Tuesday 4 May 2010

Midsomer Murders: Witch suspects?

Tomorrow evening, a new episode of the ITV murder mystery series Midsomer Murder is about witches.

The episode is called Talking to the Dead and the description in the Radio Times says:
"Two couples vanish in the tiny village of Monks Barton... There are rumours of witchcraft and haunted woods. Then flamboyant psychic Cyrus LeVanu clashes with Rev Wallace Stone as a body is found..."
Midsomer detective DCI Tom Barnaby has tackled cases involving witches, psychics, ghosts and the paranormal in the past, and sometimes the plots are very entertaining - but sometimes they are very silly.

I'll be watching this Talking to the Dead with interest, but I'm always a little nervous when TV dramas involve witches as they can simply bolster popular prejudices about paganism.

Midsomer Murders is on ITV on Wednesday 5 May at 8pm. If you miss the episode - or decide you like it so much you want to own it - the Midsomer Murders - Talking To The Dead DVDis out in June and can be pre-ordered through Amazon.

1 comment:

Rachel Green said...

Aye. The one about the wicker man annoyed me immensely.