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UK TV Shows/ crime.drama
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TV Show: Informer ( 2018 )
Informer is a complex, character-driven thriller about Raza, a young second generation British-Pakistani man from East London who is coerced by Gabe, a Counter-Terrorism Officer into informing for him. Gabe, who has a past he wants to remain secret, is joined by Holly, his new and ambitious partner whose endless curiosity becomes a threat to him. As the central counter-terrorism investigation heats up, the stakes for all three, their families and relationships, get higher and higher.
TV Show: Taken Down ( 2018 )
In this Irish crime drama set in Dublin, Esme, a young Nigerian girl is found dead at a bus stop opening an investigation into her death. This leads Inspector Jen Rooney and her team of detectives to a nearby centre where asylum-seekers are housed and processed. The shaken residents there are reluctant to talk to anyone. Many are terrified of deportation; many are just frightened of the policeWe follow the team of detectives as they discover the world where refugees exist, and we see the unfolding impact their investigation has on fragile lives.
TV Show: Dark Heart ( 2018 )
Whilst devoting his life to his work, Will Wagstaffe, also known as Staffe to his colleagues, battles personal demons. He's haunted by the unresolved murder of his parents, which affects both his private and professional life including his on-off romance with sometimes girlfriend, Sylvie. His closest relationship is with his sister Juliette, and young nephew Harry, who stays with him when Juliette has troubles with her boyfriend.With no parents and no significant partner of his own, Juliette and Harry mean everything to Staffe. Determined and tenacious, Wagstaffe is an exceptionally good police officer, in spite of the fact he's been known for pushing the boundaries of what's considered acceptable policing.
TV Show: Save Me ( 2018 )
Save Me is the story of a most unlikely hero, Nelson Nelly Rowe, and his search for Jody, his missing daughter. A daughter he hasn't seen for thirteen years - more than half her life. Nelly's a charmer, a chancer, a lover, a fighter, a liar. And now an estranged father accused of kidnapping the daughter he's barely ever seen. On his way to finding Jody, Nelly will save lives, find others who have been lost, reunite loved ones, make enemies from friends, risk his life and the lives of others close to him and continually end up back on his feet after finding himself flat on his face. He's a man that faces a stark reality, as hard as it may be to admit, that in losing his daughter he finds himself.
TV Show: Killing Eve ( 2018 )
Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade security services operative whose desk-bound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is an elegant, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
TV Show: Bodyguard ( 2018 )
Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd, a heroic but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch (RaSP) of London's Metropolitan Police Service.When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague, whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?
TV Show: McMafia ( 2018 )
Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime.
TV Show: The Victim ( 2019 )
The Victim is a gripping, contemporary legal thriller told through the eyes of the plaintiff and the accused. Set in Edinburgh, within Scotland's unique legal system, the show offers a constantly surprising and twisting perspective on who is really ‘the victim'.
TV Show: Unforgotten ( 2015 )
Unforgotten focuses on a ‘cold' murder case of 39 years ago, when the bones of a young man are found beneath the footings of a demolished house. An investigation begins that will unravel the lives of four people who have been waiting for this moment for nearly forty years, as they discover that the past can't, and won't, stay buried for ever.
TV Show: Line of Duty ( 2012 )
A drama about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial Police Anti-Corruption Unit.
TV Show: Broadchurch ( 2013 )
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker, star in Broadchurch – a brand new powerful, thought provoking drama series by Kudos Film and Television for ITV.The sadness of losing a child consumes the family, Beth and Mark Latimer their daughter 15-year-old Chloe and Beth's mum Liz as they attempt to cope with their grief, everyday normal life and the abruptness of the unwarranted attention heaped upon them. Devastated by their loss, it's the most stressful and emotional time in their lives as they struggle to relate to their friends, neighbours, the church, the press, and the police.
TV Show: Luther ( 2010 )
A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
TV Show: Vincent ( 2005 )
This exciting, fast-paced new drama series follows ex-cop Vincent Gallagher, head of a team of private investigators who are the last resort for troubled people with nowhere left to turn.
