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Midsomer Murders: A Worm in the Bud

During his investigations into the apparent suicide of a childless farmer's wife, Barnaby uncovers an ancient land feud over the nearby Setwale Wood. When his inquiries expose the possibility of witchcraft, some marital infidelity and a determined campaign to save the wood, it convinces him that there is more going on than a simple suicide.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Airdate: Sunday June 23rd, 2002

Director: David Tucker
Screenplay: Michael Russell

Alternate Airdates:

Germany Jul 08, 2007

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Starring Roles
Emily Joyce
As Bernadette Sullivan
Jane Wymark
As Joyce Barnaby
Adam Kotz
As James Harrington
Chris Walker (1)
As Sam Fielding
Gillian Barge
As Hannah Harrington
Ian Hogg
As Jonah Bloxham
Janie Dee
As Caroline Harrington
Paul Venables
As Simon Bartlett
Wendy Craig
As Victoria Bartlett

Guest Stars
Barry Jackson
As Dr Bullard
Andy Capie
As Fireman
Chuck Hicks
As Sean Fielding
Clarista Hoult
As Julie Fielding
Ian Driver
As Edmund Nelson
Jeremy Peters
As Bus Driver
Rosie Cavaliero
As Denise Fielding
Main Cast
John Nettles
As DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey
As Sgt Gavin Troy
Other Episode Crew

ProducerBrian True-May
Associate ProducerIan Strachan
Production DesignerRobert Foster (4)
EditorDerek Bain
Costume DesignerReg Samuel
Location ManagerDennis Firminger
Script SupervisorAnwen Bull
On-Line EditorShane Warden
Director of PhotographySteve Saunderson
Stunt CoordinatorColin Skeaping
Art DirectorDeborah Morley
Production ManagerSam Mill
Sound EditorJeremy Child (2)
Script EditorChristopher Penfold
Dubbing MixerIan Tapp
Sound RecordistRichard Reynolds
Costume SupervisorAbigail Hicks
Boom OperatorLiam Ryan
Music ComposerJim Parker (3)
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 Co-ordinatorAnna Lewis
Programme ConsultantBetty Willingale
Colour GradingVincent Narduzzo
Warning: Midsomer Murders season 5 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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