Midsomer Murders: Season 13, Episode 3

Blood on the Saddle (8 Sep. 2010)

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A Wild West show comes to Ford Florey and a serial killer starts to eliminate villagers in a "wild west" fashion related to a parcel of disputed swamp land.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jason Hughes ...
Jane Wymark ...
Barry Jackson ...
Jack Fincher
Caroline Langrishe ...
Susan Fincher
Richard Harrington ...
Leo Fincher
Fergal Jenner
Jude Langham
Justin Avoth ...
Mary Morgan
Malcolm Storry ...
Adam Burbage


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 don @ minifie-1

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It is also said the "dead man's hand" was what killed Dangerous Dan McGrew at the Malamute Saloon in Alaska. 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 »


[first lines]
Mary Morgan: [screams loudly then runs outside] Help! Help me! He's murdered Danny! Help! Help!
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References Marathon Man (1976) See more »

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Worst episode ever of Midsomer Murders
25 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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