When Midsomer Murders started way back in 1997 it was an instant hit with viewers, providing old fashioned intrigue set against a quintessentially English backdrop of Southern Oxfordshire.
However, few would have predicted that 17 years later, the show would not only still be going and celebrating its 100th birthday (episodes, that is) but that it would be as popular as ever and even combine with another huge international murder mystery hit show.
The 100th episode, called ‘The Killings in Copenhagen’ took place in, well, Copenhagen obviously. It saw Chief Inspector Barnaby and DS Charlie Nelson head over to Denmark (where incidentally the show is the number one most watched show on TV) to join forces with stars of hit Danish show The Killing.
Fans were also able to join star Neil Dudgeon on Twitter for a live chat before the start of the show. Neil answered questions about the programme but was careful not to give anything away.
Although the show was not set in its usual glorious Southern Oxfordshire location, on this occasion, the more cosmopolitan setting of Denmark’s capital did a good job filling in.
As always, fans from around the world tuned in to watch the landmark episode, as it is not just in Denmark where the show is a hit with viewers.
So, we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge congratulations to all involved in the show for so many episodes of entertainment. And although we loved the latest episode and enjoyed the more exotic location, we hope that Midsomer Murders doesn’t stray too far from its Southern Oxfordshire roots. After all, it is the one thing that has remained constant throughout all 100 episodes.