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What are some British TV mysteries?

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“Midsomer Murders,” “Sherlock,” “Lewis,” “Endeavour” and “Grantchester” are some British TV mysteries. A detective mystery drama, “Midsomer Murders” is based on the “Chief Inspector Barnaby” book series by Caroline Graham. The series takes place in the fictional county of Midsomer and revolves around Barnaby solving numerous murder mysteries in it. The first episode of the series aired on March 23, 1999. As of 2015, the show has had 17 seasons and filming of the 18th season is underway.

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A British crime drama series, “Sherlock” is a contemporary adaptation of the detective stories of Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The series has Benedict Cumberbatch playing Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman playing Doctor John Watson. Created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the show has had nine episodes across three seasons. The plot revolves around Sherlock Holmes solving mysteries with the assistance of Dr. John Watson in 21st century London. Una Stubbs, Amanda Abbington, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss and Rupert Graves are some other actors with prominent roles in the series.

A detective mystery drama series, “Lewis” is the spin-off the popular TV series, “Inspector Morse.” The series follows Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway, who set out to solve tough cases. The show stars Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox in lead roles. The show is created by Colin Dexter and is developed by Chris Burt and Stephen Churchett.

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