Anyone who knows anything about exotic plants knows that orchid growing is an exacting and very expensive pastime. When a very rare orchid is illegally smuggled into Britain and ends up in Midsomer Malham it ends up being the cause of more than just envy as people start dying and all, it seems in the pursuit of this rare specimen.
A retired teacher of classics is the first to die, followed by Henry Plummer who is more than a little obsessed with orchids and with laying his hands on the best and rarest available. The question is not only who is spending a small fortune trying to take possession of the orchid but also, who wants it enough to kill for it?
I liked the pace of this episode and the plot kept me guessing. Terrific performances by the guest actors and well done to the writers who put together a very interesting script with what, at first glance, would seem rather dull subject matter.
Definitely worth watching.