Midsomer Murders

Small Mercies

Series 12 - Episode 5 Small Mercies

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Review

STV viewers see Small Mercies, an episode from 2009 with John Nettles as Barnaby. A man is found dead in a model village, tied to the ground like Gulliver in Gulliver’s Travels.

Summary

The peace of the sleepy hamlet of Little Worthy is disturbed when a man's body is found tied down in a miniature village - just like the hero in classic tale Gulliver's Travels. As the investigation begins, Barnaby has no shortage of suspects, including the victim's recently jilted partner - a teacher whose classroom is full of paintings of the story - his teenage lover, a caretaker and a hotel owner. But the case takes a twist when the killer strikes again amid the chaos of the annual fancy-dress boat race. Detective drama, guest starring Jesse Birdsall and Olivia Colman, with John Nettles and Jason Hughes.

Cast & Crew

DCI Tom Barnaby John Nettles
DS Ben Jones Jason Hughes
Joyce Barnaby Jane Wymark
Dr Bullard Barry Jackson
DC Gail Stephens Kirsty Dillon
Mike Johnson Jesse Birdsall
Bernice Olivia Colman
Bob Moss David Ryall
Harriet Compton Margaret Tyzack
Hilary Compton Caroline Blakiston
Edward Palfrey Paul Bentall
Christa Palfrey Matilda Sturridge
Jackie Tanner Sanchia McCormack
Rebecca Rix Emma Stansfield
Annabel Johnson Abigail Thaw
Kate Dove Michelle Butterly
Steve Dove Ian Targett
Richard Tanner Jamie Treacher
Director Peter Smith
Producer Brian True-May
Writer Peter J Hammond
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