- 21st July: Murder On The Blackpool Express to return
- Comedy Drama
- Jason Cook
- Johnny Vegas, Sian Gibson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mark Heap, Nina Wadia, Kimberley Nixon, Nigel Havers, Kevin Eldon and others
- Jason Cook
- Simon Delaney
- Jim Poyser, Hilary Rosen, Andrew Brereton and Pete Thornton
A comedy drama set on a guided tour coach trip to Blackpool.
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?
Murder mystery writer David Van Der Clane is a household name, but things start to go horribly wrong for him when his super-fans start getting bumped off during a book tour he's set up with coach tour operator Gemma Draper.
As our selection of sleuthing misfits visit the infamous settings of David's novels it's soon clear that the murders they love to read about are
gradually becoming all too real. Are the deaths all just an unfortunate coincidence or is there a real life murderer in their midst? Everyone has something to hide and as tensions rise everyone becomes a suspect. With the police being wholly unhelpful the tour's only hope of catching the killer rests in the hands of the coach driver Terry, unless of course he's actually to blame!
The sequel to this special is Death On The Tyne, which features Terry and Gemma taking a group on a ferry trip.