What are some TV shows based on detectives?


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Some television shows based on detectives are "Diagnosis Murder," "Murder She Wrote," "Midsomer Murders" and "Luther." Furthermore, there are also the shows "Inspector Morse" and "Sherlock."

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"Diagnosis Murder" starred Dick Van Dyke. It is about a doctor with a lot of time on his hands who spends the day detecting foul play in the diagnosis of his patients. "Murder She Wrote" follows an amateur detective who has an incredible capacity for solving crimes. Played by the classic actress Angela Lansbury, Jessica Fletcher is usually in the right place at the right time, regarding the murders' details. Lansbury did such a great job portraying the TV detective that the C.I.A. asked her for help on numerous occasions in real life.

"Midsomer Murders" follows the life of John Barnaby, played by Neil Dudgeon. Previously, the show's focus was on deputy chief inspector Tom Barnaby, portrayed by John Nettles. The character John, who has taken the place of his younger cousin Tom, performs investigations on the murders taking place in the English county of Midsomer. "Luther" is a contemporary crime drama known for a lack of sympathy in its storylines. The show airs on BBC and features dark detective work from actor Idris Elba.

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