Midsomer Murders

Season 6 Episode 4

A Tale of Two Hamlets

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 2003 on ITV

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  • Very rarely do episodes of this terrific series bore me senseless but this one certainly did in spite of some good guest actors (who had to work with an appalling script).

    The uppity Smythe-Webster family think they are better than the rest of the population but someone doesn't agree with them because the youngest, Larry, an actor, is blown up in an outdoor gazebo within the first few minutes. Next is his uncle, a film producer who is electrocuted whilst riding an exercise bike! And what has all this to do with the ancient rivalry between the two villages of Upper and Lower Walden? More to the point, why are the Smythe-Webster family in particular being targeted? To tell you the truth, they were a thoroughly dislikeable lot and I lost interest when the family cook drowned in a container ot tomato soup!

    You might be surprised by the ending but I doubt the plot will be interesting before that, particularly that odd vicar (yet another member of the Smythe-Webster family) who is probably one of the most unpleasant of all of them! Judge it for yourself and see what you make of it.