Jones draws the short straw once again as he is assigned to an unofficial and undercover investigation as “Cosmo”. Fending off romantic advances and forced to wear a colourful scarf, Sergeant Jones pursues the trail of a missing woman who was once a member of a secretive cult.
The strange rules and regulations of the commune make it difficult to liaise with DCI Barnaby, who seems more preoccupied with securing a dog sitter. Meanwhile, locals postulate on the disappearance of Lucy Oliver and the untimely death of the Lamberts, who used to own the hall occupied by the Oblong Foundation.
A surprise retirement will see the crime team at Midsomer changing in the near future. Will it be a local or maybe even a love interest for Jones?
“Midsomer Murders: The Oblong Murders” airs on 23rd May 2011 at 9pm on ITV for UK viewers only.
- Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby
- Jason Hughes as DS Ben Jones
- Fiona Dolman as Sarah Barnaby
- Barry Jackson as Dr Bullard
- Will Knightley as Max Fuller
- Richard Albrecht as Mr Oliver
- Heather Tobias as Mrs Oliver
- John Woodvine as the Commodore
- Kevin Doyle as Paddy Powell
- Sophie Stanton as Josie Palmer
- Holly Aird as Claire Powell
- Greg Sheffield as Lee
- Jack Crutch as Kevin
- Josephine Butler as Freddie Raft
- Paul Hilton as Dominic Segal
- Christine Bottomley as Blaze Leadbetter
- Simon Day as Combover Guy
- Charity Wakefield as Ruth Lambert
- Tom Fisher as Crusty
- Francesca Hunt as Susan Crane
- Barbara Flynn as Millie Bullard
- Elizabeth Crarer as Lucy Oliver
- Christina Greatrex as Carolyn Lambert
- Oliver Ryan as Reporter
Producer: Brian True-May
Director: Renny Rye
Writer: David Hoskins
Consultant: Betty Willingale
Based on characters created by Caroline Graham