8:30pm – Sunday, February 26 on ABC1
Teenage vandals smash a stained glass window at Midsomer Priory but the Prioress, Mother Julian (Joanna David) doesn’t want the police involved. However, when Mother Thomas Aquinas (Susan Sheridan) is strangled, Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Jones (Jason Hughes) must enter their cloistered world.
In Midsomer Malham Father Behan (Michael Colgan), chaplain to the Priory, complains to Barnaby that the nuns have no money but remain reluctant to move out of the Priory.
The nuns are shocked to find that their 17th century French silver altar set worth �60,000 has vanished from the safe. Mother Thomas wanted to sell the silver to help their finances.
Rich kid Duncan Hendred (Jamie Blackley) admits having sex in the convent grounds. He tells police that his trousers containing his new driving licence were stolen by a nun, but he denies stealing the silver. The Hendred family home is opulent, decorated with African masks owned by his father Matthew (George Irving).