TV's 5 most memorable detectives

TV's 5 most memorable detectives

Sherlock Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the charismatic Sherlock, with Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson for company, in the modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes stories.

Rustin Cohle

Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey was superb as the enigmatic Rustin Cohle alongside his partner Marty, played by Woody Harrelson, in True Detective.

Hercules Poirot

David Suchet brilliantly portrays Agatha Christie’s moustachioed Belgian detective who travels across the world, pitting his wits against first class deceptions.

John Luther

Idris Elba won a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of the brooding and obsessive British cop John Luther in Luther that sees him take on some crooked minds.

Jane Tennison

Helen Mirren was fantastic in Prime Suspect as the chain-smoking, hard-drinking detective who investigates serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility at work.

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