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Meditated in Murder

Series 7 - Episode 6 Meditated in Murder



“I believe that sound you’ve just heard is DI Mooney solving a case,” rumbles Commissioner Selwyn Patterson. It happens every week and we know it’s coming, the moment when Jack suddenly and mysteriously tumbles to the truth of which guest star is a murderer. Will it be the former comedian, the one who was lovesick in Poldark or… the other one who was also in Poldark but is better known as the tortured Welsh detective?

They all play guests at a $2,000-a-week spiritual retreat on the north shore of Saint Marie, where people express their mood in clay sculpture, and experience “the healing power of the breath”. The owner of the place doesn’t: he breathes his last – strangled in the Contemplation Garden while everyone is meditating. Jack and his team find that enlightenment is hard to come by.


The leader of a spiritual retreat is found strangled en route to the contemplation garden, giving Jack plenty to think about as he tries to figure out which member of the group was responsible. The problem is, they were all meditating at the time of the murder, and are able to provide one another with alibis, so how could any of them be the killer? To add to the DI's problems, he is struggling to come up with a speech to honour Commissioner Patterson at an award ceremony. Caribbean whodunit, starring Ardal O'Hanlon.

Cast & Crew

DI Jack Mooney Ardal O'Hanlon
Officer Dwayne Myers Danny John-Jules
DS Florence Cassell Josephine Jobert
Officer JP Hooper Tobi Bakare
Cressida Friend Zoe Boyle
Bryn Williams Richard Harrington
Daniel Friend Sam Hoare
Gabe Lee Harry Richardson
Eva Ingram Katy Wix
Catherine Bordey Elizabeth Bourgine
Commissioner Selwyn Patterson Don Warrington
Director Ian Barnes
Producer Sue Howells
Writer Damian Wayling
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