List of Midsomer Murders episodes

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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 February 2, 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 of 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 February 2, 2011 in "Fit for Murder", Nettles had appeared in 81 episodes.[[1]] [[2]]

The last regular appearance of DS Gavin Troy was on November 2, 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 John Barnaby. [[3]]

As of 26th August 2019, 120 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.[2]

Series overview[edit]

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)5 February 2000 (2000-02-05)
3412 September 1999 (1999-09-12)29 January 2000 (2000-01-29)
4510 September 2000 (2000-09-10)16 September 2001 (2001-09-16)
5523 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 2009 (2009-05-05)
12722 July 2009 (2009-07-22)14 April 2010 (2010-04-14)
13810 February 2010 (2010-02-10)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)TBC (TBC)


Pilot (1997)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateFilming date
11"The Killings at Badger's Drift"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz23 March 1997 (1997-03-23)September/October 1996

When DCI Barnaby and DS Troy arrive in the sleepy village of Badger's Drift to investigate the sudden death of elderly Miss Emily Simpson, her next door neighbour insists that she had been murdered, after she had seen her return from a walk in the woods, unnerved and shocked by something she had witnessed. When the post mortem confirms her death was no accident, the pair discover that nothing is what it seems to be within the little village as they try to find out what exactly she saw. Their investigation introduces Barnaby and Troy to many eccentric and quirky residents and soon turns up a web of sex, blackmail and lies, and the possibility that the murder could be connected to a shooting accident two years ago, which claimed another woman's life.

First appearances of DCI Tom Barnaby, DS Gavin Troy, Dr George Bullard, Joyce Barnaby and Cully Barnaby.

Series 1 (1998)[edit]

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21"Written in Blood"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz22 March 1998 (1998-03-22)July/August 1997
After debating on who their next guest speaker should be, the Midsomer Worthy Writers' Circle decide to invite famous writer, Max Jennings, to their next meeting, despite opposition to the choice by Gerald Hadleigh, the group's chairman. When Hadleigh is found dead the day after Jennings visit, brutally bludgeoned and stripped naked, Barnaby and Troy discover that the victim had many mysteries to him, prompting them to delve into his private life and his past. Matters soon become complicated when Jennings disappears and is later found dead, and a witness recalls seeing a mysterious woman in Hadleigh's house the night before his murder.
32"Death of a Hollow Man"Jeremy SilbertsonCaroline Graham29 March 1998 (1998-03-29)August/September 1997
Whilst investigating the murder of Agnes Gray, a quiet animal-loving woman who was bludgeoned to death and found floating in a river near to the village of Ferne Basset, Barnaby gets more than he bargained for when he attends his wife's performance in the Causton Amateur Dramatics' production of Amadeus. When Agnes's cousin, Esslyn Carmichael, inadvertently cuts his own throat during the final act, it's quickly discovered that the tape on the prop blade he had used was removed without anyone knowing. The detective is left wondering who had wanted to turn Esslyn's final act into a true coup de theatre, as he and Troy try to determine what the motive was behind the two murders.
43"Faithful unto Death"Baz TaylorDouglas Watkinson22 April 1998 (1998-04-22)October 1997
Local villagers in Morton Fendle are up in arms, demanding answers from Alan Hollingsworth, the owner of a local craft centre they had invested in, after news comes out that it has recently fallen into financial turmoil. As tensions begin rising in the village, Barnaby soon suspects that something has happened to Alan's wife, Simone, when his behaviour suddenly changes. His suspicions are soon confirmed when it transpires that Simone was kidnapped, after one of Alan's neighbours is murdered, shortly after witnessing something they shouldn't have.
54"Death in Disguise"Baz TaylorDouglas Watkinson6 May 1998 (1998-05-06)November/December 1997
Bill Carter, one of the founders of a local New Age commune called the Lodge of the Golden Windhorse, dies suddenly after falling down some stairs and breaking his neck. Although there was uncertainty as to whether it was the result of an accident or murder, Barnaby and Troy find themselves having to determine which it was, when Ian Craigie, the commune's leader, is stabbed to death with a carving knife a few days later, while attending a spiritual seance with the rest of the commune and the parents of one of its members. It's not long before they discover hidden truths about the commune's founding and some of its members.

Series 2 (1999)[edit]

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61"Death's Shadow"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz20 January 1999 (1999-01-20)May/June 199810.41
Plans by Barnaby to renew his wedding vows at the church of St Michael's in Badger's Drift, are quickly put on hold when the body of Richard Bayly, a local developer, is found decapitated in his own home. The detective is left mystified as to why anyone would kill a man who had only been given weeks to live, after being recently diagnosed with a brain tumour. As he and Troy attempt to find out, they soon encounter a hotbed of corruption and property feuding occurring within the village as the body count rises and the mystery deepens.
72"Strangler's Wood"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz3 February 1999 (1999-02-03)June/July 199810.70
Nine years ago, three women were strangled with a neck-tie and left naked in woodland outside Midsomer Worthy, so when a Brazilian woman who recently arrived in the village is murdered in the same fashion and found within the same woods, Barnaby is forced to cut short some father-daughter bonding time with Cully to determine if it is the work of the same killer. As he and Troy investigate the area, including a local tobacco company the victim was associated with, they soon encounter several matters, including a retired detective obsessed with the previous murders, problematic evidence, family troubles, and secret affairs, before another death follows.
First appearance of Dr Dan Peterson
83"Dead Man's Eleven"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz12 September 1999 (1999-09-12)April/May 199911.07
In the village of Fletcher’s Cross the cricket team are preparing for their annual match against Midsomer Worthy, tragedy strikes for their captain and local landowner, Robert Cavendish, when the search for his wife Tara, who went missing whilst walking their dog, turns up her body near to a disused quarry he had owned. For Barnaby and Troy, suspicions are drawn in on Robert's son, who openly resented his father's wife, and who owned the cricket bat that killed her. Yet their investigation also turns up a wealth of secrets, lies, affairs, blackmail, and a mysterious death that occurred shortly before a break-in, before matters are complicated when another murder occurs during the cricket match, taking place in the scoring shed.
94"Blood Will Out"Moira ArmstrongDouglas Watkinson19 September 1999 (1999-09-19)September 19989.99
Hector Bridges, a local magistrate, is infuriated when one of his geese is stolen, just as two bands of travellers arrive in Martyr Warren. Although Barnaby and Troy are called in to deal with the theft and later dissuade him from forcefully evicting the travellers from the village, they soon have a murder on their hands, when a short while later Bridges is killed with his own shotgun. It quickly transpires that many in the village had hated the magistrate, who lied, bullied, and committed many an injustice, leaving the detectives determined to find who among them had pulled the trigger after Bridges pushed them past their breaking point.

Series 3 (1999–00)[edit]

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101"Death of a Stranger"Moira ArmstrongDouglas Watkinson31 December 1999 (1999-12-31)May/June 19995.87
Shortly before his retirement, Superintendent Pringle believes he has solved the murder of a tramp who was killed during a fox hunt outside the village of Upper Marshwood. However, Barnaby, who had been in France on holiday during the investigation, is not convinced that the local poacher Pringle arrested, who pleads he is innocent, is the true culprit. Barnaby soon turns out to be right when the poacher's father is found murdered in the woods with his own shotgun. As Barnaby and Troy reopen the murder case, they soon find themselves dealing with the village's upper classes, who are none too willing to give much away.
112"Blue Herrings"Peter SmithHugh Whitemore22 January 2000 (2000-01-22)June/July 19998.88
When Alice Bly arrives at the Lawnside nursing home in Aspern Tallow to rest up from hospital treatment, she is unconvinced by the home's director and its physician that one of the residents had died naturally, on the night shortly after her arrival, especially as the deceased owned a valuable Cartier watch that has since gone missing. Despite having a week off from police work, her nephew Barnaby, concerned for her well being, decides to investigate the matter, and it is not long before he and Troy uncover theft, lies and secret flings, as more deaths follow.
123"Judgement Day"Jeremy SilberstonAnthony Horowitz29 January 2000 (2000-01-29)August/September 19999.65
The village of Midsomer Mallow is one of the villages hoping to win the title of the ‘Perfect English Village’ competition. As the story unfolds, not everything is ‘perfect’ as local thief Peter Drinkwater is stabbed with a pitchfork at an abandoned farm, he’s using as a squat. Shortly after robbing a retired actor’s home. Despite the villagers' best efforts to keep the murder quiet so as to not ruin their chances in the competition, several further deaths occur eventually bringing Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby back several decades to uncover the killer.
Last appearance of Dr Dan Peterson
134"Beyond The Grave"Peter CregeenDouglas Livingstone5 February 2000 (2000-02-05)October 19989.40
Cully's latest boyfriend, Nico, decides to shadow Troy in preparation for a TV role he recently got, but gets more hands-on experience than he expected when investigations into a slashed painting at a museum in Aspern Tallow, a 17th century portrait of Royalist Jonathan Lowrie, are overshadowed by the murder of his descendant, Marcus Lowrie. It isn't long before Barnaby and Troy, with Nico's assistance, find themselves dealing with mysterious, ghostly events, escaped criminals, and a museum trustee who has more to them than meets the eye.

