Midsomer Murders - Season 3
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CASE 1 DEAD MAN'S ELEVEN
The village of Fletcher's Cross is astounded when a rich businessman's wife is found bludgeoned to death by a cricket bat. Whilst the victim had no apparent enemies, her husband, Robert Cavendish, was hated by all and sundry - Robert's arch-enemy Frasier, who worked for Cavendish until a quarry explosion killed his partner; Cavendish's son, Stephen, who despised his father; Zelda, the sprightly, sly spinster who abhorred Cavendish because of his plan to fence off footpaths crossing his land:- All had reasons for wishing harm on Robert, but why would anyone kill his wife?
Guest stars Robert Hardy. Written by Anthony Horowitz. Directed by Jeremy Silberston.
CASE 2 DEATH OF A STRANGER
As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the distance with the unforgettable sounds of the horses and hounds in pursuit of the fox, a filthy tramp runs for cover in the woods, he stumbles and falls into a pit. screaming.
Barnaby is on holiday when he hears about the death and is surprised to learn that Chief Inspector Pringle has arrested Billy Gurdie, a local, well known for petty crime. Barnaby isn't convinced but when the body of Billy's father is discovered it looks as if the Chief Inspector may have been right all along . until Barnaby delves further into the villagers' lives.
Guest stars James Bolam. Written by Douglas Livingstone. Directed by Peter Cregeen.
CASE 3 BLUE HERRINGS
Barnaby's favourite Aunt, Alice, is recuperating at the Lawnside Rest Home when one of her fellow residents dies. There don't seem to be any suspicious circumstances and it is assumed to be just the case of old age. Aunt Alice, however, is not so sure.
Alice complains of hearing footsteps in the corridor in the dead of night and claims to have spotted a stranger sneaking around the place. When another resident is found dead followed by another, Barnaby and Troy take notice and set out to uncover the truth.
Guest stars Phyllis Calvert & Nigel Davenport. Written by Hugh Whitemore. Directed by Peter Smith.
CASE 4 JUDGEMENT DAY
Preparations are well under way in Midsomer Mallow for the Perfect Village Competition. However, when the body of a local rogue, Peter Drinkwater, is found with a pitchfork protruding from his chest, the villagers are determined to keep it quiet. After all he was hardly popular in the village. Angry parents, jealous husbands, victims of crimes believed to have been perpetrated by the deceased and disgruntled lovers . all had reason to want to see the back of Drinkwater.
Meanwhile, as the Perfect Village Competition gets underway, one of the judges is poisoned in view of the entire village. Barnaby and Troy must unravel the web of lies if they are to solve the murders.
Guest stars Timothy West, Hannah Gordon & Maggie Steed. Written by Anthony Horowitz. Directed by Jeremy Silberston.
- Discs: 2
- Format: PAL
- Release Year: 1999
- Running Time: 400 minutes
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