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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 Rake: Barristers in Robes

Don't let their powdered wigs and flowing gowns fool you, these barristers, solicitors, and judges are every bit as clever and ruthless as their American counterparts.

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 Law and Order: Courtroom Drama

Shows about prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and juries, ranging from fictional procedurals to re-enactments of real life trials.

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 Rectify: Wrongly? Accused Dramas

Shows like Rectify that explore the consequences of being accused of a crime, lingering uncertainty about the accused party's innocence, and their attempts to re-integrate into the community.

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.

Shows like Hand of God: Lawyers Seeking Redemption

Whether driven by inner demons or the past disgrace, these lawyers seek true justice, sometimes by taking the law into their own hands.

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