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Staff Picks - Kim (Television)

Kim is an Adult Librarian at the Westacres Branch. Her favorite genres are mystery and biography. These are her favorite British TV shows.

Endeavour. Season 1

The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Virgin Queen) stars as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. Four new episodes and the pilot are included

Shetland : Seasons 1 & 2

Eight puzzling murder cases keep good-natured Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez busy, and keep one guessing, in the breathtakingly beautiful Shetland Islands. Among the mysteries Perez is confronted with are a local recluse who looks like the obvious suspect in the murder of a teenage girl until another corpse and a secret hiding place reveal new clues; a journalist's fatal car accident seems suspicious after Perez discovers the driver was researching plans for a controversial new gas pipeline

Rosemary & Thyme. Season 1

Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two middle-aged women, make a fresh start by opening a gardening business. Mysteries grow around these two gardening sleuths as they dig up trouble on the job and use investigative skills to get to the bottom of things

Inspector Lewis. Season 1

After his partner dies, Inspector Robert Lewis returns to Oxford where he learns to deal with his past and his future. Includes the series pilot; Whom the Gods Would Destroy; Old School Ties; and Expiation

Grantchester . Season 1

A clergyman investigates a series of crimes in the small village of Grantchester

Foyle's war. Season 8

The acclaimed detective series returns with three new mysteries set in the uncertain days at the beginning of the Cold War

Luther

A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the very edge of temptation. Includes the complete 6-episode miniseries

Happy valley. Season 1

A female police sergeant pursues a man who she believes is responsible for her daughter's death

Agatha Raisin. Season 1

Based on the beloved character created by M.C. Beaton. Agatha, public relations specialist, moves from London to the small village of Carsley, hoping for a quieter, simpler life. She soon finds her dreams dashed when she becomes a murder suspect after entering a quiche-making competition

Hinterland. Season 1

Detective drama series set in Aberystwyth against the backdrop of mountainous terrain, isolated farms and close-knit villages

Broadchurch Season 1

Two strong yet compassionate detectives are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer

Case histories . Season 1

Follows private investigator Jackson Brodie as he investigates a variety of crimes and problems in Edinburgh, Scotland

Midsomer murders. Set 25

Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby and his new partner, DS Charlie Nelson, investigate various cases in the villages of Midsomer

Inspector Morse. Driven to distraction

Morse's investigations into the apparently motiveless murder of a young woman lead him to question his own driving ability and to consider selling his coveted Mark 2 Jaguar

Scott & Bailey . Season 1

Scott & Bailey is a thrilling investigative drama series exploring the personal and professional lives of two female detectives. Despite their differences, impulsive, funny and single Rachel and reflective, married mother-of-two Janet, have a great partnership. Thrown together in the toughest of murder cases, they have become the best of friends, ready to support each other both in and away from the incident room. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult, whilst coping with their complex personal lives. Scott and Bailey is an honest and powerful crime drama series. As seen on ABC1

Marcella. Season 1

An emotionally damaged ex-police detective goes back on the job after her seemingly happy marriage falls apart to investigate a serial killer
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