New TV murder drama set in Lambourn

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  • Murder, mystery, horseracing.

    The themes have long been intertwined, thanks to novels by Dick Francis and John Francome, but now a new TV series is heading to our screens.

    Glue, about “murder and secrets” in racing, is due to be shown in a 10pm slot on E4 this autumn.

    Filming has already started in Lambourn — Valley of the Racehorse — for the new eight-part series. Trainer Charlie Mann’s yard is one that is reported to have been checked out.

    The series is set in a racing yard and the plot focuses on the staff and horses.

    “When the body of Caleb, a teenage traveller, is found dead underneath the wheels of a tractor, his friends are forced to open up their world and watch their secrets spill out,” reads the preview.

    Writer Jack Thorne, the Bafta winner behind This is England, The Fades and Skins, said: “I grew up in Newbury and was constantly fascinated by life around the stables. In an age where the British countryside feels like it’s rotting through disrepair we want to tell a story about ambition, hope, darkness and anarchy.”

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