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"Midsomer Murders" Fit for Murder (2011)

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Andrew Payne (screenplay)
Caroline Graham (characters)
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Original Air Date:
23 January 2011 (Season 13, Episode 8)
Joyce talks Barnaby into enrolling in a spa located in a remodeled manor house but the bodies start to pile up when he's there. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Barnaby's last episode See more (4 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby

Jason Hughes ... DS Ben Jones
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby

Laura Howard ... Cully Barnaby

Barry Jackson ... Dr. Bullard

Neil Dudgeon ... DCI John Barnaby

Kirsty Dillon ... DC Gail Stephens

Geraldine James ... Miranda Bedford

Jason Durr ... Luke Archbold

Lesley Manville ... Phoebe Archbold
Oliver Mellor ... Julian Woodley
Sally Giles ... Natasha Fox
Angus Barnett ... Kenny Pottinger

Ronni Ancona ... Kitty Pottinger

Shaun Dingwall ... Carter Smith
Miles Richardson ... Dr. Giles Danby
Gemma Dyllen ... Florence

Kimberley Nixon ... Cloud

Eric Carte ... Clarky

Sophie Dix ... Janet Smith
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Rickman ... Gym Instructor (uncredited)
Allan Williams ... Pub Customer (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Renny Rye 
Writing credits
Andrew Payne (screenplay)

Caroline Graham (characters)

Produced by
Ian Strachan .... line producer
Brian True-May .... producer
Betty Willingale .... consultant producer
Original Music by
Jim Parker 
Cinematography by
Colin Munn (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Blackwell 
Casting by
Louise Cross 
Production Design by
Paul Cowell 
Art Direction by
Justin Warburton-Brown  (as Justin Warburton Brown)
Costume Design by
Abigail Hicks 
Makeup Department
Penny Bell .... makeup designer
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist
Production Management
James Nash .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Bennett .... second assistant director
Lou Hooper .... third assistant director
Bella Merritt .... first assistant director
Art Department
Simon Buret .... dressing props
Chris Cunningham .... production buyer
Patrick Duncan-Burgess .... dressing props
Paul Kearney .... property master
Kira Kemble .... art department assistant
Simon King .... stand-by props
Rachel Munday .... stand-by art director
Tilly Scandrett .... stand-by art director
David Stratford .... stand-by props
Glenn Taylor .... construction manager
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... dialogue editor
Gareth Bull .... dubbing mixer
John Downer .... sound editor
Liam Ryan .... boom operator
Roger Slater .... sound recordist
Colin Skeaping .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Brown .... focus puller
Martin Cox .... gaffer
Dave Glossop .... rigger (as David Glossop)
Ricky Hall .... camera trainee
Tom Hyde .... electrician
Tim Hyson .... clapper loader
Will Kendal .... best boy
Joe Marsden .... camera trainee
John Powell .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Aly Smith .... costume assistant
Saffron Webb .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Alathea Dudley-Holt .... post-production assistant
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Kevin Horsewood .... color grader
Samantha Winter .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Mark Hudson .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Samantha Arnold .... production coordinator
Shoky Carter .... floor runner
Keith Donoghue .... production accountant
Kathryn Gregory .... business affairs
Huey Kerrigan .... floor runner (as Hugh Kerrigan)
Kelly Mauchlen .... location assistant
Casper Mills .... location manager (as Casper Mill)
Alex Moat .... script supervisor
Christopher Penfold .... series script editor: ScriptWorks
Jeremy Ranson .... assistant accountant
Emily Roberts .... production secretary
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

89 min (DVD)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This was the final episode that DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) appeared in.See more »
Miranda Bedford:Luke Archibald has found some loophole in the deeds whereby I can't use the drive of my own house.
DCI Tom Barnaby:Oh, so that's the reason for the bad feeling between you two.
Carter Smith:Tip o' the iceberg, my friend.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Barnaby's last episode, 15 August 2015
Author: blanche-2 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I have to agree with some of the other reviewers, this wasn't a special enough episode to be Barnaby's last one.

I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. The best part for me was at the end, when Barnaby announces his retirement and that his cousin will be taking over. That was both lovely and poignant.

The plot itself had to do with Barnaby's impending exam for fitness to be on the force (although in the end he didn't need to take it) and his apparent worry about it. Joyce takes him to a spa, and that is where the murders occur.

The couple that runs the spa, the Luke Archibolds, are going broke. The wife, Phoebe, was once the best friend of Miranda Bedford, whose right of way has been blocked by the spa. Miranda is writing a book supposedly. Miranda has a handyman, Carter Smith, who is known to have a temper.

When Joyce goes into a flotation chamber, she finds the body of a guest, Kitty Pottinger, known to be demanding and unlikable. The spa owner, Luke, comes to an untimely end while working out on a weights machine that collapses. It was found to be tampered with.

The spa is going broke. Then the other half of the demanding guest team, Kenny Pottinger, disappears but is later found, badly wounded after someone tried to kill him.

Barnaby finally realizes the murderer had a dual motive. After dealing with his birthday, arriving at the same age as his father when he died, he makes a decision and hands the reigns to his cousin John.

Yes, it could have been more special. John Nettles will be terribly missed. He deserved better.

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