A secluded old dark house, believed haunted by the residents of Midsomer Newton, becomes the scene of a double murder when a house-hunting yuppie couple is found garroted.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wymark ...
Charlie / Jack Magwood
Ruth Gemmell ...
Anne Merrick
Anita Carey ...
Barbara Flux
Gawn Grainger ...
Lesley Flux
Rebecca Egan ...
Harriet Davis
Gerry Moore
Andree Evans ...
Grace Woodhall
Giles Cato
Katy Brittain ...
Miss Owen
Ben Meyjes ...
Caroline Cave


Deserted for years, an historically significant house is coveted by a number of people: a yuppie couple looking for a country home to restore, a local builder and his estate agent partner looking for development rights, and a conservationist. The owner is anxious to sell, but when a couple of deaths occur in the vicinity (and inside the house), things come to a halt while Inspector Barnaby investigates. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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9 October 2005 (UK)  »

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For the first time in eight years, DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) is not driving a Rover as his personal car. Barnaby's new ride is a Jaguar X-Type. See more »


Barbara Flux: We like to live in the spirit of the past.
Lesley Flux: To live the past is to understand the past.
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Famous Five for grown-ups.
9 August 2012 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Just watching this episode, but don't know how I missed it before. This must be Jones's promotion from uniform to plain clothes detective. He is such a natural! I adore John Nettles, hate Jane Wymark for being Barnaby's on-screen wife. I rarely miss an episode - or the repeats - and want to go there! Midsomer is my fantasy of Mother England, and no doubt the fantasy of many people who still live there. Midsomer Murders is for all those Australians who have never been to England and the best tourist advertisement for those who want to go there. Sadly, they will be disappointed. Stay home and watch Midsomer Murders on the telly and dream... It's Famous Five for grown-ups! Some of the last vestiges of pommy England. And I love it!

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