Barnaby's wife Sarah arrives to take up her job as a head mistress at Causton School. Officious social worker Gerry Dawkins has an awkward encounter with an artists' colony run by horse whisperer Maggie Viviani after a fruitless visit to elderly recluses William and Mary Bingham. Two days later his corpse is fished from a river. Through the offices of their bitchy daughter, stable owner Selina Stanton and her roguish husband Eddie, a prospective Euro M.P. Barnaby visits Mr. and Mrs. Bingham, who are hospitable but vague. Mary, however, furtively asks him to return to see her but is killed soon after. Thirty-five years earlier the Binghams' son and daughter, Robin and Jennifer, died when their car plunged into a river. Robin's body was recovered but Jennifer was never found and has forged a new identity for herself, reuniting her with Selena. Once more Jones comes to Barnaby's rescue when he confronts a killer whose family, unsurprisingly for Midsomer, has dark secrets.
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Neil Pearson, Haydn Gwynne and Jeff Rawle all starred together previously in "Drop the Dead Donkey" (1990). See more
The piles of newspapers are of a uniform white color. However if they represent about 36 years of history, many of them would have turned yellow or brown by now as the paper pigmentation changes. Also some of the piles are too high to have been realistically assembled by a ladder leaning against them. See more
References Doctor Dolittle
Composed by Jim Parker
Theremin played by Celia Sheen See more