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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.


Bill Carter, one of the founders of a local New Age commune called The Lodge of the Golden Windhorse, dies suddenly after falling down some stairs and breaking his neck. Although there was uncertainty as to whether it was the result of an accident or murder, Barnaby and Troy find themselves having to determine which it was, when Ian Craigie, the commune's leader, is stabbed to death with a carving knife a few days later, while attending a spiritual seance with the rest of the commune and the parents of one of its members. It's not long before they discover hidden truths about the commune's founding and some of its members.




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This episode was the last episode based on a novel by Caroline Graham, Graham's 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:

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