Barnaby and Troy tackle two separate cases as Troy prepares to leave Midsomer after his promotion to DI.

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Daniel Casey ...
Jane Wymark ...
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Tom
John Carlisle ...
Lord Fitzgibbon
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Timothy Webster
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Lillian Webster
Marc Buchner ...
Daniel Webster
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Simon Mayfield
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Steven Curtis (as Jamie King)
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Charlie Birkett
Andrew Dunn ...
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Jerry Curtis
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A cave in of a local canal tunnel under restoration reveals the skeletons of eight individuals. While most of the skeletons are from a cave in when the canal was under construction in the 19th century, one is obviously of a more recent vintage. Dental records identify him as Eric Edwards who was reported missing in 1965. Supt. Barnaby delves into the history of the canal to see if he can find a connection. DS Troy is over the moon when he learns that he has qualified as a Detective Inspector and that there may be a job for him in another county. In what may be his last case in Midsomer, he follows up on an anonymous tip that teenagers are harassing a local hermit, Tom. When one of those teenagers is shot through the head, Barnaby leaves "Inspector" Troy in charge of the case. Written by garykmcd

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A young Superman - Henry Cavill can be seen in this episode. See more »

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Troy drives a Rover 45 with registration plate BX03 ZZG. When Barnaby and Troy learn that Cully may be in mortal danger, they jump into Troy's car and leave the station with a blue rooftop light and siren. But the plate on the car has changed to BU03 ZZG. As they are seen driving with the flashing light and siren, and arriving on-scene, the plate has returned to the original BX03 ZZG. See more »

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[first lines]
Daniel Webster: Trouble.
Cully Barnaby: What?
Daniel Webster: Incoming. My dynamic dad.
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References The Land That Time Forgot (1974) See more »

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Lovingly done.
12 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A truly somber episode, yet still uplifting - as DS Troy leaves for his new assignment. There's a lot to like in this episode including a great performance by actor David Bradley as he goes through his catharsis in dealing with his own past. I don't agree with other reviews that Barnaby was haphazard in his dealings with Tom - I believe Barnaby thought the man suffered enough already - and perhaps he deserved a bit of peace.

In response to another review about the meanings of "The Green Man" - it actually has three meanings.

1. The pub's name. 2. David Bradley's character of Tom is "a green man"

  • one with the forest and sleeping "on the green". 3. DS Troy begins


his first case, a "green man" in that he is new at working his own case.


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