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The Very Best British Crime Dramas, Ranked

Updated September 9, 2021 21.2k votes 3.2k voters 127.1k views55 items

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British crime dramas are beloved around the world, thanks in part to the detectives who make sure the bad guys receive justice. The top British crime shows take viewers through the process of figuring out who done it. This is a list of the best British crime drama shows, including everything from Midsomer Murders to Death in Paradise to Wallander.

What series will you find on this list of the greatest British crime dramas? In LutherIdris Elba stars as a brilliant, but troubled detective with a bit of a temper. Waking the Dead is another good British crime series. Gillian Anderson hunts an elusive serial killer, played by Jamie Dornan, in the BBC Two series The Fall. Other great English crime shows featured on this list include Vera, Miss Marple, and Rosemary & Thyme. Some series are even some of the best new crime dramas.

Which of these popular British crime dramas is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list.

 

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