British Mystery Series

by L P | created - 04 Feb 2013 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

In no particular order after 10...

[List may include series considered in the "British Mystery" genre, but not actually a "British" Mystery]

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1. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 3,692

Available on NF as of 02/13...

2. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012– )

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

8.4
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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.

Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings

Votes: 8,793

As the tv mystery genre goes, 'Miss Fisher' is rather Saucy! I've read that this series doesn't completely live up to the novels [not a problem for us]; that being said, it is a brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable series. Production values are first rate (particularly wardrobe, set, location, etc.) and casting is spot on. While the narrative may be somewhat derivative of the genre for some (as many mysteries as we watch, none of it ever gets old), the lead provides for refreshingly strong character reversal (also see 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' [2009/11] and 'Annika Bengtzon' [TV, 2001-12], among others).

If you've enjoyed 'Miss Fisher', consider: 'Marple' [TV, 2004-], 'Murder in Suburbia' [TV, 2004-5], 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ' [TV, 2008], 'Rosemary & Thyme' [TV, 2003-6], 'Hetty Wainthropp Investigates' [TV, 1996-8], 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman' [TV, 1997], 'Vera' [TV, 2011-13], 'Bletchley Circle' [TV,2013], & 'Prime Suspect' [TV, 1991-2006].

Also consider: 'Death in Paradise' [TV, 2011-2013], 'Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery' [TV, 1987], 'Helen West' [TV, 2002], 'New Tricks' [TV, 2003-13], 'The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries' [TV, 1998-2000], 'Silent Witness' [TV, 1996-2013], 'Sanctuary' [TV, 2007-11], 'Blue Murder' [TV, 2003-9], 'Vincent' [TV, 2005-6], 'Page Eight' [TV, 2011], and 'Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime' [AKA 'Tommy & Tuppence'; TV, 1983-4].

'Miss Fisher' is certainly saucy!; highly recommended!!!

Available on NF [as of 04/13]...

3. The Last Detective (2003– )

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath

Votes: 901

Available on NF as of 02/13...

4. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 614,971

Available on NF [as of 02/13]... first rate and a whole lotta fun, but I've noticed enough SH purists aren't fans; still highly recommended!

5. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

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

8.4
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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.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 10,289

Available on NF as of 02/13...

6. Nobels testamente (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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At the Nobel Banquet reporter Annika Bengtzon is witness to the attempted murder of a nobel laureate and murder of a scientist. A terrorist group from Germany takes the credit. As Annika ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Malin Crépin, Björn Kjellman, Leif Andrée, Kajsa Ernst

Votes: 2,366

Series available on NF under character's name, "Annika Bengtzon"; well cast with excellent production values and dynamic narratives. Not British, but highly recommended!

7. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

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

8.6
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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.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 28,478

Available on NF as of 02/13...

8. Wallander (2008– )

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

8.0
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A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark, Sarah Smart

Votes: 9,370

Available on NF as of 02/13...

9. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)

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

8.2
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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 2,672

Available on NF as of 02/13...

10. Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Set amongst the stunning gardens of Europe, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two professional gardeners, find themselves drawn into solving mysterious crimes.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, Ryan Philpott, Daisy Dunlop

Votes: 2,692

Available on NF as of 02/13...

11. Death in Paradise (2011– )

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

7.9
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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.

Stars: Danny John-Jules, Elizabeth Bourgine, Kris Marshall, Don Warrington

Votes: 8,705

Currently broadcast on some PBS [as of 02/13]...

12. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 5,315

Available on NF as of 02/13...

Prestidigitation and mystery; recommended!

13. 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: 1,095

Available on NF [as of 02/13]...

Great series that becomes more drama than mystery as it goes on, but still highly recommended!

14. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

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

8.0
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 7,796

Available on NF as of 02/13...

15. 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: 17,252

Available on NF as of 02/13...

16. Mr & Mrs Murder (2013)

44 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.4
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The series follows the adventures of married couple Nicola and Charlie Buchanan, who run an industrial cleaning business while solving the most baffling murder mysteries.

