Midsomer Murders

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Wednesday 8:00 PM on ITV Premiered Mar 23, 1997 Between Seasons

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    • Murder of Innocence
      Murder of Innocence
      Season 15 - Episode 2
      3/21/12
      9.3

      Convicted killer Grady Felton returns to his childhood home after 18 years, causing anger in the community. A barrister who defended him in the trial is murdered and suspicion falls on Grady. Grady has an alibi though and when he ends up being critically injured in an arson attack it looks like somebody is out to take revenge

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    • Death's Shadow
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      1/20/99
      9.2

      Barnaby and Troy are in Badger's Drift again, this time to investigate the murder of an unpopular property developer called Richard Bayly who had been suffering from a brain tumour. Bayly had recently come up with plans to build a new housing estate in the sleepy village, despite determined local opposition, and he was killed with an Indian sword belonging to Stephen Wentworth, the local Vicar.

      Another interesting factor is the recent arrival in the village of Simon Fletcher, a theatre director with unhappy childhood memories and perhaps an old grievance.

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    • A gentle stroll in the woods for Miss Emily Simpson ends in tragedy. To the village doctor Miss Simpson's death looks natural, but her old friend, Lucy Berringer, is unconvinced. Lucy eventually draws the unwilling Chief Inspector Barnaby into the case. Barnaby's investigation reveals old rivalries, old loves and new scandals. Then a second horrifying killing shocks Barnaby into running the murderer to ground.moreless
    • Fit for Murder
      Season 13 - Episode 8
      2/2/11
      9.1

      Inspector Barnaby's birthday is soon coming up, and Tom is reminded that he's nearing the age when his father died prematurely of a stroke. He starts thinking about his existence and how he wants to spend the rest of his life. Together with Joyce he goes to Midsomer Health Farm for a peaceful weekend. His weekend naturally ends up far from being peaceful...

      This is John Nettles' last episode of Midsomer Murders.

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    • Ghosts of Christmas Past
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      12/25/04
      9.1
      Barnaby looks forward, with reservations, to entertaining his in-laws for Christmas. Meanwhile, exactly 9 years after the suicide of Ferdy Villiers his family and their guests arrive at the somewhat dilapidated Villiers home to celebrate the festive season.

      However, not everyone present is imbued with the Xmas spirit and the already rather tense atmosphere begins to disintegrate even further when it becomes apparent that someone in the household is all too aware that certain family members have dark secrets to hide.

      When what initially appears to have been an accident is revealed to be murder Barnaby and Scott discover that they must first unravel what really happened in the past in order to resolve the present.moreless
    • Let Us Prey
      Let Us Prey
      Season 16 - Episode 2
      1/8/14
      9.0

      A masked woman is found drowned in a river, and her father-in-law is crushed to death at a builder's yard. The retired local vicar claims that the murders are punishments for sinners, as depicted in a medieval fresco.

    • Dead Man's Eleven
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      9/12/99
      9.0

      Troy is in the Midsomer Worthy cricket eleven for the annual match against Fletchers Cross, so he is on the spot when the wife of Robert Cavendish, the Team Captain and a big local landowner, is found bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat. As often happens, the death toll mounts before the killer can be unmasked. Why should the cricket team's scorer be stabbed to death with a Nazi dagger at the following match?

      Cavendish, as a mine owner, may have been responsible for the 'accidental' deaths of two of his employees in years gone by. If someone is out for revenge, who is it?

      Meanwhile, a protest march to maintain footpaths across Cavendish's land finds a foot-bridge has been sabotaged, and their leader takes a ducking...

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    • Written in Blood
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      3/22/98
      8.9
      Gerald Hadleigh, secretary of a writers' circle, is found battered to death the morning after the group's meeting with best-selling novelist (and former psycho-therapist) Max Jennings. Gerald did not want to invite Max to Midsomer Worthy, and he seemed apprehensive about the visit.Barnaby's investigations show that Gerald was a man of mystery - he had no National Insurance number, no family, and no marriage certificate to go with his wedding photographs. And it seems he had a mysterious woman visitor on the night of his death... then Max Jennings goes missing and is found dead.moreless
    • Blood Wedding
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      7/6/08
      8.9

      The death of the maid of honour at an upper class wedding poses a challenge for Barnaby and Jones. These people are not used to having the police around asking a lot of silly questions. Barnaby has Cully's wedding to prepare for and things are not working out according to plan.

