'Murder Island': Ian Rankin writes murder mystery show featuring the public
Best-selling crime author Ian Rankin has written a TV series for Channel 4 that will see members of the public take on the role of detective and lead their own investigations. Murder Island, which was filmed during the summer and airs next month, will blend factual, drama and competition formats. Murder Island, which was filmed during the summer and airs on Channel 4 next month, will blend factual, drama and competition formats. The six-part series is based around a group of amateur detectives who will compete to solve a crime and build a “watertight case” that can stand up in court. Contestants will be overseen by some of the UK’s leading senior investigating officers.
Ian Rankin said, “When it comes to writing a whodunnit I usually call the shots, taking the reader only to the places I want them to visit and showing them only the characters I want them to see. Murder Island is different. The detectives can follow any strand, uncovering clues as they go and asking the suspects any questions they like. Will I manage to stay one step ahead of them? I think I’ve constructed my twistiest story yet — so let’s see.”
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