Midsomer Murders: Season 16, Episode 5

The Killings of Copenhagen (12 Feb. 2014)

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Barnaby and Nelson join forces with two female Danish police detectives after Eric Calder is poisoned by Strychnine coating when opening one of his famous golden clusters.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tamzin Malleson ...
Armand Stone
VPK Birgitte Poulsen
KA Anna Degn
Marie Askehave ...
Ingrid Madsen
Thomas Madsen
Jonathan Barnwell ...
Harry Calder
Penelope Calder
Adrian Lukis ...
Julian Calder
Summer Haleston
Clara Trout
Marcus Hutton ...
Eric Calder


Midsomer biscuit tycoon Eric Calder is poisoned by one of his own biscuits whilst in Copenhagen to seal a contract with businessman Albert Toft. As the goods were sent from Midsomer, detective Birgitte Poulsen asks Barnaby to investigate. He finds that Eric's son Harry had no interest in the family firm but had recently rowed with Eric whilst his wife Penelope has been having an affair with his brother Julian. Also in the frame is chief baker Armand Stone, a man with a good knowledge of chemistry. Julian is also murdered, drowned in whisky, but Barnaby and Nelson fly to Copenhagen from where a floral tribute was sent to Eric's funeral, paid for by a credit card stolen from Pastor Thomas Madsen. They find that Eric has been involved for many years with Ingrid Madsen, by whom he has a daughter. Whilst Barnaby works out the identity of the daughter there are more deaths back at Midsomer and he must link them with the killings of Copenhagen. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Lot of suspense
4 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was good, with lots of suspense.

A man named Eric Calder owns and operates a biscuit company in England and is murdered in Copenhagen by poison.

Later his brother is murdered and more people are murdered. It comes out in the process of the story that there are many secrets in the Calder family.

As usual church related people have their secrets and none of them good in the story.

The ending is a surprise and as usual I cannot understand how the killer killed all of these people. It seems the producers of Midsomer picks a person that is not fit, is old, weak fat or whatever to be a killer of many people in this episode and other episodes. Unbelievable.

What I do like about Midsomer is the people are pretty descent. There is no swearing or sexual stuff in the stories only talk of past or present close associations.

There is humor with the Barnaby dog. This episode has a nice ending though for a couple of reason besides the case being solved, one of the nice things is Barnaby becomes a father.

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