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Talking to the Dead is the seventh episode of the eleventh series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally aired 5th May 2010.


Barnaby finds connections between a supposedly haunted forest, the traceless disappearances of two couples and a gang of antiquity thieves.


DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the disappearance of four people who seem to have just vanished. Nesta and Stanley Goodfellow and Molly and Colin Thomas rented cottages near Barton Woods. Dr. Bullard knew the Thomases as he performed the autopsy some years ago on their 10 year-old son Peter who got lost in the woods and died of hypothermia. The cottages are owned by Lynton Pargeter who lives in the nearby priory and is an avid collector of antiques. The woods are believed to have spiritual connection with monks who were once slaughtered there during the Middle Ages and is used by a well-known psychic, Cyrus LeVanu. The body count rises quickly when the police find an unidentified body in the woods and Molly Thomas shot in the back with a shotgun in her cottage, but only a few hours before being found. Stanley Goodfellow is found alive in the woods but seems to have gone mad. The third of the missing foursome is also found dead in the woods leaving Barnaby with a very short list of suspects. He knows several of the locals were dealing in stolen antiques and the solution to the murders must lie there.



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Midsomer Murders Series 11 Episode 7 - Talking to the Dead Preview

Midsomer Murders Series 11 Episode 7 - Talking to the Dead Preview


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

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