Monday, February 15, 2016

The Greatest TV Detectives

Here is a list from the Telegraph. They forgot a lot of my favorites.

My top three choices would be Jim Rockford, Jane Tennison, and Morse. Who are yours?

17 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Miss Marple as played by Joan Hickson only
Frank Pembleton in Homicide
Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect
Lester Freemon in The Wire

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Miss Marple as played by Joan Hickson only
Frank Pembleton in Homicide
Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect
Lester Freemon in The Wire

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I only hit that once!

Also:

Robbie Coltrane in Cracker
Idris Elba in Luther
Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I only hit that once!

Also:

Robbie Coltrane in Cracker
Idris Elba in Luther
Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek

Jerry House said...

Perry Mason, the Jim Hutton Ellery Queen, Carl Kolchak, Columbo. I've also been binge-watching British TV: Jack Taylor, Tony Hill, Rebus, Vera Stanhope, etc. -- love them all!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I liked all of these although never saw Ellery Queen with Jim Hutton.

Richard R. said...

Marple, Morse, Poirot.

R.T. said...

My range is limited: Morse, Barnaby, and Poirot. But, hell, who needs any others when you have those three: two Brits and a Belgian!

Paul D. Brazill said...

Jim Rockford, Fitz, Columbo, Monk, off the top of my head.

Cap'n Bob said...

Rockford, Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Harry O., Poirot, and the other guy.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Who's the other guy?

Bob The Wordless said...

Peter Falk-Columbo

Philip Glenister as Gene Hunt in Life On Mars

Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect

Andre Braugher as Frank Pembleton in Homicide: Life On

The Street- Three Men and Adena is one of the greatest

episodes created for any TV show.

Wendell Pierce as Det. William 'Bunk' Moreland in The

Wire

Deb said...

I love Barnaby (or should I say "Barnabies" as there's been two--Tom and, when the actor plating him wanted to leave the series, John, supposedly Tom's nephew so they wouldn't have to change the last name) on The Midsomer Murders. The original six were adapted from books by Caroline Graham, but the show took on a life of its own and is now in its 18th season.

David Suchet as Poirot, Jian Hickson as Miss Marple, Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. My girls can have Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, but I do Martin Freeman as his Watson.

Deb said...

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Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, I like Jane Tennison very much, too. And Morse. And David Suchet as Poirot, and Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. Whoops, more than three...

George said...

Right now, I'm enjoying Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes. And who could forget Frances McDormand in FARGO.

Cap'n Bob said...

Peter Gunn. I had the theme music dancing in my head but blanked out on the name.

McDormand was great, but she was a cop!