Someone is killing off bell ringers of parish church in the week before a big bell-ringing competition takes place in the village of Midsomer Wellow.

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Daniel Casey ...
Jane Wymark ...
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Hugh Barton
Dugald Bruce-Lockhart ...
Greg Tutt
Harry Burton ...
Dennis Ebbrell
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Reggie Barton
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Marcus Steadman (as Jamie De Courcey)
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Rosalind Parr
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Sue Tutt
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Maisie Gooch
Caroline Lintott ...
Jen
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Emma Tysoe (as Lyndesy Marshal)
Steven Pimlott ...
Judge
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Peter Fogden
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Murder is in the air in the village of Midsomer Mallow as Barnaby and Troy investigate the death of Greg Tutt, who was shot through the heart. He was a member of the local bell ringers and a bit of the village lothario who had recently been thrown out by his wife who was fed up with his womanizing. He also had an eye for Emma, engaged to Liam, who are both members of the bell-ringing team. In the mix is Reggie Barton who leads a group of villagers opposed to the bell ringers using the church as a hobby, especially after they have an impromptu concert to celebrate a big win at the track with their pooled funds. When a second bell ringer is killed, Barnaby finds himself trying to connect the recent deaths with church lore that had the vicar killed and dumped in the well by bell ringers over 100 years ago. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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15 September 2002 (UK)  »

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Trivia

A rarity in the series, if not the only one, there is no pathologist called in on any murder. However, there is a visiting pathologist, Clare Holman, the pathologist for Inspector Morse and Inspector Lewis, appears as one of the cast members. See more »

Goofs

With the bell ringers everything runs like clockwork. But not so the actual clock of the church. In all inserted shots of the tower, the clock gives 6:25 as the time. Is it out of order or did the director use the same shot all the time? See more »

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Reggie Barton: What are you doing?
Peter Fogden: Unlocking the church door.
Reggie Barton: Why?
Emma Tysoe: We're going to practice.
Reggie Barton: On a Tuesday? Who gave permission?
Peter Fogden: I have a hot-line to God!
Reggie Barton: Blasphemous little whelk!
Peter Fogden: I'm sure he thinks well of you too, Reggie!
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Interesting yet lacking in detail
25 August 2009 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

I too noticed the time on the clock as always being 6.25. It was mentioned in the goofs. What is the reason for it? Maybe too, like other titles there could have been an explanation of the murder and how it was done at the end. It was an interesting episode and I have a feeling that the writer tends to portray quite a few women as murderers, or should I say, murderesses. I find it absolutely bizarre that a person could murder innocent bell-ringers just because her ancestor was murdered by 'bell-ringers' who are unrelated to the present ones. The judgmental old man was super. As was the character of Peter, who was only interested in winning at all costs. He was thoroughly insensitive to the deaths around him. Super film all round!


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