Midsomer Murders: Season 6, Episode 5

Birds of Prey (31 Jan. 2003)

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Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Casey ...
Jane Wymark ...
Laura Howard ...
Barry Jackson ...
Kate Buffery ...
Mallory Edmonton
George Hamilton
Naomi Sinclair
Robert Morgan ...
Julian Shepherd
Rosalind Knight ...
Eleanor Macpherson
Sheila Shand Gibbs ...
Jane Macpherson
Eddie Darwin
Candida Benson ...
PC Sarah Pearce
Janet Maw ...
Eileen Hamilton
Trevor Cooper ...
Sean Moorcroft


The police investigate the apparent suicide of Julian Shepherd who drowned after driving his car into a nearby river. Shepherd along with several other local residents had invested money in Charles Edmonton's latest invention, a fuel-less transportation system. Edmonton, despite his advanced years, instilled a good deal of confidence in his investors but Shepherd was facing severe financial difficulties and urgently needed his investment to be returned. Troy meanwhile finds himself working with the comely PC Sarah Pearce who, as a wildlife liaison officer, is investigating the illegal sales of birds of prey and their eggs. The two cases come together when a birds' egg collector is found dead after a visit to the Edmonton estate. As the number of dead bodies begins to climb, Barnaby realizes that there is something far more sinister at play. Written by garykmcd

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[first lines]
George Hamilton: As long as George is kept out of the way and no-one sees him in a week, we'll all be done.
Mallory Edmonton: That phone never stops ringing.
George Hamilton: Oh, refer them to me; I'll handle it.
Mallory Edmonton: You handling Julian Shepherd?
George Hamilton: Let's just ignore him.
Mallory Edmonton: No, he's making trouble, George; I don't want anything to go wrong.
George Hamilton: All right. I'll see to it.
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31 March 2012 | by (Stockton, Ca.) – See all my reviews

I never imagined such an amazing group of talent British Actresses were... Until watching Midsomer Murders & Foyle's War...

I have seen many British male actors, watch lots of WW2 movies, and they are always used to some degree in American film...

What an AMAZING!!! talent in general, Geez!!! You can see girls of average appearance become a 10, or truly insane, or so interesting a character it blows you away... I am so glad I have had this experience, I have watched all of Foyle's War, and am in season 7 of Midsomer Murders, Netflix lets me completely escape to the Beautiful English countryside... Thank you, so much... Randy R. Sadberry

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