Obsessed w/ British Detective Shows

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by auntiehill, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Random_Spock

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    Another rec for Frost. Love it as a series.

    A clip from Frost:

     
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  2. auntiehill

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    OK, thanks! I recognize the name but don't think I have ever seen a whole episode. I will put that on my list. :bolian:

    Eta Darn it. I can only see it if I pay Amazon an ADDITIONAL $6.99 a month. Phooey.
     
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  3. cultcross

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    The BBC are running a new one called Collateral at the moment with Carrie Mulligan as the lead. It's fairly decent, so far. I don't know how easy it would be to find in the US just yet though.
     
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  4. Gov Kodos

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    Also, for the offbeat there is Cadfael, Derek Jacobi plays a 12th century Benedictine monk who solves murders and other odd events.
     
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  5. Serial thread killer

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    Same here I've watch Morse and Endeavor but Lewis never grabbed me.
    Have you seen Taggart? and I know it's not British but Miss Fishers murder mystery's are fun too watch.
     
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  6. auntiehill

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    Seen them all! An excellent show.

    Only seen one of Miss Fisher and it didn't grab me. I might give it another look. Don't think I have ever seen Taggart; will have to look it up.
     
  7. Starkers

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    Another vote for Line of Duty and Collateral.

    I'd also add in Silent Witness and Waking the Dead.
     
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  8. DarrenTR1970

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    One that I haven't seen mentioned is Rumpole of the Bailey staring Leo Mckern. I remember watching that on PBS back in the day.
     
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  9. auntiehill

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    I remember bits and pieces of it; it was so long ago.
     
  10. MacLeod

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    There is also the ITV adaptations of the Sherlock Holmes Stories.
     
  11. maneth

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    Great recommendations.
    I heartily second at least the following:
    Poirot
    Miss Marple, some episodes have been made at least twice with different actors
    Prime Suspect 1973 (I need to get a hold of Prime Suspect)
    Endeavour (Morse's first name is Endeavour, so keep the U! ;) )
    Sherlock Holmes (starring Jeremy Brett)
    Midsomer Murders (the switch of the main character threw me for a bit but I learned to like both Inspectors)
    Morse
    Lewis (you might give this another go, it takes a while to really get going. I never liked the first sergeant much, but the later ones were good)
    Jack Taylor (technically not British as it's set in Galway, Ireland)
    Hamish Macbeth (set in Scotland, the main character is a village constable, so not many murders to solve)
    Inspector George Gently

    I remember enjoying Taggart, but it's been such a long time that I don't know if I still would.
    Ditto Bergerac. It's very 80s. Ditto Lovejoy.
     
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  12. auntiehill

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    ^Thanks. I might give Inspector Lewis another go, if I can find some place where I don't have to pay an additional fee.
     
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    Please, please, please if it's possible for you to source the series Public Eye do so (available in the UK through Network DVD). It's pretty obscure but it is TV perfection. Lots of the early 60's episodes have been wiped but all the episodes from the crucial Brighton series onwards are available. It is a work of absolute genius and the central performance by Alfred Burke as Frank Marker will enrich your life. Seriously, I know it sounds like I'm overegging the pudding but I'm really not, it's that good.
     
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  14. Serial thread killer

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    I like how in the detective dramas set in London, Parking is never an issue.:D
     
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    I think it's available on DVD if you're interested in trying to get ahold of the series.
     
  16. MacLeod

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    There is also "Life on Mars" and it's follow up "Ashes to Ashes"
     
  17. The Laughing Vulcan

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    Crime Traveller, Randall and Hopkirk Deceased (both the original and the Vic and Bob remake) if you want your detectives with a sci-fi/fantasy twist.
     
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  18. MacLeod

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    Should be able to finish Crime Traveller in an afternoon or evening given it only lasted a handful of episodes.
     
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    After seeing season 6 of Death in Paradise, I'm kinda done with it. It was always simple fun -- not that great but amusing. Now it's just ...oy.

    Thanks to @Random_Spock for helping me find "Touch of Frost." I'm really enjoying it. This should keep me out of trouble for awhile . :bolian:
     
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  20. Refuge

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    Most of the British ones I watch are really old now. I still like Rosemary and Thyme and although it's a bit dreary Ann Cleeves 'Vera' and 'Shetland' grows on you. I believe a new series of 'Shetland' is in the works.

    A Touch of Frost is as much fun watching him eat English breakfast food as it is the crime!
     
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