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Midsomer Murders: Tainted Fruit

Death threats against the daughter of the manor, Melissa Townsend after is blamed by some for causing the death of a local poacher, bring Barnaby and Sergeant Troy to the affluent village of Midsomer Malham
District nurse Sally Rickworth, is found in a confused state at the wheel of her crashed car, on the same day that a quantity of barbiturates and syringes are discovered stolen from the veterinary surgery.
Later that day the detectives find Melissa dead, with a syringe in her stomach.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x6
Production Number: 406
Airdate: Sunday September 23rd, 2001

Director: Peter Smith (1)
Screenplay: David Hoskins (1)

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9/10 (2 Votes cast)
Starring Roles
Adrian Rawlins
As Adam Keyne
Benjamin Whitrow
As Hugo Balcombe
Jane Wymark
As Joyce Barnaby
Ann Bell
As Cherrie Balcombe
Claire Price
As Sally Rickworth
Eleanor David (1)
As Georgina Canning
Ellie Haddington
As Joan Farley
John McGlynn (1)
As Raif Canning
Lucy Punch
As Melissa Townsend
Sara Mair-Thomas
As Liz Keyne

Guest Stars
Amanda Walker
As Gwen
Barry Jackson
As Dr Bullard
Miles Richardson
As Frederick Bentine-Brown
Richard Clothier
As Postman
Brian Poyser
As Derek
Pamela Miles
As Lady Hislop
Terence Harvey
As Archie Townsend
Terry O'Brien
As Dog Owner
Main Cast
John Nettles
As DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey
As Sgt Gavin Troy
Other Episode Crew

ProducerBrian True-May
Production DesignerRobert Foster (4)
EditorDerek Bain
Costume DesignerReg Samuel
Location ManagerDennis Firminger
Script SupervisorAnwen Bull
Production CoordinatorSam Mill
On-Line EditorShane Warden
Director of PhotographySteve Saunderson
Stunt CoordinatorColin Skeaping
Art DirectorDeborah Morley
Sound EditorJeremy Child (2)
Script EditorChristopher Penfold
Dubbing MixerIan Tapp
Sound RecordistRichard Reynolds
Costume SupervisorAbigail Hicks
Boom OperatorLiam Ryan
Music ComposerJim Parker (3)
Unit ManagerTessa Crockett
Based On Characters Created ByCaroline Graham (2)
Focus PullerTerry Bartlett
Casting DirectorJoyce Nettles
Makeup ArtistPenny Bell
Dialogue EditorHoward Eaves
Make-up DesignerSally Harrison (2)
1st Assistant DirectorFrancesco Reidy
Programme ConsultantBetty Willingale
Colour GradingVincent Narduzzo
Warning: Midsomer Murders season 4 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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