Sunday, 26 September 2021

Business school gets starring role in Midsomer Murders

THE stars of ITV’s Midsomer Murders filmed scenes for a new episode at Henley Business School.

THE stars of ITV’s Midsomer Murders filmed scenes for a new episode at Henley Business School.

Actors Neil Dudgeon and Gwilym Lee, who play DCI John Barnaby and his new assistant Sgt Charlie Nelson respectively, spent about six hours at Greenlands, off Marlow Road.

Also on set were guest stars Laila Rouass, who has appeared in Spooks and Holby City and West End performer Lucy Phelps as well as more than half a dozen extras.A crew of about 20 people arrived the previous evening to prepare for the shoot. The team redecorated the premises as a gym and health spa called Belvoir and installed a sign above the main entrance and put bookcases up in the reception.

Dudgeon was filmed arriving at the spa, walking in and greeting staff. Several extras stood outside doing yoga exercises on the lawn.

In the afternoon, the crew continued filming in the school’s gym, which is run by Angie Best.

Mrs Best said: “I closed for the day to let them film so it was a nice day off for me — I was able to just chill out. I was tempted to do an Alfred Hitchcock and ask for a small cameo role in the episode.”

The Greenlands scenes will appear in an episode called The Flying Club, which is set in the world of vintage aviation. Most of the action was filmed at White Waltham Airfield, near Maidenhead, and other scenes in Thame.

It will be one of five episodes in the show’s 16th series, which will be broadcast this winter. Jacqui Welch, the school’s front of house manager, said: “We provided the location for the crew after they approached us at the last minute.

“None of our staff was asked to be extras as they arrived on site with everything they needed. We are very pleased that they selected us.”

Midsomer Murders has previously been filmed at Henley Bridge, Henley town hall, Fair Mile cemetery, Greys Court and Thamesfield retirement village in Henley as well as at villages throughout the Chilterns.

text THE stars of ITV’s Midsomer Murders filmed a new episode of the show at Henley Business School.

Actors Neil Dudgeon and Gwilym Lee, who play DCI John Barnaby and his new assistant Sgt Charlie Nelson respectively, spent about six hours at Greenlands on Tuesday.

Also on set were guest stars LailaRouass, who has previously appeared in the Spooks and Holby City and West End performer Lucy Phelps as well as more than half a dozen extras.

A backstage crew of some 20 people arrived on Monday evening to prepare for the shoot.

The team redecorated the premises as a gym and health spa called Belvoir and installed a sign above the main entrance and put bookcases up in the reception.

Dudgeon was filmed arriving at the spa, walking in and greeting staff. Several extras stood outside doing yoga exercises on the lawn.

In the afternoon, the crew continued filming in the school’s gym, which is run by Angie Best.

Mrs Bestsaid: “I closed for the day to let them film so it was a nice day off for me - I was able to just chill out.

“I was tempted to do an Alfred Hitchcock and ask for a small cameo role in the episode.”

The Greenlands scenes will appear in an episode called The Flying Club, which is set in the world of vintage aviation.

Most of the action was filmed at White Waltham Airfield, near Maidenhead, and other scenes in Thame.

It will be one of five episodes in the show’s 16th series, which will be broadcast this winter.

Jacqui Welch, the school’s front of house manager, said: “We provided the location for the crew after they approached us at the last minute.

“None of our staff were asked to be extras as they arrived on site with everything they needed.We are very pleased that they selected us.”

Midsomer Murders has previously been filmed at Henley Bridge, Henley town hall, Fair Mile cemetery, Greys Court and Thamesfield retirement village in Henley as well as at villages throughout the Chilterns.

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