The Murder Room (2004– )

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The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janie Dee ...
 Emma Lavenham
 Caroline Dupayne
 Muriel Godby
 Marie Strickland
 Neville Dupayne
Nicholas Le Prevost ...
 Marcus Dupayne (as Nicholas le Prevost)
 James Calder-Hale
Anita Carey ...
 Tally Clutton
Tilly Blackwood ...
 DI Kate Miskin
William Beck ...
 DI Piers Tarrant
Sid Mitchell ...
 Ryan Archer
 Angela Faraday
Kate Alderton ...
 Sara Dupayne


The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the money could be used for a much better purpose. One of the museum's key attractions is the Murder Room, displaying information on a series of notorious murders from between the two World Wars. When Neville dies in a way reminiscent of one of the murders on display in the Murder Room, Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to investigate. There are any number of suspects: his siblings, several museum employees who will lose their job, his secretary with whom he once had an affair and his daughter who felt he was an absentee father. A second murder reveals some of the activities of the upper classes and the solution lies in a long-ago wrong that someone is seeking to right. Written by garykmcd

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While on location, the school children extras were kept in a hired bus with a radiation heater because there were so few of them. See more »

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11 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Old P D James keeps the books coming and in no time they are on TV. This is a gripping story and is as good as her others.

It's all about a privately run museum, which has a room about murders of the past. People start getting bumped off in ways which resemble some of the earlier crimes.

It's well acted, but I found it hard to accept Martin Shaw in the lead role as Dalgleish. He seemed physically wrong for it -- too much of an ox for the poet Dalgleish. His two assistants also appeared to be lightweight and rather too young to be inspectors. They had to do mundane work that I would have thought would be done by lower ranks.

The subplot about Dalgleish's attempt to woo a girlfriend is a bit of a distraction and not well integrated into the rest of the story.

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