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
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During the black & white opening sequence, the female character's period-correct brassiere is removed to show tan lines from a very period-incorrect bathing suit. See more
DC Ben Jones
[Looking at youthful picture of Lady Lucinda
Whoo! She was quite tasty!
DCI Tom Barnaby
Wasn't she, Jones? Terrible what 30 years of fags and booze can do, no?