Flying club 'proud' of its Midsomer Murders appearance

Flying club 'proud' of its Midsomer Murders appearance

Simon Meechan

Flying club 'proud' of its Midsomer Murders appearance

Murder-mystery fans got a chance to see White Waltham Airfield take centre stage in an ITV drama on Wednesday.

White Waltham Airfield became Finchmere Airfield in the fictional county of Midsomer for the fourth episode in the latest series of Midsomer Murders.

The show, in the 16th series of the long-running detective show, saw DCI John Barnaby and DS Charlie Nelson solve the mystery of who murdered Finchmere's boss, Bernard King.

The scenery must have impressed entreprenuer Lord Alan Sugar, who used Twitter to ask his 3.3million followers where the show was filmed.

The real airfield's director of operations, Denny Batchelor, said members were thrilled that White Waltham was showcased in the drama.

She said that 70 of the club's members got together on Friday  to watch a big screen projection of the film in the club's bar, complete with popcorn and drinks.

Denny said: "Everybody said that the airfield looked lovely. In some shots some of the owners had their aircraft on show. Everybody enjoyed it.

"They [the production team] only brought one aircraft, they got someone in to do the spit fire fly-by. For the rest they used our aircraft.

"It's been a great success, everyone is quite proud."

The episode is available to watch on ITV's catch up service here.

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