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Prime Suspect

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 1991

Prime Suspect

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 1991

  • Prime Suspect
  • 8,4/10

7 seasons, 15 episodes

Highly skilled Detective Inspector Jane Tennison battles to prove herself in a male dominated world.

Saving Grace

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2007

Saving Grace

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2007

  • Saving Grace
  • 8,3/10

3 seasons, 46 episodes

Saving Grace is an American television crime drama

True Detective

Drama USA 2014

True Detective

Drama USA 2014

  • True Detective
  • 8,3/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

  • The Wire
  • 8,3/10

5 seasons, 60 episodes

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Saving Grace

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2007

Saving Grace

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2007

  • Saving Grace
  • 8,3/10

3 seasons, 46 episodes

Saving Grace is an American television crime drama

The Shield

Action & Adventure Crime Drama USA 2002

The Shield

Action & Adventure Crime Drama USA 2002

  • The Shield
  • 8,2/10

7 seasons, 88 episodes

The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.

Ashes to Ashes

Action & Adventure Crime Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2008

Ashes to Ashes

Action & Adventure Crime Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy United Kingdom 2008

  • Ashes to Ashes
  • 8,1/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.

In the Heat of the Night

Crime Drama USA 1988

In the Heat of the Night

Crime Drama USA 1988

  • In the Heat of the Night
  • 8,1/10

8 seasons, 151 episodes

In the Heat of the Night is an American television series based on the motion picture and novel of the same name starring Carroll O'Connor as the white police chief William Gillespie, and Howard Rollins as the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs. It was broadcast on NBC from 1988 until 1992, and then on CBS until 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and Carroll O'Connor. TGG Direct released the first season of the series to DVD on August 28, 2012.

Broadchurch

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2013

Broadchurch

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2013

  • Broadchurch
  • 8,1/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Foyle's War

Drama United Kingdom 2002

Foyle's War

Drama United Kingdom 2002

  • Foyle's War
  • 8,1/10

9 seasons, 28 episodes

As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Foyle's War opens in southern England in the year 1940. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.

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The Killing

Crime Drama USA 2011

The Killing

Crime Drama USA 2011

  • The Killing
  • 7,8/10

4 seasons, 44 episodes

The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.

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The Wall

Drama Canada 2019

The Wall

Drama Canada 2019

2 seasons, 17 episodes

Fermont: A remote mining colony in the endless frozen hell that is Canada's far North. The body of a young exotic dancer is found and the Quebec City police sends one of their toughest, most experienced detectives to investigate. Céline sure is always up for a challenge. Being cooped up in the massive structure that is the colony – the inhabitants simply call it “The Wall” – soon presents her with some challenges that exceed her investigative efforts.

Manhunt

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2019

Manhunt

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2019

  • Manhunt
  • 6,1/10

2 seasons, 7 episodes

The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.

Manhunt

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2019

Manhunt

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2019

  • Manhunt
  • 6,1/10

2 seasons, 7 episodes

The true story of London Metropolitan police detective Colin Sutton's manhunt for serial killer Levi Bellfield.

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District 31

Crime Drama Canada 2016

District 31

Crime Drama Canada 2016

  • District 31
  • 3,7/10

6 seasons, 628 episodes

After years of keeping his detectives at the headquarters, the Montreal PD has decided to reassign them to neighbourhood precincts in an effort to get closer to the population. Nadine Legrand and Patrick Bissonnette have to find their footing in their new work place: District 31.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Crime Drama USA 1999

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 6,9/10

23 seasons, 502 episodes

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

Polizeiruf 110

Crime Germany 1971

Polizeiruf 110

Crime Germany 1971

50 seasons, 394 episodes

Polizeiruf 110 is a long-running German language detective television series. The first episode was broadcast 27 June 1971 in the German Democratic Republic, and after the dissolution of Fernsehen der DDR the series was picked up by ARD. It was originally created as a counterpart to the West German series Tatort, and quickly became a public favorite. In contrast with other television crime series, in which killings are practically the primary focus, while Tatort handled homicide cases, the cases handled in the GDR TV's Polizeiruf were more often the more frequent, and less serious, crimes such as domestic violence, extortion, fraud, theft and juvenile delinquency, as well as alcoholism, child abuse and rape. Contrary to Tatort, which concentrated on the primary characters and their private lives, police procedure was the center of attention of Polizeiruf, especially in the earlier episodes. The scriptwriters attached particular importance to representation of the criminal and his state of mind, as well as the context of the crime. Many episodes aimed to teach and enlighten the audience about what does and what doesn't constitute appropriate behaviour and appropriate thought, rather than just to entertain. Polizeiruf was one of the few broadcasts by GDR media in which the real problems and difficulties of the supposedly more advanced socialist society could be displayed and discussed to some extent, albeit in a fictionalized and pedagogicalized environment.

SOKO Stuttgart

Crime Germany 2009

SOKO Stuttgart

Crime Germany 2009

13 seasons, 296 episodes

SOKO Stuttgart is a German television series.

Derrick

Crime Drama Germany 1974

Derrick

Crime Drama Germany 1974

25 seasons, 281 episodes

Derrick was a German TV series produced by Telenova Film und Fernsehproduktion in association with ZDF, ORF and SRG between 1974 and 1998 about Detective Chief Inspector Stephan Derrick and his loyal assistant Inspector Harry Klein, who solve murder cases in Munich and surroundings.

Dragnet

Crime Drama USA 1951

Dragnet

Crime Drama USA 1951

  • Dragnet
  • 6,7/10

8 seasons, 276 episodes

Dragnet is a radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

Dragnet

Crime Drama USA 1951

Dragnet

Crime Drama USA 1951

  • Dragnet
  • 6,7/10

8 seasons, 276 episodes

Dragnet is a radio, television and motion picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

The F.B.I.

Crime Drama USA 1965

The F.B.I.

Crime Drama USA 1965

9 seasons, 241 episodes

The F.B.I. is an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from 1965 to 1974. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa was co-sponsor of Season One only.

No Hiding Place

Crime Drama United Kingdom 1959

No Hiding Place

Crime Drama United Kingdom 1959

10 seasons, 235 episodes

No Hiding Place is a British television series that was produced at Wembley Studios by Associated-Rediffusion for the ITV network between 16 September 1959 and 22 June 1967. It was the sequel to the series Murder Bag and Crime Sheet, all starring Raymond Francis as Detective Superintendent, later Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart.

Murdoch Mysteries

Drama Mystery Canada 2008

Murdoch Mysteries

Drama Mystery Canada 2008

  • Murdoch Mysteries
  • 7,3/10

15 seasons, 222 episodes

A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.