A visit to his convalescent aunt prompts Barnaby to investigate a series of suspicious deaths at the nursing home where she is staying.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Casey ...
Alice Bly
William Smithers
Arthur Prewitt
George Watson
Gudrun Ure ...
Celia Armstrong
Angela Down ...
Pru Bennett
Mungo Mortimer
Clive Wood ...
Dr. Clive Warnford
Hilary Richards
Carolyn Pickles ...
Sister Lovelace
Miranda Kingsley ...
Nurse Bartlett


While taking a week off to move into their new home, Barnaby takes time to visit his aunt, Alice Bly, who is staying at a local convalescent home for a few weeks. She tells him that a resident died there the previous evening and at least one other resident believes it was murder. When the home's administrator tells Barnaby that residents' personal effects are going missing, he gets Troy to look into the goings on at the manor. When a second resident is found dead soon after, Barnaby begins to suspect that something is amiss. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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22 January 2000 (UK)  »

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One of my favorite episodes
8 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Midsomer Murders so far (I haven't seen them all). I love the series, but some of the episodes have so many gruesome murders that it is almost comical and for me detracts from enjoyment. This episode got much more into character development. I particularly appreciated the performance of Phyllis Calvert (Aunt Alice). She's an actress from the golden era of 30's and 40's movies, and still in this episode has marvelous eyes and glowing skin. It's wonderful to see some of those actors and actresses still performing and obviously still enjoying it. I felt that all of the various strands of plot came together nicely and that the story made sense on so many levels, reflecting the reality of emotions older people experience in nursing homes. It was a good change of pace from the more violent episodes.

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