TV.com will be making changes to the Private Message system the week of Jan 26, 2015. For more information click here

Midsomer Murders

Season 9 Episode 2

Dead Letters

0
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2006 on ITV
8.3
out of 10
User Rating
31 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Dead Letters
AIRED:
In this episode Barnaby is convinced he has seen two people somewhere before, but can't think of where and when. Then it dawns on him: Iris and Dennis Rainbird from Badger's Drift! But they were brutally murdered, so who are the look-alikes. It turns out to be Iris's sister and Dennis's cousin!!!! A body of a woman is pulled from the river during the local Oak Apple Carnival. It appears that the drowning was deliberate, and as Barnaby and Jones find out more about the villagers, they learn that the killing could be linked to the death of the victim's daughter eight years previously.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
8:00pm
PBS
8:50pm
PBS
9:40pm
PBS
Saturday
3:00am
PBS
Sunday
3:00am
PBS
4:00am
PBS
11:00pm
PBS
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Are Iris and Dennis Rainbird back from the dead? It certainly appears so to Barnaby when he sees two familiar faces.

    9.5
    Tom Barnaby is a sensible man and he certainly doesn't believe in ghosts but he does a double take when he sees two people who just HAVE to be Iris and Dennis Rainbird. The thing is, Iris and her very creepy undertaker son were murdered years before so it obviously can't be them! Barnaby is more than a little relieved to find that the people in question are Iris Rainbird's sister and her son. Tom, however, doesn't have time to dwell on the striking similarities in appearance because a murder occurs during the local 'Oak Apple Festival' where a woman is found drowned and her death doesn't appear to be accident or suicide.



    Richard Cant is just as creepy in this episode where he plays Dennis's cousin as he was in episode one when he was portraying the equally creepy Dennis! He APPEARS normal, but if that's the case, what in the world are those photographs for?



    If you love 'Midsomer Murders', don't miss this episode whatever you do, it's worth it just to see the wonderful Elizabeth Spriggs and Richard Cant together to send shivers down our spines all over again. A terrific episode with twists and turns in the plot all over the place!moreless
Elizabeth Spriggs

Elizabeth Spriggs

Ursula Gooding

Guest Star

David Bamber

David Bamber

John Starkey

Guest Star

Claire Askam

Claire Askam

Marion Slade

Guest Star

Jane Wymark

Jane Wymark

Joyce Barnaby

Recurring Role

Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson

Dr Bullard

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The 4 deaths in this episode (one from the past) brings the total in the series to date to 148.

    • There are parallels with the first episode, "The Killings at Badger's Drift."
      Elizabeth Spriggs played Iris Rainbird and Richard Cant played her son Dennis in the first episode, "The Killings at Badger's Drift." They play the Goodings in this episode, sister and cousin to the earlier murder victims. Barnaby notes the resemblance, and Ursula Gooding inherited her sister's snooping nature.
      Another parallel with the first episode is that a death of a woman named Bella predates the present day action, Bella Trace by shotgun in the first episode and Bella Slade in "Dead Letters."

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • The murder victims:

      1. Marion Slade- Drugged and drowned
      2. Mark Castle- Drugged and throat slit
      3. Dr. Wellow- Stabbed to death

      N/B- Historical death of Bella Slade; died after an abortion

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

More
Less