THE start of a New Year and the first murder mystery of 2008.
If you’re feeling a little jaded today, then John Nettles may be just the tonic you need this evening.
Midsomer Murders: Shot At Dawn is another gloriously daft adventure with yet more inventive methods of murder.
Former Coronation Street star Brian Capron – Weatherfield killer Richard Hillman – plays Mayor of Causton Dave Hicks.
Check out his Footballers’ Wives style mansion while you’re trying to guess who the murderer is (ITV1, 9pm).
Brian is joined by fellow guest stars George Cole, Donald Sinden and Samantha Bond, along with Barnaby’s deliciously dry sense of humour.
It’s an entertaining tale of a family feud dating back to World War One but clashes with the first episode of BBC1’s Sense and Sensibility.
Both are worth watching, so recorders at the ready.
Part of the fun in watching Midsomer Murders is identifying the locations used for filming.
There’s a list here with photos on Joan Street’s excellent Midsomer site.
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