Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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The Village That Rose from the Dead 

When a man is found murdered during the reopening of a ghost village, Barnaby must unravel a sinister web of lies from both past and present in order to catch the killer.


Nicholas Laughland (as Nick Laughland)


Rachel Cuperman (screenplay), Sally Griffiths (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Dudgeon ... DCI John Barnaby
Nick Hendrix ... DS Jamie Winter
Fiona Dolman ... Sarah Barnaby
Manjinder Virk ... Dr. Kam Karimore
Edwin Thomas ... Finn Thornberry
Catherine Steadman ... Corina Craven
Angus Wright ... Roderick Craven
Hugh Dennis ... Milo Craven
Sally Phillips ... Lucy Keswick
Pippa Haywood ... Andrea Craven
Matti Houghton Matti Houghton ... Dottie Craven
William Melling William Melling ... Josh Craven
Christopher Colquhoun Christopher Colquhoun ... Blake Keswick
David Burke ... Fred Messenger
Caroline Blakiston ... Sylvia Lennard


Abandoned by the army, who took it over in World War II, the village of Little Auburn is to be reoccupied, with three groups of people submitting ideas for its resurrection. When Finn Thornbury, who with girlfriend Corinna Craven had opted for an eco-friendly village, is killed, Barnaby and new sergeant Winter discover he had a secret wife nobody knew about. Of the rival bidders, elderly Sylvia Lennard, seeking to restore the village to former glories, hated the deceased, but property developers Blake and Lucy Keswick claim to have had no argument with him. Corinna's father Roderick, who was to judge the worth of each party, is the next victim, and oddly, Finn's mother Andrea is his main beneficiary. With the discovery of an illegal snake farm and more secrets unfolding, Barnaby must decide whether greed or passion accounted for the murders in the village that rose from the dead. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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18 December 2016 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Not only that Catherine Steadman (Corina) and Edwin Thomas (Finn) also starred together in an episode of Inspector Lewis (Down Among the Fearful), but their characters were positioned virtually in the same situation: Thomas played the first victim and Steadman played his grieving partner, who turns out to be neither the killer or the next victim. See more »


At the beginning of "The village that rose from the dead" a murder is committed with a tank driving forward towards the victim. Once the victim is found, only the legs and lower torso are crushed by the tank tracks and the victim is on the ground -behind- the vehicle. See more »

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Murder and Plotting in an army abandoned village
11 January 2017 | by getinbusinessSee all my reviews

I rather enjoyed this recent installment of Midsomer. A new DS in town and I think he fits in well with the show, unfortunately Sykes is with us no longer. The new DS gets sharply brought into line by Barnaby who likes to maintain the hierarchy but you sense the two will get along just fine. The new DS is known to Kam the pathologist, despite the fact that its a bit odd the local pathologist and a DS hanging around the Inspectors house outside of work, nonetheless its shaping up to be a good gang! The plot was good old fashioned Midsomer, a bunch of locals all intertwined, however in this instance it take a bit of figuring out trying to decipher who is related to whom, sometimes a little close for comfort... Some well known faces in this one and its virtually impossible to figure out the culprit but a plausible motive all the same. An enjoyable episode.

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