The BEST episodes of Murder in Successville

Every episode of Murder in Successville ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Murder in Successville!

Improvised comedy murder mystery series. Successville is a surreal place with a high celebrity homicide count. In each episode, Successville's unique and loveable detective, DI Sleet, enlists the help of a genuine celebrity sidekick to solve the latest high-profile murder.

Last Updated: 1/22/2023Network:BBC Three
32 votes

#1 - Vigilante

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/15/2016

On his birthday, Sleet becomes a murder suspect when Nick Knowles' body is discovered in the detective's car. Rookie cop Vicky Pattison must break him out of prison and try and find the real culprit.

A Rat's Tale
14 votes

#2 - A Rat's Tale

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/17/2017

New police recruit Professor Green enters Successville amidst an epic rivalry between the supervillain known as the Termite and the town's masked vigilante superhero the Rattman. The Termite has struck again, killing the new police commissioner Bear Grylls, and it is up to DI Sleet and Pro Green to catch and unmask the Termite.

Directors: James De Frond
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes
23 votes

#3 - Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/13/2016

This week D.I. Sleet is joined by Spice Girl Emma Bunton, who takes on the role of his cop sidekick in this weird and wonderful world of improvised comedy.

The Brass Gnome
27 votes

#4 - The Brass Gnome

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/19/2017

There has been another Murder in Successville. A priceless piece of art has been stolen from right under DI Sleet's nose, and Bjork is murdered in the process. Sleet and his new sidekick Richard Osman wade into art's black market underworld to catch their culprit. Find the art, and they'll find the killer.

Directors: James De Frond
Dr Death
23 votes

#5 - Dr Death

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/3/2015

DI Sleet is joined by Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. The detectives learn that there has been a murder down at Successville Hospital, where Dr Wayne Rooney has been bandaged to death.

Directors: James De Frond
Dead, Rich and Famous
29 votes

#6 - Dead, Rich and Famous

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/20/2015

DI Sleet is joined by Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden as they head up to Lady Gaga's mansion to deal with a minor complaint.

Directors: James De Frond
Writer: Toby Davies
23 votes

#7 - Orangefinger

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/10/2015

DI Sleet is joined by Olympic gymnast Louis Smith. The detectives learn that pharmacist Lindsay Lohan has been spray-tanned to death. She is the latest victim in a spate of murders - it looks like the detectives have a serial killer on their hands.

Directors: James De Frond
Writer: Toby Davies
A Murder in Ye Olde Successville
22 votes

#8 - A Murder in Ye Olde Successville

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/26/2017

We are thrown back in time to Victorian Successville, where guest rookie Martin Kemp is tasked with solving the very first murder. Local lady of the night Rita Ora has been found dead in an alley, and DI Sleet and Kemp are tasked with retracing her last steps around the cobbled streets of Successville.

Directors: James De Frond
A Horse Called Alan
34 votes

#9 - A Horse Called Alan

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/29/2016

D.I. Sleet and Chris Kamara discover that D.I Sleet’s close friend, Successville’s most successful race horse, Alan Shearer has been murdered.

The Mob
55 votes

#10 - The Mob

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/6/2015

DI Sleet is joined by Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing who takes on the role of his sidekick. They learn that local restaurateur Bruno Tonioli has been shot in a brutal murder that has all the hallmarks of a gangland killing.

Directors: James De Frond
Mayor the Force Be with You
29 votes

#11 - Mayor the Force Be with You

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/27/2015

DI Sleet is joined by TV presenter Dermot O'Leary. Our detectives learn that Amanda Holden, the mayor's PA, has been murdered. Mayor Simon Cowell has been kidnapped and is being held to ransom.

Directors: James De Frond
Writer: Toby Davies
19 votes

#12 - Incognito

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/6/2016

D.I. Sleet is joined by singer and jungle star George Shelley, who takes on the role of his cop sidekick in a weird and wonderful world of improvised comedy.

I Saw a Monster!
21 votes

#13 - I Saw a Monster!

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/3/2017

Things get very strange in Successville as reporter Harry Hill is found dead, covered with radiation burns and surrounded with weird footprints that look like they belong to a monster... DI Sleet and his new celebrity sidekick Lorraine Kelly delve into all things supernatural as they grill this week's suspects.

Directors: James De Frond
A Nest of Vipers
18 votes

#14 - A Nest of Vipers

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/10/2017

DI Sleet and his sidekick Reggie Yates are going undercover on a stag do, spending 24 hours in Successville's top hotel. There is a murder to solve, but try telling that to an excitable murder detective who has found out there is a karaoke bar. When undercover detective Noel Edmonds is found dead in a bedroom in what looks like a sex game gone wrong, it is up to Reggie to lead the investigation.

Directors: James De Frond
19 votes

#15 - Miranda

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/22/2016

D.I. Sleet and Mark Wright are given the task of cleaning up the streets of Successville. Chief Ramsay wants them to eradicate a new lethal drug, nicknamed ‘Miranda’.

Bunch of Cults
38 votes

#16 - Bunch of Cults

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/13/2015

DI Sleet is joined by Radio One DJ Greg James. Our detectives learn that there has been a murder at the Successville Art Gallery - Reese Witherspoon (owner of Successville's chain of bars, the Witherspoons) has been killed.

Directors: James De Frond
Writer: Toby Davies
19 votes

#17 - Memoirs

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/20/2016

D.I. Sleet is in Successville General Hospital recovering from being shot in last week’s episode. Whilst in bed, Sleet reflectively takes us through his colourful memoirs as we see previously unseen moments from his life as a cop. Tired of working in the force, has it all got too much for our favourite detective, or will a series of surprise visitors make him change his mind?

The Big Sleet
17 votes

#18 - The Big Sleet

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/24/2017

D.I Sleet’s superhero alter-ego The Rattman finds himself in a life-or-death scenario at the hands of supervillain The Termite. Now, in this retrospective of Murder In Successville’s best bits from series three, Sleet is having some self-reflection as he faces his toughest decision to date. He must turn his back on one of his personas forever - but will it be Sleet the cop, or Sleet the superhero?

Directors: James De Frond

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