At a Wild West show in Ford Florey, Faye Lennox is murdered. She was the estate manager and lover of unpopular farmer Jack Fincher, who is engaged in a long-standing dispute with neighbour Silas Burbage over a piece of waste-land. Soon afterwards Fincher is lassoed and dragged to his death. There is no shortage of suspects - the Burbage family, long-suffering wife Susan who is seemingly very close to stepson Leo, Dan Malko, who wants the waste-land as a permanent travellers' site and Mary Morgan, whose dog Fincher shot. Jude Langham, a local craftsman who blames Fincher for his father's death, claims to have the document which will settle ownership and he is attacked by an intruder out to steal it. He had made phone calls to the three parties interested in the land just before his attack. But one is also murdered and another person will die before Barnaby works out who is responsible for blood on the saddle. Written by
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The poker hand of Aces and Eights is known as the Dead Man's Hand because that is the hand Wild Bill Hickock had when he was assassinated. See more »
In the final 'shootout' Jones finds a Colt SAA 'Peacemaker' loaded with a 9mm/ .38 blank. He takes out the blank and replaces it with a 44-40 WCF LIVE round. You can't put a 44-40 live round into a gun chambered for 9mm. Also inn the UK the guns used in Old West re-enactment are blank firers chambered for 9mm/ .38 and cannot five a live round due to the barrel being fully or partially blocked See more »
[screams loudly then runs outside]
Help! Help me! He's murdered Danny! Help! Help!
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This episode was without doubt the worst episode we have seen of the Midsomer Murders series. It stands out from all of the other episodes because we have rated most episodes as 7's and above - but we rated this episode a 2.
Overall the Midsomer Murders production team is very professional and produces episodes of a high standard so it is unbelievable that the Producers allowed this story to see the light of day and surely the cast should have said something during the shooting. We found the story was completely implausible and there were so many flaws in the development of the murder investigation it isn't worth singling out any.
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