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Sherlock, Poirot: Who is the UK's favourite detective?

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The British public's top ten favourite TV detectives have been revealed.

Britain's Favourite Detectives - a celebration of the UK's greatest fictional crime solvers - will air on Saturday, April 19 on Channel 5.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock Series 3

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Sherlock

Hercule Poirot

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Poirot


Benedict Cumbarbatch's dashing Sherlock Holmes, David Suchet's intellectual Hercule Poirot and Life on Mars double-act Sam Tyler (John Simm) and Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) are among the top 'tecs featured.

Digital Spy can reveal who has made the top ten - though you'll have to tune in at 9.25pm on Saturday to find out which order they come in, and which detective has claimed the top spot.

The top ten list is as follows...

  • Jonathan Creek (Jonathan Creek)

  • Miss Marple (Marple)

  • Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)

  • Inspector Morse (Morse)

  • DI Alec Hardy (Broadchurch)

  • DI Frost (A Touch of Frost)

  • Sam Tyler & Gene Hunt (Life on Mars)

  • Hercule Poirot (Poirot)

  • DCI Tom Barnaby (Midsomer Murders)

  • Detective Columbo (Columbo)


Britain's Favourite Detectives will include contributions from Sherlock's Una Stubbs, Jonathan Creek lead Alan Davies, Rosemary and Thyme actress Felicity Kendal and more.

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