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    • The Straw Woman
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      2/29/04
      8.9
      When a traditional festival is revived at Midsomer Parva, it goes disastrously wrong, with the curate (or assistant priest) being burnt alive inside a straw effigy of a woman. Local property owner Alan Clifford holds an orgy at the Manor House, and it seems he has secrets... And then, just after finding a pig's head on the altar of the parish church, the dead curate's gay lover, the Reverend Jim Hale, dies too, seemingly of 'spontaneous combustion' - that is, he bursts into flames without any normal explanation. Barnaby refuses to believe in rumours of witchcraft and is vindicated when it proves that Hale's clothes had been sprinkled with phosphorus. Then, with Barnaby hot on the killer's trail, Liz Francis is knocked out with a candlestick and becomes the third villager to be burnt alive.

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    • Bad Tidings
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      1/4/04
      8.9

      Barnaby's new partner, Sergeant Dan Scott, arrives from London's Metropolitan Police and expects to have a quiet life. But then the murders begin. The first victim is Fiona Thompson, stabbed several times with a long knife on her way home from a flamenco night at Midsomer Mallow village hall - and a witness reports a mysterious squeaking noise at the scene of the crime...

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    • The Night of the Stag
      The Night of the Stag
      Season 14 - Episode 6
      10/12/11
      8.8

      A VAT inspector disappears while investigating illegal distilling in Midsomer Abbas and Midsomer Herne. His body turns up in a barrel of cider while Barnaby and Jones are enjoying the annual cider festival.

    • Vixen's Run
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      3/5/06
      8.8
      Barnaby and Jones investigate the death of aristocrat Sir Freddy Butler. Suspicions are aroused when his will disappears, and his solicitor is killed in an arson attack. The prime suspects are the victim's family, but they all seem to have cast-iron alibies.
    • Beyond the Grave
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      2/5/00
      8.8

      The village of Aspern Tallow is being haunted, according to the villagers. Then a body is found in the graveyard, and Barnaby and Troy find themselves investigating the ghost.

    • Dark Secrets
      Dark Secrets
      Season 14 - Episode 2
      3/30/11
      8.8

      A reclusive couple find their lives coming under police scrutiny after a social services investigator is killed. Barnaby finds out about generations of family secrets and has to decipher astronomical charts to discover the identity of the killer. Barnaby's wife arrives in the village as the head teacher at a local school.

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    • Ring Out Your Dead
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/15/02
      8.8

      In the village of Midsomer Wellow, someone is killing off the bellringers of the parish church, in the week before a big bell-ringing competition. One young woman on the team is even shot dead in the churchyard on her wedding day.

      Before he can crack the case, Barnaby has to understand the significance of an old killing in the same village in the year 1840, when the Midsomer Wellow Vicar of the day, the Reverend Jonathan Ebbrell, was murdered and thrown down a well by the bellringers of his church. So where are the Ebbrells now?

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    • Things That Go Bump in the Night
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      10/10/04
      8.8
      The murder of undertaker Patrick Pennyman takes Barnaby and Scott to the pretty village of Fletcher's Cross, where residents are divided about the rights and wrongs of a spiritualist church run by medium Rosetta Price. When Joyce Barnaby's friend Elizabeth is also killed, the detectives must find if there's a link between the funeral parlour and revelations from the spirit world.moreless
    • Death in a Chocolate Box
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      5/11/08
      8.8

      Reformed criminal Ronnie Tyler has been living at a halfway house in the village of Midsomer Holm. His place is taken by Eddie Marston, who soon goes missing.

    • Days of Misrule
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      12/24/08
      8.7
      It is Christmas and DCI Barnaby deals with an explosion and some killings near a freight company, at the same time as trying to deal with his acting CS who has very strong beliefs about teamwork.
    • Shot at Dawn
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      1/1/08
      8.7
      A 90-year-old feud comes to a head when the name of a soldier shot for cowardice after the Somme is added to the war memorial at Midsomer Parva. A retired colonel is shot dead, and Barnaby and Jones discover dangerous secrets connecting two families.
    • Death and Dreams
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      1/10/03
      8.7
      Barnaby investigates a death which looks very much like suicide. The dead man was a troubled and depressed gambler on a losing streak, but Barnaby's nose tells him to look for a murderer. During the investigation he recognizes someone from his past in the shape of Dr Jane Moore.

