03/09/2013 07:51 BST | Updated 03/11/2013 05:12 GMT

'Midsomer Murders' Joins Forces With 'The Killing', 'Borgen' Stars For 100th Episode In Copenhagen

Can't decide between the rustic appeal of 'Midsomer Murders' and the cerebral charms of 'The Killing' and 'Borgen'? Well, for one episode only, you won't have to.

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DCI Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) is going overseas for Midsomer's 100th episode

Midsomer's creative team Bentley Productions have announced that, to celebrate its 100th episode of the enduringly popular crime series, DCI Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) will be travelling to Denmark to investigate the discovery of a body, with links that go all the way to Badger's Drift - a location longtime Midsomer fans will recognise as the first ever murder location of the series.

And Nordic Noir fans will recognise some familiar faces, with Ann Eleonora Jorgensen (Pernille Birk Larsen in 'The Killing') and Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (journalist Katrine Fønsmark in 'Borgen') among the cast.

This will also be a special occasion in that it is the first time the 'Midsomer Murders' team have gone beyond British shores to film.


'Borgen' star Birgitte Hjort Sorensen will star in the special episode of 'Midsomer Murders'

When HuffPostUK caught up with Birgitte earlier in the year, she mentioned she was also filming an episode of 'Miss Marple' in London, so she's evidently finding a happy new home in British TV crime drama.

Kaare Schmidt, Danish broadcaster DR's series acquisitions executive, says, "'Midsomer Murders' is a benchmark in television entertainment and 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."

'Midsomer' is already a firm favourite on Danish television, where it has been running for 12 years, under the name 'Barnaby'. The programme is sold internationally to 225 territories.