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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 MasseyAnna Massey
As Honoria Lyddiard
Recurring
David TroughtonDavid Troughton
As Brian Clapper
Recurring
Jane BookerJane Booker
As Laura Hutton
Recurring
Jane WymarkJane Wymark
As Joyce Barnaby
Recurring
Joanna DavidJoanna David
As Amy Lyddiard
Recurring
John ShrapnelJohn Shrapnel
As Max Jennings
Recurring
Judith ScottJudith Scott
As Sue Clapper
Robert SwannRobert Swann
As Gerald Hadleigh
Una StubbsUna Stubbs
As Selina Jennings

Guest Stars
Barry JacksonBarry Jackson
As Dr Bullard
Recurring
Brian ParrBrian Parr
As Mr Baker
Recurring
David MaybrickDavid Maybrick
As Policeman 3
Recurring
Laura HowardLaura Howard
As Cully Barnaby
Recurring
Marlene SidawayMarlene Sidaway
As Mrs Bundy
Recurring
Neil ConrichNeil Conrich
As PC Angel
Recurring
Paul PutnerPaul Putner
As Policeman 2
Recurring
Timothy BatesonTimothy Bateson
As James Jocelyne
Recurring
Annoushka Le GalloisAnnoushka Le Gallois
As Barbara Neale
Bryan BurdonBryan Burdon
As Barman
Daniel Newman (1)Daniel Newman (1)
As Tom Carter
Jacqueline MorganJacqueline Morgan
As Miss Panter
John BardonJohn Bardon
As Mr Belgrove
Marcus RogersMarcus Rogers
As Denzel
Mark BagnallMark Bagnall
As Boreham
Murray EwanMurray Ewan
As Liam's Father
Nancy LodderNancy Lodder
As Edie Carter
Zoot LynamZoot 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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