      The doctor is a widow who juggles her career with being a mother to her three children. Her 'Care in the Community' approach does not meet with the approval of many of the villagers.moreless
    • Talking to the Dead
      Season 11 - Episode 7
      5/5/10
      8.7

      A haunted forest, a gang of thieves and two couples' disappearance is the setting for this Barnaby mystery.

    • The Sicilian Defence
      The Sicilian Defence
      Season 15 - Episode 5
      1/9/13
      8.7

      The president of the chess society is found dead with an ice axe in his back and a chess notation in his mouth. Barnaby and Jones wonder whether an attack that left a young woman for dead could be linked to moves on a chess board.

    • Death in Chorus
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      9/3/06
      8.7
      The Midsomer Worthy local amateur choir includes Joyce Barnaby and Dr Bullard amongst its members. Their conductor, Laurence Barker, has a bitter feud with a rival. Following a rehearsal for the regional Four Choirs competition, the lead tenor, Connor Simpson, dies mysteriously.
    • Written in the Stars
      Written in the Stars
      Season 15 - Episode 3
      9/25/12
      8.7

      Barnaby and Jones investigate the murder of an amateur astronomer killed by a blow to the head during a total solar eclipse and uncover the inevitable sexual intrigue and academic rivalry.

    • A Talent for Life
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      1/3/03
      8.7

      Accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct on the river are bedevilling the Midsomer game fishermen, and Barnaby has to interview elegant widow Isobel Hewitt, a spendthrift, fast-living, Jaguar-driving 75-year-old, when another lady fly-fisher accuses her of a violent assault. Then first Isobel and later her fellow villager Dr Duncan Goff are found on the river-bank with their skulls smashed in, and there is no shortage of suspects - including an antique dealer who apparently specializes in befriending elderly widows.

      The picture is confused when one of the suspects, chef-restaurateur Keith Scholey, is found frozen to death in his walk-in deep freeze, with the lock of the door jammed by a nail. Troy has a theory that Scholey was the killer and has made his suicide look like murder, but will that be the end of the affair?

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    • Blood Will Out
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/19/99
      8.6

      The sleepy village of Martyr Warren is invaded by quarrelsome New Age travellers, some of whom fall out with Hector Bridges, a local magistrate. The police are well aware of the tensions, but matters come to a head when Hector is found shot dead. It quickly appears that he was feared by almost everyone in sight, including his own family. And there is more to the travellers than meets the eye - one of them is a former British army officer who fought alongside Hector in the Falklands War... Then (as so often happens to Barnaby and Troy) another dead body is found, this time that of an old man at the travellers' camp.

      Meanwhile, Barnaby is not feeling in full fighting trim for murder investigations, as Joyce has put him on a strict diet to lose weight.

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    • The Green Man
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      11/2/03
      8.6


      The Barnaby-Troy partnership is about to come to an end, as Troy has passed his inspector's exam and is moving on. However, the murderers of Midsomer go on piling up the bodies.

      Joyce Barnaby gets trapped in a fallen canal tunnel, and in getting her out seven skeletons come to light in a hidden chamber. Meanwhile, two local tearaways are shot dead in the woods at Midsomer Worthy, and a tramp called Tom is accused of the killings. While Troy looks into the shootings, Barnaby wrestles with an old mystery. And although six of the skeletons found in the tunnel date from the 18th century, one is much more recent.

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    • Picture of Innocence
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      6/3/07
      8.6

      When a member of the local camera club is brutally strangled, all leads point to one suspect - Barnaby! Barnaby is suspended, but gets covert help from Jones to try prevent the real killer from striking again.

    • The Sleeper under the Hill
      The Sleeper under the Hill
      Season 14 - Episode 5
      9/21/11
      8.6

      A farmer is murdered and suspicion falls on the local druids.

    • Four Funerals and a Wedding
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      9/24/06
      8.6
      When Mildred Danvers is found dead after returning to her childhood home, a battle of the sexes which has been fought in Broughton since the First World War comes to a head.

