Midsomer Murders

Season 8 Episode 8

Midsomer Rhapsody

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 2005 on ITV

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  • An entertaining episode with enough twists and turns to satisfy any crime buff as murders occur which are connected to the late Joan Alder, a famous composer.

    When an elderly retired gentleman is found murdered in his own home, Barnaby and Scott learn that his name is Arthur Leggot and that he once taught music to the famous local composer Joan Alder who became an international star, with her most famous piece being the beautiful 'Midsomer Rhapsody'.

    Upon further investigation, Barnaby comes to believe that the reason for the murder may lay in the fact that Arthur Leggot was rumoured to have in his possession an original musical score written in the hand of Joan Alder herself which would be worth a large sum of money, particularly as the composer herself died in the 80s.

    So, what does all this have to do with the tramp who is constantly seen hanging around? Is he the killer up to no good again or does he have a much deeper reason for his presence?

    An episode which has some sad moments as well as some dramatic ones but also some lovely musical scores to make it even more entertaining. Watch it and find out the big secret revealed at the end!