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A ConfessionA Confession
ITV, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

'A Confession' tells the story of how Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher deliberately breached police procedure and protocol to catch a killer, a decision that ultimately cost him his career and reputation.


The Five (UK)The Five (UK)
Sky 1, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery
Rating: 3/5

When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark's five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean - told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years later, Danny - now a detective - learns some shocking news. Jesse's DNA has been found at a murder scene. He is alive and out there. Somewhere.


Mystery RoadMystery Road
ABC, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Detective Jay Swan is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James, Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community. A six part spin-off from Ivan Sen's feature films Mystery Road and Goldstone.


Cold CaseCold Case
CBS, 2003 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Rating: 4.6/5

Cold Case stars Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush, the lone female detective in the Philadelphia homicide squad who finds her calling when she's assigned to "cold cases" - crimes that have never been solved.


HinterlandHinterland
Other, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

The lead character, DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington), is a brilliant but troubled man on the run from his past. Having abandoned his life in London, he finds himself holed up in a caravan overlooking the sea on the outskirts of town - a place filled with secrets as dark and destructive as his own. Together with hometown girl DI Mared Rhys (Mali Harries), he forms an engaging partnership in a thrilling new drama with pace, poetry and scale.


Pretty Hard CasesPretty Hard Cases
CBC, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Action, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Offering a fun and honest portrayal of two radically different female detectives in their early 40s, this action-packed series follows Guns and Gangs detective Sam and Narcotics detective Kelly, who by day are true action heroes in their own particular way: skilled, tough, determined, and ruthless. But by night, they're both grappling with loneliness, dysfunctional families, screwed-up love lives, and a sense that their professional ambitions may not be totally in line with their personal needs. Their friendship could help to balance each other out, if only they didn't drive one another utterly insane.


PlutoPluto
Netflix, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Anime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

In a distant future where sentient humanoid robots pass for human, someone or something is out to destroy the seven great robots of the world. Europol's top detective Gesicht is assigned to investigate these mysterious robot serial murders - the only catch is that he himself is one of the seven targets.


Monster IncidentsMonster Incidents
Tokyo MX, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Anime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

When a series of animal bodies that rot away after a single night begin appearing in a remote mountain village, Inugami, a detective from Tokyo who specializes in the occult, is called to investigate. While working the case, he befriends a strange boy who works in the field every day instead of going to school. Shunned by his peers and nicknamed "Dorota-bou" after a yokai that lives in the mud, he helps Inugami uncover the truth behind the killings-but supernatural forces are at work, and while Dorota-bou is just a nickname, it might not be the only thing about the boy that isn't human.


The LochThe Loch
ITV, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Written by Fortitude's Stephen Brady and exec produced by Tim Haines (Beowulf), this show centers on a community nourished and sustained by myth, and bordered by untamed nature. There, the search for a serial killer becomes a matter of life and death for local detective Annie Cathro who is trying to cope with her first murder case.Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad, The Missing), Siobhan Finneran (Happy Valley, Downton Abbey) and John Sessions (Florence Foster Jenkins) star alongside Don Gilet, Gray O'Brien and William Ash.


Day BreakDay Break
ABC, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Detective Brett Hopper is having a bad day and he can't put it behind him. He is accused of shooting state attorney Emilio Garza. He has an alibi and realizes that he has been framed so he goes on the run. The next day he wakes up and relives the same day all over again.


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