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Midsomer Murders: Written in Blood

Gerald Hadleigh, chairman of the Midsomer Worthy Writer's circle had never wanted to invite best selling novelist Max Jennings to one of their meetings. When Gerald is found dead the next morning from a brutal battering, the other members of the circle wish they had heeded his reluctance.
Barnaby and Troy soon discovers that Gerald was hiding a secret past.
When another body is found, the investigation seems to be getting nowhere.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Sunday March 22nd, 1998

Alternate Airdates:

Germany Dec 23, 2005

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Starring Roles
Anna Massey
As Honoria Lyddiard
David Troughton
As Brian Clapper
Jane Booker
As Laura Hutton
Jane Wymark
As Joyce Barnaby
Joanna David
As Amy Lyddiard
John Shrapnel
As Max Jennings
Judith Scott
As Sue Clapper
Robert Swann
As Gerald Hadleigh
Una Stubbs
As Selina Jennings

Guest Stars
Barry Jackson
As Dr Bullard
Brian Parr
As Mr Baker
David Maybrick
As Policeman 3
Laura Howard
As Cully Barnaby
Marlene Sidaway
As Mrs Bundy
Neil Conrich
As PC Angel
Paul Putner
As Policeman 2
Timothy Bateson
As James Jocelyne
Annoushka Le Gallois
As Barbara Neale
Bryan Burdon
As Barman
Daniel Newman (1)
As Tom Carter
Jacqueline Morgan
As Miss Panter
John Bardon
As Mr Belgrove
Marcus Rogers
As Denzel
Mark Bagnall
As Boreham
Murray Ewan
As Liam's Father
Nancy Lodder
As Edie Carter
Zoot Lynam
As Collar
Main Cast
John Nettles
As DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey
As Sgt Gavin Troy
Episode Goofs
After Barnaby and Troy find the body of Max Jennings, Barnaby asks Troy to check which minicab dropped off the blond woman at Gerald Hadley on the 31st, the day before the Midsomer Worthy Writers Circle. Troy shouldn't have much luck as the writers circle meeting was on July 1st, and June only has 30 days.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerDelia Fine
Supervising ProducerKris Slava
ProducerBrian True-May  |  Betty Willingale
Associate ProducerPat Greenland
Production DesignerDon Giles (2)
EditorDerek Bain
Costume DesignerReg Samuel
Location ManagerGeorgina True-may
Script SupervisorAnn Gallivan
Production CoordinatorJoanna Timms
Director of PhotographyGraham Frake
Stunt CoordinatorStuart St. Paul
Art DirectorSandy Garfield
Sound EditorJohn Downer
Dubbing MixerRupert Scrivener
Sound RecordistLes Honess
Boom OperatorAlun Banks
Music ComposerJim Parker (3)
Casting DirectorJoyce Nettles
Dialogue EditorSarah Morton
Wardrobe SupervisorMary Judge
Make-up DesignerMarilyn Macdonald
1st Assistant DirectorChris Alexander (3)
Warning: Midsomer Murders season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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