The Great and the Good is the seventh episode of the twelfth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally broadcast on 14th April 2010.


A troubled schoolteacher subject to sleepwalking and quasi-paranoia feels that an intruder has been in her house, and doubters find dead bodies to confirm her fears.


In Badger's Drift, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the murder of Jim Hanley who is found dead in local school teacher Connie Bishop's garden. On several occasions Connie thought there had been an intruder in the house and in the most recent incident had shouted for help from her second floor bedroom window. Unfortunately, it's not the first time she's called for help in this way and as far as the neighbors are concerned, she's crying wolf. Hanley was the head of the neighborhood watch committee and a local councilor who, according to Zukie Richardson, was infatuated with Connie. Richardson, the wife of retired millionaire Howard Richardson, had clashed with Connie recently over the arrangements for a local fund-raising event but Zukie had pretty managed to alienate everyone involved in the planning of the event. When it comes to light that Connie is a sleep walker, she admits to Barnaby that she has been having vivid dreams and could very well be the killer. After a second murder however, Barnaby believes the solution lies elsewhere.



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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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