Badger's Drift plays host to the Midsomer Rock Festival - with murderous consequences.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Peterson
Gary Cooper
James Hobson
Jack 'Axeman' McKinley
Fiona Button ...
Willow McKinley
Michael Angelis ...
Nicky Harding
Jeannie Harding
Suzi Quatro ...
Mimi Clifton
Robin Weaver ...
Serena Stanton
Desmond Harcourt


When old rockers Hired Gun reform to play a gig at the Midsomer Rocks Festival, paranoid lead singer Gary Cooper is convinced someone is trying to warn them off. First rock diva Mimi Clifton is electrocuted on stage, then drummer Nicky Harding is found dead in the swimming pool. Barnaby has to face the possibility that one of his rock 'n' roll heroes is a murderer. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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2 February 2007 (UK)  »

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John Nettles and Philip Davis previously worked together in the 1984 "Robin of Sherwood." Davis, as Prince John, makes Nettles' character "Acting Sheriff" of Nottingham. See more »


Mistook Left Brain behavior for Right Brain Barnaby says with deep conviction, after checking suspicious electric outlets: "It's all very premeditated isn't it? Musicians function in a more left-brain, impulsive manner. This is a right-brain MO. Somebody has thought this through very, very carefully."

It is the Left-brain that is linear and methodical, and the right-brain that is creative and creates its own reality, not as Barnaby states. See more »


[first lines]
James Hobson: Should have used the Red Tag.
Gary Cooper: No, no, trust me, the Killer Bug is right for the flow.
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Written by John Lee Hooker and James Bracken
Performed by John Nettles
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Midsomer Rock ...err....
8 August 2014 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I love the Midsomer series for the acting, and the production values, great camera work, and particularly superb sound! IMHO the story lines and the script writing aren't always as good as the execution. The acting is nearly always great, I wish they would apply all this skill to less infantile and improbable stories..... This episode deals with something close to my heart, live music :) So many things about the motivation of the musician actors are just so unlikely...... I fear most people will never realize real musicians actually LOVE MUSIC, and all the other sh*t around that becomes secondary.... Anyhow, nice to see Suzi Quatro in an acting part!

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