Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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Four Funerals and a Wedding 

A 90-year-old battle of the sexes comes to a head in Midsomer Broughton, with casualties on both sides.


Sarah Hellings


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby
Jason Hughes ... DC Ben Jones
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby
Laura Howard ... Cully Barnaby
Barry Jackson ... Dr Bullard
Dominic Jephcott ... Henry Marwood
Joseph Kennedy ... Roland Marwood
Struan Rodger ... Doctor O'Dowd
Richard McCabe ... Rev. Anthony Gant
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Archdeacon Able
Andrew Hawkins Andrew Hawkins ... Alan
Lloyd McGuire ... Bob
Lucy-Ann Holmes Lucy-Ann Holmes ... Polly (as Lucy-Anne Holmes)
Sian Thomas ... Peggy Aynscombe
Jessica Brooks ... Fiona Aynscombe


Out on a family excursion, accompanied by Joyce, daughter Cully and Joyce's mother who is visiting, the Chief Inspector soon finds himself investigating the murder of Mildred Danvers, whose flask of brandy was apparently spiked with barbiturates. They were all there to attend the annual Skimmington Fair, a decades-old village fête that essentially pitted the women against the misogynist men. There are several suspects including Henry Marwood who returned Danvers' flask to her but has lied to the police about it; the local Doctor who seems just a tad too quick to pronounce the death to be of natural causes; and the Rev. Anthony Gant who, in addition to being Mrs. Danvers' cousin, was also mounting a court action against the Skimmington women in a attempt to stop what he saw as the annual denigration of men. A second murder, this time from a target shooting rifle, clearly puts Barnaby and DS Jones in the middle of a major investigation. A third death leads to the discovery of hidden ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

24 September 2006 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Shaughan Seymour plays Archdeacon Able in this episode. He returns in episode 12.4, Midsomer Murders: The Glitch (2009), in the role of Norman Wayland-Smith. See more »


Mildred Danvers was found dead with barbiturates in her system, according to Dr. Bullard. DC Ben Jones presents a bottle of Valium (in an evidence bag) to DCI Tom Barnaby, and they discuss the possibility of the Valium being used to kill Mildred Danvers. The problem is that Valium is not a barbiturate; it's in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. See more »


[first lines]
Roland Marwood: I need a drink, Pa. Doc.
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References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »


Midsomer Murders
(Theme Song)
Written by Jim Parker
Performed by Celia Sheen
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1 March 2019 | by bob-1135See all my reviews

The shooting competition was laughable! No way would you fire high powered rifles at a target tacked to a couple of straw bales. This would require a properly constituted rifle range. Please get this right - it makes us shooters look like idiots!

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