Midsomer Murders (1997–…): Season 16, Episode 5 - The Killings of Copenhagen - full transcript
Midsomer biscuit tycoon Eric Calder is poisoned by one of his own biscuits whilst in Copenhagen to seal a contract with businessman Albert Toft. As the goods were sent from Midsomer, detective Birgitte Poulsen asks Barnaby to investigate. He finds that Eric's son Harry had no interest in the family firm but had recently rowed with Eric whilst his wife Penelope has been having an affair with his brother Julian. Also in the frame is chief baker Armand Stone, a man with a good knowledge of chemistry. Julian is also murdered, drowned in whisky, but Barnaby and Nelson fly to Copenhagen from where a floral tribute was sent to Eric's funeral, paid for by a credit card stolen from Pastor Thomas Madsen. They find that Eric has been involved for many years with Ingrid Madsen, by whom he has a daughter. Whilst Barnaby works out the identity of the daughter there are more deaths back at Midsomer and he must link them with the killings of Copenhagen.
Hi. Good morning.
Here's your package, Mr Calder.
Oh. Thank you.
(GASPS FOR BREATH)
"Greetings from Badger's Drift."
Eric Calder was a prominent figure.
His family have been making biscuits
in Badger's Drift for over a century.
Any idea who might want him dead?
No, but we'll be talking to his
family this morning,
see what they can tell us.
It's upside down.
Where was the package sent from?
We don't know specifically
but it was franked by a UK mail
(DOOR BELL RINGS)
Now, we're still waiting
for the full pathology report.
But we believe Calder
absorbed a poison through his skin.
It would have had to be something
pretty lethal to kill him that
Obviously, we need to coordinate our
But as Calder's life was in
we'll be relying on you to do
most of the physical investigation.
Oh, for crying out loud, Nelson!
Are you all right?
We'll be in touch.
(LINE GOES DEAD)
Right, then. Mobile charged?
Mobile charged, back-up charged,
land line working and bat signal
This is serious. You're a week from
due date. You could go at any minute.
If I feel even so much as a twinge,
I'll call you. I promise. Now
Detective Degn is certainly thorough.
According to the file, Eric Calder
has a wife and son, Penelope and
And a younger brother, Julian.
He's been living with Eric for the
Right, Nelson. Best behaviour.
The Calder family is like royalty
Can I help you?
Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby.
This is Detective Sergeant Nelson.
You're here about Eric?
We need to ask a few questions.
Well, Pen's inside.
On a call with the funeral people.
She won't be long.
Your brother was well liked.
Hm? You think?
Most of these are from business
Eric lived for his work.
Very few friends.
But at least one enemy?
So it would seem.
These gentlemen are detectives.
Here to ask questions about Eric.
You don't look Danish.
We're assisting in the investigation.
The undertaker is being difficult.
Well, I'm sure you can talk him
Pen's got big plans for tomorrow.
I mean to give my husband a
dignified send off.
Stop calling me Pen.
Could you take Mr Calder's statement,
I imagine it won't take you too long
to find out who killed him.
Eric barely knew anyone in
Did he visit there often?
A dozen times in the last few
He was negotiating a contract to
supply a product to a company out
Do you have a name for this company?
Actually, Mrs Calder, we think it
might be someone a little closer to
The package that poisoned your
husband was sent from the UK.
No one here would want Eric dead.
Everyone loved him.
Calder's Biscuits put this village
on the map.
Eric made it a success.
Sometimes success breeds resentment.
Not in this case.
Can you think of anyone who might
have wanted to kill your brother?
Though I suppose Eric did have
a tendency to lord it over people.
What about your nephew, Harry?
What about him?
Did he get on with his dad?
They weren't terribly close,
but then Harry was always Pen's boy.
Where can we find him?
Probably down at Mrs Trout's.
It's a tea room in the village.
Got a thing for the waitress there.
PENELOPE: Julian! I need you in
Seems you woke the dragon,
Get down to the tea room.
See what Harry Calder has to say for
You don't want to come along?
I think I'll pay a visit to the
If Eric Calder lived for his work,
I want to see where he spent his
Didn't expect to see you today.
Either this or hang around the
Here, take this.
Six months, Summer, and you still
can't make a decent coffee.
Well, it tastes better when you pay
Isn't my company payment enough?
Not for Clara. She's been checking
the tills. I'm on my last warning.
So, you all ready for tomorrow?
Is anyone ready to bury their dad?
You'll get through it, Harry.
What about you?
Are you gonna be there?
I can't. Your mum's booked us to do
the food. I'll be setting up at the
When did you last see your dad?
A few days ago.
And how did he seem?
Um...he seemed disappointed as
Banging on about me getting a job.
You weren't planning to follow him
into the family business?
Cooped up in that factory all day?
I prefer to breathe.
Did you talk about anything else?
Was he anxious or preoccupied?
Look. Even if he was, he wouldn't
confide in me.
Dad and I weren't that close.
You've been admiring our awards.
Clara Trout. Product manager.
Trout? As in Mrs Trout's Tea Room?
Not quite. I'm afraid that Mrs
Trout's is no longer with us.
The tea room belonged to Mum.
She left it to me.
That's quite an heirloom.
More of a millstone.
Poor Mr Calder. Such a shock.
Did you know him well?
Mr Calder didn't really mix with the
Even so, everyone is very upset
about his death.
And yet life goes on.
Needs must. We've got a large
shipment going out to Denmark
The Toft contract?
Armand is determined to get it out
no matter what.
Our master baker and the man
responsible for Golden Clusters.
Armand is a genius.
He's always coming up with new
He was Mr Calder's right-hand man.
Clara Trout. Come here at once.
I need your expert opinion.
Absolutely wonderful, Armand.
Tell me. Who is this man?
DCI Barnaby, he's come about Mr
Of course. Eric. Terrible shock.
Did you know Eric Calder well?
Eric provided the space and the
resources for me to create my art.
You mean he was your boss?
I prefer to think of us as partners.
Does the factory have a franking
In the mail room, just next door.
Could you bring me a letter, please?
What kind of letter?
A franked one.
Quite a set up you have here.
Well, as I said, Eric went out of
his way to ensure that I had
everything that I needed.
Were you and he close?
We made an excellent team.
A franked letter.
Is there a problem?
There's no shipment going out
It seems that the contaminated
package came from the mail room in
I'm shutting you down.
Can we have all the staff together,
We need a list of everyone
who has access to the factory mail
That's gonna be a long list.
Speak to the Personnel Department.
And run a background check on Armand
Stone. I want to know more about him.
(DOOR OPENS, SYKES WHIMPERS)
No more Calder's biscuits for a
Why, what's wrong with them?
This is what killed Eric Calder.
A tin like this was coated with
I had to close down the factory
A biscuit tin as a murder weapon?
It's hardly conventional, I know.
The tin was symbolic. It means
We just need to find out what.
Well, you better find out before
Don't fret. I will be there for
Even if you haven't solved the case?
Of course, I will have solved the
Now, I need a foot rub.
I had a word with the undertaker.
Well, you said he was being
difficult, so I decided to put him
You didn't have to do that.
I thought you'd be pleased.
It's my duty to handle the funeral.
He was my husband.
Yeah, and he was my brother!
It's just as important to me to see
that Eric gets the funeral he
Tomorrow, we'll lay Eric to rest.
And then, life, as they say...
(RAP MUSIC THROUGH EARPHONES)
JULIAN: You are so strong,
I don't know how you've coped.
PENELOPE: If it hadn't been for
JULIAN: You are an amazing woman.
We shouldn't do this tonight.
JULIAN: Do you want me to go, then?
I want you to stay.
The whole village is buzzing.
Everyone's talking. No one can
Eric Calder, eh?
How the mighty fall.
Is that all you can say, "Quite"?
How many times have these been used?
If we get Penelope in the right
..she might let us clear Eric's
I doubt she'll be looking to get rid
so soon after her husband's death.
Grief's a strange thing.
She might see it as a new start.
What we need...is a charm offensive.
And milk. What we really need is
What we need is something bigger
than the scraps from the Calders'
Look at us.
Scouring the obits for some lonely
widow to pop off. What have we got?
I don't know...
a granny flat here, a garage there.
We get by.
The bank would disagree with you.
What we need, brother...is a grand
Where are we going to find one of
Maybe...I already have.
Pathology came back on Eric Calder.
Cause of death was asphyxiation
brought on by exposure to
Strychnine isn't easy to come by.
but you can still get hold of it.
Used in agriculture as a way
to deal with pests and vermin.
Can it be synthesised?
Not without a PhD in Chemistry.
Armand Stone didn't quite have that
but he did study Chemistry at uni.
Started at Calder's in early 1995.
Three weeks into the job,
he creates Golden Clusters.
They become an overnight success
and he becomes unbearable.
Who has access to the factory lab?
Officially, Armand and Clara.
But the factory's security isn't
so anyone could get in there.
What about Forensics?
