Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Midsomer Murders body count

With ITV repeating an old episode of Midsomer Murders, this is a good time to share a recent discovery: the website Midsomer Murders body count.

As the Guardian article that put me on to it says:
Nettles's DCI Tom Barnaby was the least successful fictional detective in TV history, invariably discovering the killer only when every other suspect had already been knocked off.

3 comments:

Irfan Ahmed said...

Jonathan,

I think ITV are a bunch of numpties why get rid of The Bill for Midsummer Murders?

Must be someone like Draper working at the ITV who would make a decision like this. Oh yeah their is its his wife who works for the ITV but fortunately she can't control what comes on and doesn't.

Frank H Little said...

The Maryhill district of Glasgow, stomping ground of Taggart and his successors, must surely be a strong rival to Midsomer in the elimination-of-suspects-by-death stakes.

Ruaraidh said...

As a resident of (just outside) Maryhill, I can tell you that it's a lot less of the Christie-style romance of the crime, and a lot more "yawright wee mahn" followed by a stabbing...

Well, in all fairness, I only know one person who was stabbed. And even then, only slightly. So it's getting better.