An elderly woman discovers an old painting in her house. It turns out to be a previously unknown painting by Hogson, a famous 18th century painter. It's sold at an auction for 400 000 pounds to a collector. The same night, the woman who found it is found murdered in her home. As more and more bodies turn up, Barnaby uncovers an art forging business among Midsomer's art society.
Did You Know?
David Bamber (Anthony Prideaux) and Susannah Harker (Matilda Simms) appeared together in 'Pride and Prejudice', the 1995 television mini-series, as Mr. Collins and Jane Bennett, respectively. See more
After Barnaby discovers that Neville Blackshaw does not have the two million pounds, DS Jones refers to Patricia Blackshaw as "the old woman at desk three." But the black book was left on desk three, and Patricia was clearly seated at desk four. See more
Can I help you, madam?
Oh, yes; hello. I'm so sorry to bother you, but I was just clearing out my loft when I found this.
[unwrapping a painting
I don't know how it got there, but it's rather nice.
I don't generally look at paintings found in people's lofts, madam. There are several house clearance firms locally if you'd like to try there.
Yes, I know. I'm so sorry, but it is rather nice. I've got no space on my walls, but I thought someone might like it.
Written by Jim Parker
Performed by Celia Sheen See more