1. TAINTED FRUIT
Death threats against Melissa Townsend, the beautiful but spoilt daughter of the manor, bring DCI Tom Barnaby and Sergeant Gavin Troy to the affluent village of Midsomer Malham. Melissa is blamed by some residents for causing the death of a local poacher by refusing to mend the leaking roof at his peppercorn rent cottage.
Fearing that the death threats could be carried out, the detectives race to Malham Manor. But they are too late – Melissa is dead by the swimming pool, a used syringe hanging from her stomach. As Barnaby and Troy investigate, they uncover a seedy world of adultery and deceit.
(Guest Stars Benjamin Whitrow & Melissa Townsend. Written by David Hoskins. Directed by Peter Smith).... More »