Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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The Made-to-Measure Murders 

A tailor dies of a heart attack. Two years later, his widow is murdered on her way to the vicarage. The vicar is also murdered after receiving a mysterious letter.


Peter Smith


Andrew Payne (screenplay), Caroline Graham (characters)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby
Jason Hughes ... DS Ben Jones
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby
Barry Jackson ... Dr Bullard
Maureen Beattie ... Sonia Woodley
Philip Bretherton ... Matthew Woodley
Karl Davies ... Luke Woodley
Sonya Cassidy ... Beatrice Daniels
Richard Cordery Richard Cordery ... Morris Bingham
James Wilby ... Edward Milton
Nicholas Jones ... Reverend Moreland
Gwyneth Strong ... Katie Soper
Ian Burfield ... Derek Soper
Pax Baldwin Pax Baldwin ... Gary Soper
Carolyn Pickles ... Wendy Minchin


Two years previously in the village of Milton Cross, a feudal estate owned by benevolent landlord Edward Milton, tailor Gerald Woodley died of a heart attack. Now his widow Sonia is keen to confess to the Reverend Morland that she did not call the ambulance immediately when her abusive husband collapsed but she is knocked unconscious and stabbed to death on the way to see him. It becomes apparent that she stumbled upon a deadly secret and when she passed this on to a second person they both became the victims of the made-to-measure murders. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

12 May 2010 (UK) See more »

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Bentley Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 widescreen
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Did You Know?


Nicholas Jones plays Reverend Moreland in this episode. He returns in episode 16.5, Midsomer Murders: The Killings of Copenhagen (2014), in the role of Ernest Bradley. See more »


At the end, when Edward Milton turns the sound up on his iPod, the display clearly says Handel's Messiah. But the music that's playing is Lacrimosa dies illa from the Mozart Requiem. See more »


[first lines]
Gerald Woodley: Bleeding me dry. You're bleeding me dry! You hear me?
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »


Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played by Miltion on his I-pad in the ice house.
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Pardon, your bias is showing
14 April 2016 | by cybermercenarySee all my reviews

I have been binge-watching Midsomer, and concur with a previous reviewer's observations- religious people in general are consistently depicted as neurotics.

Chesterton's Father Brown once observed that it was easy to spot someone pretending to be a churchman because the imposter would spout melodramatic fire-and-brimstone things that no real believer actually goes around saying. Midsomer's Christians are like this - they deliver preposterous lines and histrionic behaviors that make me suspect that the writers are not acquainted with many real-life believers on which they could base believable characters.

In this episode, Jones comments on a discrepancy in the reports of two sets of church-going witnesses.

Barnaby's reply is: "That's religion for you, Jones. Brings out the irrational in people."

Seriously? A seasoned detective hears two conflicting accounts of events, and instead of concluding that one party is misrepresenting the facts, concludes instead that the witnesses are irrational because they are religious?

It suggests that the writer's determination to have Barnaby express his contempt for religion is so firm that he was willing to sacrifice Barnaby's normally keen powers of deduction.

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