British Mystery DVDs

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Series created from classic and contemporary British mysteries, and some written specifically for the small screen.


Hugh Warren, John Foster Fay, Pip Broughton, Alex Pillai, Paul Wroblewski
Description: At the center of the action is top-ranking detective Janine Lewis, a single mother passionately committed to both her children and her work. She struggles to balance the demands of a high-powered, sometimes dangerous job with raising her children
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 31, 2010
Christopher Petit, Norman Stone, Joan Hickson, Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie
Description: Return to post-war England for mystery and a cup of tea. The consummate prim and proper crime-fighting spinster, Miss Jane Marple sets down her knitting needles to unwind the most ingenious crimes. As she travels from city to countryside and even the Bahamas, murders, missing bodies and haunted dreams have a habit of falling across Miss Marple's path
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Rodney Bennett, Ian Carmichael, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
Description: It looks like a tragic accident when Victor Dean falls down the spiral staircase at Pym's Publicity Ltd. His replacement (Wimsey in disguise) sets out to find the truth which leads him to a drug ring operating through someone at the agency
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Derek Jacobi, Ellis Peters
Description: Brother Cadfael finds himself caught in the crossfires of the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud, and when he's called upon to bury 94 rebel soldiers and finds one corpse too many, it sets him on a murder trail. Based on books by Ellis Peters.
Call Number: 823 Bro Ser. 1, no. 1
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Martyn Friend, Alan Plater, Ken Riddington
Description: When an international ring of thieves and killers conspire to destroy a prominent British family, Albert Campion agrees to investigate. Soon he finds himself involved with murder
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Lynda La Plante, Michael Whyte, Amanda Burton, Matthew Marsh, Poppy Miller
Description: "Newly promoteed, Commander Clare Blake vows no cover-ups. At the same time, DCI Hedges conceals evidence of his involvement in the police shooting of an unarmed civilian, Lionel Cripps. Blake looks into the Cripps matter but is soon distracted by the handsome James Lampton. A convicted murderer just out of prison, where Blake put him 12 years ago, Lampton persuades her that he's rehabilitated and charms her into an affair. Then a young nurse is found strangled with her own bra; Lampton's MO. While Blake stews in hot water, Hedges couldn't be happier: if Lampton goes down, so does Blake."--Container
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Gub Neal, Jimmy McGovern, Simon Cellan Jones, Robbie Coltrane, Barbara Flynn
Description: Fitz is an addicted gambler, a heavy drinker, and a brilliant, if deeply flawed criminal psychologist. Follow Fitz as he investigates an accused commuter train killer with amnesia, a couple who share love and murder, and the killing of a young boy that shakes a community to its core
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, Prunella Scales, Francesca Annis, Eric Abraham
Description: The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of the world. So when the inexperienced Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude, and a sharp brain
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Jill Green, Anthony Horowitz, Jeremy Silberston, Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell
Description: When the Austrian-born wife of a local magistrate is found dead with a Swastika painted on a nearby tree, Foyle realizes the seemingly peaceful Sussex town harbors any number of suspects
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Deirdre Keir, Nicholas Renton, Daniel Boyle, Robert Carlyle, M. C Beaton
Description: Police constable Hamish Macbeth keeps the peace in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh in his own unique way
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Sarah Pia Anderson, Patrick Malahide, William Simons, Belinda Lang, John Walker
Description: It's spring 1948 and Inspector Alleyn joins a weekend party at Frantock Hall. The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, tries to liven up the scene with a game of murder but one guest really does end up dead. Alleyn has to solve more than one mystery when he finds that, in addition to the murder, an enormously valuable silver chalice has gone missing
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
John Davies, Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Simon Ward
Description: Scotland Yard's Adam Dalgliesh is called to investigate when a government minister receives threatening letters. The Minister's own household is a challenge. His exquisite wife makes no secret of her adulterous affair with a fashionable surgeon. His only daughter, deeply involved in left-wing politics, has rejected her Conservative father. He is even resented by his own, strong-willed mother, whose favored son was killed in an IRA terrorist ambush. Dalgliesh has barely started on the case when a series of bizarre deaths turn the informal investigation into an urgent assignment
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Richard Laxton, Ruth Baumgarten, Lizzie Mickery, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small
Description: American author Elizabeth George revisited British mystery traditions in creating modern-day Detective Inspector Tommy Lynley, an earl partnered with a female detective assistant from the working classes.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
John Thaw, Kevin Whately, John Brown, Deirdre Keir, Antonia Bird
Description: Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
David Renwick, Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, BBC Entertainment
Description: Magician Jonathan Creek teams up with investigative journalist Maddy Magellan to solve some near impossible cases
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Richard Harris, Leslie Thomas
Description: Detective Constable 'Dangerous' Davies is the odd man out in his small London police station. He cracks the tough cases anyway, with old-fashioned investigative work rather than violent confrontation
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Matt Graham, Bharat Nalluri, Claire Parker, John Simm, Philip Glenister
