Cluedo was a UK television game show based on the board game of the same name. Each week, a reenactment of the murder at the stately home Arlington Grange of a visiting guest was played and, through a combination of interrogating the suspects (of whom only the murderer could lie) and deduction, celebrity guests had to discover who committed the murder, which of six weapons (not usually the original six from the board game) and in which room it was committed, whilst viewers were invited to play along at home.
Episode two of season four created considerable controversy at the time of broadcast. The producers cast Leslie Grantham as Colonel Mustard, the murderer for the episode in question. Whilst serving as a soldier in the British Army stationed in Germany, Grantham murdered a German taxi driver. The family of Grantham's victim expressed disdain that Grantham had been cast as a murdering soldier