Series 18 Episode 3 “Breaking the Chain”
Originally broadcast 27 January 2016
An international cycling competition comes to the Midsomer village of Burwood Mantle. When the race leader is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson find themselves drawn into a ruthlessly competitive world of blackmail, bribery and bloodshed where winning comes at any cost.
I’m starting to see a pattern. It starts with an interesting setup. This time during a cycle race. People die, corruption, intimidation and rather inert policing. Then it all descends into the usual sex triangle, all revealed in the last 15 minutes. Far too predictable.