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List of Midsomer Murders Episodes

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama[1] that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by Anthony Horowitz.

From the pilot episode in 1997 until 2 February 2011, the lead character, DCI Tom Barnaby, was portrayed by John Nettles, OBE. Barnaby's partner, DS Gavin Troy, portrayed by Daniel Casey, also made his debut in the pilot.

In February 2009, it was announced that Nettles had decided to leave Midsomer Murders after two further series were to be made. By his final appearance in Season 13 on 2 February 2011 in "Fit for Murder", Nettles had appeared in 81 episodes.[2]Interview: John Nettles on Midsomer Murders

The last regular appearance of DS Gavin Troy was on 2 November 2003, Series 7, episode, "The Green Man".

As of 2011, the current lead character is DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), who permanently joined the show following John Nettles' 2011 departure. DCI John Barnaby works for Causton CID and is the younger cousin of former lead character DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles). Dudgeon first appeared as the randy gardener, Daniel Bolt, in the Series 4 episode, "Garden of Death".

After DS Troy moved on in Series 7, there have been partners of varying ranks working alongside, or with, DCI Tom Barnaby followed by DCI John Barnaby.[3]

As of 4 February 2020, 124 episodes have aired over 20 series. Episodes 1 to 100 were originally released on DVD as 25 "sets," which are now discontinued, and have been re-released as "series" 1 to 16 in redesigned packages.

Series 21 was announced on 19 May 2018.[4] It started airing on 21 January 2020.[5]

Series 22, commences filming after a break in production from early October 2020, with all of the regular cast returning.

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot23 March 1997 (1997-03-23)
1422 March 1998 (1998-03-22)6 May 1998 (1998-05-06)
2420 January 1999 (1999-01-20)19 September 1999 (1999-09-19)
3431 December 1999 (1999-12-31)5 February 2000 (2000-02-05)
4610 September 2000 (2000-09-10)16 September 2001 (2001-09-16)
5423 September 2001 (2001-09-23)22 September 2002 (2002-09-22)
653 January 2003 (2003-01-03)31 January 2003 (2003-01-31)
772 November 2003 (2003-11-02)25 December 2004 (2004-12-25)
8810 October 2004 (2004-10-10)2 October 2005 (2005-10-02)
989 October 2005 (2005-10-09)17 September 2006 (2006-09-17)
10812 November 2006 (2006-11-12)11 May 2008 (2008-05-11)
1171 January 2008 (2008-01-01)5 May 2010 (2010-05-05)
12722 July 2009 (2009-07-22)14 April 2010 (2010-04-14)
13812 May 2010 (2010-05-12)2 February 2011 (2011-02-02)
14823 March 2011 (2011-03-23)11 January 2012 (2012-01-11)
1561 February 2012 (2012-02-01)30 January 2013 (2013-01-30)
16524 December 2013 (2013-12-24)12 February 2014 (2014-02-12)
17428 January 2015 (2015-01-28)18 February 2015 (2015-02-18)
1866 January 2016 (2016-01-06)17 February 2016 (2016-02-17)
19618 December 2016 (2016-12-18)20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)
20610 March 2019 (2019-03-10)14 January 2020 (2020-01-14)
21421 January 2020 (2020-01-21) ()


Episodes

Pilot (1997)

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11"The Killings at Badger's Drift"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz23 March 1997 (1997-03-23)September/October 1996
The death of Miss Emily Simpson in the sleepy village of Badger's Drift brings DCI Tom Barnaby and DS Gavin Troy to investigate. Her neighbour had seen her return from a walk in the woods, unnerved and shocked by something she had seen. When her death is confirmed as no accident, Barnaby and Troy start to question the many eccentric and quirky residents and discover a web of sex, blackmail, secrets and lies before another horrific death shatters the village's serenity.

Series 1 (1998)

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21"Written in Blood"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz22 March 1998 (1998-03-22)July/August 1997
When the Midsomer Worthy Writers Circle choose to invite the famous writer Max Jennings to their next meeting, fellow writer and group chairman Gerald Hadleigh is opposed to the decision. After Jennings' visit, Gerald's body is found at his house by his housekeeper the following morning. Barnaby and Troy discover that Hadleigh was somewhat of an enigma, when a witness observes a mysterious woman enter his house the night before his murder. The police find themselves scrutinising all the writers and unearth many secrets in the process, before Max himself is found dead.
32"Death of a Hollow Man"Jeremy SilbertsonCaroline Graham29 March 1998 (1998-03-29)October 1997
The peace of Ferne Basset is shattered, when the body of quiet animal lover Agnes Gray is bludgeoned to death and found floating in the nearby river. The case is far from easy, when her cousin, Esslyn Carmichael, inadvertently cuts his own throat on stage during the final act of a production of Amadeus. Many of the village and of the Causton Amateur Dramatics' Society loathed him. Barnaby is puzzled how someone could have tampered with the prop knife for the play and tries to find if there is a connection behind both murders.
43"Faithful unto Death"Baz TaylorDouglas Watkinson22 April 1998 (1998-04-22)November/December 1997
The villagers of Morton Fendle are up in arms, when they discover the local craft centre, which they had invested in, is in financial uncertainty. As Barnaby tries to stop matters from escalating, he soon learns that its owner Alan Hollingsworth's wife Simone has been kidnapped. Shortly before a neighbour of Alan's had witnessed suspicious activity when she followed him in the nearby market, is murdered when her car is shoved into the path of a stationary log lorry. When Alan himself is murdered, the detectives need to track down Simone and the reasons behind the kidnap, before identifying the culprit.
54"Death in Disguise"Baz TaylorDouglas Watkinson6 May 1998 (1998-05-06)August/September 1997
When Bill Carter, one of the founders of a New Age commune called the 'Lodge of the Golden Windhorse', dies after falling down the stairs and breaking his neck. Barnaby and Troy arrive to investigate and upon meeting many of the commune's quirky residents. They need to work out whether it was just an unfortunate accident or murder. When the leader of the commune Ian Craigie is stabbed to death with a carving knife during a spiritual ritual, attended by all its members and visitors shortly afterwards. The detectives need to find out who could have possibly committed 'both' crimes and the possibility that a young member who has lost his tongue maybe a key witness in the case.

Series 2 (1999)

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61"Death's Shadow"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz20 January 1999 (1999-01-20)July/August 199810.41
Badger's Drift is again at the centre of attention when local property developer Richard Bayly is found murdered in his own home. Richard had recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The murder weapon, an Indian sword is found close by and is discovered to have been stolen in a burglary at the vicarage. Barnaby and Troy set out who would want to kill a dying man. With many hidden secrets to uncover within the village the truth finally emerges but not until two further deaths occur.
72"Strangler's Wood"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz3 February 1999 (1999-02-03)May/June 199810.70
Nine years ago, a series of women were strangled with a neck-tie and left naked in woodland on the edge of Midsomer Worthy. When a Brazilian woman who had recently arrived in the village is also found murdered in the same way within the woods. Barnaby comes up against a retired detective who couldn't solve the previous case, a tobacco company, family arguments and problematic evidence, before other bodies turn up in the village.
83"Dead Man's Eleven"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz12 September 1999 (1999-09-12)May/June 199911.07
The villagers of Fletcher's Cross are preparing for their team match against Midsomer Worthy. Tara Cavendish, the second wife of local landowner and cricket captain Robert Cavendish, has since gone missing after taking their dog for a walk. When her body is later discovered near to a disused quarry, with the weapon, a cricket bat lying next to her. The detectives set out to find that years before there had been an explosion at the quarry which killed a man. Making them believe that someone could be out for revenge. The case gets more complex when a blackmailer is stabbed during the cricket match and learn that the previous housekeeper of Cavendish, fell into the quarry eighteen months earlier.
94"Blood Will Out"Moira ArmstrongDouglas Watkinson19 September 1999 (1999-09-19)June/July 19989.99
Shortly after two groups of travellers arrive in the village of Martyr Warren, local magistrate Hector Bridges is killed with his own shotgun. Barnaby and Troy had to dissuade him from forcefully evicting the travellers with help from his army friends and learn Hector was a bully and disliked by many who knew him. The detectives have to unravel a tangle of relationships before they track down the culprit.

