Thursday, May 12, 2016

Introducing Our New Blog: British TV Detectives

On April 22nd, the Classic Film & TV Cafe's staff launched a new blog called British TV Detectives. Over the last few years, our love for British television detective and mystery series has grown exponentially.

We've covered some of the older shows, like Lord Peter Wimsey, here at the Cafe. However, many of these TV series were made after the 1980s and thus can't be categorized as classic television (at least, not yet). Since they don't "fit" at the Cafe, we came up with the idea of a new blog dedicated solely to British television sleuths.

We've reviewed the following seven TV series to jump-start our blog:
Michael Kitchen in the excellent
Foyle's War.
For each show: we describe the premise, provide its broadcast history and availability in the U.S., include any interesting production notes, and offer a critical review (complete with letter grade).

Our goal is to review a new show weekly. We already have a backlog of intriguing series waiting to be reviewed (e.g., Dalgliesh, Midsomer Murders, George Gently, etc.). If you're interested in watching any of these shows, we recommend checking out your local public library or streaming services like Acorn TV.

We invite you to visit our British TV Detectives blog and let us know what you think of it. Hope to see you there!


  1. Sounds like a great idea, Rick! I think this blog will be very successful.

  2. A great idea, and I like the layout too, Rick. You've got a regular reader here! Another suggestion to add to your list : The Gentle Touch.

  3. Excellent.....I hope you add 'Lord Peter Wimsey' to the list.

    1. Definitely! He is our faves. We love the Ian Carmi8chael series and the later one with Edward Petherbridge is very good, too.