Murder is an anthology series with each episode taking a look at the terrible complexities of a murder case. This gripping drama is told in a unique style in which all of the protagonists in each episode engage in monologues to camera, giving their version of what happened on the night, hearing the story from every angle and casting the viewer as a jury member to decide on guilt and innocence.
Following the success of the 2013 BAFTA winning pilot, Murder: Joint Enterprise, a three episode series was ordered. Birger Larsen, known for his work on Scandinavian drama, The Killing, returned as director for an episode, with Paul Wright and Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard directing episodes two and three respectively.
Murder film locations in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders
Production company, Touchpaper, chose to base the production in a closed City of Edinburgh Council school on the outskirts of the city. They transformed the location into production HQ, which also served for a number of the interior locations from houses to police stations.
In episode one, 'The Third Voice', a body is found near the source of the River Tweed. This was filmed on location at Drumelzier in the Scottish Borders as well as in the court at Peebles, and in the cemetery at West Linton.
'The Lost Weekend' is set in Belgravia London but was filmed on location in Atholl Crescent and St Bernards Crescent in Edinburgh.
Episode three, 'The Big Bang', attempts to uncover which one of three armed robbers killed an off duty policeman in cold blood ten years earlier. The old school was used for the set, while Wester Hailes and Edinburgh Sheriff Court also feature.