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{{Infobox episode|series_and_ep_number = Series Two, Episode Two|image1 = Strangler's-wood.jpg|airdate = 3 February 1999|village_or_location = [[Midsomer Worthy]]|writer = [[Anthony Horowitz]]|director = [[Jeremy Silberston]]|previous_episode = [[Death's Shadow]]|following_episode = [[Dead Man's Eleven]]}}'''Strangler's Woods''' is the second episode of the [[Series Two|second series]] of the popular British crime drama [[Midsomer Murders]] and was originally aired 3rd February 1999.
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{{Infobox episode
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|series_and_ep_number = Series Two, Episode Two
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|image1 = Strangler's-wood.jpg
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|airdate = 3 February 1999
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|village_or_location = [[Midsomer Worthy]]
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|writer = [[Anthony Horowitz]]
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|director = [[Jeremy Silberston]]
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|previous_episode = [[Death's Shadow]]
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|following_episode = [[Dead Man's Eleven]]
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}}'''Strangler's Woods''' is the second episode of the [[Series Two|second series]] of the popular British crime drama [[Midsomer Murders]] and was originally aired 3rd February 1999.
   
{{quote|She's been dying for about 6 years now... we're getting used to it.|Leonard Pike}}
 
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Barnaby is hoping for some father-daughter bonding with Cully while Joyce is away nursing her sick mother. However his hopes soon fade when a naked woman is discovered strangled by a tie round her neck in woodland, where three women were murdered in the same fashion nine years before. Barnaby, with the help of Sergeant Troy, has to decide whether it's the same murderer back with a vengeance or if someone else is pulling their own evil strings
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[[Tom Barnaby|Barnaby]] is hoping for some father-daughter bonding with [[Cully Barnaby|Cully]] while [[Joyce Barnaby|Joyce]] is away nursing her sick mother. However his hopes soon fade when a naked woman is discovered strangled by a tie round her neck in woodland, where three women were murdered in the same fashion nine years before. Barnaby, with the help of [[Gavin Troy|Sergeant Troy]], has to decide whether it's the same murderer back with a vengeance or if someone else is pulling their own evil strings
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
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[[Carla Constanza]], a very attractive Brazilian model and the advertising face for Monarch Tobacco, is found strangled with a necktie in Ravens Wood. The case is reminiscent of three similar murders that occurred nine years before. A German backpacker, an au pair and a hotel maid were raped and strangled in the wood, which was subsequently referred to by the locals as Strangler's Wood. The only difference with this case is that Carla wasn't raped. The evidence points to [[John Merrill]], the Marketing Director for Monarch Tobacco. His expensive watch is found at the scenes and there is physical evidence his car was there as well. For DCI Barnaby however, it all seems all too easy, particularly since the original murders were never solved and the now retired policeman in that case, [[George Meakham]], still seems obsessed at finding a result. When a second person is murdered, Barnaby finally starts to make sense of it all.
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
 
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*[[John Nettles]] as DCI [[Tom Barnaby]]
 
*[[John Nettles]] as DCI [[Tom Barnaby]]
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*[[Jane Wymark]] as [[Joyce Barnaby]]
 
*[[Jane Wymark]] as [[Joyce Barnaby]]
 
*[[Laura Howard]] as [[Cully Barnaby]]
 
*[[Laura Howard]] as [[Cully Barnaby]]
*Peter Eyre as Leonard Pike
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*Peter Eyre as [[Leonard Pike]]
*Kathleen Byron as Dorothea Pike
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*Kathleen Byron as [[Dorothea Pike]]
*Frank Windsor as George Meakham
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*Frank Windsor as [[George Meakham]]
*Anne Stallybrass as Emily Meakham
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*Anne Stallybrass as [[Emily Meakham]]
*[[Trudie Styler]] as Liz Frances
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*[[Trudie Styler]] as [[Liz Frances]]
*Jeremy Clyde as Bill Mitchell
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*[[Jeremy Clyde]] as [[Bill Mitchell]]
 
*[[Phyllis Logan]] as [[Kate Merrill]]
 
*[[Phyllis Logan]] as [[Kate Merrill]]
*Nicholas Farrell as John Merrill (as Nick Farrell)
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*Nicholas Farrell as [[John Merrill]] (as Nick Farrell)
*Tom Eilenberg as David Merrill
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*Tom Eilenberg as [[David Merrill]]
*Debbie Chazen as Anna Santarosa
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*Debbie Chazen as [[Anna Santarosa]]
*Betty Romani as Carla Constanza (as Betti Romani)
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*Betty Romani as [[Carla Constanza]] (as Betti Romani)
 