They did a sweep of the building
but they found no traces of any
So the factory's back open?
Six o'clock this morning.
What about Armand's relationship with
Feeling is that Armand was getting
frustrated. He felt he should be
running the factory.
Like an old married couple.
Yet Armand claims that he and Calder
had the perfect business partnership.
Come on. Let's go and see him.
If you and Eric Calder
made such an excellent team,
why did you spend so much of your
time arguing with each other?
Tongues been wagging, have they?
The truth of it is that Eric and I
Don't get me wrong, he was
a solid businessman but he lacked
I am a creative.
I thrive on new ideas.
Eric liked to live in the past.
So, safe to say, you were frustrated
with his leadership of the company?
I felt that we needed someone
Eric Calder was killed by coming
into contact with a lethal poison.
So I've been told.
You've got a chemistry background.
You know, if you're looking for
someone with a reason to kill Eric,
you might want to have words with
Why would Harry Calder kill his dad?
All I know is they had quite the row
in the tea room the day before he
Staff were gossiping about it.
By all accounts...Harry was furious.
Now if there's nothing else,
I have quite an important funeral to
(SIGHS) What on earth is keeping
We're gonna be late.
I'm sure they won't start without
There you are.
The car is waiting.
I'll make my own way.
No... No, we go together.
Because we're a family, that's why.
The boy's lost his father.
All right, come on.
No, no, it's OK.
Excuse me, I'm looking for Summer
You trying to give me a heart
Sorry. I just wanted a quick word.
The trouble in the tea room last
Apparently, there was an argument
between Harry Calder and his dad.
Yeah, they had some words.
Any idea what it was about?
Not really. Just a lot of shouting.
And er...who was doing the most
It was hard to say. I was in the
kitchen when it kicked off, so I
Are you friends with Harry Calder?
I know him.
Did he discuss the argument after?
He didn't say anything about it?
It was between him and his dad.
Family stuff, private.
So, he didn't need to give me an
Wait a moment.
Leave me alone.
I am so sorry. He was a fine man.
I know this must be a difficult time
but rest assured Calder's is in good
Not now, Armand.
Gathering clues, DCI Barnaby?
Just paying my respects.
I was under the impression
that Harry and his mum were close.
They're usually thick as thieves.
Had to be, I suppose.
Mr Calder worked so hard.
Mrs Calder only had Harry.
Good to see you.
Pity about the circumstances.
Sorry, this is Ernest and Atticus
How do you do?
The boys do house clearances.
Clara, please. Estate valuations.
We should get back to the house.
Plenty of time.
We'll miss the buffet.
Word of advice.
Never get between my brother
and a plate of sausage rolls.
I'd better get back too.
I left Summer in charge.
Dread to think what kind of a mess
she's made of everything.
The police were asking questions.
Last week, you and your dad.
So tell me, Armand, what's your
The secret of Golden Clusters?
In a word - me.
I insist upon perfection.
I won't take mediocrity or the
This is my gift. I share it with the
Take the Chinese, for example.
When they lose a loved one,
the whole family come together,
gather up the deceased's possessions
and just throw them out.
I don't think the Chinese do that.
Well, someone does.
It's a damn healthy way to react, I
Pen darling, it's time.
All the subtlety of a hammer.
At least I'm trying.
I'd like to say a few words.
Eric would have been deeply touched
to see so many friends and family
I know today is about remembering
But Calder's Biscuits is bigger than
It's part of our community
and we must look to secure its
I've been in negotiation
with the board over a successor.
And we believe we have found
the right man to run the company.
My brother-in-law, Julian Calder.
Julian will be the sixth member
of the Calder family to run the
JULIAN: Thank you, Pen.
Now, obviously I can't hope to do
as good a job as Eric.
But I will give it my very best
I'm honoured to have
this vote of confidence from the
Armand? Is everything all right?
Egg mayo isn't exactly popular.
This is salad cream!
What's the difference?
Not bad, eh?
Julian? Julian? Julian?
Thank you. Yes, I can't wait to get
Perhaps when you do, I have
something that might be of interest
Summer Haleston claims she doesn't
know what Harry and Eric were
You think she's lying?
I don't know.
But she got pretty angry
when I tried to press her on it.
Ah, something else came in
from the Danish crime scene.
A thumbprint found on the door
to Calder's hotel room.
Did they find a match?
There wasn't anything on their
But they have a witness who claims
they saw a man hanging around
outside the room.
It could just be a guest who was
I'm not so sure.
I found this on a bouquet
that was sent to the cemetery.
It means "forever".
