My Essential Classic TV Police or Mystery Shows on DVD

A Listmania! list by E. Hornaday (Lawrenceville, NJ United States)
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The list author says: "Police dramas and mysteries have been a TV staple since the earliest days of the medium. Having been born in the late 1950s, I have an abiding love for Classic TV. So, here's my list of favorite Classic TV Mystery or Police Shows on DVD, i.e. crime and punishment, that have so far been released!! (I have stretched the category some to include a few essential classics.)"
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Boxed Set Collection)
1.  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Boxed Set Collection) DVD ~ Jeremy Brett
The list author says:
  "THE classic portrayal!"
$39.56   Used & New from: $22.77
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset (2006 Collector's Edition)
2.  The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset (2006 Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Diana Rigg
The list author says:
  "A series so unique and outstanding it's impossible to categorize, so it's going on the list! Mystery, sci-fi and espionage."
Used & New from: $249.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Ironside: Season 1
3.  Ironside: Season 1 DVD ~ Raymond Burr
The list author says:
  "THE best of the best!"
$42.96   Used & New from: $33.72
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Classic Collection
4.  Agatha Christie's Poirot - The Classic Collection DVD ~ David Suchet
The list author says:
  "Pure pleasure for the little gray cells."
Used & New from: $289.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

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Mannix: Season 1
5.  Mannix: Season 1 DVD ~ Mike Connors
The list author says:
  "The best private detective series EVER produced!"
$29.01   Used & New from: $21.47
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Murder, She Wrote - The Complete First Season
6.  Murder, She Wrote - The Complete First Season DVD ~ Angela Lansbury
The list author says:
  "Great mysteries and Angela Lansbury, too!"
$13.70   Used & New from: $6.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Mod Squad - Season 1, Volume 1
7.  The Mod Squad - Season 1, Volume 1 DVD ~ Peggy Lipton
The list author says:
  "At last on DVD! Join Pete, Linc, Julie and Capt. Greer in this Classic TV Detective series that became a cultural icon ironically by being truly counter-culture."
$18.49   Used & New from: $12.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Marple: The Classic Mysteries Collection (Caribbean Mystery / 4:50 from Paddington / Moving Finger / Nemesis / At Bertram's Hotel / Murder at Vicarage / Sleeping Murder / They Do It with Mirrors / Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side)
8.  Marple: The Classic Mysteries Collection (Caribbean Mystery / 4:50 from Paddington / Moving Finger / Nemesis / At Bertram's Hotel / Murder at Vicarage / Sleeping Murder / They Do It with Mirrors / Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side) DVD ~ Joan Hickson
The list author says:
  "Spinster Slueth's best adaptation."
Used & New from: $141.21
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Columbo - The Complete First Season
9.  Columbo - The Complete First Season DVD ~ Peter Falk
The list author says:
  "The rumpled detective."
Used & New from: $24.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (851 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Complete Prisoner Megaset
10.  The Complete Prisoner Megaset DVD ~ Patrick McGoohan
The list author says:
  "Where is the Village, and what do they really want? Totally unique. A category stretch, but again, too good not to include."
Used & New from: $114.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (365 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

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Cagney & Lacey: Season 1
11.  Cagney & Lacey: Season 1 DVD ~ Tyne Daly
The list author says:
  "Groundbreaking!"
$7.49   Used & New from: $2.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Perry Mason: Season 1, Vol. 2
12.  Perry Mason: Season 1, Vol. 2 DVD ~ Raymond Burr
The list author says:
  "Best courtroom drama but also detective classic!"
$14.00   Used & New from: $10.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

Mission: Impossible - The Complete First TV Season
13.  Mission: Impossible - The Complete First TV Season DVD ~ Martin Landau
The list author says:
  "Espionage thriller, but just TOO good not to fudge and add it to this list."
$9.99   Used & New from: $6.78
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Set 1
14.  The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Set 1 DVD ~ Patrick Malahide
The list author says:
  "Great acting, stories and even romance!"
Used & New from: $130.76
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Prime Suspect 1
15.  Prime Suspect 1 DVD ~ Helen Mirren
The list author says:
  "Dame Helen Mirren's Jane Tennison, the only female DCI, is unforgettable and the mysteryies challenging and timely."
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Hawaii Five-O: Season 1
16.  Hawaii Five-O: Season 1 DVD ~ Jack Lord
The list author says:
  "Buy 'em Danno!"
$14.27   Used & New from: $7.46
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (311 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Twin Peaks: The Complete Series (The Definitive Gold Box Edition)
17.  Twin Peaks: The Complete Series (The Definitive Gold Box Edition) DVD ~ Kyle MacLachlan
The list author says:
  "The Classic TV series that became a cult phenomenon, which STILL is a unique and creepy murder mystery."
$56.56   Used & New from: $46.80
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (346 customer reviews) | 39 customer discussions

