DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Assisted by several officers including the ever-able DS Toolan, Frost uses what he knows about the... See full summary »
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Kindly magistrate Gerald Farquharson throws a party in Midsomer Morchard to celebrate local boy John Kinsella winning the world middle-weight title. Guests include local solicitor Giles Braithwaite, his nosy secretary Iris and Grace, tarty wife of Kinsella's abrasive manager Frank Bishop. Gerald, the Bishops - separately - and Sebastian, who is not Gerald's son but the product of his late wife's affair, all want to see Giles urgently but he is murdered and his office ransacked. Sebastian's wife Camilla is pregnant but Sebastian is not the father. In fact he is gay and had had an affair with Giles, for which Iris is blackmailing him. At a reconstruction of a Victorian prize fight in Gerald's gardens, Bishop is also murdered, having sacked John's trainer and Grace's lover Teddy, who, with Grace, was planning to take over John's management behind Frank's back. Iris is the third and last victim of a killer who has gambled rather too much on the outcome of the noble art. Written by
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During a scene between Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and Joyce Barnaby (Jane Wymark), Joyce refers to her screen husband by his real name rather than his character's name. See more »
[talking about Iris Holman, Giles Braithwaite's assistant]
I feel for that Giles, having her round him all the time. It must be like working with a stalker.
Don't let her get to you.
Nosy cow! Fur coat and no knickers. I bet she doesn't even *have* the fur coat.
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I honestly don't know what the writers on this were thinking.
Just on and on with boring non events, dripping sentimentality, and haphazardly thrown together plot twists - I'm at a loss for words to describe how bad this episode sucked. I would like to blame the director but I really just don't see how anyone could have saved this screenplay.
If this is what the series has in store, please just cancel it now so we can preserve our fondness for the show.
I would very much prefer, however, that they return the show to its original vision - macabre juxtaposed to the sometimes quaint, sometimes disturbing and always comical British countryside. A vision I've always suspected inspired the best parts of the American show Desperate Housewives.
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