September 3

Midsomer Murders heads to Denmark for a one-off episode

Midsomer MurdersA one-off episode of ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders is to be filmed in Denmark and will feature Borgen actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (pictured below) and Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, who starred in The Killing.

The Danish Broadcaster DR and Bentley Productions  for ITV will join forces this October  to film the episode ‘The Killings at Copenhagen’ for the forthcoming 16th series.  The episode will be filmed  partly in Copenhagen and its surrounding area and in the UK it will return to its first ever murder location – the iconic setting of ‘Badger’s Drift’.

In the story DCI Barnaby [Neil Dudgeon] and DS Nelson [newcomer Gwilym Lee, pictured] travel to Denmark when a body is discovered there that links back to a family who live in Midsomer.

Jo Wright, Executive Producer of Midsomer Murders, says:   ‘Midsomer Murders is incredibly popular on prime time Danish television. It is known as “Barnaby” and has been running for 12 years winning 40 per cent of the audience share.   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’.

Midsomer Murders out of the UK to film. And it is also fantastic to work with Danish actors from the ‘The Killing’ and ‘Borgen’.

Kaare Schmidt, DR’s series acquisitions executive says:  ‘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’.

 


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Posted September 3, 2013 by Steve in category ., Midsomer Murders