Refusing one’s lines

Oct 11th, 2016 | By | Category: International

There is hardly an episode of Midsomer Murders I have not seen at least twice. It has a strange attraction: an odd combination of crime drama, black comedy and reassuring evocation of a shire England that has disappeared, that’s if the rural idyll of Midsomer county ever existed. Part of the fun is spotting the actors who have appeared in other television programmes and trying to recall the part they played.

Sometimes there are incongruous moments, actors one is accustomed to playing a particular role in a particular production appearing in …