Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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The Made-to-Measure Murders 

A tailor dies of a heart attack. Two years later, his widow is murdered on her way to the vicarage. The vicar is also murdered after receiving a mysterious letter.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wymark ...
Maureen Beattie ...
Sonia Woodley
Matthew Woodley
Luke Woodley
Beatrice Daniels
Morris Bingham
Edward Milton
Reverend Moreland
Katie Soper
Derek Soper
Pax Baldwin ...
Gary Soper
Carolyn Pickles ...
Wendy Minchin


Two years previously in the village of Milton Cross, a feudal estate owned by benevolent landlord Edward Milton, tailor Gerald Woodley died of a heart attack. Now his widow Sonia is keen to confess to the Reverend Morland that she did not call the ambulance immediately when her abusive husband collapsed but she is knocked unconscious and stabbed to death on the way to see him. It becomes apparent that she stumbled upon a deadly secret and when she passed this on to a second person they both became the victims of the made-to-measure murders. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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12 May 2010 (UK)  »

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16:9 widescreen
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Did You Know?


On Netflix this episode is labeled S13: E1. See more »


At the end, when Edward Milton turns the sound up on his iPod, the display clearly says Handel's Messiah. But the music that's playing is Lacrimosa dies illa from the Mozart Requiem. See more »


[first lines]
Gerald Woodley: Bleeding me dry. You're bleeding me dry! You hear me?
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »


Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played by Miltion on his I-pad in the ice house.
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Good Mystery but Christians used in bad light
20 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This mystery was good but Christians are used in a bad light in most of the all the seasons.

They show a protestant minister praying with a woman that feels guilty about her husbands death. According to the story the minister just started hearing confessions like the Catholic priest but not in a confessional.

This minister does the Sign of the Cross wrong and I don't know why this was in put in the story because only Catholics do the Sign of the Cross as far as I know. Then the Minister tells the lady her sins are forgiven which is not true. You can tell your sins to a Priest a Minister, a neighbor etc none have the power to forgive sins, you may feel better but only Jesus can forgive sin.

Then they show the city residents going to church like stories in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. It is insulting to see people in the episode, that are liars, cheaters adulterers going to church. Barnaby makes a stupid comment about religious people.

A rich man that owns the town and a lot of land kind of requires the people that live on the land that he owns and may work for him go to church. He treats criminals with kit gloves in the guise of compassion and treats women like servants.

A couple of people get killed and it looks like the relatives did it.

The ending is a surprise but not for me. The writers of this series plus Inspector Morse and Lewis all have the same themes in the story Christians are bad, they are hypocrites and all go to church.

Scripture is misused by the characters to make the Christians hypocrites and mean while they do the things they condemn others for doing. This is not the majority of Christians I know.

In Midsomer Murders CULTS are in a lot of the series are portrayed as free loving people 90% of the time. Tolerant, funny, innocent, artistic etc, not like those people who go to church and believe that God is Spirit a masculine Spirit and not a tree or a rock.

The story lines are interesting but so predictable when it comes to religion and churches in a lot of these season and episodes.

Personally I like Doc Martin it is not a murder mystery but lots of humor and BBC influence. I like Midsomer Murder I hope they get off their bias against Christians and religious figures.

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