TV Show: This is England ( 2010 )
The first two series of the Channel 4 drama written and directed by Shane Meadows revisiting the characters from his 2007 film This is England. In This is England '86 Thomas Turgoose reprises his role as Shaun, a school-leaver with few prospects in mid-1980s England. Shaun and his friends must attempt to deal with the issues posed by the transition to adulthood in an unstable social climate where 3.4 million people are unemployed and there are strikes, race riots and anti-nuclear protests. The events of This is England '88 take place two years on from the initial spin-off series. Set in and around Christmas, there is a distinct absence of festive spirit as Lol (Vicky McClure) and Woody (Joe Gilgun) struggle to come to terms with events from the past. Shaun, meanwhile, learns first-hand the pain that love can bring.
TV Show: The Fall ( 2013 )
This gripping psychological thriller forensically examines the lives of two hunters; one a serial killer that stalks his victims at random, and the other a high-powered detective superintendent brought in to catch him.
TV Show: Doctor Foster ( 2015 )
A trusted GP sees her charmed life explode when she suspects her husband of an affair. As she uncovers secrets that shock her to the core, how will Dr. Gemma Foster react?
TV Show: Babylon ( 2014 )
Razor-sharp comedy drama that takes a wry look at the people and politics of London's police force. With James Nesbitt and Brit Marling.
TV Show: Happy Valley ( 2014 )
When a kidnap spirals out of control, Yorkshire police sergeant Catherine Cawood comes face to face with the man who destroyed her family.
TV Show: Liar ( 2017 )
Liar tells the story of a night that changes the lives of Laura Newell and Andrew Ellis forever. Laura is a smart and dedicated teacher, not long out of a relationship and unsure about getting back on the dating scene. Andrew is a renowned surgeon whose son is a pupil at Laura's school. An initial attraction leads to a date, but neither fully realises the far-reaching consequences that their meeting will have on each other or their families. Truth and consequences go hand in hand in a tense and gripping thriller that examines both sides of a relationship and both sides of the truth. Are there really two sides to every story?Liar explores the devastating cost of deceit on both the couple and their friends and family, as secrets and lies are laid bare…
TV Show: Marcella ( 2016 )
Set in contemporary London with a British Metropolitan Police Officer at its heart, Marcella is Scandinavian noir on the streets of Britain. Told with Rosenfeldt's unflinchingly clear Nordic style, full of hooks and action, The series will lead the audience through a narrative maze until the final moments of the drama. Marcella will also delve into the psychology of a single female detective working solo on a serial murder case with many potential suspects and victims.Returning to the Met's Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella Backland is a detective in her late 30's who gave up her fast-tracked role to marry and devote her life to starting a family. With the abrupt end to her marriage to the love of her life Jason and isolated from her daughter at boarding school, Marcella returns to work whilst attempting to make sense of what's happened in her life.
TV Show: Taboo ( 2017 )
1814: James Keziah Delaney returns to London from Africa and is encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal.
TV Show: The Split ( 2018 )
The Split is an authentic, layered and witty exploration of modern marriage and the legacy of divorce through the lens of the Defoes - a family of female lawyers at the heart of London's fast-paced and emotionally-charged divorce circuit.Esteemed divorce lawyer Hannah quits the family firm when her mother Ruth, formidable personally and professionally, refuses her promotion. Landing at a rival firm alongside old flame Christie, Hannah navigates scandalous affairs, big-figure settlements and fraught relationship battles - coming head to head with Ruth and impulsive sister Nina in the bitter divorce of Goldie and multi-millionaire husband Davey. Meanwhile, the marriage of younger sister Rose looms on the horizon.When their estranged father returns after 30 years the sisters are forced to confront their past. Facing the reality of her dad's abandonment, and reconnecting with ‘the one who got away' Christie, Hannah begins to question her relationships with the men in her life - including her seemingly contented marriage to the smart and affable Nathan.