Series 4 (2000–01)[edit]

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141"Garden of Death"Peter SmithChristopher Russell10 September 2000 (2000-09-10)June/July 20007.65
Villagers of Midsomer Deverell are appalled when the Inkpen family plan to turn their public memorial garden into a small tea shop. Yet when Elspeth Inkpen announces that it is none of the village's business what her family is planning, Barnaby and Troy wonder if someone is determined to stop this happening, when her daughter is soon found murdered in the garden. As the detectives investigate, they slowly uncover greed, snobbery, illegitimacy, mourning and violence, before Elspeth is soon found dead in what appears to have been suicide.
152"Destroying Angel"David TuckerDavid Hoskins26 August 2001 (2001-08-26)July/August 20009.99
Following the funeral of local hotelier Karl Wainwright, his hotel's manager and a well liked Punch and Judy performer, Gregory Chambers, disappears unusually in yet another picturesque Midsomer village. Most people dismiss his disappearance completely but when he doesn't turn up, a search is conducted and a severed hand, confirmed to be Gregory's, turns up in the woods. Further deaths and a mushroom poisoning occur surrounding the beneficiaries of Karl Wainwright's will. All is not as it seems.
163"The Electric Vendetta"Peter SmithTerry Hodgkinson2 September 2001 (2001-09-02)August/September 20009.99
A man's naked body found under mysterious circumstances, within a crop circle on Sir Harry Chatwyn's wheat field, leads police to investigating how he wound up in the field after being electrocuted. While the nearby village of Midsomer Parva is abuzz with UFO mania, Barnaby is unconvinced by a local ufologist that the man's death was the result of alien activity, as he uncovers rivalries, theft and hatred during his investigations, soon after a well known burglar is found dead in another crop circle with identical injuries.
174"Who Killed Cock Robin?"David TuckerJeremy Paul9 September 2001 (2001-09-09)September/October 20009.13
Returning home one night, in a drunken state, the local doctor of Newton Magna calls in the police after he had accidentally hit a man, yet when Barnaby and Troy arrive, the injured man is nowhere to be found. As they investigate the mystery, Barnaby encounters an old adversary who is working to help renovate the village and whose daughter is getting married to a local boy. Matters soon become complicated, when the body of the best man's father is found in a well that was being renovated, whom the detectives soon discover had disappeared on the day he was planning to run away with a local farmer's wife.
185"Dark Autumn"Jeremy SilberstonPeter J. Hammond16 September 2001 (2001-09-16)October/November 20009.77
Goodman's Land is a sleepy Midsomer village, and remains so one autumn morning until the womanising postman Dave Cutler is horrifically killed in the middle of the village whilst doing his early round. When DCI Barnaby starts his investigations, he learns that many of the village's women were 'involved' with Mr Cutler. Turning a disused dance hall into the base for the police investigation, numerous unexplained deaths soon occur in Goodman’s Land. Can Barnaby riddle out the reason for the strange 1950s dance music heard playing at each murder scene? With the help of pretty WPC Jay Nash and DS Troy, will they find the perpetrator?
196"Tainted Fruit"Jeremy SilberstonPeter J. Hammond23 September 2001 (2001-09-23)April/May 20019.80
On the same day that a local district nurse is charged for drink driving following an evening event in Midsomer Malham, a local veterinarian discovers that someone has stolen barbiturates from his surgery. Barnaby and Troy become greatly concerned for the safety of Melissa Townsend, a thoroughly disliked young woman who had recently received death threats that blamed her for the death of a local poacher, but are unable to prevent someone from murdering her, after her body is found with a syringe in the stomach beside her father's swimming pool. While a wealth of hatred lies within the village, it slowly transpires that someone wanted to hide a secret when the pair uncover blackmail and greed at the heart of their investigations.

Series 5 (2001–02)[edit]

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201"Market For Murder"Sarah HellingsAndrew Payne16 June 2002 (2002-06-16)June/July 20018.99
During one evening, in Midsomer Market, wealthy stock broker, Selwyn Proctor’s car is torched moments after starting its ignition but he manages to escape in time before it explodes. A few days later, Marjorie Empson, the lead of a local ladies reading club, is battered to death with her walking stick, shortly after its latest meeting. The members of the reading club were secretly investing in the stock market and their investments were doing rather well. Barnaby and Troy investigate whether both incidents are linked. When two more murders slowly follow the first, they encounter lots of personal secrets of many in the village and a pool man who seems to be everywhere.
212"A Worm in the Bud"David TuckerMichael Russell23 June 2002 (2002-06-23)October/November 20019.52
The woodland of Midsomer Worthy is the centre of a court battle between Simon Bartlett of Grange Farm and James Harrington of Abbey Farm over a proposed development of Setwale Wood. James wants the wood felled, whereas Simon want to stop this going ahead with the help of his friend and barrister Bernadette Sullivan. However other things take precedence when Simon’s wife Susan is found dead in the wood by some children from the village. Even though her parents don’t believe her Julie Fielding is adamant she saw her body. Mr Fielding sees the body, too, the next day. It’s not in the same place where Julie first saw it. Once the trees start to be felled another victim is found, convincing Barnaby and Troy to believe that both victims were that of murder. With the help of little Julie and her brother, D.C.I. Barnaby and DS Troy learn of the history and a web of lies and secrets beneath the surface of this picturesque village.
223"Ring Out Your Dead"Sarah HellingsAndrew Payne15 September 2002 (2002-09-15)September/October 20019.43
The bell ringers of Midsomer Wellow have high hopes of winning the annual striking competition, although when one of their group is found shot through the heart in the belfry of the bell tower, this doesn’t look very likely. With romantic liaisons, an attempted burglary and some word-processed lines from a well-known rhyme taking Barnaby and Troy on a journey into the past. It looks like the killer could be right under their noses.
234"Murder on St Malley's Day"Peter SmithAndrew Payne22 September 2002 (2002-09-22)July/August 20019.37
Daniel Talbot, a student of the prestigious Devington School, drops dead shortly after returning for help upon being viciously attacked in woodland during the school's annual St. Malley's Day race. His father, Anthony Talbot, insists that someone from the nearby village of Midsomer Parva was responsible, but things are not as straightforward for Barnaby and Troy, when they slowly discover that Daniel had wanted to run away during the race. Their investigation quickly turns up hidden conspiracies concerning both the school and its secretive, elite group known as the Pudding Club, whose members throw up a wall of silence, just before more bodies turn up.

