Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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Murder on St. Malley's Day 

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Barnaby investigates the murder of a boy during a traditional annual race at an exclusive private school but meets with resentment.


Peter Smith


Andrew Payne (screenplay), Caroline Graham (characters)


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey ... Sergeant Gavin Troy
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby
Nicholas Audsley ... Marcus Heywood
Desmond Barrit ... Jonathan Eckersley-Hyde
Tom Beard ... Martin Fulmer
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Ray Starkey
Roger Brierley Roger Brierley ... Doctor
Jeremy Child ... Anthony Talbot
Sam Crane ... Daniel Talbot
Luke de Woolfson ... Paul Starkey (as Luke De Woolfson)
Thom Fell ... Charlie Meynell
Patrick Godfrey ... Dudley Carew
Jane How Jane How ... Miranda Talbot
Paula Jacobs Paula Jacobs ... Mrs Bosworth


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The Devington school has a long history of educating the privileged members of society and many have gone on to illustrious careers, such as in the Diplomatic Service. The Talbot family in particular has a long association with the school with three generations having attended. When Daniel Talbot is killed during the St. Malley's Day race, the same day his elderly grandfather dies of natural causes, Barnaby and Troy investigate. They find ongoing feuds between the school and villagers, a conspiracy theorist who thinks the school is the center of criminal activity, students who are having drinking parties at the local pub and the ongoing affairs of the school's secretive Pudding Club. The discovery of a long-held school secret leads to the discovery of the murderer. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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When visiting local crackpot Dudley Carew, Troy picks up and examines a magazine entitled "The Conspiracy Gazette", featuring a cover story "The Truth About Crop Circles" with a crop circle photo on the cover. This magazine from Carew's desk looks strikingly similar to a magazine seen on the desk of Lloyd Kirby, a UFO True Believer in "The Electric Vendetta" which centered around crop circles. See more »


In the scene where Marcus Heywood enters the kitchen, lights a cigarette and slowly walks through the kitchen before stubbing the cigarette out in a pudding, the cigarette keeps switching between his right hand fingers and his left. See more »


[first lines]
Marcus Heywood: The club demands an answer, Talbot. Now, have you been discussing club matters with outsiders?
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Midsomer Murders
(Theme Song)
Written by Jim Parker
Performed by Celia Sheen
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Shrewd, thrilling, disturbing

What a great change of pace from Midsomer's usual parade of village fêtes and the butcher, baker, candlestick-maker brigade. It is also a clever exposé of how the British elite structures reproduce themselves. Multigenerational trauma, spooky private (called public) schools, secret societies ("you can't leave the Pudding Club once you're in"), links to Oxbridge and ultimately to diplomacy and intelligence -- all this is sensitively laid out and just as promptly ridiculed (how lifelike). Superb acting which steers clear of teen melodrama. The result is a gripping, deeply-felt and utterly believable tale which puts many big-budget movies to shame.

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22 September 2002 (UK) See more »

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