Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders
This English crime drama series, based on books by Caroline Graham, is filmed mostly in the villages and towns of the rural county of Buckinghamshire, which lies to the east of Oxford and the north west of London, though sometimes straying into other neighbouring counties. John Nettles plays Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby of the Causton C.I.D., a laconic, down-to-earth detective who faces many ingenious and remarkable murders (usually several in each episode) amid the eccentric denizens of Middle England. For the first twenty-nine episodes, until November 2003, Barnaby's partner in detection was Sergeant Gavin Troy, played by Daniel Casey. From the beginning of 2004, Troy was replaced by Sergeant Dan Scott (John Hopkins). Other regulars include Tom's wife Joyce and his daughter Cully, who sometimes get mixed up in the plot. Midsomer Murders has now been sold to more than a hundred countries around the world.

Genre: Drama

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    • Episode 7

      The Great and the Good

      aired: Sun, Oct 4, 2009

      Educator Connie Bishop suffers from nightmares. But has she been imagining an intruder in her home or is he real? When a politician dies in her garden, it confirms her worst fears. As Barnaby investigates, another man dies. Is Connie victim or killer?

    • Episode 6

      The Creeper

      aired: Sun, Sep 27, 2009

      The cat burglar called Creeper puts residents on high alert while the Chettham family secrets come to light. When a man is suffocated and robbed at party, it seems the Creeper has turned killer. Barnaby receives unexpected aid to uncover the truth.

    • Episode 5

      Small Mercies

      aired: Sun, Sep 20, 2009

      The village of Little Worth draws tourists with its elaborate model village. Then the body of Richard Tanner turns up bound on the model with string and pegs like a passage from Gulliver's Travels.

    • Episode 4

      The Glitch

      aired: Tue, Jul 21, 2009

      Software magnate Clinton Finn funds the construction of a new building for a local school, but not everyone is impressed with his generosity. George Jeffers claims the air-traffic control program he created for Finn is defective and possibly deadly, but the millionaire American insists they press on with the lucrative product. After several people are killed, the detectives must discern who had the most to gain by withholding information about the faulty software.

    • Episode 3

      Secrets and Spies

      aired: Tue, Jul 7, 2009

      Something is killing sheep in Midsomer Parva, and whispers abound that it's the mysterious "beast of Midsomer." Meanwhile, Barnaby's former career in espionage comes to light after he reluctantly agrees to officiate at a cricket match in Midsomer Parva. The situation turns sinister when the beast moves on to human prey, leading Barnaby to believe that the killings are connected to a Cold War grudge.

    • Episode 2

      The Black Book

      aired: Thu, Mar 26, 2009

      When a painting by a celebrated landscape artist Henry Hogson goes up for auction, art dealers descend upon the village. Local collectors are outraged when the work sells to an out-of-towner for a princely sum. Soon after, a brutal murderer begins targeting the Midsomer art world. Further complicating the case, the usually collected Barnaby becomes besotted with a pretty art teacher with a dubious past.

    • Episode 1

      The Dogleg Murders

      aired: Thu, Mar 19, 2009

      A peaceful afternoon on the links turns fatal when a man is bludgeoned at the notoriously difficult 13th hole. The crime scene is a high-status local golf club that has long stirred up resentments between the moneyed members and villagers clamoring for a taste of luxury. Barnaby's investigation sees him coping with haughty club members, sibling rivalry, and the icy Elaine Fountain--the club's wealthy and domineering manager.

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    • Episode 7

      Talking to the Dead

      aired: Tue, Aug 5, 2008

      Two couples living on the edge of Barton Woods disappear, leaving the village abuzz with rumors of supernatural causes. According to a local priest, the woods are haunted by ghosts of monks slaughtered there in the 16th century. As the body count rises, a local psychic offers his services--much to Barnaby's chagrin.

    • Episode 6

      Days of Misrule

      aired: Sat, Jul 5, 2008

      Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating team-building exercise, run by a young and overly ambitious acting chief superintendent. They're released from their misery after an explosion at a trucking company operated by one of the most hated men in Midsomer. The detectives soon realize that the intended victim had many enemies among the townswomen, including his own grandmother.

    • Episode 5

      The Magician's Nephew

      aired: Sat, Jun 14, 2008

      Barnaby and Jones discover that Midsomer County is home to a secret pagan cult after one of its more prominent members is murdered. Suspicion initially falls on the author of a book alleging that the sect's rituals are merely the product of drink and an overactive imagination. But it soon seems that all the members of the Magic Circle have something to hide.

    • Episode 4

      Midsomer Life

      aired: Sat, May 31, 2008

      Guy Sandys, owner and editor of Midsomer Life magazine, has made a name for himself by publishing unfavorable reviews of local businesses. When his ex-wife's lover is found dead, the detectives are forced to dig into the editor's past, where they find a tangled web of affairs, criminal associations, and blackmail. Things turn personal for Barnaby when Joyce gets involved, placing herself in great danger.