Series 6 (2003)[edit]

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241"A Talent for Life"Sarah HellingsDavid Hoskins3 January 2003 (2003-01-03)May/June 20029.23
The double murder of eccentric widow, Isobel Hewitt, and adulterous doctor, Duncan Goff, lead Barnaby and Troy into finding out more about their personal and private lives in the village of Malham Bridge. While Troy suspects an antique dealer that Isobel befriended is the culprit, Barnaby is not convinced, believing anyone the victims knew when they were alive could have been the murderer, from the doctor's wife to the local owner of a restaurant. Even Isobel's close family and members of a local fly fishing group are suspects as they investigate all possible angles.
252"Death and Dreams"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond10 January 2003 (2003-01-10)June/July 20029.46
When Martin Wroath is found dead in his home in Midsomer Worthy, Barnaby is unconvinced that he committed suicide with his own shotgun in an unnecessarily complex fashion. When a second murder occurs on an assault course at a local cottage hospital, in which Wroath was a patient, the detective suspects a link between the two murders, and soon finds a wealth of hatred, jealously and lies, before discovering that rope in the village is mysteriously disappearing.
263"Painted in Blood"Sarah HellingsAndrew Payne17 January 2003 (2003-01-17)July/August 20029.45
Joyce is taking part in an open-air art class, being held on the village green of Midsomer Florey, when she discovers the body of an elderly fellow student, Ruth Fairfax, concealed beneath some undergrowth shortly after a session. Just as Barnaby begins to learn that Ruth was not all she seemed to be, officers of the NIS pull him off the case. While Troy is allowed to assist them, Barnaby is left handling a local operation into a spate of thefts, yet he decides to continue his investigations in secret. In doing so, he soon turns up armed robbery, unaccounted stolen money, former criminals, and secret liaisons, before discovering that the NIS investigation is not being as thorough as it should be.
274"A Tale of Two Hamlets"Peter SmithAlan Plater24 January 2003 (2003-01-24)September/October 20029.28
At his family home in Upper Warden, arrogant actor Larry Smith is killed, when a summer house he walks in to as part of a promotion for the sequel to his hit film, The House of Satan, is suddenly destroyed in an explosion. His family quickly fling accusations for his murder directly at the residents of rival village, Lower Warden, leading Barnaby and Troy to determine if this is the case, especially when Larry's director, another member of the family, is electrocuted while using an exercise bike. It's not long before secrets, affairs and blackmail begin to surface from within the two villages.
285"Birds of Prey"Jeremy SilberstonMichael Russell31 January 2003 (2003-01-31)October/November 20029.32
While Troy assists an attractive wildlife liaison officer with an investigation into the illegal sale of protected bird eggs, Barnaby travels to Midsomer Magna to investigate the sudden death of a man, who apparently drowned himself. While there was evidence he was desperately seeking to avoid bankruptcy, and had visited a local millionaire to get back his money from a scheme he had invested in, a post mortem reveals that he had been murdered. The two detectives soon find their investigations crossing over, when a man found to have an illegal collection of bird eggs, is also murdered, prompting concerns that the millionaire's scheme is being used to defraud many, and that someone is willing to kill to keep the scheme going.

Series 7 (2003–04)[edit]

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

When a tunnel collapses on a canal project near to Midsomer Worthy, several skeletons turn up. Barnaby investigates a possible murder when one skeleton is discovered to have teeth bearing modern dental work. Meanwhile, Troy, recently having earned a promotion to Inspector, tackles his last case in the county by visiting the village to investigate a more recent murder - that of a youth, one of several who had caused problems for the villagers, who had been shot with a gun he and his friends had been using the night before to shoot wild animals. Slowly but surely, both begin uncovering 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, Barnaby's cocky new sergeant, is thrust into his first case when the two detectives look into the murder of a woman who had been stabbed to death after a Spanish themed evening in Midsomer Mallow, before being left in a field she hated, with a red rose in her mouth. Not long after their investigation begins, a retired doctor, whom she had worked for, is murdered in his home during the village's open day with an apple left beside his body. It quickly becomes clear the two victims knew a secret about one of the villagers, something that they are prepared to silence by any means necessary.

First appearance of DS Dan Scott
313"The Fisher King"Richard HolthouseIsabelle Grey11 January 2004 (2004-01-11)September/October 200310.17
Several decades ago, Roger Heldman died in what appeared to be an accident at a dig near to Midsomer Barrow, shortly after it had turned up two important Celtic pieces. When one of them, a spear, is used to kill his son Gareth, a womaniser like his father, Barnaby and Scott delve into a world of falsehoods, rituals, lies and hidden interrelationships, to uncover the truth. Initial suspicions lie to both the local river keeper, Harry Green, and the victim's half-brother, David Hartley-Reade, until new evidence suggests Roger was murdered. Then David is murdered during the climax of a summer solstice celebration, while performing a ceremony to save his failing marriage.
324"Sins of Commission"Peter SmithElizabeth-Anne Wheal18 January 2004 (2004-01-18)July/August 20039.71
While Midsomer St Michael prepares for the 12th year of its Literary Festival, which often becomes a hotbed for feuding writers, editors and publishers, Barnaby and Scott are called to the village to investigate who had expertly broken the neck of a former prize-winning author. They soon find that the world of fictional writing is far darker than it appears, when the victim's editor is shortly found dead during the festival's opening ceremony, leading the detectives to uncover lies, fraud and hidden truths, as the pair search for a connection behind the deaths.
335"The Maid in Splendour"Richard HolthouseAndrew Payne25 January 2004 (2004-01-25)October/November 200310.24
As a conflict between residents of Midsomer Worthy and commercial developers brews over the fate of a local pub, the Maid In Splendour, a popular barman who works there, Jamie Cruickshank, is found dead at an abandoned cottage in woods near to the village. As Barnaby and Scott investigate, they wonder who wanted him dead when the pub's new manager, Stephen Bannerman, seemed a more likely target after they find that he was thoroughly disliked and was threatening to tear the Splendour down. When Bannerman is soon murdered, the detectives wonder if Jamie's murder was unintentional.
346"The Straw Woman"Sarah HellingsJeff Dodds29 February 2004 (2004-02-29)November/December 200310.03
When the village of Midsomer Parva set alight the straw effigy of a woman as part of the revival of an old pagan festival, no one could foresee it ending in tragedy when the local curate screams out in agony from within the effigy. His death quickly turns the community against Liz Francis, the local teacher who organized it, yet as Barnaby and Scott investigate his murder, they soon discover that the curate had been in conflict with Alan Clifford, a pornographer who had moved into the area recently. When more people suddenly die from bouts of spontaneous human combustion, the detectives soon suspect someone is using the illusion of witchcraft to cover up the real motive behind the murders.
357"Ghosts of Christmas Past"Renny RyeDavid Hoskins25 December 2004 (2004-12-25)January/February 20046.90
Nine years after Ferdinand Villiers committed suicide at his family's home of Draycott Hall, the extended Villiers family gather together to celebrate Christmas. When a note in a Christmas cracker proclaims that two members of the family will be dead by midnight on Boxing Day, everyone assumes it to be nothing more than a joke until Aunt Lydia, the eldest member of the family, nearly dies from smoke suffocation before falling down the stairs during the night. Just before she dies from her injuries, Barnaby learns from her that someone had pushed her and soon discovers her near-death earlier in the evening was no accident. Both he and Scott soon find themselves trying to determine the motive for Lydia's death, and quickly uncover many secrets and lies tied to Ferdinand's suicide, before another member of the family is killed in what appears to be a shooting accident.

Series 8 (2004–05)[edit]

