Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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They Seek Him Here 

A film about the French Revolution is made in Midsomer. People lose their head in the guillotine, and it's not a film trick.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Barnaby
Dr Bullard
Neville Hayward
Jonathan Moore ...
Jay Villiers ...
Nicky Henson ...
Fiona Mollison ...
Freddie Greenaway


DCI Barnaby and DS Jones investigate the murder of Nick Chaney, the director of a low-budget film about the French Revolution and the Scarlet Pimpernel, being filmed at Magna Manor. He is found on his film set having been decapitated in the guillotine. Chaney was found by Jed Norris, who had only recently been hired to work as a security guard by the film's tight-fisted producer, Jack Braxton. Chaney had also had a run-in with Danny Twyman who operates a local taxi service and who wanted Chaney to stay away from his girlfriend, Leonie Charteris. That Chaney fathered her child is a complicating factor. The owners of Magma Manor, Leonie's parents Terence and Diane Charteris, have spent a great deal of money on the Manor and very much want to maximize any possible returns. Then there's Raymond Clandillon, a past his prime actor who is prone to drink and to whom Chaney would only offer a position as an extra. Then there are Gwen Morrison and Neville Hayward who definitely had a history ... Written by garykmcd

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10 May 2008 (UK)  »

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The title comes from The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy: "They seek him here, they seek him there. Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That demmed elusive Pimpernel." See more »


DCI Tom Barnaby: Tight budet... this film?
Jack Braxton: Like a tourniquet.
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Symphony No.9 V Presto (Ode to Joy)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played on Raymond's car horn
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Remnants of Revolution
16 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Here is one where the old prop guillotine is used to cut the heads off the victims. Despite this, the show must go on. The actors in this episode have all kinds of history, including the death of a man who succumbed to alcoholism. There are also old lovers who have been apart forever, but who still have that spark. The problem is that there is a marriage and a husband who can't understand why his wife continues to carry a torch. We also have a conflict over the care and protection of an infant. The women in this show are hard to pigeonhole. They are also keeping dire secrets and making miserable the lives of others. The plot is a bit confusing and the show continues with an overwhelming amount of oversight which is probably pretty unrealistic in this context. Quite average for certain.

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