      As Barnaby investigates, the vicar Rev Gant is shot through the head, at the village fair. Is the killer on the side of the men or women - or do tragedies in Broughton's past hold the answer?moreless
    • Master Class
      Season 13 - Episode 5
      10/6/10
      8.6
      A famous pianist holds a master class for talented young pianists when a prodigy is shattered as she witnesses a young woman drowning in a nearby river. However, when the police arrive at the scene there is no sign of the victim. Barnaby recalls one of his first cases as a young police officer, when a young woman drowned in the river at the same place. Zoe, the young and very talented pianist gets one of the three places and is wooed by one of the other contestants. But nothing does Zoe know about the scheme Orlando and his mother have in mind. When Zoe agrees to play in the local church the organ, an attack on her life is prevented by Barnaby. As the investigation continues more dead bodies turn up and Barnaby, who is attending the concert at Sir Michael's Manor, is puzzled to find there the photograph of Sir Francis Galton who perfected the science of fingerprinting. He wonders why a world famous musician has a photograph of this man in his house. There is also Father Connor Gregory who knows more than he is telling and was also the one who reported the first drowning about 20 years ago. The two daughters of Sir Michael also behave suspiciously and seem to remember nothing about the first drowning even when Barnaby confronts them, that he was the one who asked them a few questions.moreless
    • Destroying Angel
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      8/26/01
      8.6

      Barnaby attends the funeral of the owner of the Easterly Grange Hotel and hears that the hotel manager has gone missing. The will is read, and it seems the hotel has been divided between the missing manager and his beautiful wife, the hotel's chef and its accountant.

      A dog finds the hotel manager's severed hand, and the others named in the will receive threatening notes. Then accidents start to happen to them all, including mushroom-poisoning, an apparently accidental shooting, a falling drinks cabinet and a sabotaged vehicle. Barnaby next learns that the missing hotel manager had in his possession a more recent will, which is also now missing....

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    • Judgement Day
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      1/29/00
      8.6

      A thief gets killed with a pitchfork, and the villagers of Midsomer Mallow worry that the killing may undermine their chances of a prize in this year's Perfect Village competition. Things clearly take a turn for the worse when two of the competition judges are the next to be murdered.

    • Midsomer Life
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      7/13/08
      8.6
      The "Midsomer Life" magazine and the Morecroft Hotel in Midsomer Sonning become the latest setting for Barnaby and Jones to solve a case.
    • Death of a Hollow Man
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      3/29/98
      8.5

      The body of Agnes Gray, a woman who loved only animals, is found in the river - but she did not drown. And then her cousin Esslyn Carmichael is tricked into killing himself on stage during an amateur production of the murder mystery Amadeus.

      Barnaby has to get to grips with clues which include adultery, dramatic ambition, stolen religious art, and large donations to animal charities, before unmasking a killer who proves to be mad.

      Meanwhile, love begins to blossom between Cully Barnaby and Nico Bentley, one of the cast of Amadeus...

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    • Strangler's Wood
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      2/3/99
      8.5
      The beautiful Brazilian, Carla Constanza, is the face of 'Carla' cigarettes. 'Carla' is a very popular brand of South American cigarettes in which Monarch Tobacco, a company based in Midsomer Worthy, has a significant stake. When, nine years after a series of unsolved murders (strangulations) at Ravens Wood in Midsomer Worthy, the young Brazilian woman is found strangled, it leads to fears that the serial killer is back in business. Barnaby and Troy look out the old files in dealing with the first new murder - and then others follow.moreless
    • The Made-to-Measure Murders
      Season 13 - Episode 2
      5/12/10
      8.5

      The Woodley family have been tailors for generations and have a small shop which is part of the feudal estate owned by Edward Milton. His estate encompasses the whole village and several surrounding areas as well.

      Two years previously, tailor, Gerald Woodley, died in his back yard following his third heart attack, leaving a widow, Sonia, and a son, Luke, both of whom work in the tailor's shop, 'Woodley and Woodley', along with Gerald's brother, Matthew.

      When, on the second anniversary of Gerald's death, something is still clearly troubling Sonia, she reaches out to her friend, Wendy Minchin, to whom she shows a letter which clearly is a shock to both women. Still unable to cope with whatever is troubling her, Sonia makes an appointment to speak to The Reverend Moreland but is murdered in the church graveyard before she gets there. Later, after the mysterious letter is given to the Reverend, he too is murdered. The question is, why have these two people been killed, what was in the letter and how is the estate owner, Edward Milton connected, if at all?

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    • Death and the Divas
      Death and the Divas
      Season 15 - Episode 4
      1/2/13
      8.5

      A holywood star, sister of a local actress, returns to Midsomer with her producer husband after an absence of 40 years. Meanwhile, a series of murders takes place, each echoing an incident in a film starring a member of the family.

