‘Midsomer Murders Mayhem’ podcast makes this small English village safe in “Blue Herrings”

Once again, THE weekly 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 rosy when living in a picturesque small English village (in this weeks episode, the town of Lawnside and, specifically, the residents at Lawnside Private Residential Nursing Home for the Elderly).

With new episodes dropping each Thursday, this week we dig deep into “Blue Herrings”, episode 2 from series 3 which was originally broadcast in January 2000 which is the first episode to not have an actual murder in it! Imagine that in Midsomer!

This week, we’ve unearthed an exclusive interview with the late great composer Jim Parker. We also chat with Frank Baloch from ZDF Television, who’ve been broadcasting the show for the past 25  years in Germany. Plus, there’s always the ever popular superfan face off quiz, hosted by Ashley Storrie. 

Even though there is no actual murder, the body count manages to hang right up there when compared to other Midsomer episodes.

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.

As I have probably mentioned all too often, I absolutely love Midsomer Murders and, as I also mentioned, I had the extreme good fortune to be involved along the way as a series regular on a number of episodes (including this week’s episode of “Blue Herrings”).

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 murder 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.

As usual, the fun doesn’t stop once Barnaby and Troy solve the crime as award-winning Scottish comedian, actor and die-hard Midsomer Murders enthusiast, Ashley Storrie, will host another round of the superfan face-off quiz.

Midsomer Murders Mayhem launched in late March which means you now have 12 brilliant 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! Cheers!

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