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Dead Man's Eleven is the third episode of the second series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and originally aired 12th September 1999.


DCI Barnaby and DS Troy investigate the murder of Tara Cavendish, who is beaten to death with a cricket mallet near a quarry on her husband's estate. She is the young wife of Robert Cavendish, a local landowner who is also captain of the Fletcher's Cross cricket team. He is disliked by many: his son, Stephen, who resents his father and is having an affair with a local barmaid, Trish; Charles Jennings, whom Cavendish recently dismissed from the cricket team; and a group of locals who resent that Cavendish has closed a public footpath that ran across his estate. The mystery deepens when it turns out Cavendish's previous housekeeper, Emily Beavis, died in a fall at the quarry site some 18 months previously. With that information, Barnaby is convinced that the two deaths are connected.




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Midsomer Murders Series 2 Episode 3 - Dead Man's Eleven Preview

Midsomer Murders Series 2 Episode 3 - Dead Man's Eleven Preview

Midsomer Murders - Funniest Moments E02

Midsomer Murders - Funniest Moments E02


The following actors and actresses who appeared in this episode have also appeared in the following episodes

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