A cat burglar named "The Creeper" is breaking into the estates of Causton, and an alcoholic writer threatening a "tell-all" book about his friends turns up dead.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wymark ...
Paul Shelley ...
Jane Booker ...


DCI Barnaby finds himself in charge of investigating The Creeper, a man who has been entering peoples homes in the dead of night, after the Chief Constable becomes the latest victim. It all becomes more serious when after one of the burglaries, a man is found dead in his bed. The dead man is David roper, a ghostwriter by profession who was staying with the Chettam family. They had spent the previous evening at the home of Jack Filby who now owned the Chettham estate forcing the family to live in the dower house. Filby and roper had a very loud argument after dinner with Roper, a reformed alcoholic, storming out of the house with a bottle of brandy in hand. He made it back to the dower house and was put to bed. The mystery grows when a second attendee at the same dinner is murdered and the Creeper visits the Barnabys in the dead of night, not to steal anything but to leave behind two clues. The discovery of a Chettham family secret, the second death and a bit of DNA testing not only ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

27 January 2010 (UK)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jane Booker (as Mrs Lovell) comments the back door was left open, because the cat won't use the CAT FLAP. Rik Mayall appeared in a TV series called "Filthy Rich & Catflap" (1987). See more »


[first lines]
CC Richard Lovell: [to the cat] Go on.
[opens door]
CC Richard Lovell: Out you go.
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Incredible plot but well done
21 July 2014 | by (dorset) – See all my reviews

The plot, as is usual with Midsomer, was daft, but the acting is always good, and it is pleasing to have an English semi-rural setting and English dialogue that we can understand. I thought Amanda Ryan was brilliant as the sexy daughter. Is she normally blonde? The dark hair suited her well. Jaydee

I am told that I must write more lines. Why? I've said what I want to say, and kept it brief.

Moreover I object to having my CORRECT spelling of the word 'dialogue' being challenged, I suppose you want the American spelling?

Well buddy, if you want American spellings, you write 'em yourself but don't put MY name to them.... STET

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