TV Show: Spooks ( 2002 )
Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation.A team of agents in the British security intelligence service work to protect the U.K. from terrorists and other threats to national security. A repackaged version of the BBC series "Spooks," "MI-5" follows a counterterrorism unit based in the highly secure suite of offices called The Grid, where Harry Pearce oversees the team and deals with the often dirty politics of the spy game.
TV Show: A Mother's Son ( 2012 )
When a teenage schoolgirl is murdered in a quiet coastal town, a mother finds a pair of stained trainers - and begins to suspect that either her son or stepson may be involved.
TV Show: Vera ( 2011 )
Set around Newcastle and the stunning Northumberland countryside, Vera features complex and intriguing cases, atmospherically-shot landscapes and captivating performances, led by Brenda Blethyn who plays the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope.
TV Show: The Shadow Line ( 2011 )
Series about a murder investigated by both sides of the line, cops and criminals, and the opposing methods they use to solve it.
TV Show: Cracker ( 1993 )
Dr. Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald is an alcoholic, chain-smoking, womanizer who just happens to be an expert psychologist. In spite of marital and family problems, he is often called to assist the police in difficult cases that cannot be easily solved.
TV Show: Prime Suspect ( 1991 )
This tense, uncompromising drama starring the Oscar®-winning actress Helen Mirren and from the distinguished dramatist and novelist Lynda La Plante, has been critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and has won a total of 14 international awards including BAFTAs for 'Drama Serial' and 'TV Actress'.
TV Show: DCI Banks ( 2010 )
Dark and harrowing crime drama, starring Stephen Tompkinson as Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks.
TV Show: Scott and Bailey ( 2011 )
Scott and Bailey is a crime drama series which follows the personal and professional lives of two female detectives working for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
TV Show: Whitechapel ( 2009 )
Set against the contrasting facades of Whitechapel, London, a series of bloody, tragic and impossible crimes are carried out.A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.
TV Show: Baptiste ( 2019 )
Julien Baptiste is trying his best to enjoy retired life with his family in Amsterdam, but when Police Commissioner and former girlfriend Martha Horchner asks him to assist with a missing person's case, Julien can't refuse.
TV Show: The Missing ( 2014 )
Thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community.
TV Show: Come Home ( 2018 )
Set and filmed in Northern Ireland, the drama will focus on a family reeling; from mother Marie who has made the hardest decision of her life, to her bereft husband Greg, and their three children.
TV Show: Hard Sun ( 2018 )
Set in contemporary London, Hard Sun centers on detectives Robert Hicks and Elaine Renko, partners and enemies who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction. Hicks is a family man and a great, committed officer. He's also profoundly corrupt. Renko is a difficult and damaged, but utterly incorruptible officer. Thus, the two cops stand on different ends of the social and moral spectrum and also seriously distrust one other – and for good reason. But they must somehow learn to work together if they're going to survive until the end of the world.
TV Show: Next of Kin ( 2018 )
Next of Kin follows whip-smart GP Mona Shirani who lives in London with political lobbyist husband Guy Harcourt. Family life is shattered when Mona's brother is brutally murdered whilst working for a medical charity abroad. As the death brings buried secrets to light, Mona's family finds itself under suspicion, each drawn deep into a tangle of betrayal and conspiracy as they try to protect their loved ones and careers. Mona finds herself facing the ultimate dilemma: how far would you go to keep your family safe?
TV Show: Kiri ( 2018 )
Kiri is a powerful and compelling four-part drama about a young black girl due to be adopted by a white foster family, who is abducted - and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follows.
TV Show: Collateral ( 2018 )
Drama exploring the spiraling repercussions surrounding the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man. Set over the course of four days, the story centers on Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie, who refuses to accept that the murder is a random act of senseless violence and becomes determined to discover if there is a darker truth. Politician David Mars instantly is embroiled in the drama through his turbulent relationship with his troubled and unpredictable ex, Karen. All the while, Jane Oliver, a compassionate vicar, struggles to conceal her affair with the only witness to the crime.