*[[Toby Jones]] as Dr. [[Dan Peterson]]
 
*[[Toby Jones]] as Dr. [[Dan Peterson]]
*Cyril Shaps as Sebastian Renwick
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*Cyril Shaps as [[Sebastian Renwick]]
*Katy Brittain as Gloria Bradley
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*Katy Brittain as [[Gloria Bradley]]
*Neil Conrich as Police Constable Angel
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*[[Neil Conrich]] as [[PC Angel|Police Constable Angel]]
 
*Frank Carson as Nick (as Frankie Carson)
 
*Frank Carson as Nick (as Frankie Carson)
 
*Anthony Howes as Milkman
 
*Anthony Howes as Milkman
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*Rebecca Charles as Path Lab Assistant
 
*Rebecca Charles as Path Lab Assistant
 
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</div>
 
   
 
==Galleries==
 
==Galleries==
===Murder Victims===
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===Body Count===
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<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="110" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
Carla-constanza.jpg|[[Carla Constanza]]<br>strangled with necktie|link=Carla Constanza
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Eva-joan-judith.jpg|Eva Hoffman, Joan Chaplin and Judith Albiston (not necessarily in that order)<br>Stripped, raped and strangled with a necktie in Strangler's Wood 9 years prior to the events of the episode.
Anna-santarosa.jpg|[[Anna Santarosa]]<br>Hit by vehicle|link=Anna Santarosa
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Carla-constanza.jpg|[[Carla Constanza]]<br>Strangled with a necktie, stripped and left in Strangler's Wood.
Leonard-pike.jpg|[[Leonard Pike]]<br>Stabbed repeatedly in shower
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Dr-aycott.jpg|Dr. Ian Aycott<br>Knocked unconscious and then burned after his clinic was set on fire.
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Anna-santarosa.jpg|[[Anna Santarosa]]<br>Hit by vehicle and then injected with a fatal dose of liquid nicotine.
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Leonard-pike.jpg|[[Leonard Pike]]<br>Stabbed repeatedly in shower with a knife.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
===Supporting Cast===
 
===Supporting Cast===
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<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" widths="110" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
Bill-mitchell.jpg|Bill Mitchell
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John-merrill.jpg|[[John Merrill]]
Dorothea-pike.jpg|Dorothea Pike
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Kate-merrill.jpg|[[Kate Merrill]]
David-merrill.jpg|David Merrill
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David-merrill.jpg|[[David Merrill]]
Liz-frances.jpg|Liz Francis
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Bill-mitchell.jpg|[[Bill Mitchell]]
Gloria-bradley.jpg|Gloria Bradley
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George-meakham.jpg|[[George Meakham]]
Kate-merrill.jpg|[[Kate Merrill]]|link=Kate Merrill
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Liz-frances.jpg|[[Liz Frances]]
John-merrill.jpg|John Merrill
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Dorothea-pike.jpg|[[Dorothea Pike]]
Sebastian-renwick.jpg|Sebastian Renwick
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Emily-meakham.jpg|[[Emily Meakham]]
George-meakham.jpg|George Meakham
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Gloria-bradley.jpg|[[Gloria Bradley]]
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Sebastian-renwick.jpg|[[Sebastian Renwick]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="400" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
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<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="400" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
 
Kate-and-liz.jpg|Kate Merril and Liz Francis from [[Strangler's Wood]]
 
Kate-and-liz.jpg|Kate Merril and Liz Francis from [[Strangler's Wood]]
 
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</gallery>
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==Video==
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[[File:Midsomer Murders - Favourite Episode of all Time E07|thumb|none|350 px]]
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==Quotes==
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{{Dialogue|Carla Constanza was a portuguese. As such she only spoke Portuguese. During the episode she has two scenes, the first being in her room at The Fox And Goose hotel where she was shouting at the injustice of the fact that she was dying from smoking.
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|'''In Portuguese''': Sues cigarros estao me matando. Eu tenho uma doenca. Idiota. Voce va pagar. (brakes the ashtray
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full of cigarette) Merda.
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|'''In English''': Your cigarettes are killing me. I have a disease. Moron. You will pay. (brakes the ashtray
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full of cigarette) Shit.
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|Her second scene where she speaks in Portuguese is the phone message that she sends to John Merrill.
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|'''In Portuguese''': Sues cigarros estao me matando. Eu tenho uma doenca. Eu vou encontrar com Bill Mitchell hoje a noite. Voce va pagar.
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|'''In English''': Your cigarettes are killing me. I have a disease. I'm meeting Bill Mitchell tonight. You will pay.
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}}
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*First appearance of Dr Dan Peterson
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*First appearance of Dr. [[Dan Peterson]].
 
