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Tainted Fruit is the first episode of the fifth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and originally aired on 23rd September 2001.

Synopsis

On the same day that a local district nurse is charged for drunk driving following an evening event in Midsomer Malham, a local veterinarian discovers that someone has stolen barbiturates from his surgery. DCI Barnaby and DS Troy become greatly concerned for the safety of Melissa Townsend, a thoroughly disliked young woman who had recently received death threats that blamed her for the death of a local poacher, but are unable to prevent someone from murdering her, after her body is found with a syringe in the stomach beside her father's swimming pool. While a wealth of hatred lies within the village, it slowly transpires that someone wanted to hide a secret when the pair uncover blackmail and greed at the heart of their investigations.

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Midsomer Murders Series 5 Episode 1 - Tainted Fruit Preview

Notes

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

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