Sunday nights aren’t the same without a bit of TV sleuthing so it’s lucky that David Walliams and Jessica Raine have become Partners in Crime on BBC1.
The duo take the lead in the latest Agatha Christie crime drama, based on the books featuring married couple Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, who find themselves becoming unlikely mystery solvers after a chance encounter on a train from Paris.
If you enjoy the BBC1 drama but can’t wait a week for another instalment, here are some more detective double acts you can watch in action whenever you like…
Alan Davies stars as the titular Jonathan, a creative consultant to a stage magician – initially played by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Anthony Head – who has a knack for solving supernatural mysteries. Creek meets his match in Caroline Quentin’s investigative journalist Maddy Magellan, and together the pair set about solving seemingly supernatural mysteries in a way only a pair of amateur sleuths can.
Before there was Inspector Morse there was DC Morse and that’s who we catch up with in Endeavour. Shaun Evans stars as the fresh faced super sleuth to be, who teams up with Roger Allam’s Inspector Thursday to solve some of Oxford’s most serious crimes.
You can’t talk about daring duos without mentioning Sherlock and John. The pair have made waves worldwide since first they set foot in 221b Baker Street and took on the mighty Moriarty. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s busy schedules mean new episodes are rare, but with a Christmas special coming there’s never been a better time to catch up.