Come on, just one drink.
I can't. I've got to get all that
I'll help you.
No. It's all right. I've got it.
Whoah. Easy there!
Look, you've had a tough day.
Well, I just thought you... You
We're friends, Harry.
Look, I like you...
No, it's OK.
I get the picture.
JULIAN: If you say so.
I'll be there.
You look tired. You should go to
I can't stop thinking about Harry.
For God's sake, he's a grown man.
Time to cut the apron strings, don't
Come to bed.
You've just buried your husband.
..I don't want to be alone.
Sorry. I have to go out.
Go out, where?
What sort of business?
Pen, we're not married.
I don't have to answer your
I think we should take a break,
It's all getting a bit...
The flowers were delivered
to the churchyard by a local florist.
But the original booking
came from a company in Copenhagen -
Maybe Toft Biscuits sent them.
Why wouldn't they sign the card?
Plus the message, "forever", it
OK, we'll look into it.
I just hope this isn't all you have.
Now, come on.
You can't spend all morning in bed.
It's a beautiful day out there.
You're young. You should be out
It's OK. Keep breathing!
OK, all set. Let's go.
Let's go where?
You called for me.
There's a spider in the bath.
You sounded like you were in
I am! You should see the size of it.
Thank you for coming. To be honest,
we really don't know what to make of
What exactly is it?
I made sure nobody touched anything.
See what I mean?
Looks like someone's had a party.
BARNABY: This was no party.
Who was in here last night?
No one. The early shift starts at
Did they see anyone around?
I want to know who was in that chair.
Where is he? I'm not having this.
Armand, we have a situation here.
You better believe we do.
He's in my space, my designated
His car is out there, parked in my
Excuse me, we found a broken window
round there, I thought I better let
One of the downstairs windows is
smashed. Looks like someone broke
The ground underneath's dry.
It's been here all night. Search the
And get Kate and her team down here.
I want the factory and the car
I have no idea where Julian is.
When did you last see him?
Last night, before he went out.
What time was this?
About midnight. He got a call.
Did he say where he was going?
Why, is there a problem?
Did he take the call on his mobile?
No, the landline.
I need to see his room.
His clothes are still here.
Of course they are. Now, will you
please tell me what is going on?
Your brother-in-law is missing.
Don't be so absurd.
Julian just probably went for a
His car was abandoned at the factory.
A call came in at 12:13.
A mobile registered to Harry Calder.
Where is your son, Mrs Calder?
I don't know.
I haven't seen him.
Ernest, what have you done?
Well, it's nice to be trusted.
It's not that I don't trust you,
Summer, but you can be careless.
What are those doing up there?
Just some posters.
Gives this place a bit of a vibe.
My mother ran a traditional village
tea room. It doesn't need a vibe.
Reckon your mum would've liked them.
Take them down.
Look at the state of you!
How many did you have last night?
Do you... Do you want an exact
Come on, let's get you up.
We need to talk to you, Harry.
BARNABY: Where's Julian?
Look...I don't know where Julian is.
Harry, we know you telephoned
your uncle last night
and he left the house shortly after
What was so important
you had to call him after midnight?
Was it the same thing you and your
dad argued over in the tea room?
You need to start talking to me
because this isn't looking good.
Two meetings - your dad and your
One ends up dead, the other
You think I killed Dad?
You want to know why I got so angry
Because he was leaving my mum.
He told you this?
"Just giving you the heads up,
Don't worry. You'll understand it
Well, at least he was right on one
It all makes sense now.
What makes sense?
She tried to make out that Dad was
the bad guy.
Your mother and Julian?
So you called your uncle to confront
him about his relationship with your
It's not a relationship.
He's using her.
Just think about it.
He kills Dad...
..he gets Mum, the house, the
So what did he say when you met him?
You arranged to meet him at the tea
But he never showed.
Julian's service provider
says he got a call on his mobile at
That's after Harry called him at the
Do we know who it was from?
But we do know the call lasted a
Enough time for someone to arrange a
meeting and then break into the
So now we're saying that two people
wanted to meet Julian after
He was a man in demand last night.
I've been doing some digging.
Julian started at Calder's with Eric
before he went abroad.
About year ago, he lost a lot of
money in a Spanish property deal.
Maybe he figured that killing his
brother was the answer to all his
So where on earth is he now?
He'll turn up.
That's what worries me.
(FORKLIFT TRUCK REVERSE BEEPS)
Are you sure you're gonna be OK?
It's only for one night.
I know, but it's Denmark.
I can't just pop back if you need me.