Stars: Shaun Micallef, Kat Stewart, Jonny Pasvolsky, Lucy Honigman

Votes: 632

17. Agatha Raisin (2016– )

60 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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The Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth returns for a series of comedic murder-mysteries based on the books by M.C. Beaton.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Jamie Glover, Katy Wix, Mathew Horne

Votes: 1,206

18. Father Brown (2013– )

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Alex Price

Votes: 3,888

19. Partners in Crime (2015)

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet, Matthew Steer

Votes: 1,381

20. Houdini and Doyle (2016)

Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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At the turn of the 20th century the Metropolitan Police were overwhelmed with bizarre cases so they turned to outsiders including Houdini and Doyle, who collaborated with New Scotland Yard on some unsolved and inexplicable crimes.

Stars: Michael Weston, Stephen Mangan, Rebecca Liddiard, Emily Carey

Votes: 2,201

21. Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield, Glen Davies

Votes: 819

Available on NF as of 02/13...

22. 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: 3,855

23. The Bletchley Circle (2012–2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

Votes: 7,426

Recently aired on PBS [04/13]; no longer available on PBS [as of 05/13]...highly recommended!

24. Grantchester (2014– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A Cambridgeshire clergyman finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

Stars: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones

Votes: 6,053

25. 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: 1,176

Available on NF as of 02/13...

Listed here [and NF] as one series, but I see this as two distinct series: the earlier one with John Hannah as Rebus [2000–01], and the latter with Ken Stott as Rebus [2006–07]...

26. Ripper Street (2012– )

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

8.1
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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.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 16,223

Available on NF [as of 03/13]...this one's a lot of fun; highly recommended!

27. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)

TV-PG | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.

Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Derek Benfield, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 916

Available on NF as of 02/13...

28. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1997– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Cordelia Gray is the reluctant owner of a ramshackle investigation agency following the suicide of her boss. Watching over her as she hunts down clues in the murky and sinister world of ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Baxendale, Annette Crosbie, Rosemary Leach, Struan Rodger

Votes: 215

Available on NF as of 02/13...

29. Inspector George Gently (2007– )

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby, Simon Hubbard, Lisa McGrillis

Votes: 4,198

Available on NF as of 02/13...

30. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Pilot (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Young Endeavour Morse joins Inspector Fred Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of a schoolgirl named Mary Tremlett.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Michael Matus, John Light, Flora Montgomery, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 3,781

31. 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: 7,495

Available on NF as of 02/13...

32. Zen (2011– )

270 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Caterina Murino, Nathalie Rapti Gomez, Stanley Townsend

Votes: 2,668

Available on NF as of 02/13...

33. Luther (2010–2018)

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

8.5
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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.

Stars: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley

Votes: 85,757

Available on NF as of 02/13...

34. 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: 4,939

Available on NF as of 02/13...

35. Single-Handed (2007– )

130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Jack Driscoll is transferred from Dublin back to his birthplace in the remote west of Ireland as Garda Sergeant, the role recently vacated by his father, Gerry. Jack's first major case is ... See full summary »

Stars: Owen McDonnell, David Herlihy, Ruth McCabe, Brian Gleeson

Votes: 625

Available on NF as of 02/13...

36. 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: 5,905

Available on NF as of 02/13...

37. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

9.0
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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

Votes: 614

Available on NF as of 02/13...

38. 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: 3,235

Available on NF as of 02/13...

39. The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013– )

57 min | Mystery

8.1
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Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning, to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon.

Stars: Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner, Charlie Cousins, Joel Tobeck

Votes: 2,271

40. 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: 1,817

Available on NF as of 02/13...

41. 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: 923

42. Maigret (1991– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The pragmatic, reserved and refined Maigret investigates murders in his singular unhurried manner and inevitably discovers the truth.

Stars: Bruno Cremer, Alexandre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Frissung, Pierre Diot

Votes: 293

Available on NF as of 02/13...

43. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 235

Available on NF as of 02/13...

44. 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: 25,746

Available on NF as of 02/13...

45. 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: 4,101

Available on NF as of 02/13...

46. Eleventh Hour (2006– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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Patrick Stewart stars as science professor Ian Hood, who works for the Home Office as a consultant on special dangerous cases that involve deadly viruses, cloning experiments etc. Special Branch agent Rachel Young is his partner.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ashley Jensen, Jane Lapotaire, Donald Sumpter

Votes: 626

Available on NF as of 02/13...

47. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.

Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 7,201

Available on NF as of 02/13...

48. 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: 1,812

Available on NF as of 02/13...

49. Kommissar Rex (1994–2008)

45 min | Crime, Action, Mystery

7.2
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A recently divorced cop adopts a police dog who lost his former companion, together they solve crimes in and around Vienna.