TV Show: Giri/Haji ( 2019 )
A Tokyo detective travels to London to look for his long lost younger brother, now involved with the Yakuza and wanted for the murder of a Japanese businessman. With the help of a young Japanese-British hustler who helps the detective navigate London, the mystery continues to unravel. His family's honour, and the fragile peace between the warring gangs back in Tokyo, is at stake.
TV Show: The Widow ( 2019 )
The Widow follows Georgia Wells, who has cut herself off from her previous life and is no longer the woman she once was. After seeing her "late" husband on the news, she is pulled back to face the world and will stop at nothing until she gets the truth about her past. This emotionally gut-wrenching thriller will take Georgia into the depths of the African Congo where danger and revelation will greet her at every turn.
TV Show: The Barking Murders
The Barking Murders tells the story of four victims of Stephen Port: Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor and their families and friends who worked tirelessly to find out what happened to them. The series goes beneath the headlines to shed new light on this story by telling it from the point of view of the families of Port's victims, focusing on their fight to uncover the truth about what had happened to their lost sons and brothers in the face of a now widely-criticised police investigation.
TV Show: Hatton Garden ( 2019 )
Hatton Garden is a 4-part true life drama based on the jewellery and cash heist at the heart of London's diamond district executed by an elderly gang of career criminals across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend in April 2015.
TV Show: Innocent ( 2018 )
This four-part drama series tells the compelling story of David Collins who is living a nightmare.Convicted of murdering his wife Tara, David has served seven years in prison. He's lost everything he held dear: his wife, his two children and even the house he owned. He's always protested his innocence and faces the rest of his life behind bars. His situation couldn't be more desperate.Despised by his wife's family and friends, his only support has been his faithful brother Phil who has stood by him, sacrificing his own career and livelihood to mount a tireless campaign to prove his brother's innocence.
TV Show: Butterfly ( 2018 )
Butterfly is a heartfelt and sensitive drama about the complex relationship between separated parents, Vicky and Stephen, and their division in opinion over how to support their youngest child, Max. From a young age, Max has identified as a girl but has tried to suppress these feelings in an attempt to earn Stephen's approval. When Max's feelings become increasingly distressing, Stephen seizes the opportunity to return to live at the family home, hoping to encourage male bonding and prove himself to Vicky. What unfolds is the greatest challenge and test of love and understanding imaginable. The social transitioning of Max to Maxine is initially thwarted because of the clear division of opinion between Vicky and Stephen.
TV Show: Taggart ( 1983 )
In the early eighties, Robert Love, Controller of Drama at Scottish Television, and Glenn Chandler, pathologist turned writer, created a Glaswegian police detective named Jim Taggart. A creation which resulted in a world-wide successful television drama that has lasted for over twenty years. With over eighty episodes currently in the can the series, which follows the exploits of Maryhill CID, continues to win over viewers old and new despite major changes in the cast which caused most in the business to write it off. Since the pilot episode "Killer", the only instalment to not carry the trade mark name, to the most recently aired episode, the show has presented more grizzly murders and plot twists than even the most ardent of fans can remember. Its film noir quality along with the stunning setting of Glasgow, the second city of the empire, that helps it remain a success even after...
TV Show: Rebus ( 2000 )
British detective drama about a troubled Scottish detective, Inspector Rebus. Based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin. The first series starred John Hannah as DI John Rebus; and was co-produced by Hannah's own production company, Clerkenwell Films. After Hannah quit the series, the role of Rebus was re-cast, with Ken Stott appearing as Rebus in three subsequent series, which were produced in-house by STV.
TV Show: Shetland ( 2013 )
A murder mystery set against the stunning Scottish backdrop of the Shetland Isles.
TV Show: The Field of Blood ( 2011 )
Adaptation of Denise Mina's thriller set in 1982. When the story of a murder has huge implications for her family, newspaper copy boy Paddy Meehan battles prejudices to get to the truth. As she inches closer to revealing the truth, her investigations place her in mortal danger.
