Midsomer Murders

Season 6 Episode 1

A Talent for Life

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 03, 2003 on ITV
8.6
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Accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct on the river are bedevilling the Midsomer game fishermen, and Barnaby has to interview elegant widow Isobel Hewitt, a spendthrift, fast-living, Jaguar-driving 75-year-old, when another lady fly-fisher accuses her of a violent assault. Then first Isobel and later her fellow villager Dr Duncan Goff are found on the river-bank with their skulls smashed in, and there is no shortage of suspects - including an antique dealer who apparently specializes in befriending elderly widows.

The picture is confused when one of the suspects, chef-restaurateur Keith Scholey, is found frozen to death in his walk-in deep freeze, with the lock of the door jammed by a nail. Troy has a theory that Scholey was the killer and has made his suicide look like murder, but will that be the end of the affair?

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  • Yet another excellent episode where you will be hard pressed to guess who the killer is, and isn't that what a good murder mystery is supposed to be about?

    8.0
    Seventy-five-year-old Isobel Hewitt has no intention of slowing down her hectic lifestyle just because of her advancing years, in fact, it's quite the opposite. She drives a very fast and impressive jaguar and lives life to the full in every way possible.



    There is a certain amount of humour when Isobel is accused by a fellow female fly fisherperson of conduct unbecoming a lady in the fly fishing arena but it certainly isn't funny when both Isobel and then later, her friend Dr. Goff are found murdered on the banks of the river; killed by heavy blows with a blunt instrument.



    The problem for Barnaby and Troy lies in the fact that there are just about as many suspects as there are people in the village but getting to the bottom of the 'who'and the 'why' proves to be quite a difficult task when another local resident is found frozen to death in a large locked freezer. Who wanted these people dead? Watch and see, it's a tough one to figure out, but you'll have heaps of fun trying!moreless
Honor Blackman

Honor Blackman

Isobel Hewitt

Guest Star

Philip Franks

Philip Franks

Quentin Roka

Guest Star

Jane Downs

Jane Downs

Dixie Goff

Guest Star

Jane Wymark

Jane Wymark

Joyce Barnaby

Recurring Role

Laura Howard

Laura Howard

Cully Barnaby

Recurring Role

Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson

Dr Bullard

Recurring Role

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