    • Country Matters
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      9/10/06
      8.5
      Barnaby and Jones investigate the death of a man found in an abandoned saw mill. During their investigation they discover that he led a very interesting life.
    • A Tale of Two Hamlets
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      1/24/03
      8.4

      Someone is decimating the ancient Smythe-Webster family of Upper Walden, and the bad blood between the villages of Upper and Lower Walden is renewed with a vengeance.

      First, young heart-throb actor Larry Smith (alias Laurence Smythe-Webster) dies in an explosion at a publicity event for a new film. House of Satan is based on a book by a local writer, the late Ellis Bell of Lower Walden - a village whose inhabitants are referred to by its Vicar, the Reverend Simon Smythe-Webster, as "the weasels of the wild wood".

      The next to die is Larry's uncle, House of Satan producer Frank Webster (Francis Smythe-Webster), electrocuted to death on his exercise bike. Finally, Barnaby's principal suspect, Danny Pinchel, the family's cook, is drowned in a large bowl of tomato soup...

      Barnaby realizes he is dealing with an historic grudge, and he enquires into the family's antecedents.

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    • The Black Book
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      8/5/09
      8.4

      DCI Barnaby finds himself investigating a crime committed in the art world after a man is murdered following the sale of painting.

    • Dark Autumn
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      9/16/01
      8.4

      A postman is brutally murdered on his morning round in the hamlet of Goodman's Land. Local WPC Jay Nash helps Barnaby and Troy to establish that Dave offered a very personal service to the female villagers, leaving a trail of jealous husbands in his wake, and it becomes clear that the tiny village is riven with other adulterous affairs. Then the body count begins to go up...

      Meanwhile, romance is blossoming between Troy and Jay.

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    • Death of a Stranger
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      12/31/99
      8.4
      As the Upper Marshwood hunt heads off into the distance with the unforgettable sound of the horses and hounds in pursuit of the fox, a filthy tramp runs for cover in the woods, he stumbles and falls into a pit... screaming. The tramp is later found murdered in the woods near Marshwood. Barnaby is on holiday when he hears that Superintendent Ron Pringle (who is on the point of retirement) has a local poacher arrested and charged, and he is later convicted of the crime. But then there is a second murder, and Barnaby thinks Pringle has got it badly wrong. He intends to see matters straightened out. Then Pringle himself is killed in what seems at first to be a riding accident - but Barnaby rightly suspects foul play.moreless
    • Murder on St. Malley's Day
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      9/22/02
      8.4

      The village of Midsomer Parva is dominated by the imposing Devington School - as a seat of learning, Devington may be undistinguished in the great world, but it is socially well-connected and it has economic clout. When the College's Pudding Club sets off a murderous chain of events, ranks begin to close against Barnaby and Troy, and they need inside information to catch the killer. Is it someone from the local village who has a grudge against the school or is the killing motivated by activities at the school?

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    • The Silent Land
      Season 13 - Episode 4
      9/22/10
      8.4
      The Midsomer viallage of March Magna has a plethora of old ghost stories to keep the locals and the tourists happy but it's not such a happy place for Joyce and Cully when they are driving home from a musical recital and have a car accident after Joyce swerves to miss a dark figure on the road. Joyce is convinced that she hit somebody but Tom thinks she was imagining things until a body is found at the local cemetery, the scene of many a "ghostly" sighting over the years. The question is, is this dead body the person whom Joyce thinks she hit on the road or someone else entirely? In fact, did Joyce hit anyone at all or was she really seeing things? Barnaby and Jones have their work cut out trying to unravel the mystery when they find that the dead person was not well liked and the people from the village do not seem keen to help the police with their enquiries.moreless
    • A Worm in the Bud
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      6/23/02
      8.4
      Susan Bartlett, who was depressed about her infertility, is found dead in a wood - with the appearance that she killed herself. But then Barnaby finds that Susan's emailed suicide note was sent after she was dead. The ensuing murder investigation uncovers old feuds, infidelity and witchcraft.

    • Not in My Back Yard
      Season 13 - Episode 7
      1/12/11
      8.4

      In the picturesque village of Great Pelfe it's time for the local election. Close to election day Barnaby and Jones are faced with burglary, murder and accusations of corruption. The dark secrets of the inhabitants are suddenly revealed.

