Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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The Dogleg Murders 

On the Midsomer Golfclub Whiteoaks a member is killed with a golfclub. In the course of the investigation they discover Whiteoaks to be full of hatred, gambling, violence, jealousy and extortion.


Richard Holthouse


Andrew Payne (screenplay), Caroline Graham (characters)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby
Jason Hughes ... DS Ben Jones
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby
Barry Jackson ... Dr Bullard
Kirsty Dillon ... WPC Gail Stephens
Holly Gilbert Holly Gilbert ... Becky Tunstall
Jamie Belman Jamie Belman ... Darren Fountain
Luke Neal Luke Neal ... Colin Fountain
Maggie Ollerenshaw ... Eileen Fountain
Nicholas Day ... Martin Crisp
John Standing ... Will Tunstall
Rupert Vansittart ... Alistair Kingslake
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Jerry Drinkwater
Graham Seed ... Miles Tully
Hugh Ross ... Ed Monkberry


Bullying snob Alistair Kingslake is killed with a golf iron at the Whiteoaks golf club. After another member, Miles Tully, tells Barnaby about illegal gambling among players, another member, who has had an 'odd phone call' is also slain. A figure in a blue tracksuit is seen at both murders. In fact there have been unreported assaults on members over the months. Barnaby discovers that the gambling is rife and the social-climbing steward , Mrs. Fountain, and her two warring sons are lending money to the gamblers and assaulting them if they fail to pay. Indeed Mrs. Fountain's scheming has driven the killer to commit the Dogleg Murders. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

22 July 2009 (UK) See more »

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Bentley Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


Graham Seed plays Miles Tully in this episode. He previously played the role of Dr Tibbs in episode 11.1, Midsomer Murders: Shot at Dawn (2008). See more »


Barnaby is unhappy with Jones for providing Barnaby's mobile number to Chief Superintendent Cotton. But in a prior episode, "Days of Misrule," Barnaby receives a mobile call from Cotton (with the display name "Wonderboy"). See more »


[first lines]
Becky Tunstall: Like this?
Darren Fountain: No. You muppet! Like this.
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very good season 12 opener
24 June 2013 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Twelve seasons - wow - and "Dogleg Murders" is up there with some of the better episodes.

Barnaby's wife Joyce has been on him to golf with her, or play tennis, or walk, and when she suggests a tennis club they were once involved with, he says, "Well, apart from the snobbery and the extortionate fees, there was also the small matter of me arresting the treasurer for murdering his mistress." So when an exclusive golf club is the scene of the murder of one of its wealthy members, Barnaby is not in his element. The murder takes place on the notorious 13th hole, known as Crisp's Folly because the relative of one of the board lost the family home by placing a bet there.

A figure in a blue hoodie has been described as running from the scene. It could have happened that way, as there is a footpath off that particular part of the green.

Digging deeper, Barnaby encounters heavy gambling, loan sharking, blackmail, and all kinds of mayhem, all with a sheen of arrogant snobbery overlaying this exclusive club.

Excellent episode with some beautiful scenery, which is a hallmark of this series, and good acting. Sam Torrance makes a special guest appearance; evidently a very famous British golfer.

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