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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
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 »
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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6 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Tom Barnaby Goes Out with a Dud, 6 June 2012
Author: roastpuppy-256-746071 from Metairie, LA

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Sadly, this was the last episode starring John Nettles and instead of making it something special and memorable, it was as if everyone were in a hurry and just threw something together. For example, in previous episodes, we've seen Tom and Joyce in bed on several occasions – Blood Will Out and Country Matters come to mind – and every time, Joyce has been to Tom's right. However, in this episode, they are reversed and Joyce is to his left, indicating everyone was in too much of a rush to pay attention to details.

Then there is Barnaby's preoccupation with his father's death and impending physical examination. There is NOTHING more boring in TV mystery shows than time wasted on the star's personal life. No one cares about the star's emotional problems, drinking, love life, etc., viewers are only interested in the setting, what leads up to the crime, the crime itself, and how it is solved. All information concerning the star's personal life is superfluous.

Of course, this episode had its share of "ridiculous moments," e.g., Barnaby's confessing his fears to a woman covered in a mud pack, whom he mistakenly believes is Joyce. I assume this was supposed to be comical, but instead was just asinine. And, as always, Joyce was silly as ever!

Finally, the characters were lackluster as were the murders. This entire episode was a huge disappointment. I really expected something more from the producers and writers for John Nettles' last episode.

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