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Garden of Death 

When an arrogant aristocratic family's decision to develop a memorial garden into a commercial tea shop has the villagers up in arms, murders past and present rear their heads.

Director:

Peter Smith

Writers:

Christopher Russell (screenplay), Caroline Graham (characters)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey ... Sergeant Gavin Troy
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby
Sarah Alexander ... Fliss Inkpen-Thomas
Dean Batchelor Dean Batchelor ... Michael
Anthony Bate ... Augustus Deverell
Raymond Bowers Raymond Bowers ... Desmond Cox
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Susan Millard
Tom Chadbon ... Charles King
Simon Chandler ... Richard Deverell
Elaine Donnelly ... Elaine
Kate Duchêne ... Jane Bennett (as Kate Duchene)
Neil Dudgeon ... Daniel Bolt
Victoria Hamilton ... Hilary Inkpen
Barry Jackson ... Dr. Bullard
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Storyline

Townspeople of a Midsomer village are up in arms over a wealthy, hated family's decision to turn a once-public memorial garden into a tea room. When one of the family is found murdered, Barnaby and Troy must weed through the townspeople's sordid lives to uncover the culprit. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Elaine Donnelly plays Elaine in this episode. She returns in episode 7.5, Midsomer Murders: The Maid in Splendour (2004), in the role of Maureen Cruickshank. See more »

Goofs

Victoria Hamilton, who plays Hillary, has brown eyes, which is genetically impossible as Hillary's parents (both parents) have blue eyes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel Bolt: . Paradisea liliastrum.
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Soundtracks

Midsomer Murders
(Theme Song)
Written by Jim Parker
Performed by Celia Sheen
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A classic mystery full of malice and hatred.
19 August 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Such a quality episode, Garden of Death is an echo back to when Midsomer Murders was compulsive, quality viewing.

It's a fantastic script, a clever mystery, but best of all the murders are committed through the good old fashioned motive of hatred. The motive of the killer is clear, defined and well crafted.

Fantastic acting, Belinda Laing, Neil Dudgeon, Victoria Hamilton are great, but the episode is dominated by the powerhouse performances of the veterans, Anthony Bate and Margaret Tyzack are fantastic.

It's clever, at times it's funny, but it's the element of malice that makes this so enjoyable. Neil Dudgeon is humourous, very different in character to the lead role he would soon have. 9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2000 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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