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    Sherlock

    Sherlock

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    BBC (Returning 2015)
    This three-part series retells the tale of England's most celebrated detective but in a modern-day setting, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman taking the leads as Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson respectively.moreless
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    Being Human (UK)

    Being Human (UK)

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    Life among the living is tough. Meet Mitchell, a 120-year-old vampire, George, a highly intelligent werewolf, and Annie an agoraphobic ghost who died under mysterious circumstances, whom all live together with just the slight bit of hope that they can fit into the community and smile at the thought of being human. But they soon discover that being human is not as easy as they hoped.moreless
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    Waking the Dead

    Waking the Dead

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    BBC (ended 2011)
    Welcome to Waking the Dead at TV.com. Led by Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve) the Cold Case Squad investigates serious crimes which have gone unsolved. Armed with the latest technological advances and old fashioned hard work, Psychological Profiler Grace Foley (Sue Johnston), Forensic Pathologist Frankie Wharton (Holly Aird), Detective Constable Mel Silver (Claire Goose) and Detective Sergeant Spencer Jordan (Wil Johnson) wake the dead for clues and answers. moreless
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    Luther

    Luther

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    BBC (ended 2013)
    Luther is a psychological crime thriller featuring DCI John Luther, a brilliant detective whose passionate involvement in his work threatens to derail his personal life. Unlike most other dramas, each episode of this crime thriller opens by revealing a killer's identity. The murder is then investigated and the relationship between hunter and victim is explored. Luther was created by writer Neil Cross, and is a BBC Drama Production for BBC One. The show was broadcast on BBC America in the U.S.moreless
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    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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    Alexander McCall Smith's popular detective series comes to the small screen courtesy of HBO and the BBC. Oscar winner AnthonyMinghella shepherds this project with a two-hour pilot shot in Botswana. Leading the cast is R&B singer/songwriter Jill Scott playing the role of Precious Ramotswe, a good-natured, intuitive mid-30's woman who took to heart the inspiring lessons of her deceased father. The series tells of her adventures as she puts up the first and only female detective agency in her native country of Botswana. The detective dramedy has been nominated in the 2009 Television Critics Association Awards for Outstanding New Program of the Year. While the fate of the show still hangs in the balance, HBO has announced that the 1st season DVD is set to be released on September 8, 2009.moreless
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    Hustle

    Hustle

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    BBC (ended 2012)
    From the makers of Spooks and acclaimed writer Tony Jordan comes this slick and stylish drama. An action-packed blend of humour and intrigue, following the fortunes of a gang of expert cons on the loose in London.
    Hustle follows the fortunes of a gang of five expert con artists let loose on the streets of London. They are specialists in the way of the grifter and all are keen to liberate cash from the amoral and undeserving.
    Each episode comprises of a main plot or 'long con' whilst also squeezing in some sub plots known as 'short cons'.
    From faking film sets and expensive paintings to double-crossing the duplicitous head of a bank's security system... THE CON IS ON.
    There is also now a spin off series The Real Hustle which is a way of showing viewers how the cons can be acheived.moreless
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    Jonathan Creek

    Jonathan Creek

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    Welcome to the Jonathan Creek guide at TV.com. While writing a piece about the death of a prominent artist, investigative journalist Madeline Magellan enlisted the help of Jonathan Creek, a man who makes a living inventing tricks for magician Adam Klaus, and who has a brilliantly lateral mind. The pair worked together to solve the case and struck up a friendship as they went on to solve a series of baffling murders. When Maddy became a successful writer, Creek enlisted the support of theatrical agent Carla Borrego as he carried on his freelance investigations. Carla got married to get Jonathan out of her system, but he soon crossed paths with paranormal investigator Joey Ross.moreless
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    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

    The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

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    BBC (ended 2008)
    Welcome to The Inspector Lynley Mysteries guide at TV.com. This BBC series is based on the crime thrillers of Elizabeth George, an American writer who sets most of her crime work in England. The central characters of the show are Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small). The two are from opposite ends of the social spectrum: Lynley is an earl, though he keeps quiet about it, while Havers is almost aggressively working class. While that causes friction and misunderstandings between them, it also means they see things differently and complement one another in their police work.moreless
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    Paradox

    Paradox

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    BBC (ended 2009)
    If you saw the future would you change it? That is the dilemma facing Detective Inspector Rebecca Flint (Tamzin Outhwaite) and astrophysicist Dr. Christian King (Emun Elliott) who have seen the disastrous events awaiting the world, after they receive a mysterious transmission of images from space that show pictures of events lying 18 hours in the future.moreless
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    Murphy's Law

    Murphy's Law

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    BBC (ended 2007)
    Welcom to the Murphy's Law guide at TV.com.

