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
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DCI Tom Barnaby:
Well, the cause of death seems obvious.
If causes of death were *ever* obvious you wouldn't need me, would you?
DCI Tom Barnaby:
Well, Dr. Bullard - I await the full results of your postmortem examination with anticipated delight, but - might you expedite our investigation by honoring us with a speculative hypothesis?
Occlusion of the carotid artery leading to severe brain damage due to hypoxia... just a guess.
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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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