The crime thrillers to watch now Bodyguard has finished

Got a taste for fast-paced, hard-hitting TV? These six shows will keep you occupied

Lily Pearson
Tuesday 23 October 2018 09:30
USA Network
USA Network

If, like the rest of the country, you’ve been glued to Jed Mercurio’s smash BBC show Bodyguard, then it’s likely that the recent finale will have left behind a thriller-shaped void yearning to be filled. Whether you're a fan of dark murder investigations or it's exhilarating political conspiracies that have you wanting more, these brilliant shows are the perfect antidote to the show's departure. Let's just hope it keeps you occupied until the (as yet unconfirmed) second season comes out.


Jon Hall

The inimitable Sarah Lancashire plays Miriam, a well-meaning social worker who gets caught up in the mysterious disappearance of Kiri, a young girl about to be adopted.

Season 1, All4

How To Get Away With Murder

Mitch Haaseth

Shonda Rimes’ Emmy-winning series features an acclaimed performance from Viola Davis as Annalise, a criminal attorney who gets embroiled in a murder case.

Seasons 1-3, Netflix

The Sinner

USA Network

Instead of the classic ‘whodunnit?’, The Sinner is a creepy and puzzling story uncovering what led Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) to commit murder in broad daylight.

Season 1, Netflix


Anthony Platt

Follow Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) over the course of seven seasons as she navigates and foils global terror plots, corruption and international politics.

Seasons 1-6, Netflix; Season 7, Amazon Instant Video

Line of Duty

Des Willie

Get your teeth stuck into four series of another Jed Mercurio hit — an exhilarating drama based around an anti-corruption police unit where no one can be trusted.

Seasons 1-3, Netflix; Season 4, Amazon Instant Video 5

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