‘Midsomer Murders Mayhem’ podcast continues with “Murder on St. Malley’s Day”

Midsomer Murders Mayhem podcast launches today. Photo: Storyhunter

Once again, THE podcast you been waiting for (and hopefully listening to) that digs deep and goes behind-the-scenes into the long-running British mystery series, Midsomer Murders!, continues to showcase the idea that things aren’t always that rosey when living in a picturesque small English village.

With new episodes dropping each Thursday, this week we dig deep into “Murder on St. Malley’s Day”, episode 5 from series 4 which was originally broadcast in 2002. Again, I find myself loving this episode as DCI Barnaby and DS Troy find themselves knee-deep in corruption at the center of the prestigious and secretive Pudding Club at the Devington school.

Even though the body count manages to hang right up there when compared to other Midsomer episodes with four (ok, one actually sees Sir Walter Talbot dying of natural causes in bed), nothing says corruption or can ruin a St. Malley’s Day celebration like being a member of the prestigious and secretive Pudding Club at Devington.

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. Both myself and Scottish comedian Ashley Storrie (Dinosaur) join Nicki as series podcast regulars with Ashley also serving as the brilliant host of the superfan quiz, with contestants found from the wonderful Midsomer Murders Facebook site.

Why does this seem like Deja-Vu all over again with my continued over-the-top excitement about this podcast? Well, I absolutely love Midsomer Murders and, as mentioned earlier, 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 “Murder on St. Malley’s Day”).

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

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 (May 9), Nicki and Ashley will fast forward to series 16 and take a deep dive into episode 4, “The Flying Club”. We’ll also hear from Midsomer Murders Mayhem resident in-house expert on the dead, Carla Valentine, and from June Whitfield (Absolutely Fabulous) who played Molly Darnley in “The Flying Club”.

Midsomer Murders Mayhem launched in late March which means you now have 6 episodes to catch up on at this point. 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. Take a listen wherever you get your podcasts or by going to podfollow.com/mayhem or if you can’t wait any longer, you can listen below. Let us know what you think and tag your comments with #midsomermurdersmayhem on your favorite social media outlet.

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 on KERA! As an added FYI treat, “Murder on St. Malley’s Day” will air on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00p on KERA. When you watch, keep an eye out for a young Anna Maxwell-Martin whom you may recognize from her roles in Bletchley Circle, Good Omens and Line of Duty. Cheers!

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