Midsomer Life is the fourth episode of the eleventh series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and originally aired 31st May 2008.


When a man who has been missing for two weeks is found dead in the woods near Midsomer, DCI Barnaby finds connections between him and a magazine editor known for his killing reviews of local hotels and restaurants.


DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the death of Charlie Finleyson of London who is found dead in his car in the woods. His wife Christina had reported him missing some two weeks before and his car is found not far from the home of Guy Sandys, the publisher of the Midsomer Life magazine and to whom Christina was married before she ran off with Finleyson some three years ago. Sandys has a reputation for writing less that flattering reviews about local businesses, so when he is found dead in his office, there are any number of suspects. Matt Morecroft, the owner of the local hotel, is about to get a terrible review in the next edition of the magazine; Martin Reid, the barman at the hotel, saw his restaurant go bankrupt after one of Sandys' reviews; and Julia Benson who worked as Sandys' editor was having an affair with him. The police search for a link between the two murders but the solution lies elsewhere.



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Midsomer Murders Series 11 Episode 4 - Midsomer Life Preview

Midsomer Murders Series 11 Episode 4 - Midsomer Life Preview


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

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