Not in my Back Yard is the seventh episode of the thirteenth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and originally aired 12th January 2011.


A planning dispute turns to murder after a leading light in the Midsomer Conservation Society suspects her neighbors are involved in a money-making development scam. Political wrangling, burglaries and sexual liaisons abound in picturesque Great Pelfe - but why is someone driven to start killing?


A battle is raging in the village of Great Pelfe over the future of development in the village. Maureen Stubbs is a vocal advocate of maintaining the architectural and historical integrity of the village and at a recent house and garden tour, she accused James Otley and developer Geoff Rogers of setting out to destroy thew village with their proposal for a new housing development. When Stubbs is stabbed to death with a broken bottle that very night, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones have a murder to solve. Elections are forthcoming and pro-modernization candidate Norman Swanscombe is up against traditionalist conservation candidate Major David Walsh who accuses Swanscombe of having a hidden agenda. Two others in the village will die however before Barnaby gets to the bottom of it all.



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

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