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

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Jane Wymark ...
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Annie Lambert ...
Ingrid Peterson
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Gary Cooper (as Phil Davis)
David Horovitch ...
James Hobson
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Jack 'Axeman' McKinley
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Willow McKinley
Michael Angelis ...
Nicky Harding
Rachel Davies ...
Jeannie Harding
Suzi Quatro ...
Mimi Clifton
Robin Weaver ...
Serena Stanton
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Desmond Harcourt
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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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Rhythm Festival, held at Twinwood Arena, Clapham in Bedfordshire, provided the backdrop to the music event. Compere Mike Read made several announcements from the Rhythm Festival stage that made no sense and were in fact filmed for Midsummer Murders. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Under The Bramble Bush
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Performed by Fiona Button
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Cosmic performance.
2 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

James Cosmo is one of those actors who never seems to turn in a bad performance. Here he steals the limelight from other good actors like Phil Davis in his portrayal of a middle-aged axeman (lead guitar player) returning to the stage. Perhaps he's seen Dave Crosby, perhaps it's all in his own head but it's a great performance that lifts this episode of what can be a rather slow series. Just watch him strut his stuff on stage. Great, although it lasts less than a minute. A totally believable performance by a fine actor. He steals your attention every moment he's on screen as you watch his character go through so many emotions.


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