A VAT inspector goes missing as he hunts for an illicit cider still responsible for brewing The Beast, a potent local hooch. At the Midsomer Abbas spring fair which celebrates its friendship with Midsomer Herne, Barnaby and Jones sample the local cider, while temperance preacher Norman Grigor calls on residents to repent of their drunken ways. The body of missing man is found floating in the cider vat. Meanwhile the traditionalist mayor of Midsomer Abbas, seeks to revive the ancient rite known as 'The Stag.'
Midsomer Murders, Friday at 9 p.m. on PBS 6.