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Birds of Prey 

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Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death.

Director:

Jeremy Silberston

Writers:

Michael Russell (screenplay), Caroline Graham (characters)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey ... Sgt Gavin Troy
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby
Laura Howard ... Cully Barnaby
Barry Jackson ... Dr Bullard
Kate Buffery ... Mallory Edmonton
David Calder ... George Hamilton
Alexandra Gilbreath ... Naomi Sinclair
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Julian Shepherd
Rosalind Knight ... Eleanor Macpherson
Sheila Shand Gibbs Sheila Shand Gibbs ... Jane Macpherson
Anton Lesser ... Eddie Darwin
Candida Benson Candida Benson ... PC Sarah Pearce
Janet Maw Janet Maw ... Eileen Hamilton
Trevor Cooper ... Sean Moorcroft
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Storyline

The police investigate the apparent suicide of Julian Shepherd who drowned after driving his car into a nearby river. Shepherd along with several other local residents had invested money in Charles Edmonton's latest invention, a fuel-less transportation system. Edmonton, despite his advanced years, instilled a good deal of confidence in his investors but Shepherd was facing severe financial difficulties and urgently needed his investment to be returned. Troy meanwhile finds himself working with the comely PC Sarah Pearce who, as a wildlife liaison officer, is investigating the illegal sales of birds of prey and their eggs. The two cases come together when a birds' egg collector is found dead after a visit to the Edmonton estate. As the number of dead bodies begins to climb, Barnaby realizes that there is something far more sinister at play. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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David Calder and Anton Lesser appeared together in the same episode of A Touch Of Frost 2 years later (s12:e1 Endangered Species). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
George Hamilton: As long as George is kept out of the way and no-one sees him in a week, we'll all be done.
Mallory Edmonton: That phone never stops ringing.
George Hamilton: Oh, refer them to me; I'll handle it.
Mallory Edmonton: You handling Julian Shepherd?
George Hamilton: Let's just ignore him.
Mallory Edmonton: No, he's making trouble, George; I don't want anything to go wrong.
George Hamilton: All right. I'll see to it.
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Connections

References The Dam Busters (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Midsomer Murders
(Theme Song)
Written by Jim Parker
Performed by Celia Sheen
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Goof
19 May 2020 | by douglassb-96290See all my reviews

The brochure Joyce shows Tom at the end shows a trek on the backs of elephants, supposedly in Botswana. However African elephants CANNOT be trained to allow riders. Only Asian elephants and there are none in Botswana.

Very good episode otherwise, although slightly confusing.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2003 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 anamorphic
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