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Midsomer Murders

  • 2016
  • Season 2
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

The villains of Midsomer face a tough adversary as DCI Barnaby and his colleagues moves in to fight crime and solve murders in the beautiful but deadly villages of Midsomer.

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Episode 1: Death's Shadow

Summary

Barnaby and Troy set out to find a motive for a terminally ill property developer's murder. Many of the Badger's Drift residents have reason to hold a grudge against their charmless neighbour, including a theatre director with unhappy childhood memories, whom Cully gets the chance to work with. Mystery, starring John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Richard Briers and Judy Parfitt.

Review

A very early episode this, from the start of series two, back in January 1999. At the time, Radio Times described the episode as “an entertaining whodunnit that isn’t too taxing”, which could equally apply to pretty much any episode since.

Standout guest star is Richard Briers, playing the vicar of picturesque village Badger’s Drift, where Barnaby and his wife Joyce are planning to renew their wedding vows.

Instead Barnaby and Sergeant Troy find themselves investigating the murder of a local property developer, who was killed with an Indian sword belonging to said vicar. As you would hope, they uncover a hotbed of feuding and corruption – and a few more deaths.

How to watch

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

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Credits

Cast

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DCI Tom BarnabyJohn Nettles
Sgt Gavin TroyDaniel Casey
Stephen WentworthRichard Briers
Claire WilliamsAnna Cropper
Ian EastmanNick Dunning
Cully BarnabyLaura Howard
Richard BaylyDominic Jephcott
Angela WentworthJudy Parfitt
Agnes SampsonVivian Pickles
Barbara HensonMossie Smith
Brenda EastmanJessica Turner
David WhitelyChristopher Villiers
Simon FletcherJulian Wadham
Joyce BarnabyJane Wymark
Dr George BullardBarry Jackson
Reginald WilliamsGordon Gostelow
Charles JenningsTerence Corrigan
Felix BryceNick Robinson
Olive BeauvoisinEileen Davies
Mr JocelyneTimothy Bateson
Mrs BundyMarlene Sidaway
PC AngelNeil Conrich

Crew

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DirectorJeremy Silberston
ProducerBetty Willingale
ProducerBrian True-May
WriterAnthony Horowitz

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  • Episode 1

    Death's Shadow

    Summary

    Barnaby and Troy set out to find a motive for a terminally ill property developer's murder. Many of the Badger's Drift residents have reason to hold a grudge against their charmless neighbour, including a theatre director with unhappy childhood memories, whom Cully gets the chance to work with. Mystery, starring John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Richard Briers and Judy Parfitt.

    Review

    A very early episode this, from the start of series two, back in January 1999. At the time, Radio Times described the episode as “an entertaining whodunnit that isn’t too taxing”, which could equally apply to pretty much any episode since.

    Standout guest star is Richard Briers, playing the vicar of picturesque village Badger’s Drift, where Barnaby and his wife Joyce are planning to renew their wedding vows.

    Instead Barnaby and Sergeant Troy find themselves investigating the murder of a local property developer, who was killed with an Indian sword belonging to said vicar. As you would hope, they uncover a hotbed of feuding and corruption – and a few more deaths.

    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

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DCI Tom BarnabyJohn Nettles
    Sgt Gavin TroyDaniel Casey
    Stephen WentworthRichard Briers
    Claire WilliamsAnna Cropper
    Ian EastmanNick Dunning
    Cully BarnabyLaura Howard
    Richard BaylyDominic Jephcott
    Angela WentworthJudy Parfitt
    Agnes SampsonVivian Pickles
    Barbara HensonMossie Smith
    Brenda EastmanJessica Turner
    David WhitelyChristopher Villiers
    Simon FletcherJulian Wadham
    Joyce BarnabyJane Wymark
    Dr George BullardBarry Jackson
    Reginald WilliamsGordon Gostelow
    Charles JenningsTerence Corrigan
    Felix BryceNick Robinson
    Olive BeauvoisinEileen Davies
    Mr JocelyneTimothy Bateson
    Mrs BundyMarlene Sidaway
    PC AngelNeil Conrich

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJeremy Silberston
    ProducerBetty Willingale
    ProducerBrian True-May
    WriterAnthony Horowitz

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