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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
When local undertaker, Patrick Pennyman, is found by his wife bludgeoned to death in his own chapel of rest with a heavy object, Barnaby and Scott find themselves wondering who within Fletcher's Cross left him with a shocked look upon his face before he was killed. As they investigate, the pair quickly find themselves drawn towards a local spiritualist church that had been heavily controversial in the village, after a friend of Joyce, investigating both the church and the undertaker on suspicion that they were stealing from the dead and using information acquired from them, is murdered shortly after the latest spiritualist meeting.
372"Dead in the Water"Renny RyeDouglas Watkinson17 October 2004 (2004-10-17)June/July 20049.13
A day at the annual Midsomer Regatta is cut short for Barnaby, when the body of Guy Sweetman, a member of a local boating club, emerges from the river at Morton Shallows. Both he and Scott quickly learn that Guy was a ladies' man with many enemies, and had been in secret meetings with a few other members. It's not long before the two detectives uncover lies, jealously, a planned robbery and blackmail, before the latest woman Guy loved and was planning to marry, is attacked and nearly killed.
383"Orchis Fatalis"Peter SmithTerry Hodgkinson9 January 2005 (2005-01-09)July/August 20048.74
When a female classics scholar, a member of a group of orchid lovers, is found poisoned in her own home by a local handyman, Barnaby find himself returning to Midsomer Malham the day after he and his wife had helped out in the village's annual garden show. It quickly transpires that the victim not only had a secret lover, but had also smuggled a rare, priceless, one-of-a-kind orchid - the Yellow Roth - out of Borneo. It soon becomes clear the orchid was the motive for her murder, when one of the other members who bought the Roth is soon found dead, with their own collection destroyed.
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, is overshadowed the following day when Bruce Hartley, one of the horse's owners and an alcoholic horse trainer, is found murdered within the horse's stables, having been struck on the back of the head. Barnaby and Scott quickly learn that the night before his murder, Hartley had been in dispute with the other owners of the horse at Bantling Hall, and had refused to allow them to accept an offer to buy the horse. Although they assume the motive was over the sale of the horse, they soon find a darker motive when one of the other owners is murdered in the exact same fashion, but with a pennant of cloth left in their mouth.
405"Second Sight"Richard HolthouseTony Etchells23 January 2005 (2005-01-23)October/November 20048.69
Barnaby and Scott are drawn into the strange world surrounding the ability of "Second Sight", when they find themselves in the village of Midsomer Mere to investigate the sudden death of John Ransom, shortly after he had been kicked out of the local pub for fighting with his brother-in-law over the upcoming baptism of his niece. John is quickly discovered to have been a lab rabbit for his brother Max, who suspected he had the ability, much like those of local family, the Kirbys. As Barnaby tries to determine if the ability is real, he soon encounters tensions between the two families, an unlucky bookmaker, a priest attempting to save the local church, a man who he swears he saw before, and more murders.
416"Hidden Depths"Sarah HellingsDavid Hoskins13 March 2005 (2005-03-13)November/December 20048.56
While it appears to be suicide at first, Barnaby is quickly convinced by the evidence he sees that Nick Turner, a solicitor who lived in Midsomer Magna, did not walk off the roof of his home, but was dropped to his death. When it transpires that his neighbour, Jack Wilmot, has disappeared shortly after his death, both Barnaby and Scott begin a search for answers, and soon turn up rumours that Nick had lost money he had stolen from his clients' accounts. It's not long before their investigations turn sinister, when Nick's rival, Otto Benham, is brutally murdered after having wine bottles catapulted at him, all within view of his wife.
427"Sauce for the Goose"Renny RyeAndrew Payne3 April 2005 (2005-04-03)January/February 20059.73
When the body of a man is found dead and naked, within the sterilizer of the Plummer & Son Famous Relish factory in Little Upton, Barnaby finds himself investigating the Plummer family, the makers of his father's favourite condiment. The victim was well known to the family and had been on a tour of the factory the day before his body was found, around the same time that the Plummers had been discussing the state of the floundering business during a general meeting, to which Ralph Plummer had angered his siblings by refusing to sell it. It's not long before legal documents, resentment of the family, and odd sightings, add to the mystery of the investigations.
438"Midsomer Rhapsody"Richard HolthouseRichard Cameron2 October 2005 (2005-10-02)February/March 20056.97

Arthur Leggott, a retired music teacher, is bludgeoned to death in his home in Badger's Drift, when he confronts an intruder who apparently came for a musical manuscript by the late composer, Joan Alder. It soon becomes clear the manuscript is the key to solving the murders, when a valuable one that had been sold cheaply at auction, shows signs it had been written by another hand, as more murders slowly follow the first.

Last appearance of DS Dan Scott

Series 9 (2005–06)[edit]

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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. Shortly before leaving their hotel they mention they haven't been able to find what they're looking for; “something old and derelict that they can do up.” Anne Merrick tells them about Winyard, a tumbledown cottage in the woods, might be for sale. At the estate agents they are told the house is not yet available for viewing. Later that evening they find the house on their own. However, Caroline has read up on the cottage's haunted reputation and only reluctantly explores it with Peter. The next morning they are found strangled in their own car. DCI Barnaby starts the investigation with the help of PC Ben Jones and they come across the world of estate agents, identical twins, ghosts, piano wire, and more before another body turns up.
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
Villagers of Midsomer Barton are all set to celebrate Oak Apple Week, especially as the carnival queen event is set to return after an eight year absence. Yet the body of the mother of a deceased, one-time carnival queen, found in a stream, looks set to spoil things, as Barnaby and Jones find themselves digging up the past. From familiar faces, to drunken boasts and hidden obessions, it slowly becomes clear that the mother's daughter might be the key to solving the murder, when more deaths follow.
463"Vixen's Run"Peter SmithMichael Aitkens5 March 2006 (2006-03-05)July/August 20058.94
Wealthy, eccentric and obese aristocrat Freddy Butler drops dead, shortly after gathering all three of his wives at Haddington Hall to make an announcement. Although George Bullard is adamant his death is from natural causes, the case is far from simple when Freddy's solicitor is deliberately killed in a house fire shortly afterwards and Freddy's will goes missing. Barnaby and Jones find themselves investigating the extended Butler family, uncovering hidden secrets, illegitimate children and elusive treasure in the process.
474"Down Among the Dead Men"Renny RyeDouglas Watkinson12 March 2006 (2006-03-12)September/October 20058.07
Martin Barrett, a local council clerk living in Midsomer Worthy, is murdered during the night by shotgun, prompting Barnaby and Jones to find a motive for his murder. When they discover that Barrett was an expert blackmailer, his victims become prime suspects for his death - from a local pub landlord, a cleaner, a prominent member of the police board, to a former marine geologist. As they investigate, finding themselves drawn to the seaside, they slowly uncover deception, theft, attempted blackmail and hatred.
485"Four Funerals and a Wedding"Sarah HellingsElizabeth-Anne Wheal24 September 2006 (2006-09-24)October/November 20057.29
In the village of Broughton, a ninety-year-old battle of the sexes has often occurred, with men trying to oppose an event that the women have managed to successfully hold without interruption, until it culminates with casualties on both sides - Mildred Danvers, an elderly woman who had returned on the day of a funeral and poisoned in her hotel room, and Rev. Anthony Gant, shot during a major event being held in the village green, in view of many. It soon becomes clear someone may have wished to kill both to cover up a dark truth, and soon Barnaby has to figure out who amongst the village wanted both dead, complicated further when Gant's curate is murdered next.
496"Country Matters"Richard HolthouseAndrew Payne10 September 2006 (2006-09-10)November/December 20055.80
Villagers in Elverton-cum-Latterly are up in arms and divided, over the building of a supermarket. Things soon come to a head when independent environmental supervisor, Frank Hopkirk, is found stabbed to death at a Jubb's Timber Yard, the site of the new supermarket, by a pair of children. When Barnaby and Jones investigate to determine who wanted Hopkirk dead, they find out that he secretly came to the village under various aliases for sexual rendezvous with various women in fantasy role-playing scenarios, and that he had been making further investigations on the future development site and having doubts over claims it was contaminated. Either someone didn't like his investigations, or someone didn't like his sexual appetite, but either way, Barnaby finds himself investigating lies and more to uncover the truth.
507"Death in Chorus"Sarah HellingsDavid Lawrence3 September 2006 (2006-09-03)January/February 20066.28
Barnaby and DC Ben Jones (Jason Hughes) find themselves attempting to unravel the deaths of a choir tenor, and later a bird watcher, before more murders occur. The case is complicated by a rivalry between the Midsomer Worthy and Aston Wherry choirs, due to compete in an upcoming competition, and suspicions that an art scam is to be conducted, and soon Barnaby and Jones become concerned about a local woman, who they fear may become a victim herself. Particularly when it becomes clear the bird watcher had been photographing suspicious activity of late.
518"Last Year's Model"Richard HolthouseDavid Hoskins17 September 2006 (2006-09-17)February/March 20066.78
A few months ago, Annie Woodrow was arrested, accused of murdering her friend, Frances Trevelyan, on the motive of wanting Frances' husband. Her time in court has come, but DCI Barnaby is certain she still is holding things back in regards to the murder, and decides to monitor the trial. Yet a chance remark by Frances' youngest daughter, and a meeting with an old friend and psychiatrist, makes him begin to doubt the evidence for her conviction. Soon he and DC Jones, awaiting news of his promotion to DS, find themselves reinvestigating the case, and it soon becomes clear that they may have missed details that could implicate another in the murder.

