Barnaby begins to think the damning evidence he helped provide to convict a murderess wasn't exactly as watertight as it first looked.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wymark ...
Saskia Wickham ...
Annie Woodrow
Lance Woodrow
Helen Dallimore ...
John Trevelyan
Emily Gloyens ...
Ed Trevelyan
Rosa Hoskins ...
Sophie Trevelyan
David Birrell ...
Mark Thomas
Jamie Cramner
Caroline Trowbridge ...
Tanya Cramner
Marcus Bramwell


When Tom Barnaby has his constable sit in on the murder trial of Annie Woodrow, the reports he gets back start him thinking that he may have made a mistake in assuming Annie's guilt. She is all-but-assured to be convicted of bludgeoning to death of an old school friend, as a reliable eye-witness puts her at the scene, and she was caught in a web of lies when questioned. But Tom feels that things don't really add up, so he and his constable keep investigating as the trial proceeds. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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17 September 2006 (UK)  »

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This is the episode in which Ben Jones is promoted to Detective Sergeant. See more »


(at around 33 mins) Tom Barnaby is looking at crime scene photos of the body of Frances Trevelyan. There are two photos of her out stretched hand and the phone on the floor. In one photo her hand is noticeably closer to the phone than in the other. See more »


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Pru Plunkett: Love's a funny thing.
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highly recommended!
23 February 2008 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

I consider this to be the best of Midsomer Murders, due to the psychological depth of the characters and to the excellent acting. The story was great, and there's only one murder!(unusual for Midsomer Murders). Consequently, there was no need for those preposterous explanations as to why a lovely old lady had to kill 3 or 4 times in order to protect her son or some such nonsense. Lately, I've been watching MM for the love of beautiful images only. But this episode is believable and dramatic - the way Midsomer Murders used to be.

Also, I enjoyed the great chemistry (and relationship of trust) between John Nettles and Siobhan Redmond(Dr. Plunkett), and the intimation of something that "might have been". Great insight into Barnaby's soul.A devoted husband, a doting father...but not only.

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