Midsomer Murders

Bantling Boy

Season 8, Ep 4, Aired 1/16/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Barnaby and Scott enter the world of horseracing when the trainer of thoroughbred Bantling Boy is battered to death. Bruce Hartley was an alcoholic who had vowed to expose the reason why his father bequeathed the horse to four Midsomer villagers. The other members of the syndicate come under suspicion, but the killing continues - then Bantling Boy falls ill. The detectives must unravel secrets hidden at the aristocratic Bantling Hall to find the killer.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Caroline Blakiston

    Angela Hartley

  • Philip McGough

    Geoffrey Bantling

  • Simon Kunz

    Bruce Hartley

  • Anna Wilson-Jones

    Marianna Hartley

  • Barnaby Kay

    Dr Osgood

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • An excellent episode where we take a peek inside the world of thoroughbred horse racing.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Jun 06, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Barnaby: Forensic pub crawl, Scott? Scott: Public house door-to-door, sir. (Barnaby joking about Scott investigating the theft of cars from pub car parking lots)

    Notes (1)

    • The murder victims: 1. Bruce Hartley- Beaten with hammer. 2. Dr Osgood-With a hammer. 3. Trevor Machin- With a hammer 4. Joanna Craxton- With a hammer

    Trivia (2)

    • The 4 deaths in this episode bring the total for the series so far to 131.

    • The medieval adventure game used in this episode was created by Wrexham based Octane Digital Studios. Patrict Mount, who founded the company was thrilled to see his work on T.V. The sound effect of swords clashing was actually created by banging two large spoons together and recorded in his kitchen!

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