Midsomer Murders: Written in Blood

Series 1, episode 1

Directed by
Jeremy Silberston

Originally Aired On: Sunday, 22 March 1998

In the tranquil village of Midsomer Worthy, the local writers' circle is eagerly anticipating a visit from a best-selling novelist. But the aspiring authors are about to witness a sequence of gruesome events far stranger than any fiction.

Cast

John Nettles...DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey...Sgt. Troy
Image for Jane WymarkJane Wymark...Joyce Barnaby
Laura Howard...Cully Barnaby
Barry Jackson...Dr Bullard
Renée Asherson...Emily Simpson
Image for Anna MasseyAnna Massey...Honoria Lyddiard
Joanna David...Amy Lyddiard
Rosalie Crutchley...Lucy Bellringer
Jonathan Firth...Michael Lacey
David Troughton...Brian Clapper
Image for John ShrapnelJohn Shrapnel...Max Jennings
Image for Emily MortimerEmily Mortimer...Katherine Lacey
Julian Glover...Henry Trace
Jane Booker...Laura Hutton
Image for Judith ScottJudith Scott...Sue Clapper
Selina Cadell...Phyllis Cadell
Robert Swann...Gerald Hadleigh
Image for Christopher VilliersChristopher Villiers...David Whitely
Richard Cant...Dennis Rainbird
Image for Una StubbsUna Stubbs...Selina Jennings
Elizabeth Spriggs...Iris Rainbird
Annoushka Le Gallois...Barbara Neale
Marlene Sidaway...Mrs Bundy
Bill Wallis...Dr Trevor Lessiter
Nancy Lodder...Edie Carter
Diana Hardcastle...Barbara Lessiter
Daniel Newman...Tom Carter
Image for Jessica HynesJessica Hynes...Judith Lessiter
Barbara Young...Anne Quine
Marcus Rogers...Denzel
Zoot Lynam...Collar
Avril Elgar...Mary Sharpe
Mark Bagnall...Boreham
Cory Pulman...Terry Bazely
Image for John BardonJohn Bardon...Mr Belgrove
Peter Jordan...Counseller 1
Jacqueline Morgan...Miss Panter
Jonathan Oliver...Counseller 3
Timothy Bateson...James Jocelyne
Simon Godwin...Giovanni
Jay Barrymore...Liam
Murray Ewan...Liam's Father
Neil Conrich...PC Angel
Paul Putner...Policeman 2
Nigel Asbridge...Vicar
David Maybrick...Policeman 3
Brian Parr...Mr Baker
Bryan Burdon...Barman
Richard Parkin...Brad