A series that may well have escaped your notice, as it was shown on BBC1 during the early afternoon, was Father Brown (based on the character created by G K Chesterton). I only caught the last week's episodes myself.
Unfortunately the short series has ended, but the last 6 episodes are available to view on the Series Catchup section of BBC's iPlayer.
I really enjoyed Mark Williams' portrayal of Father Brown - in my opinion one of the closest to Chesterton's original character.
I enjoyed this series and, as with The Indian Doctor, wondered why it was on in the afternoons. Ok, it could be argued that it was somewhat old-fashioned and pedestrian, but only because it was made in the style of classic BBC dramas of the past with solid stories, a strong cast and excellent production values.
If Call The Midwife can find a peak-time Sunday evening audience, then I don't see why Father Brown couldn't.
I'm sorry I missed it, it sounds like it was excellent. There's a lot of good telly on in the afternoons, and lots of evenings when there seems to be nothing worth watching. Instead of all the +1 channels, it would be good if there was one more like +6, or one that was only on for a few hours in the evening that featured the best of daytime TV. (And I don't mean Jeremy Kyle).