Midsomer Murders

Dead Man's Eleven

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 9/12/99
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  • Episode Description
  • Troy is in the Midsomer Worthy cricket eleven for the annual match against Fletchers Cross, so he is on the spot when the wife of Robert Cavendish, the Team Captain and a big local landowner, is found bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. As often happens, the death toll mounts before the killer can be unmasked. Why should the cricket team's scorer be stabbed to death with a Nazi dagger at the following match? Cavendish, as a mine owner, may have been responsible for the 'accidental' deaths of two of his employees in years gone by. If someone is out for revenge, who is it? Meanwhile, a protest march to maintain footpaths across Cavendish's land finds a foot-bridge has been sabotaged, and their leader takes a ducking...moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Hardy

    Robert Cavendish

  • Anthony Calf

    Stephen Cavendish

  • Annabelle Apsion

    Jane Cavendish

  • Felicity Dean

    Tara Cavendish

  • Penelope Beaumont

    Mrs Wilson

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • When a wealthy man's much younger wife is murdered, Barnaby and Troy may have to look to the past for the answers to the riddles of the present.

    By Lady_Lancaster, Mar 30, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Barnaby: It's the same every time I go into a Midsomer village; sexual deviances, blackmail, suicides and murder. How can you seriously expect me to go and live in one of them?

    • Troy: Miss Beavis, I don't suppose you could tell us? Was there anything suspicious about her death? Miss Beavis: Suspicious? Oh no, nothing! Though she did phone me the night before. Said she wanted to see me. Troy: Did she say why? Miss Beavis: No. And now that you mention it; I did think it was strange that she went so close to that quarry's edge. She was always terrified of heights. And then there was the business of the break-in.. Barnaby: The break-in? Miss Beavis: Yes. Somebody broke into her house. This house. The same day that she died. It didn't look as if anything was taken, but it still was a very unhappy coincidence. Barnaby: Yes. Miss Beavis: But suspicious Mr Barnaby? Oh no, there was nothing suspicious at all.

    Notes (3)

    • Filming Locations: - Bledlow, Buckinghamshire - Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire - Littlewick Green, Berkshire (Fletcher's Cross) - Wallingford, Oxfordshire (Causton) - Wallington, Oxfordshire

    • The murder victims: 1. Tara Cavendish - cricket bat 2. Charles Jennings - stabbed with decorated dagger

    • The location used for 'The Queen's Arms' in Dead Man's Eleven was 'The Lions' public house at Bledlow, Buckinghamshire.

    Trivia (2)

    • The 2 deaths in this episode bring the total in the series to date to 31.

    • 'Beauvoisin', the French named estate agents, means 'beautiful neighbour'.

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