Midsomer Murders: Season 9, Episode 3

Vixen's Run (5 Mar. 2006)

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Sir Freddy Butler collapses during a speech. The PM suggests the death is due to natural causes, however Barnaby is not convinced. Sir Freddy's will is stolen and his lawyer's house is burned down in an arson attack.

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Jason Hughes ...
Jane Wymark ...
Laura Howard ...
Barry Jackson ...
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Sir Freddy Butler
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Lady Annabel Butler (as Sian Phillips)
Sheila Ruskin ...
Lady Lucinda Butler
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Lady Tara Butler
David Beames ...
Richard Butler
Joanna Riding ...
Sandra Butler
Matthew Tennyson ...
Michael Butler
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Teddy Butler
Richard Clothier ...
Simon Oliver
Carol MacReady ...
Hatty Down (as Carol Macready)
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Sir Freddy Butler uses the occasion of a local festival to invite his extended family to an elaborate dinner at his large estate under the pretext of making a special announcement. Included are two ex-wives, his current wife, two sons, and his eccentric brother. However, Sir Freddy collapses and dies as he begins to address his guests, presumably for natural. When his last will and testament is stolen from his solicitor's office, and a duplicate copy is incinerated after an arsonist burns down the lawyer's house, Barnaby is faced with a half dozen suspects, all of whom had a motive for murder. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Barnaby says to be careful and not drop the emeralds, because they will shatter, and Lucinda says that emeralds don't shatter. Actually, real emeralds can break and even shatter if struck in just the right manner. They have tiny, hairline cracks in them that can expand with improper care which heightens the possibility of breakage. See more »

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Michael Butler: I killed Sandra.
Lady Tara Butler: Michael!
DCI Tom Barnaby: And why, why would you do that?
Michael Butler: Because she was ghastly, and I'm an awfully good shot.
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murder among Butlers
2 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Vixen's Run" from season 9 is an entertaining Midsomer Murder, with Jones (Jason Hughes) getting to do a little more so we can get to know him.

The episodes begins in 1953, the year of the Queen's Inaugeration. We see a young woman going into a cottage with a man. Each quickly undresses and has sex (we don't see that). As she leaves, she says, "thank you."

Now it's 53 years later, and Sir Freddy Butler (Joss Ackland) has summoned his family for an important announcement. His family consists of one current wife, Tara (Annabel Mullion), his son Richard (David Beames), and Richard's wife, Sandra (Joanna Riding). Freddy's first wife Annabel (Siân Phillips) and second wife Lucinda (Sheia Ruskin) are there as well.

Freddy drops dead before he can say anything. The coroner thinks it's natural causes but Barnaby thinks he was murdered. Then the family attorney's house is set on fire with the attorney in it. There goes the last copy of Freddy's will - the first one was stolen.

Now Barnaby is sure Freddy was killed and that murder is connected to this one. His investigation leads to some family secrets, lost emeralds, and another murder before it's over.

Very good - enjoy.


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