Stars: Gerhard Zemann, Heinz Weixelbraun, Wolf Bachofner, Martin Weinek

Votes: 4,087

50. Wycliffe (1994– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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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.

Stars: Jack Shepherd, Helen Masters, Jimmy Yuill, Tim Wylton

Votes: 343

Available on NF as of 02/13...

51. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.7
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In 1930s England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Moray Watson

Votes: 556

Partially available on NF as of 02/13...

52. 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: 4,531

Available on NF as of 02/13...

53. Father Brown (1974– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Based on the stories of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic Priest solves mysteries.

Stars: Kenneth More, Dennis Burgess, David Buck, Graham Crowden

Votes: 234

Available on NF as of 02/13...

54. The Shadow Line (2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Chiwetel Ejifor leads an all-star cast in this gritty conspiracy thriller in which he plays a cop searching for the murderer of a crime boss. Detective Inspector Jonah Gabriel returns to ... See full summary »

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christopher Eccleston, Kierston Wareing, Richard Lintern

Votes: 3,411

55. Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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DI Tom Thorne's only key to a catching a serial killer is a survivor unable to move or communicate.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Lorraine Ashbourne, Brana Bajic, Trinity Barden, Phillip Browne

Votes: 2,146

Available on NF as of 02/13...

56. 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: 4,888

Available on NF as of 02/13...

57. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 299

Available on NF as of 02/13...

58. The Finder (2012)

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

7.7
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An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 13,261

59. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )

720 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A dramatization of the missions and adventures of the greatest spy in British history.

Stars: Sam Neill, Michael Bryant, Norman Rodway, Tom Bell

Votes: 1,101

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60. The Agatha Christie Hour (1982– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by Agatha Christie.

Stars: Maurice Denham, Angela Easterling, Christopher Wren, Michael Aldridge

Votes: 134

61. Devices and Desires (1991– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Stars: Roy Marsden, Susannah York, Gemma Jones, James Faulkner

Votes: 243

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62. The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998– )

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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Paired with her reliable and devoted chauffeur, Mrs Bradley's finely honed skills of investigation seek out the truth behind the mysteries surrounding a death at the opera, crimes of passion at a circus, poisoning and family secrets.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Diana Rigg, Peter Davison, John Alderton

Votes: 816

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63. The Fixer (2008– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Ex-special forces operative and convicted murderer John Mercer is awarded an early release from prison on the condition that he becomes an assassin for the government.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Jody Latham, Tamzin Outhwaite, Peter Mullan

Votes: 865

64. Silent Witness (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Crimes through the eyes of a team of forensic pathologists and forensic scientists.

Stars: Emilia Fox, William Gaminara, Tom Ward, Amanda Burton

Votes: 3,614

65. State of Play (2003– )

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 7,913

66. Body of Proof (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Medical examiner Megan Hunt's unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors.

Stars: Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend, Windell Middlebrooks

Votes: 12,907

67. Identity (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A drama series following an elite police unit formed to combat the explosion of identity-related crime.

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Keeley Hawes, Holly Aird, Elyes Gabel

Votes: 573

68. Helen West (2002)

289 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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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.

Stars: Amanda Burton, Conor Mullen, Nicholas Woodeson, Martin Freeman

Votes: 85

69. Taggart (1983–2010)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

Stars: Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie, Alex Norton

Votes: 987

70. Sanctuary (2008–2011)

44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.4
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Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands.

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Robbins

Votes: 16,553

71. The Murder Room (2004– )

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Adam Dalgliesh looks into the connection between the grisly exhibits at the Dupayne family museum and the murder of adopted son Neville.

Stars: Martin Shaw, Janie Dee, Samantha Bond, Kerry Fox

Votes: 358

72. 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: 2,400

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73. Donna Leon (2000– )

90 min | Crime

6.8
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In each story, Venetian detective commissioner Guido Brunetti investigates and solves one or more crimes, usually including murder, in the doges' city, with some help from uniformed ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Degen, Karl Fischer, Annett Renneberg, Patrick Diemling

Votes: 173

74. Criminal Justice (2008–2009)

584 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Maxine Peake, Bill Paterson, Alice Sykes

Votes: 1,319

75. Bron/Broen (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Stars: Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Dag Malmberg, Sarah Boberg

Votes: 37,941

76. Lovejoy (1986–1994)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Lovejoy is an irresistible rogue with a keen eye for antiques. The part-time detective scours the murky salerooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find.

Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 2,210

77. Blue Murder (2003–2009)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran, Nicholas Murchie

Votes: 723

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78. Law & Order: UK (2009– )

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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UK version of the long-running U.S. TV drama that tells the stories of two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the attorneys, who prosecute the offenders.

Stars: Bradley Walsh, Robert Glenister, Harriet Walter, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 2,739

79. Murphy's Law (2003– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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: 872

80. Wallander (2005–2013)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A Swedish cop in a small town by the Baltic coast.

Stars: Krister Henriksson, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Mats Bergman, Douglas Johansson

Votes: 4,243 | Gross: $0.01M

81. A Taste for Death (1988– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Fiona Fullerton, Penny Downie

Votes: 227

82. No Heroics (2008– )

Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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London. An ordinary city, with one small difference: superheroes - commonly called 'capes' - exist. But apart from their powers, they're ordinary people, with the same problems the rest of ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Baladi, Nicholas Burns, Claire Keelan, James Lance

Votes: 636

83. Vincent (2005– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Ex Cop turned private investigator Vincent Gallagher and his team of PI's do whatever it takes to tackle cases that come to them.

Stars: Ray Winstone, Suranne Jones, Joe Absolom, Angel Coulby

Votes: 435

84. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A gentleman sleuth solves mysteries and falls in love with a detective novelist.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 137

85. The Strange Calls (2012– )

Comedy

7.5
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Hot Fuzz meets Haven, Aussie-style: A lighthearted, supernatural cop show set in a Australian seaside community of Coolum. A young constable arrives to take the night shift, answering calls... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Crocker, Toby Truslove, Patrick Brammall, Katherine Hicks

Votes: 460

86. Banshee (2013–2016)

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

8.4
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An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 68,116

87. Whitechapel (2009– )

180 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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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.

Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton, Sam Stockman

Votes: 8,826

88. 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: 19,952

89. Chandler & Co (1994–1995)

50 min

7.8
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Stars: Catherine Russell, Barbara Flynn, Peter Capaldi, Struan Rodger

Votes: 34

90. Andy Barker, P.I. (2007)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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An accountant moves into an office formerly owned by a private investigator and begins picking up side work as a private eye, after clients looking for the office's previous occupant inquire about his services.

Stars: Andy Richter, Clea Lewis, Harve Presnell, Tony Hale

Votes: 1,209

91. A Certain Justice (1998– )

54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Dalgliesh and his team investigate the murder of a top flight lawyer with an abrasive reputation and turbulent private life.

Stars: Roy Marsden, Ricci Harnett, Britta Smith, Philip Stone

Votes: 195

92. Pie in the Sky (1994–1997)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.

Stars: Richard Griffiths, Maggie Steed, Malcolm Sinclair, Nick Raggett

Votes: 744

93. The Black Tower (1985)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Marsden, Martin Jarvis, John Franklyn-Robbins, Carol Gillies

Votes: 245

94. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–2000)

24 min | Mystery, Family

7.6
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The grand-niece of Sherlock Holmes, Shirley, lives in Canada and solves crime after local crime with the assistance of her boyfriend, Bo Sawchuk, and meeting opposition from Molly Hardy.

Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Annick Obonsawin, Blair Slater

Votes: 297

95. A Colder Kind of Death (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Ex-detective Joanne Kilbourn now works as a university lecturer and a "law and order" commentator for the local news. She is reminded of the reason why she left the force when the ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Victor Garber, Robin Dunne, Patrick McKenna

Votes: 135

96. Haven (2010–2015)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Everyone in the coastal town of Haven, Maine has a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason. FBI agent Audrey Parker, the sheriff and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

Votes: 30,954

97. Beck (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in the flawed social structure of Stockholm, Sweden.

Stars: Peter Haber, Ingvar Hirdwall, Mikael Persbrandt, Rebecka Hemse

Votes: 2,851

98. Blue Murder (2001–2004)

60 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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Blue Murder is a Canadian crime television series featuring a Toronto based police squad investigating murders.

Stars: Joel Keller, Mimi Kuzyk, Kathleen Laskey, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 114

99. Raines (2007– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Matt Craven, Nicole Sullivan, Linda Park

Votes: 1,881

100. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A crusty barrister oversees difficult criminal cases while dealing with the demands of his family life.

Stars: John Thaw, Oliver Ford Davies, Nicholas Jones, Cliff Parisi

Votes: 424