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 1

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.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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    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.

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    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!”

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    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.

Extras + Features

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2022 - 31s

    It's a mystery within a mystery, and everyone's a suspect. Does the missing chapter of Alan Conway's last novel hold the key to a real-life crime? Don't miss the premiere on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9/8c.

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    Official Preview

    S2022 - 2m

    Susan Ryeland sets out to find the missing final chapter of author Alan Conway's latest novel...and to solve his murder. Adapted from Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling mystery by the author himself, the series premieres on Sunday, October 16 at 9/8c.

  • What Makes a Great Mystery?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Makes a Great Mystery?

    S2022 - 1m 1s

    What is it that makes a mystery story truly great? Creator Anthony Horowitz, Lesley Manville, Tim McMullan, and more share their thoughts.

  • What is Magpie Murders?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What is Magpie Murders?

    S2022 - 2m 26s

    "It's a sort of a whodunit inside a whodunit." Writer and Executive Producer Anthony Horowitz, the cast, and more describe what to expect in the twisty mystery series.

  • Making Magpie Murders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Making Magpie Murders

    S2022 E1 - 3m 50s

    Filming a story within a story set in two different time periods is no easy feat! Hear from the crew about how they made it happen.

  • Writing Magpie Murders: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Writing Magpie Murders

    S2022 E1 - 4m 59s

    Author and series Writer and Executive Producer Anthony Horowitz describes the difference between writing Magpie Murders as a book vs. a television series.

  • Episode 2 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview

    S2022 E2 - 31s

    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.

  • What Makes a Sleuth a Sleuth?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What Makes a Sleuth a Sleuth?

    S2022 E2 - 5m 39s

    Writer and Executive Producer Anthony Horowitz breaks down what makes a great fictional sleuth and how to craft the perfect mystery.

  • 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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    Magpie Murders on Masterpiece: : TVSS: Iconic

    Magpie Murders

    Saturday
    Apr 20

    1 Hour

    Susan is in line to be the next CEO as the detective plot in Alan's last novel unfolds.
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    Magpie Murders on Masterpiece: TVSS: Iconic

    Magpie Murders

    Saturday
    Apr 27

    1 Hour

    As Alan Conway is buried, Susan Ryeland gets help from an unexpected source.

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