Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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Murder of Innocence 

When a barrister is killed in Midsomer, suspicion falls on convicted murderer Grady Felton. But Grady has a solid alibi. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice - until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack.


Renny Rye


Elizabeth-Anne Wheal (screenplay), Caroline Graham (characters)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Dudgeon ... DCI John Barnaby
Jason Hughes ... DS Ben Jones
Fiona Dolman ... Sarah Barnaby
Tamzin Malleson ... Kate Wilding
Sam Callis Sam Callis ... Will Gideon
Lisa Dillon ... Deirdre Denning
Sharon Duce Sharon Duce ... Mandy Gideon
Rupert Hill ... Kyle Gideon
Georgia Mackenzie ... Susie Bellingham
Jamie Michie ... Gareth Dunbar
Ian Redford ... Ted Denning
Jack Pierce ... Grady Felton
Dylan Brown ... Fred Burns
Julie Teal Julie Teal ... Prosecuting Counsel
Kate Bowes Renna Kate Bowes Renna ... Defence Counsel


In 1994 teenager Grady Felton was jailed for killing land-owner Ted Denning's son Daniel, who caught him poaching. Ever declaring his innocence Grady is now back in Binwell, swearing vengeance on everybody who had a part in sending him down. However he has alibis for the deaths of the prosecuting and defending barristers in his case and is himself hospitalised after Denning's daughter Deirdre and reckless employee Kyle Gideon torch his house. After another murder Barnaby suspects that Grady has an accomplice, and then pathologist Kate Wilding makes a bizarre discovery, enabling him to solve the murder of innocence. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

21 March 2012 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Christopher Mellows plays Giles Harrison in this episode. He previously played the role of Mr Stevens in episode 8.2, Midsomer Murders: Dead in the Water (2004). See more »


[many years ago Grady Felton murdered a boy; having now been released from prison he has returned to the village to arrange to sell his house where the murder took place]
Grady Felton: I had an estate agent round yesterday. And he agreed to take the sale on. Phone call this morning, and he'd changed his mind. I go into Causton, slog round all the rest of them, and nobody will touch it.
DCI John Barnaby: That's not a police matter.
Grady Felton: [snarls] I want that money! Now they have got no right to take it from me.
DCI John Barnaby: [sarcastically] You ...
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Midsomer Murders
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Written by Jim Parker
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Tightly scripted, unpredictable ending, John Barnaby comes into his own, and same with Sergeant Jones
20 December 2015 | by safenoeSee all my reviews

Whenever I watch Midsomer, I can rule out the "obvious" suspects with a fair degree of certitude from the start, leaving the not-so- obvious ones to be revealed as the culprit(s) by one of the Barnaby cousins.

"Murder of Innocence" was an amazing exception as from the start any one of the aggrieved suspects could be the guilty ones, depending upon one's perspective and timeline. All credit to Elizabeth-Anne Wheal for her intriguing script which really kept the audience guessing up the final moment...and what a revelation as to the murderer's identity in more ways than one.

I appreciate John Nettle is missed as the original Barnaby, but I like how Neil Dudgeon is coming into his own as Barnaby Mark II, and good to see some back story on Sergeant Jones. It's wonderful to comprehend the full sentences of Barnaby Mark II, as I felt John Nettle's sentences came across as a bit incomplete at times.

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