Murder Rooms - The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
18.  Murder Rooms - The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes DVD ~ Ian Richardson
The list author says:
  "Unique idea, to portray the young Arthur Conan Doyle (who created Sherlock Holmes) and pair him with forensic scientist Dr. Joseph Bell who was the real-life inspiration for the world's most famous sleuth."
$27.59   Used & New from: $14.66
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Foyle's War: Set 1 (The German Woman / The White Feather / A Lesson In Murder / Eagle Day)
19.  Foyle's War: Set 1 (The German Woman / The White Feather / A Lesson In Murder / Eagle Day) DVD ~ Michael Kitchen
The list author says:
  "Michael Kitchen is perfect as Inspector Foyle, forced by his superiors to remain and investigate crimes in his home town rather than join the troops during World War II era England. Highly recommended."
$26.07   Used & New from: $23.49
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (986 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

I Spy - Season 1
20.  I Spy - Season 1 DVD ~ Bill Cosby
The list author says:
  "In 1965, Bill Cosby and Robert Culp teamed up in the Classic TV Adventure series 'I Spy.' It was smart, stylish, exciting and funny. It was also the first show to depict a white man and an African American as equal partners in the lead roles."
Used & New from: $11.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Campion - The Complete First Season
21.  Campion - The Complete First Season DVD ~ Brian Glover
The list author says:
  "Even the detective is a mystery in these who-done-its!"
$49.06   Used & New from: $34.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews)

Rumpole of the Bailey: The Complete Series Megaset
22.  Rumpole of the Bailey: The Complete Series Megaset DVD ~ Leo McKern
The list author says:
  "HE who must be obeyed!"
$49.99   Used & New from: $28.90
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Streets of San Francisco: Season 1, Vol. 1
23.  The Streets of San Francisco: Season 1, Vol. 1 DVD ~ Karl Malden
The list author says:
  "Put Michael Douglas on the Hollywood map."
$27.38   Used & New from: $12.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

P.D. James - A Certain Justice
24.  P.D. James - A Certain Justice DVD ~ Roy Marsden
The list author says:
  "Great story and even better acting."
Used & New from: $14.88
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Law & Order: The First Year
25.  Law & Order: The First Year DVD ~ George Dzundza
The list author says:
  "Arguably the best crime and punishment series ever produced."
Used & New from: $10.39
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Moonlighting - Seasons 1 & 2
26.  Moonlighting - Seasons 1 & 2 DVD ~ Cybill Shepherd
The list author says:
  "Funny and explosive!"
Used & New from: $19.90
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Magnum P.I.: Season 1
27.  Magnum P.I.: Season 1 DVD ~ Tom Selleck
The list author says:
  "Very likeable!"
$13.49   Used & New from: $4.11
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Rockford Files - Season One
28.  The Rockford Files - Season One DVD ~ James Garner
The list author says:
  "Smooth."
$16.43   Used & New from: $11.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Diagnosis Murder: Season 1
29.  Diagnosis Murder: Season 1 DVD ~ Dick Van Dyke
The list author says:
  "Fun and Dick Van Dyke!"
$39.99   Used & New from: $22.21
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Father Brown - Set 1
30.  Father Brown - Set 1 DVD ~ Kenneth More
The list author says:
  "The beloved mysteries by C.K. Chesterson brought to life during the Golden Age of PBS Mystery starring Peter Jefferies finally released on DVD."
$16.99   Used & New from: $7.10
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Untouchables - Season 1, Vol. 1
31.  The Untouchables - Season 1, Vol. 1 DVD ~ Robert Stack
The list author says:
  "One of the earliest police realism shows."
$20.31   Used & New from: $13.10
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Dragnet 1967 - Season 1
32.  Dragnet 1967 - Season 1 DVD ~ Jack Webb
The list author says:
  "Classic establishment."
Used & New from: $14.51
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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Naked City - Set 1 [TV-Series 1958-1963]
33.  Naked City - Set 1 [TV-Series 1958-1963] DVD ~ Paul Burke
The list author says:
  "Thousands of stories in the Naked City."
Used & New from: $29.97
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Police Woman - The Complete First Season
34.  Police Woman - The Complete First Season DVD ~ Angie Dickinson
The list author says:
  "A true classic!"
$28.88   Used & New from: $11.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

TJ Hooker - The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons
35.  TJ Hooker - The Complete 1st and 2nd Seasons DVD ~ William Shatner
The list author says:
  "Lots of action and the ubiquitous Bill Shatner!"
$7.22   Used & New from: $5.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Charlie's Angels: Season 1
36.  Charlie's Angels: Season 1 DVD ~ Kate Jackson
The list author says:
  "A phenomenon."
$14.99   Used & New from: $3.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Simon & Simon - Season One
37.  Simon & Simon - Season One DVD ~ Gerald McRaney
The list author says:
  "Brothers detecting."
$17.88   Used & New from: $10.19
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Banacek: Season 1
38.  Banacek: Season 1 DVD ~ George Peppard
The list author says:
  "George Peppard as an insurance investigator with style."
Used & New from: $349.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Hardcastle and McCormick - The Complete First Season
39.  Hardcastle and McCormick - The Complete First Season DVD ~ Brian Keith
The list author says:
  "A wild judge, an ex-con and an even wilder car!"
$44.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Remington Steele: Season 1
40.  Remington Steele: Season 1 DVD ~ Stephanie Zimbalist
The list author says:
  "Stylish."
$19.97   Used & New from: $15.06
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

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