Eight episodes of ITV’s long-running detective series, Midsomer Murders, have been filmed in Thame. Whilst the real-life Midsomer Murders locations are spread across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, Thame is is 'the 2nd most-filmed town in Midsomer’.
In ‘Picture of Innocence’, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie in Thame became Madrigal’s camera shop in the fictional village of Luxton Deeping. Once filming had finished, Nigel Rumsey created a new recipe and introduced the Barnaby Bun to their menu in celebration.
Thame has hosted both John Nettles and Neil Dudgeon as the shows lead character Chief Inspector Barnaby.