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|series_and_ep_number = Series One, Episode Three
 
|series_and_ep_number = Series One, Episode Three
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|airdate = 22 April 1998
 
|airdate = 22 April 1998
 
|village_or_location = [[Morton Fendle]]
 
|village_or_location = [[Morton Fendle]]
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|other_locations = [[Finchmere]] Market
 
|writer = [[Douglas Watkinson]]
 
|writer = [[Douglas Watkinson]]
 
|director = [[Baz Taylor]]
 
|director = [[Baz Taylor]]
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|previous = [[Death of a Hollow Man]]
 
|previous = [[Death of a Hollow Man]]
 
|next = [[Death in Disguise]]
 
|next = [[Death in Disguise]]
}}'''Faithful unto Death''' is the third episode of the [[Series One|first series]] of the popular British crime drama [[Midsomer Murders]] and first aired on 22nd April 1998.
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'''Faithful unto Death''' is the third episode of the [[Series One|first series]] of the popular [[ITV]] crime drama [[Midsomer Murders]] and first aired on 22nd April 1998.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
 
 
Anger is mounting in Midsomer as villagers in [[Morton Fendle]] have invested money into the local craft centre which is in financial turmoil. The owner [[Alan Hollingsworth]] hasn't got the money to return to the investors but the villagers plan to get their money back, in any way possible. However, when [[Tom Barnaby|DCI Barnaby]] arrives in the village he is not only investigating dodgy deals as Alan's wife [[Simone Hollingsworth|Simone]] is missing and their neighbour is found murdered. He and [[Gavin Troy|DS Troy]] have their work cut out as they have to interview a group of angry villagers and separate the truth from lies. But evil forces are lurking in Morton Fendle ready to shock the whole village.
 
Anger is mounting in Midsomer as villagers in [[Morton Fendle]] have invested money into the local craft centre which is in financial turmoil. The owner [[Alan Hollingsworth]] hasn't got the money to return to the investors but the villagers plan to get their money back, in any way possible. However, when [[Tom Barnaby|DCI Barnaby]] arrives in the village he is not only investigating dodgy deals as Alan's wife [[Simone Hollingsworth|Simone]] is missing and their neighbour is found murdered. He and [[Gavin Troy|DS Troy]] have their work cut out as they have to interview a group of angry villagers and separate the truth from lies. But evil forces are lurking in Morton Fendle ready to shock the whole village.
   
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==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
 
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*[[John Nettles]] as DCI [[Tom Barnaby]]
 
*[[John Nettles]] as DCI [[Tom Barnaby]]
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*[[Laura Howard]] as [[Cully Barnaby]]
 
*[[Laura Howard]] as [[Cully Barnaby]]
 
*[[Barry Jackson]] as Dr. [[George Bullard]]
 
*[[Barry Jackson]] as Dr. [[George Bullard]]
*Paul Brooke as Nigel Anderson
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*Paul Brooke as [[Nigel Anderson]]
*Rosalind Ayres as Doreen Anderson
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*Rosalind Ayres as [[Doreen Anderson]]
*Eleanor Summerfield as Elfrida Molfrey
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*Eleanor Summerfield as [[Elfrida Molfrey]]
*Peter Jones as Bunny Dawlish
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*Peter Jones as [[Bunny Dawlish]]
*Tessa Peake-Jones as Sarah Lawton
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*Tessa Peake-Jones as [[Sarah Lawton]]
*Lesley Vickerage as Simone Hollingsworth
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*Lesley Vickerage as [[Simone Hollingsworth]]
*Roger Allam as Alan Hollingsworth
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*Roger Allam as [[Alan Hollingsworth]]
*Michele Dotrice as Felicity Buckley
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*Michele Dotrice as [[Felicity Buckley]]
*Paul Chapman as Reg Buckley
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*Paul Chapman as [[Reg Buckley]]
*Sophie Stanton as Brenda Buckley
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*Sophie Stanton as [[Brenda Buckley]]
*[[Mark Bazeley]] as Gray Patterson
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*[[Mark Bazeley]] as [[Gray Patterson]]
*Alwyne Taylor as Catherine Bullard
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*Alwyne Taylor as [[Catherine Bullard|Dr. Catherine "Kath" Bullard]]
*Andrew Powell as Vince Perry
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*Andrew Powell as [[Vince Perry]]
*David Daker as Harry Vellacott
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*David Daker as [[Harry Vellacott]]
*Neville Phillips as Richard
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*[[Neville Phillips]] as Richard
 