I'm sure I'll muddle through.
Anyway, Kate's gonna call round.
I'll be fine.
Just in case. Take this.
Who's Andrew Copeland?
The best high-speed pursuit driver
in the Midsomer Constabulary.
If you go into labour, call him.
He'll get you to the hospital faster
than any ambulance.
Don't be so ridiculous!
I do not want a pursuit driver
taking me to the hospital. You are
gonna take me.
You made a promise and I'm holding
you to it.
You better get going.
I'll check in every hour.
I can't wait.
I've been brushing up on my Danish.
When you say "brushing up"...?
I started learning last night.
(BICYCLE BELL TINGS)
Spoken like a native.
You forgot one thing, though.
Come on, Detective Poulsen is waiting
(THEY SPEAK DANISH)
Poulsen. Nice to meet you.
This is DS Nelson.
Hi. Kriminalassistent Anna Degn.
It's...it's great to be here.
I love your country. It's very
Oh. So you've been to Denmark
Then how do you know it's beautiful?
What I've seen of it so far.
I mean, you know, the journey from
It's very...clean. It's very flat.
Are you done?
Yes. Thank you.
So, let's get started.
Detective Degn will take your
sergeant to the crime scene at the
And you and I will go to the morgue.
Actually, I'd like to see the Toft
Factory. Nonsense. You will come to
So now you have two bodies?
So it would seem.
And they keep turning up here.
Yes. That is unfortunate.
Did you get anywhere with the
The bouquet was bought by a credit
belonging to a pastor in Klausted
by the name of Thomas Madsen.
And how does this Madsen know Calder?
Apparently, he doesn't.
He says his card was stolen a few
I hope you're not squeamish?
I have been in a morgue before.
How long have you worked with
Poulsen? We teamed up about four
She's quite a personality.
Birgitte's a little eccentric.
She can be blunt but she's a good
Oh, she's certainly blunt.
What about Barnaby? What's he like?
Again, good detective. Gets results.
He can be a little...prickly at
Prickly meets blunt, huh?
I'm not sure how that will work out.
Cause of death. Asphyxiation.
He drowned in alcohol?
The pathologist found his stomach
and lungs were full of malt whiskey.
Unlikely to have been self-inflicted.
Deep markings on both his wrists.
He was restrained. His head was held
back and the bottle was forced down
Everything here tallies with the
crime scene at the Calder's factory.
Which means he was killed in
And that makes him your problem.
So...this is...as you can see...
Forensics get anything on it?
Numerous fingerprints, hair samples,
lots of cross-contamination.
Half the staff at Calder's came into
contact with this at some point.
DS Nelson, this is Albert Toft.
He's the director of Toft Biscuits.
DS Nelson is over from England.
A terrible tragedy. First, Mister
Calder and now his brother. Very
We understand Calder's had a deal
with you to supply their goods.
That was the plan at first.
But then, Eric Calder made us a
A better offer?
To sell Calder's to Toft.
According to Toft, Calder was in
negotiations to sell the business.
We checked with Eric's solicitors.
They were vague but confirmed he was
exploring his options in regards to
Legal speak for it was happening.
So, not only was Eric Calder leaving
his wife but he was also selling up.
Sounds like he was running away.
Hmm. Question is: where was he
It's Barnaby. Are you at the
I need to talk to one of the uniform
boys. Is there anybody there?
They've all gone. Can I help?
There's something I need you to
It's only a box.
It's trouble and you know it.
Try not to fret.
Try not to fret?
First Eric and now Julian.
We've got to get rid of it.
Pretend we never saw it.
We could do that of course. Or...
we could use what's inside to our
What are you talking about?
Just leave everything to me,
Kate? What have you got?
There's nothing to prove
conclusively that Calder was
planning to run away,
but his personal box files are all
empty, which is...strange.
And there's a letter in his
Which looks like he was dealing with
a property company in Copenhagen.
Do we have a name?
The Bruun Agency.
Mister Calder bought the property
a few weeks ago. He was very keen.
We went through Calder's financial
records. There was no mention of
It was all a little mysterious but
And I guess he did it that way
because he didn't want to spoil the
Well, I assume the cabin was a gift.
Why else would he put it in her
name? Whose name?
Ingrid Madsen. She owns the place.
Where can we find her?
If she's not at the cabin,
I assume she'll be at her former
Here we go. Ingrid Madsen.
She lives in Klausted with her
Yes. How did you know that?
Get out of my factory.
I was only trying to help.
Out! Or I'll call security.
You're making a mistake.
