Drama

Magpie Murders

Lesley Manville and Tim McMullan star in the TV adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's bestselling novel about a dead mystery author, an incomplete manuscript and suspects galore.

Episode 6

52m 45s

Susan cracks her case—not without mishap—then accompanies Pünd as he lays out the solution to Alan’s final book, while magpies watch from above.

Episodes

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    Episode 6: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 6

    S2022 E6 - 52m 45s

    Susan cracks her case—not without mishap—then accompanies Pünd as he lays out the solution to Alan’s final book, while magpies watch from above.

  • Episode 5: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5

    S2022 E5 - 53m 5s

    Susan’s sister and Andreas have unexpected connections to Alan. Meanwhile, Pünd wraps up his investigation, promising, “Very soon all will be made clear!”

  • Episode 4: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4

    S2022 E4 - 53m 5s

    The puzzle pieces of Alan’s death get more and more jumbled. At the same time, the plot of his new book and the lives of his acquaintances start to converge.

  • Episode 3: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3

    S2022 E3 - 53m 5s

    Angling to sell his publishing firm and retire, Charles leans on Susan to take over as CEO. In a parallel story, the detective plot in Alan’s last novel unfolds.

  • Episode 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2

    S2022 E2 - 53m 5s

    Everyone he knew had reason to kill mystery author Alan Conway. But was his fatal fall actually murder? The missing last chapter of his new book may hold the secret.

  • Episode 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1

    S2022 E1 - 52m 24s

    A mystery author turns in the manuscript for his latest book, but the last chapter is missing. His editor investigates and is soon on the trail of a suspicious death.

Extras + Features

  • Filming Magpie Murders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Filming Magpie Murders

    S2022 E6 - 5m 6s

    Author, writer, and executive producer Anthony Horowitz describes the extraordinary experience of watching his story come to life on camera.

  • Episode 6 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 6 Preview

    S2022 E6 - 31s

    Susan cracks her case—not without mishap—then accompanies Pünd as he lays out the solution to Alan’s final book, while magpies watch from above.

  • Character Connections: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Character Connections

    S2022 E6 - 1m 31s

    Is Anthony Horowitz similar to any of his Magpie Murders characters? Find out what the man behind the mystery had to say!

  • The Double World of Magpie Murders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Double World of Magpie Murders

    S2022 E5 - 5m 32s

    "Is Atticus in her imagination?...Is he a dream or is it magic?" Author, Writer, and Executive Producer Anthony Horowitz explains the link between Susan Ryeland and Atticus Pünd.

  • Episode 5 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5 Preview

    S2022 E5 - 31s

    Susan’s sister and Andreas have unexpected connections to Alan. Meanwhile, Pünd wraps up his investigation, promising, “Very soon all will be made clear!”

  • Tim McMullan on Magpie Murders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tim McMullan on Magpie Murders

    S2022 E5 - 2m 18s

    "I think he's such a beguiling character." Hear what star Tim McMullan had to say about the series and playing the uniquely curious detective Atticus Pünd.

  • Secrets of a Magpie Murders Set: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Secrets of a Magpie Murders Set

    S2022 - 2m 53s

    It's no easy feat creating two worlds on one set! Learn how the talented crew brought the two interwoven stories to life.

  • Episode 4 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview

    S2022 E4 - 31s

    The puzzle pieces of Alan’s death get more and more jumbled. At the same time, the plot of his new book and the lives of his acquaintances start to converge.

  • Why Do We Love Murder Mysteries?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Why Do We Love Murder Mysteries?

    S2022 E3 - 5m 28s

    "I can't think of any genre in which the main character and the reader, or the viewer, are more closely connected." Author and series writer and executive producer Anthony Horowitz discusses what makes detective fiction so popular.

  • Episode 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview

    S2022 E3 - 31s

    Angling to sell his publishing firm and retire, Charles leans on Susan to take over as CEO. In a parallel story, the detective plot in Alan’s last novel unfolds.

  • Playing Two Characters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Playing Two Characters

    S2022 E3 - 4m 56s

    "It's the same actor, two very different roles, and yet very much connected." Hear from the cast and more about what it's like to play two different characters in two different worlds in one series.

Schedule

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