Series 10 (2006–08)[edit]

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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 near Morton Fendle is the location for a romantic evening between young Simon Bright and his girlfriend Laura Sharp - absolutely nothing could ruin their date. The next morning, when Frances Kirby is out for her morning jog, she notices the vintage car they were in up at the airfield, containing Simon Bright's dead body, with Laura nowhere to be seen. Confused, Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and D.S. Jones can't work out whether it was a suicide pact or murder. Furthermore, they've got to find Miss Sharp and their investigation leads them to linking Simon and Laura with the villagers of Morton Fendle, who met at Elaine Trim's dancing classes. Eventually, the Barnaby family plus Jones make it to a 40s style dance night at the village hall before more villagers start turning up dead.
532"The Animal Within"Renny RyeDavid Hoskins19 January 2007 (2007-01-19)June/July 20066.95
When Faith Alexander (Lisa Eichhorn) arrives in Midsomer County to meet her long-lost uncle Rex Masters, she gets a shock - Rex's staff had been told that she was dead. Things become even more complex when Rex's body is found in a nearby river, bearing wounds that suggest he was murdered. Barnaby and Jones are soon on the case, trying to establish who would have wanted the elderly man dead. Several people soon come forward with multiple wills, which confuse the matter, but when two more people, close friends of Rex, are also murdered, the investigation raises question on the motive, leading Barnaby to wonder if it was down to finances, passion, or something from Rex's past.
543"King's Crystal"Peter SmithSteve Trafford26 January 2007 (2007-01-26)July/August 20066.88
Following the death of Alan King while on a business trip to China, the family company, King's Crystal, is in financial trouble. As plans to shut the Midsomer Magna factory are being put into action, Alan's wife Hilary and brother Charles are married in the village church - much to the dismay of Alan's son Ian. In addition to strife between members of the family, the factory workers are outraged at the loss of their jobs. So when company accountant Peter Baxter is found murdered, Barnaby and Jones suspect a disgruntled employee is to blame. But in order to investigate the matter further, Jones is forced to work undercover, and infiltrate the local group of Freemasons in the village.
554"The Axeman Cometh"Renny RyeMichael Aitkens2 February 2007 (2007-02-02)August/September 20066.87
The music lovers of Midsomer County are delighted when a host of bands arrives for the Midsomer Rocks festival. Barnaby himself is particularly looking forward to seeing recently re-formed rock band, Hired Gun, perform on stage, but he soon gets close to the band for rather unfortunate reasons. During their opening performance, the band's singer, Mimi (Suzi Quatro), falls to the ground dead - electrocuted by a wire that had been run through the microphone stand. Barnaby and Jones soon find the rest of the band could be targets, and when another is killed, questions are raised as to whether former band member, Ginger Foxton, who went missing for 30 years and is presumed dead, is still at large. The detectives soon have to delve into a world of rock music, drug use and greed, to find the truth.
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
The suspicious death of popular young GP Dr Alan Delaney brings Barnaby and Jones to Midsomer Market to investigate. The detectives are baffled as to a motive for murder - until they consider that the newly engaged Dr James Kirkwood may have been the intended victim. Before long, Barnaby and Jones are heading to Wales - former home to Delyth Mostyn, James's fiancee, to delve deeper into the mystery. There are certainly possible suspects in the murder and attempt on Kirkwood, from Delyth's children, who oppose the engagement, Delyth's husband, and more, as the detectives investigate things, in hopes of uncovering the truth before a major walk is to take place on Mount Snowdon.
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 build-up to Luxton Deeping's annual photographic exhibition, a battle rages between the traditional and digital photographers of the pretty village. The dispute seems harmless enough - until Lionel Bell is found murdered in a nearby woodland, strangled with the cord of his light meter. Barnaby soon gets to work tracking down the killer, but it seems someone is trying to implicate the detective in the murder. And once he is replaced on the case, finding the culprit seems less likely than ever, as his replacement is more concerned of an upcoming wedding than the investigation. Barnaby is forced to work off the case to uncover who is framing him, and who wants dead other photographers in the village.
587"They Seek Him Here"Sarah HellingsBarry Purchese27 April 2008 (2008-04-27)January/February 20077.98
The residents of Midsomer Magna are thrilled when a production crew arrives at the local manor house to film a version of The Scarlet Pimpernel. But the crew members aren't the only visitors to the area - Jones has spotted notorious criminal George Ince nearby. But when the director, Nick Cheney, is found dead - his head severed by a prop guillotine - Barnaby must discover who would have wanted the victim dead. It soon becomes clear that things are not so simple, and the detectives soon have to shift through varying motives, layered by lies, hidden truths, and a possible robbery to be committed.
598"Death in a Chocolate Box"Richard HolthouseTony Etchells11 May 2008 (2008-05-11)February/March 20076.88
Barnaby is in Midsomer Holm, bidding farewell to reformed criminal Ronnie Tyler, who has taken part in a rehabilitation scheme in the village. Also present is disgraced ex-policeman Jack Colby, a former colleague of Barnaby's - but Jack refuses to talk to his old friend. When Jack is murdered, the detective must delve into the dark secrets in the victim's past. There are certainly dark secrets to uncover, and Barnaby has to determine whether the victim's part in a scandal years earlier at Causton police station, is key to the mystery behind his death. It isn't long before he finds that Eddie Marston is attempting blackmail, and soon murdered as a result, and that Lord Holm is in love with Jack's wife, psychotherapist Gina.

Series 11 (2008–10)[edit]

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601"Shot at Dawn"Richard HolthouseMichael Aitkens1 January 2008 (2008-01-01)July/August 20076.62
It's a good day for the Hicks family, as the name of Tommy Hicks - who was executed during World War I for "cowardice and desertion" - is added to the list on Midsomer Parva's war memorial. Tommy's son Lionel and grandson Dave, mayor of Causton and whom Barnaby does not like (owing to dodgy building work by the mayor's company), are thrilled, but the snooty Hammonds are decidedly less pleased. Henry, the patriarch of the Hammond family, is particularly riled by his insalubrious neighbours, and has nurtured a long-running feud with the Hickses. But the evening after a battle re-enactment in the village, Henry is murdered - and Barnaby must delve into the history of the two families to find the killer, discovering a web of fraud, lies, and hidden truths.
612"Blood Wedding"Peter SmithDavid Lawrence6 July 2008 (2008-07-06)June/July 20077.20
As the Barnabys prepare for Cully's wedding, Lord Fitzroy and Beth Porteous are married in the pretty village of Bledlow. At the lavish reception at Bledlow Hall that follows, however, tragedy strikes - maid of honour Marina Fellowes is found murdered in one of the rooms by some of the guests. With their honeymoon cancelled, the Fitzroys must contend with a police presence in their home, as Barnaby and Jones try to learn more about the family history. It soon becomes clear there are secrets, deception, and an illegtimate son involved in the mystery, which is further complicated when the estate manager is killed by an arrow.
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
Barnaby and Jones are in Dunstan to investigate the deaths of a reclusive couple. As they try to establish whether Ron and Libby Wilson were murdered or died of natural causes, their attention is drawn to a dispute raging between a local builder and road protesters nearby. When another death occurs, the detectives learn that there are plenty of dark secrets and fierce hostilities in this apparently idyllic village. Will Jack Purdy's quick temper lead to violence? How far would the protesters go to prevent the bypass being built? And do current events somehow relate to the death of Michael Wilson many years earlier?
634"Midsomer Life"Peter SmithDavid Hoskins13 July 2008 (2008-07-13)October/November 20077.16
When the body of Londoner Charlie Finleyson is discovered in woodland near Midsomer Sonning, Barnaby and Jones find themselves investigating employees at local Midsomer Life magazine. It turns out the dead man was married to the ex-wife of Guy Sandys, the wealthy owner of the publication. As the detectives become aware of a feud between Guy and the proprietor of the Morecroft Hotel, tensions are also heating up between the locals and visiting Londoners. Soon Barnaby and Jones find themselves to trying to piece together the truth about the murder, and learn that someone might be trying to conceal something in their past.
645"The Magician's Nephew"Richard HolthouseMichael Russell27 July 2008 (2008-07-27)November/December 20077.01
A children's magic show goes horribly wrong when one of the performers dies during a trick. Barnaby and Jones discover that the victim was poisoned with a rare toxin extracted from Ecuadorean poison frogs - so the hunt is on for a particularly ruthless and imaginative killer. The detectives soon learn that a feud is raging between local occult practitioner Ernest Balliol and famous writer Aloysius Wilmington. While some of the villagers - such as Ernest's daughter Isolde - believe that powerful magical forces are at play, others think the reasons for the bloodshed may have their roots in the distant past. Barnaby and Jones soon find themselves delving into the occult, magic, and ancients books of power, to determine what happened, and soon sense a mixture of both might be the motive for the murder, when a book shop owner is killed with shattered glass, laced in the same poison.
656"Days of Misrule"Renny RyeElizabeth-Anne Wheal24 December 2008 (2008-12-24)February/March 20085.89
Barnaby and Jones are forced to take part in a team building exercise and Tom has plenty of problems dealing with the young, new, acting Chief Superintendent, John Cotton (Nick Fletcher). Following an explosion in a truck that had been stored in a truck depot, a body is soon discovered in a nearby lake, which turns out to be Alec Grainger, who had been seen arguing with James Parkes (Joseph Millson), the son of Colonel Matt Parkes (Tim Pigott-Smith). James appears to be involved in shady business deals and is blamed by his grandmother Caroline Halsey (Judy Parfitt) – and others – for the suicide of a woman he got pregnant two years before. Barnaby and Jones find themselves delving into a mixture of fraud, smuggling, and lies, trying to piece together the truth.
667"Talking to the Dead"Sarah HellingsDavid Lawrence5 May 2010 (2010-05-05)March/April 20085.92
When two couples vanish into thin air in the village of Monks Barton, Barnaby and Jones hear rumours of haunted woods and witchcraft. Barnaby remains sceptical of this, even when an unidentified body is found in a shallow grave and the missing start turning up dead. He soon has to determine if ghosts, criminals, or something else, is behind the abductions and murders.
N.B.: This episode was delayed until 2010: it finally aired on ITV one week before "The Made-to-Measure Murders".

