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.


Administrator said...


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 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.