Timothy West [ Marcus Devere ], Hannah Gordon [ Bella Devere ], Richard Hope [ Gordon Brierly ], Marsha Fitzalan [ Laura Brierly ], Maggie Steed [ Rosemary Furman ], Nickolas Grace [ Frank Mannion ], Josephine Tewson [ Samantha Johnstone ], Barbara Jefford [ Barbara Drinkwater ], Moray Watson [ Edward Allardice ], Shelagh Fraser [ Jane Rochelle ], Orlando Bloom [ Peter Drinkwater ], Chloe Tucker [ Caroline Devere ], Bill Thomas [ Ray Dorset ], Tobias Menzies [ Jack Dorset ], Toby Jones [ Dan Peterson (pathologist) ], Caroline Faber [ Ruth Weston ], Richard Trinder [ Michael Weston ], Emily Canfor-Dumas [ Annabel Weston ], Marlene Sidaway [ Mrs Foster ], Robert Goodale [ Dr Sellers ], Malcolm Rennie [ Alderman ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby The residents of the village of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances of winning the Perfect Village competition when a local thief and womaniser is brutally killed with a pitchfork. Cully's boyfriend Nico has just been given a part in a soap opera as a Detective Sergeant, and asks DCI Barnaby if he can shadow DS Troy to learn more about how to play the role.
Sarah Alexander [ Felicity Inkpen-Thomas ], Dean Batchelor [ Michael ], Anthony Bate [ Augustus Deverell ], Raymond Bowers [ Desmond Cox ], Anna Calder-Marshall [ Susan Milland ], Tom Chadbon [ Charles King ], Simon Chandler [ Richard Deverell ], Elaine Donnelly [ Elaine ], Kate Duchene [ Jane Bennett ], Neil Dudgeon [ Daniel Bolt ], Victoria Hamilton [ Hilary Inkpen-Thomas ], Shirley King [ Marie Widger ], Belinda Lang [ Elspeth Inkpen-Thomas ], Valerie Minifie [ Cynthia ], Neville Phillips [ Archie Craddock ], David Ross [ Rodney Widger ], Katherine Stark [ Mary ], Frederick Treves [ Gerald Bennett ], Michael Tucek [ Dean ], Margaret Tyzack [ Naomi Inkpen ] Joyce Barnaby, Dr George Bullard In the village of Midsomer Deverell, the proposal of the Inkpen-Thomas family, who have regained the ownership of their ancestral home, Inkpen Manor, to turn the village Memorial Garden in their grounds into a tea-room, have upset the community.
The bat belongs to the landowner's son, but has no fingerprints on it.
Barnaby & Troy gradually find themselves caught up in a succession of sinister murders.
Rowena Cooper [ Tilly Dinsdale ], John Duttine [ Will Saxby ], Elizabeth Garvie [ Muriel Saxby ], Tricia George [ Jenny Bridges ], Paul Jesson [ Hector Bridges ], Phyllida Law [ Felicity Dinsdale ], Kevin Mc Nally [ Orville Trudway ], Honeysuckle Weeks [ Fleur Bridges ], Ian Thompson [ Peter Fairfax ], Daniel Betts [ Steffan Miller ], Jerome Willis [ John Smith ], Nick Moran [ Michael Smith ], Elizabeth Thomas [ Rachel Smith ], David Allister [ Major Henry Tomkinson ], Francis Lee [ Shop assistant ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby, Dr George Bullard When an unpleasant and unpopular local magistrate, Hector Bridges, is found shot dead in his house, investigations uncover that his wife was married to one of their neighbours, Will Saxby, and Saxby's current wife used to be Mrs Bridges, his daughter, Fleur, is really Saxby's daughter, and a new-age traveller, Orville Trudway, who has recently moved into the village was an old army comrade with a grude against him.