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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 Ripper Street: British Detectives of Yesteryear

History wasn't all frilly hats and leisurely carriage rides, it was also murders, thefts, and all sorts of nefarious yellow-toothed ne'er do wells. These shows tell the stories of the detectives who caught the baddies.

Shows Like Victoria: Revisiting the Victorians

Ah, the Victorian age: a time of comically large hoop-skirts, creative facial hair, and legally enforced sexual repression. Unfortunately, we can't go back to such halcyon days, but we can at least revisit them with the following shows.

Best Period Dramas

A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.

Shows like Murdoch Mysteries: Lighthearted Historical Mysteries

Nothing too heavy in these mysteries set in the days when detectives had to solve crimes without the benefit of security cameras, DNA, and standardized time-keeping (seriously, think about all those pocket-watches).

Shows Like Bleak House: Why, You little Dickens!

'England's Stephen King', as he was called in his day, produced some of the finest tales ever set to paper, many of which have made it on to the screen for your viewing pleasure--we've even thrown in Les Mis from Victor Hugo (aka the French Charles Dickens).

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