Series 3 (1999-2000)

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101"Death of a Stranger"Peter CregeenDouglas Livingstone31 December 1999 (1999-12-31)October 19995.87
Shortly before his retirement, Superintendent Pringle arrests a local poacher for the murder of a tramp during a fox hunt in woodland close to the village of Upper Marshwood. DCI Barnaby is unsure that the poacher was the killer. Upon returning from holidaying in France, Barnaby is proved right, when the poacher's father is murdered with his own shotgun. As they reopen the investigation, they find many hidden secrets amongst the villagers.
112"Blue Herrings"Peter SmithHugh Whitemore22 January 2000 (2000-01-22)June/July 19998.88
Alice Bly arrives at Lawnside, a nursing home in Aspern Tallow to rest after having hospital treatment. She soon suspects something is not right when a fellow resident seemingly dies the night after her arrival. It's also discovered that the lady's valuable Cartier watch has also gone missing. Alice's nephew DCI Barnaby agrees to look into things despite having a week's leave. It's not long before two more deaths quickly follow the first and a mysterious visitor is seen lurking around at night. DCI Barnaby and DS Troy investigate the home's Doctor and its staff, along with what's really going on at Lawnside.
123"Judgement Day"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz29 January 2000 (2000-01-29)July/August 19999.65
The residents of Midsomer Mallow are preparing for the 'Perfect English Village' competition even though a few days earlier saw the murder of local thief and lothario, Peter Drinkwater Orlando Bloom. Barnaby and Troy discover that he had been stabbed with a pitchfork while squatting at a abandoned farm. The detectives deduce if one of his burglary victims, his accomplice in the robberies or another disgruntled villager may have been the killer. As the competition unfolds on the village green, one of the judges is poisoned and killed in front of the detectives and the entire village. Barnaby and Troy have to travel back in time to identify the killer.
134"Beyond The Grave"Moira ArmstrongDouglas Watkinson5 February 2000 (2000-02-05)September/October 19989.40
A slashed portrait of Jonathan Lowrie in the museum at Aspern Tallow, brings Barnaby and Troy to investigate. Finding themselves stepping back in time, dealing with a series of ghostly events, the death of elderly Marcus Lowrie, found in the tomb of his ancestor, a mysterious escaped criminal, a therapist who isn't quite what she seems and a museum trustee with a hidden past. It's not long before the bodies start piling up and things begin to make sense.

Series 4 (2000-2001)

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141"Garden of Death"Peter SmithChristopher Russell10 September 2000 (2000-09-10)June/July 20007.65
The villagers of Midsomer Deverell are angered over plans by the Inkpen family to convert the public memorial garden into a tea shop. When Elspeth's daughter 'Fliss' is found murdered in the garden, shortly after a village meeting. Barnaby and Troy suspect that someone maybe determined to stop the destruction. As their investigations continue they discover a web of snobbery, greed, illegitimacy and mourning. When Elspeth, herself is murdered while staying at the vicarage, they need to find the truth and catch the culprit.
152"Destroying Angel"David TuckerDavid Hoskins26 August 2001 (2001-08-26)July/August 20009.99
When Gregory Chambers, manager of the Easterly Grange Hotel, goes missing just before the funeral of Karl Wainwright, his employer. After venturing into the woods to collect wild mushrooms. His wife tells everyone, including the police that nothing is untoward. During a search of the woods, a severed hand is found. The case becomes more complex, when the beneficiaries of Wainwright's will start receiving death threats. Shortly afterwards the hotel's head chef inadvertently ingests poisonous mushrooms and Wainwright's solicitor is also murdered, by being crushed by his own drinks cupboard in the presence of both Barnaby and Troy, before they catch who is responsible.
163"The Electric Vendetta"Peter SmithTerry Hodgkinson2 September 2001 (2001-09-02)August/September 20009.99
Not only do Midsomer Parva's wheat fields include crop circles, they also contain an added mystery element, when a naked dead body of a man is found. It's later discovered that he was first electrocuted, has puncture marks on his back and a chunk of his hair missing. Barnaby and Troy have their work cut out with rivalries, secret affairs and loves, jealousies and hatred. Before more bodies turn up, with one again in a crop circle. The detectives enter an alien world, dealing with sightings of UFO's and where nothing is what it seems.
174"Who Killed Cock Robin?"David TuckerJeremy Paul9 September 2001 (2001-09-09)September/October 20009.13
The village doctor of Newton Magna involves the police after he accidentally hits a man in the road following a party, however the injured man is nowhere to be found. Then the body of Robin Wooliscroft, who disappeared over a year before, is pulled up from a well. The detectives start their case, coming up against suspicions, lies, disapproving families, resentments, and hidden secrets before another victim is found and they get to the truth.
185"Dark Autumn"Jeremy SilberstonPeter J. Hammond16 September 2001 (2001-09-16)October/November 20009.77
In the remote hamlet of Goodman's Land, local postman and Casanova Dave Cutler gets murdered whilst doing his early postal delivery. Barnaby and Troy, together with WPC Jay Nash start investigating. They discover that he had slept with many women in the village. A witness later recalls having heard strange 1940s dance music before the murder. When others become victims to the killer, they need to find a possible link to connect them before Jay gets into a perilous situation herself.

Series 5 (2001-2002)

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191"Tainted Fruit"Jeremy SilberstonPeter J. Hammond23 September 2001 (2001-09-23)April/May 20019.80
In the affluent village of Midsomer Malham, Melissa Townsend is found murdered by an injection of barbiturates. Miss Townsend had angered many and had received death threats after being blamed for the death of a local tenant. Both Barnaby and Troy soon discover that the barbiturates had been stolen in a burglary at the local vets surgery. With attempted blackmail, greed, jealousy and secrets in the mix, the detectives have to set out to catch the killer, not long after more villagers start turning up dead.
202"Market For Murder"Sarah HellingsAndrew Payne16 June 2002 (2002-06-16)September/October 20018.99
During one evening in Midsomer Market, a car belonging to wealthy stock broker Selwyn Proctor is set ablaze, shortly after he has started its ignition and narrowly escaping. Barnaby and Troy start investigating and it's not long after someone is murdered. The body of Marjorie Empson, the head of a local ladies reading club is found in her own home. The detectives quickly discover that the two events may be connected, when it transpires that the club was secretly investing in the stock market. With an array of suspects and motives, they both uncover hidden passions, secrets and jealousy, before more murders occur.
213"A Worm in the Bud"David TuckerMichael Russell23 June 2002 (2002-06-23)October/November 20019.52
When the body of farmer's wife Susan Bartlett is found in Setwale Wood in Midsomer Worthy. DCI Barnaby and DS Troy discover that the wood is at the centre of a court case over a proposed redevelopment between neighbouring farmers Simon Bartlett and James Harrington. The detectives quickly suspect murder when two curious children tell them they found the body the previous afternoon while at play in the woods. As they investigate they uncover a web of witchcraft, potions and hidden secrets to identify the guilty.
224"Ring Out Your Dead"Sarah HellingsAndrew Payne15 September 2002 (2002-09-15)June/July 20019.43
Shortly after winning £30,000 on a horse race, the bell-ringers of Midsomer Wellow, ring in their success. Including hoping to win the annual striking competition. It's leads to unrest in the village, when a grudge from the past, begins to resurface. Someone begins to target the bell-ringers one by one, when one of them is found shot in the heart in the belfry. Barnaby and Troy begin to investigate and step back in time needing to follow the lines of a well known poem left by each victim, to identify the killer.
235"Murder on St Malley's Day"Peter SmithAndrew Payne22 September 2002 (2002-09-22)July/August 20019.37
During the annual St. Malley's Day race, Daniel Talbot, a student at the imposing Devington School is attacked and stabbed in woodland. DCI Barnaby and DS Troy discover that Daniel had wanted to run away during the race. Their investigation leads them into hidden conspiracies involving the school, it's secretive elite group known as the Pudding Club. Whose members are not readily forthcoming with information, before more bodies are found. Again more suspects and motives abound leaving the police to eliminate the innocent from the guilty.

Series 6 (2003)

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241"A Talent for Life"Sarah HellingsDavid Hoskins3 January 2003 (2003-01-03)May/June 20029.23
In the village of Malham Bridge, eccentric widow Isobel Hewitt and adulterous doctor Duncan Goff are both murdered while fly fishing near the riverbank. DCI Barnaby and DS Troy question if one or the other was the target and whether one just happened to stumble across the other. Many suspects and motives abound, as the detectives try to find out. When another murder takes place, Barnaby deduces that it may have been a distraction to conceal the killer's identity. With Troy's suspicions of a suspect and many suspects to eliminate from their enquiries, they need to deal, with betrayals, jealousies and hidden truths before they catch the killer.
252"Death and Dreams"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond10 January 2003 (2003-01-10)June/July 20029.46
The body of Martin Wroath is found in his home in Midsomer Worthy. From first appearances it looks as though he had committed suicide by shotgun. Evidence soon suggests that he was murdered. When a second murder takes place on the grounds of the cottage hospital, the detectives need to uncover any possible connections to link the deaths, as well as the mysteriously disappearing rope.
263"Painted in Blood"Sarah HellingsAndrew Payne17 January 2003 (2003-01-17)July/August 20029.45
Joyce joins the local watercolour society for an open-air art class, upon the village green in Midsomer Florey. Shortly before taking a break, she stumbles across the body of elderly Ruth Fairfax, a fellow artist found in the undergrowth. It turns out that she had more to her than meets the eye. When Barnaby is taken off the case by the NIS, it is left to Troy to 'apprehensively' let Barnaby in on what's going on with the investigation. Barnaby and Troy soon uncover a planned armed robbery, unaccounted money, former criminals and secret liaisons before bringing the culprit/s to justice.
274"A Tale of Two Hamlets"Peter SmithAlan Plater24 January 2003 (2003-01-24)September/October 20029.28

At the family home of actor Larry Smith in the village of Upper Warden, a crowd has gathered to watch the promotion for the sequel to his hit film 'The House of Satan', when Larry walks into a summerhouse house in the grounds, it suddenly explodes.