    • Dance with the Dead
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      11/12/06
      8.4
      In a World War Two Humber, a body of a young man is found full of exhaust fumes. The victim, Simon Bright was hit on the head before he died, and he was not alone, so he was probably murdered. Newcomer Laura Sharp, his girlfriend, is missing. Morton Fendle, where this takes place is still in the shadow of World War Two.moreless
    • Left for Dead
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      7/20/08
      8.4
      The building of a new road attracts protesters to a small Midsomer village, and it seems to be motive for murder when the developer is found dead. The discovery of the dead bodies of a hermit like couple lead Barnaby to the case of a boy who went missing 19yrs ago. Barnaby realises the key to solving the case lies under a well-concealed pact between several of the villagers.moreless
    • Tainted Fruit
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      9/23/01
      8.4
      Barnaby and Troy go out to the village of Midsomer Malham to investigate death threats against Melissa Townsend, the beautiful daughter of the big house. They find that some Midsomer Malham villagers blame Melissa for causing the death of a local poacher by failing to get the leaking roof of his cottage mended.

      Then barbiturates are stolen from Raif and Georgina Canning's veterinary surgery and the district nurse is found in her crashed car in a confused state. Barnaby and Troy dash to the Manor, fearing the drugs theft may be connected to the death threats - but they find Melissa is already lying dead by the swimming pool with a syringe in her stomach. Now they have a murderer to find.

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    • Down among the Dead Men
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      3/12/06
      8.4

      A council clerk is shot, and during their investigation Barnaby and Jones find that the victim was an expert blackmailer. A phone number on the dead man's blotter sends the two to the seaside in search of his latest targets. Meanwhile Joyce is convinced a local farmer knows more than he's telling.

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    • Death in Disguise
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      5/6/98
      8.3
      At a local New Age commune (fancifully called the Lodge of the Golden Windhorse) William Carter is found dead with a broken neck, lying at the bottom of a staircase. Barnaby and Troy have to decide whether the death was an accident or murder. A few days later Barnaby and Troy are called back to the Lodge, only this time there is no doubt. This is murder.moreless
    • The Maid in Splendour
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      1/25/04
      8.3

      Jamie Cruickshank, a bartender at the Maid in Splendour public house, is keen on Bella Monday, a barmaid, and follows her to a tumbledown old cottage in the woods, only to be blasted with a twelve-bore shotgun. Then the pub landlord's son, Stephen Bannerman, is also killed in the same way. Barnaby finds there was ill-feeling between locals and newcomers to the village and also between the landlord and his aggressive son, who was in the process of taking over the business.

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    • Secrets and Spies
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      7/29/09
      8.3

      When a former agent is murdered after a cricket match in Midsomer Parva, Barnaby's past as a spy is revealed. Barnaby links the murder to some spies who operated in Cold War Berlin but finds the investigation harder than he thought.

    • The Creeper
      Season 12 - Episode 6
      1/27/10
      8.3

      A cat burglar is on the loose, but what connects the victims? And has the burglar, dubbed "the Creeper", now resorted to murder?

    • A Rare Bird
      A Rare Bird
      Season 14 - Episode 8
      1/11/12
      8.3

      The President of the Midsomer-in-the-Marsh bird watching society is murdered after an argument about the sighting of a rare bird. Barnaby has too work out what really motivated the murder

    • A Sacred Trust
      A Sacred Trust
      Season 14 - Episode 7
      10/26/11
      8.3

      Midsomer Priory is vandalised but the reclusive nuns want no help from the police until one of the nuns is found strangled.

    • The Glitch
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      9/23/09
      8.3
      The Bucket Man causes a fair bit of amusement around Midsomer as he has a tendency to throw red paint all over those who work for the Soft Earth Computer Company. When the company's boss, Clinton Finn, is 'decorated', he isn't very impressed but he has more important things to worry about such as George Jeffers who threatens to go public with a glitch which he is aware of in a vitail Air Traffic Control System which he himself has designed. If this knowledge becomes public, it could ruin Finn. When a club member named Emily is killed in a hit-and-run whilst riding Jeffers bike at night, it seems fairly obvious who the intended target was. Things could be more complicated than Barnaby first thought though when he learns that George Jeffers' ex-wife is having an affair with Finn. Yet another murder occurs and Barnaby and Jones have to figure out who is behind the killings before the list grows.moreless
    • Painted in Blood
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      1/17/03
      8.3

      Barnaby's wife, Joyce, finds a dead body on the Midsomer Florey village green while taking part in a watercolour painting class, and she recognizes it as the elderly Miss Fairfax.

