You know that feeling when your favourite show finishes, the one that leaves you just that little bit empty and wondering what to do with yourself now?
Happy Valley fans are in the depths of despair as they waved goodbye to the formidable Sergeant Catherine Cawood, of the West Yorkshire police force as she worked her last shift.
While critics and viewers alike praised the finale, it has set the bar high for other series. There is now a crime drama-shaped hole in many people’s hearts that needs filling.
But there’s no need to panic over what to watch next when you eventually dry your tears from that emotional farewell, there is an abundance of dramas to get you through.
An oldie but a goodie, Broadchurch is set in a quiet town in Dorset and has an incredible cast which includes Doctor Who actor David Tennant and of course Oscar winner Olivia Coleman.
They play the detective duo of Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller who in the first season end up investigating the disturbing murder of a young boy, but things aren’t straightforward.
When the boy’s parents, who are friends of Ellie’s come under suspicion the media gets involved and the whole investigation comes into jeopardy.
If you’re not ready, to let go of Sarah Lancaster just yet this show has her in a leading role giving another fantastic performance to add to the list.
This time she stars as a social worker, Miriam Grayson, seeking answers about the nine-year-old title character Kiri who was abducted and subsequently murdered while in her care after she makes one poor choice.
Though it is a tough watch there is dark humour muddled in throughout that slightly lightens the mood. Tackling topics such as the flaws in the foster care system and transracial adoption, this is one to watch.
Brooding, tense and drama-filled is the only way of describing this show as it takes viewers through the story of a murder that rocked a small village in Nottingham.
The six-part series avoids all the cheesy overdone tropes we have all seen in crime shows and instead focuses on the characters and how such a horrendous crime revealed fractures in the community.
Starring David Morrissey, Alun Armstrong and Lesley Manville, this strong cast is what makes the drama worth watching.
Line of Duty
Okay, okay, we all know that season six was not as good as we thought it would be, but it doesn’t mean you should rubbish the whole show, after all with a rumoured season seven in the bag they might just save things.
The programme had us in a choke hold, so for people who have never watched it before this is certainly one for you.
Follow DS Steve Arnott, an authorised firearms officer who after refusing to cover up an unlawful shooting by his team gets moved to the Anti-Corruption Unit AC-12.
Of course, there is a duo in the show as Steve and DC Kate Fleming make up a powerful crime-solving pair as they try to dismantle what they have discovered is several corrupt police officers.
It may or may not help but Paul Mescal is in this show. I think I’m hearing crickets so let me explain more.
Other than the Oscar-nominated actor this four-part drama shouldn’t be looked over. It follows the story of a young woman who had an affair with a professor from her university before his death.
With its twists and turns and stellar Irish cast, this brainchild from Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee is a short but intriguing watch.