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Midsomer Murders: Red In Tooth And Claw. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Nick Hendrix, Fiona Dolman, Steve Pemberton, Aisling Loftus, Simon Nagra, Michael Obiora, Tom Price, Amit Shah, Glen Webster, Jo Wheatley, Sara Crow, Maxim De Villiers, Stirling Gallagher, Sean Gallagher, Susan Hampshire, Stephen Hawke, Vanessa Hehir, Raj Awasti, Navider Bhatti.

There are many ways to die in Midsomer, some so gruesome, so shocking that it is any wonder that people don’t move to the county just for the thrill of finding out what ingenious way they will perish at the hands of a potential murderer. Few though will expect to find themselves seeing their last visions of Earth, taking in the scenes of their final moments on Earth surrounded by rabbits.

Midsomer Murders, Last Man Out. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Dolman, Nick Hendrix, Jason Hughes, Manjinder Virk, John Bird, Susan Jameson, Raj Awasti, Tia Bannon, Joe Dixon, Daniel Eghan, Susan Fordham, Frances Grey, Esther Hall, Stephen Hawke, Michael Haydon, Bruce Lawrence, Natasha Little, Mark Powley, Mike Ray, Paul Reynolds, Parth Thakerar, Glenn Webster.

The village green, second only to Lords as a natural home of English cricket, a place where the icy, money tentacles of show business have not crept in and the game remains pure, cricket at its most gentlemanly, where the only thing to worry about is bitter rivalry, untamed jealousy and the wearing down of the natural order; where the Last Man Out might still buy the round or quite easily find himself the target of death.

Midsomer Murders: Crime And Punishment. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Dolman, Nick Hendrix, James Atherton, Frances Barber, Neil Morrissey, Sam Troughton, Manjinder Virk, Philip Bird, Phoebe Campbell, Marty Cruikshank, Emilio Doorgasingh, Susan Fordham, Ty Hurley, Vicki Pepperdine, Sara Powell, Katy Cavanagh, Joe Sims, Clive Swift.

When those who watch become all powerful, is it any wonder that those under the microscope start to wreck a little havoc of their own, to tip the balance back in the favour of common sense rather than authoritarianism, the pettiness of the small minded that can lead to people in rural villages falling out with each other.

Midsomer Murders: The Village That Rose From The Dead. Television Review.

 

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Dolman, Nick Hendrix, Anthony Calf, Hugh Dennis, Raj Awasti, Caroline Blakiston, David Burke, Christopher Colquhoun, Michael Haydon, Pippa Haywood, Matt Houghton, Seeta Indrani, William Melling, Sally Philips, Catherine Steadman, Edwin Thomas, Manjinder Virk, Jo Wheatley, Angus Wright.

The past is so much harder to leave behind when the ghosts won’t stay dead.

Midsomer Murders: Saints And Sinners. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Manjinder Virk, Jonathan Aris, Julia Sawalha, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Srafano Braschi, Adam Gillett, Ralf Little, Gabrielle Lloyd, Edward MacLiam, Pippa Nixon, Ruth Sheen, Malcolm Sinclair, Kim Vithana.

Brothers at war over the truth, a village facing a type of unprecedented, a kind of spiritual extinction and turmoil as three different factions start a fight over the remains of a woman long since dead and the pilgrimage, faith and act of monetary devotion that criss-crosses them all; it is just another case for D.I. Barnaby as the Saints and Sinners flock together in Midsomer Murders.

Midsomer Murders: A Dying Art. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Manjinder Virk, David Bamber, Jolyon Coy, David Gant, John Hollingworth, Cara Horgan, Dennis Lill, Cherie Lunghi, Saskia Reeves, Adrian Scarborough, Cat Simmons, Ramon Tikaram, Michael Wildman.

There is always a deep meaning to art that might not be first gleaned upon by the layman or the average discerning follower of artistic fashion, just as there is always a hidden motive and significance to murder. Both schools of interpretation look deeply and find sense where they must, both offer value and worth to human understanding and yet murder never imitates art but art is playful in its appreciation of the blackest of all deeds.

Midsomer Murders, Breaking The Chain. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Majinder Virk, Tessa Peake-Jones, Joe McGann, Julia Sawalha, Edward Akrout, Hari Dhillion, Sophia Di Martino, Richard Graham, Rebecca Grant, Ben Lamb, Derek Riddell, Jack Staddon, Olivia Vinall, Tom York.

Competitive cycling has had its detractors over the years, it has its champions, its heroes and its fallen idols, the gold body supported by the lead base and the fragile Earth beneath and yet the spanner always finds a way to throw itself into the works and take the sport down a slippery slope in which one could not easily fathom.

Midsomer Murders: The Incident At Cooper Hill. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Manjinder Virk, Sian Webber, Steve Toussaint, Tanya Fear, Michelle Collins, Steve Oram, Alison Steadman, Pip Torrens, Sheena Bhattessa, Alister Austin, Lee Armstrong, Steve Evets, Jennie Dale, Belinda McGinley.

There is more in the Universe than can ever be contemplated in the philosophy of a Detective Inspector in rural England, however the only thing alien about the county of Midsomer is that the murderer always believes that the bigger the elaborate death, the chances of them getting away with it; for that Inspector John Barnaby has both feet firmly planted in the real and on planet Earth.

Midsomer Murders: Habeas Corpus. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Fiona Dolman, Gwilym Lee, Helen Baxendale, Emma Cunniffe, Alastair Mackenzie, Navin Chowdhry, Ty Hurley, Ciarán McMenamin, Clive Merrison, Sarah Middleton, Joseph Mydell, Diane Quick, Elizabeth Rider, Manjinder Virk.

Midsomer may have had more than its fair share of murders over the years, a record that is unlikely to be surpassed at any time in the near future, but it has never suffered from the ghoulish act of body snatching in that time and yet right underneath the noses of Lancaster family, the patriarch of the family is removed from his death bed and the body of proof is cleansed.

Midsomer Murders: A Vintage Murder. Television Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Fiona Dolman, Tamzin Malleson, Sabrina Bartlett, Max Bennett, Claire Bloom, Mark Bonnar, Rosie Cavaliero, Wayne Foskett, Ruth Gemmell, Selina Griffiths, Tom Rhys Harries, Jaye Jacobs, Naoki Mori, Lloyd Owen.

There seems to be a fascination with the art of British wine making and the artistry of sensational jealous murder, it’s almost as if wine brings out the worst in those with evil nefarious intent and there is a subtle unsaid notion that the more natural drinks of the islands just leave you worse for wear, that there is no jealousy over a 40 year old Balvenie Malt apart from who gets the last amber drop.