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When John ‘Ludwig’ Taylor’s (David Mitchell) identical twin, DCI James Taylor, disappears off the face of the earth, John takes over his brother’s identity in a quest to discover his whereabouts. John has never married; never had a family and never really ventured further than his own front door.

Without a computer, mobile phone or even a television, he lives in quiet solitude, designing puzzles for a living, under the nom-de-plume of ‘Ludwig’.

This genre bending detective series follows full-time luddite, John 'Ludwig' Taylor, as he assumes the identity of his missing twin brother in a bid to track him down and bring him home. However, filling the shoes of your identical twin is one thing - when your twin also happens to be a successful DCI leading Cambridge’s busy inner-city major crimes team the stakes are much higher.

John may be a master of all things cryptic, but can he crack the biggest puzzle of his life? Ludwig (6x 60) is a Big Talk Studios Production in association with That Mitchell and Webb Company for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

It was commissioned by Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy. The writer is Mark Brotherhood. The Executive Producers are Kenton Allen, Chris Sussman and Kathryn O’Connor, the Producer is Georgie Fallon. The BBC commissioning editor is Tanya Qureshi.

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