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BBC Crime Drama Recommendations

I just finished watching Happy Valley on Netflix and absolutely LOVED it. I find that I am watching more BBC Crime Drama. Does anybody have any recommendations?
Some other shows I have enjoyed are The Fall (though I am not sure if that was BBC) Luther, Whitechapel...
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Re: BBC Crime Drama Recommendations

You might find something in this thread:

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Re: BBC Crime Drama Recommendations

Some older shows that I enjoyed---


Touching Evil
Wire in the Blood
Touch of Frost
Inspector Morse
Cracker


A somewhat newer show that you may like is Broadchurch.
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Re: BBC Crime Drama Recommendations

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Some older shows that I enjoyed---


Touching Evil
Wire in the Blood
Touch of Frost
Inspector Morse
Cracker


A somewhat newer show that you may like is Broadchurch.
With the exception of Cracker (Granada), every show you listed aired on ITV, not the BBC.
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Re: BBC Crime Drama Recommendations

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With the exception of Cracker (Granada), every show you listed aired on ITV, not the BBC.
I only go by BBC America.
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I thought Foyle's War was excellent.
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Re: BBC Crime Drama Recommendations

I appreciate all the suggestions as well as the link to the other thread. A lot of shows mentioned I have watched, but others are new to me.
Touching Evil...didn't they try to remake that over here with the actor in Burn Notice? His name is escaping me.
Touching Evil, Inspector Morse, and Touch of Frost are now on my list.
Thanks Everyone!
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Re: BBC Crime Drama Recommendations

I don't know if it's on Netflix, but if you're in the mood to laugh, look for Touch of Cloth, a pretty funny spoof of British crime dramas. It's kind of like Airplane in that the jokes are constant, and you have to watch carefully 'cos there are TONS of background jokes, too: the posters in the police station are hilarious, as are the beer taps at the pub. One of my faves is from the latest series: lead detective Jack Cloth (John Hannah) is talking to a bunch of officers at the station, and is using one of those clear glass boards to write stuff on. He tapes a bunch of photos of victims and suspects to it and keeps on talking. The camera then briefly shows the back of the glass board... and all the pictures are of the back of the victim\suspects heads! (Sounds silly. but it's funny when you see it.) It doesn't always work. but when it's funny, it's side-splittingly funny. I also like that the police commissioner (Julian Rhind-Tutt) repeats things that spoof on Jack's name: "If we don't solve this quickly, we'll be in the cheese... the cheese, Cloth". "Jack, they've abducted your brother Terry... Terry, Cloth." There's one scene where he does, like, 6 of those in a row. You think they'd get stale, but somehow they don't.

A couple of serious suggestions not yet mentioned: Line of Duty and The Shadow Line.
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Wallander... the version with Kenneth Branagh. (Haven't seen the original Scandinavian version.) And it's available streaming on Netflix.
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An 8-part series, BROADCHURCH is absolutely superb.

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