   
 
The following actors and actresses who appeared in this episode have appeared in subsequent episodes
 
The following actors and actresses who appeared in this episode have appeared in subsequent episodes
 
 
*Katy Brittain - [[The House in the Woods]]
 
*Katy Brittain - [[The House in the Woods]]
* Rebecca Charles - [[Hidden Depths]]
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*Rebecca Charles - [[Hidden Depths]]
 
*Debbie Chazen - [[Midsomer Life]]
 
*Debbie Chazen - [[Midsomer Life]]
*Neil Conrich - [[Beyond the Grave]], and [[Birds of Prey]]
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*[[Neil Conrich]] - [[The Killings at Badger's Drift]], [[Written in Blood]], [[Death of a Hollow Man]], [[Death's Shadow]], [[Beyond the Grave]] and [[Birds of Prey]]
 
*Peter Eyre - [[Picture of Innocence]]
 
*Peter Eyre - [[Picture of Innocence]]
 
*Nicholas Farrell - [[Drawing Dead]]
 
*Nicholas Farrell - [[Drawing Dead]]
*Toby Jones - [[Dead Man's Eleven]], [[Death of a Stranger]], and [[Judgement Day]]
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*[[Toby Jones]] - [[Dead Man's Eleven]], [[Death of a Stranger]], and [[Judgement Day]]
*Cyril Shaps - [[Blue Herrings]].
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*Cyril Shaps - [[Blue Herrings]]
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*Elizabeth Tyrrell - [[Death of a Hollow Man]]
 
[[Category:Series Two episodes]]
 
[[Category:Series Two episodes]]

Latest revision as of 19:28, February 29, 2020

Strangler's Woods is the second episode of the second series of the popular British crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally aired 3rd February 1999.

SynopsisEdit

Barnaby is hoping for some father-daughter bonding with Cully while Joyce is away nursing her sick mother. However his hopes soon fade when a naked woman is discovered strangled by a tie round her neck in woodland, where three women were murdered in the same fashion nine years before. Barnaby, with the help of Sergeant Troy, has to decide whether it's the same murderer back with a vengeance or if someone else is pulling their own evil strings

PlotEdit

Carla Constanza, a very attractive Brazilian model and the advertising face for Monarch Tobacco, is found strangled with a necktie in Ravens Wood. The case is reminiscent of three similar murders that occurred nine years before. A German backpacker, an au pair and a hotel maid were raped and strangled in the wood, which was subsequently referred to by the locals as Strangler's Wood. The only difference with this case is that Carla wasn't raped. The evidence points to John Merrill, the Marketing Director for Monarch Tobacco. His expensive watch is found at the scenes and there is physical evidence his car was there as well. For DCI Barnaby however, it all seems all too easy, particularly since the original murders were never solved and the now retired policeman in that case, George Meakham, still seems obsessed at finding a result. When a second person is murdered, Barnaby finally starts to make sense of it all.

CastEdit

GalleriesEdit

Body CountEdit

Supporting CastEdit

VideoEdit

Midsomer Murders - Favourite Episode of all Time E07

Midsomer Murders - Favourite Episode of all Time E07

QuotesEdit

"


Carla Constanza was a portuguese. As such she only spoke Portuguese. During the episode she has two scenes, the first being in her room at The Fox And Goose hotel where she was shouting at the injustice of the fact that she was dying from smoking.
In Portuguese: Sues cigarros estao me matando. Eu tenho uma doenca. Idiota. Voce va pagar. (brakes the ashtray full of cigarette) Merda.
In English: Your cigarettes are killing me. I have a disease. Moron. You will pay. (brakes the ashtray full of cigarette) Shit.
Her second scene where she speaks in Portuguese is the phone message that she sends to John Merrill.
In Portuguese: Sues cigarros estao me matando. Eu tenho uma doenca. Eu vou encontrar com Bill Mitchell hoje a noite. Voce va pagar.
In English: Your cigarettes are killing me. I have a disease. I'm meeting Bill Mitchell tonight. You will pay.


"

NotesEdit

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

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