Midsomer Murders

Season 1 Episode 1

Written in Blood

2
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 22, 1998 on ITV
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Gerald Hadleigh, secretary of a writers' circle, is found battered to death the morning after the group's meeting with best-selling novelist (and former psycho-therapist) Max Jennings. Gerald did not want to invite Max to Midsomer Worthy, and he seemed apprehensive about the visit.Barnaby's investigations show that Gerald was a man of mystery - he had no National Insurance number, no family, and no marriage certificate to go with his wedding photographs. And it seems he had a mysterious woman visitor on the night of his death... then Max Jennings goes missing and is found dead.moreless

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Anna Massey

Anna Massey

Honoria Lyddiard

Guest Star

David Troughton

David Troughton

Brian Clapper

Guest Star

John Shrapnel

John Shrapnel

Max Jennings

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Jane Wymark

Jane Wymark

Joyce Barnaby

Recurring Role

Laura Howard

Laura Howard

Cully Barnaby

Recurring Role

Neil Conrich

Neil Conrich

PC Angel

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