Midsomer Murders: Season 11, Episode 1

Shot at Dawn (1 Jan. 2008)

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A 90 years long feud between two families, the Hicks and the Hammonds, appears to have escalated to murder.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Hughes ...
Jane Wymark ...
Barry Jackson ...
Johnny Hammond
Arabella Hammond
Charlotte Lucas ...
Sophie Hammond
Charlie Covell ...
Kate Hammond
George Cole ...
Lionel Hicks
Gemma Craven ...
Judy Hicks
Danny Hicks
Tom Harper ...
Will Hicks
Lloyd Hutchinson ...
Mickey Ryan


In Midsomer, there lives two families, the Hicks and the Hammonds, who have been feuding since World War I when a Hammond was part of a firing squad that killed a Hicks. The Hicks run a number of small businesses and the Hammonds are strictly military. When the grandfather of the Hammonds is found dead, it appears that the feud has escalated to murder. Written by J. Rieper

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Tried But Finally Gave Up
8 June 2010 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Longtime fan of Midsomer - I found this episode to be unwatchable. Forced plot, overacting, and uninteresting. The show could be written out. Not sure because in the US we can't get the new shows very quickly. I rely on Netflix to provide most of my British TV viewing. The sets are still nice, the countryside is beautiful to view, but that does not replace tightly written mysteries.

The show is still popular and new episodes are being produced, which is great. However I do hope to see better plots and murders that occur sooner in the story. Murders introduced slowly does not engage Barnaby soon enough. He needs to be brought into the show early. He's very easy to watch.

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