Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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Send in the Clowns 

Things take a gruesome turn when Ferabbees Circus comes to town, bringing with it a chain of sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and deathly dangerous circus acts.

Director:

Nicholas Laughland (as Nick Laughland)

Writers:

Julia Gilbert (screenplay), Caroline Graham (based upon the books by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Dudgeon ... DCI John Barnaby
Nick Hendrix ... DS Jamie Winter
Fiona Dolman ... Sarah Barnaby
Annette Badland ... Fleur Perkins
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Daniella Bellini
Jonathan Bonnici Jonathan Bonnici ... Raoul Delgado
Lorraine Burroughs ... Freya Ferabbee
Kevin Eldon ... Terry 'Groucho' Bellini
Andrew Gower ... Harry Ferabbee
Mike Grady ... Les 'Oucho' Morrison
Joni Kamen ... Sophia Bellini
Andrew Knott ... Mostyn Cartwright
Terence Maynard ... Ashley Denton
Isabel Shaw Isabel Shaw ... Betty Barnaby
Neil Stuke ... Curtis Ferabbee

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Storyline

Things take a gruesome turn when Ferabbees Circus comes to town, bringing with it a chain of sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and deathly dangerous circus acts. Barnaby will have to face up to his fears in order to solve the case.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Neil Stuke plays Curtis Ferabbee in this episode. He previously played the role of Glen Jarvis in episode 12.3, Midsomer Murders: Secrets and Spies (2009). See more »

Goofs

Fleur is shown gently closing the wide-open eyes of one victim after death. In fact, the eyelids wouldn't have been wide open, nor would they have stayed closed if pulled down. The natural postmortem position of eyelids is partially open unless they are held in place. (This is why the old practice arose of putting coins on the eyelids of a corpse.) See more »

Soundtracks

Midsomer Murders
(Theme Song)
Written by Jim Parker
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Would you visit The Circus of Death?
20 January 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Circus comes to Town, Midsomer true to form, it's not long before we get murder.

It wasn't the best I would say, a slightly disappointing end to what has actually been a very good series, now we've actually gotten to see it.

Your belief needs to be suspended permanently here, after one murder you think the Circus might have ended, but they keep on going.

I wonder if a wet midweek night in January was the right time to put this out, would Halloween not have been better? If so they could have played on the kitsch, clown horror element.

The cast do a good job, Neil Stuke and Jason Watkins in particular, but let's face it they are up against it with the material they've got to with here.

The major plus side I thought being the regular cast, very assured performances from all, with some great humour from Fleur.

Better than some, but one of the weaker entries in this series. 6/10


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 January 2020 (UK) See more »

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