Midsomer Murders

Last Man Out

Series 19 - Episode 3 Last Man Out

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Review

A bit of a Midsomer Murders collector’s item this. Barnaby and Winter are investigating the murder of a star village cricketer when a familiar face turns up.

It’s Jones – Barnaby’s former sergeant and a regular on the series for 12 years until he left for a job in Brighton (where he appears to be an item with the pathologist once played by Tamzin Malleson). So why is he back in the county under an assumed name?

The answer is wrapped up in some reassuringly daft plotting. To give you an idea, the victim is killed by having high-speed cricket balls fired at him from a bowling machine. He’s not wearing any padding, but the drama is.

Summary

Winter and Barnaby investigate when Lower Pampling's star cricketer Leo Henderson is found dead after a match in the grounds, pummelled to death by cricket balls. Barnaby is surprised to see DS Jones undercover as one of Leo's team-mates, and his former colleague reveals he is working on suspected cases of match-fixing in the area, but things take an even more sinister turn when captain Fitz Theara is stabbed through the heart with a cricket stump.

Cast & Crew

DCI John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon
DS Jamie Winter Nick Hendrix
St John Beachwood John Bird
Elliot Luthando Joe Dixon
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman
Serena Luthando Esther Hall
DI Ben Jones Jason Hughes
Germaine Troughton Susan Jameson
Melody Henderson Natasha Little
Dr Kam Karimore Manjinder Virk
Kia Luthando Tia Bannon
Cilla Troughton Frances Grey
Leo Henderson Bruce Lawrence
Wade McMaster Mark Powley
Butler Styles Paul Reynolds
Fitz Theara Parth Thakerar
Director Matt Carter
Executive Producer Jo Wright
Producer Ella Kelly
Writer Jeff Povey
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