    • Episode 3

      Left for Dead

      aired: Sat, May 24, 2008

      Already divided over the construction of a new overpass, the village of Dunstan is further shaken when psychic Lynne Fox discovers a reclusive couple brutally murdered in their home. Local boy DS Jones finds himself personally involved in the case when it turns out that his old schoolmates are keeping secrets about the death of one friend and the disappearance of another.

    • Episode 2

      Blood Wedding

      aired: Sat, May 17, 2008

      A nine-decade rivalry between the Hammond and Hicks families turns violent after a dishonored soldier's name is added to the World War I memorial in Midsomer Parva. When the Hicks patriarch is shot dead, suspicion naturally falls on the Hammonds. As the investigation proceeds, however, it appears that the families have much more in common than they believed.

    • Episode 1

      Shot at Dawn

      aired: Sat, May 10, 2008

      Barnaby is torn between work and family obligations when the maid of honor at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before his own daughter's nuptials. The body count rises as the detectives sift through a tangled web of upper-crust affairs and servants' gossip. Barnaby races to solve the case in time to walk Cully down the aisle.

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    • Episode 8

      Death in a Chocolate Box

      aired: Fri, Feb 2, 2007

      Midsomer Holm provides a picturesque setting for the halfway house operated by Barnaby's friends and former colleagues, Gina and Jack Colby. But a brutal murder spoils the village's tranquility, leading Barnaby and Jones to dig into one of its long-buried scandals.

    • Episode 7

      They Seek Him Here

      aired: Fri, Jan 26, 2007

      When a production company invades Magna Manor to film a new version of The Scarlet Pimpernel, the off-camera conflicts among cast and crew prove almost as deep and bloody as those in the script. Barnaby delves into their sordid real-life histories to end a murderer's reign of terror on the set.

    • Episode 6

      Picture of Innocence

      aired: Fri, Jan 19, 2007

      At the Luxton Deeping Photographic Society's annual exhibition, a "shooting war" breaks out between digital-camera devotees and old-fashioned film fanatics. The situation turns deadly serious after one of the photographers winds up strangled and a trail of evidence seems to implicated Barnaby himself in the murder.

    • Episode 5

      Death and Dust

      aired: Sun, Nov 12, 2006

      When the local ladies' man Dr. James Kirkwood and beautiful divorcee Delyth Mostyn decide on a midlife marriage, their families don't exactly celebrate. But when a hit-and-run driver kills Dr. Kirkwood's colleague, Barnaby concludes that the murderer actually had Delyth's fiance in mind-and someone will stop at nothing to prevent their nuptials.

    • Episode 4

      The Axeman Cometh

      aired: Fri, Feb 2, 2007

      Thirty years past their prime, the band Hired Gun aims for a comeback at the Midsomer Rocks Music Festival. With Barnaby among the legions of fans who still love the band's music, their revival holds promise--until someone sounds a discordant note by killing off the musicians, one by one.

    • Episode 3

      King's Crystal

      aired: Fri, Jan 26, 2007

      Owners of an artisan glassworks, the King family harbors relationships of positively Shakespearean complexity. When the enterprise shatters into pieces and its accountant winds up stabbed, Barnaby digs into rivalries of business and blood--while DS Jones explores secret Masonic rites.

    • Episode 2

      The Animal Within

      aired: Fri, Jan 19, 2007

      Faith Alexander's unannounced visit to her wealthy Uncle Rex's estate turns into quite a surprise, indeed. Everyone there thinks she died in a plane crash three years earlier. When Rex's body turns up, his would-be heirs engage in a battle of wills that exposes plenty of motives for murder.

    • Episode 1

      Dance with the Dead

      aired: Sun, Nov 12, 2006

      Never mind the tube connecting the exhaust pipe to the window of the vintage automobile--Simon Bright's death only looks like a suicide. The lovesick young man's murder touches off a search for Laura, his girlfriend and partner in ballroom dancing classes. but who saved the last dance for Simon?

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    • Episode 5

      Birds of Prey

      aired: Fri, Jan 31, 2003

      Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?

    • Episode 4

      A Tale of Two Hamlets

      aired: Fri, Jan 24, 2003

      Wealthy young Larry Smyth of the Smyth-Webster family is killed in an explosion, leading Barnaby and Troy into a centuries-old feud between the villages of Upper and Lower Warden Manor. The detectives begin to wonder--just how far will this family go to protect its money and power?

    • Episode 3

      Painted in Blood

      aired: Fri, Jan 17, 2003

      Joyce Barnaby is enjoying an outdoor watercolor class in Midsomer Florey until she discovers the body of a fellow student, who has been stabbed to death. Two National Intelligence Squad agents quickly step in to take over the case, which strangely intersects with Barnaby's purse-snatching investigation.

