Midsomer Murders

Habeas Corpus

Series 18 - Episode 1 Habeas Corpus

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Review

Britain’s most relaxed Detective Chief Inspector returns to our screens like a faithful labrador. DCI Barnaby is one of a kind. Unlike other detectives, he has no secret gambling addiction, no failed case that still haunts him. His private life is turmoil-free; in fact, as a new series opens, the worst threat to domestic bliss is that his child’s teddy bear has gone missing.

And oddly, that mirrors a mystery at work: the local squire in Little Malton dies peacefully, but his body vanishes from the deathbed. Who do we suspect? Well, as usual in Midsomer, we suspect everyone.

The GP who’s in a gay relationship with the undertaker – they’re hiding something. The polar explorer son (Alastair Mackenzie) and midwife daughter (Helen Baxendale) – they’re both suspicious. And something’s up between the vicar and the tree surgeon. However, on the plus side, there’s a new forensic pathologist at Causton CID, and she does not miss a trick.

Summary

When wealthy landowner Gregory Lancaster's body goes missing on the night of his death, a sinister web of secrets and lies is exposed in the village of Little Malton. As DCI Barnaby, DS Nelson and new forensic pathologist Kam Karimore investigate the mysterious crime, they find themselves drawn into a macabre world of body-snatching during their quest to identify the perpetrator. Detective drama, starring Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Manjinder Virk, Helen Baxendale and Navin Chowdhry.

Cast & Crew

DCI John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon
DS Charlie Nelson Gwilym Lee
Rose Lancaster Helen Baxendale
Sonny Desai Navin Chowdhry
Rev Melissa Ackers Emma Cunniffe
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman
Felix Lancaster Alastair Mackenzie
Craig Coffley Ciaran McMenamin
Caleb Southwood Clive Merrison
Hermione Lancaster Diana Quick
Dr Kam Karimore Manjinder Virk
Ellie Loxley Sarah Middleton
Dr Isaac Vernon Joseph Mydell
Bobbie Loxley Elizabeth Rider
Director Alex Pillai
Executive Producer Jo Wright
Producer Phil Hunter
Writer Rachel Cuperman
Writer Sally Griffiths
Writer Caroline Graham
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