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Murder Mystery Radio Debut To Keep Listeners Guessing


Author: Tall Tales Mysteries

BBC Radio Tees and Tall Tales Mysteries have teamed up to launch a murder mystery for listeners to solve. Murder On The Tees will be on air every Thursday on Matt Bailey's evening show between 6pm and 10pm.

MYSTERY fans on BBC Radio Tees will be in for a treat as a North East murder mystery company launches their first plot for radio.

Murder On The Tees will run across four weeks from August 6th on Matt Bailey’s Thursday evening show between 6pm and 10pm with a cast chosen from some of the talented actors from Tall Tales Mysteries.

In a specially adapted plot for the radio show listeners will tune in to the happenings on Sir Ivor Mansion’s new yacht as he brings on board two mediums in the hope they will deal with a ghostly captain aboard. But nothing is as it seems!

Listeners will be able to discover clues on the Tall Tales Mysteries website and even ask questions of the suspects via videos. The plot will unfold in two sections on each show until the killer is revealed on Thursday August 27th and if anyone misses anything they can catch up on the BBC Sounds website or app.

The idea to run a murder mystery on Radio Tees was something Matt has wanted to do for some time.

He said: “Being handed the Thursday night show for the next month was the perfect opportunity to make a murder mystery on-air happen, and it’s something I’m really excited about!”

Sara West, who runs Tall Tales Mysteries and writes all the scripts, couldn’t resist the idea.

She said: “We already had the perfect story it just needed a little tweaking for the radio. The biggest issue was recording the story when we’re all trying to keep our distance from each other.

“We can’t wait to hear our murder mystery air on BBC Radio Tees and we really hope everyone enjoys it as much as we’ve enjoyed recording it.”

Tall Tales Mysteries is known for performing comedy murder mystery nights in venues across the North East including Wynyard Hall Hotel, Acklam Hall and recently over afternoon tea at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle.

But all in person performances stopped with the UK lockdown in March.

However, the cast turned to online murder mysteries performing over Zoom to hundreds of people over the last few months. Their online performances are still continuing.

Sara said: “We’ve had an amazing reaction to our virtual murder mystery nights. Some have told us that we’ve helped them with the isolation of lockdown when they’ve been living alone and others have told us we’ve given them the best night’s entertainment during lockdown. 

“We’re going to carry on with our virtual nights as long as people want us to having reached an audience across the UK and around the world from South Africa, the US and even Azerbaijan.”

But right now Sara and her team will have all ears glued to the radio every Thursday evening for the next four weeks and they hope you will too.