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‘Midsomer Murders’ Producer Bentley Seeks Out ‘Harry Price: Ghost Hunter’

Film's main character is based on real-life ghost hunter Harry Price (above)

LONDON — Bentley Prods., the company behind hit crime-series “Midsomer Murders,” is to produce TV movie “Harry Price: Ghost Hunter” for U.K. network ITV.

Set in 1920s London at a time of rapidly emerging technology, the 120-minute film is a stand-alone story based on real-life ghost hunter and skeptic Harry Price, who investigated tales of the paranormal and supernatural.

The telepic is written by Jack Lothian, whose credits include “Doc Martin,” “Death in Paradise” and “Ashes to Ashes,” based on the novel “The Ghost Hunters” by Neil Spring, who is director of communications for London-based NBCUniversal Intl. Studios.

“Harry Price: Ghost Hunter” will be executive produced for Bentley by Jo Wright (“Midsomer Murders”) and produced by Denise Paul (“Doctor Who”). The film has been commissioned for ITV by director of drama Steve November and controller of commissioning Victoria Fea.

Details of casting will be made available in the coming weeks, with filming taking place in London in September and October.

Bentley’s “Midsomer Murders” is the U.K.’s top drama export, having sold to more than 225 territories. The show is in its 18th season, with Neil Dudgeon as detective inspector John Barnaby and Gwilym Lee as his sidekick Charlie Nelson. John Nettles was the original Inspector Barnaby and stayed for 13 seasons. Bentley also produced ITV action thriller “Ultimate Force,” starring Ross Kemp, which sold to over 140 territories.

All3Media Intl. will be responsible for overseas sales of “Harry Price: Ghost Hunter.”

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