If you purchase the season on disc, English subtitles are available on the episodes and the Bonus extras. It is difficult for Mr Barnaby to uncover prospective murderers of this mostly well-liked man, but with a few more deaths, an attempted burglary and some word-processed lines from a local folk poem taking Barnaby and Troy on a journey to the far past, it looks like the killer could be right under their noses. The case takes Barnaby and Jones to a donkey sanctuary, a heritage steam railway and a pub run by an ex-copper and former brothel madam. When Barnaby and Jones investigate to determine who wanted Hopkirk dead, they find out that he secretly came to the village under various aliases for sexual rendezvous with various women in fantasy role-playing scenarios, and that he had been making further investigations on the future development site and having doubts over claims it was contaminated. All attempts at light-heartedness which used to seem so natural, now seem forced and contrived. Things soon come to a head when independent environmental supervisor, Frank Hopkirk, is found stabbed to death at a Jubb's Timber Yard, the site of the new supermarket, by a pair of children. I've grown up doing the haka.
The next morning they are found strangled in their own car. With the help of little Julie and her brother, D. As he and Troy attempt to find out, they soon encounter a hotbed of corruption and property feuding occurring within the village as the body count rises and the mystery deepens. Strangler's Wood involves the strangling of a spokeswoman and Brazillian cigarettes, which brings up unsolved strangulations of years before. However, Barnaby, who had been in France on holiday during the investigation, is not convinced that the local poacher Pringle arrested, who pleads he is innocent, is the true culprit.
When one of them, a spear, is used to kill his son Gareth, a womaniser like his father, Barnaby and Scott delve into a world of falsehoods, rituals, lies and hidden interrelationships, to uncover the truth. Further deaths and a mushroom poisoning occur surrounding the beneficiaries of Karl Wainwright's will. It soon becomes clear that things are not so simple, and the detectives soon have to shift through varying motives, layered by lies, hidden truths, and a possible robbery to be committed. And once he is replaced on the case, finding the culprit seems less likely than ever, as his replacement is more concerned of an upcoming wedding than the investigation. Is life — and death — imitating art? Barnaby and Jones soon discover intrigue, sexual tension and academic rivalry are rife among the star-seeking community. While some of the villagers - such as Ernest's daughter Isolde - believe that powerful magical forces are at play, others think the reasons for the bloodshed may have their roots in the distant past.
Barnaby next learns that the missing hotel manager had in his possession a more recent will, which is also now missing. This time, Birgette comes to Midsomer. When he himself is killed, the pair believe something in the letter may be key to solving the mystery. Barnaby is forced to work off the case to uncover who is framing him, and who wants dead other photographers in the village. From familiar faces, to drunken boasts and hidden obessions, it slowly becomes clear that the mother's daughter might be the key to solving the murder, when more deaths follow. Barnaby investigates a possible murder when one skeleton is discovered to have teeth bearing modern dental work.
When one of the members is initially suspected of the murder, but later murdered a short while after she is cleared of suspicions, Barnaby discovers the second victim was having secret affairs, leading him to believe the killer is privy to secrets within the village. Just before she dies from her injuries, Barnaby learns from her that someone had pushed her and soon discovers her near-death earlier in the evening was no accident. Later that evening they find the house on their own. It's not long before the two detectives uncover lies, jealously, a planned robbery and blackmail, before the latest woman Guy loved and was planning to marry, is attacked and nearly killed. Where you could stash a victim and set the temperature to minus 150 degrees.
When Bannerman is soon murdered, the detectives wonder if Jamie's murder was unintentional. I've added a comment to the review with the questions asked, so you can test yourself. Despite having a week off from police work, her nephew Barnaby, concerned for her well being, decides to investigate the matter, and it is not long before he and Troy uncover theft, lies and secret flings, as more deaths follow. Just one problem, his brother, who now runs the farm, doesn't want him anywhere near. Barnaby and Jones find themselves investigating the extended Butler family, uncovering hidden secrets, illegitimate children and elusive treasure in the process. Happy Reader Someone took a wrong turn in Midsomer County.
Not just simple stabbings, for example, but how about death by gargoyle or headless horseman? As they try to establish whether Ron and Libby Wilson were murdered or died of natural causes, their attention is drawn to a dispute raging between a local builder and road protesters nearby. Yet when she is there, things become mysterious when from the river bank in the grounds of the manor she sees a woman jump from the bridge and disappear underwater. Both he and Scott quickly learn that Guy was a ladies' man with many enemies, and had been in secret meetings with a few other members. Barnaby and Scott quickly learn that the night before his murder, Hartley had been in dispute with the other owners of the horse at Bantling Hall, and had refused to allow them to accept an offer to buy the horse. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, a modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars John Nettles Bergerac as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby with Daniel Casey The Wingless Bird as his eager young assistant. Either someone didn't like his investigations, or someone didn't like his sexual appetite, but either way, Barnaby finds himself investigating lies and more to uncover the truth. For the first twenty-nine episodes Barnaby's partner in detection was Sergeant Gavin Troy, played by Daniel Casey.
The murder seems to have been inspired by a ballad made famous by the late, lamented star Johnny Carver. The Barnabys are there because Sarah is a friend of the mother-of-the-bride. However, Barnaby — a former spy himself — soon realises that the killing has links to Allenby House and , but is initially thrown off the case by. But in order to investigate the matter further, Jones is forced to work undercover, and infiltrate the local group of Freemasons in the village. Barnaby and Troy become greatly concerned for the safety of Melissa Townsend, a thoroughly disliked young woman who had recently received death threats that blamed her for the death of a local poacher, but are unable to prevent someone from murdering her, after her body is found with a syringe in the stomach beside her father's swimming pool. When the post mortem confirms her death was no accident, the pair discover that nothing is what it seems to be within the sleepy village as they try to find out what exactly she saw. It's not long before secrets, affairs and blackmail begin to surface from within the two villages.
During a Wild West show at the local faire, the witch on the 'Dunk the Witch' stall is well and truly dunked but laughter soon turns to horror when she doesn't get up and the water in the tank starts to turn red. As they investigate the mystery, Barnaby encounters an old adversary who is working to help renovate the village and whose daughter is getting married to a local boy. Every once in a while, it slips back into that oddball whodunit mode in current episodes. The detectives soon have to delve into a world of rock music, drug use and greed, to find the truth. Causton is buzzing at the opening of a new brewery on the site of a famously cursed Abbey. The new forensic pathologist, Fleur Perkins played by Annette Badland , is a hoot.