Midsomer Murders is ordinarily set against the backdrop of charming, rural Southern Oxfordshire but to celebrate the imminent 100th episode they will be relocating to Copenhagen where they will join forces with ‘Nordic noir’ thrillers from Borgen and The Killing.
Our very own Neil Dudgeon will be teaming up with Ann Eleanora Jorgensen from The Killing and Birgitte Hjort Sorensen from Borgen for a one off special called The Killings at Copenhagen.
The move comes hot on the heels of news that despite Danish TV riding the crest of a wave right now, it is actually our own Midsomer Murders that leads the ratings there. The 100th episode will be filmed in October and will combine locations in Copenhagen and some shots of Badger’s Drift, setting for the very first murder back in the late 90s.
When a body is discovered in Copenhagen that has mysterious links to a family in Midsomer, Barnaby and Nelson need to head over to investigate.
Jo Wright, executive producer of the show, said: ‘The idea to shoot in Denmark came about because we wanted to do something special to mark the 100th episode, and it’s great to be working with DR, producer of the award winning series The Killing’.
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.’
For fans of any of the shows, this is sure to be a total one off and a really enjoyable treat. After all, it’s not often that three of the most popular shows in TV get together for a combined episode.