His family quickly suggest that it was someone from the rival village of Lower Warden. When Larry's director; another member of his family is also murdered, electrocuted while using an exercise bike. Barnaby and Troy have to investigate, blackmail, affairs, secrets and more to find out why.
285"Birds of Prey"Jeremy SilberstonMichael Russell31 January 2003 (2003-01-31)October/November 20029.32
In the village of Midsomer Magna, the body of a man is found who had apparently drowned himself. It's discovered later that he was desperately seeking a way out of bankruptcy after visiting a local millionaire to get back his money from a scheme he had invested in. The post-mortem says that he was indeed murdered. Whilst DS Troy assists a pretty wildlife liaison officer with an investigation into the illegal sale of protected birds eggs. Both Barnaby and Troy find their cases intertwining when another man who owned a collection of illegal birds eggs is also murdered. They deduce that the 'scheme' is being used to defraud its investors.

Series 7 (2003-2004)

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291"The Green Man"Sarah HellingsMichael Russell2 November 2003 (2003-11-02)May/June 200310.01

During a canal restoration project near Midsomer Worthy, several skeletons are discovered shortly after a tunnel collapse. DCI Barnaby begins his investigations when it's found that one skeleton had modern dental work. Meanwhile DS Troy, having been promoted to Inspector has his last case in Midsomer, to look into the murder of a youth, Simon Mayfield. Simon had been shot with a gun that he and his friends had been using the night before, "lamping in the woods" and had caused problems for many in the village. Both the detectives uncover a web of lies, affairs and domestic arguments alongside a mysterious recluse with a hidden past.

Last regular appearance of DS Gavin Troy
302"Bad Tidings"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond4 January 2004 (2004-01-04)June/July 20039.96

DS Dan Scott arrives in Midsomer and is soon thrust into his first case. When a woman is stabbed after attending a Spanish-themed evening in Midsomer Mallow is found. Not long after a retired doctor for whom she had worked for is also murdered during the village's annual garden open day. It quickly becomes clear that the two victims knew a secret about one of the villagers. Are both crimes connected? Whilst Cully is organising a reunion with a group of old school friends.

First appearance of DS Dan Scott
313"The Fisher King"Richard HolthouseIsabelle Grey11 January 2004 (2004-01-11)September/October 200310.17
Back in 1970, Roger Heldman died in what appeared to be an accident, during a dig at Midsomer Barrow. It unearthed two important Celtic pieces, a spear and chalice. When Roger's son Gareth is killed with the spear, after having several altercations with several villagers. At the climax of the summer solstice celebration Gareth's half brother David Heartley-Reade is killed while performing a ceremony to save his failing marriage. Barnaby and Troy find themselves investigating, rituals, plagiarism, lies and a tangle of relationships.
324"Sins of Commission"Peter SmithElizabeth-Anne Wheal18 January 2004 (2004-01-18)July/August 20039.71
DCI Barnaby and DS Scott arrive in Midsomer St. Michael, to investigate the death of a former prize-winning author Richard Rackham. It's discovered that he had his neck expertly broken, before a tumble down the stairs. With village preparations well underway for its 12th Literary festival, it brings with it feuding writers, publishers and editors. When Mr Rackham's editor is found dead during the festival's opening ceremony leading police on a trail of deception, fraud, lies and hidden truths, to reveal who committed the murders.
335"The Maid in Splendour"Richard HolthouseAndrew Payne25 January 2004 (2004-01-25)October/November 200310.24
The village pub of Midsomer Worthy, The Maid in Splendour, is the workplace of many locals. One night a popular barman Jamie Cruickshank is found dead near an abandoned cottage in the woods. The new manager Stephen Bannerman who is thoroughly disliked by many wants to sell the Maid to property developers in secret. When Stephen is murdered, Barnaby and Scott have to find out whether Jamie was the intended target.
346"The Straw Woman"Sarah HellingsJeff Dodds29 February 2004 (2004-02-29)November/December 200310.03
The villagers of Midsomer Parva have all come out one evening to see the revival of an old Pagan festival. The centrepiece is a straw effigy of a woman. When it is set alight and people look on in wonder, it soon turns to horror when the local curate screams out in pain from within the effigy. The villagers quickly turn against Liz Francis, a local teacher who had organised the event. As the police investigate, they discover that the curate had been in dispute with Alan Clifford, an impresario who had recently moved into the area. When more deaths result from bouts of spontaneous human combustion, Barnaby and Scott soon suspect that someone is using the illusion of witchcraft to hide their true motives.
357"Ghosts of Christmas Past"Renny RyeDavid Hoskins25 December 2004 (2004-12-25)January/February 20046.90
Nine years after Ferdy Villiers committed suicide at the family home of Draycott Hall, the extended Villiers family gather together to celebrate Christmas. When a riddle in a Christmas cracker, proclaims that two members of the family will be dead by midnight on Boxing Day, everyone takes no notice, until elderly Aunt Lydia nearly dies after getting locked in the garage, after her car has restarted itself and then later in the night, falls down the stairs. Just before she dies from her fall, Lydia tells Barnaby she was pushed and that her near-death earlier in the evening was no accident. Both the detectives try to discover the motive and uncover many secrets and lies connected to Ferdy's death, before another member of the family is killed in an apparent shooting accident.

Series 8 (2004-2005)

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361"Things That Go Bump in the Night"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond10 October 2004 (2004-10-10)May/June 20048.56
Undertaker Patrick Pennyman is found dead in the village of Fletcher's Cross, in his own chapel of rest, by his wife. Barnaby and Scott start looking into a spiritualist church in the village that had been heavily controversial. Elizabeth, a friend of Joyce, who had attended their meetings, tells her that she was suspicious of both the spiritualist church and the undertaker and believed they were acquiring information and stealing from the dead. The detectives uncover a lot more secrets in Fletcher's Cross in their quest to find the perpetrator.
372"Dead in the Water"Renny RyeDouglas Watkinson17 October 2004 (2004-10-17)June/July 20049.13
Down at the Midsomer Regatta, the day is interrupted by the body of Guy Sweetman, Chairman of the local rowing club, resurfacing midway through a race. Barnaby and Scott learn that Guy was a ladies' man with many past conquests. He had been in secret meetings with a few other members. The two detectives uncover lies, blackmail, jealousy and a planned robbery, before the latest woman Guy was planning to marry is attacked and almost killed.
383"Orchis Fatalis"Peter SmithTerry Hodgkinson9 January 2005 (2005-01-09)July/August 20048.74
When a female classics teacher and a member of a group of orchid enthusiasts is found poisoned in her own home by a local handyman, DCI Barnaby finds himself heading back to Midsomer Malham, the day after he and Joyce had helped out during the village's annual garden show. It's discovered that the victim had a secret lover and had helped to smuggle a rare one-of-a-kind orchid, the Yellow Roth, out of Borneo. With suspects and motives abounding, the police find themselves dealing with grudges, jealousies, envy and more - and where the orchid goes, murders follow...
394"Bantling Boy"Sarah HellingsSteve Trafford16 January 2005 (2005-01-16)September/October 20048.80
A successful day at the races for the racehorse, Bantling Boy, the previous day, it's not long before one of the horse's owners is found murdered in the horse's stables. The victim Bruce Hartley, had been in dispute with the other owners of Bantling Boy, the night before his murder had had a rather heated argument with them and had refused to let them acceptance of an offer to buy the horse. It seems to make things a whole lot worse of the others in the syndicate and starts a series of other killings and strange events. Before a darker motive is revealed and the detectives bring the culprit to justice.
405"Second Sight"Richard HolthouseTony Etchells23 January 2005 (2005-01-23)October/November 20048.69
John Ransom gets thrown out of the village pub in Midsomer Mere, for fighting with his brother-in-law, and a short while later he is found dead on the green. It's discovered that John had been used as a guinea pig for scientific experiments by his brother Max, who suspected he had the ability of 'Second Sight'. Barnaby and Scott soon discover that another family possesses the same talent. They have to delve deeper to unravel many secrets within the village to find the truth.
416"Hidden Depths"Sarah HellingsDavid Hoskins13 March 2005 (2005-03-13)November/December 20048.56
When solicitor Nick Turner apparently commits suicide from walking off the roof of his home in Midsomer Magna, it starts a series of unexplained events as Nick's neighbour Jack Wilmot mysteriously disappears shortly after his death. Barnaby and Scott search for reasons for both and soon discover hearsay that Nick had lost money he had stolen from his clients. Shortly afterwards, Nick's rival gets murdered by catapult, and Barnaby and Scott fall into danger as they get locked in an apparently forgotten wine cellar.
427"Sauce for the Goose"Renny RyeAndrew Payne3 April 2005 (2005-04-03)January/February 20059.73
The body of a visitor is found on-site at the famous relish factory of Plummer & Son in the village of Little Upton. When the detectives begin investigating the Plummer family and its staff, it turns out that the victim, Dexter Lockwood, was known to the family and had been on a guided tour of the factory the day before his body was found. It's not long before legal documents, family resentments and mysterious sightings add to the complexity of the case.
438"Midsomer Rhapsody"Richard HolthouseRichard Cameron2 October 2005 (2005-10-02)February/March 20056.97

Retired music teacher Arthur Leggott is murdered after disturbing an intruder at his home in Badger's Drift. It's discovered that a musical manuscript by the late composer Joan Alder has since gone missing before being sent to auction. When the manuscript shows signs that it has been written by another hand, a handwritten letter by Joan Alder turns up indicating the manuscript is a forgery. Where the manuscript goes more murders follow.