Description: After a car accident, modern-day police detective Sam Tyler wakes up to find he has been transported to 1973. Is he crazy, in a coma, or back in time? He must solve crimes using low-tech, highly aggressive 1970s methods, butt heads with his boss, and find time for a possible romance with policewoman Annie
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury
Description: Lovejoy, an antiques dealer and part-time detective, scours the murky salesrooms, auction halls and stately homes of Britain, always on the lookout for a find. And if the antiques business isn't exciting enough, Lovejoy has a particular weakness for a good sob story or a pretty face, either of which is enough to send him off in pursuit of villains and to help victims recover their property. Whether it's a priceless old master or a pretty young lady, his love of beauty is sure to land him in trouble wherever he goes
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
John Nettles, Jeremy Silberston, Caroline Graham
Description: A successful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, returns to Badger's Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories. Soon after, a local property developer becomes the first in a string of baffling murders. Barnaby and Troy investigate the murders, looking for a common thread
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Deborah Jones, Diana Rigg, Neil Dudgeon, Peter Davison, Simon Booker
Description: Mrs. Bradley solves the most complicated crimes with a sly combination of charm, intelligence, and wit
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield
Description: The newest additions to the sisterhood of British sleuths are attractive, sharp, and extremely entertaining. Meticulous and stubborn Detective Inspector Kate "Ash" Ashurst teams up with street-smart Detective Sergeant Emma "Scribbs" Scribbins as bickering detectives in an upscale suburb
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Christopher Menaul, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe
Description: When a young woman is found brutally murdered, and the DCI in charge is unable to take up the case, the role is passed on to Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison, the first female DCI to handle such a responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistence from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Brian Farnham, Tom Clegg, Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris
Description: Contains two episodes from the first series of Rosemary & Thyme, cozy mysteries about two female landscape gardeners who attract crime like bees to flowers.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Neil Zeiger, Trevor Preston, Colin Firth, Robert Urquhart, George Costigan
Description: As a boy, Stephen Whalby took to his beloved moor to escape trouble at home. Trouble follows him there as an adult, however, when women's bodies begin turning up among the rocks, heather, and bogs. Stephen finds no refuge when D.I. Manciple--a rude outsider, unwelcome in the village of Vangmoor--targets him as the prime suspect
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Blythe Duff, John Michie, Colin McCredie, Alex Norton, Graeme Gordon
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Don Leaver, Richard Harris, David Jason, R. D. Wingfield
Description: An old-fashioned, gritty detective show based in England. This brash policeman follows his moral compass, shows compassion for the common man and always solves the case. Starring David Jason, who is regarded as the most popular actor on British TV
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Deborah Jones, Joy Spink, Martin Hutchings, Edward Bennett, Robert Knights
Description: The cold case unit, led by quick-tempered cop DS Boyd, has assembled to re-examine unsolved crimes with cutting-edge detection techniques. Pressure is on for this mix of forensics, psychology, and detective investigators to yield results
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Phil Leach, Robson Green, Hermione Norris, Val McDermid
Description: Clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Hill has an extraordinary understanding of the criminal mind. Working alongside Detective Inspector Carol Jordan, he helps the police profile and track down vicious killers in northern England
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 30, 2010
Hugh Warren, John Foster Fay, Pip Broughton, Alex Pillai, Paul Wroblewski
Drama
David Renwick, Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, BBC Entertainment
Drama
Christopher Petit, Norman Stone, Joan Hickson, Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie
Drama
Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Richard Harris, Leslie Thomas
Drama
Rodney Bennett, Ian Carmichael, Dorothy L. (Dorothy Leigh) Sayers
Drama
Matt Graham, Bharat Nalluri, Claire Parker, John Simm, Philip Glenister
Drama
Derek Jacobi, Ellis Peters
823 Bro Ser. 1, no. 1
Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury
Drama
Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Martyn Friend, Alan Plater, Ken Riddington
Drama
John Nettles, Jeremy Silberston, Caroline Graham
Drama
Lynda La Plante, Michael Whyte, Amanda Burton, Matthew Marsh, Poppy Miller
Drama
Deborah Jones, Diana Rigg, Neil Dudgeon, Peter Davison, Simon Booker
Drama
Gub Neal, Jimmy McGovern, Simon Cellan Jones, Robbie Coltrane, Barbara Flynn
Drama
Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield
Drama
Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, Prunella Scales, Francesca Annis, Eric Abraham
Drama
Christopher Menaul, Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, John Benfield, John Bowe
Drama
Jill Green, Anthony Horowitz, Jeremy Silberston, Michael Kitchen, Anthony Howell
Drama
Brian Farnham, Tom Clegg, Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris
Drama
Deirdre Keir, Nicholas Renton, Daniel Boyle, Robert Carlyle, M. C Beaton
Drama
Neil Zeiger, Trevor Preston, Colin Firth, Robert Urquhart, George Costigan
Drama
Sarah Pia Anderson, Patrick Malahide, William Simons, Belinda Lang, John Walker
Drama
Blythe Duff, John Michie, Colin McCredie, Alex Norton, Graeme Gordon
Drama
John Davies, Roy Marsden, Wendy Hiller, Simon Ward
Drama
Don Leaver, Richard Harris, David Jason, R. D. Wingfield
Drama
Richard Laxton, Ruth Baumgarten, Lizzie Mickery, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small
Drama
Deborah Jones, Joy Spink, Martin Hutchings, Edward Bennett, Robert Knights
Drama
John Thaw, Kevin Whately, John Brown, Deirdre Keir, Antonia Bird
Drama
Phil Leach, Robson Green, Hermione Norris, Val McDermid
Drama