If you like Midsomer Murders you'll enjoy this series.
There are many of us who regard British drama as being second to none, and a long way in the lead. OK, we find some rather unlikely happenings, but in the spirit of the yarn, even they go down very well. Good on you Barnaby and Co.
I really enjoyed these Midsomer Murders, episodes. John Nettles is great as DCI Barnaby,it's a shame he's left the programme as the new Barnaby is not quite as good as the old.
In the Fletcher's Cross Village Hall, Rosetta Price is seated with her eyes closed, watched by an eager audience. She is the medium of the Spirit of Friendship group and issues a warning of impending sorrow for someone that evening. Shortly afterwards the body of a renowned skinflint and local funeral director Patrick Pennyman is discovered by his wife. Is this just a coincidental case of suicide?
To unravel the mystery Barnaby and Scott must delve into the mystical goings on at the spiritualist group.
2. DEAD IN THE WATER
The villagers of Midsomer are soaking up the sun at the Midsomer Regatta. However, the tranquility of the race is shattered when the Veteran's race is interrupted by a body in the water. It us Guy Sweetman, Chairman of Midsomer Rowing Club who has been knocked unconscious and drowned.
Guy was a serial philanderer who "didn't so much play the field as the entire countryside!" Was he murdered by a jealous husband or angry ex-girlfriend or was there a more sinister motive? Barnaby and Scott take to the water to unravel the mystery.
3. ORCHIS FATALIS
The annual Flower and Orchid Show at Malham Manor is a gentle village affair, with DCI Barnaby manning the Tombola. Simmering underneath this charming scene bubbles intense tension and rivalry between the orchidaceous horticulturalists. When two Orchid Society members are found dead Barnaby realises how vicious the competition is for these beautiful expensive and rare plants. Together with Sergeant Scott he sets about solving the crimes.
4. BANTLING BOY
It is the big race of the season on Midsomer, The Causton Gold Cup. The local favourite is Bantling Boy, a shorse owned by a syndicate led by Bruce Hartley. After a last minute jockey change Bantling Boy wins and Sam Tate offers to buy him. The syndicate cannot agree on whether or not to sell. Shortly after this heated debate Bruce Hartley is brutally clubbed to death. Barnaby and Scott investigate.
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.33 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
- United Kingdom