Midsomer Murders

Season 13 Episode 8

Fit for Murder

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 02, 2011 on ITV
9.1
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Inspector Barnaby's birthday is soon coming up, and Tom is reminded that he's nearing the age when his father died prematurely of a stroke. He starts thinking about his existence and how he wants to spend the rest of his life. Together with Joyce he goes to Midsomer Health Farm for a peaceful weekend. His weekend naturally ends up far from being peaceful...

This is John Nettles' last episode of Midsomer Murders.

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  • This was a very sad episode for me as it marked the end of John Nettles' long and distinguished career playing the role of Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby.

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    Tom's birthday is getting close and he seems very edgy about it. Joyce thinks that he is nervous about passing his up-coming police medical exam when in fact, it is more to do with the fact that his father died at around his age.



    A weekend of relaxation at a country spa for himself and Joyce should make Tom feel much better, but when, as usual, people start turning up dead, Joyce is not much enjoying her holiday, even though it is business as usual for Tom, Ben Jones and George Bullard. Jones is leading the investigation as Tom is on leave, but Tom ends up being involved anyway when a woman is found floating in a pool, and the spa's doctor is crushed to death by exercise equipment in the gym.



    The story wasn't great in places, but the final scene was well worth it as Tom announces his retirement at his birthday party and Joyce, Cully, George, Ben and everyone else of import are there to see him off.



    Thank you, John Nettles, for all the wonderful years of entertainment you have given us as Tom Barnaby and thank goodness for my DVD box sets!moreless
Neil Dudgeon

Neil Dudgeon

John Barnaby

Guest Star

Geraldine James

Geraldine James

Miranda Bedford

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Jason Durr

Jason Durr

Luke Archbold

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Jane Wymark

Jane Wymark

Joyce Barnaby

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Laura Howard

Laura Howard

Cully Barnaby

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Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson

Dr Bullard

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