If you caught the most recent Midsomer Murders, you may have spied a trio of familiar faces from elsewhere on UNC-TV. The episode in question (“Blood Wedding” – part two) saw Barnaby investigating the death of a bridesmaid while getting caught up in the drama of his own daughter’s impending nuptials.
We’ll start with Charles Edwards, who portrayed newlywed Sir Edward “Ned” Fitzroy, and Mark Umbers, who was his younger brother Henry “Harry” Fitzroy.
Edwards most recently was seen as Alfred Wood in the Masterpiece presentation Arthur & George where he played a pal of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (Interestingly enough, Edwards also played Doyle in a 2001 series called Murder Rooms: Mysteries Of The Real Sherlock Holmes.) He also played Lady Edith’s love interest Michael Gregson on Downton Abbey.
Umbers will probably be best known to UNC-TV viewers as Nick Lucas in Home Fires on Masterpiece.
Finally, Patrick Barlow played wedding organizer Maurice Morrison. It’s been a few years but you may have recognized Barlow as Bob Birch on the Britcom Is It Legal?
Midsomer Murders will take a couple of weeks off and return June 17 on UNC-TV.
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