Detective Storiesby anafil9 | created - 04 Nov 2013 | updated - 28 Apr 2014 | Public
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1. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
3. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.
5. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
6. Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
7. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.
Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DI Robert Lewis teams up with DS James Hathaway to look into the murder of an Oxford mathematics student.
11. Endeavour (2012– )
TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
16. Wycliffe (1994– )
50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Set in Cornwall, Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe, who works along with his colleagues DI Doug Kersey and DI Lucy Lane, investigates murder cases with his trademark determination and clinical accuracy.
17. Life on Mars (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.