They Seek Him Here is the seventh episode of the tenth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was first aired 27th April 2008.


When violent criminal George Ince and his associate Jed Norris are employed as security guards at Midsomer Magna Manor where a production of The Scarlett Pimpernel is being filmed, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones suspect they are planning an inside job. After attending a dinner at the Manor the body of the films director, Nick Cheyney, is found beheaded on the set. Barnaby and Jones are called in to investigate.


DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the murder of Nick Cheyney, the director of a low-budget film about the French Revolution and the Scarlet Pimpernel, being filmed at Magna Manor. He is found on his film set having been decapitated in the guillotine. Cheyney was found by Jed Norris, who had only recently been hired to work as a security guard by the film's tight-fisted producer, Jack Braxton. Cheyney had also had a run-in with Danny Twyman who operates a local taxi service and who wanted Cheyney to stay away from his girlfriend, Leonie Charteris. That Cheyney fathered her child is a complicating factor. The owners of Magma Manor, Leonie's parents Terence and Diane Charteris, have spent a great deal of money on the Manor and very much want to maximize any possible returns. Then there's Raymond Clandillon, a past his prime actor who is prone to drink and to whom Cheyney would only offer a position as an extra. Then there are Gwen Morrison and Neville Hayward who definitely had a history with the dead director. There will be a second guillotining however before Barnaby can identify the killer and the motive behind the deed.



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  • The character George Ince is not listed in the credits.

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

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