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
Did You Know?
Reggie's comment about pilots shooting at the Luftwaffe with their service revolvers is actually based in fact. During a daylight raid against Bergen in January 1945, Flight Lieutenant Ray Harris, flying Lancaster Willing Willie with 9 Squadron, drew his service revolver and fired at White 11, the FW-190A-8 of Unteroffizier Heinz Orlowski, who had flown alongside the Lancaster to salute the pilot, in the belief that the damage that had been inflicted would prevent the aircraft from returning home. (Chapter 1 of 'Lancaster: The Biography' by Sqd Ldr Tony Iveson, DFC and Brian Milton. ISBN 978-0-233-00270-5) See more
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
[Reggie has found Peter unlocking the bell tower for ringing practice
Who gave permission?
I have a hot-line to God!
Blasphemous little whelk!
I'm sure he thinks highly of you too, Reggie!