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The Sweeney: iconic 1970s TV. Life on Mars doesn't just pay homage...

The Sweeney: iconic 1970s TV. Life on Mars doesn't just pay homage...

A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London.

Inspector Morse, unfortunately is watched almost every night by my family as well as other murder mysteries.

Inspector Morse, unfortunately is watched almost every night by my family as well as other murder mysteries.

1980 tv cagney and lacey 80's detective show

The 80 Best TV Shows of the 1980s

DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods.

DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods.

Most people don't remember this show. I used to watch this as summer re-runs in the 80's. It was alright!

Most people don't remember this show. I used to watch this as summer re-runs in the 80's. It was alright!

Joan Hickson, THE best Miss Marple ( & the lady Agatha Christie always wanted to play her)

Joan Hickson, THE best Miss Marple ( & the lady Agatha Christie always wanted to play her)

A spin-off from Inspector Morse, and likewise set in Oxford. Kevin Whately reprises his character Robert "Robbie" Lewis, who had been Morse's Sergeant in the original series. Lewis has now been promoted and is assisted by DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox).

A spin-off from Inspector Morse, and likewise set in Oxford. Kevin Whately reprises his character Robert "Robbie" Lewis, who had been Morse's Sergeant in the original series. Lewis has now been promoted and is assisted by DS James Hathaway (Laurence Fox).

Our favourite TV detective Gillian Anderson talks Jamie Dornan and her BBC show The Fall. redonline.co.uk

Our favourite TV detective Gillian Anderson talks Jamie Dornan and her BBC show The Fall. redonline.co.uk

TV Detective Shows from the 70s #tv #detective what to watch when you first got home from school

TV Detective Shows from the 70s #tv #detective what to watch when you first got home from school

Midsomer Murders - the quintessential "cosy British murder mystery" series complete with cottages, secretive little old ladies and plenty of backstabbing rich people.

Midsomer Murders - the quintessential "cosy British murder mystery" series complete with cottages, secretive little old ladies and plenty of backstabbing rich people.

Intriguing British TV Detectives to Investigate Tonight

Intriguing British TV Detectives to Investigate Tonight

I can't not recommend this... While I love RDJs action-packed version of the detective, he can't beat a real Brit full of sass and the voice of a sexy jaguar... #Sherlock #BBC

I can't not recommend this... While I love RDJs action-packed version of the detective, he can't beat a real Brit full of sass and the voice of a sexy jaguar... #Sherlock #BBC