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Death in Disguise is the fourth episode of the first series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was first broadcast on 6th May 1999.


Ian Craigie is the "master" of a new-age commune. He founded the centre with a partner, Bill Carter, to scam the rich but over time, came to believe in the objectives and the good work they did. When Carter is found dead at the bottom of a staircase, the question is whether he fell or was pushed. DCI Barnaby and DS Troy encounter an eclectic group of commune residents. There is Ken and Heather Beavers whom Barnaby discovers had a very interesting past; Sylvie Gamelin who has just announced that she is donating millions of pounds inheritance she received on her 18th birthday; her father Guy who is absolutely opposed to the donation and her dipsomaniac mother, Felicity; and Christopher Wainwright who may also be hiding something from his past. When another murder is committed, it is left to Barnaby to sift through the backgrounds of the various individuals to find the motive behind the two murders.




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  • This episode was the last episode based on a novel by Caroline Graham, her final two Barnaby novels "A Place of Safety" and "A Ghost in the Machine" have never been adapted for television.

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