Making a killing and all in the name of charity

Thame Midsomer Tours have this year made their largest donation so far, with £1,400 given to each of the Mayor’s charities.

This year they are Red Kite Family Centre, Thame Shed and Thame Museum.

Around 2,500 Midsomer fans and tourists from home and abroad have now taken the tour since it began six years ago and two thirds of ticket sales income is donated to local charities each year.

The ever-popular tours have resulted in around £8,000 being donated to date.

Tours are led by a team of six knowledgeable volunteer guides who are enthusiastic experts, not only on Midsomer Murders locations, the episodes, the actors, the bizarre methods of murder and much more, but on local history, too.

The tours cover the 23 Midsomer filming locations in Thame, and guides will tell people about each one – including Thame Town Hall (pictured, also known as Causton Town Hall) and Thame Museum.

Tony Long, tour co-ordinator, said: ‘We’re delighted to continue supporting local good causes while giving Midsomer fans locally and from around the world a fascinating insight into Thame as a major Midsomer filming location.

‘Please join us for a tour when the new season starts in April, and help local causes at the same time.’

Thame Midsomer Tours have ended for the winter now but will be back again from Wednesday 3 April 2024. For more information, go to

Picture by James Taylor