The Good Ship Murder announces release date for new Channel 5 drama
The series reunites two former Coronation Street stars.
Channel 5 has confirmed a premiere date for its light-hearted mystery drama The Good Ship Murder, which stars Coronation Street alumni Shayne Ward and Catherine Tyldesley.
The series follows suave Jack Grayling (Ward), a former detective turned cruise singer, and accomplished First Officer Kate Woods (Tyldesley) as they tackle a spate of murders on their luxury liner.
Each episode takes place in a new location and tackles a different case, while overarching plot threads include the intriguing circumstances that led to Jack's sharp and sudden career change.
The Good Ship Murder is now confirmed to premiere on Channel 5 at 9pm on Friday 13th October 2023.
The synopsis reads (via TVZone): "After a passenger is found murdered in their first port of call, Kate’s dream of her own command is thrown into jeopardy and Jack finds himself thrust back into his former life as a detective.
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"What follows is a wave of murder mysteries – each set against the backdrop of a different stunning coastal destination where the ship has dropped anchor."
The Good Ship Murder represents a reunion for Ward and Tyldesley, who previously worked together on long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street, where they played Aidan Connor and Eva Price respectively.
When the show was unveiled earlier this year, Ward said: "It really is a dream come true! Getting to work alongside my good friend Catherine again has been magical, and all while cruising around the Mediterranean.
"I can’t wait for everyone to meet Jack Grayling and his unlikely team and get on board the Good Ship Murder."
Tyldesley added: "I’ve loved taking on the role of Kate and keeping Jack in his place at sea. Being reunited with Shayne on a Mediterranean cruise has been so much fun and this series has been a joy to make – and I’m sure will be a joy to watch.
"Who doesn’t love a cruise?"
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