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Murder on the Blackpool Express

  • Season 1
  • 2 episodes
  • Comedy

Summary

Comedy whodunnit with a host of familiar faces. Truth is stranger than fiction when a murder mystery writer's fans start getting bumped off during a coach tour.

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Episode 1: Murder on the Blackpool Express

Summary

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.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This amiable feature-length comedy drama, first shown on Gold in 2017, blends the trends for transport-based murder and...er, 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.

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rolename
David Van Der ClaneGriff Rhys Jones
TerryJohnny Vegas
GemmaSian Gibson
DocNigel Havers
PeggyUna Stubbs
GrahamMark Heap
MoiraNina Wadia
GeorgeMatthew Cottle
GraceKaty Cavanagh
BenJavone Prince
LauraKimberley Nixon
KevinKevin Eldon
MildredSheila Reid
Marge GrimshawSusie Blake

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  • Murder on the Blackpool Express

    Summary

    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.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    This amiable feature-length comedy drama, first shown on Gold in 2017, blends the trends for transport-based murder and...er, 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.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    David Van Der ClaneGriff Rhys Jones
    TerryJohnny Vegas
    GemmaSian Gibson
    DocNigel Havers
    PeggyUna Stubbs
    GrahamMark Heap
    MoiraNina Wadia
    GeorgeMatthew Cottle
    GraceKaty Cavanagh
    BenJavone Prince
    LauraKimberley Nixon
    KevinKevin Eldon
    MildredSheila Reid
    Marge GrimshawSusie Blake
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