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Tainted Fruit is the 6th episode of Series four and the 19th Episode Overall.

On the same day that a local district nurse is charged for drink driving following an evening event in Midsomer Malham, a local veterinarian discovers that someone has stolen barbiturates from his surgery. Barnaby and Troy become greatly concerned for the safety of Melissa Townsend, a thoroughly disliked young woman who had recently received death threats that blamed her for the death of a local poacher, but are unable to prevent someone from murdering her, after her body is found with a syringe in the stomach beside her father's swimming pool. While a wealth of hatred lies within the village, it slowly transpires that someone wanted to hide a secret when the pair uncover blackmail and greed at the heart of their investigations.


  • DCI Tom Barnaby
  • Joyce Barnaby
  • DS Gavin Troy
  • Dr. George Bullard

Guest Cast:                                          Actors & Actresses

  • Raif Canning-John McGlynn
  • Georgina Canning-Eleanor David
  • Sally Rickworth-Claire Price
  • Mark Rickworth
  • Adam Keyne-Adrian Rawlins
  • Liz Keyne-Sara Mair-Thomas
  • Archie Townsend-Terence Harvey
  • Melissa Townsend-Lucy Punch
  • Joan Farley-Ellie Haddington
  • Clive Farley
  • Hugo Balcombe-Benjamin Whitrow
  • Cherrie Balcombe-Ann Bell
  • Frederick Bentine-Brown-Miles Richardson
  • Lord John Hislop-Charles Collingwood
  • Lady Hislop-Pamela Miles
  • Derek-Brian Poyser
  • Gwen-Amanda Walker
  • Neil Laxton
  • Postman-Richard Clothier
  • Dog Owner-Terry O'Brien
  • Tom Grover


Starring & Guest Stars.