Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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The Green Man 

Barnaby and Troy tackle two separate cases as Troy prepares to leave Midsomer after his promotion to DI.


Sarah Hellings


Michael Russell (screenplay), Caroline Graham (characters)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... DCI Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey ... Sergeant Gavin Troy
Jane Wymark ... Joyce Barnaby
Laura Howard ... Cully Barnaby
Barry Jackson ... Dr. Bullard
David Bradley ... Tom
John Carlisle John Carlisle ... Lord Fitzgibbon
Tim Woodward ... Timothy Webster
Cherie Lunghi ... Lillian Webster
Marc Buchner Marc Buchner ... Daniel Webster
Henry Cavill ... Simon Mayfield
Jamie Thomas King ... Steven Curtis (as Jamie King)
Fred Pearson ... Charlie Birkett
Andrew Dunn Andrew Dunn ... Constable Crabbe
Terence Beesley ... Jerry Curtis


A cave in of a local canal tunnel under restoration reveals the skeletons of eight individuals. While most of the skeletons are from a cave in when the canal was under construction in the 19th century, one is obviously of a more recent vintage. Dental records identify him as Eric Edwards who was reported missing in 1965. Supt. Barnaby delves into the history of the canal to see if he can find a connection. DS Troy is over the moon when he learns that he has qualified as a Detective Inspector and that there may be a job for him in another county. In what may be his last case in Midsomer, he follows up on an anonymous tip that teenagers are harassing a local hermit, Tom. When one of those teenagers is shot through the head, Barnaby leaves "Inspector" Troy in charge of the case. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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2 November 2003 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Cherie Lunghi plays Lillian Webster in this episode. She returns in episode 18.4, Midsomer Murders: A Dying Art (2016), in the role of Alexandra Monkford. See more »


Troy drives a Rover 45 with registration plate BX03 ZZG. When Barnaby and Troy learn that Cully may be in mortal danger, they jump into Troy's car and leave the station with a blue rooftop light and siren. But the plate on the car has changed to BU03 ZZG. As they are seen driving with the flashing light and siren, and arriving on-scene, the plate has returned to the original BX03 ZZG. See more »


[first lines]
Daniel Webster: Trouble.
Cully Barnaby: What?
Daniel Webster: Incoming. My dynamic dad.
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References The Land That Time Forgot (1974) See more »


Midsomer Murders
(Theme Song)
Written by Jim Parker
Performed by Celia Sheen
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A great send off for Sergeant Troy.
3 October 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The Green Man is a quality episode of Midsomer Murders, it would have been an injustice if Daniel Casey left with a dud episode, fortunately Troy leaves on a high.

The Green Man boasts a great story, fantastic characters, strong production values, plenty for Fox lovers, and a great goodbye scene for Troy. Despite all of those super ingredients, the standout factor, which makes this one so good, is the performance of David Bradley, he is absolutely fantastic as Tom, his acting is so sincere, so believable, I particularly loved his scenes with Barnaby.

Great character development for Troy, when you see him in this, and compare him in earlier episodes, his character really did grow up, credit to Casey's acting. There are some great scenes where Troy and Barnaby are wary about stepping on one another's toes.

Credit to the animal trainers here too, the scenes with the foxes, owl and Deer are so wonderful.

Very good indeed. 9/10

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