When a local thief and womanizer is killed with a pitchfork, the residents of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances in the Perfect Village Competition.

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Daniel Casey ...
Jane Wymark ...
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Marcus Devere
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Bella Devere
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Gordon Brierly
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Laura Brierly
Maggie Steed ...
Rosemary Furman
Nickolas Grace ...
Frank Mannion
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Samantha Johnstone
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Barbara Drinkwater
Moray Watson ...
Edward Allardice
Shelagh Fraser ...
Jane Rochelle
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Peter Drinkwater
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The village of Midsomer Mallow is in competition for the title of the "perfect village". Joyce Barnaby has already won her own competition and is now one of the "perfect village" judges. Meanwhile, Barnaby and Troy are investigating a series of break-ins in the area. When the thief, Peter Drinkwater, is found murdered, there are no end of suspects: a jealous husband; a spurned girlfriend and her irate parents; one of the robbery victims who is not being entirely truthful with the police; and finally several members of the village committee whose only concern is how the death will affect their chances in the perfect village competition. In the end, Barnaby must establish the link between these most recent events and a murder some years earlier. Written by garykmcd

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29 January 2000 (UK)  »

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When the gardening expert is shown filming his TV show, the crew in the background are actually the real Midsomer Murders production crew, including the director hunching over his monitor. See more »

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If the Psychopaths Don't Get You, the Boredom Will
14 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nicely done effort. Joyce Barnaby is chosen to judge at a rural fete. It is one of those places that tries to do things to promote the town, but the result is a genuinely ho-hum affair. The show starts out startlingly with a spoiled little girl the likely murderer of her housekeeper while her parents are out celebrating their anniversary. There are other goings on. A couple of young men are burglarizing houses, with some very risky efforts. One of them is also sort of a male prostitute, getting money from women in the community to sleep with him. We have about ten wonderful possible suspects and, once again, a stellar manipulation of plot.


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