The lead singer of a 60s rock band who is believed to have committed suicide 35 years earlier suddenly materializes and wants to reorganize the group.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Panting ...
Craig Bell
Lucas (as Thomas Kane)
Trevor Byfield ...
Bone (as Zig Byfield)
Esmé Ford
Jessica Manley ...
Renee Montemayor ...
Philip Correia ...


Thirty-five years after she supposedly drowned herself, rock star Esme Ford returns to Oxford to secretly re-establish her band Midnight Addiction with former members Richie, Mack and Franco. The secrecy extends to the band's reaction when an orphaned teenage boy is killed outside Richie's house. Then ex-roadie Bone and Richie's daughter's music tutor, who used to write the band's sleeve-notes, are also murdered. Midnight Addiction may well once have been the real thing but several people are definitely not what they first seem to be. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






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29 August 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Jane Bertish and Trevor Byfield have appeared in both Inspector Morse and the spin off Lewis. See more »


At about 1 hour 28 min, Richie Maguire and DI Robert Lewis are conversing next to a police "panda car". In the shots where the camera is facing Richie Maguire, the antenna is in the vertical position; when the camera is facing DI Robert Lewis, it's laid horizontally on the roof. This is also a factual error because that type of antenna is for window glass mounting only. It cannot operate through a metal car roof, as it is seen. See more »


DI Robert Lewis: [Over the phone] I'm not stirring on Sunday for anything less than murder.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


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Composed by Barrington Pheloung and Bernie Holland
Performed by Maggie Bell
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Terrific comedy
19 December 2011 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Oh, yes. There may be a plot hole or two, as other reviews mention. When I saw it for the first time a couple of years ago, the plot probably bothered me, and I forgot about the whole experience.

I just watched the episode again, and I could really not keep up with the jokes, puns and hilarious exchanges, because I was laughing so hard. I wonder how I could have missed them the first time - maybe I was too tired and had enough problems following the plot.

The entire script is probably worthy of being added to the "Memorable Quotes" section, you have to pay attention (and not laugh too hard) to get them all. "Frolicking bloody baa-lambs", indeed.

Never mind the plot, just enjoy the fantastic chemistry between Lewis, Hathaway, Dr. Hobson and the Chief Superintendent. This is an outstanding series, and I consider getting it on DVD just for this episode, to see it again and finally get all the jokes and odd references.

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