*Ann Queensberry as Hermione
 
*Ann Queensberry as Hermione
 
*Tom Mullion as Freddy
 
*Tom Mullion as Freddy
* Oliver Lavery-Farag as School boy (uncredited role)
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*Oliver Lavery-Farag as School boy (uncredited role)
 
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==Galleries==
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===Body Count===
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Prior to the Episode
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<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="110" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
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Morton-fendle-ancestors.jpg|Ancestors of the Dawlish and Buckley families.
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Placeholder person.png|Simone's mother<br>Died of natural causes 3 years ago.
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In the Episode
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<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="110" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
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Brenda-buckley.jpg|[[Brenda Buckley]]<br>Her car was rammed from behind and shunted under a logging lorry at high speed.
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Alan-hollingsworth.jpg|[[Alan Hollingsworth]]<br>Given a lethal overdose of Haloperidol mixed in Whisky.
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</gallery>
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===Supporting Cast===
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Nigel-anderson.jpg|[[Nigel Anderson]]
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Doreen-anderson.jpg|[[Doreen Anderson]]
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Elfrida-molfrey.jpg|[[Elfrida Molfrey]]
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Bunny-dawlish.jpg|[[Bunny Dawlish]]
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Sarah-lawton.jpg|[[Sarah Lawton]]
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Simone-hollingsworth.jpg|[[Simone Hollingsworth]]
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Felicity-buckley.jpg|[[Felicity Buckley]]
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Reg-buckley.jpg|[[Reg Buckley]]
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Gray-patterson.jpg|[[Gray Patterson]]
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Vince-perry.jpg|[[Vince Perry]]
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Harry-vellacott.jpg|[[Harry Vellacott]]
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===Episode Images===
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</gallery>
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
The following actors and actresses that first appeared in this episode have appeared in subsequent episodes:
 
The following actors and actresses that first appeared in this episode have appeared in subsequent episodes:
 
 
*Paul Chapman - [[The Great and the Good]]
 
*Paul Chapman - [[The Great and the Good]]
 
*Tessa Peake-Jones - [[Breaking the Chain]]
 
*Tessa Peake-Jones - [[Breaking the Chain]]
*Neville Phillips - [[Garden of Death]], [[Dark Autumn]], [[Birds of Prey]], [[Vixen's Run]] and [[The Black Book]].
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*[[Neville Phillips]] - [[Garden of Death]], [[Dark Autumn]], [[Birds of Prey]], [[Vixen's Run]] and [[The Black Book]].
 
*Sophie Stanton - [[The Oblong Murders]]
 
*Sophie Stanton - [[The Oblong Murders]]
 
*Alwyne Taylor - [[Beyond the Grave]], [[Death in Chorus]], and [[Death and Dust]].
 
*Alwyne Taylor - [[Beyond the Grave]], [[Death in Chorus]], and [[Death and Dust]].

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Faithful unto Death is the third episode of the first series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and first aired on 22nd April 1998.

SynopsisEdit

Anger is mounting in Midsomer as villagers in Morton Fendle have invested money into the local craft centre which is in financial turmoil. The owner Alan Hollingsworth hasn't got the money to return to the investors but the villagers plan to get their money back, in any way possible. However, when DCI Barnaby arrives in the village he is not only investigating dodgy deals as Alan's wife Simone is missing and their neighbour is found murdered. He and DS Troy have their work cut out as they have to interview a group of angry villagers and separate the truth from lies. But evil forces are lurking in Morton Fendle ready to shock the whole village.

PlotEdit

CastEdit

GalleriesEdit

Body CountEdit

Prior to the Episode

In the Episode

Supporting CastEdit

Episode ImagesEdit

NotesEdit

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

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