Last appearance of DS Dan Scott

Series 9 (2005-2006)

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441"The House in the Woods"Peter SmithBarry Simner9 October 2005 (2005-10-09)May/June 20058.49
Peter and Caroline Cave are house-hunting in Midsomer Newton, when they hear about a house called Winyard; a tumbledown cottage in the woods. At the estate agents they get informed "that the house is not yet available for viewing". They view the house a short time later by themselves anyway. The following morning they are both found dead in their car, near the house. DCI Barnaby and Acting DC Ben Jones enter a world of property developers, eccentric villagers, conservationists, estate agents and ghost stories. Before another villager ends up dead.
First appearance of PC Ben Jones as Acting DC (later promoted to DS Ben Jones)
452"Dead Letters"Renny RyePeter J. Hammond26 February 2006 (2006-02-26)June/July 20058.54
In the village of Midsomer Barton, the villagers are all gearing up to celebrate the annual Oak Apple Week. The return of the carnival queen event could be the reason for a series of murders, when the body of a woman is found in a stream. With recognisable faces from the past, drunken boasts, hidden obsessions and secret loves, Barnaby and Jones try to restore peace and harmony to the village.
463"Vixen's Run"Peter SmithMichael Aitkens5 March 2006 (2006-03-05)July/August 20058.94
The wealthy, eccentric and obese Sir Freddy Butler drops dead, shortly after gathering all three of his wives to Haddington Hall to make an announcement. George Bullard tells Barnaby that the death was from natural causes. The case gets more complex when Freddy's solicitor is deliberately killed in an arson attack on his home and Freddy's will goes missing. DCI Barnaby and DC Jones work their way through the extended Butler family and uncover hidden secrets, illegitimate children and elusive treasure before they catch the killer.
474"Down Among the Dead Men"Renny RyeDouglas Watkinson12 March 2006 (2006-03-12)September/October 20058.07
The village of Midsomer Worthy, home to council clerk Martin Barrett is the scene of his murder after he's shot from outside his kitchen window. Barnaby and Jones travel to the seaside of Fennacombe Bay and begins to find motives amongst the people who knew him. When they both discover he was an expert blackmailer, his victims become prime suspects. It's not long before they find themselves questioning a former marine geologist, a police committee chairman, a cleaner and fisherman as they all come under scrutiny. In an understated visual joke, pathologist George Bullard makes a neat Y-incision in his chicken.
485"Four Funerals and a Wedding"Sarah HellingsElizabeth-Anne Wheal24 September 2006 (2006-09-24)October/November 20057.29
A 90-year-old feud between the male and female inhabitants of Broughton, once again comes to a head with an event known as the Skimmington Ride. When elderly Ms Danvers is poisoned a short time before the event takes place. Barnaby and Jones have to investigate whether it was to do with the feud, a long held buried secret, or something else. This looks more likely when the Rev. Anthony Gant is shot and killed whilst taking part in the traditional ride. Before another villager ends up dead.
496"Country Matters"Richard HolthouseAndrew Payne10 September 2006 (2006-09-10)November/December 20055.80
Villagers of Eleverton-cum-Latterly are divided over the building of a new supermarket development. Shortly after a heated meeting, Frank Hopkirk, an independent environmental supervisor is found stabbed at Jubb's timber yard, the site of the new supermarket, by a pair of children. When Barnaby and Jones investigate they find he came to the village for secret rendezvous' with various female villagers in fantasy role-playing scenarios. Along with making investigations of his own into the possibility the future supermarket's land was contaminated. The detectives need to delve deep to uncover what's really going on in Elverton.
507"Death in Chorus"Sarah HellingsDavid Lawrence3 September 2006 (2006-09-03)January/February 20066.28
Midsomer Worthy is gearing up for the Four Choirs Competition, when one of their members, Connor Simpson is found dead at his home. Barnaby and Jones begin to look into the events leading to his death. The case is further complicated, when a birdwatcher and estate keeper is also killed. After it's found he had been photographing suspicious activity, an attempted murder is interrupted. With a mysterious figure seen lurking around the churchyard, conductor rivalry and a possible art scam, there's many things to uncover in the investigation.
518"Last Year's Model"Richard HolthouseDavid Hoskins17 September 2006 (2006-09-17)February/March 20066.78
Around a year ago, Annie Woodrow was arrested and accused of the murder of her best friend Frances Trevelyan, on the motive of fondness for Frances' husband. As Annie's trial begins, DCI Barnaby is uncertain of her guilt. A chance remark by Frances' youngest daughter and meeting with an old friend in psychiatry, makes him reevaluate the evidence for her conviction. With DC Jones awaiting news of promotion to DS, find themselves reinvestigating the case and soon discover that it implies someone else's responsibility in the murder.

Series 10 (2006-2008)

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521"Dance with the Dead"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond12 November 2006 (2006-11-12)May/June 20067.80
A disused airfield at Cooper's Cross is where Simon Bright's vintage car is found by Frances Kirby. Inside she finds Simon dead, as the evening before his death had been on a romantic date with his girlfriend Laura Sharp. Laura is nowhere to be found, both Barnaby and Jones need to work out if it was a suicide pact gone wrong or whether it was murder and track down Laura. Their investigation introduces them to the villagers of Morton Fendle and it's revealed both Simon and Laura had met at Elaine Trim's dancing classes. The Barnaby's and Jones head off to a 1940s style dance night at the village hall, before other bodies turn up and more secrets come to light.
532"The Animal Within"Renny RyeDavid Hoskins19 January 2007 (2007-01-19)June/July 20066.95
Faith Alexander arrives in Midsomer to meet her long-lost uncle Rex Masters. She receives a real shock, when she's discovers that Rex's friends had been told she had died in a plane crash. Things become complicated when Rex's body is found in the nearby river. Barnaby and Jones quickly turn up trying to workout who would wish Rex harm. Several friends of Rex come forward with multiple 'new' wills each being sole beneficiary. When two more murders take place, the detectives investigate what possible motive there could be, whether it was just envy, finances, passion or something else.
543"King's Crystal"Peter SmithSteve Trafford26 January 2007 (2007-01-26)July/August 20066.88
Whilst on a business trip to China, Alan King suddenly dies. The family firm, King's Crystal is in financial uncertainty, including plans to close its factory in Midsomer Magna. Six months later Alan's widow Hilary and his brother Charles are married, much to the chagrin of Alan's son Ian. With family feuds and factory workers angered by the loss of their jobs, there's many motives in the mix. When Peter Baxter, the firm's accountant is found dead, stabbed with a Masonic dagger. Barnaby and Jones suspect a disgruntled employee is guilty. But with so many things to investigate, they will need to explore the Freemason's, the family and find a play of Hamlet may hold the key to the case.
554"The Axeman Cometh"Renny RyeMichael Aitkens2 February 2007 (2007-02-02)August/September 20066.87

The Midsomer Rocks festival is due to take place and music fans descend on neighbouring fields to enjoy the fiesta. The recently reformed band Hired Gun, are one of the headline acts and during their opening performance, the bands vocalist Mimi Clifton is electrocuted on stage whilst holding on to her microphone stand, that had an added mystery wire. Barnaby and Jones soon discover other band members could be targets. When another is murdered, they uncover that a former member Ginger Foxton, who disappeared 30 years before and presumed dead, could still be alive. The detectives enter a world of rock music, drugs, grudges and greed to find the killer


First appearance of Simon Dixon (Cully's boyfriend and later fiance, portrayed by Sam Hazeldine).
565"Death and Dust"Sarah HellingsDouglas Watkinson8 May 2007 (2007-05-08)October/November 20066.18

When popular GP, Doctor Alan Delaney borrows fellow Dr. James Kirkwood's new car to do an evening call out. He is mysteriously killed in a hit and run during a drive through woods in a thunderstorm. Barnaby and Jones start investigating in Midsomer Market and discover that James may have been the intended victim. The case leads them to North Wales - former home of Delyth Mostyn, James's fiancée to delve further. There is many possible suspects in the murder and attempt on Kirkwood, including Delyth's children, who oppose the engagement, Delyth's husband and other acquaintances of Doctor Kirkwood. They need to find the truth before a major walk is to take place at Mount Snowdon in hopes of tracking the killer.


First appearance of WPC (later DC) Gail Stephens
576"Picture of Innocence"Richard HolthouseAndrew Payne3 June 2007 (2007-06-03)November/December 20067.31
In the pretty village of Luxton Deeping, there's fierce conflict between the traditional film and modern digital photographers. When their societies committee decide not to accept digital images at the annual photographic exhibition, it appears to make things worse. It leads to a confrontation at the private view. The following day Lionel Bell is found murdered in woodland, strangled with the cord of his light meter. The detectives begin to investigate and when it's discovered a villager is trying to implicate Barnaby in the murder, Barnaby's taken off the case. He's replaced by DI Martin Spellman, a colleague, disliked by Tom, whose more interested in his upcoming wedding than catching the culprit. When another photographer winds up dead, Barnaby works off the case to find out who is framing him and bring the guilty to justice.
587"They Seek Him Here"Sarah HellingsBarry Purchese27 April 2008 (2008-04-27)January/February 20077.98
The inhabitants of Midsomer Magna are in the spotlight, quite literally when a production crew descend on the village and imposing Manor House. To film a version of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Not only the film crew arrive, but a notorious criminal as well, George Ince, lurking around the Manor. When Nick Cheney, the film's director is found dead, by the use of the prop guillotine. The detectives need to sift through many motives which lead to the complexity. Wading through grudges, lies, betrayals, jealousies and a planned robbery to get to the truth.
598"Death in a Chocolate Box"Richard HolthouseTony Etchells11 May 2008 (2008-05-11)February/March 20076.88
In the village of Midsomer Holm, a rehabilitation scheme for reformed criminals continues. When Ronnie Tyler departs, he gets a good send off from everyone including DCI Barnaby. Another attendee is Jack Colby, a disgraced ex-policeman and former colleague of Barnaby. Jack of which is decidedly frosty towards his once former friend and refuses to chat. When Jack is later murdered, Barnaby must search for answers in Jack's past for motives. In doing so dark secrets resurface and to deduce whether his involvement in misconduct at Causton Police Station years earlier could be the key to the case. Shortly afterwards another reformed criminal, Eddie Marston, after taking Ronnie's place is murdered after attempting blackmail. The detectives need to work through deception, suspicions, lies and grudges to find an unlikely culprit.

