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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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 (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
Hugh Kerrigan .... floor runner
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 »
Cloud:If you want to see something clearly, you should look in the opposite direction. It's a zen thing.
DCI Tom Barnaby:[Condescendingly] Of course, it is.
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The end of an era, 2 February 2011
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

With DCI Barnaby approaching his birthday and a police medical he is feeling more than a little stressed and it doesn't help when Joyce drags him off to a health resort to de-stress. Of course he has only been there one night when a body is found and all of a sudden he seems much better; although Joyce isn't so happy as she was the one to find the body. Initially it is thought that the victim probably drowned while using a floatation therapy room whilst drunk but it is clear that something isn't quite right at the centre. There is bad feeling between the owner and the woman living next door, her 'handyman' also has a temper on him which has lead to a recent fight and the victim's spouse has departed in the middle of the night; perhaps fleeing the scene of the crime, perhaps another victim. Before long there is another death at the centre when a weight machine is tampered with leading to more suspicions being cast on the handyman.

This was a fun episode with plenty of laughs as well as the sort of mystery fans of the series will have come to expect; after the initial murder there are lots of suspects and an equally large range of motives and when the killer is revealed it wasn't somebody I'd suspected! John Nettles was excellent as always in the role of DCI Barnaby and it was nice to see Laura Howard return as his daughter Cully even if she only had a small part in this story. I suspect most viewers will have heard about the departure of a main character but just in case they haven't I won't spoil it here; I'll just say that it was well handled and introduced the replacement character in a suitable fashion.

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