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Midsomer Murders 13 Seasons 2003

Season 6
(38) IMDb 7.6/10

5. Birds of Prey TV-14

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
Season 6

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER 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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6 of 6 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. M. Keefer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 18, 2014
Format: DVD
If you like an up-to-date fairly cosy English mystery series you may want to sample Midsomer Murders. Based upon books by Caroline Graham, it follows the sleuthing of a very likable Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and his stalwart partner Sergeant Troy (Daniel Casey). You get to know his wife Joyce ( Jane Wymark) and his daughter Cully, (Laura Howard). But most of the time you follow Barnaby around to the bucolic villages and towns of central England as he finds out why seemingly perfectly normal villagers might inspire each other to murder. Most of the murders aren't too grisly, so you will sleep at night. I watch these for scenery as much as anything else. You get insight into the culture of small British hamlets, the architecture and interior design of modest English homes and a few manors thrown in. Anglophiles should enjoy the many jaunts these crimes take the detectives on.

Plots summarized this season by the producers of this series:

A Talent for Life—Sordid affairs and financial secrets simmer beneath the surface of a village until a double murder stirs the waters.
Death and Dreams—Investigating a string of deaths in Midsomer Worthy, Barnaby follows a trail of strange clues.
Painted in Blood—When a is stabbed to death, two National Intelligence Squad agents take over the case.
A Tale of Two Hamlets—As someone decimates the Smyth-Webster family, bad blood erupts between two villages.
Birds of Prey—Barnaby and Troy try to link a suicide over a financial investment with a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs.

Brew yourself some tea, feast on some crumpets or scones and sit back and enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pangloss on April 5, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kay Clark on June 12, 2014
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I've been a fan of Midsomer Murders for a very long time. I prefer the movies starring John Nettles. The supporting cast with him is wonderful. If you're a fan of Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you will love Midsomer Murders!
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