Midsomer Murders

Season 7 Episode 7

Ghosts of Christmas Past

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 25, 2004 on ITV

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  • This is an episode which has a very strong script and therefore, the actors deliver fine performances when we look at Christmas from the point of view of the Villiers family - and Tom Barnaby!

    Freddie Villiers committed suicide nine years ago and the once-elegant family home has fallen into general disrepair. The approaching Christmas period signals the beginning of the first family gathering since Freddie's death and it is immediately apparent that there is a great deal of tension and not a lot of Christmas spirit as the family begin to gather and warily assess one another. Tom is hoping that the worst thing he will have to deal with at Christmas is entertaining Joyce's parents, a task he is definitely NOT looking forward to. However, his relative peace is soon shattered when there is a death at the Villiers home which while at first appearing to be an accident turns out to be murder. Put it this way, when you watch this one, you will see that Tom and Dan are not destined to have a peaceful Christmas and you will undoubtedly notice that someone in the Villiers family is a murderer! Very entertaining and a couple of excellent plot twists.