Complete list of 2000s British detective shows

Below is a list of British detective series from the 2000s. This includes series that started prior to 2000 and continued into the decade, as well as shows that started in the 2000s and continued into the 2010s and beyond.

Eventually, I hope to reorganize this list more chronologically rather than alphabetically, and to add more details about each show.

  • Above Suspicion
  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot
  • Amnesia
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Badger
  • The Bill
  • The Blind Date
  • Bloodlines
  • Blood Strangers
  • Blue Murder
  • The Brief [click here to read my review of it]
  • Brit Cops [reality]
  • Burnside
  • City Central
  • City of Vice
  • Conviction
  • The Cops
  • Cracker
  • Crime Invasion: Britain’s New Underworld [documentary]
  • Crimes That Shook Britain [documentary]
  • Crimewatch [documentary]
  • Criminal Justice
  • The Cry
  • Dalziel and Pascoe
  • Daylight Robbery
  • Father & Son
  • Feel the Force [sitcom]
  • The Fixer
  • Foyle’s War
  • He Kills Coppers
  • Helen West
  • HolbyBlue
  • Hunter
  • In Defence
  • The Innocence Project
  • Inspector George Gently
  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
  • Inspector Morse
  • Instinct
  • Jericho
  • Jonathan Creek
  • The Knock
  • The Last Detective
  • Law & Order: UK
  • Lawless
  • Lenny Blue
  • Lewis
  • A Likeness in Stone
  • Lock, Stock…
  • McCready and Daughter
  • Merseybeat
  • Messiah
  • Midsomer Murders
  • Missing
  • Moses Jones
  • Murder
  • Murder City
  • Murder in Mind
  • Murder in Suburbia
  • Murder Investigation Team
  • Murder Prevention
  • Murderland
  • Murphy’s Law
  • NCS: Manhunt
  • Never Never
  • New Tricks
  • Outlaws
  • Paradox
  • Prime Suspect
  • Y Pris
  • Real Men
  • Rebus
  • Red Riding
  • Road Wars
  • Rose and Maloney
  • Rosemary & Thyme [click here to read my review of it]
  • The Ruth Rendell Mysteries
  • Second Sight
  • Serious & Organised
  • Silent Witness
  • Sirens
  • Sky Cops [documentary]
  • State of Play
  • The Stretch
  • Taggart
  • The Take
  • This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper [documentary]
  • A Touch of Frost
  • Traffic Cops [documentary]
  • Trial & Retribution
  • The Vice
  • Vincent
  • Waking the Dead
  • The Whistle-Blower
  • The Whistleblowers
  • Whitechapel
  • Without Motive

If you believe that there are any shows that are missing from this list, please let me know in the comments.

[This page was last updated on May 4th 2020.]

2 comments

    1. Thanks for letting me know about that series! I haven’t heard of it before, but looking it up it seems that it originally ran in 1998-1999. I’ll be sure to include it when I compile a list of 90s shows.

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