TV Show: Burnistoun ( 2010 )
Welcome to sunny Burnistoun! Robert Florence and Iain Connell write and perform a sketch show set in a strangely familiar Scottish town. Burnistoun has its own newspaper, its own radio station and even its own ice-cream van. Drop in and find out how to get a tattoo altered, what makes a good front-page headline, and why football songs are not a sexy choice for singers in girl groups.
TV Show: Case Histories ( 2011 )
Detective drama series featuring Jackson Brodie, a private investigator with a traumatic past.
TV Show: Craith ( 2018 )
The series tells the story of detective DI Cadi John who returns to north Wales to care for her ailing father. However, when the body of a young woman is found in a local river, Cadi's world - and the world around her - is changed forever.
TV Show: Hinterland ( 2013 )
DCI Tom Mathias comes to Aberystwyth having abandoned his life in London. He's a brilliant but troubled man. Despite his faults he is an excellent detective, who knows that the key to solving the crime lies not in where you look for truth, but how you look. From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland, Y Gwyll is a series of stories that are original and local, yet timeless and universal.
TV Show: Bang ( 2017 )
Loner Sam has his life transformed when he comes into possession of a gun and starts to break the law. His ambitious policewoman sister Gina is paid to uphold it and makes it her mission to find the owner of the weapon. The family saga plays out against an inquiry into the shooting of a local businessman that raises questions for Sam.
TV Show: Keeping Faith ( 2018 )
Faith Howells, a fun-loving lawyer with a happy marriage and three children, enjoying an extended maternity leave from the law firm she founded with her husband, Evan. Then one day, Evan leaves for work but never arrives. Faith scrambles to handle the clients Evan left behind, all while trying to find out what happened to her husband. As the days go by with no sign of him, Faith becomes the police's prime suspect, and her search for the truth leads her to the criminal underbelly of her quiet Welsh town. When long-buried family secrets come to light, Faith wonders if she ever really knew her husband at all.Scenes for Un Bore Mercher and Keeping Faith were filmed back to back, one in Welsh and one in English, but a few instances of cast and crew members being used differently between each language, as well as Keeping Faith running 10 minutes longer, have led us to split the show into two entries.
TV Show: 35 Awr ( 2019 )
Two whodunnit stories unfolding over a screen time of 35 hours.
TV Show: Jack Taylor ( 2010 )
Self-destructive, pigheaded, and over-fond of the bottle, Jack Taylor is a forty-something ex-cop trying to earn a living as a private detective in his native Galway. Taylor has burned a lot of bridges, but he still has a knack for uncovering ugly truths. Set against the rugged backdrop of western Ireland, this crime noir series depicts a country in transition, caught between the certainties of the past and the anxieties of a post-bubble future. Those same strains play out in the life of Jack Taylor, a man seeking to reinvent himself in a community with a long memory and an uneasy attitude towards change.Based on the bestselling crime fiction by Ken Bruen.
TV Show: Clean Break ( 2015 )
There's nothing like money - or the lack of it to bring out the worst in people. Frank Mallon, a car dealer running out of fiscal rope, catapults himself into serious trouble with the botched tiger kidnapping of local bank manager Desmond Rane's family, the repercussions of which rock his hometown and all the people around him.
TV Show: Quirke ( 2014 )
Quirke is a bold, mesmerising drama full of mystery, secrets and intrigue.A consultant pathologist in the Dublin city morgue in the 1950s, Quirke is a powerful character more at ease among the cold silent slabs than the company of his fellow men. But in truth, his profession provides his greatest pleasure: inquisitive by nature, he is fascinated with unlocking the secret to these cadavers' deaths. After a body vanishes from his mortuary one night Quirke's curiosity is piqued by the lengths his brother is prepared to go to, to cover up the cause of one young woman's death in childbirth.Based on the novels by John Banville.
TV Show: Single-Handed ( 2007 )
When Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll (Owen McDonnell) receives a midnight call to investigate activity on an isolated beach in the West of Ireland, he unwittingly stumbles into the middle of a Dublin run undercover operation.When Daniel O Malley, the son of a local trawlerman, dies in his arms that night, Jack's search for answers meets unexpected resistance from the Dublin detectives as they seek to bring down a bigger national prize.
