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Favourite TV detective - top 3

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by foxtail3, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    ITV are running a poll on this and I wondered what the preferences would be.

    John Thaw’s Morse would be up there for me and Kevin Whateley’s Lewis. Not keen on the Aussie ones and the American ones, but if I included BBC, I might put in Kris Marshall in Death in Paradise.

    But then there’s Line of Dury and Martin Compton in particular and Tom Burke’s Cormoran Strike.
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  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I like the young Morse, I used to think Gina Gold was a brilliant copper in the Bill, and Mary Beth Lacey. I'd want any of them on my side.
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  3. Lidnod

    Lidnod Star commenter

    We have only just finished watching Unforgotten, and Nicola Walker is superb as DCI Cassie Stewart. I seem to recall liking Dalziel and Pascoe, too. Endeavour is good, and Shaun Evans is impressive in the title role, while Roger Allam is excellent as DI Thursday. Inspector George Gently turned in some memorable episodes. For light hearted and quirky I commend Dirk Gently based on the novel by Douglas Adams and starring Stephan Mangan as the holistic detective .... Seems I like rather a lot of tv detective series and I haven’t even got on to Sherlock, Miss Marple, Poirot etc!
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  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Midsomer (Dudgeon not Nettles), Frost, Vera,...
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  5. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Definitely Dudgeon.
    Joan Hickson’s Marple
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  6. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    Jack Frost
    Lt Columbo
    Inspector Lynley

    My favourite non-police TV sleuths are:

    Hetty Wainthropp
    Fr Brown

    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

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    ACOYEAR8 Star commenter

    I adore Saga Noren in The Bridge.
  9. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    Nicola Walker - doesn’t everyone love her?
    Including me.

    I like Line of Duty best if I can understand it okay.
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  10. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I am struggling between Nicola Walker in Unforgotten and Cormoran Strike for the third. I love the premise of Unforgotten so that has to take it.
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  11. Lidnod

    Lidnod Star commenter

    Maigret anyone? I am old enough to vaguely remember Rupert Davies in the title role but Roman Atkinson is the latest incarnation.
  12. butties

    butties Lead commenter

    Miss Marple
    Inspector Alleyn (love Patrick Malahide)
  13. Lidnod

    Lidnod Star commenter

    If you didn’t see it, Sherlock Holmes topped the ITV poll.

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