How Far Will People Go For Power?
Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby solves crimes that occur in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer, a picturesque and peaceful place on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices.
9pm Monday MIDSOMER MURDERS - Crime Drama
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - The Bleakridge Watch patrols the streets of their remote village, exposing anyone who steps outside the law. When one of their members dies, DCI Barnaby and DS Jamie Winter uncover just how far some people will go for power.
The Bleakridge village watch is a Draconian bunch, penalizing the pettiest of offenses with their own form of crime and punishment. Barnaby and Winter are called in to investigate the murder of Angus Colton, a member of the village watch. Colton was looking into a string of burglaries and his sister-in-law, Ingrid Lockston explains that the group was established after her brother was killed in an unsolved hit and run. Not everybody supports the watch, most notably landlord Mitch McAllister, who is attacked and his pub vandalized and who was a prime suspect when another member of the group is killed. When Ingrid relents by asking Barnaby to help catch the murderer he discovers not only a burned out car stolen two years earlier from café owners Barbara and Walton Duncon for the hit and run, but the identities of the burglar, putting Ingrid in a bad light, and the driver - who has cause to silence those watch members likely to expose their own form of justice.