Monday 22 January 2018

Midsomer Murders meets The Killing in Copenhagen-based mystery

British actor Neil Dudgeon
British actor Neil Dudgeon
Jason Hughes, Fiona Dolman and Neil Dudgeon
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Crime fiction lovers are in for a treat as the Midsomer Murders team joins forces with The Killing for a special one-off episode.

Never since the crossover of Magnum P.I. and Murder She Wrote in 1986 has there been such a diverse and exciting collaboration of TV screen detectives.  

Midsomer Murders' leading man DCI Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon quite aptly filling the impressive police boots of actor John Nettles) and his sidekick DS Nelson will leave their sleepy South England suburbia and jet off to Copenhagen to fight crime in mainland Europe.

There, they will assist The Killing’s Ann Eleonora Jorgensen and Birgitte Hjort Sorensen from political drama Borgen in solving The Killings at Copenhagen, written by Paul Logue  and directed by Alex Pillai.

The show will be shot in the Danish capital and its surrounding area, the Midsomer sleuths becoming involved when a body is found there that links back to a family who live in the UK.

Danish broadcaster, DR, is working with Bentley Productions, the company behind Midsomer Murders, to create the unique joint episode.

Jo Wright, Executive Producer of Midsomer Murders said: “The idea to shoot in Denmark came about because we wanted to do something special to mark the 100th episode.”

Kaare Schmidt, DR’s series acquisitions executive said: “Midsomer Murders is a benchmark in television entertainment and Danish viewers favourite programme for more than a decade.  It’s an honour and a thrill for us to be able to contribute to the series  distinguished line of murder victims and police detectives.”

Midsomer Murders, based on the books by Caroline Graham, as originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz, has run on ITV since 1997.

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