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The Chelsea Detective
Detective Inspector Max Arnold lives on a battered houseboat at the end of Cheyne Walk after separating from his art dealer wife Astrid. The son of a local bookshop owner, Max is a far cry from the affluent elite whose crimes he'll help solve along with D.C. Priya Shamsie.
Harriet "Harry" Wild is a retiring university literature professor who is finding herself at one of life's crossroads. Jolted from a mugging, she reluctantly agrees to recover in the home of her son, Charlie, a senior police detective. Charlie's family does their best to tolerate Harry's inscrutable ways, but Harry speaks her mind. Despite Charlie's strong objections and warnings, Harry starts to interfere in her son's particularly baffling murder case when she notices the murderer has followed a pattern from a well-known play.
When she successfully catches the killer by putting herself at great risk in the process, she finds a new lust for life. Harry and her protégé, Fergus, a troubled teen in whom Harry sees great potential where others see only a thug, quickly find new mysteries to solve. Harry's expertise at her new passion brings her into direct conflict with Charlie, who needs nothing less than his mother causing trouble at work!
A gripping documentary-style series featuring a team of elite murder detectives solving different cases, while a missing wife's investigation runs as a serialized story.
London Kills is a thrilling crime drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat with its intriguing plot and masterful storytelling.
To the casual observer, there's nothing remarkable about Sylvia. An intelligent, confident woman, Sylvia tends to keep quiet about her formidable linguistic abilities, impressive knowledge of weaponry, and skills as a markswoman. Questions about her professional life are met with bland answers about an unspectacular career in the Civil Service. Which is only very slightly true - because until recently, Sylvia was a high-ranking British spy.
Pearl Nolan, a kind-hearted restaurant owner, starts a local detective agency. She becomes involved in her first case after finding her friend's body.
Whitstable Pearl is a TV series that follows Pearl's journey as she gets embroiled in mysteries and tackles her newfound role as a detective.
Queens of Mystery
Queens of Mystery follows Matilda Stone, a perennially single female detective, and her three aunts, who are well-known crime writers that help her solve whodunit style murders as well as set her up on blind dates. The Amelie-esque style contemporary murder mystery series will feature quirky characters, fast-paced dialogue and darkly comic murders.
Dead Still is a period drama set in 1880s Ireland during the Victorian era. It follows a memorial photographer who investigates the murders of his recently deceased subjects.
The six-episode series explores the heyday of 'postmortem photography' and the renowned photographer's quest to uncover the truth behind the deaths of his clients.
Darby & Joan
Retired Australian detective Jack Darby is fleeing his past mistakes, while English widow Joan Kirkhope is attempting to outrun her grief. Their worlds collide on a remote backroad. They couldn't be more different: the directionless, blunt Aussie and the sharp-tongued Englishwoman. But thrown together and drawn into the intriguing mysteries lurking in the isolated, tropical corners of a vast continent, it quickly becomes clear the most fascinating mystery they face is each other. Thus begins an epic love story; a non-stop road movie; a mystery series; an Outback odyssey. Darby and Joan asks: can you find yourself in the middle of nowhere?
Under The Vines
When Sydney socialite Daisy Munroe heads to New Zealand for a vacation at her recently deceased stepfather's winery, which she intends to sell, little does she know that the vineyard has a co-owner: Grumpy UK-born lawyer, Louis Oakley, who also travels to New Zealand to escape a spiraling series of unfortunate events in his life. Despite neither having done a hard days' work in their lives and both despising each other, Daisy and Louis must somehow make the vineyard successful so they can sell up.
Mrs Sidhu Investigates
It will follow Mrs Sidhu, a recently widowed high-end caterer who solves murders and other crimes among the affluent residents of the English county of Berkshire.