MIDSOMER MURDERS

DEATH IN THE SLOW LANE
MAIN CHARACTERS/ROLES


 
Harriet Wingate – Susan Engel
The terrifying headmistress of Darnley Park School, an upmarket private girls’ boarding school steeped in tradition – which Harriet is desperate to cling on to.

 

Jessica Wingate – Lucy Briers
Harriet’s only daughter Jessica is bullied and put-upon. She’s meek but is attractive and has a good heart.

 

Jamie Cameron – Tim Dutton
Flashy but a bit wet, Jamie is a governor at Darnley Park where his daughter Charlotte is a pupil. He wants the school to modernise and join the state system to pay off its debts.

 

Kate Cameron – Samantha Bond
Jamie’s ex-wife Kate strides through life not giving a damn for anyone. She’s the daughter of racing driver Peter Fossett and is used to getting her own way.

 

Peter Fossett – David Warner
A charming old fellow and former racing driver now in his 70s. He’s all charm and dither. He comes to Darnley Park to judge a classic car competition.

 

Charlotte Cameron – Clara Paget
Charlotte is a vampish school girl who’s 18 going on 35. She likes to break the rules.

 

Dave Doggy Day – Luke Allen-Gale
A DJ from the nearby Moor Park estate. His homeboy accent and attitude is fake.

 

Thomas Brightwell – Sid Mitchell
A young ambitious criminal from the estate who dotes on Charlotte.

 

Bethan and Nerys – Gwyneth Keyworth and Daisy Keeping
Two scholarship girls at Darnley Park who don’t share the others’ posh backgrounds.

 

Nick the Money – Grahame Fox
A local usurer and thug.

 

Granny Brightwell – Edna Dore
Thomas’s daft gran who probably knows more than she lets on.

 

Hugh Snape – Richard Clifford
Kate’s well-paid smart-arse solicitor.

 

Duncan Palmer – James O’Dee
A racing driver and contemporary of Peter Fossett's who disappeared in the 1960s.

 

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