Midsomer Murders

Season 4 Episode 6

Tainted Fruit

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 23, 2001 on ITV
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Barnaby and Troy go out to the village of Midsomer Malham to investigate death threats against Melissa Townsend, the beautiful daughter of the big house. They find that some Midsomer Malham villagers blame Melissa for causing the death of a local poacher by failing to get the leaking roof of his cottage mended.

Then barbiturates are stolen from Raif and Georgina Canning's veterinary surgery and the district nurse is found in her crashed car in a confused state. Barnaby and Troy dash to the Manor, fearing the drugs theft may be connected to the death threats - but they find Melissa is already lying dead by the swimming pool with a syringe in her stomach. Now they have a murderer to find.

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  • Midsomer Mallow is the setting for this episode where Barnaby and Troy have quite a few things to contend with all at once.

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    Melissa Townsend is the uppity daughter of a wealthy landowner in the village of Midsomer Mallow. Melissa is not very popular in the village, especially not with tenants to whom she lets out property as she refuses to keep the buildings in good repair. Barnaby and Troy are asked to investigate when Melissa receives several threats but that isn't all that's happening in this usually quiet hamlet because the local district nurse crashes her car on the way home and just may be responsible for a little more than drunken driving. When Melissa is publicly humiliated and then later found murdered, Barnaby and Troy have to work hard to try and untangle all the complicated relationships within the village before more people are harmed.



    A worthy episode that will keep you guessing.moreless
Ann Bell

Ann Bell

Cherrie Balcombe

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Richard Clothier

Richard Clothier

Postman

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Charles Collingwood

Charles Collingwood

Lord Hislop

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Jane Wymark

Jane Wymark

Joyce Barnaby

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Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson

Dr Bullard

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