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*[[Barry Jackson]] as Dr. [[George Bullard]]
 
*[[Barry Jackson]] as Dr. [[George Bullard]]
 
*[[Richard Briers]] as [[Stephen Wentworth]]
 
*[[Richard Briers]] as [[Stephen Wentworth]]
*Judy Parfitt as Angela Wentworth
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*Judy Parfitt as [[Angela Wentworth]]
*Julian Wadham as Simon Fletcher
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*Julian Wadham as [[Simon Fletcher]]
*Dominic Jephcott as Richard Bayly
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*Dominic Jephcott as [[Richard Bayly]]
 
*[[Christopher Villiers]] as [[David Whitely]]
 
*[[Christopher Villiers]] as [[David Whitely]]
*Nick Dunning as Ian Eastman
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*Nick Dunning as [[Ian Eastman]]
*Jessica Turner as Brenda Eastman
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*Jessica Turner as [[Brenda Eastman]]
*Vivian Pickles as Agnes Sampson
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*Vivian Pickles as [[Agnes Sampson]]
*Anna Cropper as Claire Williams
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*Anna Cropper as [[Claire Williams]]
*Gordon Gostelow as Reginald Williams
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*Gordon Gostelow as [[Reginald Williams]]
*Mossie Smith as Barbara Henson
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*Mossie Smith as [[Barbara Henson]]
*Terence Corrigan as Charles Jennings
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*Terence Corrigan as [[Charles Jennings]]
*Nick Robinson as Felix Bryce
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*Nick Robinson as [[Felix Bryce]]
 
*Eileen Davies as Olive Beauvoisin
 
*Eileen Davies as Olive Beauvoisin
 
*Timothy Bateson as [[James Jocelyne|Mr. Jocelyne]]
 
*Timothy Bateson as [[James Jocelyne|Mr. Jocelyne]]

Revision as of 08:19, May 16, 2018

Death's Shadow is the first episode of the second series of the popular British crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally aired 20th January 1999.

Synopsis

DCI Barnaby and his wife Joyce plan to renew their wedding vows at St Michael's in Badger's Drift, but this is put on hold when a local property developer, Richard Bailey, is found decapitated in his own home. Barnaby and DS Troy have a lot to discover as the man had an illness which meant he might have only weeks to live. They discover that Badger's Drift is a hotbed of corruption and property feuding. However, they begin to doubt their theories when more bodies turn up.

Plot

Barnaby and Troy investigate the murder of Richard Bailey who is found in his home in Badger's Drift hacked to death. Bailey had recently received bad news from his doctor who informed him that he had a brain tumour. The are many possible suspects, including villagers who oppose Bailey's plan to redevelop a major property, Tye House, into a golf course and residential housing estate and his childhood friend, Ian Eastman, who lost out on an opportunity to develop the new property. Cully Barnaby gets an opportunity to work with Simon Fletcher, a one-time resident of Badger's Drift who is now a well-known director and also happens to be a childhood friend to Eastman and Bailey. When a second murder is committed, the detectives must find a motive that is linked to events some 30 years earlier.

Cast


Notes

Last appearance of Christopher Villiers as David Whitely. This episode marked the debut of Eileen Davies in the role of Olive Beauvoisin and Terence Corrigan in the role of Charles Jennings.

The following actors and actresses that appeared in this episode have appeared in subsequent episodes:

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