Barnaby's wife Sarah arrives to take up her job as a head mistress at Causton School. Officious social worker Gerry Dawkins has an awkward encounter with an artists' colony run by horse whisperer Maggie Viviani after a fruitless visit to elderly recluses William and Mary Bingham. Two days later his corpse is fished from a river. Through the offices of their bitchy daughter, stable owner Selina Stanton and her roguish husband Eddie, a prospective Euro M.P. Barnaby visits Mr. and Mrs. Bingham, who are hospitable but vague. Mary however furtively asks him to return to see her but is killed soon after. Thirty-five years earlier the Binghams' son and daughter, Robin and Jennifer, died when their car plunged into a river. Robin's body was recovered but Jennifer was never found and has forged a new identity for herself, reuniting her with Selena. Once more Jones comes to Barnaby's rescue when he confronts a killer whose family, unsurprisingly for Midsomer, has dark secrets. Written by
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Neil Pearson, Haydn Gwynne and Jeff Rawle all starred together previously in "Drop the Dead Donkey" (1990). See more
At the beginning, as the car speeds away from the manor the woman has her window down and is waving to a little girl. As the car goes out of control, during the weaving you can see the window is still down, but when the car crashes into the lake, the woman is trapped in the car because her window is rolled up. See more
References Doctor Dolittle