With the usual combination of affairs, family secrets and village feuds, it’s very familiar fare for fans of the show, with two ‘special guest’ cameos coming courtesy of Les Dennis and Mark Heap. The cold, muted colours lend the village of Morton Shallows an eerie atmosphere and, while the whole ‘haunted’ theme is a bit silly, this is still an entertaining murder mystery with the usual twists and turns along the way. Not sure about Barnaby’s Christmas jumper, though.
This Italian restaurant and bar popped up on Old Compton Street at the end of 2015 with barely a squeak – a rare feat for any new central London venue, let alone one taking up a prime spot in Soho. There's a wine and cocktail bar on the ground floor and a restaurant upstairs. The focus is on Italy, with a drinks list comprising Italian-influenced cocktails and Italian wines, and a food menu ranging from pizzas, pasta and piattini to a pan-fried mackerel fillet 'burger' in ciabatta with avocado, tomato, baby gem lettuce and aioli, and roasted lamb fillet with sweet and sour caponata and a pine nut houmous. Bar food also features – think arancini, calamari fritti, bruschetta piccante or polenta al parmigiana. Keep an eye out for special wine and prosecco tasting sessions, some of which are free.
Venue says: “Come check out our daily prosecco party! £30 per head for bottomless prosecco and piattini!”