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
    Aiden Spackman Writer (Additional Material)
    Colin Hoult Writer (Additional Material)
    Liam Hourican 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
    Calum Ross Editor
    Antony Cartlidge Production Designer
    Waen Shepherd Composer


    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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