Murder In Successville. DI Sleet (Tom Davis). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Murder In Successville

BBC Three comedy in which celebrities solve crimes. 18 episodes (3 series), 2015 - 2017. Stars Tom Davis, Liam Hourican, Nico Tatarowicz, Cariad Lloyd and others.

Murder In Successville. Image shows from L to R: DI Sleet (Tom Davis), Greg James. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Bunch Of Cults

DI Sleet is joined by Radio 1 DJ Greg James to find out who killed Reese Witherspoon, owner of Successville's chain of bars.

Further details

Greg James is put through his paces as he and DI Sleet meet three suspects:

The Reverend Gary Barlow - Successville's man of the cloth who works at the Church of the Actual Madonna. The Reverend tells the detectives about a mysterious 'anti-sin' cult operating in Successville.

Casino owner Justin Bieber - Reese owed Bieber money, she died heavily in gambling debt. Was this enough motive for Bieber to take her out, to send a message about people who didn't pay their debts? Greg goes in tough to try and find out.

Strip club owner Mary Berry - owner of Successville's male only strip club Soggy Bottoms, and professional rival to Reese. Did Berry have something to gain from getting Reese out of the way?

Broadcast details

Wednesday 13th May 2015
BBC Three
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Davis DI Sleet
Liam Hourican Gordon Ramsay
Guest cast
Frances Barber Mary Berry
Colin Hoult Gary Barlow
Luke Kempner Brian Cox
Cariad Lloyd Justin Bieber
Nick Mohammed Dynamo
Tim Grewcock Cult Member
Juliet Morrish Cult Member
Nick Oram Cult Member
Alice Sanders Cult Member
Greg James Self
Writing team
Toby Davies Writer
Liam Hourican Writer (Additional Material)
Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Hoult Writer (Additional Material)
Luke Kempner Writer (Additional Material)
Cariad Lloyd Writer (Additional Material)
Frances Barber Writer (Additional Material)
Nick Mohammed Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
James De Frond Director
Sophie Cousens Series Producer
Andy Brereton Executive Producer
Ed Sleeman Executive Producer


Greg James handles a hostage situation

Sleet takes the role of a Mexican Gangster as he puts Greg James through his paces, in a hostage situation.

Featuring: Tom Davis (DI Sleet), Greg James.

Greg James calls Sleet's ex wife

Sleet calls his ex wife only to find another man at the end of the phone. Greg then has to play along so as not to give the game away.

Featuring: Tom Davis (DI Sleet), Greg James.


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