Series 12 (2009–10)[edit]

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671"The Dogleg Murders"Richard HolthouseAndrew Payne22 July 2009 (2009-07-22)June/July 20086.14
No one could suspect that a prestigious golf club would be the setting for murder, but when one of the major members is found dead, bludgeoned to death in a thicket next to the 13th hole, Barnaby and Jones try to determine what made him leave the fairway. It seems the club has a rift between the snobbish members, and local villagers, the latter only allowed onto the course for a few hours a week. Before long, another member turns up dead, and the detectives soon find the club has a hidden history, involving gambling, illegal money lending and assault, prompting the pair to determine if a club member, or one of its staff, is responsible for the deeds.
682"The Black Book"Peter SmithNicholas Martin5 August 2009 (2009-08-05)July/August 20086.28
A newly discovered masterpiece by landscape artist Henry Hogson causes a stir when it is auctioned for £400,000 – just hours before its former owner is tortured and killed. When another Hogson is stolen, Barnaby decides to become an expert on the Midsomer painter, with the help of art teacher Matilda Simms (Susannah Harker). He soon realises the paintings are not what they seem – but the death toll is rising.
693"Secrets and Spies"Renny RyeMichael Aitkens29 July 2009 (2009-07-29)August/September 20086.90
Former secret agent Geoffrey Larkin arrives in Midsomer Parva and stays at Allenby House, a country mansion run by former spies Sir Malcolm Frazer (Benjamin Whitrow), his son Nicky (Peter Davison) and Nicky's wife Jenny (Alice Krige) as a safe house. Geoffrey is soon gashed to death after a cricket match in Midsomer Parva, and the locals blame the 'beast of Midsomer'. However, Barnaby – a former spy himself – soon realises that the killing has links to Allenby House and Cold War Berlin, but is initially thrown off the case by MI6. But when a further murder occurs MI6 Agent Glen Jarvis (Neil Stuke) asks Barnaby back on the case.
704"The Glitch"Richard HolthouseMichael Russell23 September 2009 (2009-09-23)October/November 20086.34
Midsomer University science fellow and cycling enthusiast George Jeffers (David Haig) threatens to make public a problem with his state-of-the-art invention Kernel Logic, but American software boss Clinton Finn fears he will lose millions if the truth comes out. When a schoolteacher is killed in a hit-and-run, Barnaby suspects Jeffers was the intended target. The subsequent murder of a fellow cyclist (Philip Jackson) brings the involvement of fellow University associates (Jonathan Cecil and Jim Norton) into sharper focus.
715"Small Mercies"Peter SmithPeter J. Hammond28 October 2009 (2009-10-28)November/December 20086.43
In the peaceful village of Little Worthy, Bob Moss was about to open up his beloved model village, when he found a gruesome extra attraction. Young local, Richard Tanner, had been stabbed in the side and his corpse tied down like Gulliver in Lilliput. Barnaby and Jones wonder who wanted him dead, but when the woman he was secretly meeting is killed during the village's Crazy Craft race, the pair have to delve in and discover who might be lying and hiding secrets.
726"The Creeper"Renny RyeAndrew Payne27 January 2010 (2010-01-27)February/March 20096.35
A cat burglar is on the loose, one known as "the Creeper", but the wave of burglaries he or she have committed, seem to have finally led to murder, when David Roper (Rik Mayall) is found smothered in his bed on the Chettham family estate. Yet Barnaby and Jones learn he may have been planning to write a book that could have been quite uncomfortable for someone, leading the pair to determine whether members of the Chettham family, or their friends, were responsible.
737"The Great and the Good"Richard HolthouseDavid Hoskins14 April 2010 (2010-04-14)March/April 20095.46
A sleep-walking school teacher (Nancy Carroll) starts to believe she has slit the throats of her mentor (Tim Wylton) and a local handyman man in her sleep, but her friends (Paola Dionisotti and Monica Dolan) are not convinced that she is the culprit, nor is Barnaby. A local philanthropist (Paul Chapman) and his social-climbing wife (Suzanne Burden) are planning the annual Frobisher night - but will it go without a hitch, and can they identify the killer?

Series 13 (2010–11)[edit]

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741"The Made-to-Measure Murders"Peter SmithAndrew Payne12 May 2010 (2010-05-12)June/July 20095.53
The residents of Milton Cross, a feudal estate with a church, farms, houses and acres of land, depend on lord of the manor Edward Milton for their livelihoods. But when Sonia Woodley is stabbed in the churchyard two years after the death of her abusive husband Gerald, Barnaby and Jones investigate, trying to work out who killed her. It soon becomes clear someone took a pair of tailor scissors to do the deed, but who amongst the villagers could have done so, is unclear, and the investigation is complicated, when the pair learn the local Anglican priest, the parish vicar, had received a letter from Sonia. When he himself is killed, the pair believe something in the letter may be key to solving the mystery.
752"The Sword of Guillaume"Renny RyeMichael Aitkens10 February 2010 (2010-02-10)July/August 20097.02
Barnaby is not convinced about Mayor David Hicks' plans to revive an annual trip to Brighton, suspecting his proposal to buy coastal land there, is rather a fraudulent scheme. Naturally, he joins the trip, but during their time in Brighton, a hated property developer (Tim McInnerny) is beheaded on a ghost house ride, prompting Barnaby to team up with his cousin to determine whether the developer's renters, the mayor, a gloomy reverend (Mark Gatiss), or the lady of a large estate are responsible, and soon discovers a hotbed of jealously, debt, lies and more, conceal a far darker secret.
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 a town with a Wild West Society and many grudges. During a Wild West show at the local faire, the witch on the 'Dunk the Witch' stall is well and truly dunked but laughter soon turns to horror when she doesn't get up and the water in the tank starts to turn red. Barnaby and Jones need to be quick on the draw to track down the murderer, and soon begin to wonder whether a dispute over land was the motive, or something far more sinister, especially when more people are killed, with methods linked to the Wild West.
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, Barnaby's wife Joyce swerves her car and narrowly misses a shadowy figure in the road - or so she thinks, when later that night a body is discovered in the old cemetery. The victim was a member of the council who was strange and weird, but someone seemed to have quite a grudge on him, and so Barnaby and Jones delve into his background, and the village, attempting to determine who might have wanted him dead, finding ghosts, grudges, and more beneath the village's surface.
785"Master Class"Renny RyeNicholas Martin6 October 2010 (2010-10-06)February/March 20106.10
Piano student Zoe Stock has won a place at the Devington Manor Winter School led by internationally renowned musician, Sir Michael Fielding (James Fox). Yet when she is there, things become mysterious when from the river bank in the grounds of the manor she sees a woman jump from the bridge and disappear underwater. When Barnaby and Jones start investigating the possible drowning, they discover unsavoury connections to the past that could prove lethal 20 years later, especially when someone attempts to kill. It isn't long, before murder does occur, and the detectives attempt to fathom what occurred in the drowning, and the present day murders.
796"The Noble Art"Richard HolthouseBarry Purchese13 October 2010 (2010-10-13)April 20105.70
When Midsomer Morchard's very own boxer, John Kinsella, wins a world title in New York, the success seems to be a joyous time for all, until murder rears its ugly head. When a local solicitor is found dead by his assistant and Kinsella's manager, Barnaby attempts to determine what is going on, and soon discover issues with inheritance, affairs, anger, and gambling to make matters difficult. Meanwhile Kinsella's trainer Teddy Molloy (Phil Daniels) has his own hidden agenda. When a re-enactment of a Victorian boxing match gets heated, and Kinsella's manager is found dead in his home's gym, the pair attempt to determine who is responsible, although Barnaby's judgement seems to be clouded on this one.
807"Not in My Back Yard"Peter SmithJ.C. Wilsher12 January 2011 (2011-01-12)May/June 20106.93
A planning dispute turns to murder, after a leading light in the Midsomer Conservation Society suspects her neighbours are involved in a money-making development scam. Political wrangling, burglaries and sexual liaisons abound in picturesque Great Pelfe - but when a member of the possible scam is themselves murdered, Barnaby wonders what is truly going on behind the scenes of an important by-election.
818"Fit for Murder"Renny RyeAndrew Payne2 February 2011 (2011-02-02)June/July 20108.10
Barnaby reluctantly accompanies Joyce on a spa weekend to Swavely Manor. But as he attempts to de-stress, a woman is found dead in the flotation chamber. He abandons his treatment to investigate, but his personal worries are never far away as he contemplates his future, while trying to determine if an argument between the spa's owners and their neighbours is the motive, or something else.
Last appearance of Tom Barnaby, Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby, and DC Gail Stephens

