A group of conservationists object to the development of a pristine part of the village and adherents from both sides become victims of a mysterious killer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wymark ...
Norman Swanscombe
Eleanor Swanscombe
James Otley
Amanda Drew ...
Liz Gerrard
Maureen Stubbs
Angela Lawrence
Major David Walsh
Clifford Bunting
Linda Marlowe ...
Fiona Conway
Geoff Rogers


In the village of Great Pelfe Maureen Stubbs from the Midsomer Conservation Society is stabbed to death after openly accusing builder Geoff Rogers and councillor James Otley of conspiring to ruin the look of the village by rushing through a plan to build modern housing. Supporters of the plan are targeted by a burglar. There is most definitely a scam being carried out behind the supposed housing development plan but is the murderer a supporter of the scam rubbing out all opposition or a dissenter,claiming Not in my Back Yard? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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12 January 2011 (UK)  »

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Major David Walsh: I'm excercising my rights to silence.
DCI Tom Barnaby: Well, don't excercise it too hard. It's not what it used to be.
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Politics and Property
4 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is about average (which isn't so bad), but it dredges up another plot that has been done before: that of a group of protesters wanting to keep the status quo and engaging in near-terrorist tactics. Anyway, at the bottom of this one is the fact that there are agendas there that lie beneath the surface. Two men are running for office. One is big on development and progress, while the other sees such things as destructive to the village. He begins to engage in an effort to discredit those who oppose him, engaging in illegal activities. The weaknesses here. For one, we have a ludicrous murder committed as a man gets stuck in a sliding door and strangled. How fortuitous and how ludicrous. Also, Barnaby keeps looking the other way. Slanderous accusations are made without any proof. Yet the townspeople fall for it. Let's get real.

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