TV Show: Acceptable Risk ( 2017 )
When her husband, Lee, is murdered, Sarah Manning comes to realize that she knows nothing about his past. Sarah begins to question who Lee actually was and what he did in his work for a powerful global organization. And why did Lee, a salesman, need to carry a gun?
TV Show: CrimeCall ( 2004 )
The series will focus on crime re-constructions (mini dramas), features and CCTV. The Gardai will play an onscreen presence, with some of their own "boys and girls in blue" presenting segments of the programme, and a bank of Gardai who will take calls from the public as the programme airs.
TV Show: Above Suspicion ( 2009 )
Anna Travis has been assigned to her first murder case–a gruesome series of killings that has shocked even the most hardened of detectives. The murders started eight years ago, and now the body count is up to six. The method of killing is identical, and the victims are all drug users and prostitutes. Then a seventh body is found. The modus operandi is the same, but the victim is a young student. The suspect is Alan Daniels, a much-loved actor on the brink of international stardom. His arrest would create media frenzy. But if he is found innocent Anna's hard-fought-for reputation would be destroyed.
TV Show: Bancroft ( 2017 )
Ruthless and courageous, Bancroft is a brilliant copper. She has given her life to the police force. Consequently, she's trusted and adored by her colleagues and promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent looks assured. Bancroft is running an operation to bring down the pernicious and vicious Kamara gang. She adopts dubious methods, but the most violent brother, Athif, rules the local town with an iron fist, so it's hard not to applaud her actions.
TV Show: Blue Murder ( 2003 )
Caroline Quentin (Men Behaving Badly) stars as DCI Janine Lewis in four new stand-alone episodes of the hit police drama Blue Murder. Staring along side her are Ian Kelsey (Casualty), David Schofield (Our Friends in the North) and Nick Murchie.
TV Show: Case Sensitive ( 2011 )
Case Sensitive is a crime drama series starring Olivia Williams and Darren Boyd. The series sees DS Charlie Zailer having to work with DC Simon Waterhouse for the first time after Geraldine Bretherick and her five-year-old daughter Lucy are discovered dead in the bathroom of the family home.
TV Show: Dalziel and Pascoe ( 1996 )
Dalziel and Pascoe was a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill.
TV Show: Falcón ( 2012 )
Falcón is a drama series which sees Inspector Javier Falcon being brought to life from Robert Wilson's iconic books. The series focuses on Javier Falcón, a Chief Inspector in the Seville police whose personal and professional life end up being compromised by dark secrets from the past.
TV Show: The Guilty ( 2013 )
DCI Maggie Brand leads the new investigation. Pregnant when Callum went missing, debilitating morning sickness had forced her to step down from the original investigation. Her son, Sam, was born only a few months after Callum disappeared. Now he's starting school and Maggie has to deal with her own feelings of loss, as she confronts the reality that her little boy is very different to the other children in his class. Driven by her obsession to discover what happened to Callum, Maggie leaves no stone unturned in piecing together the events of that fateful night.
TV Show: Jericho ( 2005 )
Set in London in 1958, Detective Inspector Michael Jericho of Scotland Yard is an accomplished detective enjoying celebrity status. He is assisted by faithful friend and colleague Detective Sergeant Clive Harvey and the young and ambitious Detective Constable John Caldicott. The series reflects the turbulent times of social upheaval of metropolitan Britain in the late 1950s.