Series 11 (2008-2010)

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601"Shot at Dawn"Richard HolthouseMichael Aitkens1 January 2008 (2008-01-01)July/August 20076.62
When the name of Tommy Hicks, who was executed for cowardice and dissertion, during World War I, is added to the war memorial in Midsomer Parva. The Hicks family are very glad. The son and grandson, Lionel and Dave Hicks revel in the occasion. The Hammond family are much more displeased, Henry, the patriarch is infuriated by the move and sustained a long running feud with the Hicks'. The evening after a battle re-enactment in the village, Henry is shot and his wheelchair is electronically steered to collide with a milk truck. Barnaby and Jones delve deep into the history of both families to track down the killer.
612"Blood Wedding"Peter SmithDavid Lawrence6 July 2008 (2008-07-06)June/July 20077.20

As preparations are underway for Cully Barnaby's wedding, Ned Fitzroy and Beth Porteous are married in Bledlow village. At the gorgeous reception at Bledlow Hall, the maid of honour Marina Fellowes, is found murdered in an upstairs room, by a couple of guests. With the honeymoon postponed, the newlyweds and their guests find themselves being interrogated by the police. Barnaby and Jones discover more about the long family history and evidence soon points to archery, when a 'fletching' is found at the crime scene. They need to investigate many secrets, lies, deception and a illegitimate son. Made even more complicated when the estate manager is also murdered.


Last appearance of Simon Dixon and final, guest appearance of DI Gavin Troy
623"Left for Dead"Renny RyeMichael Crompton20 July 2008 (2008-07-20)August/September 20077.25
The village of Dunstan, leads Barnaby and Jones to investigate the deaths of reclusive couple, Ron and Libby Wilson. Early on in the case, they learn that their son Michael had been killed in a hit and run. Not too far away a fiery dispute is in full swing, between a builder who has a very short fuse and a group of road protesters, protesting about plans for a bypass. With hostilities almost at breaking point, it's not long before another death rocks the village. Both Barnaby and Jones need to find the link in unlocking the motives behind the murders.
634"Midsomer Life"Peter SmithDavid Hoskins13 July 2008 (2008-07-13)October/November 20077.16
When the body of Charlie Finleyson is found in woodland in Midsomer Sonning. Barnaby and Jones begin to scrutinise the employees at the offices of Midsomer Life magazine. It's discovered that Mr Finleyson was married to the ex-wife of Guy Sandys, the wealthy owner of the magazine. The detectives also become aware of a dispute between Guy and the owner of the Morecroft Hotel. With tensions starting to rise between the locals and visitors from London. Barnaby and Jones find out what led to the murder, before other murders occur and uncover the villages secrets from the past to catch the killer.
645"The Magician's Nephew"Richard HolthouseMichael Russell27 July 2008 (2008-07-27)November/December 20077.01
During a children's magic show, a performer assisting with a trick, is poisoned whilst on stage. It's found that the poison came from a species of Ecuadorean frog. Barnaby and Jones discover that conflict is once again brewing between a village occult guide and enthusiast Ernest Baillol and famous writer Aloysius Wilmington who are both searching for a treasured antique book on the subject. When others fall victim, they need to work out whether it was spellbinding, magical sorcery, something in times gone by, or a combination of them all to catch the killer.
656"Days of Misrule"Renny RyeElizabeth-Anne Wheal24 December 2008 (2008-12-24)February/March 20085.89
A team building exercise is imminent planned by a new acting Chief Superintendent John Cotton and Barnaby and Jones are very reluctant to take part. Following an explosion in a truck at a haulage yard, both the detectives see the opportunity as a distraction to investigate. It is not long after that a body is discovered, when a trunk resurfaces from the nearby lake. It's identified as Alec Grainger, a man who had been arguing with James Parkes, the son of Colonel Matt Parkes. Suspects and motives abound, with a mix of loyalty, smuggling, fraud and lies to look into.
667"Talking to the Dead"Sarah HellingsDavid Lawrence5 May 2010 (2010-05-05)March/April 20085.92

In the village of Monks Barton, two couples seemingly disappear from their cottages. When Barnaby and Jones arrive and learn of the legendary, mysterious haunted woods, they remain sceptical. Shortly after a body is found in a shallow grave, answering to the description of one of the 'missing'. The detectives have to delve much deeper into the woods and beyond to find out if ghosts are really to blame or something else. Two-parts. Features Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé.


N.B.: This episode was delayed until 2010: it finally aired on ITV one week before "The Made-to-Measure Murders".

Series 12 (2009-2010)

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671"The Dogleg Murders"Richard HolthouseAndrew Payne22 July 2009 (2009-07-22)June/July 20086.14
Down at the prestigious Whiteoaks Golf Club, there is much rivalry and snobbery amongst its members. When Alistair Kingslake is coerced into the thicket to look for his ball on the notorious 13th hole, known as Crisp's Folly, he soon gets bludgeoned to death. There's many suspects, from fellow members, several villagers who only have limited time on the course and the club's staff. It's not long before another member is found stabbed in woodland close to the course, Barnaby and Jones unearth hidden secrets, gambling, illegal money lending, and assault to catch the killer.
682"The Black Book"Peter SmithNicholas Martin5 August 2009 (2009-08-05)July/August 20086.28
When a newly discovered treasure by the 19th century landscape artist Henry Hogson, makes an impression, it's later sold at auction for £400,000. Shortly after the previous owner of the artwork is tortured and killed. The following day another Hogson is stolen in a burglary and Barnaby finds himself having to investigate both. In order to get success, he needs to become an expert on Hogson with the help of art teacher Matilda Simms Susannah Harker, they uncover many hidden secrets, deception and more. Where nothing and no one is what they seem.
693"Secrets and Spies"Renny RyeMichael Aitkens29 July 2009 (2009-07-29)August/September 20086.90
Former secret agent Geoffrey Larkin arrives in the village of Midsomer Parva and heads for a visit to Allenby House, a country manor run by former spies, the Frazer family as a safe house. With an air of hostility towards Geoffrey, it's not long before he's murdered, by some who blame the 'beast of Midsomer', who believe the creature exists. Barnaby, a former spy himself, gets involved in the case. With a break-in at the local museum, a cricket match, rivalries and secret loves, other murders take place and Barnaby soon suspects the killing of Larkin has links to Allenby House and Cold War Berlin. When he's dropped from the case by MI6, and soon reappointed by, MI6 Agent Glen Jarvis to close the case and bring the guilty to justice.
704"The Glitch"Richard HolthouseMichael Russell23 September 2009 (2009-09-23)October/November 20086.34
George Jeffers, a professor of Midsomer University and cycling enthusiast threatens to go public, he's found with his state-of-the-art invention Kernel Logic. This angers American software boss Clinton Finn and fears he will lose millions if the truth is exposed. When schoolteacher Emily Harte is killed in a hit and run, things become more complicated. With someone known as 'the Bucketman' throwing red paint over cars belonging to employees of a local computer firm among others. There is much to sort out and discover the truth.
715"Small Mercies"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond28 October 2009 (2009-10-28)November/December 20086.43
In Little Worthy, model maker Bob Moss was just going to open his beloved model village, when he stumbled across the body of young Richard Tanner. He had been stabbed and his corpse tied down like Gulliver in the stories of Lilliput. Barnaby and Jones start questioning all the villagers and discover many quirky characters in the process. When the girl Richard was secretly meeting in the grounds of the model village, is murdered during the Crazy Craft Race. They realise that someone is not as innocent as they first appear.
726"The Creeper"Renny RyeAndrew Payne27 January 2010 (2010-01-27)February/March 20096.35
A cat burglar, known as 'the Creeper' could be responsible for murder, not just burglaries. When a writer friend David Roper is found smothered in bed on the Chettham family estate, a few days after arriving. The police soon learn that Mr Roper had been planning to write a book that could have exposed many Chettham family secrets of years past. That would make someone quiet uneasy and edgy. The mystery deepens when a second victim who knew the family is shot in woodland. The detectives have to search the family's history to solve the crime and finally uncover the Creeper's identity.
737"The Great and the Good"Richard HolthouseDavid Hoskins14 April 2010 (2010-04-14)March/April 20095.46
A school teacher Connie Bishop, Nancy Carroll, who is known to sleepwalk, begins to believe that she has slit the throats of her mentor and a local handyman. Her friends are not convinced that she is to blame; neither does Barnaby. A local philanthropist and his social climbing wife are planning the annual Frobisher night - will it go ahead without a hitch? The detectives begin to piece the puzzle together and catch the killer.

