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The Noble Art is the sixth episode of the thirteenth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally aired on 13th October 2010.


When Midsomer Morchard's very own native son, John Kinsella, wins the middle weight world title in New York, the success stirs up hidden passions among the villagers. Betrayal, infidelity and blackmail all fester as plans to re-enact a Victorian prize-fight turn nasty. Even DCI Barnaby finds his judgement is clouded.


Everyone in Midsomer Morchard, including Tom and Joyce Barnaby, take great pride in local boy John Kinsella who has just become the middle weight boxing champion of the world. The new champion is stuck in New York awaiting his flight home with his manager Frank Bishop but much is happening in his absence. Bishop calls solicitor, Giles Braithwaite, and insists that they meet immediately on his return. Several others - including Bishop's wife Grace, local Justice of the Peace, Gerald Farquaharson, his daughter-in-law Camilla and, separately, Gerald's son, Sebastian, all require an urgent meeting with the solicitor as well. Everyone has a secret and when Braithwaite is found dead in his office, there is no shortage of suspects. Two others will be found dead before DCI Barnaby and DS Jones crack the case.



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