And this is DCI Barnaby from the UK.
We're looking for your sister.
I'm afraid Ingrid has gone away for
a few days. Perhaps I could help.
As I explained on the phone,
my credit card was stolen.
But you didn't report it at the
No. I was too embarrassed.
I left my car unlocked. I deserved
what I got.
A funeral bouquet is an unusual item
for a credit card thief to buy.
Normally, they go for laptops and
clothes. Flowers are bit personal.
I suppose you're right.
So you never met Eric Calder?
No. I'm afraid not.
(CLEARS THROAT) Maybe this will jog
Sorry. I don't know that man.
What about Ingrid? Did she know him?
How can you be so sure?
My sister tells me everything.
Did she tell you that Eric Calder
purchased a property in her name?
This is very worrying. Clearly this
Calder was involved in some form of
buying a property in her name.
Isn't it more likely that Ingrid did
know him? But didn't tell you.
No, because my sister tells me
So, now, if you'll excuse me,
I have to prepare for the evening
So, what do you think?
I think you should get your lab
to pull his print off this photo.
I'll bet you breakfast that it
matches the print found on Calder's
You're sneaky. That impresses me.
Well, I'm glad you're impressed.
- There. That should do it.
- Well done. You've put the boys to
- You quite like those, don't you?
John won't let me eat them
because of the Calder business.
- So I have to binge before he gets
back. - When the cat's away...
The mouse eats her weight in
How's John getting on with the
Fine. He hasn't really said much.
You should hear Nelson.
Apparently Degn and Poulsen are
Charlie said that?
John not mention it?
No. No, he didn't.
Well, they're probably quite
ordinary. Nelson has a tendency to
I thought you were addicted to
those. I've lost my taste for them.
Come. Sit. Let's eat.
Eat? Birgette, my wife is a day from
her due date,
I'm on the evening flight -
I don't have time to eat.
But I owe you breakfast. You were
The print on Calder's hotel door
belonged to Thomas Madsen.
Good. Let's go and see him.
Wait. Wait, I have other news.
Tell me on the way.
I looked into Ingrid last night
and I came across a child,
born in Copenhagen in 1989.
OK, so Ingrid has a child.
Not anymore. She gave Alice up for
adoption a month after she was born.
The birth certificate lists the
father as unknown. But take a look
at the child's full name.
Wow. That is quite a view.
When you said a cabin,
I was thinking of something a little
You know, like log fires, rocking
Not like this. This is nicer than my
flat. If I actually had a flat.
(DOOR CLOSES, FOOTSTEPS)
Thomas Madsen. We caught him
trying to clear the place out when
What was he taking?
He says it was his sister's things.
Let me deal with him.
Ingrid's belongings. Correct?
This is just a misunderstanding.
Let me tell you what we know.
We know Ingrid had a relationship
with Eric Calder.
We know the relationship produced a
child and you had the child adopted.
And finally, we know that you were
outside Eric Calder's door on the
day he died.
I was just trying to protect my
Protect her...from what?
From Calder, of course. He was going
to ruin her life all over again.
And how was he going to do that?
He...filled her head with dreams
of them being together.
So, you went to see him at the hotel?
I went to warn him. To tell him to
stay away from Ingrid for good.
But I was too late.
Somebody had got to him before me.
And now my sister is
And no doubt she will blame me
Where is Ingrid now?
We need to talk about Eric.
It was a concert in Copenhagen.
I was studying at the Music Academy
and Eric was in the city for a trade
He was at the concert to pass the
And when was that?
16th of February, 1989.
We talked during the interval.
Then we went for dinner.
Before I knew it, we'd spent the
week in his hotel room.
I was young. It felt exciting.
A little too reckless?
Oh, no. Eric made it clear
that the week was a one-off.
He'd just taken over the business,
married with a son.
I knew he wouldn't give all that up.
You erm...didn't tell him you were
No... Instead I came back to
How did Thomas feel about the baby?
He wasn't happy. He thought I'd been
And he was right.
And he arranged the adoption?
Through his contacts,
he found her a good home.
It was hard but... after some time I
just got on with my life.
Until Eric contacted you again.
Yeah. He was just standing there.
He looked older. But still the same.
Said he was here on business
and that he'd been thinking about me
How did the cabin come about?
Eric wanted us to meet again.
But I was worried what Thomas would
So, he...he rented the cabin. Our
I'd go there to be with him.
And then he bought it for you.
Oh, no. No, he bought it for us.
He wasn't happy at home.
He'd decided to leave.
And we were going to start all over
Did you tell Eric about Alice?
