Vandalism and violence send shock waves through Midsomer's cloistered nunnery.



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Tamzin Malleson ...
Martha Mackintosh ...
Susan Sheridan ...
Rosalind Knight ...
Philip Anthony ...
Michael Colgan ...


At Midsomer Priory, home to a small group of nuns, Mother Thomas Aquinas is strangled and, shortly afterwards, a set of silver worth £60,000 is found to be stolen from the safe. Sister Catherine, the most recent member of the order, turns out to be descended from Sir Anthony Vertue, who donated the priory to the nuns two centuries earlier and Barnaby learns that if the order is ended she will inherit the land and buildings. Father Behan, who heard the nuns' confessions and had long exhorted Mother Julian, the prioress, to sell the premises, is also killed and the missing silver turns up, not stolen but sold by Mother Thomas Aquinas. Then Barnaby learns of an atrocity in Africa thirty years earlier where Mother Julian was a missionary, which could help him solve the case but also put an end to the sacred trust. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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26 October 2011 (UK)  »

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The coat of arms of Causton Comprehensive School (seen in an establishing shot of the school grounds) has the lion facing to sinister, which is exceedingly rare. If a right-handed knight carried such a shield on his left arm, the lion would seem to be running away from the battle. See more »


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Duncan Hendred: See anything?
Tamsin Bickford: Nothing.
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30 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I believe it's wrong to slag off our religious history be it the Christians or Nuns in this instance and their churches or cathedrals or abbeys - even if it is based on a Jewish Arab religion. It's too easy. Midsomer Murders does it all too regularly. It's so, so easy. These days the world is under an Islamic siege. Why don't the TV programme makers, like ITV and MM, have a go at that religion for a change. If Brian True-May was kicked out for his Anglo Saxon outlook put a few Islamic believers in a plot and make it work! I watched an Iranian film about professionals having a holiday by the sea and there was a death too. Believe it or not it was a slight dig at the way women live their lives under that religion. Brilliant film - unlike this complete join up the dots waste of time.

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