Barnaby and Jones are called to investigate a series of murders involving a pair of feuding families.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wymark ...
Sharon Morgan ...
Delyth Mostyn
David Yelland ...
James Kirkwood
Simon Wilson ...
Alan Delaney
Alwyne Taylor ...
Kath Bullard
Megan Mostyn
Daniel Evans ...
David Mostyn
Bryn Williams
Huw Mostyn
Harriet Tidyman


DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the death of Dr. Alan Delaney who was purposely run down by someone driving a pick-up truck. Delaney was driving Dr. James Kirkwood's brand new SUV and Barnaby believes Kirkwood may have been the intended victim. He doesn't have to look far to find anyone who would like to see Kirkwood dead. Jim Kirkwood and Delyth Mostin had only recently announced they were to be married. Both had been married previously but Kirkwood is a widower and Mostin divorced. Dorothy Hutton had asked Barnaby if it's suspicious that her son-in-law James is re-marrying a mere four years after his first wife, her daughter Sarah, died. Barnaby assures her that Sarah's death was fully investigated and James Kirkwood was nowhere near her bedside at the time of her death. Delyth Mostin's children are nearly apoplectic at the thought of their mother re-marrying and are absolutely opposed to the union. Then there's Clifford Rawnsley, a local farmer who had pursued Delyth but whom ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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8 May 2007 (UK)  »

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[first lines]
Delyth Mostyn: So, my fellow foot-sloggers, this is the plan. We make an early start from Causton and have lunch here at Beddgelert. Then we drive to Gorffwysfa and descending by the Miner's Track we go past Llyn Teryn and Llyn Llydaw, and then we tackle the giant himself: Yr Wyddfa.
Clifford Rawnsley: I thought we were going to Snowdon.
[several people laugh]
Dorothy Hutton: You know the route well, then, Delyth?
Delyth Mostyn: As a girl, according to my father, I was up and down it like a yo-yo.
Clifford Rawnsley: So, this trip's a bit of a pilgrimage for you, is...
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Music by Joseph Parry
Lyrics by Richard davies
Sung by Welsh chorale group
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the scenery is the star in this one
23 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Murder comes in the form of possible mistaken identity in "Death and Dust" from season 10.

Delyth Mostin and Jim Kirkwood are older lovers planning to be married. She is divorced and he is a widower. The match is met with opposition. For one thing, Delyth's children are practically having nervous breakdowns over it; Delyth rejected a local farmer who is obviously unhappy with the union; Kirkwood's ex-mother-in-law thinks he might have had hurried his wife's death from cancer. Then there is Delyth's volatile ex-husband, who lives in Wales.

On the home front, Joyce and Cully want to enlarge the patio; also, Cully's serious boyfriend is around, and he's afraid Barnaby doesn't like him.

Good episode, but the best part for me was the Welsh scenery, in part viewed from a helicopter. It's absolutely stunning. The scenery is always good in the show, with its pretty towns and houses, but the terrain here is something to see.

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