Um...I was planning to but...
I don't know, I was too scared, I
You never wanted to contact her?
She sent a letter a few years ago.
She wanted to meet and I wanted to,
but... you know, Thomas thought it
was a bad idea.
He's not a bad person. He just
wants to look after me, like all
It was a beautiful letter.
So bright and passionate.
She told me all about her life in
Sounded so exciting.
We're heading for the airport now.
I'll see you in a couple of hours.
Let's hope she holds out.
We don't have much time, Nelson.
We've got it. Alice Madsen.
Born on the 4th of December, 1989,
She was adopted a few months later
by Ella and James...Hailston.
She changed her name.
We need to talk to Summer when we get
Flight leaves in an hour.
Don't worry, you'll make it.
Especially with our flat motorways.
Birgitte. Thank you for everything.
No need. And good luck with the
baby. Yes, good luck.
So, er...I just wanted to say...
It's only cheap supermarket fizz.
But it will do for now.
- So, what are we drinking to?
- Eric Calder.
I may be better-looking,
but you, Ernest, are the brains of
Ah! It was nothing.
Just some creative thinking and...
What was that?
Nothing. It's just the wind.
There's no wind tonight.
I'll go and investigate.
Oh, go on then.
Look for clues.
It's just a fox.
Infernal nuisance. Always at the
bins. What we need is a shotgun.
Do you want a sandwich?
I've got cheese.
What's the matter? Are you not
Where's Summer Haleston?
We sent a PC to pick her up last
night but there was no answer at her
- How's Sarah?
- Still pregnant.
Sarge? You might wanna
have a look at these receipts.
(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS)
You know these two?
Ernest and Atticus Bradley.
As you can see, they've both
sustained a deep penetrating injury
to the heart.
Are they carving forks?
Your killer had a good aim.
How long have they been dead?
About 12 hours, give or take.
I'm guessing the apples are
symbolic. Greedy little pigs.
Sir? I've got a receipt dated three
days before Eric Calder died.
It looks like he hired the Bradleys
to ship some personal items.
To Calder's cabin in Denmark.
But there's no record that it was
So where is it?
There's letters, cards, photographs.
This is basically Eric Calder's
It looks like a recipe book.
Some pages have been torn out.
Right. Thank you.
Summer Haleston just turned up at
You go and speak to her. Find out
what contact she had with Eric
I'll go and see how much Penelope
knows about her husband's double
I want to know what this is about.
It's about Eric Calder. Your dad.
Or your "biological dad" if you
Let's start with you telling me
what kind of relationship you had
We didn't have a relationship.
What do you mean?
I never told him who I was.
You've been here six months.
So, why didn't you tell him?
Maybe I was waiting for the right
Or maybe you saw your chance
to really make him pay for his years
Maybe you got here and saw the big
house and the factory, and all that
I didn't come here for his money.
I came to find out who my real dad
So why didn't you tell him?
Because I was scared, that's why.
Yeah, he had the big house and the
money, and he was an important man.
But what was he going to think
when he found out his daughter was a
I just didn't want to disappoint
(SIGHS) So where were you last
I watched a film and I went to bed.
I was shattered from working in the
Look, as soon as I heard you wanted
to speak to me I came to the station
of my own accord.
I haven't done anything.
You're free to go, for now.
Hey. I heard you were here.
So, what did they want?
Harry, there's something I need to
Well, go on then.
Not here. Let's go to the tea room.
No, what's going on?
Why were you with the police?
They wanted to talk about Dad.
What's your dad got to do with this?
I must say, I am disappointed.
Two days in Denmark and all you
found out was that Eric bought a
That's not all we found out.
And the rest may be difficult for you
Oh. Let's see if I can guess, shall
A woman, probably my age. Danish no
Someone Eric met a long time ago.
His Copenhagen adventure?
I knew he'd met someone.
He was different when he came back.
Didn't you confront him?
There was no point.
He wasn't going to leave me for her.
So, I just let it be.
Did you know they had a child?
Well, it seems you had a productive
two days after all, DCI Barnaby.
Tell me, did this child have a name?
Why didn't you tell me?
Because I didn't know either.
She never said a word.
Well, I erm... I must say, I never
There's something else.
We found this amongst your husband's
things. Have you ever seen it?
It's not Eric's handwriting.
What about the recipes?
Well, they're...they're all Calder
According to Penelope,
this book has all the Calder's
But there's one recipe missing.
The most important recipe Calder's
Now, Eric didn't come up with this.
And I doubt Armand did either.
