Midsomer Murders

Season 8 Episode 4

Bantling Boy

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 16, 2005 on ITV
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Bantling Boy
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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

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Caroline Blakiston

Caroline Blakiston

Angela Hartley

Guest Star

Philip McGough

Philip McGough

Geoffrey Bantling

Guest Star

Simon Kunz

Simon Kunz

Bruce Hartley

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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  • 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!

  • 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

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