      Barnaby is given the case, then finds himself taken off it and replaced by a team from the National Intelligence Squad, while he is assigned to deal with a missing handbag. However, he continues his investigation into the murder, finding deceit and double-dealing. It appears that 'Miss Fairfax' was not an elderly spinster at all, but a young detective sergeant from the National Intelligence Squad working under cover, and that her colleagues are busy fitting up the village handyman for the murder of an old lady who never was.

      He discovers that someone is busy hunting for some five million pounds still missing from an old robbery. In the closing moments, Barnaby has to lock two of the National Intelligence Squad's officers in a bank strong-room, where they are trying to snatch the missing cash, and to arrest the head of the Squad's operational team for the murder under investigation.

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    • Death and Dust
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      5/8/07
      8.3
      Dr Delaney is killed by a hit-and-run driver, but Barnaby realises that the intended target was Delaney's partner, Dr Kirkwood. Is the killer trying to prevent James from marrying beautiful divorcee Delyth Mostyn? How is the death linked to the £30,000 that is missing from the surgery account? Barnaby and Jones travel to Snowdonia to unravel the truth.moreless
    • Dead Letters
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      2/26/06
      8.3
      In this episode Barnaby is convinced he has seen two people somewhere before, but can't think of where and when. Then it dawns on him: Iris and Dennis Rainbird from Badger's Drift! But they were brutally murdered, so who are the look-alikes. It turns out to be Iris's sister and Dennis's cousin!!!! A body of a woman is pulled from the river during the local Oak Apple Carnival. It appears that the drowning was deliberate, and as Barnaby and Jones find out more about the villagers, they learn that the killing could be linked to the death of the victim's daughter eight years previously.moreless
    • Bantling Boy
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      1/16/05
      8.3
      Barnaby and Scott enter the world of horseracing when the trainer of thoroughbred Bantling Boy is battered to death. Bruce Hartley was an alcoholic who had vowed to expose the reason why his father bequeathed the horse to four Midsomer villagers. The other members of the syndicate come under suspicion, but the killing continues - then Bantling Boy falls ill. The detectives must unravel secrets hidden at the aristocratic Bantling Hall to find the killer.moreless
    • Second Sight
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      1/23/05
      8.3
      Barnaby and Scott investigate a death in Midsomer Mere, where villagers seem to have the ability to predict future events. John Ransom's head was covered in scorch marks, the result of his brother Max's research into second sight. Is his death due to a pub brawl with his brother-in-law Ben Kirby over plans for a baptism, or is he a casualty of the bizarre experiments? In the battle between faith and science, even Barnaby thinks he has seen a man somewhere before. It's time to delve into the village's history for clues.moreless
    • Schooled in Murder
      Schooled in Murder
      Season 15 - Episode 6
      1/30/13
      8.3

      A woman who works at the dairy behind the world-famous Midsomer Blue is crushed to death by a giant round of cheese. Barnaby and Jones uncover intrigue at the dairy.

    • Garden of Death
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/10/00
      8.2

      The Inkpen family has bought back its ancestral home, Inkpen Manor at Midsomer Deverell, and they plan to turn a village Memorial Garden on their land into a tea shop. This causes consternation in the village, and the Bennetts (who previously owned the manor and founded the Memorial Garden) lead the opposition. Then young Fliss Inkpen-Thomas is found dead in the Memorial Garden with her skull smashed in, and a few days later her mother Elspeth dies of poisoning, with the possibility of suicide firmly denied by her family and friends.

      Barnaby investigates the deaths and finds older and more deep-seated motives for murder lurking in another ancient family.

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    • Hidden Depths
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      3/13/05
      8.2

      When solicitor Nick Turner falls to his death from a roof, Barnaby and Scott must discover if it is suicide or murder. Nick had money problems and rival lawyer Otto Benham was spreading rumours that he was stealing from clients. One night, Otto is drugged and made into a human target in the middle of his croquet lawn, then fired on with bottles of vintage wine using his replica Roman catapult. The elaborate murder looks like revenge - but what for?

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    • Echoes of the Dead
      Echoes of the Dead
      Season 14 - Episode 3
      4/20/11
      8.2

      A young woman is dressed like a bride and drowned in a bath, but this is only the first of weeding-themed murders in Great Worthy. New mysteries to solve for Barnaby and Jones.

