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1 .The complexity around Isobel Hewitt - played perfectly by Honor Blackman - is captured in a single laugh near the beginning of the episode.
2. Great fly fishing garb, including a shirting fabric that looks remarkably similar, if not identical, to Mercer's Lambtontm 80% Cotton, 20% Wool Dorset Greens on Cream Plaid <http://www.mercerandsons.com/swatches_and_pricing-larger-checks-and-plaids.htm>
3. The Architecture
4. So many Midsommer Murders episodes are distinguished by their insults. In this case, as recounted by one of the characters: "She told me I fished more down stream than up." (1:36.08)
|A Talent for Life (And a Great Wardrobe)|
5. The joy captured in the answer to Quentin's question "What are we celebrating?" in the line "Getting the ghastly Rebecca off my back." is not only infectious, but serves to introduce the beautiful car.
6. The entire airfield sequence is lovely, including the police interview, where a defense Isobel gave of hitting another was simply, and obviously, "Well, you met her..."
7. Leo delivers one of the most unfortunately timed lines. "After that business about your wife and Duncan Goff."
8. Peter Cellier's Peregrinne Slade is a delight. Is he insulting the host and hostess, or saving the day, or both when he says "Yes, yes I can see,"? Hasting's deadpan is the perfect compliment. (Some may remember Peter Cellier as "The Major" from Keeping Up Appearances.)
9. "Oh you're the poodle."
Midsomer Murders - Season 6, Episode 1: A Talent for Life is available on Netflix (including in the US), Acorn TV <https://acorn.tv/midsomermurders>, and on DVD <http://amzn.to/2ljCAVp>.