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Shows like Luther: Life with London's Bobbies

To paraphrase Samuel Johnson, when someone is tired of London crime shows, they are tired of life. That may be a bit of an overstatement, but these police shows set in the Smoke will have you looking for cheap flights to Heathrow.

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.

Shows like Broadchurch: Best British Crime

The birthplace of Sherlock Holmes has produced some of the greatest crime and detective series in recent years, including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty, Happy Valley, Luther, Broadchurch and of course Sherlock--don't forget to check out related lists including British Women on the Case, Grizzled British Detectives, Cracking the (Inspector) Morse Code, and Agatha Christie and her Admirers.

Shows Like The Killing: Slow Burn Crime Investigations

Unlike shows that solve a crime a week, these investigations unfold over the course of an entire season--this list is for fans of True Detective (season 1), The Night of, and The Bridge.

Shows like 13 Reasons Why: Whydunit Mysteries

These psychological thrillers and mysteries focus on the motives that drove the criminal rather than who committed the crime.

Shows like The X Files: Trust No One TV

These conspiracy thrillers, with their claustophobic shots and paranoid vibe resonate at a time when trust in government and big business is at an all time low

Shows like Bodyguard: British Political Thriller TV

Corruption, cover-up, abuse of power, sex--we suspect life at Downing Street is not, in fact, quite this exciting--but it makes for great television.

Shows like The Night Manager: British Espionage Thrillers

Welcome to the U.K., a nation full of clever spies, political conspiracies, and dangerous enemies--both foreign and domestic--all of whom have great accents. Chock full of MI-5 and MI-6 spies who don't need to hide their identity because everyone is too polite to inquire. Be sure to check out The Night Manager, The Game, and London Spy for excellent recent series.

Shows like Broadchurch: Overcast British Cop Shows

Far from the world of Agatha Christie: in these shows the bobbies are world-weary, the criminals depraved, and the rain incessant.

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