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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:51 pm 
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primesaut wrote:
Endeavour (about Morse's early days in Oxford CID).

ETA: I can't believe I forgot about The Bletchley Circle! It was recently announced that there would be a second season, which I'm extatic about.


Love the Bletchley Circle! I can't wait for the next season.

I'm loving this thread, I enjoy British mysteries so much. I like Broadchurch, Whitechapel, and Agatha Christie. Not British but I also enjoyed Top of the Lake and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.


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 Post subject: Re: British Mysteries
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:39 am 
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I loved Top of the Lake. It's actually an Australian/New Zealand/British co-production. The way the landscape plays such a large part of the whole atmosphere reminds me of The Returned (which I enjoyed but didn't totally love) and Broadchurch.

I really love the later seasons of Miss Marple. I prefer the Marple mysteries than the Poirot ones, yet two of the Poirots are my favourite Agatha Christie adaptations, Five Little Pigs (2003) and Murder on the Orient Express (2010) and I highly recommend them!

Also, for Ben Whishaw fans (I love The Hour too!) the first series of Criminal Justice is fantastic. More of a crime/legal drama than a mystery though. Same with Silk, which I liked (Maxine Peake is great). I also really enjoyed Hunted and Case Sensitive. I also recommend Malice Aforethought and a couple of other historical ones: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher and The Night Watch (which isn't really a mystery, but it's great nonetheless) and Glorious 39 (more of Romola Garai for fans of The Hour). I've been a Stephen Poliakoff fan for ages, and although his recent work isn't a patch on his earlier stuff, it's still worth working your way through his body of work if you like British drama. My favourites are Shooting the Past and Perfect Strangers. I watched Dancing on the Edge recently, which I liked.

Agree about so many of the others people are recommending! I haven't seen The Bridge yet, but if it's half as good as The Killing and Borgen, I'm sure I'll love it!

PS. Am I the only one who totally gets Paddy Considine and Andrew Buchan mixed up?

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