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Shows like Ripper Street: Dark Historical Detectives

You won't find any missing pearls or butlers who done it, but you' will find the hard-boiled detectives who caught criminals every bit as sick and twisted as their modern 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 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 Endeavour: Period Cop Shows

Set against historical backdrops, these police procedurals look at the early days of law enforcement, and the mutton-chopped cops who had to nab baddies before even the concept of DNA.

Shows Like Houdini and Doyle: Forensics Before Science Was Cool

Check out forensic investigators doing their thing before forensics was cool (or at least reliable). The detectives in question may have thought DNA was some sort of monogram, but they certainly got deductive reasoning.

Shows like Bones: Medical Examiners Crack the Case

Forensic experts use the latest technology (and sometimes supernatural insights) to keep the bad guys from getting away with murder.

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