A couple from Ayr, who run the Riddle Rooms on Hope Street, have been part of a new murder mystery games show.

Hosted by Susan Calman, Toria Cassidy and Gregor Campbell, applied to take part in the BBC programme, Armchair Detectives earlier this year.

Speaking about their adventure, Toria said: “We got involved through the riddle rooms in Ayr.

“I was checking my emails one day and there was a message about a games show in a murder mystery style.

“I’m into puzzles and problem solving.

“I agreed to take part but didn’t think it would actually happen. I just thought why not, this would be great.

“My partner said he would take part as well and all of a sudden we were sitting on set. 

“There was a trial run before the filming started.

“The daytime TV show is like Gogglebox but you have to solve murders and sit in an armchair to do so. 

“There were 15 contestants.”

The programme, which combines a murder mystery drama with a gameshow, transported three players and viewers at home to the fictional town of Mortcliff where a dastardly crime had been committed. 

Toria and the other detectives had to discover ‘whodunnit’?

Toria continued: “Filming took place in just two weeks and we filmed three episodes a day. 

“It was very intense but very rhythmic. 

“I did film making and script writing at uni. 

“When we filmed Armchair Detectives part of me thought I would already be used to it but the first time I got up to take part it was terrifying.

“But it was fun after that. 

“It is a very unique show and we became very close to all the contestants. 

“I hope we stay in touch. 

“We are already planning a murder mystery party reunion.”

The programme was screened last month but is available online.