Oooh, I really love a good detective story!
From first reading Enid Blyton’s Five Find-Outers and Dog books as a child, then moving on to the Famous Five, then Jupiter Jones and the Three Investigators, I always loved a good whodunnit. And then as a teenager I started reading all my mum’s Agatha Christie Poirot and Miss Marple novels, and still love watching the many televised versions today.
And I really love watching current police detective dramas on TV too, espcially those made as feature-length episodes – Inspector Morse, and Lewis, and the retrospective Endeavour, all set in Oxford. And thinking of programmes set in the 1960s there’s George Gently set in Durham, and oh, that reminds me of Vera, set in Northumberland. Looking even further North there was Taggart set in Glasgow, and Rebus in Edinburgh.
Thinking about growing up with US TV detectives I regularly watched Kojak, and Ironside, and Cannon, and of course the unmissable Starsky and Hutch. There was Cagney and Lacey, and oh, just one more thing… yep, that’ll be Columbo! Closer to home again I liked Bergerac (from the Bureau des Etrangers in Jersey) and also (with John Nettles as the starring link) not forgetting the never-ending trail of victims and perpetrators in Midsomer Murders… 🙂