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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 Inspector Morse: Grizzled British Detectives

No fancy forensics, gun fights, or teams of impossibly well-dressed colleagues for these British detectives, who rely on tenacity, empathy, and shoe leather to catch criminals--OK maybe a bit of forensics for Unforgotten, but any

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.

Shows like Inspector Morse: Cracking the Inspector Morse Code

Inspector Morse is arguably the most successful modern British detective franchise, spurring the sequel Inspector Lewis, the prequel Endeavour, and several shows with similar vibes. Set against the backdrop of a historic English village, these noir-free series feature detectives (often grizzled but erudite) pursuing baddies over cobblestoned lanes.

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