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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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The final case for John Nettles. 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)
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Did You Know?

This was the final episode that DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) appeared in.See more »
[last lines]
Joyce Barnaby:This is weird.
Cully Barnaby:It is. So, Dad, what now?
DCI Tom Barnaby:What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The final case for John Nettles., 18 September 2011

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Midsomer Murders: Fit for Murder starts as DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) & his wife Joyce (Jane Wymark) arrive at the Swaveley Manor health resort deep in the Midsomer countryside for some peace & relaxation. However things don't go according to plan after the dead body of a rich guest named Kitty Pottinger (Ronni Ancona) is found floating in a flotation chamber & her husband Kenny (Angus Barnett) missing, although off duty Barnaby starts to dig & investigate the mysterious death which could have been a simple accidental drowning or premeditated murder. Then soon after the resorts manager Luke Archbold (Jason Durr) also dies in a suspicious accident, sensing foul play Barnaby is determined to find the murderer...

Episode eight from season thirteen this Midsomer Murders mystery was directed by Renny Rye & was both the last episode of the thirteenth season & the last episode to feature John Nettles as Tom Barnaby before his cousin takes over the main role in season fourteen, as a final send-off Fit for Murder is pretty average. Like a lot of the more recent episodes I just thought it was so familiar, the same sort of character's, the same locations, the same dull motives for murder & the same boring subplots about character's having affairs & money trouble, even the murders themselves are forgettable. A fairly unremarkable episode then with the major distinction of being the last investigation for John Nettles after eighty-one episodes & countless murders. Barnaby's retirement comes a little suddenly at the end like it was tacked on a bit but I am sure most fans of the series will shed a tear or two & remember some of the classic episodes for years previous. I can't say I will remember Fit for Murder for anything other than it being Nettle's last episode to be honest which just about says it all.

There are two murders in this one, neither stand-out as being inventive. The health resort backdrop is alright but the location used looks pretty much like any other used in the series. Well made as usual with good acting from a decent cast many British viewers may recognise Ronni Ancona as a regular face on telly over here & more usually associated with comedy.

Fit for Murder is a reasonable Midsomer Murders episode, it's not amazing or that memorable & Nettle's final story could have been better but considering how the show has been going recently it could have been worse.

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