Midsomer Murders: Season 1, Episode 5

Death in Disguise (6 May 1999)

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DCI Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.

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Daniel Casey ...
Jane Wymark ...
Laura Howard ...
Barry Jackson ...
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May Cuttle
Charles Kay ...
Arno Gibbs
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Ian Craigie
Colin Farrell ...
Ken Beavers
Diane Bull ...
Heather Beavers
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Christopher Wainwright
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Guy Gamelin
Susan Tracy ...
Felicity Gamelin
Robert Pickavance ...
William Carter
Daniel Hart ...
Tim Riley
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Ian Craigie is the "master" of a new-age commune. He founded the center with a partner, Bill Carter, to scam the rich but over time, came to believe in the objectives and the good work they did. When Carter is found dead at the bottom of a staircase, the question is whether he fell or was pushed. Barnaby and Troy encounter an eclectic group of commune residents. There is Ken and Heather Beavers whom Barnaby discovers had a very interesting past; Sylvie Gamelin who has just announced that she is donating the several million pound inheritance she received on her 18th birthday; her father Guy who who is absolutely opposed to the donation and her dipsomaniac mother, Felicity; and Christopher Wainwright who may also be hiding something from his past. When another murder is committed, it is left to Barnaby to sift through the backgrounds of the various individuals to find the motive behind the two murders. Written by garykmcd

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[after Craigie has been killed by a knife in the chest]
May Cuttle: Inspector, I know you think the master was probably murdered, but you are going about this in quite the wrong way!
D.C.I. Barnaby: And how would you describe his present situation?
Heather Beavers: Well, it's obvious. He's been astrally harvested.
[rolls her eyes]
D.C.I. Barnaby: Then how do you explain a carving knife stuck in his chest?
Heather Beavers: A celestial lance.
D.C.I. Barnaby: With "Made in Sheffield" stamped on it?
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11 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thought this was one of the very best Midsomer Murders I've seen so far. Actually these have all been good but I liked this one best of all. Held my interest and the characters were so interesting. Actually I'm not sure that I should not give this one a 10 as the characters were so unique and interesting especially May and the Master and Tim. It also had some eye candy as well with Stephen Moyer as Christopher. A very hot young man. One thing I really enjoyed was at the end of the drama. when the detective is explaining everything to his family and Troy. Thank goodness we in the audience as well as them, were able to understand. Sometimes they loose me at this point, it's gets a bit complicated, especially when there are a large amount of characters in the piece. Hope you enjoyed as much as I. Thanks Emile


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