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TV is like fashion, music and movies, in the respect that trends come in cycles. It won’t be too long before James Bond goes back to space, complete with disco soundtrack and bell-bottom jeans.

Now, after years of stark, serious crime drama thrilling and devastating us in equal measure, a number of shows are bringing funny back to the scene of the crime.

I should explain that I am not having a pop at Forbrydelsen (The Killing) or Broen (The Bridge) here. We love those shows and without them we wouldn’t have The Tunnel, The Missing or even Broadchurch. The point of this article is that the TV schedule isn’t a one horse town and there is room for giddy humour to go along with the grit.

‘Mr and Mrs Murder’ is an Australian crime show which provides a healthy amount of the former, without skimping on thrilling procedural action. The show stars the criminally likeable duo of Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart as Charlie and Nicola Buchanan, a pair of married crime scene cleaners who turn their hand to solving cases on the side.

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The mysteries they take on are baffling, but most of the appeal comes from watching the chemistry between the pair.

They’ll soon be joined on screens by another crime-fighting couple in the form of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. The hotly anticipated new crime show ‘Partners in Crime’ features a dazzling David Walliams and Jessica Raine as an unlikely heroic duo solving crimes in rural Britain circa 1950.

The show is expected to be a massive hat, which probably couldn’t be said of Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, by Sky. Unfortunately, this genuinely funny crime show didn’t quite capture the imagination of large TV audiences over Christmas 2014, but there’s a lot to like about the quirky and contemporary crime comedy, particularly Ashley Jensen as the former high flying PR, turned small town would-be Miss Marple.

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Mr and Mrs Murder and Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death are available from Acorn right now. If you’re looking for a criminally funny new box set binge, you’ll find it here.

Buy Mr and Mrs Murder DVD