Midsomer Murders

A Talent for Life - Part One

Series 6 - Episode 1 A Talent for Life - Part One



Classy guest stars in this two-part 2003 story. Honor Blackman sets the tale in motion as Isobel Hewitt, a well-to-do former socialite who’s new in the area and accused by the Midsomer Fly Fisher Club of assault. Philip Franks plays Quentin Roka, the antiques dealer who’s a confidant of Isobel but still doesn’t know her secret. 

Meanwhile, Leo Bantock (James Hazeldine), businessman and old flame of restaurateur’s wife Ruth Scholey (Amanda Root), returns and causes trouble by revealing her fling with randy doctor Duncan Goff (Richard Durden).

Two of the above people are bludgeoned to death with a fence post.


Part one of two. Troy and Barnaby investigate foul play in the village of Malham Bridge, where the bodies of two people bludgeoned to death with a fence post have been found near a river. Although suspicion for the murders initially falls on poachers, the detectives look into the possibility the killing was a crime of passion. Guest starring Honor Blackman. Concludes tomorrow.

Cast & Crew

DCI Tom Barnaby John Nettles
Sgt Gavin Troy Daniel Casey
Joyce Barnaby Jane Wymark
Cully Barnaby Laura Howard
Quentin Roka Philip Franks
Dr Bullard Barry Jackson
Isobel Hewitt Honor Blackman
Dixie Goff Jane Downs
Duncan Goff Richard Durden
Angela Goff Alison Rose
Keith Scholey John Warnaby
Ruth Scholey Amanda Root
Melrose Plunkett Jonathan Cullen
Rebecca Plunkett Suzanne Burden
Derrick Seagrove Jeff Rawle
Margaret Seagrove Susan Wooldridge
Andrew Turner Will Knightley
Leo Bantock James Hazeldine
Beatrice Eileen Page
Gwen Dobson June Barrie
Peregrine Slade Peter Cellier
Steve Malcolm Raeburn
James Tapsell Ian Peck
Oyster man Robert Putt
Barman/Landlord Sidney Livingstone
Customer Roger Swaine
Director Sarah Hellings
Producer Brian True-May
Writer David Hoskins
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