Murder They Hope S2 returned to our screens on Gold on Monday with the same unique chemistry as the previous two series. It is silly but good clean fun and an enjoyable hour’s viewing.
Sian Gibson and Johnny Vegas reprise their roles as, now, hapless sleuths Gemma and Terry. On their way to tying the knot they encounter a series of murders which, as previously, they solve more by luck than judgement. Meanwhile the killer they helped put away in series two is plotting revenge from his prison cell.
With returning performances from Sarah Hadland, Lee Mack, Jason Manford and Shobna Gulati (woefully underused in the first two episodes). They appear alongside Sherrie Hewson, Tamzin Outhwaite, Hugh Dennis, Vicki Pepperdine, Claire Skinner, Isy Suttie, Sally Phillips and Sandi Toksvig to name but a few of the cast of dozens.
Writer Jason Cook, who created the series, keeps his script as sharp and inventive as ever, including, in episode two, a homage to the Grady twins in The Shining.
The 3 part series concludes on Wednesday 26th