‘Midsomer Murders Mayhem’ podcast continues with “A Rare Bird” from series 14.

Midsomer Murders Mayhem podcast launches today. Photo: Storyhunter

THE podcast you been waiting for that digs deep and goes behind-the-scenes into the long-running British mystery series, Midsomer Murders!, continues to showcase that things aren’t always rosey when living in a picturesque small English village. With new episodes dropping each Thursday, this week we dig deep into “A Rare Bird”, episode 8 from series 14 (2012).

I love this episode as you have DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigating the murder of Patrick Morgan, president of the Midsomer-in-the-Marsh ornithological association. As far as body count goes, this episode lags a bit behind a typical Midsomer Murders episode with only 2 and, believe it or not, none before the opening credits!

The weekly Midsomer Murders Mayhem podcast takes a deep dive into the history of the hit television show while discussing the eternal question of how such a quaint county in England can be host to so many murders and such a staggering death toll.

Hosted by Nicki Chapman (Escape to the Country, The RHS Chelsea Flower Show) with insights from the cast, each episode of the podcast focuses on a single episode of the television series. Special guest Scottish comedian Ashley Storrie (Dinosaur) features as a regular guest and brilliant host of the superfan quiz, with contestants found from the wonderful Midsomer Murders Facebook site.

Why am I over-the-top excited about this podcast? Well, for one, I absolutely love Midsomer Murders and, two, I had the great good fortune to be involved along the way as a series regular on a number of episodes (including this week’s episode of “A Rare Bird”). Professional detectives, pathologists and crime-scene experts will also share their insights and opinions into the eternal appeal of the attractive, yet surprisingly lethal drama, which has seen cheese and washing machines used as murders weapons.

Midsomer Murders Mayhem podcast. Photo: Storyhunter

Midsomer Murders Mayhem, the official podcast you’ve been waiting for, launched in late March which means you have 4 episodes to catch up on if you haven’t jumped on the MM podcast bandwagon as of yet. Take a listen wherever you get your podcasts or go to podfollow.com/mayhem.

In this all-access podcast, we examine the series one nail biting episode at a time. We’ll hear from our two Inspector Barnabys, the production team will be sharing their secrets and you can see how your own Midsomer knowledge stacks up in the superfan face-off quiz.

Next Thursday (April 25), Nicki and Ashley continue digging deep into series 14 by taking a deep dive into episode 4, “The Oblong Murders”. We’ll also hear from Jill Raddings, the trainer of Sykes, DCI John Barnaby’s Jack Russell Cross.

Come along for the ride, it’s going to be brilliant if you’ve been a fan of Midsomer Murders for 24 seasons or if you just hopped on the bandwagon recently. You can find Midsomer Murders Mayhem wherever you get your podcasts. #midsomermurdersmayhem

Don’t forget, you can also follow the Midsomer Murders Facebook page for all the latest insider news at  facebook.com/OfficialMidsomer

And, finally, remember that you can watch Midsomer Murders wherever it pops up on your on your local public television station via American Public Television. North Texas viewers can watch every Thursday at 7:00pCT! Cheers!

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