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Blood Will Out 

The murder of a village blow-hard, who had few supporters among his neighbors, happens while a gathering of travelers is taking place.

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... DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey ... Sgt. Gavin Troy
... Joyce Barnaby
... Cully Barnaby
... Dr. George Bullard
... Orville Tudway
... Will Saxby
... Muriel Saxby
... Hector Bridges
... Jenny Bridges
... Fleur Bridges
Rowena Cooper ... Tilly Dinsdale
... Felicity Dinsdale
Ian Thompson ... Peter Fairfax
... Stefan Miller
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A complicated set of relationships by marriage (where each of a pair of married couples was previously married to their current spouse's ex) makes it more difficult for Barnaby and Troy to unravel the motive behind the killing of an ex-Army man who still thought he was commanding a squadron of fellow villagers. The appearance of a traveling band of nomads for a festival adds to the list of suspects, as well as a possible second victim. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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19 September 1999 (UK)  »

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Hector Bridges wears the regimental tie of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. It would be a question as to whether he served in that unit, because it was amalgamated in 1968 (with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the Royal Ulster Rifles) and thenceforth was known as the Royal Irish Rangers. See more »

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D.C.I. Tom Barnaby: [seeing Troy] What news from the front?
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References Matilda (1996) See more »

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Great, but not the best episode
15 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

I won't retell the plot as it is already available, so I will just concentrate on the actual production. I saw this episode again, on DVD, last month, for the first time since it's original ITV broadcast. What a treat. It was like a new episode (only when the show was still any good). Besides John Nettles and Daniel Casey (an underused actor),the cast is to die for (no pun intended). Kevin McNally, Phylidda Law, Rowena Cooper-a face you know but can never remember the name, Nick Moran-of Lock Stock fame, Ian Thompson-another regular face (and another underused actor in the industry), the delightful Paul Jesson (who recently reappeared as a suspect in 'Vera'), who here plays as a repellent character, which is a sharp contrast to his character in 'A Touch Of Frost' around the same time, Honeysuckle Weeks (get well soon!) who you may recognize from her regular role in 'Foyle's War', and Tricia George, a charming performer, who I grew up watching in the 'Uncle Jack...' CBBC series. Special mention must go to the late and lovely Jerome Willis, much missed. Nice photography of the Chilterns. The home of Hector Bridges in this episode also played the base of a terrorist cell in Ultimate Force. Some nice efficient direction by old-hand Moira Armstrong but the episode does sag slightly and could have done with losing ten minutes or so. Could have done with Jeremy Silbertson at the helm, like other episodes of the early seasons of the show, but that would have been impossible due to overlapping production times.


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