On the Midsomer Golfclub Whiteoaks a member is killed with a golfclub. In the course of the investigation they discover Whiteoaks to be full of hatred, gambling, violence, jealousy and extortion.



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Jane Wymark ...
Holly Gilbert ...
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Bullying snob Alistair Kingslake is killed with a golf iron at the Whiteacres golf club. After another member, Miles Tully, tells Barnaby about illegal gambling among players, another member, who has had an 'odd phone call' is also slain. A figure in a blue tracksuit is seen at both murders. In fact there have been unreported assaults on members over the months. Barnaby discovers that the gambling is rife and the social-climbing steward , Mrs. Fountain, and her two warring sons are lending money to the gamblers and assaulting them if they fail to pay. Indeed Mrs. Fountain's scheming has driven the killer to commit the Dogleg Murders. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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22 July 2009 (UK)  »

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On the board with the map detailing the golf course, there is a handwritten note that says "Victim found by DCI Jones". Indeed, the body was found by 'DS Ben Jones', but Jones is a detective sergeant, not a detective chief inspector. See more »


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Becky Tunstall: Like this?
Darren Fountain: No. You muppet! Like this.
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very good season 12 opener
24 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Twelve seasons - wow - and "Dogleg Murders" is up there with some of the better episodes.

Barnaby's wife Joyce has been on him to golf with her, or play tennis, or walk, and when she suggests a tennis club they were once involved with, he says, "Well, apart from the snobbery and the extortionate fees, there was also the small matter of me arresting the treasurer for murdering his mistress." So when an exclusive golf club is the scene of the murder of one of its wealthy members, Barnaby is not in his element. The murder takes place on the notorious 13th hole, known as Crisp's Folly because the relative of one of the board lost the family home by placing a bet there.

A figure in a blue hoodie has been described as running from the scene. It could have happened that way, as there is a footpath off that particular part of the green.

Digging deeper, Barnaby encounters heavy gambling, loan sharking, blackmail, and all kinds of mayhem, all with a sheen of arrogant snobbery overlaying this exclusive club.

Excellent episode with some beautiful scenery, which is a hallmark of this series, and good acting. Sam Torrance makes a special guest appearance; evidently a very famous British golfer.

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