    Detective Sergeant Tommy Murphy is a maverick undercover cop with a dark past. After failing a psychiatric assessment, he is given one last chance and a dangerous undercover assignment. Murphy is a loner with little to lose and deals with everything on his own terms. This time around, however, he has an ally in Detective Inspector Annie Guthrie.moreless
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    The Agatha Christie Hour

    The Agatha Christie Hour

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    BBC (ended 1982)
    Image hosted by Photobucket.com This ten episode program was based on ten short stories written by Agatha Christie but with wide-ranging themes. Some were romances, several had supernatural themes, and a couple were youthful adventures. They were set in the England of the nineteen twenties and thirties, and much care was taken to present them as authentically as possible, with great attention to detail. Their common link was that all came from the talented pen of Agatha Christie, all were entertaining, and each program was carefully crafted and well cast, with many of the best of Britain's actors represented.moreless
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    Wallander

    Wallander

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    Kenneth Branagh plays a Swedish detective called Kurt Wallander in this crime drama for the BBC. The show is an adaptation of Swedish author Henning Mankell's critically acclaimed book series, the Kurt Wallander Mysteries.moreless
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    Messiah

    Messiah

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    BBC (ended 2008)
    Welcome to the Messiah guide at TV.com. This series of intelligent psychological thrillers, inspired by the novel by Boris Starling, sees the uncompromising Detective Chief Inspector Red Metcalfe investigate a series of ritualistic murders on a religious theme: all of the victims are slain in the manner of one of the twelve disciples. In subsequent stories, Metcalfe (replaced by DCI Joseph Walker from 2008) and his team investigate further serial killings carried out on a macabre and epic scale. Messiah is a BBC Northern Ireland and Paramount International Television production.moreless
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    Never Come Back

    Never Come Back

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    Never Come Back from the BBC is a thriller film which follows writer Desmond Thane (Nathaniel Parker) in 1939 Britain during a period known as the "Phony War". Desmond Thane is a writer by day making his living writing a women's magazine. As a playboy by night he is bouncing from one woman's bed to the next each night, until he finds a woman who is able to keep his attention, Anna Raven (Suzanna Hamilton). As this woman captures Desmond's mind and attention he becomes obsessed by the discovery of a diary that Anna has. As he reads the diary and becomes more curious he confronts Anna. When Desmond confronts Anna about the diary he suddenly finds himself delving further and further into a world of lies, murder, torture and possibly treason. Producer Joe Waters and director Ben Bolt have given this BBC miniseries both the look and feel of a feature film.moreless
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    Five Days

    Five Days

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    BBC (ended 2010)
    Welcome to the Five Days guide at TV.com. The first series of this crime thriller tracked five pivotal but non-consecutive days in a mysterious missing person's case involving a beautiful young mother of three. When two of her children went missing, a team of investigators was determined to find out whether she had abandoned her children or if the family had been abducted. A second series in 2010 unfolds over the five most significant days of separate police investigations into an abandoned new-born and a suicide. The characters of DSI Iain Barclay and DS Amy Foster from the first series were resurrected in spin-off mini-series Hunter. Five Days is a BBC drama production in association with HBO. Each series was broadcast on consecutive weekdays on BBC 1. The first series was broadcast on HBO on Tuesdays at 8.00pm from 2 October 2007.moreless
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    Murder in Mind

    Murder in Mind

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    What does it take to drive apparently ordinary human beings to murder? In a BBC season of groundbreaking original movies,Murder in Mind takes viewers on a journey into the psyches of a disparate collection of killers. Exploring the psychology behind the darkest and yet most compelling crime of murder, each of the seven movies explores the ultimate crime through the eyes of the murderer and asks, not whodunit? but whydunit? Cold, calculating and in search of the perfect crime, each killer selects a different method of murder. From euthanasia, contract killing, vigilantes, accidental murder, to the bewildering act of sleepwalking, there is no set formula to the chilling thrillers, only one common theme: death in "suspicious" circumstances. "Murder should be about murderers," insists series creator Anthony Horowitz. "So our first rule was that the killer should take up most screen time. The murderer is the star, not just the plot mechanism." Some murderers appear to escape without retribution, some don't. All however, are driven to kill, they demonstrate a kaleidoscope of human emotions: anger, hatred, bitterness, remorse, guilt, horror; a roller coaster of emotions are on display as each self-contained movie hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion. Each of the seven movies boasts a nail-biting script with breathtaking twists and turns, plus some of the cream of British acting talent.moreless
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    Campion

    Campion

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    BBC (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Campion guide at TV.com.

    In this series of adaptations of Margery Allingham's detective novels, gentleman sleuth Albert Campion investigates foul play in the stately homes of 1930s England, assisted by his manservant Magersfontein Lugg.moreless
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    Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

    Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

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    BBC (ended 1994)
    Welcome to The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries guide at TV.com. This detective drama was based on the novels by Ngaio Marsh, a contemporary of Agatha Christie's. Her detective, Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, was an Old Etonian at Scotland Yard from the 1930s onwards. In the pilot, Simon Williams played Alleyn, but he wasn't available in 1993, so Patrick Malahide took over the role. After the first series the BBC ordered three more episodes, all broadcast as specials during 1994.moreless
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    The Woman in White

    The Woman in White

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    BBC (ended 1982)
    British mini-series