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Barnaby begins to think the damning evidence he helped provide to convict a murderess wasn't exactly as watertight as it first looked.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
DCI Tom Barnaby
DS Ben Jones
Joyce Barnaby
Dr Bullard
Saskia Wickham ...
Annie Woodrow
Lance Woodrow
Helen Dallimore ...
Brian Protheroe ...
John Trevelyan
Emily Gloyens ...
Ed Trevelyan
Rosa Hoskins ...
Sophie Trevelyan
David Birrell ...
Mark Thomas
Jamie Cramner
Caroline Trowbridge ...
Tanya Cramner
Marcus Bramwell


When Tom Barnaby has his constable sit in on the murder trial of Annie Woodrow, the reports he gets back start him thinking that he may have made a mistake in assuming Annie's guilt. She is all-but-assured to be convicted of bludgeoning to death of an old school friend, as a reliable eye-witness puts her at the scene, and she was caught in a web of lies when questioned. But Tom feels that things don't really add up, so he and his constable keep investigating as the trial proceeds. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






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17 September 2006 (UK)  »

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This is the episode in which Ben Jones is promoted to Detective Sergeant. See more »


(at around 33 mins) Tom Barnaby is looking at crime scene photos of the body of Frances Trevelyan. There are two photos of her out stretched hand and the phone on the floor. In one photo her hand is noticeably closer to the phone than in the other. See more »


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Superb - a million miles from village green tea, cake and massacres
6 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

This was excellent in all departments. If I could hazard a guess what the keystone for it all was, it would be the script. It provided a continuous thread, not just of exposition but of revelation and surprise allowing the characters to think, react and act according to their growing understanding. The dialogue was not simply recitation but very purposive causing the viewer to be a non-speaking participant rather than mere observer. The elderly lady who has been cheated out of a great deal of money at first has immovably closed ears to anything against a closest friends' son but changes to become very brave and determined to trap him. The brief cutaways of surprised expression exactly match the viewer's reaction. Having meaningful lines allowed the cast to deliver them really meaningfully. Court-room dramas are almost a cliché but this production brought quite novel aspects - movements in and out of the courtroom - the subtle tipping off of witnesses in passing and the sudden end where witnesses,friends and family step into the sunlight - some irrevocably separated, some once divided, brought together. And the end where Barnaby's subtle exchange with the expert witness is itself witnessed by his daughter, who like the viewer, infers an unsuspected revelation. There are many feature films not in this class

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