Midsomer Murders: Season 12, Episode 5

Small Mercies (28 Oct. 2009)

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The body of a local troublemaker and lady's man is found dead in the model village which is the chief tourist attraction of Little Worthy.

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The police investigate the murder of Richard Tanner who was stabbed and found dead in the model village in Little Worthy tied to the ground like Gulliver from Gulliver's Travels. He was found by the grounds-keeper and model maker Ben Moss who has worked for the owners, sisters Hillary and Harriet Comptom. Tanner wasn't very well liked in the village and was viewed as a troublemaker by many. He was known to have had romantic entanglements with the local school teacher Rebecca Rix and Krista Palfrey, daughter of the local hotel owner Edward Palfrey. He wasn't very pleased with his daughter's relationship Tanner and he didn't like the way Krista treated his girlfriend, Berrnice, leading to a tension-filled home situation. At the annual silly boat race to mark the end of the tourist season, another person is killed and later still there is a third victim. There is clearly someone in the village who is out for revenge. Written by garykmcd

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Bob Moss: [setting model figure upright] Hey! On your feet, Thomas, there's a good lad.
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And The Green Grass Grows All Around
Lyrics by William Jerome
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Performed by Emma Stansfield and Olivia Colman
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Terror in Tiny Town
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"Small Mercies" is a marvelous episode of "Midsomer Murders," as Barnaby and Jones investigate the murder of one Richard Tanner, found dead in a model village located in Little Worthy. He's tied to the ground like Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels, and he's surrounded by some of the tiny handmade residents of the village. The man who finds him, Ben Moss, is an old man who makes the models and keeps the grounds up for the owners, Hillary and Harriet Compton.

Tanner was known as troublemaker, and what he was doing in the village when it was closed at night is another matter. He had some sort of relationship with a schoolteacher and also with Krista Palfrey, whose father runs the hotel with his girlfriend, Bernice.

As is usual with these stories, the bodies start piling up, and there's a connection to the present murders from years earlier.

Fascinating episode with a top-notch cast that includes Margaret Tyzack and Caroline Blakiston as the sisters.

The little village is amazing.


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