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Here at CrimeScene UK we love crime drama, especially Crime Drama and, since the UK has a rich history of crime mystery novels, plays and, more recently, crime drama TV series and films, we are proud to feature these on our website.

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If you do then you are in the right place – we have lots of crime drama related quizzes including our latest FREE Midsomer Murders 2021 quiz plus there’s a new 2021 update to our giant 250 Question Midsomer Murders Quiz Book, download for just £2.99 – expected soon.

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Latest Crime Drama Updates from around the UK

See all the developments in the world of crime drama including new series, new episodes, cast changes and discontinued series right here, all in one place, updated daily.

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Vera’s Brenda Blethyn pays tribute to Aiden Healy star ‘A constant delight’

VERA actress Brenda Blethyn, who plays DCI Vera Stanhope in the popular ITV series, has opened up on the reason she shares a close bond with her co-star on the crime drama. Vera season 11 trailer from ITV Vera fans were left disappointed when filming for series 11 of...

Five Scottish thrillers and crime novels headed for our screens

Authors Helen FitzGerald, Doug Johnstone, Denzil Meyrick, Harriet Tyce and Craig Russell. Pictures: Mark Mainz/Kirsty Anderson/Paul Stuart/Martin Shields WITH two big-name TV series coined by Val McDermid – Traces and Karen Pirie – soon to air, here are five other...

Hope Street: Will there be a series 2 of the BBC crime drama?

Will Hope Street return for more adventures in Port Devine? (Picture: BBC / Long Story TV) Hope Street has kept viewers on the edge of their seats, since arriving on screens this year. Set in the picturesque Northern Irish town of Port Devine, the 10-part show focuses...

ITV Crime drama The Bay Returns for Third Series

The third series of ITV's hit show The Bay returned to the screen in January - with one [...] Click here to view original web page at

When does Top Boy season 4 start on Netflix and what to expect from the explosive crime drama

Ashley Walters in Top Boy A new series of hard-hitting crime drama Top Boy is set to drop next month, it has been revealed. The explosive show - described as one-of-a-kind by fans and stars alike - was axed by Channel 4 in 2013...

Happy Valley announces new cast as filming for season 3 begins

By Lidia Molina-Whyte Published: Wednesday, 19th January 2022 at 11:14 am Filming on Happy Valley season 3 is officially under way six years after the second season premiered, with Sarah Lancashire set to reprise the role of Sergeant Catherine Cawood in the...

Adrian Dunbar’s new crime drama Ridley starts filming in Lancashire.

Adrian Dunbar's new ITV detective drama Ridley has filmed its first scenes of the year in Lancashire, with the Line Of Duty star taking the titular role across four two-hour episodes. The actor is playing retired detective in first role since Line Of Duty finale....

BBC Four Acquires UK Rights To ‘Hidden Assets’

BBC Four has acquired the UK rights to Hidden Assets after striking a deal with international distributor DCD Rights, TVWise has learned. The show’s first season will premiere on Saturday January 15th at 9pm. Hidden Assets follows Emer Berry, a detective in the Irish...

‘Z Cars’ star Brian Blessed recalls 60 years of the TV crime drama

On 2 January 1962, the BBC screened the first edition of a new crime drama entitled Z Cars . But in contrast with the affection in which the series is held today, 60 years ago the chairman of the Police Federation complained: “At a time when we are trying [...] Click...

Martin Freeman in The Responder: What’s it about and when’s it on?

New BBC Two series "The Responder", looks set to be a big deal for the channel. But what’s it about, who else is in it and, most importantly, when’s it going to be on? [...] Click here to view original web page at

Major Limerick based TV crime drama series sold to the BBC

Hidden Assets, filmed in Limerick and Belgium, featured on RTÉ One over six episodes in 2021. A MAJOR crime drama series that was filmed in parts of Limerick has been acquired by the BBC. Hidden Assets aired on RTÉ television for its opening...

45 crime TV shows you shouldn’t miss in 2022

New crime TV shows you shouldn’t miss in 2022: The Tourist The Fall and Fifty Shades of Grey ’s Jamie Dornan teams up with crime-writing supremos Harry and Jack Williams ( The Missing , Baptiste , Rellik ) for this thriller set in Australia. Dornan plays ‘The Man’, a...

Leicester actor Richard Armitage lands role in new Netflix crime drama Stay Close

Former Spooks and The Hobbit actor Richard Armitage is to star in a new eight-part crime drama on Netflix. The Leicester-born star will appear in Stay Close, written by thriller novelist Harlan Coben, who has already worked with Netflix on Safe and [...] Click here to...

Celeb-obsessed killer ‘proud’ that Olivia Colman plays her in Landscapers

After the murder of her parents in cold blood, celebrity-obsessed Susan Edwards spent half their £300,000 fortune snapping up memorabilia and autographs of screen idols. Now, eight years into a 25-year sentence, the librarian-turned double killer is basking in her own...

Midsomer Murders: Why did Joyce Barnaby leave Midsomer Murders?

Midsomer Murders: Preview trailer for series 21 Midsomer Murders is a much-loved detective series on ITV based on the Chief Inspector Barnaby novels by Caroline Graham. The series is set in the fictional village of Midsomer and DCI John Barnaby (played by Neil...

Gangs of London season 2: Sky Atlantic drama picks up 1 year after the explosive events of 1st series

It's back: Season two of Gangs of London has been teased in first look images, giving fans a glimpse of what's to come (pictured Paapa Essiedu as Alexander Dumani) Season two of Gangs of London has been teased in first look images, giving fans a glimpse of what's to...

‘Stay Close’ trailer brings Harlan Coben crime drama to life

"Stay Close," a new series based on the Harlan Coben novel and starring Cush Jumbo, is coming to Netflix. File Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA-EFE Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the new series Stay Close . The streaming service shared a trailer for the...

Trigger Point release date: Cast, trailer and news for Vicky McClure series

Line of Duty star Vicky McClure will next play an ex-military bomb disposal operative (otherwise known as an ‘Expo’) in the “nail-biting” upcoming ITV six-part thriller Trigger Point. Filming is now underway and, early in June, it was officially announced that Hustle...

Tired of the Troubles on TV? New crime drama Hope Street will be right up your street

Marlene Pettigrew (Kerri Quinn) clashes with Leila Hussain (Amara Karan) in Hope Street. Credit: BBC/Long Story TV/Christopher Barr When it was announced new BBC crime drama Hope Street was to be shot here, the immediate assumption was it would be based in Belfast and...

The harrowing real murders behind Sheridan Smith’s new BBC crime drama Four Lives

THE first trailer for the new BBC crime drama Four Lives will see Stephen Merchant portray Grindr serial killer Stephen Port in a harrowing three-part series. Four Lives will depict the utterly chilling true story of the so-called Grindr murders committed by Stephen...

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Many of our finest crime drama shows are adapted from books. Here you can find out more about our best crime drama authors.

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Locations, Locations, Locations

We are often asked where a crime drama series was filmed and we have done our best to compile a useful guide. However, location details are not always published so we rely on our readers to help out whenever they can – see the guide here.