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Midsomer Murders

  • 2011
  • Season 15
  • 6 episodes
  • Mystery
  • Drama

Summary

A new run opens with John investigating reports of a headless horseman. In other shows, a barrister is killed with a lethal dose of morphine; and an astronomer is killed during a total eclipse of the sun.

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Episode 5: The Sicilian Defence

Summary

Coma victim Harriet Farmer finally wakes up a year after she was attacked while trying to elope, but her boyfriend Finn Robson is still missing. Soon after she regains consciousness, members of a chess club are targeted by a killer. Could the assault that left Harriet for dead be linked to moves on a games board? Guest starring Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), with Neil Dudgeon and Jason Hughes

Review

Here’s another dollop of Midsomer madness as a young May Queen
is attacked in the woods by a man wearing a mask shaped like
a chess piece. Her boyfriend is missing. The victim is in a coma
for a year, before suddenly coming round, unable to remember what happened to her.

There’s a strong chess theme running through a typically bizarre story as nice DCI Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and his well-meaning but dim sidekick DS Jones (Jason Hughes) turn up at a fraught chess convention.

The usual avalanche of suspects includes the father of the missing boy, who SHOUTS all the time, and an ambitious chess mother. Barnaby, whose wife is currently clearing out the family loft (this is a curious comedy subplot), even dabbles in a bit of amateur psychology. But he proves that a little knowledge really is a dangerous thing.

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Released on
2013-01-09
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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DCI John BarnabyNeil Dudgeon
DS Ben JonesJason Hughes
Sarah BarnabyFiona Dolman
Kate WildingTamzin Malleson
David FarmerRichard Lumsden
Harriet FarmerJo Woodcock
Dr Laura ParrJulie Graham
Jamie CarrJohn Bell
Olivia CarrJulie Cox
Edward StanningtonNicholas Rowe
Alan RobsonCal MacAninch
Arthur PottsJohn Henshaw
Caroline PottsFay Ripley
Vivian StanningtonCheryl Campbell
Wendy RobsonRowena King
Fay BellSophie Stone
Finn RobsonRoyce Pierreson

Crew

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ProducerJo Wright
DirectorAlex Pillai
WriterPaul Logue

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  • Summary

    Coma victim Harriet Farmer finally wakes up a year after she was attacked while trying to elope, but her boyfriend Finn Robson is still missing. Soon after she regains consciousness, members of a chess club are targeted by a killer. Could the assault that left Harriet for dead be linked to moves on a games board? Guest starring Fay Ripley (Cold Feet), with Neil Dudgeon and Jason Hughes

    Review

    Here’s another dollop of Midsomer madness as a young May Queen
    is attacked in the woods by a man wearing a mask shaped like
    a chess piece. Her boyfriend is missing. The victim is in a coma
    for a year, before suddenly coming round, unable to remember what happened to her.

    There’s a strong chess theme running through a typically bizarre story as nice DCI Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and his well-meaning but dim sidekick DS Jones (Jason Hughes) turn up at a fraught chess convention.

    The usual avalanche of suspects includes the father of the missing boy, who SHOUTS all the time, and an ambitious chess mother. Barnaby, whose wife is currently clearing out the family loft (this is a curious comedy subplot), even dabbles in a bit of amateur psychology. But he proves that a little knowledge really is a dangerous thing.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2013-01-09
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DCI John BarnabyNeil Dudgeon
    DS Ben JonesJason Hughes
    Sarah BarnabyFiona Dolman
    Kate WildingTamzin Malleson
    David FarmerRichard Lumsden
    Harriet FarmerJo Woodcock
    Dr Laura ParrJulie Graham
    Jamie CarrJohn Bell
    Olivia CarrJulie Cox
    Edward StanningtonNicholas Rowe
    Alan RobsonCal MacAninch
    Arthur PottsJohn Henshaw
    Caroline PottsFay Ripley
    Vivian StanningtonCheryl Campbell
    Wendy RobsonRowena King
    Fay BellSophie Stone
    Finn RobsonRoyce Pierreson

    Crew

    rolename
    ProducerJo Wright
    DirectorAlex Pillai
    WriterPaul Logue
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