42. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

8.0
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey, Julia Lane

Votes: 1,733

43. Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (2003)

195 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison's investigation of the murder of a Bosnian refugee leads her to one, or possibly two, Serbian war criminals determined to silence the last witness to a massacre a decade before.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Liam Cunningham, Oleg Menshikov, Ben Miles

Votes: 1,992

44. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)

182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Stephen Tompkinson, Laura Greenwood, Eve Best

Votes: 2,188

45. The Professionals (1977–1983)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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Bodie and Doyle, top agents for Britain's CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5), and their controller, George Cowley fight terrorism and similar high-profile crimes. Cowley, a hard ex-MI5 operative... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Jackson, Martin Shaw, Lewis Collins, Bridget Brice

Votes: 1,988

46. Rebus (2000–2004)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters.

Stars: Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black, Gregor Gillespie

Votes: 1,196

47. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 5,004

48. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 4,144

49. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 221,665

50. Wire in the Blood (2002– )

69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

Votes: 5,960

51. Without a Trace (2002–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Enrique Murciano, Eric Close

Votes: 15,842

52. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,615

53. Band of Gold (1995–1997)

290 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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In Bradford, England, several desperate streetwalkers team up to run the business for themselves. They must deal with competition, mobsters, moralists, psychos and cops, but at least now they have each other and a plan.

Stars: Geraldine James, Cathy Tyson, Barbara Dickson, Samantha Morton

Votes: 431

54. Bangkok Hilton (1989– )

240 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 3,966

55. Budgie (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Chirpy Cockney petty crook "Budgie" Bird is the main character in this British television series of the early 1970s. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to ... See full summary »

Stars: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Lynn Dalby, June Lewis

Votes: 121

56. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 3,293

57. Crime Inc. (1984– )

350 min | Documentary

8.5
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The True Story Of The Mafia.

Stars: Martin Short, Aladena Fratianno, Joseph Cantalupo, John Cusack

Votes: 110

58. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 559,370

59. The Governor (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »

Stars: Janet McTeer, Derek Martin, Ron Donachie, David Nicholls

Votes: 76

60. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A motley group of London con artists pull off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 20,042

61. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,397

62. Murder in Mind (2001–2003)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Each episode of this anthology drama has a murderous theme with twist being that the action is followed from the point of view of the killer.

Stars: Tim Healy, Jackie Fielding, Reece Dinsdale, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 211

63. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 75,527

64. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 402,399

65. Prisoner (1979–1986)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Votes: 1,413

66. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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A New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life, which affects his mental state and leads him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 223,597

67. Widows (1983)

289 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three armed robbers, Harry Rawlins, Terry Miller and Joe Pirelli, die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows, Dolly Rawlins,... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Maureen O'Farrell, Fiona Hendley, David Calder

Votes: 226

68. Widows 2 (1985)

301 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Having successfully robbed a security van [see _"Widows" (1983) (mini)_], Shirley Miller, Linda Pirelli and Bella O'Reilly have escaped to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Dolly Rawlins in London to... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Debby Bishop, Maurice O'Connell

Votes: 75

69. Within These Walls (1974–1978)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Drama inside a women's prison.

Stars: Jerome Willis, Mona Bruce, Denys Hawthorne, Beth Harris

Votes: 57

70. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 40,068

71. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,129

72. The New Avengers (1976–1977)

60 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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John Steed and his new accomplices Purdey and Gambit find themselves facing new and deadly dangers in the bizarre world of espionage. Mixing fantasy with a darker edge, the trio face ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Gareth Hunt, Joanna Lumley, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 1,456

73. Boon (1986–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 552

74. Mystery!: Cadfael (1994–1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The medieval era cases of a Crusader-turned-Monk who investigates mysteries in the Norman English town of Shrewsbury.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Michael Culver, Julian Firth, Terrence Hardiman

Votes: 1,835

75. Callan (1967–1972)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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David Callan is the top agent/assassin for the Security Service (British counterintelligence), but he is an embittered man who performs his duties "for Queen and country" under duress. This... See full summary »

Stars: Edward Woodward, Russell Hunter, Lisa Langdon, Anthony Valentine

Votes: 433

76. The Champions (1968–1969)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready and Richard Barrett were agents for Nemesis, an international intelligence organization based in Geneva. Their first mission as a team was to investigate ... See full summary »

Stars: Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo, William Gaunt, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 760

77. Chuck (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two agents to protect him and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down.

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Vik Sahay

Votes: 115,343

78. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 771

79. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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John Drake is a special operative for M19, specialising in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 855

80. Department S (1969–1970)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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An elite department within Interpol, Department S inherited those cases which the other member groups had failed to solve. The brains of the group was Jason King, a hedonistic maverick who ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Joel Fabiani, Rosemary Nicols, Dennis Alaba Peters

Votes: 309

81. Jason King (1971–1972)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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After leaving Department S, the hedonistic, womanizing dandy Jason King settled down to a full-time career of writing (trashy) Mark Caine novels. He philandered his way around the world, ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Anne Sharp, Ronald Lacey, Lee Patterson

Votes: 206

82. Dick Spanner, P.I. (1987– )

6 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A robot detective investigates numerous bizarre crimes in a futuristic city. Stop-motion animated TV series produced by Gerry Anderson (Director of Thunderbirds).

Stars: Shane Rimmer, Géraldine Donaldson, Jeremy Hitchen, Stephen La Rivière

Votes: 78

83. The Dresden Files (2007– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A Chicago-based wizard works as a private investigator.

Stars: Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann, Raoul Bhaneja

Votes: 8,026

84. Get Smart (1965–1970)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Bumbling Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 for CONTROL, battles the evil forces of KAOS with the help of his competent partner Agent 99.

Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Robert Karvelas

Votes: 8,968

85. Hannay (1988–1989)

52 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Richard Hannay is a man of his times: an Edwardian gentleman and adventurer, a mining engineer from South Africa of Scottish origin, who lives by his own standards and wits, upholding a ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Powell, Christopher Scoular, Gavin Richards, Jill Meager

Votes: 82

86. The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977–1979)

60 min | Family, Mystery

7.6
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The cases of a pair of teen detective brothers and a teen girl amateur sleuth.

Stars: Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, Ed Gilbert

Votes: 1,028

87. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 4,348

88. Hazell (1978–1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A British television series about a fictional private detective named James Hazell and his adventures.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Roddy McMillan, Desmond McNamara, Peter Bourke

Votes: 80

89. Honey West (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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After the death of her father, sexy Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce.

Stars: Anne Francis, John Ericson, Bruce, Irene Hervey

Votes: 459

90. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 2,393

91. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 17,527

92. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Cosmo Sardo

Votes: 3,808

93. Man in a Suitcase (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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McGill (known as "Mac") was a former U.S. intelligence agent based in London. After being thrown out of the agency for something he did not do, he finds his "false" reputation has preceded ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bradford, Ricardo Montez, Warren Stanhope, Frank Forsyth

Votes: 267

94. Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)

156 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Debbie Arnold, John Bardon, Arthur Bostrom

Votes: 1,394

95. Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell, Deborah Appleby

Votes: 1,166

96. Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 1,390

97. Miss Marple: A Pocketful of Rye (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Director: Guy Slater | Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake, Clive Merrison

Votes: 1,267

98. Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Polly Adams

Votes: 1,267

99. Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Joan Hickson, Geraldine Alexander, John Moulder-Brown, Frederick Treves

Votes: 1,249

100. Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Joan Hickson, Caroline Blakiston, Helena Michell, James Cossins

Votes: 1,199