DCI Tom Barnaby and DS Ben Jones investigate the death of Simon Bright who is found dead inside an old World War II vintage Humber parked at an abandoned airfield. From all appearances, the death appears to be a suicide, but the pathologist determines that the man suffered a severe blow to the dead and may in fact have been unconscious when he died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Simon Bright's girlfriend, Laura Sharp, is nowhere to be found, but the death of the aging village Lothario and the attempted murder of another of her friends narrows the list of possible murderers somewhat. Barnaby is convinced that one of Laura's ex-lovers is responsible but given her rather active life, the question becomes which one? Written by
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Richard Budd (postmaster) states that Laura Sharp used the post office to "cash her giro." In the UK, "giro" is a nickname for the bi-weekly unemployment benefit check. See more
When Barnaby and Jones drive to the airfield to look at the second body, the car arrives in heavy rain: there are puddles on the ground and distant rumbles of thunder can be heard. But when they get out of the car a few seconds later, the ground is dry and people in the distance are casting shadows, showing that the weather has suddenly become sunny. See more
Where's Dad's investigation taking place at the moment?
Some village or other.
You've been conned, Mum.
[Cully indicates Ben, then goes over to him
DS Ben Jones
Don't tell me what you're doing here; I've already sussed it.
DS Ben Jones
Yes, but your feet give you away.
Written by Ray Noble
, Jimmy Campbell
and Reginald Connelly
(as Reg Connelly)
Performed by Liza Pulman See more