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Series 16 - Episode 3
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A local farmer is found in the woods near Midsomer Wyvern (Midsomer being an area that appears to grow exponentially by the week). He’s been tied to a tree, daubed in truffle oil and nibbled to death by a rampaging wild boar. Even by
’ customary outré standards this is a particularly labour-intensive way of killing someone.
But nothing ruffles the equanimity of DCI Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), as he and his sidekick Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee) potter through the tastefully furnished corridors of the flash Wyvern House hotel and restaurant into a seething kitchen run by a temperamental star chef, Ruth Cameron (Sharon Small).
Soon we become embroiled in unhappy marriages (there are very few solid unions in Midsomer) and complicated musical-chairs relationships before the killer with the culinary nous is caught. This episode was postponed for FA Cup football on 15 January.
When wealthy farmer Martin Strickland is discovered bound to a tree, doused in truffle oil and mauled to death by a wild boar, the investigation leads DCI Barnaby to tyrannical celebrity chef Ruth Cameron at the upmarket Wyvern House restaurant. However, secrets from the past surface after the murderer strikes again, and the repercussions are felt further than they were originally intended. With Neil Dudgeon, Neil McCaul, Sharon Small, Marc Elliott and Arabella Weir.
Cast & Crew
DCI John Barnaby
DS Charlie Nelson
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