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THE MARLOW MURDER CLUB RENEWED FOR SECOND SERIES ON UKTV

UKTV announce the return of the amateur sleuthing trio, Judith, Suzie and Becks, in the second series of The Marlow Murder Club (6x60’) for U&DRAMA and U.


The first series, which aired on Drama and UKTV Play on 6th and 7th March 2024, saw record ratings of 2.7million* (Drama’s best ever performance). This six-part series, which is set to start filming this summer, sees Robert Thorogood join forces with writers Lucia Haynes (Annika, Vera) and Julia Gilbert (Midsomer Murders, Ridley), who will write a murder mystery each that spans two-episode instalments.



With three main cases in the series, episode one and two will be an adaptation of Robert’s second book, Death Comes to Marlow, with the other episodes being brand new, standalone stories.


Life in the idyllic town of Marlow has just about returned to normal after the triple murder that rocked the community. But it’s not long before retired archaeologist Judith Potts (Samantha Bond), Vicar’s wife, Becks Starling (Cara Horgan), and dog-walker, Suzie Harris (Jo Martin) are called back into action, when a series of new unsettling crimes befall the local residents.

 



From a seemingly impossible murder inside the locked study of a sweeping mansion, to the mysterious case of a man murdered in the middle of a sleepy cul-de-sac with no connection to the town, and an unexpectedly brutal accident at the prestigious Marlow sailing club that quickly reveals itself to be something more sinister, there’s no rest for our sleuthing trio.


Navigating the delicate balance of Marlow society – from local aristocracy to the workers at the local boatyard, the pubs and cafes of the high street to a newly established archaeological dig – Judith, Becks and Suzie dig into all corners of Marlow life as they assist DCI Tanika Malik (Natalie Dew) in her official investigations.




 

UKTV's Helen Perry said: "Monumental Television and Robert Thorogood's female-led mystery thriller The Marlow Murder Club proved to be such a smash hit with viewers that we just had to bring it back for a second season. We're delighted to be re-joining Judith Potts and the gang for more fun and puzzle-solving drama, and we know our viewers will love it too.”

 

UKTV's Emma Ayech added: "The Marlow Murder Club was our first original commission to air on Drama and has proven to be a huge hit for the channel. The intricate storylines and compelling characters have resonated with our audience, and it’s great news that we can share more of that in series two, which promises more murders, suspense, and clever sleuthing!"

 

Debra Hayward, Monumental co-founder, said: “We loved collaborating with Robert on The Marlow Murder Club, and we couldn’t have asked for a better cast to bring to life his unlikely amateur detectives. We are thrilled that the first series went down so well with audiences, and we can’t wait to return to the charming town of Marlow for series two.”




 

Susanne Simpson, executive producer for MASTERPIECE added: “We’re so pleased to be working with all our wonderful partners on a second series of The Marlow Murder Club. It’s been lovely to see the warm reception the first series received in the UK and we look forward to sharing it with our US audience later this year.”

 

The Marlow Murder Club S2 is a brand-new UKTV Original commission and will air on U&DRAMA and stream on U in 2025, following the launch of U in the summer.

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