The Ruby in the Smoke (BBC, 2008)
What is it?: An adaptation of Phillip Pullman's Victorian mystery mini-series, featuring whip-smart detective Sally Lockhart. Why should you watch it: Lockhart (Billie Piper) is sassy, funny and headstrong. And a young Matt Smith crops up as love interest Jim Taylor. Where you can watch it: Available on Amazon, and LoveFilm.