Series 13 (2010-2011)

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741"The Made-to-Measure Murders"Peter SmithAndrew Payne12 May 2010 (2010-05-12)June/July 20095.53
The villagers of Milton Cross depend on lord of the manor Edward Milton, for their jobs and income. When Sonia Woodley is found murdered in the churchyard, two years after the death of her abusive husband Gerald. The murder weapon is discovered to be tailor's shears, but which one of villagers is responsible? Barnaby and Jones arrive at Woodley and Woodley, the tailors to find out, to discover that the vicar had received a letter from Sonia a few days before. When the vicar is also murdered shortly afterwards, the police need to uncover what was written in the letter to solve the mystery.
752"The Sword of Guillaume"Renny RyeMichael Aitkens10 February 2010 (2010-02-10)July/August 20097.02

During a council meeting, Mayor Dave Hicks announces plans to awaken an annual trip to Brighton. Barnaby suspects his proposal to buy coastal land there is a fraud. Barnaby reluctantly joins the party, but during there time in Brighton, hated property developer Hugh Dalgleish is beheaded on a ghost train ride. The detectives together with Tom's cousin DCI John Barnaby gather who from the party or someone else could have been responsible. Before other murders occur and secrets are uncovered.


First appearance of DCI John Barnaby, cousin of DCI Tom Barnaby.
763"Blood on the Saddle"Richard HolthouseDavid Lawrence8 September 2010 (2010-09-08)August/September 20096.07
Ford Florey is anything but quiet, when the Wild West Society bring their show and fair, consisting of many stalls and a shooting re-enactment. The witch on the 'Dunk the Witch' stall, gets truly dunked and goes horribly wrong, when the water starts turning red. Barnaby and Jones have to be alert with a shooter in their midst. With many grudges, jealousies and a dispute over wasteland, known as 'the swamp', as possible motives, it's not long before more people turn up dead, they finally catch the killer.
774"The Silent Land"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond22 September 2010 (2010-09-22)October/November 20095.45
On a dark night in the village of March Magna, Joyce Barnaby swerves her car and narrowly misses a shadowy figure in the road. Shortly after a body is found in the local old cemetery. The victim Gerald Ebbs was a member of the council and of the village's library. It's discovered from the villagers that Gerald had had a strange fixation on both the old hospital and cemetery; in particular a grave from within. Barnaby and Jones delve deeper into his background and the village to look for answers for why he was killed. On doing so they enter a world of ghost stories, grudges, secret friendships and more beneath the village's facade.
785"Master Class"Renny RyeNicholas Martin6 October 2010 (2010-10-06)February/March 20106.10
Devington Manor Winter School led by internationally renowned musician Sir Michael Fielding, is a magnet for many aspiring piano students. Amongst the latest batch of students is Zoe Stock, a gifted young lady. Whilst in the grounds of the manor and by the riverbank, Zoe sees a woman jump from the bridge and disappear underwater. When Barnaby and Jones start their enquiries into the possible drowning, they discover many shady connections to the past. Secrets begin to slowly emerge and then murder attempts seem to befall Zoe and more murders occur. The detectives need to investigate the School, students and their parents to find out why.
796"The Noble Art"Richard HolthouseBarry Purchese13 October 2010 (2010-10-13)April 20105.70
When boxer John Kinsella wins a world title in New York, the village of Midsomer Morchard are overjoyed at his success. Shortly afterwards a solicitor is found dead by his assistant and Kinsella's manager. Barnaby and Jones start to investigate and come across infidelity, anger, betrayals and blackmail. When a Victorian prize-fight reenactment turns nasty and Kinsella's manager is found murdered in his home's gym. Barnaby's judgement appears to be clouded on this case before catching an unlikely killer.
807"Not in My Back Yard"Peter SmithJ.C. Wilsher12 January 2011 (2011-01-12)May/June 20106.93
The Midsomer Conservation Society are up in arms, when a recent new build, called Swanscombe House is a highlight of an open garden day. It leads to an ugly confrontation between a couple of its members and those responsible for the planning application, design and build. The people of which are suspected of involvement in a money-making scam. Political squabbles, burglaries and sexual liaisons all come to the fore in picturesque Great Pelfe. Before more murders take place, will Barnaby catch the culprit?
818"Fit for Murder"Renny RyeAndrew Payne2 February 2011 (2011-02-02)June/July 20108.10

A spa weekend at Swavely Manor, proves far from relaxing, when Tom and Joyce Barnaby arrive. It starts stressful and goes rather downhill when a female client is found dead in the flotation chamber, by Joyce. Barnaby takes a break from his treatment to investigate alongside Jones. The mystery deepens when the woman's husband disappears in the night shortly afterwards. Tom's worries about his future seem to distract him from the case. With grudges, hostility, betrayals and hidden secrets in the mix, other bodies soon turn up and Barnaby and Jones delve in to find the motive and catch the one responsible, before Barnaby announces his impending retirement and hands the baton to his cousin, John.


Last appearance of Tom Barnaby, Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby, and DC Gail Stephens

Series 14 (2011-2012)

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821"Death in the Slow Lane"Richard HolthouseMichael Aitkens23 March 2011 (2011-03-23)July/August 20106.44

New DCI John Barnaby arrives in Midsomer county and 'feels all at sea' with its many quirky inhabitants and villages. When the death of a local DJ, who has been asked to help judge a vintage car rally. It brings Barnaby and Jones to the prestigious Darnley Park Girls School, where the event is being held. It's found he was crushed by the crank handle of the car he was trying to start. Both detectives look for motives, exploring hidden secrets, drugs, deception and disappointments along the way, before Barnaby finds himself in a difficult situation with the killer.

First appearance of Sykes the dog
832"Dark Secrets"Simon LangtonMichael Aitkens30 March 2011 (2011-03-30)August/September 20106.32

The lives of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham, come under police investigation, when a social services inspector is found dead in the river apparently from a canoeing accident. It brings with it many hidden secrets that the reclusive couple may wish to keep concealed. But when a tower of newspapers topples over, to make murder look like an accident. It's left to both Barnaby and Jones to identify the killer and find the truth.


First appearance of Sarah Barnaby
843"Echoes of the Dead"Nick LaughlandPeter J. Hammond20 April 2011 (2011-04-20)September/October 20105.47
There's many strange goings on, oddities and a feeling of history repeating itself in the village of Great Worthy, when the body of a young woman is found dressed as a bride and drowned. It starts a series of gruesome murders, where is seems no-one is safe. Their enquiries lead them to a donkey sanctuary, a heritage steam railway and the village pub run by other quirky residents, before bringing the guilty to justice.
854"The Oblong Murders"Renny RyeDavid Hoskins25 May 2011 (2011-05-25)October/November 20105.33
DS Jones is asked to work undercover, after one of the Oblong Foundation's cult members Lucy Oliver suddenly disappears. When the detectives hear stories in the village including a couple who died in a boat explosion, they begin to unravel many secrets that someone is desperate to keep quiet by any means possible and it seems both crimes could be connected. Only time will tell if Lucy can be found and they catch the villian.
Last appearance of Dr. George Bullard
865"The Sleeper Under the Hill"Nick LaughlandDavid Lawrence21 September 2011 (2011-09-21)March/April 20115.83

When farmer Alex Preston's dead body is found on his land, in the middle of Crowcall stone circle just days before the spring equinox. Suspicions point to the New Dawn Druids who had been angered over Preston's plans to plough the meadow, making the sacred place inaccessible. With infidelity, betrayals, superstitions, deception and hidden treasures. There's much to look into before two further deaths rock Midsomer Mow.


First appearance of Dr. Kate Wilding
876"The Night of the Stag"Simon LangtonNicholas Martin12 October 2011 (2011-10-12)May/June 20116.04
Peter Slim, a tax inspector searching for illicit alcohol, goes missing shortly before the Midsomer Abbas spring fair. The fair is also a celebration for its friendship with Midsomer Herne, with Barnaby and Jones also in attendance. It becomes more lively when the temperance parson Rev. Grigor and his followers show up, asking people to repent of their intoxicated ways. Upon sampling the cider, suddenly Barnaby is very ill, shortly afterwards the body of Peter Slim is found floating in one of the cider barrels. Meanwhile Samuel Quested, a villager and pub landlord of Midsomer Abbas, seeks to revive the ancient rite known as 'The Stag'. Leading the police to finally catch the killer.
887"A Sacred Trust"Renny RyeRachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths26 October 2011 (2011-10-26)June/July 20116.38
Barnaby and Jones enter the cloistered world of Midsomer Priory to investigate the death of Mother Thomas Aquinas. It's discovered that she had been strangled. The complexity of the case involves them exploring missing antique silver, holy orders, teenage romantic liaisons and African art to find the person responsible.
898"A Rare Bird"Nick LaughlandSteve Trafford11 January 2012 (2012-01-11)July/August 20116.43
A village meeting, between birdwatchers descends into a lively affair when trivial squabbles break out. When their societies president Patrick Morgan is murdered shortly afterwards. Both detectives need to work out if it was obsession with ornithology or something else. They have to delve into the lives of the villagers of Midsomer-in-the-Marsh to find out.

