Midsomer Murders visits Denmark for its 100th episode, The Killings of Copenhagen

The Killers of Copenhagen

It’s so easy to get caught up in the excitement of ‘Nordic Noir’ and its popularity over here, it’s easy to overlook another question: what TV of ours is popular in Scandinavia?

ITV’s Midsomer Murders, it turns out. Yes, that everyday story of a quiet English village, the population of which gets culled every episode in the most extraordinary ways, is ‘big over there’, at least in Denmark. So in acknowledgement of that fact, for the programme’s 100th episode, Midsomer Murders is leaving England and indeed Britain for the first time and heading over to Denmark.

Given the popularity of Nordic Noir over here, though, it seems appropriate that a few familiar faces from Danish TV would pop up in this episode. So watch this lovely trailer for the aptly titled The Killings of Copenhagen and see if you can spot a whole bunch of faces familiar from Nordic Noir shows, including Ann Eleonora Jørgensen from The Killing and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen from Borgen. In case you’re wondering, in the UK, it’ll air on ITV1 on February 12th at 8pm.

For even more info, Broadcast has a nice behind-the-scenes write-up of the episode.

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  • Bobloblaw

    Thanks for the link.
    I find it very reassuring that even in a Copenhagen-centric episode, this still revolves around the none-more-British plot of death-by-poisoned-biscuits.

  • Rullsenberg

    I think our household is still trying to process that seeing this trailer…

  • JustStark

    I might have to watch Sanjeev Bhaskar saying, 'You better believe we do' a hundred more times.

  • It's an incredibly 'interesting' delivery of the line

  • 'It was a binary toxin, each part safe and untraceable without the other. One part was in the biscuit, the other was in the tea, and when he dunked, he was signing his own death warrant.'

  • When worlds collide.

  • Rullsenberg

    Bloke was only interested in watching Birgitte and tolerated the episode for the sake of subtitles on ITV and playing 'spot the Danish actor' (which I always win because I have good visual recognition skills and he is better aurally). Shame that our language skills, despite over 100 hours of Danish programming, are still stuck at Tak.

  • If only life were like the movies, hey?