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The Bill (1984)
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The Bill (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final year on air, The Bill was broadcast once a week, usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in a one-hour format. The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. At the time of the series' conclusion, The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and was among the longest-running of any British television series. The series was produced by Thames Television. The series name originated from "Old Bill", a slang term for the police. This was also Geoff McQueen's original title idea for the series, before he eventually decided on "The Bill". Although highly acclaimed amongst fans and critics alike, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis, and another episode in the same year resulted in litigation, submitted by MP George Galloway for defamation. The series has also faced more general criticism, concerning the levels of violence it portrays, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. During its time on air, The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award and the title of "best drama" at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, the latter being the series' fourth consecutive win. Throughout its twenty-seven-year run, the programme was always broadcast on the main ITV network. In later years, episodes of the show were repeated on ITV3 on their week of broadcast. The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including UKTV Gold, Alibi, Watch and UKTV G2. In March 2010, executives at ITV announced that the network did not intend to recommission The Bill, and that filming on the series would cease on 14 June 2010. The last ever episode of the series was aired on 31 August 2010.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, police station, society, workplace situations, crimes, partners, inspector, police, investigation, heroes, workplace, british police, murder, criminal, british, sergeant, estate, constable, uniform, molotov cocktail, policeman uniform, woman in uniform ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, police, murder and fighting crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Bill: Between the Lines (1992), Vera (2011), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001), Midsomer Murders (1997), Rosemary & Thyme (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Between the Lines (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Between the Lines was a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series. The show centred on the eventful life of ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, police, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, police station, workplace situations, honest law enforcer, corrupt law enforcer, dirty cop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crime investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, murder mystery, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, british police, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, detective inspector, murder investigation, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, partners, workplace, social differences, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe
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Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, who done it, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, multiple suspects, whodunit, village, detective inspector, law enforcement, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, realistic, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: countryside, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, investigation, private detective, murder, partners against crime, murder investigation, amateur detective, gardener, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Luther (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
Style: tense, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, murder, crimes, talented, partners, law enforcement, cruelty, psychopath, tough law enforcer, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, lie, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
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Happy Valley (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: policewoman, kidnapping, crimes, police investigation, investigator, police, law enforcement, ransom, drug lord, crime investigation, revenge, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire
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Law & Order: UK (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Adapted from the hit US series, Law & Order: UK follows a team of police detectives and prosecutors representing the public interest in the criminal justice system.
Style: serious, tense, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, forensics, police detective, police investigation, workplace, crimes, fighting crime, cop witness relations, rivalry, legal, jury, punishment ...
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Place: england, europe, london
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WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: police investigation, policewoman, police station, police detective, workplace, crimes, gender, law enforcement, workplace situations, murder, police sergeant, female friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england
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Holby Blue (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The police force at Holby South is tasked with the toughest job yet. Not only are they fighting the usual crime with drug offenders and gang members, but today they are faced with the threat of terrorism on their own soil. A Spin off from Holby ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police station, crimes, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, who to trust, workplace, drug dealing, workplace romance, workplace intrigue, police officer, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, sergeant, murder investigation, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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No Offence (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Keeping these streets clean is a Herculean task, enough to demoralize even the keenest rookie – but there’s a reason why this hotchpotch of committed cops are on this force, on this side of town. Drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: police station, policewoman, fighting crime, law enforcement, police investigation, workplace situations, workplace, crimes, police, murder investigation, british police, detective inspector ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, workplace, society, crimes, workplace situations, police station, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, law enforcement, murder investigation, british, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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The Body Farm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Dr Eve Lockhart is one of Britain's leading forensic pathologists and runs a state-of-the-art forensic research facility called The Body Farm with her business partner Mike Phillips. Theirs is the only facility in the country using real human ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: forensics, crimes, murder investigation, workplace, workplace situations, police detective, law enforcement, strong female presence, right hand man, police investigation, corpse
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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Code 37 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Female detective Hannah Maes leads a police squad, specialized in sexual offenses. A smaller, but important part of the story is about the private quest of Hannah. She investigates a past robbery at her home and the subsequent brutal rape of her ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder, robbery, police, fighting crime, sex crime, rivalry, sex maniac, graphic violence, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, spain
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Babylon (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: London's police force is in need of a public image revamp. And Chief Constable Richard Miller has found just the woman to do it...American visionary from the world of new media Liz Garvey, sets out to revolutionise the force's PR ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: police, workplace, law enforcement, workplace situations, fighting crime, police station, honest law enforcer, public relations, society, incompetent police, crimes, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, witty, suspenseful
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Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
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Identity (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, identity theft, fighting crime, police detective, track down, law enforcement, hidden identity, police, murder, strong female presence, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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10-8: Officers on Duty (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 10-8: Officers on Duty is an American police drama television series. The series aired on ABC from September 28, 2003 to January 11, 2004. The title is in reference to the ten-code for "officer in service and available for calls."
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: fighting crime, police detective, workplace, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, workplace situations, police station, deputy sheriff, chase, society, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Vienna Crime Squad (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: SOKO Donau is an Austrian television series.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, investigation, fighting crime, workplace, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, workplace situations, police station, partners, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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Murphy's Law (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murphy's Law is a BBC television drama starring James Nesbitt as an undercover police officer, Tommy Murphy.
Style: captivating, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, crimes, fighting crime, police detective, working undercover, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, haunted by the past, lone wolves, police investigation, the underworld, irish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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River (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind - a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, hallucination, haunted by the past, murder investigation, police, able to see the dead, murder mystery, partners, loneliness, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, society, police, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, propaganda, lapd ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Taggart (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who has written many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. The series revolves around a group of detectives initially in the Maryhill CID of ...
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Time: 20th century, 21st century, 80s, 90s, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
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The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, serious
Plot: fighting crime, undercover, partners against crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners, crimes, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
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