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|image1 = image:Written-in-blood.png
 
|image1 = image:Written-in-blood.png
 
|airdate = 22 March 1998
 
|airdate = 22 March 1998
|village_or_location = [[Midsomer Worthy]]<br>
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|village_or_location = [[Midsomer Worthy]]<br>[[Causton]]<br>London
[[Causton]]<br>
 
London
 
 
|other_locations = Durrow, Southern Ireland
 
|other_locations = Durrow, Southern Ireland
 
|writer = [[Anthony Horowitz]]
 
|writer = [[Anthony Horowitz]]
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|previous_episode = [[The Killings at Badger's Drift]]
 
|previous_episode = [[The Killings at Badger's Drift]]
 
|following_episode = [[Death of a Hollow Man]]
 
|following_episode = [[Death of a Hollow Man]]
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}}'''Written in Blood''' is the first episode of the [[Series One|first series]], the second overall after the pilot, of the popular [[ITV]] crime drama [[Midsomer Murders]] and first aired 22nd March 1998.
'''Written in Blood''' is the first episode of the [[Series One|first series]], the second overall after the pilot, of the popular [[ITV]] crime drama [[Midsomer Murders]] and first aired 22nd March 1998.
 
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Midsomer Worthy Writers' Circle gather together to think of an author that could visit them and discuss their books. The name of this famous writer is Max Jennings, but the group's secretary [http://midsomermurders.wikia.com/wiki/Gerald_Hadleigh Gerald Hadleigh] seems far from happy. However Jennings is asked and astonishingly, given his fame, accepts; but the morning after the group meets Jennings, Gerald is found murdered. [[Tom Barnaby|DCI Barnaby]] and [[Gavin Troy|Sergeant Troy]] try to delve into the private life of Hadleigh but their investigation is scuppered by the fact that Max Jennings has disappeared.
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Midsomer Worthy Writers' Circle gather together to think of an author that could visit them and discuss their books. The name of this famous writer is Max Jennings, but the group's secretary [[Gerald Hadleigh]] seems far from happy. However Jennings is asked and astonishingly, given his fame, accepts; but the morning after the group meets Jennings, Gerald is found murdered. [[Tom Barnaby|DCI Barnaby]] and [[Gavin Troy|Sergeant Troy]] try to delve into the private life of Hadleigh but their investigation is scuppered by the fact that Max Jennings has disappeared.
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
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==Galleries==
 
==Galleries==
 
===Body Count===
 
===Body Count===
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Prior to the Episode
 
<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="110" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
 
<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="110" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
 
Mr.-hanlon.jpg|[[Mr. Hanlon]]<br>Killed with his own shotgun while laying in bed. This occurred in 1955 in Durrow, Southern Ireland.
 
Mr.-hanlon.jpg|[[Mr. Hanlon]]<br>Killed with his own shotgun while laying in bed. This occurred in 1955 in Durrow, Southern Ireland.
RalphLyddiard.png|[[Ralph Lyddiard]]<br>Died by AIDS prior to the events of the episode.
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RalphLyddiard.png|[[Ralph Lyddiard]]<br>Died by AIDS.
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In the Episode
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<gallery captionalign="center" captionsize="large" bordersize="medium" navigation="true" widths="110" spacing="small" hideaddbutton="true">
 
Gerald-hadleigh.jpg|[[Gerald Hadleigh]]<br>Bludgeoned with a candlestick and stripped.
 
Gerald-hadleigh.jpg|[[Gerald Hadleigh]]<br>Bludgeoned with a candlestick and stripped.
 
Max-jennings.jpg|[[Max Jennings]]<br>Made to drink poisoned drink. <ref>the Script mentions the poison as Valium Sulphate, however it is more likely Thallium Sulphate</ref>
 
Max-jennings.jpg|[[Max Jennings]]<br>Made to drink poisoned drink. <ref>the Script mentions the poison as Valium Sulphate, however it is more likely Thallium Sulphate</ref>
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
 
*First appearance of Timothy Bateson's character Mr. Jocelyne, later appeared in the episode, [[Orchis Fatalis]].
 
*First appearance of Timothy Bateson's character Mr. Jocelyne, later appeared in the episode, [[Orchis Fatalis]].
 
*Although, Marlene Sidaway had a small role as a counselor in the previous episode, [[Written in Blood]] marked the debut of Mrs. Bundy. The character later appeared in [[Death's Shadow]]
 
*Although, Marlene Sidaway had a small role as a counselor in the previous episode, [[Written in Blood]] marked the debut of Mrs. Bundy. The character later appeared in [[Death's Shadow]]
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*Paul Putner - [[The Killings at Badger's Drift]]
 
*Paul Putner - [[The Killings at Badger's Drift]]
 
*[[John Shrapnel]] - [[Death in Chorus]]
 
*[[John Shrapnel]] - [[Death in Chorus]]
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== References ==
 
== References ==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}

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Written in Blood is the first episode of the first series, the second overall after the pilot, of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and first aired 22nd March 1998.

SynopsisEdit

Midsomer Worthy Writers' Circle gather together to think of an author that could visit them and discuss their books. The name of this famous writer is Max Jennings, but the group's secretary Gerald Hadleigh seems far from happy. However Jennings is asked and astonishingly, given his fame, accepts; but the morning after the group meets Jennings, Gerald is found murdered. DCI Barnaby and Sergeant Troy try to delve into the private life of Hadleigh but their investigation is scuppered by the fact that Max Jennings has disappeared.

PlotEdit

CastEdit

GalleriesEdit

Body CountEdit

Prior to the Episode

In the Episode

Supporting CastEdit

Episode ImagesEdit

NotesEdit

  • First appearance of Timothy Bateson's character Mr. Jocelyne, later appeared in the episode, Orchis Fatalis.
  • Although, Marlene Sidaway had a small role as a counselor in the previous episode, Written in Blood marked the debut of Mrs. Bundy. The character later appeared in Death's Shadow

The following actors and actresses that first appeared in this episode have appeared in subsequent episodes

References Edit

  1. the Script mentions the poison as Valium Sulphate, however it is more likely Thallium Sulphate
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