Murder on the Blackpool Express

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Jason Cook Films
Directed bySimon Delaney
Produced byJim Poyser
Written byJason Cook
StarringJohnny Vegas
Sian Gibson
Nigel Havers
Una Stubbs
Susie Blake
Sheila Reid
Kimberley Nixon
Nina Wadia
Griff Rhys Jones
Katy Cavanagh
Kevin Eldon
Release date
11 November 2017
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Jason Cook Films is a series of comedy drama television films created by Jason Cook. Starring Johnny Vegas, Sian Gibson, Nigel Havers, Una Stubbs, Griff Rhys Jones, Nina Wadia, Sheila Reid, Kimberley Nixon, and Kevin Eldon.[1][2][3]

A sequel, Death on the Tyne, aired on Gold the following year, on 15 December 2018.

A third film M is for Middlesbrough is scheduled for 2019.

Synopsis[edit]

When a murder mystery tour goes horribly wrong with a murder of an OAP, it is up to the bus driver to solve the murder before all of the passengers are killed. It is one of Gold's most watched programs reaching 1.242 million people[4]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Duration UK viewers
(million)[5]
1"Murder on the Blackpool Express"Simon DelaneyJason Cook11 November 2017 (2017-11-11)92 minutes1.82

The story follows Terry, the despondent driver of the coach who's stuck in a rut. He has no goal or passions, apart from an unrequited love interest in tour organiser, Gemma. But everything changes when an OAP dies under suspicious circumstances and Terry suspects something sinister is afoot. Soon the number of passengers has seriously dwindled and Terry feels compelled to solve the mystery and save Gemma's business; hopefully winning her love in the process.

With everyone a suspect and a potential next victim, can Terry and Gemma keep the group together, address their burgeoning attraction for each other, fend off the police, and make it to Blackpool Tower with their lives intact?
2"Death on the Tyne"Ed ByeJason Cook12 May 2018 (2018-17-12)91 minutes1.25

Terry and Gemma promise to take Mildred and her care home friends, including Hilda and Colleen on an Amsterdam cruise adventure across the Tyne.

They're welcomed aboard the Empress of the Tyne by ageing lothario Captain Jack and his motley crew - Cruise Director Denise, First Officer Justin Valentine, DJ Bobby, ex-pianist Alan, barmaid Tracy and self-obsessed cabaret singer Emily. It's not long before things start to go awry in the most puzzling mystery the Tyne has ever seen.
3"M is for Middlesbrough"Ed ByeJason Cook2019 (2019)Tbc
The next outing sees the coach break down in the middle of nowhere - or to be specific, just outside Middlesbrough, in the middle of a fierce thunderstorm. Will our heroes survive the horrors of their enforced 'extra stop' - the sinister and dilapidated Beach Cliff Woods Caravan Park?

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Murder On The Blackpool Express - Gold Comedy Drama - British Comedy Guide". British Comedy Guide.
  2. ^ Guide, British Comedy (10 July 2017). "Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson star in Murder On The Blackpool Express".
  3. ^ Morris, Sophie (10 July 2017). "Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson to star in new murder mystery comedy show".
  4. ^ https://www.barb.co.uk/viewing-data/weekly-top-10/
  5. ^ "Weekly Viewing Summary (see relevant week)". BARB. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007.

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