Complete list of 1990s British detective series

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Below is a complete list of British detective/mystery/crime series from the 1990s. This includes series that started prior to 1990 and continued into the decade, as well as shows that started in the 1990s and continued into the 2000s and beyond. Titles of series that only lasted for a single year/season have been left unbolded.

Clicking on a title link in the list below will take you to my post about that specific show (if I have created one). Additionally, the list also includes links to places where you can watch/stream the show online.

#-B

  • 99-1 (1994-1995)
  • The Advocates (1991-1992) [stream here]
  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot (1989-2013) [stream here]
  • Anna Lee (1993-1994)
  • Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious Universe (1994-1995) (documentary on unexplained phenomena) [stream here]
  • Backup (1995-1997)
  • Badger (1999-2000)
  • Beck (1996)
  • Bergerac (1981-1991)
  • The Bill (1983-2010) [stream here]
  • Bliss (1995-1997)
  • The Broker’s Man (1997-1998) [stream here]
  • Butterfly Collectors (1999)

C-D

  • Cadfael (1994-1998) [stream here]
  • Campion (1989-1990) [stream here]
  • The Chief (1990-1995)
  • Chiller (1995) (horror/fantasy) [stream here]
  • CI5: The New Professionals (1999)
  • Circles of Deceit (1993-1996) [stream here]
  • City Central (1998-2000)
  • Civvies (1992)
  • Cluedo (1990-1993) (game show)
  • Comics (1993)
  • The Cops (1998-2001)
  • Cracker (1993-1995, 1996, 2006) [stream here]
  • Crime Limited (1992-1994)
  • Crime Story (1992-1995)
  • Crime Traveller (1997)
  • Crimewatch (a.k.a. Crimewatch UK) (1984-2017) (true crime)
  • Crimewatch File (1988-2000) (true crime)
  • Dalziel and Pascoe (1996-2007) [stream here]
  • Dangerous Lady (1995)
  • Daylight Robbery (1999-2000)
  • The Detectives (1993-1997) (comedy series)

E-J

  • El C.I.D. (1990-1992) (comedy-drama)
  • The Famous Five (1995-1997) (children’s programme; adaptation of Enid Blyton novels)
  • Finney (1994)
  • Forgotten (1999)
  • Framed (1992)
  • Frontiers (1996)
  • Ghosts (1995) (supernatural)
  • The Governor (1995-1996)
  • Grushko (1994)
  • Hamish Macbeth (1995-1997) [stream here]
  • Heartbeat (1992-2010) [stream here]
  • Heat of the Sun (1998) [stream here]
  • Helen West (1999-2002)
  • Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1989, 1996-1998) [stream here]
  • In the Red (1998) (black comedy)
  • The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries (1990-1994) [stream here]
  • Inspector Morse (1987-2000) [stream here]
  • It’s a Mystery (1996-2002) (children’s programme)

J-M

  • Jonathan Creek (1997-2016) [stream here]
  • The Jump (1998)
  • Killer Net (1998) [stream here]
  • The Knock (1994-2000)
  • Liverpool 1 (1998-1999) [stream here]
  • The Locksmith (1997)
  • Lovejoy (1986-1994) [stream here]
  • Madson (1996)
  • Maigret (1992-1993) (starring Michael Gambon) [stream here]
  • Maisie Raine (1998-1999)
  • Marlene Marlowe Investigates (1993-1994) (children’s programme)
  • Melissa (1997)
  • Midsomer Murders (1997-present) [stream here]
  • Mortimer’s Law (1998)
  • The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (1998-2000) [stream here]
  • Murder Most Horrid (1991-1999) (dark comedy)

O-S

  • Oliver’s Travels (1995)
  • Painted Lady (1997) [stream here]
  • Pie in the Sky (1994-1997) [stream here]
  • A Pinch of Snuff (1994)
  • Police 5 (1962-1992, 2014)
  • Prime Suspect (1991-2006) [stream here]
  • Rebecca (1997) (based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier) [stream here]
  • Resnick (1992-1993)
  • Resort to Murder (1995)
  • The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (a.k.a. The Inspector Wexford Mysteries) (1987-2000) [stream here]
  • Sam Saturday (1992)
  • Sharman (1995-1996)
  • She’s Out (1995)
  • Sherlock Holmes (a.k.a. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes) (1984-1994) [stream here]
  • Silent Witness (1996-present) [stream here]
  • Space Precinct (1994-1995) [stream here]
  • Specials (1991)
  • Supply & Demand (1997-1998) [stream here]

T-Z

  • Taggart (1985-2010) [stream here]
  • Telltale (1993)
  • Thief Takers (1995-1997)
  • The Thin Blue Line (1995-1996) (sitcom) [stream here]
  • A Touch of Frost (1992-2010) [stream here]
  • Touching Evil (1997-1999) [stream here]
  • Trial & Retribution (1997-2009) [stream here]
  • Trust (1999)
  • Van der Valk (1972-1992) [stream here]
  • The Vice (1999-2003) [stream here]
  • Virtual Murder (1992)
  • Waterfront Beat (1990-1991)
  • Wing and a Prayer (1997-1999)

If you know of a show that is missing from the list above, or if you have any other additions or corrections, please let me know in the comments!

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