Melissa Townsend is young, rich, attractive and has a superior attitude that is most off-putting. She is generally disliked by almost everyone in the village and Barnaby is called when she starts to receive threatening letters. Soon after a break in at the local vets, Melissa is found dead, having been injected with a deadly substance. Among the suspects are Melissa's friend Sally, the vet and several other villagers. The police's biggest problem is that they start to run out of suspects as, one by one, they too are murdered. In the end, the solution revolves around blackmail and someone's desire for social acceptability. Written by
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Actor Adrian Rawlins, who plays Adam Kayne in this episode, would later garner tremendous international fame as James Potter, the father of Harry Potter, in the epic, 8 film series, that chronicles the adventures of Harry in the wizarding world, based on JK Rowlings series of novels. Ironically, the first film begins with the death of his character, as well as of Harry's mother, Lilly, setting off a course of events that would become legend within the world of the books/movies, and in the real world as well. See more
I've spent a lifetime trying to fathom the complexities of jungle ecosystems, but they are nothing compared to the machinations of this village... Just extraordinary!