27 British Mysteries & Crime Dramas You Can Stream on Amazon Prime Video (US)


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Last Updated on March 26, 2024 by Stefanie Hutson

Many of us use Acorn TV and BritBox to watch British shows, but too many people overlook the shows available to stream on Amazon when you have a Prime Membership. Though they've moved a lot of the shows over to Freevee in recent years, they still have a number of good ones on offer.

A couple quick notes on this list:

  • Amazon doesn't always give you EVERY season of a show. For newer shows, the most recent series or two may be in exclusive contracts with other services.
  • Please note: availability of any of the shows below can change at any time. Amazon frequently rotates the titles that are available with a Prime membership.

27 British Mysteries & Crime Dramas on Prime Video at Amazon

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The ABC Murders

Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders – 2019 – John Malkovich stars as an older, greyer Poirot in this miniseries about a series of threatening letters from a sender who signs off as “A.B.C.” As he tries to solve the case, he reaches out for help from old friends, only to find they've all moved on. 

Dead Lucky – Australian – 2018 – When a dangerous armed robber resurfaces in Sydney, two very different detectives are forced to work together to catch him.

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Endeavour is set between 1965 and 1972

Endeavour – 2012 to present – This Inspector Morse prequel follows along as a young Endeavour works with Sergeant Thursday to develop his investigative skills. Shaun Evans stars as Morse during this 1960s period mystery. (Please note: As we mentioned above, many PBS Masterpiece shows do not offer all seasons with the Prime membership)

The Escape Artist – 2014 – David Tennant stars in this three-episode series about a junior barrister whose specialty is getting clients out of very tough spots. Unfortunately, this means his hands aren't entirely clean when those clients re-offend. Sophie Okonedo (Mayday) stars as his courtroom rival, Maggie Gardner.

The Fall – 2013 to 2016 – Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey) star in this series about a senior investigator who goes head-to-head with a serial killer who’s attacking young professional women in Belfast.

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Grantchester – 2014 to present – In the village of Grantchester, a clever vicar assists a local police detective with his investigations. James Norton (Happy Valley) stars as vicar Sidney Chambers, and Robson Green (Wire in the Blood) plays DI Geordie Keating. Later in the series, Tom Brittany takes over for him in the role of Reverend Will Davenport, a former inner-city chaplain.

Holby Blue – 2007 to 2008 – This Holby City and Casualty spin-off follows the police who work with the doctors and paramedics of the other two shows.

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Informer – 2018 –  Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders) stars in this drama about a counterterrorism officer who convinces a young British Pakistani man to become an informant.

Injustice – 2011 – A defense barrister has to deal with the consequences of defending an indefensible crime. Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders screenwriter Anthony Horowitz created the series, and it features an all-star cast with actors like James Purefoy (Rome), Dervla Kirwan (Ballykissangel), Charlie Creed-Miles (The Fifth Element), and Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries).

Inside Men – 2012 – This miniseries tells the story of three employees who plan and execute a major heist.

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Low Winter Sun

Low Winter SunUnited States – 2013 – Mark Strong stars as DS Frank Agnew, a police officer who kills a fellow officer and believes he’s committed the perfect murder. Though it originally aired as a two-part British miniseries, this is the 10-part American version (for which Mark Strong returned).

M.I. High – 2007 to 2014 – Hidden away in an ordinary school, four kids work for for the British government.

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The Night Manager

The Night Manager – 2016 – Based on John le Carre's novel focuses on an ex-British soldier recruited to join MI-6 and infiltrate a group of arms dealers.

Picnic at Hanging Rock – Australia – 2018 – In the year 1900, three schoolgirls and their governess disappeared. From there, the mystery deepens.

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Prey – 2014 to 2015 – Manchester detective Marcus Farrow (played by John Simm) is on the run, accused of a crime and desperate to prove his innocence. All the while, his former friends and colleagues do their best to hunt him down. This series reunites Philip Glenister and John Simm, who also appeared together in Life on Mars.

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Prime Suspect: Tennison

Prime Suspect: Tennison – 2017 – Set in the 1970s, this series is a prequel to the Helen Mirren classic, Prime Suspect.

ReacherUnited States – 2021 to present – Based on the Jack Reacher novels by British author Lee Child, this series follows the activities of an ex-military policeman as he travels around the US. The series has been renewed for a third season.

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Rose & Maloney

Rose & Maloney – 2002 to 2005 – Sarah Lancashire and Phil Davis star in this series about two investigators at the fictional Criminal Justice Review Agency. Together, they take on claims of miscarriage of justice, deciding whether old cases should be re-opened.

Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady – 1991 – Sherlock Holmes pauses his retirement to help track down a stolen prototype for a bomb detonator. This production features Christopher Lee and Morgan Fairchild.

Sherlock Holmes in Colour! – 1946 – Basil Rathbone stars as Sherlock Holmes in this restored colour production.


Tin Star – 2017 to 2019 – A former British detective moves to the Canadian Rockies and fights crime near a massive new oil refinery.

The Tunnel – 2016 to 2018 – This British-French show focuses on two teams of detectives who work together on cross-channel investigations.

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Sunny and Cassie in a previous season of Unforgotten

Unforgotten – 2015 to present – Cassie and Sunny use modern technology to get to the bottom of very cold cases. This recent crime drama is based in London and stars Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar as Cassie and Sunny.

Whitechapel – 2009 to 2013 – An inspector, a detective sergeant, and a historical homicide expert look at crimes that may have connections to the Whitechapel district – including a possible Jack the Ripper copycat.

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White Dragon

White Dragon – 2019 – John Simm stars in this tense mystery about a man who starts to notice highly suspicious things after his wife is killed in a car accident in Hong Kong.

The Widow – 2019 – Kate Beckinsale stars in this drama about a woman who believes herself to be a widow, only to find that her husband did not actually die in a plane crash. While watching a news story on unrest in the Congo, she sees a man who looks like her husband and sets off to figure out what happened.

Not Enough British Mysteries on Prime Video?

With so many mysteries and crime dramas removed from Amazon Prime in the last few years, and with so little rotation in their offerings, it's understandable you might want to find some more to enjoy elsewhere. To that end, we have suggestions:


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