Over 30 years ago, archaeologist Paul Heartley-Reade claimed to have found a Celtic spear and chalice in Midsomer Barrow. The relics vanished and there has over the years been extensive debate in academic circles about the find. When the spear is used to kill Gareth Heldman, Barnaby and Sgt. Scott find themselves investigating several local villagers including Harry Green who was fed up with Gareth's advances toward his girlfriend, Vanessa Stone. Vanessa herself had a disagreement with Gareth when he threatened to pull out of a business deal. When a second murder is committed, the police start to unravel a complex web of interrelationships among virtually all of the suspects. Written by
Did You Know?
When 'David Heartley-Reade' goes fishing he has a creel over his shoulder. But is seen carrying his trout in his left hand. See more
Toward the end, the car used to race to catch the killer changes when DCI Tom Barnaby and Sergeant Dan Scott reach their destination. This is the same dark green 5-door Rover 45 first seen in "The Green Man" (#S7:E1). See more
Excuse me. Hello, Vanessa.
Yes. D'you want to come and have a drink?