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Written in the Stars is the third episode of the fifteenth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was first aired 25th September 2012.


DCI John Barnaby and DS Ben Jones investigate the murder of 42 year-old Jeremy Harper who was struck on the head with a rock - a piece of meteorite actually - on an outing on Moonstone Ridge with the Midsomer Stanton Astronomical Society to observe a total eclipse of the sun.


During a local eclipse of the sun, Jeremy Harper, one of a group of amateur astronomers, is killed on Moonstone Ridge by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Jeremy had rowed with Lawrence Janson, head of the university observatory over plans to extend the observatory onto the ridge but was unaware of his wife Catrina's affair with Janson. Local clairvoyant Mags Dormer had warned Jeremy of impending disaster and tells Barnaby that Moonstone Ridge is cursed, since Catrina's sister Mary, wife of pharmacist Harry Dutta, also died there some years earlier. Then other murders occur, of members of the group who were opposed to Janson's plans but had also made a discovery of their own, leading to a resolution of the case written in the stars.



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