Multcolib My Librarian Karen E: Brilliant British telly

Vera DVD - 2011 DVD Drama VERA All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 15 copies

Annotation:Brenda Blethyn is brilliant playing Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope, in this series based on the detective novels of British author Ann Cleeves. Vera is solitary, obsessed, and cantankerous and just happens to be pure genius at her job.

Murder in Suburbia
Murder in Suburbia Series 1 DVD - 2006 DVD Drama MURDER1 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 12 copies

Annotation:The newest additions to the sisterhood of British sleuths are attractive, sharp, and extremely entertaining. Meticulous and stubborn Kate teams up with street-smart Emma as bickering detectives in an upscale suburb.

South Riding
South Riding DVD - 2011 DVD Drama SOUTH All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:When Sarah Burton returns to her hometown as headmistress, she is full of ambition, determined to create a great school and to inspire her girls to take all they can from life. But in the aftermath of the First World War, the country is in depression and ideals are hard won.

Torchwood The Complete First Season DVD - 2008 DVD SciFi TORCHWOO1 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation: Led by Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible. From an underground base built on a rift in time and space, the team responds to any alien threat-- a meteorite crash landing, sightings of extra-terrestrial technology, an unusual autopsy report, the spread of a deadly alien virus.

Inspector Morse
Inspector Morse The Dead of Jericho Collection Set DVD - 2005 DVD Drama INSPECTOR All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A grouchy but cultured police detective and his easy going partner investigate crimes around the British community of Oxford starring the fantastic John Thaw.

Inspector Lewis
Inspector Lewis The Pilot and Complete 1st Series DVD - 2008 DVD Drama INSPECTO1 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway.

Endeavour DVD - 2012 DVD Drama ENDEAVOUR Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1965, the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse is recruited into the hunt for a missing schoolgirl and finds himself in the midst of a murder investigation.

Endeavour Series 1 DVD - 2013 DVD Drama ENDEAVOU1 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 13 on 9 copies

Annotation:The continuing stories of rookie Constable Morse. The young Endeavour Morse is on the case, before his signature red Jaguar, but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Series 1, 2, & 3 DVD - 2005 DVD Drama INSPECTOR All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 6 copies

Annotation:Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers, the most celebrated British detective duo in years, employ cunning, intuition, and street smarts to unravel some of the most heinous and suspenseful crimes. Despite their obvious differences--he is an upper-crust aristocrat, while she is decidedly working class--the sleuths evolve into a potent team, deciphering tantalizing mysteries.

Rebus DVD - 2006 DVD Drama REBUS All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:John Hannah stars as Detective Inspector Rebus in these adaptations of the novels by Ian Rankin. D.I. Rebus confronts the underworld and his own personal demons while scouring the streets of Edinburgh investigating a series of deadly crimes.

Rebus Set 1 DVD - 2006 DVD Drama REBUS1 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:Ken Stott stars in this version of the Ian Rankin series. Compare and contrast this with John Hannah's!

Longford DVD - 2007 DVD Drama LONGFORD Available in some locations

Annotation:Based on a true story of the devout Catholic British Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, and his controversial, colorful, headline-making friendship with one of Britain's most notorious criminals, child murderess Myra Hindley.

Red Riding
Red Riding DVD - 2010 DVD Drama RED Available in some locations

Annotation:These three separate but interrelated films move unflinchingly through a turbulent and tragic decade in the West Riding region of Yorkshire, England. Serial murders, child abductions and rampant police corruption abound--no one escapes undamaged.

Black Books
Black Books The Complete 2nd Series DVD - 2006 DVD Comedy BLACK2 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The foul-tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black is back for a second season. Hilarious!

Skins Volume 1 DVD - 2009 DVD Drama SKINS1 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Follows a group of raucous teenagers who get high, get drunk, get laid and then, get up for school.

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There have been so many absolutely fab British shows through the years and here are some of my favorites so grab your mates and have a jolly good time!