The 5 Best British Mysteries, From ‘Grantchester’ to ‘Unforgotten,’ to Watch Now on Amazon

Endeavour Silent Witness
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Cold winter nights call for a cup of hot tea…and resourceful sleuths to keep us company.

When we need a fix, here’s what we binge, from a restless vicar in Grantchester to a crusading lawyer in Fearless to cold-case detectives in Unforgotten. Find out which are available now to stream and binge on Amazon Prime Video.



Restless vicar Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) should probably have a title like “reverend sergeant” for all the murders he helps to solve in 1950s Grantchester with veteran cop Geordie Keating (Robson Green).

Seasons 1–4 available now; Season 5 available January 19

Shaun Evans Endeavour Morse
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Gorgeous 1960s sets and a powerful performance from Shaun Evans as erudite police detective Endeavour Morse are just some of the highlights of this Inspector Morse prequel.

Seasons 1–6 available now

Helen McCrory Fearless


The fierce Helen McCrory leads this six-part series as crusading lawyer Emma Banville, whose quest to prove the innocence of a convicted murderer meets with dangerous opposition.

Available now

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Silent Witness

This forensic crime drama has been whipping up intriguing cases since 1996 and is still going strong with current star Emilia Fox, who joined as pathologist Nikki Alexander in 2004. Look out for pre-fame guest stars like Idris Elba.

Seasons 1–21 available now

Sanjeev Bhaskar Nicola Walker Unforgotten Sunny Khan Cassie Stuart
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Cold-case detectives Cassie Stuart and Sunny Khan (Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar) bring the guilty to justice in these engrossing missing-persons mysteries. The plots delve into the lives of the suspects, many of whom remain haunted by what happened.

Seasons 1–3 available now