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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Ordinary Greed and Excess
11 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a story of a woman who allows her children to go bad. They don't have to look out for themselves and have begun to lust after her fortune. Unfortunately for them, she has found a doctor who is going to make a good life with her. He is seen as an invader into their greed. A couple of them have actually become embezzlers and have been borrowing using an illegal deed. The problem is that they resort to murder but mistakenly kill the wrong man. Anyway, their efforts draw a lot of attention. Their feuding and bickering draw attention to them and that is not a good thing. Barnaby and Jones are caught again in a tussle other crimes confuse the issues.

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