Magpie Murders

BritBox's Magpie Murders: A story within a story

Lesley Manville in Magpie Murders (credit: BritBox)

Eagle-eyed viewers – and, for detective dramas, we should assume that’s the majority – may have noticed a small detail in an early episode of the long-running ITV series Midsomer ­Murders. “You’ll see one of the characters reading a book called Magpie Murders. At that point, I hadn’t written it, but I got the book made up into a prop anyway,” Anthony Horowitz, writer of both, told the RTS. 

Magpie Murders Preview Q&A

A behind the scenes look at BritBox UK's upcoming crime series Magpie Murders.

On the panel, moderated by host Caroline Frost, are writer of the series and original novel Anthony Horowitz, producer Jill Green, director Peter Cattaneo and stars Lesley Manville, Daniel Mays and Tim McMullan.