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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Other reviewers have said everything I would have said about how truly awful and pointless this episode of Midsomer Murders is so I won't beat a dead horse(!). Just to say what a disappointment it was to try to watch such a bad production when Midsomer Murders is usually so top notch--acting, location, stories.
What I'm wondering, as an American, is why the producers of this episode would think that Confederate flags would be flown anywhere--past or present--in the western United States? The Civil War was between the North and South, not the East and West. I've lived in the American west my entire life and the Confederate flag is not a part of it's history or culture. There's not a single one of them to be seen at parade's or rodeo's here.
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