Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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Written in Blood 

After a noted author speaks before a group of local Midsomer writers, the naked body of the event's host is found bludgeoned to death in his bedroom.

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Daniel Casey ...
Sgt. Gavin Troy
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Joyce Barnaby
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Dr. Bullard
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Honoria Lyddiard
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Amy Lyddiard
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Jane Booker ...
Laura Hutton
Judith Scott ...
Robert Swann ...
Gerald Hadleigh
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Annoushka Le Gallois ...
Barbara Neale
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Mrs. Bundy
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The Midsomer Worthy Writers Circle invites well-known author Max Jennings to one of their monthly meetings. The group's secretary, Gerald Hadleigh is opposed to to the invitation, but is outvoted. It becomes apparent that Jennings and Hadleigh knew one another at one time. When Hadleigh is found dead the next day, Barnaby and Troy begin looking into the backgrounds of the various Circle members and try to locate Jennings. When they do find him he is, as they say, incapable of assisting them with their inquiries. A second murder adds to the puzzle but in the end, the solution rests on learning of long ago events and a hidden family secret. At home, the Barnaby's agree to care for daughter Cully's Russian Blue cat Killmouskie, with interesting results for Tom. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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5 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Frederick Forsyth gets a (perjorative) mention in this but he enjoyed it so much that he wrote about it in his Daily Express column. He deliberately misnamed Midsomer Worthy as "Midsomer Jockstrap" and he described the whole series as "amiable tosh". See more »

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Honoria Lyddiard is pronounced dead but is still breathing as well. See more »

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Liam's Father: Liam. Liam? What are you doing with that? Liam? Liam. Liam!
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References Dixon of Dock Green (1955) See more »

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too forced
22 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

When the murder was finally pieced together, I found it all to be too odd and unrealistic to appreciate this episode. The intentions of all the characters involved seemed too bizarre and outlandish. It seemed that the ending was only meant to answer the complexities of the case. It's as if you're forcing wrong pieces of the puzzles to conform to the right piece.

The acting was relatively good. I don't know if this is a common quality of British acting but I have to say that the climatic scenes ended up being anticlimactic because of the lack of emotion and realism behind these scenes.


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