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Painted in Blood is the third episode of the sixth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and originally aired 17th January 2003.


Joyce Barnaby discovers one of her fellow outdoor art class students, Ruth Fairfax, murdered, and husband Tom, assisted by DS Troy, has yet another case to solve. Fairfax presented herself as an elderly resident and she always insisted on sitting in exactly the same spot on the village green. Imagine the investigators surprise when the post mortem actually reveals her to be a thirty-something woman who disguised herself with wigs and make-up. The case take a peculiar twist when Barnaby is ordered off the case and replaced by a senior officer from the National Intelligence Squad. This is especially so when the senior investigating officer is never present and the case is seemingly left in the hands of a DS and a DC who appear less than competent.




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