Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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The Lions of Causton 

Barnaby gets to relive his former sporting glory when a death at the local Rugby Club sends Barnaby and Winter into a muddle of rucks, grudges, romance... and artisanal chocolates?


Matt Carter


Nicholas Hicks-Beach (screenplay), Caroline Graham (based upon the books by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Dudgeon ... DCI John Barnaby
Nick Hendrix ... DS Jamie Winter
Fiona Dolman ... Sarah Barnaby
Annette Badland ... Fleur Perkins
Aaron Cobham ... Jake Galpin
Don Gilet ... Bill Viner (as Don Gilét)
Nicholas Goh ... Mark Adler
Julian Lewis Jones ... Guy Bevan
Michael Maloney ... Neville Gallagher
Shereen Martin Shereen Martin ... Debbie Gallagher
Douggie McMeekin ... Dominic Braun
Tamzin Outhwaite ... Samantha Adler
Carlyss Peer Carlyss Peer ... Tracey Horton
Richard Rankin ... Danny Wickham
Isabel Shaw Isabel Shaw ... Betty Barnaby


Businessman Mark Adler is found dead in a cryotherapy facility associated with his formerly ailing rugby team, the Causton Lions, coached by Bill Viner, a former player his age, whose career was wrecked by a knee injury. Barnaby and Winter look into club rivalry, notably problematic star player Danny Wickham, and Belinda Braun and her grandson Dominic, who works as innovative festive pastry chef in the former family bakery now owned by Mark's widow Samantha. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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29 June 2018 (Norway) See more »

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The best episode of the series.
12 March 2019 | by thebrocks-92582See all my reviews

Caught this on a free trial of Brit box on a US Holiday. It contains the best elements of a Midsomer Murder episode. Bizarre deaths, romance, twists and a great guest cast. Particularly Tamsin Outhwaite and the lovely Michael Maloney.

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