Series 15 (2012-2013)

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901"The Dark Rider"Alex PillaiMichael Aitkens1 February 2012 (2012-02-01)September/October 20116.94
When eccentric Bentham DeQuetteville goes out onto the roof to try to fix a broken flag, during a thunderstorm. He subsequently falls to his death, after seeing 'the headless horseman'. His rather blue-blooded family seem to not worry about the incident, with more attention given to their upcoming Civil War re-enactment. With the ghostly figure making more appearances and several murders, Barnaby and Jones must delve further into the lives of the family to find the truth.
912"Murder of Innocence"Renny RyeElizabeth-Anne Wheal21 March 2012 (2012-03-21)November/December 20115.60
When convicted murderer Grady Felton gets released from prison and returns to Binwell village where he grew up and the murder took place. The villagers are very angered. But when a barrister is killed shortly after his arrival, Grady's alibi is rock solid. Barnaby soon suspects that Grady has an accomplice until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack. Where nothing is what it seems adds to the complexity.
923"Written in the Stars"Renny RyeSteve Trafford24 September 2012 (2012-09-24)May/June 20125.05
As darkness covers Midsomer Stanton, where the Astronomical Society has gathered on Moonstone Ridge to observe a total eclipse of the sun. Amateur astronomer Jeremy Harper is killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Many suspects and motives abound and Barnaby and Jones discover anger, intrigue, sexual tension and academic rivalry are rife amongst the stargazing community.
934"Death and the Divas"Nick LaughlandRachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths2 January 2013 (2013-01-02)April/May 20126.49
When Eve Lomax, a film journalist, writing a book about 1960s horror actress Stella Harris is found dead in Midsomer Langley. It appears her neck was punctured by a vampire. Shortly after Stella's more famous sister Diana Davenport returns to the village after a 40-year-old family rift. The series of killings continue, each depicting similar deaths from Stella's films. Barnaby and Jones finally discover who is behind the crimes.
945"The Sicilian Defence"Alex PillaiPaul Logue9 January 2013 (2013-01-09)June/July 20126.95

Harriet Farmer wakes up, after being in a coma for almost a year. Shortly after running away to elope with her boyfriend Finn Robson. Harriet had been left for dead in local woodland. Barnaby and Jones look into whether the attack could be connected to rivalry of a chess club, whose members are very competitive. Before long, Harriet starts remembering that night, leading to her possibly revealing who attacked her and where is her boyfriend Finn? The detectives need to solve chess notation to identify the culprit.


The title refers to a chess opening move.
956"Schooled in Murder"Andy HayLisa Holdsworth30 January 2013 (2013-01-30)July/August 20126.89

Midsomer Pastures is on the map due to its famous connection with producing the Midsomer Blue cheese. When Debbie Moffett is lured to the caves and is subsequently crushed by a wheel of cheese. It leads the detectives to investigate secret and controversial plans to modernise the dairy. As well as the private lives of the parents of children at the local preparatory school in the village. When more murders take place, long held hidden secrets about the dairy, school and the villagers are revealed, to catch the killer.


Last regular appearance of DS Ben Jones

Series 16 (2013-2014)

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961"The Christmas Haunting"Nick LaughlandChris Murray24 December 2013 (2013-12-24)June/July 20134.92

DCI Barnaby assisted by new DS Nelson arrive in the village of Morton Shallows, to investigate the death of a visitor during a ghost-hunting party at the local Manor House. The murder victim had been stabbed with an antique sword. The Manor, itself said to have a haunted reputation by some, when legendary stories of a blacksmith's daughter are told. With many secrets to uncover will they find the true motive behind the murder, before more take place?


First appearance of DS Charlie Nelson
972"Let Us Prey"Alex PillaiPaul Logue8 January 2014 (2014-01-08)April/May 20136.06
When a medieval fresco is unearthed after being recently discovered in the church crypt, of Midsomer St Claire. It starts a series of murders, inspired by many macabre illustrations and appears that someone is prepared to stop hidden secrets from resurfacing. As the village prepares for storms and flooding, will Barnaby and Nelson be able to catch the person responsible?
983"Wild Harvest"Renny RyeRachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths15 January 2014 (2014-01-15)May/June 20136.24
When the body of farmer Martin Strickland is found in woodland, on his own land. It's discovered that he was covered in truffle oil and mauled to death by wild boar. Barnaby and Nelson head to Midsomer Wyvern. The village is home to Wyvern House, an upmarket picturesque country house restaurant. Run by a very passionate celebrity chef Ruth Cameron. Can the detectives find the motive for the murder, before another murder and attempts on other staff of Wyvern House and find the culprit.
994"The Flying Club"Luke WatsonMichael Aitkens5 February 2014 (2014-02-05)July/August 20136.05
When the owner of Finchmere airfield, Bernard King is dropped from a plane to meet his demise. Barnaby and Nelson enter a world of stunt pilots and military heroes and upon investigating discover many hidden secrets. From unrequited love, sabotage, deception, smuggling and blackmail. Could anti-aircraft campaigners be to blame or does it link back to a tragic mission in World War II? The police hope to 'reach for the skies' in their pursuit of the killer.
1005"The Killings of Copenhagen"Alex PillaiPaul Logue12 February 2014 (2014-02-12)September/October 20136.54

Eric Calder, Chairman and boss of Calder's Biscuits, is murdered whilst on a business trip in Copenhagen. Shortly after opening a tin of Calder's, which had been laced with Strychnine coating. It's discovered the tin had been sent from the village of Badger's Drift, home to Calder's firm. The detectives team up with two female Danish police to investigate, where many suspects and motives abound to unravel the mystery.


First appearance of baby Betty Barnaby. This is the last episode to have been originally released on Region 1 DVD as 25 "sets", which have now been re-packaged as "series" 1 to 16 in redesigned packages.

Series 17 (2015)

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1011"The Dagger Club"Alex PillaiChris Murray28 January 2015 (2015-01-28)April/May 20145.91
The crime festival and book fair, opens in the village of Luxton Deeping. Shortly after an announcement is made during a meeting of a newly discovered manuscript by the late crime writer George Summersbee. It brings with it many eager, fascinated and enthusiastic followers in his work. When the manuscript is stolen and a woman is found dead after spinning a roulette wheel trap. Barnaby and Nelson set to work to uncover many secrets and obsessions within the village.
1022"Murder by Magic"Charles PalmerRachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths4 February 2015 (2015-02-04)June/July 20145.59
When the village church becomes the setting for a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer. It starts a series of mysterious events in Midsomer Oaks, when pub landlady and pianist Hannah Altman is crushed during the opening set piece. After the box that Gideon had made his entrance suddenly falls. Kate Wilding discovers the safety wires had been sabotaged, leading Barnaby and Nelson to wonder if Gideon had been the real target. More murders follow and the police need to act quickly to catch the killer and find out why.
1033"The Ballad of Midsomer County"Renny RyePaul Logue11 February 2015 (2015-02-11)May/June 20145.39
Little Crosby are hosting its folk festival and event organiser Toby Winning, is shortly found dead, having drowned in a bowl of eggs and live eels. The murder seemed to have been inspired by a ballad by late musician Johnny Carver. Toby had recently announced plans to relocate the event to London, which would have proved very costly for entrepreneur Frank Wainwright. Many villagers come under suspicion and when two more murders echo lyrics from the same song. The detectives need to catch the person responsible.
1044"A Vintage Murder"Nick LaughlandLisa Holdsworth18 February 2015 (2015-02-18)August 20145.03

The launch of the latest sparking wine, produced by the Carnarvon Estate Winery in Midsomer Vinae, loses all its fizz. When wine critic Nadia Simons gives it a very harsh review. Moments later, guests who had been sampling the vintage, start collapsing. Owner William Carnarvon suspects the Farmers' Wives' Association of trying to destroy his business. Kate Wilding tells Barnaby and Nelson that the glasses had been laced with slug poison. Many suspects and motives abound, could the unforgettable wine launch be connected to the death of a village girl in a hit and run. The detectives set out to piece the puzzle together.


