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Midsomer Murders teams up with The Killing

Gwilym Lee and Neil Dudgeon
Image caption Gwilym Lee (left) joins the cast as DS Nelson

Midsomer Murders is joining forces with producers of Danish drama The Killing to celebrate its 100th episode.

The ITV crime drama will be partly filmed in Copenhagen, which will be the first time Midsomer Murders has been shot outside the UK.

The programme is popular in Denmark where it is know as Barnaby.

Two Danish actresses will feature in the special episode - The Killing's Ann Eleonora Jorgensen and Borgen's Birgitte Hjort Sorensen.

DCI Barnaby, played by Neil Dudgeon and DS Nelson, played by newcomer Gwilym Lee, travel to Denmark where a body has been discovered that links back to a family who live in Midsomer.

The episode, to be produced by Denmark's public service broadcaster DR, is titled The Killings At Copenhagen and will be aired as part of the forthcoming 16th series.

DR's series acquisitions executive Karre Schmidt said: "Midsomer Murders is a benchmark in television entertainment and (has been) Danish viewers' favourite programme for more than a decade.

"It's an honour and a thrill for us to be able to contribute to the series' distinguished line of murder victims and police detectives," she said.

In the UK scenes, the episode will return to the programme's first murder location - the fictional village of Badger's Drift.

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