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Shows Like Shetland: British Crime Outside London

London may be England's capital, but the underbelly has outposts across the country, from second-cities to the countryside. Thankfully, there's no shortage of quality law enforcement outside the Big Smoke.

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 Top of the Lake: Missing Persons Reports

Realistic shows about missing persons (sorry, no alien abductions here); if we were on the marketing team, we'd advertise the show on the side of milk cartons, but that's just us.

Shows Like Scotty & Bailey: Badass Female Cops

Detectives with two X chromosomes and no sympathy for lawbreakers populate this list of crime dramas, perfect for showing little girls they can be whatever they want to be, including major badasses.

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 Justified: Small Town, Big City Cop

The police officers in these shows move from big cities in search of a quieter life, but quickly learn that small towns can have as many dark secrets as any metropolis.

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