    • Episode 2

      Death and Dreams

      aired: Fri, Jan 10, 2003

      In Midsomer Worthy, debt-ridden Martin Wroath is found shot to death, having apparently rigged up a way to trigger a shotgun with his toe. When rope mysteriously goes missing and two more victims are hanged, Barnaby follows the string of suspects to a horrifying conclusion.

    • Episode 1

      A Talent for Life

      aired: Fri, Jan 3, 2003

      The double murder of a feisty pensioner and a local Casanova lead to a plethora of suspects. When the prime suspect is found frozen to death, police assume the case is closed. But Barnaby realizes something just doesn't fit.

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    • Episode 5

      Dark Autumn

      aired: Sun, Sep 16, 2001

      When the local postman is brutally murdered, many women in Goodman's Land are bereft. Since the postman had bedded them all, a jealous husband or jilted lover might be the culprit.

    • Episode 4

      Who Killed Cock Robin?

      aired: Sun, Sep 9, 2001

      Plans for a wedding in Newton Magna are interrupted when the best man's father is found murdered. Turns out the whole village knew that the victim was having an affair with the groom's mother.

    • Episode 3

      The Electric Vendetta

      aired: Sun, Sep 2, 2001

      In Midsomer Parva, a gentleman farmer finds a naked mutilated body in a cropcircle. A local UFO expert suspects the involvement of extraterrestrials, but Barnaby and Troy think the crime orginated a little closer to home.

    • Episode 2

      Destroying Angel

      aired: Sun, Aug 26, 2001

      The owner of the Easterly Grange Hotel dies and, on the day of his funeral, one of the new owners is murdered. Barnaby discovers plenty of suspects, but someone appears to be trying to kill them off before he can finish investigating.

    • Episode 1

      Garden of Death

      aired: Sun, Sep 10, 2000

      When the owners of Inkpen Manor announce plans to turn the memorial garden on their grounds into a tea room, the villagers of Midsomer Deverell are outraged. But are any of them angry enough to kill? After members of the Inkpen family are murdered, Barnaby and Troy investigate.

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    • Episode 4

      Beyond the Grave

      aired: Fri, Dec 31, 1999

      As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the woods, a filthy tramp runs for cover, stumbles, and fall into a pit ... screaming. This suspicious death--and the puzzling behavior of several villagers--leads Barnaby to discover a tangle of sordid secrets.

    • Episode 3

      Judgement Day

      aired: Sat, Jan 29, 2000

      Amid the excitement of preparations for the Perfect Village Competition in Midsomer Mallow, a local rogue is found brutally murdered. Barnaby discovers a wealth of suspects--all of whom appear to be lying--and a determination by the villagers to keep his investigation quiet so as not to jeopardize their chances in the competition.

    • Episode 2

      Blue Herrings

      aired: Sat, Jan 22, 2000

      When Muriel Harrap's lifeless body is found late one night in the elevator at Lawside, a home for the elderly, everyone assumes she died of natural causes. But when another seemingly healthy woman dies, rumors of fraud and murder terrify the residents. Alicy Bly calls on her favorite nephew, Tom Barnaby, for help.

    • Episode 1

      Death of a Stranger

      aired: Sun, Sep 12, 1999

      Shock ripples across the village of Fletcher's Cross when a prominent businessman's trophy wife is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bar. While the victim had no apparent enemies, her avaricious husband, Robert Cavendish, is hated by all.

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    • Episode 5

      5. Death in Disguise

      aired: Thu, May 6, 1999

      Barnaby investigates a suspicious death at the Lodge of the Golden Windhorse, a local commune full of mystics and misfits. One cult member is an heiress who intends to leave her fortune to the commune, much to the dismay of her father.

    • Episode 4

      Faithful unto Death

      aired: Wed, Apr 22, 1998

      In the tiny, gossipy village of Fawcett Green, the beautiful wife of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in what appears to be a kidnapping for ransom. Barnaby finds the village awash in suspects who hold the businessman responsible for losing their investments in a failed local development project.

    • Episode 3

      Death of a Hollow Man

      aired: Sun, Mar 29, 1998

      Barnaby, Joyce, and Cully all pitch in to help with an amateur theatrical production in Causton and encounter more intrigue and passion backstage than on stage. The discovery of a murder victim in a nearby lake during rehearsals has a grave impact on opening night.

    • Episode 2

      Written in Blood

      aired: Sun, Mar 22, 1998

      A writers circle in Midsomer Worthy invites bestselling novelist Max Jennings to attend a meeting despite the curious opposition of the group's secretary, Gerald Hadleigh. The morning after the meeting, Hadleigh is found dead, the victim of a brutal beating.

    • Episode 1

      The Killings at Badger's Drift

      aired: Sun, Mar 23, 1997

      Elderly villager Emily Simpson is found dead in her cottage after witnessing something unsettling in the woods. Though the doctor rules that Emily dies of natural causes, Emily's lifelong friend Lucy thinks otherwise and persuades Barnaby to launch a murder investigation

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