Some critically acclaimed British detective shows are "Sherlock," "Luther" and "Foyle's War." Other good British detective shows are "The Fall," "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries" and "Inspector Lewis."
One of the most acclaimed British detective series is "Sherlock," a modern-day adaptation of Sherlock Holmes which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Good British detective shows also include the gritty crime drama "Luther," starring Idris Elba, and the World War II-based "Foyle's War," starring Michael Kitchen. Other acclaimed British detective series are "The Fall," a police drama starring Gillian Anderson, and "Inspector Lewis," a buddy comedy series starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox.