Angela Hartley: Don't raise your voice in my kitchen! I will not change my mind!
Sam Tate: Oh, yes, you will, Angela. Only fools and the departed never change their minds.
Angela Hartley: I shall have to sell Bantling Hall to settle my husband's debts. It's been in the family 500 years. Devastating loss!
DCI Tom Barnaby: More devastating than the loss of your son?
Angela Hartley: Frankly, Inspector, yes.
DCI Tom Barnaby: When did you last see Bruce Hartley?
Dr Osgood: At Causton Races... French-kissing a bottle of champagne, a bit chateaued I'm afraid.
Peter Craxton: [to Barnaby about computer game violence] If all the killing in the world was only a game, nobody would ever be hurt, would they?
Trevor Machin: Death's a cost of living for all of us, isn't it?
Sergeant Dan Scott: Trevor Machin. Lives in a wheelchair - has got breath like a badger.
Cully Barnaby: I have an audition.
Joyce Barnaby: Ah, that's great, Cully. What is it?
Cully Barnaby: Oh, to play Hero.
DCI Tom Barnaby: Shouldn't that be 'heroine'?
Cully Barnaby: No, Dad. Hero's a woman. Shakespeare. "Much Ado about Nothing."
DCI Tom Barnaby: Let's hope this time it isn't.