When an arrogant aristocratic family's decision to develop a memorial garden into a commercial tea shop has the villagers up in arms, murders past and present rear their heads.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Casey ...
Jane Wymark ...
Fliss Inkpen-Thomas
Dean Batchelor ...
Anthony Bate ...
Augustus Deverell
Raymond Bowers ...
Desmond Cox
Susan Millard
Richard Deverell
Kate Duchêne ...
Jane Bennett (as Kate Duchene)
Hilary Inkpen


Townspeople of a Midsomer village are up in arms over a wealthy, hated family's decision to turn a once-public memorial garden into a tea room. When one of the family is found murdered, Barnaby and Troy must weed through the townspeople's sordid lives to uncover the culprit. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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10 September 2000 (UK)  »

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This is the first time actor Neil Dudgeon makes an appearance on this show as the gardener (Daniel Bolt) to Inkpen Manor (location details: The Manor House, Frogmore Lane, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK). See more »


Naomi Inkpen: [to her daughter and granddaughter] You have about as much 'noblesse oblige' as a fishwife in a brothel!
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The Forgotten Daughter
18 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We are led down the garden path, so to speak. A woman from a very rich family has decided to take down a garden that has graced a small town form many decades. She is part of the Inkpens, a snobbish group that feels above the entire community. One young woman in particular lords it over everyone, including other family members. Her mother is a virago and her grandma a tyrant. She also has a half-sister, the product of her father's dalliance, apparently. She is a sober young woman who plays the Cinderella role to her blonde entitled sibling. One day the former is murdered from a blow to the head with a shovel, while the townspeople attend a meeting to air their anger over the destruction of the garden. Soon other bodies are in evidence. The person who built the garden is dying and his daughter has taken up the cause. She becomes a suspect as well. So many possibilities. There are even more. It is another nicely done episode but a bit contrived.

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