Stateside viewers don’t need a streaming subscription to watch these 40 crime-related docuseries from across the pond and north of the border.
From cops to criminals, forensics to psychics, child snatchers to kid killers, there’s something for practically every fan of crime-related documentary series on this list of 40 programs. Most are from the UK, save for one from Ireland and three from Canada. Some series are relatively recent, and others go back a number of years.
A few of the shows are narrated by well-known British and Canadian actors and celebrities, including Zawe Ashton (Case Histories), Sean Bean (Time), Wendy Crewson (Frankie Drake Mysteries), Shaun Dooley (Gentleman Jack), brothers Martin and Gary Kemp (of the band Spandau Ballet), Hugo Speer (London Kills), and Zoë Wanamaker (Agatha Christie’s Poirot). And one true-crime docuseries features “the Real Manhunter” Colin Sutton, the former Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector who led the teams that caught a couple of notorious serial killers.
All of the titles listed below are available on Tubi, Fox Entertainment’s free advertising-supported streaming service. (Read about Tubi’s recent content deal with BBC Studios in this article.) The ones that are also available on IMDb TV, Amazon’s free advertising-supported streaming service, are noted as such.
Without any further ado…
- 24 Hours in Police Custody
- 72 Hours: True Crime (Canada) (also on IMDb TV)
- 999: Killer on the Line (also on IMDb TV)
- Armed and Deadly: Gang Wars
- Armed and Deadly: Police UK
- Cars, Cops & Criminals
- Caught on Camera (also on IMDb TV)
- Child Snatchers (also on IMDb TV)
- Claimed and Shamed
- Conviction: Murder at the Station
- Conviction: Murder in Suburbia
- Cops UK: Bodycam Squad (also on IMDb TV as “The Cops”)
- Crime Files with David Wilson
- Crime Invasion (also on IMDb TV)
- Crime Scene Rescue
- Crime Secrets (also on IMDb TV)
- Crimes of Passion (Canada) (also on IMDb TV)
- Crimes That Shook Britain
- The Detectives: Murder on the Streets
- The Detectives: My Killer Case
- Forensics School
- Gangs of Britain (also on IMDb TV)
- Ireland’s Greatest Robberies (Ireland) (also on IMDb TV)
- Jo Frost on Killer Kids
- Killer Couples
- Killer in the Family
- A Killer’s Mistake
- Killers: Behind the Myth (also on IMDb TV)
- Murder on the Internet
- Murdered in the Line of Duty
- Murderers and Their Mothers
- New Scotland Yard Files (also on IMDb TV)
- Northern Mysteries (Canada)
- Nurses Who Kill (also on IMDb TV)
- Psychic Detective (also on IMDb TV)
- Real Prison Breaks (also on IMDb TV)
- The Stalker Files
- To Catch a Killer
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