For our annual seasonal tale set in the Steampunk city-state of New Babbage this year, we become involved in solving a Murder at the Muirsheen Durkin!
The Muirsheen Durkin is, of course, the restuarant/bar in Brunel Hall, the large hotel that is part of the business empire of Mr Victor Mornington, the Assistant Maceholder of New Babbage. So when his temporary Christmas barman, Mr Biggins, discovers a murder victim ... then they are duty bound to hand over the prime suspect to Miss Bookworm Heinrichs, the head of the Militia.
But has Mr Mornington's pet rabbit Thumper turned vorpal? Or is there another explanation? Can Miss Widdershins and Mr Merlin help to solve the mystery, or will they just complicate things further? Fortunately, there's a formidable forensics expert they can turn to ...
This is a special version of this episode in which the story – which already had period-looking titles and credits – is rendered entirely in black and white, giving a period feel to it. The commercial breaks and the slideshow are in colour, but the action is in mono. Imagine you're watching an old movie on TV!