Release dates: UK – May 6, 1999
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Director: Baz Taylor
Writer: Screenplay – Douglas Watkinson, Novel – Caroline Graham
Genre: mystery
Film Locations:
  • Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  • Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  • Nether Winchendon House, Cuddington, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (The Lodge of the Golden Windhorse)
  • Pendor, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
  • The Lee, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Plot Summary: Season 1, Episode 5 – Midsomer Murders – “Death in Disguise”At a local New Age commune (fancifully called the Lodge of the Golden Windhorse) William Carter is found dead with a broken neck, lying at the bottom of a staircase. Barnaby and Troy have to decide whether the death was an accident or murder. A few days later Barnaby and Troy are called back to the Lodge, only this time there is no doubt. This is murder.
  • John Nettles … D.C.I. Barnaby
  • Daniel Casey … Sergeant Troy
  • Jane Wymark … Joyce Barnaby
  • Laura Howard … Cully Barnaby
  • Barry Jackson … Dr. Bullard
  • Judy Cornwell … May Cuttle
  • Charles Kay … Arno Gibbs
  • Michael Feast … Ian Craigie
  • Colin Farrell … Ken Beavers
  • Diane Bull … Heather Beavers
  • Stephen Moyer … Christopher Wainwright
  • Miles Anderson … Guy Gamelin
  • Susan Tracy … Felicity Gamelin
  • Robert Pickavance … William Carter
  • Daniel Hart … Tim Riley
  • Tilly Blackwood … Trixie Channing
  • Anna Bolt … Suhami/Sylvie Gamelin
  • Mary Healey … Mrs. Cook
  • Graham Turner … Raymond Jennings
  • Dolly Wells … Ava Rokeby
  • Ashley Artus … Terry Lightfoot
  • Caroline Lintott … Researcher
  • Jon Glover … Interviewer
  • Geoffrey Beevers … Newscaster
  • Siobhan O’Carroll … Waitress
Producer: Delia Fine – executive producer, Kris Slava -supervising producer: A&E
Original Music: Jim Parker
Cinematography: Nigel Walters (director of photography)
Editor: Derek Bain
Casting: Joyce Nettles
Production Design: Jan Spoczynski
Art Direction: Matthew Davies
Set Decoration: n.a.
Visual Effects: Stuart Brisdon
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Midsomer Murders – Season 1, Episode 5 – Death in Disguise

In this episode, Stephen plays Christopher Wainwright and we see that DCI Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.

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