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Death of a Hollow Man is the second episode of the first series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders that was first broadcast on 29th March 1998 and is the only episode so far to have been adapted by Caroline Graham herself, who was the author of the book of the same name. It starred John Nettles and Daniel Casey as DCI Barnaby and DS Troy and featured a guest cast consisting of Bernard Hepton, Debra Stephenson, Janine Duvitski, Angela Pleasence, Nicholas Le Prevost and John Cater.


The body of Agnes Gray, a woman who loved only animals, is found in the river - but she did not drown. And then her cousin Esslyn Carmichael is tricked into killing himself on stage during an amateur production of the murder mystery Amadeus. DCI Barnaby has to get to grips with clues which include adultery, dramatic ambition, stolen religious art, and large donations to animal charities, before unmasking a killer who proves to be mad. Meanwhile, love begins to blossom between Cully Barnaby and Nico Bentley, one of the cast of Amadeus...




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  • This episode featured an uncredited appearance of Fiona Dolman as a Charity Solicitor before returning years later as Sarah Barnaby.
  • Geoffrey Hutchings and Nicholas Le Prevost later appeared together in the The Dogleg Murders.

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

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