Series 14 (2011–12)[edit]

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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 and is bemused by the quaint villages and their quirky residents. But when a local DJ is crushed to death at a traditional girls' boarding school, he soon discovers that murder and deception are never far away. As the death toll rises, could Barnaby's first case also be his last?
832"Dark Secrets"Simon LangtonMichael Aitkens30 March 2011 (2011-03-30)August/September 20106.32
The reclusive lives of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham (Edward Fox and Phyllida Law) comes under police scrutiny when a social services investigator (Jeff Rawle) is murdered. Barnaby and Jones must unearth generations of family secrets and decipher astronomical charts to find the killer.
First appearance of Sarah Barnaby
843"Echoes of the Dead"Nick LaughlandPeter J. Hammond20 April 2011 (2011-04-20)September/October 20105.47
When a young woman is dressed like a bride and drowned in a bath, it triggers a spate of ghoulish wedding-themed murders in Great Worthy. The case takes Barnaby and Jones to a donkey sanctuary, a heritage steam railway and a pub run by an ex-copper and former brothel madam. With the serial killer still at large, could history be repeating itself?
854"The Oblong Murders"Renny RyeDavid Hoskins25 May 2011 (2011-05-25)October/November 20105.33
Jones goes undercover at the Oblong Foundation after one of the cult's young female members disappears suddenly. But he and Barnaby soon start digging into an old case involving the death of a couple in a boat explosion.
Last appearance of Dr. George Bullard
865"The Sleeper Under the Hill"Nick LaughlandDavid Lawrence21 September 2011 (2011-09-21)March/April 20115.83
In Midsomer Mow, the gruesome discovery of a farmer's eviscerated body in an ancient stone circle is made just days before the spring equinox.
First appearance of Dr. Kate Wilding
876"The Night of the Stag"Simon LangtonNicholas Martin12 October 2011 (2011-10-12)May/June 20116.04
A VAT inspector goes missing as he hunts for an illicit cider still responsible for brewing The Beast, a potent local hooch. At the Midsomer Abbas spring fayre which celebrates its friendship with Midsomer Herne, Barnaby and Jones sample the local cider, while temperance preacher Norman Grigor calls on residents to repent of their drunken ways. Suddenly, Barnaby is violently ill as the body of missing man Peter Slim is found floating in the cider vat. Meanwhile Samuel Quested (Warren Clarke), the traditionalist mayor of Midsomer Abbas, seeks to revive the ancient rite known as 'The Stag'.
887"A Sacred Trust"Renny RyeRachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths26 October 2011 (2011-10-26)June/July 20116.38
Barnaby and Jones investigate the cloistered world of Midsomer Priory when a nun is strangled to death. The detectives uncover a complex mystery involving holy orders, teenage romantic liaisons, African art and missing antique silver as the community is forced to open its doors to 21st-century policing.
898"A Rare Bird"Nick LaughlandSteve Trafford11 January 2012 (2012-01-11)July/August 20116.43
A row between keen birdwatchers in Midsomer-in-the-Marsh turns nasty when their president is killed. Patrick Morgan met his death while hoping to sight a rare bird, but is his obsession with ornithology to blame – or something more sinister?

Series 15 (2012–13)[edit]

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901"The Dark Rider"Alex PillaiMichael Aitkens1 February 2012 (2012-02-01)September/October 20116.94
When Bentham DeQuetteville falls to his death from a roof after seeing a headless horseman, his aristocratic family seem more concerned about their forthcoming Civil War re-enactment than the incident. As Barnaby and Jones try to find out the truth behind the ghostly figure, their investigation uncovers shocking secrets about the DeQuettevilles.
912"Murder of Innocence"Renny RyeElizabeth-Anne Wheal21 March 2012 (2012-03-21)November/December 20115.60
When a barrister is killed in Midsomer, suspicion falls on convicted murderer Grady Felton. Grady has just returned to the village of Binwell where he committed the murder years ago amid much anger from locals. But Grady has a solid alibi. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice – until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack.
923"Written in the Stars"Renny RyeSteve Trafford25 September 2012 (2012-09-25)May/June 20125.05
As darkness covers Midsomer Stanton during a total eclipse of the sun, amateur astronomer Jeremy Harper is killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Barnaby and Jones soon discover intrigue, sexual tension and academic rivalry are rife among the star-seeking community.
934"Death and the Divas"Nick LaughlandRachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths2 January 2013 (2013-01-02)April/May 20126.49
The murder of a journalist has chilling echoes of a 1960s horror film starring Midsomer's own Stella Harris. When Stella's more famous sister returns after a 40-year family rift, the killings escalate, each reminiscent of a movie plot. Is life – and death – imitating art?
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 since the night she tried to elope. Soon afterwards, a serial killer strikes members of a chess club. Could the attack which left Harriet for dead a year ago be linked to moves on a chess board? And where is her boyfriend Finn?
956"Schooled in Murder"Andy HayLisa Holdsworth30 January 2013 (2013-01-30)July/August 20126.89
When Debbie Moffett is crushed to death with a giant round of cheese at the home of the world-famous Midsomer Blue, secret and controversial plans to modernise the dairy are revealed while rumours about private lives of the parents cause a row at the prestigious local prep school. As other people linked to the dairy meet agonising deaths, long-held secrets start to emerge.
Last regular appearance of DS Ben Jones

Series 16 (2013–14)[edit]

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961"The Christmas Haunting"Nick LaughlandChris Murray24 December 2013 (2013-12-24)June/July 20134.92
DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson investigate the fatal stabbing of a man with an antique sword during a ghost-hunting party at a ‘haunted’ manor house. Is blacksmith’s daughter Rose Wilton seeking revenge from the beyond the grave, or can Barnaby and Nelson find a more earthly motive behind the murder and trap the killer?
First appearance of DS Charlie Nelson
972"Let Us Prey"Alex PillaiPaul Logue8 January 2014 (2014-01-08)April/May 20136.06
A series of murders in Midsomer St Claire seem to be inspired by macabre images on a medieval fresco recently discovered in the church crypt. As the village prepares for storms and flooding it appears that someone is using ancient torture methods to punish modern-day ‘sinners’. But who is responsible and why?
983"Wild Harvest"Renny RyeRachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths29 January 2014 (2014-01-29)May/June 20136.24
When Martin Strickland, a local farmer is found dead in his own woods, covered by truffle oil and mauled to death by a wild boar, the investigation leads Barnaby to Wyvern House, a posh picturesque country house restaurant run by a very passionate celebrity chef (Sharon Small). But soon, another murder occurs and this time, the poison spreads further than the intended target.
994"The Flying Club"Luke WatsonMichael Aitkens5 February 2014 (2014-02-05)July/August 20136.05
When the owner of Finchmere Airfield is dropped from a plane to meet a gruesome death, Barnaby and Nelson find the exciting world of stunt pilots and military heroes hides many dark secrets. Are anti-aircraft campaigners behind Bernard King’s murder or does it link back to a tragic World War Two mission?
1005"The Killings of Copenhagen"Alex PillaiPaul Logue12 February 2014 (2014-02-12)September/October 20136.54
DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson join forces with two female Danish police detectives after Eric Calder is poisoned by Strychnine coating when opening one of his famous golden clusters.
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)[edit]

