Midsomer Murders 13 Seasons 2003

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Season 6
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Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?

Starring:
John Nettles, Daniel Casey
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes
Original air date:
January 31, 2003

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Season 6
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    1. A Talent for Life The double murder of a feisty pensioner and a local Casanova lead to a plethora of suspects. When the prime suspect is found frozen to death, police assume the case is closed. But Barnaby realizes something just doesn't fit.

    TV-14 1h 39min January 3, 2003
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    2. Death and Dreams In Midsomer Worthy, debt-ridden Martin Wroath is found shot to death, having apparently rigged up a way to trigger a shotgun with his toe. When rope mysteriously goes missing and two more victims are hanged, Barnaby follows the string of suspects to a horrifying conclusion.

    TV-14 1h 39min January 10, 2003
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    3. Painted in Blood Joyce Barnaby is enjoying an outdoor watercolor class in Midsomer Florey until she discovers the body of a fellow student, who has been stabbed to death. Two National Intelligence Squad agents quickly step in to take over the case, which strangely intersects with Barnaby's purse-snatching investigation.

    TV-14 1h 39min January 17, 2003
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    4. A Tale of Two Hamlets Wealthy young Larry Smyth of the Smyth-Webster family is killed in an explosion, leading Barnaby and Troy into a centuries-old feud between the villages of Upper and Lower Warden Manor. The detectives begin to wonder--just how far will this family go to protect its money and power?

    TV-14 1h 39min January 24, 2003
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    5. Birds of Prey Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?

    TV-14 1h 39min January 31, 2003

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 6, 2012
Midsomer Murders is a fine example of British cozy mysteries (inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham), without going over the top on the gore factor. Set in the bucolic English villages in Midsomer County, the murders that occur here(at an alarmingly high rate, one might add) are in stark contrast to the serene beauty of the English countryside. The murders can be grisly, but this is often offset by the scenic country setting, and the witty dialogue (Amazon Prime members are able to view Midsomer Murders' episodes via instant download for free).

DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) leads a relatively contented life with his wife Joyce (Jane Wymark - the couple have one grown daughter, Cully) and works for the Criminal Investigation Department. Assisted by his detective sergeant Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey), the pair find themselves going all over the county investigating the strangest and at times grisliest murders in little hamlets with innocent sounding names. Tom is a meticulous investigator and an astute observer of human nature. His methodical investigative methods and keen eye contrast with DS Troy, who is prone to making politically-incorrect statements and often blunders to the wrong conclusion regarding the identity of a particular murderer.

The episodes in Season 6 are:
A Talent for Life
Death and Dreams
Painted in Blood
A Tale of Two Hamlets
Birds of Prey

There is a Gothic feel to many of the crimes, which is enhanced by the unique music chosen to accompany a particular episode. At times, certain scenes seem overly exaggerated, but to me, they only add to the charm of the show. This is a great example of atmospheric crime dramas with a wonderful ensemble cast and riveting storylines. Midsomer Murders will appeal to fans of British cozy mysteries, where blood and gore take a backseat to wit and humor, and the focus is on investigations set amidst a bucolic, close-knit setting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 14, 2011
Television's most murderous county is Midsomer, England, and the show has been solving multiple murders in episodes for over a decade. John Nettles, Midsomer's DCI Tom Barnaby, is the cop leading the investigation team. Expect some smiles (& LOL), a touch of romance, some awesome scenic footage of beautiful village life in England, of course crime mystery, some blood-but not too much, and a sensational support cast with always the sub-plots through relationships. If you are new to Midsomer Murders, they are based on books by Caroline Graham. And many leading British guest stars, as huge stars beg to be on an episode to kill or be killed.
I have never watched a less-than GREAT episode of Midsomer Murders.
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By Pangloss on April 5, 2014
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I bought all the re-issues of this series to get the subtitles. My hearing is not what it used to be so they are essential for most every TV show I watch. These DVDs are very good and instead of having one episode per disc there are now two per disc which reduces storage space. The story is the same, excellent acting and just an enjoyable series. The only thing that is different, which is really minor, is that the extras included on the original DVDs are pretty much gone from this re-issue. The Midsomer maps are still there and a few production notes but the cast biographies and other extras are not. I kept my originals just in case I want to peruse any of the extra material. Overall this is and excellent series and a great value.
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By Annette Vannostrand on February 17, 2014
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enjoyed the series
can't wait to watch Series 8 & 9
most enjoyable characters who fit well with each other
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Midsomer must have more murders per capita than NYC, but they are definitely not your typical murder. Barnaby and Troy see the worst of small village life, where people have secrets that eventually explode. This episode, as they all do, uses the contrast of the belief that small village life is idyllic with a background of greed, sex, and simmering grievences that exist and are amplified by the close lives of the characters.

If you watch the episodes from the beginning there is a pleasant character development that continues through this episode. Sergeant Troy is not a one dimensional side kick, but grows with each new episode. Barnaby, as always, solves the murder, but not until there is a pile of bodies. This episode has an especially gruesome solution, one that I began to suspect before the end, but had a twist that kept it interesting.

I can definitely recommend a visit to Midsomer. I think you will want to return.
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