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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Norman Swanscombe
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Eleanor Swanscombe
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James Otley
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Liz Gerrard
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Maureen Stubbs
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Angela Lawrence
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Major David Walsh
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Clifford Bunting
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Fiona Conway
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Geoff Rogers
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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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12 January 2011 (UK)  »

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The tellers outside the polling station at the byelection are shown not only with party political leaflets but actually trying to hand them to voters. This would never be allowed under UK voting law. See more »

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A thick black electrical cable is seen on the floor of Swanscombe House, running through a doorway, along a baseboard, and across a stairway landing, visible just to the left of DCI Tom Barnaby as Liz Gerrard introduces herself to him (at around 4 mins). It appears that someone took great pains to try to make the cable as inconspicuous as possible. See more »

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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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