Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Frequently Asked Questions
Brian True-May stated that he didn't use black or Asian people in the show as "it wouldn't seem like an English village then. Unfortunately he also described the show as "last bastion of Englishness". He stepped down from the show soon after.
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Take a shot of whatever if:
1. You see a full moon
2. Hear or see a screeching owl
3. Take a shot if: 3a. Someone gets thrown down the stairs 3b. Someone gets thrown out of a window 3c. Someone gets thrown off the ramparts/roof 3d. There is incest involved
4. There SHOULD be at least 3 murders - all committed by the same one or two people.
5. This show has confirmed the fact that Britain has many amazing actors/actresses, but they only hire the same 30 or so for speaking parts, so don't be surprised if you see people you've seen in other shows/movies. In some ways it's comforting; in others, a lazy effort...and you'll find they use the same ones multiple times.
This is just for starters. Methinks you'll get rather sloshed just following these for a while.
There has always been a case of "following the money"-in other words it is usually the most well known member of the cast who is the murderer. Also it does tend to be vicars who do the crime-not many Catholic priests have shown up in the programme by the way. If someone is convicted of a murder before the last half hour or so, chances are they are innocent.
Oh, and to answer your question....pay attention to the first 5 minutes or so. There is always at least one or two who make out right threats = they will die and are not the bad guys. There will be others who chime in and seem innocuous at first = the killers. No disrespect to the initial responder, but that is how I see it.