My favorite UK television series and mini-seriesby sixtine67 | created - 16 Jul 2011 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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1. Life on Mars (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.
Nothing to say about this incredible Serie, nothing more than incredibly kitsch, but so great ... If you like the English series, you should love this serie... Philip Glenister and John Simm are totally amazing and awesome ! I love them for now and ever !
2. Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
DCI Gene Hunt swaps the Ford Cortina for an Audi Quattro and joins the London Metropolitan Police to deal with the 'Southern Nancy' criminal scum.
It is not the following Life on Mars, but we finally discovered why Sam Tyler and Alex Drake are where they are... and Keeley Hawes is totally incredible and so beautifull
3. Jekyll (2007– )
334 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share. What Mr. Hyde doesn't know is that Tom has a family.... See full summary »
James Nesbitt is.... so good
4. State of Play (2003– )
TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.
A concentrate of my favorite British actors
5. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
6. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.
For the atmosphere of rural England, that is hiding a lot of horrors,
7. Demons (2009– )
60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Luke Rutherford is your average teenager - until his dead father's best friend, Rupert Galvin turns up to reveal his secret destiny: he's the great-grandson of Abraham Van Helsing, the ... See full summary »
For Phil, as always.
9. Monroe (2011– )
60 min | Drama
Medical drama series about brilliant neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe.
For James Nesbitt, always weird and scary
11. Merlin (2008–2012)
TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
13. Bonekickers (2008– )
60 min | Adventure, Drama, History
English archaeology professor 'Dolly' Parton's team handles high-profile (notably relic) finds. Often those prove relevant in the present, as such and/or as symbol for a cause. So the team ... See full summary »
14. Primeval (2007–2011)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
When strange anomalies start to appear all over England, Professor Cutter and his team must track down and capture all sorts of dangerous prehistoric creatures from Earth's distant past and near future.
15. Paradox (2009–2010)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
During a period of high activity on the sun a physicist receives images in his lab that show an event that has yet to happen.
It was to short... sadly !
16. Apparitions (2008– )
Action, Drama, Horror
Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »
17. Inspector George Gently (2007– )
89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
For the smile of Martin Shaw and the "innocent look" of Lee Ingleby
18. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.
19. Luther (2010–2018)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
for the completely mad and uncontrollable side of john luther
20. Wire in the Blood (2002– )
69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.
I love Robson Green, whatever he has done
22. Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.
and the two others red riding, of course.
23. The Last Enemy (2008– )
60 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Britain has been transformed into a security state. A mathematical genius's search for the truth about his brother's death catapults him into a conspiracy and a love affair.
Again, for Benedict !
24. Mad Dogs (2011– )
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Spain to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn.
And again for John and Philip...
25. Whitechapel (2009– )
180 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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.
27. Exile (2011)
180 min | Drama, Thriller
A father and son story, with a thriller motor. It explores a mystery from the past with a brutal and shocking revelation.
Again and again for John Simm !
29. Sherlock (2010– )
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
For the quality of the show and, of course, Benedict. He's awsome, as well as Martin, Andrew and Rupert. We have to wait until 2016 to watch season 4...
31. Peaky Blinders (2013– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama
A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
34. Death in Paradise (2011– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.
35. Endeavour (2012– )
TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.