Midsomer Murders: Season 8, Episode 8

Midsomer Rhapsody (2 Oct. 2005)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 217 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Deaths follow the discovery of a valuable musical manuscript sold cheaply at an auction.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (characters)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4281 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Midsomer Rhapsody (02 Oct 2005)

Midsomer Rhapsody (02 Oct 2005) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Midsomer Murders.
« Previous Episode | 43 of 106 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
John Hopkins ...
Jane Wymark ...
Laura Howard ...
Barry Jackson ...
June Whitfield ...
Peggy Alder
...
Charlie Speight
Belinda Sinclair ...
Melody Thorpe
David Lyon ...
Alan Thorpe
Nicholas Amer ...
Arthur Leggott
...
John Farrow / Hedge
Frank Middlemass ...
Noah Farrow
...
Michael Maybury
...
Laura Crawford
Christopher Benjamin ...
Harvey Crane
Edit

Storyline

When an early copy of Midsomer's beloved (and dead) composer Joan Alder's most famous work surfaces, people start dying. Barnaby is an old friend of the family and investigates the deaths, plus delves into the mystery surrounding Joan's love life and the reasons she left the village years earlier. Questions about the authenticity of the work threaten Joan's ex-husband's claim to the royalties still generated by the music. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 2005 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While speaking to his wedding quests, Charlie Speight (Trevor Peacock) jokes that his family are all in prison then says "...no, no, no, no, no..", much like the character Jim Trott, played by Peacock in The Vicar of Dibley. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie Speight: Good night, Arthur.
See more »

Connections

References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
not bad but confusing
1 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Midsomer Rhapsody" from the eighth season is a good episode but I found it confusing.

The story centers around Joan Adler, dead when the episode begins. In Badgers Drift, her music teacher, Arthur, now retired, returns to his old house from his assisted living residence. He's trying to find something before the contents are auctioned. Someone hits him on the head and kills him.

Barnaby and Scott enter the case and realize that the murder, and whatever the teacher was searching for, have to do with Adler, composer of the famous Midsomer Rhapsody, which pays a fortune in royalties. Think of it as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

The auction of Arthur's possessions take place. One man, Harvey Crane purchases some old manuscripts. In it he finds the original Rhapsody, written by hand. Since Scott searched the auction items carefully before handing them over, both he and Barnaby wonder if it's a forgery.

Several people wind up dead as Barnaby deals with forgeries, a long- lost daughter, a dead husband, a male lover, a lesbian lover, love letters, Joan's mother, a wedding, handwriting, music paper, and other assorted people and things. It gave me a headache, even though it was intriguing.

This is the last appearance of Scott, and I am sorry to see him go. I wasn't crazy about him at first, but he grew on me.

By the way, the Midsomer Rhapsody is really lovely.

Entertaining but you need to concentrate.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jones in the Shower lawson14
Religion mocked again in Midsomer Murders ctyankee1
Death and Dreams Plot Holes lawson14
Now that the New Barnaby has had a chance... rebekahrox
I have a crush on John Nettles suzytrack
If you like midsomer you will also like ... vidro3
Discuss Midsomer Rhapsody (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?