Midsomer Murders actor Gwilym Lee has apologised for the lack of murders in the opening episode of the ITV drama’s latest series.
Series 18 of the long-running detective drama began last Wednesday (January 6) with an episode in which no one was actually killed. Many viewers took to Twitter afterwards to complain, including Britain’s Got Talentsinger Paul Potts, who suggested that “perhaps trading standards should be told”.
Wow! SPOILER ALERT – MIDSOMER. Perhaps Trading standards should be told, @ITV no murders in Midsomer Murders? Trade descriptions act? 😉
— Paul Potts (@paulpottsmusic) January 6, 2016
Following the complaints, actor Gwilyn Lee – who has played DS Charlie Nelson on the show since 2013 – took to Twitter to reassure fans that the show would “make up for it in the rest of the series”.
Oh and sorry for the lack of murders in Wed's ep of @MidsomerTV – seems ur a bloodthirsty lot! We'l make up for it in the rest of the series
— Gwilym Lee (@Gwilymlee) January 8, 2016
Midsomer Murders, which follows the investigations into a series of murders in the picturesque fictional county of Midsomer, began on ITV in 1997 and celebrated its 100th episode last year. Series 18 continues tomorrow evening (January 13) on ITV.