As with every other season of Midsomer Murders, this was british drama at its best. Great mysteries that kept you guessing till the very end. Recommended alongside all of the other seasons.
The deadliest county in England
1. A TALENT FOR LIFE
In Malham Bridge, former socialite and feisty pensioner Isobel Hewitt is accused of assault by fellow fly fisher Margaret Seagrove. When Barnaby and Troy investigate the allegations they discover that all is not well on the Midsomer riverbanks. The investigation takes a more serious turn when two bodies are discovered in the river. Are they the victims of a chance attack by poachers or was there a more sinister motive?
Guest Stars Honor Blackman, Peter Cellier and Jonathan Cullen.
Screenplay by David Hoskins. Directed by Sarah Hellings.
2. DEATH AND DREAMS
The quiet of Midsomer Worthy is shattered by the suicide of Martin Wroath. A gambler, drinker and depressive, the complex nature of his death attracts Barnaby's attention. Wroath had received treatment from the local psychiatric hospital under the supervision of Dr Jane Moore. The Doctor is a widow who juggles her career with being a mother to her three children. Her Care in the Community' approach does not meet with the approval of many of the villagers.
Guest Stars Isla Blair, Stuart Bunce and Jan Ravens.
Screenplay by Peter J Hammond. Directed by Peter Smith.
3. PAINTED IN BLOOD
Joyce Barnaby has enrolled in an art class that takes her to the village green in Midsomer Florey. The village is also under surveillance by Barnaby and Troy who are busy with Operation Pondlife', an initiative designed to combat street crime. When Joyce finds the body of one of her fellow painters the two detectives start to investigate and uncover more than they had expected. With his wife as star witness, Barnaby is taken off the case and Troy continues the investigation alongside the National Intelligence Squad.
Guest Stars John Sessions, Leslie Phillips and Denise Black.
Screenplay by Andrew Payne. Directed by Sarah Hellings.
4. A TALE OF TWO HAMLETS
The Smythe-Websters are a rich family whose wealth and power dominate the two local villages of Upper and Lower Warden Manor. The Head of the Manor's nephew, Larry, is killed in an explosion which appears to be related to the recent making of a horror movie based on the village's history. Larry's Uncle was producing the film and sees the death as good publicity. Barnaby and Troy begin to wonder just how far the Smythe-Websters would go for more money and power?
Guest Stars Beth Goddard, Christopher Good and Jonathan Hyde.
Screenplay by Alan Plater. Directed by Peter Smith.
5. BIRDS OF PREY
Troy and PC Sarah Pearce are in Midsomer Magna investigating a wildlife crime while Barnaby follows up on the discovery of the car and body of Julian Shepherd in the river. Elsewhere Mallory Edmonton is keeping her husband Charles, who suffers from Alzheimer's Disease, sedated and under lock and key in the attic. It transpires that Julian had money worries after investigating in Charles Edmonton's secret invention. Charles dies the two detectives must act fast if they are to uncover what really happened.
Guest Stars Kate Buffery, David Calder and Rosalind Knight.
Screenplay by Michael Russell. Directed Jeremy Silberston.
- Talent profiles
- Textless title sequences
- Photographic evidence
- Region 4
- Box Set
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
- United Kingdom
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