Echoes of the Dead is the third episode of the fourteenth series of the ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and first aired on 20 April 2011.

Synopsis

When a young woman is dressed in veil and strangled in a bath, it triggers a spate of ghoulish wedding-themed murders in Great Worthy. The case takes DCI Barnaby and DS Jones to a donkey sanctuary, a heritage steam railway, and a pub run by an ex-copper and former brothel madam. With the serial killer still at large, could history be repeating itself?

Plot

Dianne Price is left dead in the style of the Brides in the Bath murders of almost a century earlier. Blessed be the Bride is scrawled in lipstick on her bathroom mirror. Her grieving flatmate Jo, who works at a donkey sanctuary run by hard-drinking Liz Tomlin and her antagonistic son Sam, takes the opportunity to escape her voyeuristic landlord Bernard Flack to move in with vet Fran Carter but Fran too is killed, also in a copycat murder from the 1930s, again bridal-related. Pub landlord Matt Rowntree, an ex-cop, is married to Nikki, a former madame whose girls specialized in dressing up fantasies which arouses Barnaby's suspicions but then an elderly couple are slain, with Just Married written on their car and Bridal Suite on the door. Bernard's voyeurism actually saves Jo's life as he calls the police to arrest the murderer, out to claim a fifth victim.

Cast

Galleries

Body Count

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Body Count Notes

  • The first two murders were copicats of famous murders from the past, hence "Echoing" the Dead.

Supporting Cast

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Episode Images

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Video

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Midsomer Murders Series 14 Episode 3 - Echoes of the Dead Preview

Notes

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

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