Midsomer Murders: Season 10, Episode 2

The Animal Within (19 Jan. 2007)

TV Episode  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Faith's unannounced visit to her wealthy Uncle Rex's estate turns into quite a surprise. When Rex's body turns up, his would-be heirs engage in a battle of wills that exposes plenty of motives for murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wymark ...
Faith Alexander
Roger Bingham ...
Taxi Driver
David Troughton ...
Janet Bailey
Eileen Carnack
Malcolm Stoddard ...
Richard Carnack
Jeremy Thacker
John Cater ...
Jack Pearce
Freda Dowie ...
Amie Pearce
Rex Masters
Helen Masters ...
Jane Benbow


When Faith Alexander arrives in Midsomer Deverell to meet her long-lost uncle Rex Masters, she is surprised to find he has disappeared and told everyone she was killed in a plane crash. Then Rex's body is found in the weir, and his friends produce wills, each claiming to inherit his fortune. But what is the truth about Rex's life of mischief-making, and who wanted him dead? Written by Anonymous

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When the detectives are introduced at the door as 'Barnaby and Jones', American viewers might find it a mildly amusing reference to a 1970s TV detective; though the reference may be entirely unintentional. See more »


[first lines]
Taxi Dispatcher: [over radio] When you've dropped her off, can you pick up Mr Lavender at 15 Harley Street?
Taxi Driver: No problem.
[both get out of the taxi]
Faith Alexander: Wow!
Taxi Driver: So. He's worth a few bob then, your uncle?
Faith Alexander: Looks like he is. Stunning. Just beautiful.
Taxi Driver: Well, best of luck anyway.
Faith Alexander: Thank you.
[holds out a bill]
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very good
12 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From season 10 of Midsomer Murders, "The Animal Within," starring John Nettles and Jason Hughes.

Lisa Eichorn plays Faith Alexander, an American who comes to England to meet her Uncle Rex. As it turns out, Uncle Rex is missing and when he's found, he's dead. And the place is loaded with suspects - Uncle Rex told practically everybody he knew (especially if they needed to be paid for something) that he or she was his heir. After the eighth will turns up, well, there's a problem. Then a couple of other corpses turn up, a massive con is uncovered, as well as some sexy photos, and DCI Barnaby's head is swimming. It falls to him to figure out the whole thing.

This is a really excellent entry into the series, with some strong suspects and good performances.

Very intriguing, and kept me interested straight through.

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