Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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Death in Disguise 

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Casey ...
Joyce Barnaby
Cully Barnaby
Ian Craigie
Colin Farrell ...
Ken Beavers
Diane Bull ...
Christopher Wainwright
Guy Gamelin
Susan Tracy ...
Robert Pickavance ...
William Carter
Daniel Hart ...
Tim Riley


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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6 May 1998 (UK)  »

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When May Cuttle is regressed as Gaius Quintus "he" states that it is the year 75AD. BC and AD did not come into use until the 6th century. See more »


[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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24 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Seriously one of the funniest episodes i have ever watched of a murder mystery! Sargent Troy is by far my favorite Sargent! <3 So funny especially SGT Troy's impression of May! Hilarious i don't even know anymore seriously!I loved how Funny this episode was, without losing it's serious side. I thought the part Gavin was having tea with an elderly woman was funny because of how greedy he was! Oh my god and the faces he pulled..like, i don't know how, but this made me laugh so much, i think i need some intense therapy! Oh, and the reason i'm writing so much crap is because your review has to be 10 lines long which is annoying!

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