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Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen
Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen  An English businessman dies in
  Copenhagen from cyanide sent from
  his own biscuit factory in Badger's
  Drift, bringing the Midsomer Police to
  Denmark to co-operate with Danish
  detectives as they sift through the
  many suspects in the Nordic Noir-style
  100th episode of Midsomer Murders
  The Killings of Copenhagen..

IN COPENHAGEN TO COMPLETE A BUSINESS DEAL with a Danish biscuit company, Eric Calder (Marcus Hutton) dies in his hotel room as he opens a package containing one of his own apparently-empty biscuit tins that actually contains cyanide.

As it was sent from Eric's factory in Badger's Drift, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon: Life of Riley) and DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee: Restless) leave Midsomer to work with Danish Police Detectives VPK Birgitte Poulsen (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen: The Killing) and KA Anna Degn (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen: Borgen).

Midsomer Murders:
The Killings of Copenhagen
is as thrilling and
compulsive as ever,
enhanced by
a dark touch of
Nordic Noir
and a
very clever twist...”
To complicate matters, as he flies out to Copenhagen Barnaby's wife Sarah (Fiona Dolman) is about to give birth to their first child and there are further murders in Badger's Drift which may or may not be connected.

While in Denmark, Midsomer's finest discover there is more than one link to Denmark, and more suspects. Is there something they have overlooked? Eric's wife Penelope (Caroline Goodall) is having an affair with Eric's brother Julian (Adrian Lukis), who sees himself as Eric's successor; but the creative chef Armand Stone (Sanjeev Bhaskar) also wants to run the factory as he claims the most successful line of Golden Clusters to be his own recipe.

Eric and Penelope's son Harry (Jonathan Barnwell) is seeing Summer Haleston (Poppy Drayton), a waitress from the local tea room. But Summer is adamant she only want to be friends. And why did Eric purchase a house in Denmark for Ingrid (Marie Askehave: The Killing; Borgen), the sister of Thomas Madsen (Nicolaj Kopernikus) who was the last person to see Eric alive?

Danish city detectives Poulsen and Degn are sceptical of working with those from a sleepy English village. But as Barnaby and Nelson prove their worth, the teams work well together and the pieces are beginning to fall into place. The race against time to prevent another murder is complicated by the race to get Barnaby's wife to the hospital and him back from Denmark to see his child born.

Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen is as thrilling and compulsive as ever, enhanced by a dark touch of Nordic Noir and a very clever twist.

As Midsomer Murders celebrates 100 episodes in Nordic Noir style, the truth is even more convoluted than Barnaby supposes. Britain's most popular crime drama is already Denmark's most popular imported show and therefore Copenhagen is the perfect setting in which to mark this milestone episode.

Aired on ITV in February, Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen features Nordic Noir alumni with award-winning Danish actors. Among picture-postcard settings, only nine people during the 100 episodes have died from natural causes; 281 have been murdered; twelve died accidentally and 11 committed suicide.

The highest death toll is in Badger's Drift, the setting of the very first and the one-hundredth episode. The series enjoys top viewing figures and is one of the UK's best programme exports with sales covering 225 territories, including Zambia and Afghanistan. Midsomer Murders' official Facebook page attracts over 125,000 fans.

Among the bizarre and gruesome murder weapons are a cow, electrocution from a faulty microphone, a poisonous frog, a French guillotine (during a reconstruction of the French Revolution), a hat-pin in the ear, bottles of relish, a tower of newspapers, a stone gargoyle and shelves of Midsomer Blue Cheese.

Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen also features: Nicholas Jones as Ernest Bradley; Richard Cordery as Atticus Bradley; Joanna Scanlan as Clara Trout; Thomas Thoroe as Albert Toft; and Julie Agnete Vang as Sofie Bruun.

Filmed in association with DR (Danish Broadcasting Corp); Music is Composed by Jim Parker; Director of Photography is James Moss; Based on Characters Created by Caroline Graham; Screenplay by Paul Logue; Produced by Louise Sutton; Executive Producer is Jo Wright; and Directed by Alex Pillai.

* The 100th episode of Midsomer Murders, The Killings of Copenhagen is released by Acorn Media, part of the RLJ Entertainment group, which marks this momentous episode with a unique and collectable DVD with a special O-ring packaging available from 7 April 2014. Running Time: 89 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue Number: AV3160 | RRP: £17.99. Special Features: Full-Length Making-Of Documentary.

"Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen is as thrilling and compulsive as ever, enhanced by a dark touch of Nordic Noir and a very clever twist" Maggie Woods