When a season has to be 4 episodes why don't they just break up two episodes into a part 1 and part 2, so they end up with six episodes total for the season. I so look forward to this show so much that the more I have to watch the better.
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I remember an episode where 3 children, a confident little girl, a giggling maniac, and a quiet boy. It turns out that they together killed every man talking to their mother as they didn't want them to take their mother away. Eventually they kidnap Barnaby as they think he'll be a good father..! The episode is ridiculous and I love it, do any of you remember what it was called?
Also, let's recommend the series to Pushing Up Roses, she says "The more murders in an episode the better", which is basically this series so..!
Scott wakes up in his flat after falling asleep after a few drinks and there is a film on the TV featuring a ventriloquist 's doll, trying to find out the name of the film please. Thank you for any help, apologies if this has been asked previously but I have only just started watching the show although now I wish I had watched it when it was first broadcast.
Barnaby is quite right to rethink the "natural death" of Sir Freddy Butler from myocardial infarction whilst at Dinner with his family.
The "Mona Lisa' like enigmatic smile from Lady Annabel Butler in the police car, in conversation with Barnaby shortly after her arrest, did seem to indicate that there might more to his heart attack than met the eye.
Well I have done some research and I think that I can add some good circumstantial evidence that Lady Annabel did in fact poison him. Not only that, but I can tell you what she used as the poison.
The an extract from the widely distributed Afican plant Adenium obesum, was used as an arrow poison in Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon and Nigeria.
The plant contains 30 cardio-toxic glycosides which act in a pharmacological manner to Digitalis. It acts on the Na+K+-ATPase enzyme that regulates the concentrations of Na+ and K+ ions in body cells and also modifies the Ca++ concentration.
In low doses,its western cousin Digitalis, is used to treat congestive heart disease and heart rhythm problems. In high doses it leads to systolic heart failure and death this can be anything from 2 to 8 minutes in humans depending on body weight.
The poison can be extracted and refined (I will NOT describe the process for obvious reasons!) to create an odourless tincture that is applied by a range of tribes including the Hadza to their hunting arrows. The plant can easily be dried and transported and stored. Usually wrapped in cloth to keep it away from daylight.
It is my belief that Lady Annabel, for some reason brought this plant back from Kenya. She extracted the poison and "at some point" managed to get it into Sir Freddy's body. Maybe before dinner in his drink.
There is no fault on George Bullard for failing to find the metabolites of this poison in Sir Freddy's system as he simply wouldn't have any reason to run that kind of toxicological screen given what appear to be the straightforward natural death of an elderly over indulgent person whose heart was not in a good state.
Lady Annabel using considerable cunning pulled off the "perfect" murder. However maybe her vanity overcame her she couldn't resist giving Barnaby that enigmatic smile when he re-stated what he believed to be the fact that Sir Freddy died a natural death.
If Barnaby asks Dr Bullard to run wide spectrum toxicological tests on the liver samples, it is possible that he will find the metabolites of this poison although only about 16% of this poison is likely to be metabolised. It has a half life of 1 to 2 days so after death, some digoxin-like metabolites may still be present in the liver after death.
I apologise for the length of this post.
I faintly remember an episode that ended with either Troy or Jones being hit in the back of the head (pretty badly as far as I remember) and tied up in a warehouse or something like that, and that Barnaby came and talked to the murderer and saved the day.
I just CANNOT find it and it's driving me crazy xD
Ps. it's NOT the "last man out" episode
Does anyone know how many bodies Joyce Barnaby has found?
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