A murder-mystery TV series that was filmed in Bucks has given residents a first look at their town on the big screen. 

Filming for the murder-mystery adaptation of Bucks novelist Robert Thorogood’s ‘The Marlow Murder Club’ kicked off in the 'Death in Paradise' creator’s hometown of Marlow way back at the beginning of June.

Film crews were spotted by eagle-eyed residents at various spots around the town including the High Street, Station Road, Quarry Wood Road and Higginson Park.

Now, first-look images of the Steve Barron-directed series have been released by production company UKTV ahead of a four-part release on the Drama channel in 2024.

‘The Marlow Murder Club’, produced by the team behind the much-loved BBC comedy series ‘Ghosts’, is both set and filmed in the eponymous Thames-side town and follows Judith Potts, a retired architect who lives alone in a faded mansion and spends her time setting crosswords for the local newspaper.

Following in the tradition of British cosy-crime novels with a signature twist, Judith finds herself in the midst of a murder enquiry in the heart of Marlow after hearing a gunshot from her neighbour’s garden.

Recruiting local dog-walker and empty-nester Suzie and unfulfilled Vicar’s wife Becks, she begins an investigation of her own and quickly finds herself caught up in an enticing spider’s web of mystery and danger.

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Commissioned by Monumental Television, the TV adaptation will star 'Downton Abbey' actress Samantha Bond as Judith, 'Doctor Who’s Jo Martin as Suzie and 'The Sandman’s Cara Horgan as Becks, alongside Natalie Dew as Detective Sergeant Tanika Malik.

The series will also air in the US, with international distribution handled by ITV.

Author Robert Thorogood took to Twitter at the beginning of June to reassure Marlow residents that while he had toyed with including scenes on the town’s famous bridge in the TV script, he had ultimately decided against it to minimise disruption.

Robert, who, also served alongside Steve Barron as an executive producer, said he was “thrilled” to be creating a brand-new murder mystery series for television audiences.

He added: “I can’t wait for audiences to join Judith, Becks and Suzie on their adventures as they solve a series of fiendishly puzzling murders.”

Philippa Collie Cousins, senior commissioning editor, also expressed her enthusiasm for the project, describing it as the fruits of a “highly rewarding period of collaboration”.

“The brilliant team at Monumental have found the perfect cast for the show and the perfect director in Steve Barron. I’m very much looking forward to seeing these great scripts burst to life on screen.”