Murder on the Blackpool Express

Murder on the Blackpool Express

Series 1 11/11/2017



This amiable feature-length comedy drama, first shown on Gold in 2017, blends the trends for transport-based murder, programmes set in Blackpool, with a cast of stars as long as a Victorian promenade.

Johnny Vegas plays the coach driver tasked with ferrying around a motley band of tourists, including hammy novelist Griff Rhys Jones and suspiciously suave doctor Nigel Havers. They're a bunch of uptight weirdos, of course, but who could be uptight enough to bump off mouthy-but-harmless pensioner Marge? With a coronation chicken bap. You have to admit it's an original murder weapon, although I'd have used egg mayonnaise myself.


Feature-length comedy about a crime writer (Griff Rhys Jones) who takes a group of his fans on a coach tour of locations from his books. The bus is soon leaving a string of bodies in its wake, and the passengers are faced with the possibility of a murderer in their midst. With Johnny Vegas, Nigel Havers and Una Stubbs.

Cast & Crew

David Van Der Clane Griff Rhys Jones
Terry Johnny Vegas
Gemma Sian Gibson
Doc Nigel Havers
Peggy Una Stubbs
Graham Mark Heap
Moira Nina Wadia
George Matthew Cottle
Grace Katy Cavanagh
Ben Javone Prince
Laura Kimberley Nixon
Kevin Kevin Eldon
Mildred Sheila Reid
Marge Grimshaw Susie Blake
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