TV Show: Life of Crime ( 2013 )
Life of Crime is a three-part police drama about risk-taking policewoman Denise Woods. Life of Crime explores Denise's career over three decades as she progresses through the Metropolitan Police Force and how choices she makes as a rookie officer have long lasting and explosive repercussions on both her professional and personal life.In her twenties Denise starts her career as an idealistic WPC, fighting sexism and ignoring her mother's disappointment at her career choice. She's seconded to work with handsome young plain clothes Detective Sergeant Ray Deans. One September morning she accompanies him to a crime scene in a narrow lane behind a Brixton nightclub where the battered and strangled body of teenager Amy has been discovered.Having had a previous encounter with the teenager, Denise is determined to bring Amy's killer to justice. She works against the clear instruction and advice of her senior officers and follows her own lines of enquiry. As the investigation progresses Denise's fervour for the case leads her to fall foul of her senior officer, DCI Ferguson. But Denise stays single-minded in her pursuit of the killer and at that point makes her fateful decision.Set against the backdrop of iconic moments in British history, the drama unfolds over three decades. We meet her first against the backdrop of the Brixton riots in 1985, and then in 1997 as she rises through the ranks and again in 2013 when she is a senior officer with everything to lose.
TV Show: Maigret ( 2016 )
The formidable character of Jules Maigret first appeared in print in 1931. Georges Simenon, who wrote 75 Maigret novels, is considered one of the greatest writers of the 20th century – selling around a billion books worldwide to date.
TV Show: A Mind to Kill ( 1994 )
Welsh drama series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Noel Bain and his murder investigation team.
TV Show: New Blood ( 2016 )
Two junior investigators come together against a new breed of criminal - the uber-rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments who hide behind legitimate facades.
TV Show: Ripper Street ( 2012 )
The Whitechapel police fight to bring law to the lawless in the wake of Jack the Ripper's reign of terror.
TV Show: Second Sight ( 2000 )
Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner is a nonconformist workaholic cop who solves crimes by putting his faith in only the cold hard facts he can see. When a rare disorder attacks his cornea, causing intermittent blindness and hallucinations, Tanner conceals his problem for the sake of his pride - and his career. As Tanner faces a myriad of obstacles in learning how to adapt to his condition, he begins to learn that there is more to murder than visibly meets the eye. Intuition prevails over simple eyesight as he discovers that success (and his very survival) will depend on the use of his wits and all his senses.
TV Show: Zen ( 2011 )
Drama series centred around Rome detective Aurelio Zen, who finds it tough being the only honest cop in town. Plotting politicians, a stressed-out boss and vengeful gangsters don't make it easy.
TV Show: Top of the Lake ( 2013 )
A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases in Jane Campion's mystery drama.
TV Show: National Treasure ( 2016 )
Jack Thorne's compelling and timely new four part serial drama, National Treasure, examines accusations of sexual misconduct against a fictional public figure and explores their impact on the accused and those most closely associated with him as he is brought to trial.Paul Finchley is one half of a much loved comedy double act – a cherished household name with a career that spans several decades. He's not quite as successful as he once was, but nevertheless he's frequently recognised on the street, affectionately called upon by taxi drivers to repeat his famous catchphrase and is a familiar face in the TV schedules. He's a bona fide national treasure.Then he receives a knock at his door. Faced with an accusation of rape from the 1970s, the life of this adored old man begins to unravel...
TV Show: Stag ( 2016 )
A three-part dark comic thriller which follows a group of obnoxious friends who struggle to cope when they head to the Scottish Highlands for the Stag weekend from hell.
TV Show: Motherland ( 2017 )
Motherland is a series all about navigating the trials and traumas of motherhood, looking at the competitive and unromantic sides of parenting.
TV Show: Mum ( 2016 )
Subtle family sitcom following Cathy as she moves on from the death of her husband. Starting with the funeral in January and ending on New Year's Eve, the story unfolds through the events of a year.
TV Show: Humans ( 2015 )
Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.
TV Show: The Virtues ( 2019 )
The Virtues is a drama series that's equal parts unlikely love story and an exploration of the conflict between sin and virtue. The story revolves around Joseph, a moral yet troubled man who's lost everything. He finds himself compelled to travel to Ireland to confront demons from a childhood spent in the care system, resulting in savage and brutal consequences. He also crosses paths with a fiery, yet guarded woman, Dinah, who's hiding a secret.
