Best Crime Series

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1.
Waking the Dead (2000 TV Series)
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology. (100 mins.)
 
2.
Silent Witness (1996 TV Series)
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists. (120 mins.)
 
3.
A Touch of Frost (1992 TV Series)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
4.
Judge John Deed (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sir John Deed, a High Court judge, tries to seek real justice in the cases before him.
 
5.
Inspector George Gently (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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.)
 
6.
Rebus (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
 
7.
McCallum (1995 TV Series)
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From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories. (120 mins.)
 
8.
Taggart (1983 TV Series)
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.
 
9.
Helen West (2002 TV Series)
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A workaholic with a messy personal life, Helen West juggles gruesome cases of domestic abuse, sexual molestation and murder alongside her rocky relationship with policeman Chief Superintendent Bailey.
 
10.
Whitechapel (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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.)
 
11.
Cold Blood (2008 TV Series)
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A murder has been committed... But as the evidence piles up, so does the confusion. Cold Blood returns... (60 mins.)
 
12.
Messiah (2001 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After two horribly mutilated bodies are discovered, DCI Red Metcalfe is assigned to the case and plunged head-on into a nightmare. (152 mins.)
 
13.
Messiah: The Promise (2004 Mini-Series)
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As a prison riot erupts into violence, Red comes face to face with the ring leader: the man who once held him hostage and nearly drove him mad. But what they don't know is a killer's amongst them, preying on their weaknesses. (180 mins.)
Director: David Drury
 
14.
Above Suspicion (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
DC Anna Travis joins a team on the hunt for a particularly gruesome serial killer. When the latest victim is found and doesn't fit the usual profile of the killer's victims, Travis sets out to prove herself. (120 mins.)
 
15.
Trial & Retribution (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.
 
16.
Vincent (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Ex Cop turned private investigator Vincent Gallagher and his team of PI's do whatever it takes to tackle cases that come to them. (90 mins.)
 
17.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
 
18.
Case Histories (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Former soldier and policeman, Jackson Brodie, becomes a private investigator.
 
19.
Murphy's Law (2003 TV Series)
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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. (60 mins.)
 
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.)
 
21.
Damages (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator. (60 mins.)
 
22.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad. (53 mins.)
 
23.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
 
24.
Rubicon (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be. (45 mins.)
 
25.
Hannibal (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (44 mins.)
 
26.
Ripper Street (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper. (59 mins.)
 
27.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
 
28.
Elementary (2012 TV Series)
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County. (90 mins.)
 
30.
Inspector Lewis (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them. (90 mins.)
 
31.
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers. (90 mins.)
 
32.
The Killing (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences. (57 mins.)
 
33.
Those Who Kill (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer... (60 mins.)
 
34.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Our female sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. (60 mins.)
 
35.
The Fall (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two hunters, one cold, deliberate and highly efficient and the other, a strong, athletic man with a wife, two children and a counselling job... one of them is a serial killer and one is a cop. (60 mins.)