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1. Line of Duty (2012– )

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

Drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit.

Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 33,411

2. Broadchurch (2013–2017)

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

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 93,070

3. Luther (2010–2019)

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

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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

Votes: 120,531

4. Trial & Retribution (1997– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: David Hayman, Dorian Lough, Victoria Smurfit, Kate Buffery

Votes: 734

5. The Fall (I) (2013–2016)

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

A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serial killer in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Aisling Franciosi

Votes: 82,954

6. Cold Blood (2005–2008)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime

Brian Wicklow is jailed after a killing spree so macabre that he has become one of Britain's most notorious murderers. Vilified by the popular press and despised by fellow inmates, his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, John Hannah, Ace Bhatti, Matthew Kelly

Votes: 166

7. Rev. (2010–2014)

30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of an Anglican vicar, his wife, and a small but odd group of parishioners in London.

Stars: Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman, Steve Evets, Miles Jupp

Votes: 2,013

8. Rellik (2017)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Told in reverse, the show follows DCI Gabriel Markham and his team as they try to hunt down a serial killer.

Stars: Richard Dormer, Jodi Balfour, Kieran Bew, Lærke Winther

Votes: 2,261

9. Catastrophe (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

American man Rob gets Irish woman Sharon pregnant when they hook up for a week while he is on a business trip in London.

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 15,765

10. Bodyguard (2018)

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

A contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service.

Stars: Richard Madden, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin, Ash Tandon

Votes: 93,028

11. Vera (2011– )

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

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 9,146

12. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

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

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: 10,657

13. Marcella (2016– )

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

Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.

Stars: Anna Friel, Ray Panthaki, Jack Doolan, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 23,369

14. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early twentieth century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 162,567

15. Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2020)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on a letter from Celia, his longtime crush, with an apology for missing their first date and her forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire, Nicola Walker

Votes: 5,243

16. Father Brown (2013– )

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

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, John Burton, Jack Deam

Votes: 8,019

17. The End of the F***ing World (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.

Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 144,304

18. The Durrells in Corfu (2016–2019)

TV-PG | 46 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone

Votes: 7,811

19. Sherlock (2010–2017)

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

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: 802,644

20. First Dates (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV, Romance

Initially an experiment in which real dates are filmed, and then viewers get the chance to apply to date the unsuccessful participants the following week. Later this aspect was removed and replaced with a cast of regular restaurant staff.

Stars: Brian Protheroe, Fred Sirieix, CiCi Coleman, Merlin Griffiths

Votes: 873

21. Strike Back (2010–2020)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Daniel MacPherson

Votes: 29,230

22. Pulling (2006–2009)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

Donna has a drunken revelation on her hen night and decides that she has been missing out on the single life. So with just days to go, she calls off her wedding to fiancé Karl and moves in ... See full summary »

Stars: Sharon Horgan, Tanya Franks, Rebekah Staton, Cavan Clerkin

Votes: 1,282

23. Unforgotten (2015– )

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

London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves, Jordan Long

Votes: 12,231

24. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 20,044

25. The Crown (2016– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Biography, Drama, History

Follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

Votes: 145,128

26. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Yorkshire based crime drama centring on the personal and professional life of Police Sergeant Catherine Cawood.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 33,393

27. After Life (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

After Tony's wife dies unexpectedly, his nice-guy persona is altered into an impulsive, devil-may-care attitude; taking his old world by storm.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tony Way, Diane Morgan

Votes: 83,763

28. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 440,599

29. Don't Forget the Driver (2019– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A coach driver and single father navigates the post-Brexit world surrounding his seaside enclave.

Stars: Toby Jones, Claire Rushbrook, Jo Eaton-Kent, Erin Kellyman

Votes: 696

30. Hinterland (2013–2016)

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

A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.

Stars: Richard Harrington, Mali Harries, Alex Harries, Hannah Daniel

Votes: 11,093

31. Retribution (2016)

TV-MA | 231 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A horrific murder rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in isolated rural Scotland.

Stars: Owen Whitelaw, Adrian Edmondson, Kate Bracken, Georgina Campbell

Votes: 6,508

32. Scott & Bailey (2011–2016)

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

Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Tony Mooney, David Prosho

Votes: 6,581

33. The Virtues (2019)

47 min | Drama

Falling into despair after his nine-year-old son leaves for Australia with his ex, Joseph walks away from his present life and boards a boat for Ireland to confront painful memories from his childhood.

Stars: Stephen Graham, Niamh Algar, Helen Behan, Frank Laverty

Votes: 3,500

34. Normal People (2020)

TV-14 | 339 min | Drama, Romance

Follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives.

Stars: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Desmond Eastwood, Aislín McGuckin

Votes: 36,000



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