Barnaby and Troy are initially called to the village of Martyr Warren to investigate the theft of a goose, but the situation becomes more serious when its unpopular owner Hector Bridges (Paul Jesson), "the most hated man in the village", is found shot in his home. Suspicion falls on the members of two bands of Travellers whose recent arrival in the village infuriated the dead man. One of the travellers turns out to have served with Bridges in the army.

A complicated set of relationships by marriage (where each of a pair of married couples was previously married



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First broadcast

19th September 1990

Written by

Douglas Watkinson

Directed by

Moira Armstrong

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to their current spouse's ex) makes it more difficult for Barnaby and Troy to unravel the motive behind the killing of an ex-Army man who still thought he was commanding a squadron of fellow villagers. The appearance of a traveling band of nomads for a festival adds to the list of suspects, as well as a possible second victim.