Ever watch Murdoch Mysteries? It's a Canadian production, about a detective, in the 1890s in Toronto. I am really quite enamored of it right now - think Victorian CSI, but also with the twist of what the culture/society was like then, including racial/cultural/religious prejudices.
Both Murdoch Mysteries and Midsomer Murders are on my to-watch list. My plug is for Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries! An Australian production set in the 1920's. She is fantastic and the fashions are fab!
On the crafty front, I now have a plan and will be crafting as much as possible this weekend!!