While the some of the residents of Midsomer Parva have a particular interest in the appearance of crop circles, the police have a definite interest when the bodies of naked men start appearing in them. Local UFOlogist Lloyd Kirby preaches that extra-terrestrials are at work, but Barnaby looks to more earthly explanations. The first victim, Ronnie Stokes, was a criminal with several serious convictions for assault while the second, Eddie Field, was a local burglar who had only just been released from prison and who may have committed another burglary the night of his death. Both men were electrocuted and were killed elsewhere, with their bodies moved to the crop circles. When a third man is electrocuted, Barnaby must learn of a complex series of events and inter-relationships, some from 40 years previously when two men loved the same woman, to solve the crimes. Written by
Did You Know?
The elderly Peter, Marquis of Ross, is played by Laurence Penry-Jones. His son Peter Penry-Jones plays the marquis as a young man, forty years earlier in flashback. See more
Barnaby holds a golf club with a rubber handle to the electrified items and an arc results. If the handle was rubber then no current would flow and no arc would be generated. See more
Sgt. Gavin Troy
The wheat in the circles was burnt by butane gas. It comes in cylinders for gas blow torches. You can get it at any DIY store.
DCI Tom Barnaby
Oh, not some derivative of kryptonite from the planet Zog?
Eagle Comic reproduced by kind permission of Dan Dare Corporation Ltd. See more
References Arsenic and Old Lace