Last appearance of Dr. Kate Wilding

Series 18 (2016)

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1051"Habeas Corpus"Alex PillaiRachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths6 January 2016 (2016-01-06)March/April 20156.04
When wealthy landowner Gregory Lancaster's body goes missing on the night of his death. It starts a series of mysterious events in the village of Little Malton. DCI Barnaby, DS Nelson and new forensic pathologist Kam Karimore, enter a macabre world of body-snatching. Nothing is quite what it seems and when another strange event takes place. The detectives set out to catch the culprit.
First appearance of Dr. Kam Karimore
1062"The Incident at Cooper Hill"Renny RyePaul Logue13 January 2016 (2016-01-13)April/May 20155.90
Nothing prepares a forest ranger, when upon driving through the forest, she suddenly gets stopped by mysterious lights in the sky over UFO hotspot Cooper Hill. She subsequently disappears from her truck. When UFO spotters visiting the site of her disappearance, convinced alien activity is to blame. When her dead body is found, Barnaby and Nelson share the spotters thoughts and in their investigation brings them to the local RAF base. The detectives discover suspicions, betrayals and long held buried secrets going back over twenty years. They also unearth that secret research was being conducted at the RAF base too, using aerial spying equipment. The case also leads them to uncover secret affairs between villagers and RAF personnel to catch the culprit responsible.
1073"Breaking the Chain"Rob EvansChris Murray27 January 2016 (2016-01-27)June/July 20155.80
The village of Burwood Mantle is hosting an international cycling competition, when the race leader defies orders and beats his teammate to the finishing line and is subsequently murdered. It literally opens up many jealousies and betrayals amongst his fellow competitors. With sponsorship concerns, blackmail, bribery and more to explore, before more murder.
1084"A Dying Art"Matt CarterJeff Povey3 February 2016 (2016-02-03)July/August 20155.54
Art is the setting in the village of Angel's Rise, with the opening of a new Sculpture Park, But on the night of its opening, Brandon Monkford is found murdered, beside one of the centrepiece sculptures. DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson, have to work their way through jealousies, betrayals and lies to crack the case.
1095"Saints and Sinners"Renny RyeLisa Holdsworth10 February 2016 (2016-02-10)August/September 20155.83
The archaeologists working on the dig in Midsomer Cicely unearth Cicely herself causes celebration, when shortly afterwards the leader of the dig is murdered and found in one of the excavated trenches. DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson soon uncover many misdeeds in the village and almost everyone has a skeleton in the closet, they would rather keep hidden. The truth will resurface but not before more murders take place.
1106"Harvest of Souls"Nick LaughlandCaleb Ranson17 February 2016 (2016-02-17)September/October 20155.60

When the annual harvest fair arrives in the village of Whitcombe Mallet, it reopens old wounds for some villagers. After the son of an equestrian centre owner is found trampled by his own horse. The detectives have to look into a case with much complexity that has its roots in the past. In order to solve the investigation and where nothing is what it seems.


Last appearance of DS Charlie Nelson and of Sykes the dog.[6]

Series 19 (2016-2018)

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1111"The Village That Rose from the Dead"Nick LaughlandRachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths18 December 2016 (2016-12-18)April/May 20165.68

When the villagers of Great Auburn come out in force to see the grand re-opening of Little Auburn, a village, abandoned by the army, since the end of the Second World War. Upon exploration, Finn Thornberry, one of the people that had submitted plans for its redevelopment, is found murdered. DCI Barnaby and newbie DS Winter start investigating and in doing so discover, rival bidders, inheritance, passion, secrets and an illegal snake farm in the process.


First appearances of DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix) and Paddy the Dog
1122"Crime and Punishment"Renny RyePaul Logue4 January 2017 (2017-01-04)May/June 20166.25

The Bleakridge Watch think they are the law, ruling over the villagers lives and businesses within the remote backwater of Bleakridge. When the village butcher and Watch member is found murdered in his shop. The police set to work to uncover many hidden secrets amongst the villagers to identify the guilty.


Last acting appearance of Clive Swift.
1133"Last Man Out"Matt CarterJeff Povey11 January 2017 (2017-01-11)June/July 20166.55

Lower Pampling sees a cricket tournament, breaking with tradition in the village with a new format, which is seen as somewhat controversial by some. When cricketer Leo Henderson is murdered in the club's training shed. DCI Barnaby and DS Winter find themselves investigating gambling, bribery, burglary and the disappearance of a local woman. Before their new captain is also murdered, along with a surprise visitor from Barnaby's past.


Guest appearance by DI Ben Jones (Jason Hughes)
1144"Red in Tooth & Claw"Steve HughesLisa Holdsworth18 January 2017 (2017-01-18)August/September 20165.98
When the annual summer pet show comes to the village of Bellville. It's somewhat rocked by the murder of a local estate agent, Seb Huntington, discovered in the marquee, surrounded by live rabbits. DCI Barnaby and DS Winter explore whether the motive was animal-rights activism, theft of one of the prize-winning pets or something more sinister to catch the culprit.
1155"Death by Persuasion"Alex PillaiChris Murray13 May 2018 (2018-05-13)September/October 20165.82
Shortly after a young woman takes a walk into woodland, dressed in period attire, from a Jane Austen event in the village. Her body is found stabbed by a quill. It's discovered that she was a journalist curious in the village's new trial drone delivery programme for healthcare. Both Barnaby and Winter find themselves with many suspects and motives and work out the answer lies in the past.
1166"The Curse of the Ninth"Matt CarterJulia Gilbert20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)October/November 20164.98

After a musical concert in the village church, the winner of the Falconer Award is announced. It leads to many shocked and disappointed people, both fellow musicians and audience members. When a body is found and the disappearance of a treasured Stradivarius violin, Barnaby and Winter delve into rivalry, disappointments, disagreements and hidden identities to catch the killer.


Last appearance of Dr. Kam Karimore

Series 20 (2019-2020)

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1171"The Ghost of Causton Abbey"Matt CarterHelen Jenkins10 March 2019 (2019-03-10)March/April 20176.39
Causton is buzzing at the opening of a new brewery on the site of a famously cursed Abbey. With the unveiling of a new beer, excitement turns to fear when a man is found boiled to death in one of the vats. Could this really be about beer? DCI Barnaby and DS Winter will need to work out the clues to catch the killer.
First appearance of Dr. Fleur Perkins (Annette Badland)
1182"Death of the Small Coppers"Paul HarrisonChris Murray17 March 2019 (2019-03-17)April/May 20176.00
When Mahesh Sidana - butterfly collector and founding member of an elite IQ society - is found murdered, pinned to a wall in a manner akin to his treasured butterfly specimens, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter are thrust into a crime that impacts not only on their community, but internationally. With the help of an old friend, can they catch the culprit before another victim is found? This episode contains 20 'Easter eggs', objects that make fleeting reference to previous episodes.
Guest appearance by VPK Birgitte Poulsen (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen)
1193"Drawing Dead"Toby FrowJeff Povey19 May 2019 (2019-05-19)May/June 20174.76
Carver Valley's seventh comic festival is in full swing when the village is shocked by the murder of a former supermodel. With a scathing comic magazine shaming several villagers as the only lead, Barnaby and Winter are left trying to separate fact from fiction. As nothing is what it seems.
1204"The Lions of Causton"Matt CarterNick Hicks-Beach26 August 2019 (2019-08-26)June/July 20174.65
A death at Stubbington Hall Sports Club, home to the rugby of Causton Lions brings DCI Barnaby and DS Winters to the club investigating a muddle of rucks, old grudges and new romances. Where do artisanal chocolates fit into the case?
1215"Till Death Do Us Part"Audrey CookeHelen Jenkins6 January 2020 (2020-01-06)July/August 2017TBA
Barnaby and wife Sarah are in attendance at family friend's wedding of Laurel Newman and Gavin Webster. With Barnaby less than impressed to be dragged along. During the reception the newly-wed bride disappears. Again Barnaby has to work on a case to investigate and find the murderer with an apparent penchant for local brides.
1226"Send in the Clowns"Nick LaughlandJulia Gilbert14 January 2020 (2020-01-14)August/September 2017TBA
Things take a gruesome turn when Ferabbees Circus comes to town, bringing with it a chain of sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and deathly dangerous circus acts. Barnaby will have to face up to his fears in order to solve the case.

Series 21 (2020)

On 19 May 2018, Nick Hendrix confirmed that series 21 would begin filming in 2019.[7][8] Series 21 began on 21 January 2020.[9]

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1231"The Point of Balance"Audrey CookeNicholas Hicks-Beach21 January 2020 (2020-01-21)March/April 2019TBA
Midsomer is buzzing with excitement at the arrival of the annual 'Paramount Dance Extravaganza'. But behind the sequins and smiles are deep running feuds and passions, and when the stakes are high, the desire to win can outweigh just about anything.
1242"The Miniature Murders"Toby FrowHelen Jenkins4 February 2020 (2020-02-04)May/June 2019TBA
The worlds of miniature dolls houses and real houses collide when prolific real estate agent Alexander Beauvoisin is murdered in front of a crowd at the unveiling of a new dolls house Collection at Midsomer Museum of the Family.
1253"The Sting of Death"Matt CarterJulia GilbertTBAJune/July 2019TBA
The Deddington's thriving bee Empire has put Granville Norton on the map, but what lengths will they go to ensure they're never dethroned?
1264"With Baited Breath"Jennie DarnellJeff PoveyTBAJuly/August 2019TBA
Tensions run high, in the village of Solomon Gorge, when a fishing competition and extreme obstacle course are scheduled for the same weekend. It's not long before both groups start sabotaging each event. Will both Barnaby and Winter needing to discover whether the legendary lake creature exists and find the culprit before a murder takes place?

Series 22 (TBA)

References

  1. ^ The Guardian (2 January 2008). "Midsomer shines for ITV". London. Retrieved 2008.
  2. ^ John Nettles#cite ref-Telegraph-2009 12-0
  3. ^ List of Midsomer Murders characters#Main characters
  4. ^ "Midsomer Murders celebrates 20th Anniversary". "ITV Press Centre". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Midsomer Murders Episode 1". Press Centre. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Midsomer Murders says farewell as Sykes retires". ITV. ITV PLC. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Dosani, Rishma (19 May 2018). "Nick Hendrix wants Ricky Gervais and Tom Hardy on Midsomer Murders". Metro. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Fitting in some script signing before today's read-through of season 21!". ITV. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week4/midsomer-murders[dead link]

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