Midsomer Murders and 10 best TV crime dramas on BritBox

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8. Vera

There is absolutely no way that we could overlook the female detective Vera. The series stars Brenda Blethyn as the titular character, and it is based on the novels by Ann Cleeves. Fans of the novels have enjoyed the series adaptation, and there’s no doubt that there’s more to come.

Vera gets to work on solving the local murders. That’s nothing new, right? Not in the TV crime drama niche. So what does make this exciting and unique?

Well, it is a female in charge, which isn’t common in this genre. She also has her own demons to face while she takes on the various mysteries that only she has been able to solve. Think of it as a cross between Midsomer Murders and Murder She Wrote.

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7. Waking the Dead

All 10 seasons of Waking the Dead are on BritBox. When you get a subscription, make this one of the first TV crime dramas you binge-watch in full. Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the one that leads these cases.

There’s a slightly unique angle to the stories, especially considering the series was developed between 2000 and 2011. Instead of using modern techniques in the past, which is something Murdoch Mysteries on Acorn TV likes to do, Boyd uses new techniques on old crimes. The aim is to solve all the cold cases in the area. It’s time to get justice for those victims who have gone forgotten.