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Shows Like Poirot: Agatha Christie and Her Admirers

A round-up of mysteries, written by Agatha Christie or inspired by the grande dame of crime mysteries. These series often feature citizen sleuths who solve crimes in their spare time. Lighthearted and breezy, they are perfect for watching in front of a roaring fire, preferably with a warm pot of tea close to hand. Note that a few of the more recent interpretations are darker fare, and may not appeal to Poirot fans. If you're looking for darker adaptations of the Queen of Mystery's classics, see our list "Modern Takes on Agatha Christie," and if you like the lighter fare, try "Cozy British Detective Shows."

Shows like The Fall: British Women on the Case

The Fall's Stella Gibson is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great women detectives on British television. This list rounds up shows with strong female leads who bring the baddies to justice.

Throwback British Crime TV

A round up of pre-2000 British crime and police series, including classics like The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Poirot, Edge of Darkness, and Cracker.

Shows like Death in Holy Orders: PD James' TV Gems

Phyllis Dorothy James rose to prominence for her Adam Daeglish series, but this collection contains so much more than a single sleuth. The deepest mystery here is why ITV and the BBC are not making more modern versions of Baroness James' outstanding novels.

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