February 17, 2008


Midsomer murdered: Tycoon buys village which has been home to TV and movie favourites ... and bans film crews (ALEXIS PARR, 16th February 2008, Daily Times)

With its Norman church, quaint cottages, mill, manor house and inn, the picturesque village of Hambleden is a familiar sight to fans of the TV series Midsomer Murders.

Scenes from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 101 Dalmatians and Poirot have also been filmed in the Buckinghamshire village, until recently owned by the heir to the WH Smith stationery dynasty, Henry Smith, son of the Fourth Viscount Hambleden.

Days in the rural haven ticked over contentedly. But then a stranger moved in ... and stirred up a hornet's nest.

...Tom Barnaby to be investigating his murder soon.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 17, 2008 10:08 AM
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