One of the best shows still on air! Set in the 1960s in London's East End (before the gentrification of recent years). The area is poor and filled with misery. One bright spot are the midwives and what they do--bring life into the world.
Another currently running series. Be warned: people either love or loathe Doc Martin (not the show but the character). He's brash, brisk, cold, and always brutally honest. But I find him highly entertaining and many others do too!
Set during and after WWII on the Southern coast of England, Christopher Foyle, is a police investigator who deals with a lot of military intrigue, mostly because of his town's strategic position on the English Channel.
The antidote to the male buddy series. Inspector Lynley joins forces with Barbara Havers, who might have less experience than Lynley but she brings her own breed of cleverness and earnestness to the job.
Miss Marple is always at the wrong place at the wrong time--or more like the right time for her! When you're an amateur sleuth as experienced as she is, you develop a knack for knowing where to be and what to look for.
The above titles have all been drama or crime shows. Now, for some fun! I know many have heard of this phenomenal show, so whether you will be watching it for the first time or re-watching it for the twelfth, ready, set, bake!