It’s murder on the set of Amadeus in “Death of a Hollow Man” on this weeks ‘Midsomer Murders Mayhem’ podcast episode

It’s time, once again, for 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!, Midsomer Murders Mayhem continues to showcase the idea that things aren’t always that rosy when living in a picturesque small English village (in this weeks episode, it’s the town of Causton, home to main character Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby).

With new episodes dropping each Thursday, this week we dig deep into “Death of a Hollow Man”, episode 3 from way back in series 1 which was originally broadcast in March 1998 and just happens to be the only episode so far to have been adapted by Caroline Graham herself, the author of the books that MM is based on.

This week, we’ll hear from an ex-detective who shares just how true to life he thinks the episode is plus some insight from Caroline Graham, the author of the books on which the Midsomer Murders television series is based. Plus, there’s always the ever popular superfan face off quiz, hosted by Ashley Storrie. 

Set against the backdrop of Causton Amateur Dramatic Society’s production of Amadeus, we begin “Death of a Hollow Man” with a body that’s found in the river followed an actor who is tricked into killing himself on stage during an amateur production of the murder mystery Amadeus. While the body count is a bit below the Midsomer average, it does manage 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 “Death of a Hollow Man”).

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 14 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 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

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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