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Murder, They Hope

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson return to Gold's whodunit comedy caper with some big crimes, big laughs and a woefully inadequate investigative ability.

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Episode 3: Dales of the Unexpected

Summary

A twisted serial killer is on the loose and only Terry and Gemma's coach tour knowledge can help police find the murderer.

Review

The final crime drama send-up of the series is less a whodunnit and more a “can-they-catch-him?”, as it’s obvious from the opening scene that Lee Mack (in oddball glasses and anorak) is this week’s homicidal maniac. He’s toying with Terry (Johnny Vegas) and Gemma (Sian Gibson) in much the same way as the Scorpio Killer did with Dirty Harry, except Mack’s cheery sadist is – for reasons that are soon explained – finding inspiration for his murders in the lyrics of a certain repetitive children’s rhyme. It’s gleeful, grisly stuff – to the extent that the next time you’re called upon to sing this particular song to a child, the blood-red tableaux featured here may just flash through your mind.

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  • Episode 3

    Dales of the Unexpected

    Summary

    A twisted serial killer is on the loose and only Terry and Gemma's coach tour knowledge can help police find the murderer.

    Review

    The final crime drama send-up of the series is less a whodunnit and more a “can-they-catch-him?”, as it’s obvious from the opening scene that Lee Mack (in oddball glasses and anorak) is this week’s homicidal maniac. He’s toying with Terry (Johnny Vegas) and Gemma (Sian Gibson) in much the same way as the Scorpio Killer did with Dirty Harry, except Mack’s cheery sadist is – for reasons that are soon explained – finding inspiration for his murders in the lyrics of a certain repetitive children’s rhyme. It’s gleeful, grisly stuff – to the extent that the next time you’re called upon to sing this particular song to a child, the blood-red tableaux featured here may just flash through your mind.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show.

    Details

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    Colour
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