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Bentley Productions, the company responsible for producing the popular Midsomer Murders series, returned to Haddenham in June 2016 to film part of a new episode: "Crime & Punishment".

Keen eyed resident Brian Fattorini has drawn to our attention the fact that this episode is due for transmission in just a few days time:

on Wednesday 4th January, 8pm — 10pm on ITV.

Here's the Radio Times' piece:

REVIEW

"Bandit country," says Barnaby, as he and his remarkably blank new sergeant head off to Bleakridge, Midsomer's most remote village. Not so remote, though, that it doesn't have its own pub, café, butcher's shop and hardware store — the kind of bustling centre many villages would kill for. Sorry, that's the wrong figure of speech in the circumstances, because there has been a murder — of the butcher, in fact.

It's part of a spate of lawlessness that includes further bludgeonings, arson and burglary, all of it connected to the Bleakridge Watch volunteers, who rule the village "like a rural Stasi", headquartered at a gothic castle and run by Frances Barber. "Defy me like that again and I'll run you out of my village," she tells an underling.

Midsomer always threatens to collapse under its own web of hatreds but this mystery rises above the usual countryside Cluedo with help from Neil Morrissey and Vicki Pepperdine in guest roles and a denouement that makes some psychological sense.

SUMMARY
Angus, a member of the Bleakridge Watch, a group of villagers who walk the streets reporting anyone who falls foul of the law, is found dead in his meat freezer. Barnaby and Winter meet Angus's devastated sister and her daughter and learn that Angus was investigating a recent spate of burglaries in the village, but had yet to identify the culprit. Angus' post-mortem reveals strange restraining injuries on his wrists and the plot thickens as Barnaby discovers just how far some people will go for power. Frances Barber guest stars as the leader of the Watch.

CAST & CREW
DCI John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon
DS Jamie Winter Nick Hendrix
Ingrid Lockston Frances Barber
Lena Ferrara Katy Cavanagh
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman

(Copyright 2016 Radio Times / David Butcher)

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