Edinburgh is hoping a major new BBC crime drama will boost tourism to the capital.

Crime drama is the biggest genre for movie and TV shows that film in Edinburgh, with the latest show being One of Us, which begins its run on BBC1 this week.

One Of Us has been written by Harry and Jack Williams, and follows the aftermath of the murder of two childhood sweethearts just back from honeymoon.

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The drama also based its pre-production in Edinburgh, before its three month filming schedule in the city and the Scottish Borders, where the scenic backdrop doubled for the Highlands.

This Is Edinburgh, run by Marketing Edinburgh as an official guide to the city, is launching a new city guide, detailing the locations of films and TV programmes shot in the city.

Nearly half of visitors go to a destination they have seen on screen, film bosses say.

Marketing chiefs hope both the new guide and One of Us will aid tourism to the city, repeating the tourism success of southern Sweden after the success of crime series such as The Bridge and Wallander, which included a nearly 30% jump in UK tourists travelling to that country in one year.

Other TV shows shot in Edinburgh include The Escape Artist with David Tennant and the Rebus shows, starring Ken Stott.

Film Edinburgh, the region’s local Film Commission, says that of the more than 200 dramas filmed in Edinburgh over the last 25 years, crime dramas have made up more than 20%.

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This has included programmes such as BBC’s Case Histories, Doors Open and the pilot for Birger Larsen’s Murder.

Rosie Ellison, Film Manager for Film Edinburgh said: “Edinburgh has an amazing history of crime drama, but it was really from the nineties that Edinburgh became popular as the backdrop for crime productions.

"The appetite for the genre across the globe is stronger than ever and with 40% of all visitors choosing to come to a destination they have seen on screen, the new crime drama guide is a perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to seek out some of the city’s most iconic locations from across the decades."

William McGregor, director of One Of Us, said: “A huge amount of the tone and atmosphere of One of Us came from the architecture, surrounding landscape and beautiful light quality of Edinburgh.

"There’s such a rich variation of locations, which was perfect for the various scenes we had spread across the city.

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"Filming was also straight forward and we had great control of our locations, I’m sure there was a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes that I wasn't even aware of.

"But the end result was certainly obvious, as I felt fully supported in achieving what I wanted every time we were filming on location in the city."

2015 was a record year of film production in Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, with 353 productions completing, generating more than £6.9m generated from filming in the city region, a 48% rise on 2014 figures.