See? This notebook is dated 1994.
That's a year before Armand started.
So...who else was at Calder's then?
Hold on a minute. Erm...
I found some newspaper cuttings in
These are mostly local press reports
on the factory.
New product launches,
charity events, open days.
Er... Yeah, here.
This is a photograph of the Calders
on the factory floor.
From June 1994.
A young Eric, a young Julian.
Yes, but look here.
I think that's the recipe book.
We need to find this woman.
Something new for me to try?
Is anything wrong?
Why would anything be wrong?
I don't know.
I saw you arguing yesterday with
Were you spying on me?
No. No, no. I was just passing...
And gathering gossip. Armand, I
would never gossip about...
Have you any idea, even an inkling,
of the kind of pressure I'm under?
I was just trying to help.
Well...I don't need your help.
I think its show time.
Her name is Agnes Trout.
She worked at Calder's as a baker
from '75 to '94.
If this is her book, she came up with
the most successful recipe Calder's
Well, she left shortly after this
shot was taken and opened the tea
- How did she afford a tea room?
- A pay-off?
So...a small village tea room
in exchange for her Golden Clusters
Then why did Armand claim
that he invented Golden Clusters?
- Has all this been to protect his secret?
- We need to get to the factory.
Did you hear about the Bradleys?
I hope you don't think
I had anything to do with that?
You didn't say what your argument
was about, with Ernest.
It was nothing.
It didn't seem like nothing.
It's not important.
Don't worry about it.
Oh... I'm not worried about it.
We need another way in.
Sir? The ovens.
I'm saving you till last, Armand.
Clara. What on earth are you doing?
The question is: how to kill you?
Eric was poisoned. Clean but remote.
Julian was long, hard. I was worn
out by it.
Frankly, the Bradleys were just
Clara, please. I don't understand.
Oh, I think you do, Armand.
I got these pages back from the
"Agnes' Golden Clusters".
That's my mum's recipe,
the one that you stole from her.
I've never seen that before in my
You are a fraud.
A small man with no integrity.
I've seen you swan around this
factory. The way you treat people.
Well, no more, Armand. No more.
No! (CRIES OUT)
Clara! This isn't what your mother
would have wanted.
You didn't know her.
Then tell me about her.
She was a good woman.
She took a long time to die.
That tea room killed her.
And that couldn't have been easy for
ARMAND: Get me off this!
You want to know the worst bit?
Finding out on her death bed
that she came up with this...
They took advantage of her.
I made sure they paid.
And the Bradleys? They didn't cheat
her. Why did they have to die?
They tried to sell me my mother's
recipe. As if this was just about
Then what is it about?
She died unsung, unknown.
whilst he...got all the adulation
and all the praise.
You think this will bring your mother
the recognition she deserves?
I want the world to know how
talented she was.
All the world will know is what
you've done. The lives you've taken.
One more won't make a difference.
It wasn't my idea. Eric and Julian,
they forced me to do it.
Did they force you to accept all
those awards? All that praise? The
I've got him.
I'm a fraud. I was just a front.
I'm just a mediocre man.
Your mother was the real genius.
Yes. Yes, she was.
Your mother, she made a deal.
Yeah. They bought her off with a
poxy tea room.
The tea room was just a sweetener.
You were the main part of that deal.
What are you talking about?
She made Eric promise to employ you
That's not true.
She insisted that you had talent.
That's why you got the job.
She traded the recipe for your
Why...why would she do that?
She loved you, Clara.
Her legacy isn't Golden Clusters.
It's something far more valuable.
Nelson, can you take this from here?
Come on! Out of the... Copeland, the
Excuse me. Sorry. Police.
You've reached the voice mail
What can I get you?
Can I get you anything else?
No, I'm fine. Thank you so much.
She is, isn't she?
She's got your eyes.
Your nose and mouth.
All she needs is my irrepressible wit
and she'll be perfect in every way.
She is already.
I thought of a name.
Betty Barnaby. I like that.
There you go, Betty.
A toast! To the prettiest girl in the
world and her beautiful mother.
Time for me to have a hold.
Birgette and Anna sent this to the
station. All the way from Denmark.
Oh, that's very kind of them.
They're coming over for the court
case next month.
Be here for a few weeks.
Nelson's planning to show Sergeant
Degn the delights of Midsomer.
Out of professional courtesy.
OK, go back to Mama.
There you go.
So, I promised I'd be there and I
That is very true.
Daddy always keeps his promises.
Yes, he does, but maybe next time,
Daddy won't cut it quite so fine.