Sarah Alexander [ Felicity Inkpen-Thomas ], Dean Batchelor [ Michael ], Anthony Bate [ Augustus Deverell ], Raymond Bowers [ Desmond Cox ], Anna Calder-Marshall [ Susan Milland ], Tom Chadbon [ Charles King ], Simon Chandler [ Richard Deverell ], Elaine Donnelly [ Elaine ], Kate Duchene [ Jane Bennett ], Neil Dudgeon [ Daniel Bolt ], Victoria Hamilton [ Hilary Inkpen-Thomas ], Shirley King [ Marie Widger ], Belinda Lang [ Elspeth Inkpen-Thomas ], Valerie Minifie [ Cynthia ], Neville Phillips [ Archie Craddock ], David Ross [ Rodney Widger ], Katherine Stark [ Mary ], Frederick Treves [ Gerald Bennett ], Michael Tucek [ Dean ], Margaret Tyzack [ Naomi Inkpen ] Joyce Barnaby, Dr George Bullard In the village of Midsomer Deverell, the proposal of the Inkpen-Thomas family, who have regained the ownership of their ancestral home, Inkpen Manor, to turn the village Memorial Garden in their grounds into a tea-room, have upset the community.One family is particularly incensed: the Bennetts, who owned the manor for a few years and founded the Memorial Garden.Miles Anderson [ Guy Gamelin ], Diane Bull [ Heather Beavers ], Judy Cornwell [ May Cuttle ], Colin Farrell [ Ken Beavers ], Michael Feast [ Ian Craigie ], Stephen Moyer [ Christopher Wainwright ], Susan Tracy [ Felicity Gamelin ], Charles Kay [ Arno Gibbs ], Robert Pickavance [ William Carter ], Daniel Hart [ Tim Riley ], Tilly Blackwood [ Trixie Channing ], Anna Bolt [ Suhami/Sylvie Gamelin ], Mary Healey [ Mrs Cook ], Graham Turner [ Raymond Jennings ], Dolly Wells [ Ava Rokeby ], Ashley Artus [ Terry Lightfoot ], Caroline Lintott [ Researcher ], Jon Glover [ TV interviewer ], Geoffrey Beevers [ Newscaster ], Siobhan O'Carroll [ Waitress ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby, Dr George Bullard One of the founders of a new-age commune, The Lodge of the Golden Wind Horse, dies in a fall down the stairs, apparently accidentally.But when the other founder is mysteriously murdered in front of a roomful of people, the first death looks like it may have been deliberate too.
Kathleen Byron [ Dorothea Pike ], Peter Eyre [ Leonard Pike ], Frank Windsor [ George Meakham ], Anne Stallybrass [ Emily Meakham ], Nick Farrell [ John Merrill ], Phyllis Logan [ Kate Merrill ], Jeremy Clyde [ Bill Mitchell ], Trudie Styler [ Liz Frances ], Tom Eilenberg [ David Merrill ], Debbie Chazen [ Anne Santarosa ], Betti Romani [ Carla Constanza ], Toby Jones [ Dan Peterson (pathologist) ], Cyril Shaps [ Sebastian Renwick ], Katy Brittain [ Gloria Bradley ], Frankie Carson [ Nick ], Anthony Howes [ Milkman ], Elizabeth Tyrrell [ Ticket seller ], Tara Hugo [ Ad woman ], George Lane Cooper [ Brazilian bandit ], Rebecca Charles [ Pathology laboratory assistant ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby, PC Angel The body of a young Brazilian woman is found strangled with a tie in a wood where three similar murders occurred several years previously.
Robert Hardy [ Robert Cavendish ], Anthony Calf [ Stephen Cavendish ], Annabelle Apsion [ Jane Cavendish ], Felicity Dean [ Tara Cavendish ], Penelope Beaumont [ Mrs Wilson ], Duncan Preston [ Colin Cooper ], Imelda Staunton [ Christina Cooper ], Terence Rigby [ Ian Fraser ], Delia Lindsay [ Zelda Fraser ], Zoë Hart [ Patricia Smith ], Terence Corrigan [ Charles Jennings ], Toby Jones [ Dan Peterson (pathologist) ], Hilda Braid [ Doreen Beavis ], Susan Field [ Emily Beavis ], Eileen Davies [ Olive Beauvoisin ], Joss Gower [ Matthew Draper ], Ella Jones [ Young Trish ], Amanda Walker [ Edwina the rambler ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby DCI Barnaby's plans to move to the village of Fletcher's Cross are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death in the village of Midsomer Worthy with a cricket bat while out walking her dog.
The bat belongs to the landowner's son, but has no fingerprints on it.
Richard Briers [ Rev Stephen Wentworth ], Anna Cropper [ Claire Williams ], Nick Dunning [ Ian Eastman ], Jessica Turner [ Barbara Eastman ], Dominic Jephcott [ Richard Bayly ], Judy Parfitt [ Angela Wentworth ], Vivian Pickles [ Agnes Sampson ], Mossie Smith [ Dr Barbara Henson ], Christopher Villiers [ David Whitley ], Julian Wadham [ Simon Fletcher ], Gordon Gostelow [ Reginald Williams ], Terence Corrigan [ Charles Jennings ], Nick Robinson [ Felix Bryce ], Eileen Davies [ Olive Beauvoisin ], Timothy Bateson [ James Jocelyne ], Marlene Sidaway [ Mrs Bundy ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby, Dr George Bullard, PC Angel A sucessful theatrical director, Simon Fletcher, arrives in the village of Badgers Drift, his head filled with disturbing childhood memories.
Then, soon after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, a property developer in the village is savagely murdered with an Indian sword belonging to a vicar.