TV Show: Unreported World ( 2000 )
Unreported World is a foreign affairs programme produced by Quicksilver Media Productions and broadcast by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. Over the course of its twenty-six series, reporters have travelled to dangerous locations all over the world in an attempt to uncover stories usually ignored by the world media.
TV Show: Chimerica ( 2019 )
Chimerica is a powerful and timely thriller about a photojournalist who tries to salvage his career when he's accused of doctoring one of his award-winning photographs.
TV Show: Life After Lock-Up ( 2019 )
Life After Lock-Up is a documentary series offering unprecedented insight into the issues that underpin re-offending rates in the UK. The series is filmed over a one-year period tracking how ex-offenders deal with life on the outside after being incarcerated and living within the routines that institutional life supports.By following a diverse group of eight ex-offenders, the series draws on themes of mental health, addiction, social mobility, employment and education and with government under pressure to reduce re-offending rates, the series offers a timely look at the pressures ex-offenders face, unearthing the real stories behind the statistics.
TV Show: 24 Hours in Police Custody ( 2014 )
Bedfordshire Police allowed more than 80 cameras to follow their work for this landmark documentary series from the makers of 24 Hours in A&E.
TV Show: NY-LON ( 2004 )
This drama series from Channel 4 follows the trans-Atlantic love affair between New York record store clerk Edie (Rashida Jones) and London banker Michael (Stephen Moyer), two very different personalities drawn together by fabulous chemistry. Watch as they juggle travel, jobs, and family responsibilities, whilst pursuing a deepening love against a stupendous soundtrack that helps tell the story.
TV Show: Bedlam ( 2013 )
The world's oldest psychiatric institution opens its doors in a documentary series challenging the myths, taboos and stigma around mental illness in Britain today.
TV Show: The Ghost Squad ( 2005 )
The Ghost Squad is an unofficial top secret Internal Affairs unit that recruits former police officers who've proved their honesty during their service and sends them undercover to investigate and root out corruption within the police.
TV Show: Traffik ( 1989 )
Award-winning drama series about the international heroin trade - a frank and compelling chronicle of the drug's clandestine journey from the fields of Pakistan to the streets of the UK
TV Show: Bouncers ( 2012 )
Series presenting an explosive portrait of Britain by night, seen through the eyes of the door staff who have to stay sober and clean up the mess of a binge-drinking nation.
TV Show: The Trial: A Murder in the Family ( 2017 )
In a pioneering series that reveals the inner workings of the legal system, a fictional murder case is tried in a real court, by eminent legal professionals and a jury of 12 members of the public.
TV Show: Born to Kill ( 2017 )
Psychological drama about an apparently model teenager with hidden psychological issues.
TV Show: The Promise ( 2011 )
Claire Foy and Christian Cooke star in Peter Kosminsky's four-part drama serial. Eighteen-year-old Erin sets out on an emotional journey when she retraces her grandfather's footsteps.
TV Show: No Offence ( 2015 )
No Offence follows a team of cops in the heart of crime. This team of cops are tough but big-hearted who go above and beyond to bring down criminals. Set on one of the worst parts of town there is a demoralizing list of crimes: drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers. These are just a days work for this team. However when a serial killer emerges it leaves the team and DI Vivienne Deering reeling. Joined by her right-hand women DC Dinah Kowlaska and DS Joy Freers they must crack the case by whatever means possible.
TV Show: Secret State ( 2012 )
Gabriel Byrne stars as Deputy Prime Minister Tom Dawkins, who's thrust to the fore by catastrophic events, and ends up forced to take on the might of the Establishment.
TV Show: Good Cop ( 2012 )
A dutiful Liverpool beat cop discovers what he is truly capable of after his partner is brutally murdered in a targeted attack by a local gang.
TV Show: Little Boy Blue ( 2017 )
Little Boy Blue focuses on the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007. It explores Melanie's and Steve's ordeal, and tells the story of how Rhys's murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.
TV Show: London Kills ( 2019 )
Drama series following the detectives of an elite murder investigation squad in London.
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