Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Armchair Detectives


Tiger Aspect's new TV game show Armchair Detectives, hosted by Susan Calman (Strictly Come Dancing 2017), launched this week. Three amateur sleuths try to solve a fictional murder after meeting the suspects and uncovering the clues.

Like Midsommer Murders, Armchair Detectives sees a series of terrible crimes taking place in the fictional town of Mortcliff. Residents of East Lothian may recognise parts of Mortcliff as locations in Tranent, Longniddry, Cockenzie/Port Seton, North Berwick, Inveresk and Gullane.

Tiger Aspect chose East Lothian as the base for the show and shot the series here over a period of 5 weeks in summer 2017, shining the spotlight on what the region has to offer filmmakers in terms of locations, crew and film-friendly procedures. East Lothian's Filming Charter came into its own, with filmmakers and the Council working together closely to facilitate the shoot.

But don't get distracted by location spotting; there's a murder to be solved.