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1011"The Dagger Club"Alex PillaiChris Murray28 January 2015 (2015-01-28)April/May 20145.91
The unveiling of a newly-discovered novel by deceased Midsomer crime-writer George Summersbee at the Luxton Deeping Crime Festival is jeopardised when the manuscript is stolen and a woman is fatally electrocuted by a booby-trapped roulette wheel. Can new dad Barnaby untangle a web of jealousy and obsession to find the killer?
1022"Murder by Magic"Charles PalmerRachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths4 February 2015 (2015-02-04)June/July 20145.59
Pub landlady Hannah Altman is crushed to death when a stunt goes wrong during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer (Andrew Lee Potts), whose life is torn between his wife and his overbearing mother (Amanda Burton). When Kate discovers the safety wires have been sabotaged, a murder investigation is launched. Barnaby and Nelson uncover conflicts between the village church and Midsomer Oaks’ ancient pagan traditions. Vicar Magnus Soane (Jack Shepherd) and his curate repeatedly clash over these traditions. But with the murders seemingly all linked to Gideon’s illusions, who is staging the deathly tricks and why?
1033"The Ballad of Midsomer County"Renny RyePaul Logue11 February 2015 (2015-02-11)May/June 20145.39
It's the day of the Little Crosby Folk Festival and organiser Toby Winning is found dead, having drowned in a bowl of eggs and live eels. The murder seems to have been inspired by a ballad made famous by the late, lamented star Johnny Carver. Then it comes to light the victim recently announced plans to move the event to a new location, which would have cost local entrepreneur Frank Wainwright dearly. Toby's estranged wife Alice also comes under suspicion, before two further killings take place, echoing more lyrics from the song.
1044"A Vintage Murder"Nick LaughlandLisa Holdsworth18 February 2015 (2015-02-18)August 20145.03
The launch of the latest sparkling wine by Midsomer Vinae Winery falls flat when critic Nadia Simons gives it a scathing review, then guests sampling the vintage start to collapse. Owner William Carnarvon suspects the Farmers' Wives Association of trying to destroy his business, while his wife Diana frets over her mother Matilda, one of the victims. Pathologist Kate reveals the drink was laced with slug poison, but how is the attack connected to the death of a child in a hit-and-run? Barnaby and Nelson are called in to investigate.
Last appearance of Dr. Kate Wilding

Series 18 (2016)[edit]

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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, a sinister web of secrets and lies is exposed in the village of Little Malton. DCI Barnaby, DS Nelson and new Forensic Pathologist Kam Karimore are drawn into a macabre world of body-snatching as they seek to identify the villain.
First appearance of Dr. Kam Karimore
1062"The Incident at Cooper Hill"Renny RyePaul Logue13 January 2016 (2016-01-13)April/May 20155.90
Mysterious lights are seen in the sky over famous UFO hot-spot Cooper Hill. When a local forest-ranger suffers a strange death, the visiting UFO spotters are convinced aliens are responsible. DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson unearth suspicions, betrayals and long-buried secrets in their search for the truth.
1073"Breaking the Chain"Rob EvansChris Murray27 January 2016 (2016-01-27)June/July 20155.80
An international cycling competition comes to the Midsomer village of Burwood Mantle. When the race leader is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson find themselves drawn into a ruthlessly competitive world of blackmail, bribery and bloodshed where winning comes at any cost.
1084"A Dying Art"Matt CarterJeff Povey3 February 2016 (2016-02-03)July/August 20155.54
Art comes to the picturesque Midsomer village of Angel’s Rise with the opening of a new Sculpture Park. But when its launch is marred by murder, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson have to get creative to crack a case where art imitates death, and everything has a deeper meaning.
1095"Saints and Sinners"Renny RyeLisa Holdsworth10 February 2016 (2016-02-10)August/September 20155.83
The discovery of a Saint’s bones at an archaeological dig causes a stir in the village of Midsomer Cicely. But when the leader of the dig is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson soon realise that it’s not only skeletons that have been long buried in the hallowed ground.
1106"Harvest of Souls"Nick LaughlandCaleb Ranson17 February 2016 (2016-02-17)September/October 20155.60
The annual harvest fair and the daredevil riders of the Wall of Death come to Midsomer village Whitcombe Mallet. When the owner of an equestrian centre is trampled by his horse DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson have to unravel a complex feud from the past, where nothing is what it seems.
Last appearance of DS Charlie Nelson and of Sykes the dog.[3][4]

Series 19 (2016–18)[edit]

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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
The ghost village of Little Auburn has been abandoned since the war. When a young man is found murdered during its grand reopening, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter must unravel a sinister web of lies from both past and present in order to catch the killer.
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 patrols the streets of their remote village, exposing anyone who steps outside the law. When one of their members dies, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter uncover just how far some people will go for power...
1133"Last Man Out"Matt CarterJeff Povey11 January 2017 (2017-01-11)June/July 20166.55
Tensions run high in Lower Pampling as a new type of cricket threatens a century of tradition. When a star cricketer dies during a tournament, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter's investigation draws them into a dangerous game 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 a dead body is discovered covered in live rabbits, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter uncover a sinister side to the local pet show. Is this a rivalry taken too far or is the killer driven by something darker?
1155"Death by Persuasion"Alex PillaiChris Murray13 May 2018 (2018-05-13)September/October 20165.82
When a young woman slips away from a camp site where a Jane Austen fantasy event is taking place dressed in period attire, and is found stabbed in the woods with a quill, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter discover that the victim was a journalist interested in the village's healthcare drone delivery program, and are forced to look back in time to find the killer.
1166"The Curse of the Ninth"Matt CarterJulia Gilbert20 May 2018 (2018-05-20)October/November 20164.98
Barnaby and Winter uncover multiple motives when the winner of a fought-after music award is found strangled with a violin string moments before a performance, including rivalry over the prize, disagreements about the music festival business, and a missing Stradivarius violin.
Last appearance of Dr. Kam Karimore

Series 20 (2019)[edit]

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1171"The Ghost of Causton Abbey"Matt CarterHelen Jenkins10 March 2019 (2019-03-10)TBA6.39
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
1182"Death of the Small Coppers"Paul HarrisonChris Murray17 March 2019 (2019-03-17)TBA6.00
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?
Guest appearance by VPK Birgitte Poulsen (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen)
1193"Drawing Dead"Toby FrowJeff Povey19 May 2019 (2019-05-19)TBA4.76
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)TBA4.65
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 Jenkins2019 (2019)TBATBA
Barnaby is less than impressed when Sarah drags him to a family friend's wedding. But soon things go from bad to worse when tragedy strikes and Barnaby is called into action to catch a murderer with an apparent penchant for local brides.
1226"Send in the Clowns"Nick LaughlandJulia Gilbert2019 (2019)TBATBA
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[edit]

On 19 May 2018, Nick Hendrix confirmed that series 21 would begin filming in 2019.[5][6]

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1231"The Point of Balance"Audrey CookeTBATBATBATBA
1242"The Miniature Murders"Toby FrowHelen JenkinsTBATBATBA
1253"The Sting of Death"Matt CarterJulia GilbertTBATBATBA
1264"With Baited Breath"Jennie DarnellJeff PoveyTBATBATBA


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  3. ^ "Midsomer Murders says farewell as Sykes retires". ITV. ITV PLC. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  4. ^ Moodie, Clemmie (26 December 2016). "TV's dog star bow-wows 98! Pet who appeared in Midsomer Murders, Cranford and host of TV adverts hangs up his collar for a well-earned retirement". The Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. ^ Dosani, Rishma (19 May 2018). "Nick Hendrix wants Ricky Gervais and Tom Hardy on Midsomer Murders". Metro. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Fitting in some script signing before today's read-through of season 21!". ITV. 18 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.

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