    • The Oblong Murders
      The Oblong Murders
      Season 14 - Episode 4
      5/25/11
      8.2
      A young female member of the cult the Oblong Foundation suddenly disappears, and Jones goes undercover to find out more.
    • The House in the Woods
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      10/9/05
      8.2

      Caroline and Peter Cave are househunting, and come across an old rundown house, Winyard, in the woods. One morning they are found garroted in their car 200 yards from the house. The murder weapon is a piano wire. The first one on the scene is DC Ben Jones, who is persuaded by Inspector Barnaby to assist him in his investigations, as DS Scott is off sick (and never to return).

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    • Market for Murder
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      6/16/02
      8.2
      In the beautiful village of Midsomer Market someone is killing the members of a ladies' reading circle. Barnaby finds the little society was really a cover for something quite different - the ladies had been operating a secret investment consortium, and there had been fierce disagreements between them about the cashing in of profits. How exactly does Harry Painter, a disgraced currency trader now working in the village as a swimming pool cleaner, fit into the picture, and what exactly is the motive for the murders?

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    • Sins of Commission
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      1/18/04
      8.1

      The Midsomer Literary Festival opens with the real-life murder of a famous author at Midsomer St Michael. In investigating the killing, Barnaby and Scott find that the village highbrows are busy with corruption, embezzlement, and sexual peccadillos of various kinds. And the dead bodies go on piling up.

    • The Sword of Guillaume
      Season 13 - Episode 1
      2/10/10
      8.1
      Tom Barnaby takes a bus trip to Brighton with a Midsomer group to investigate a a shady land deal involving the Mayor of Causton. Helping him in Brighton is his cousin DCI John Barnaby.
      While in Brighton of the Midsomer group is murdered - and the murders don't stop when they return home.
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    • The Magician's Nephew
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      7/27/08
      8.1
      The Temple of Troth has one of it's members killed on stage. The local Midsomer Cult apear to be related to a series of murders commited using the venom of a dart frog. Furthermore all the killings seem to be related to the cults leader Ernest Balliol and his two former wives.moreless
    • Blue Herrings
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      1/22/00
      8.1
      Barnaby is planning to take a week's holiday to decorate his new house. He also wants to visit his Aunt Alice, who is in a local nursing home, Lawnside, recuperating after an operation. When one of the residents dies it is assumed to be just a case of old age, but Auntie Alice is not so sure. She tells her nephew that she had heard footsteps in the corridor in the dead of night and claims to have spotted a stranger sneaking around the place. When another resident is found dead followed by another, Barnaby and Troy take notice, and set out to uncover the truth. Are they really facing a murder case or just a series of unfortunate events expected in rest home.moreless
    • Last Year's Model
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      9/17/06
      8.0
      All evidence points in the same direction, that Ann Woodrow killed her childhood friend to get closer to her husband John. At the trial Ann keeps claiming she is innocent.
    • The Noble Art
      Season 13 - Episode 6
      10/13/10
      8.0
      Gerald Farquaharson is the host of a garden party in Midsomer Morchard to celebrate the champion's title of local boxer John Kinsella. Frank Bishop a ruthless boxing promoter and his wife Grace are among the guests. Other guests include solicitor Giles Braithwaite, his assistant Iris, Gerald's blunt son Sebastian and his wife Camilla. Giles is found dead in his office by Frank and later Frank Bishop is also discovered dead. John, who tried to put some distance between himself and Frank, two other boxers, their trainer Teddy Molloy, and Frank's wife Grace are under the suspects. Iris knows more than she's saying and puts herself in grave danger. The plans to stage a re-enactment of a Victorian prizefight turn nasty when jealousy, betrayal, infidelity and blackmail come to the fore. And Barnaby realises that his liking for Gerald may have clouded his judgement.moreless
    • Small Mercies
      Season 12 - Episode 5
      10/28/09
      8.0
      A body is found pinned down in a miniature village of Little Worthy. When two more bodies are found, Barnaby and Jones must work quickly to find the killer.
    • The Flying Club
      The Flying Club
      Season 16 - Episode 4
      2/5/14
      8.0

      The owner of an airfield is dropped from an aeroplane into a reservoir, killing him instantly. The detectives uncover ancient enmities and a smuggling operation.

    • Wild Harvest
      Wild Harvest
      Season 16 - Episode 3
      1/29/14
      8.0

      A wealthy landowner is tied to a tree, covered in truffle oil and eaten alive by wild boar. Barnaby's investigations lead him to a restaurant run by a celebrity chef.

    • Dead in the Water
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      10/17/04
      7.9
      The annual Midsomer Regatta is disrupted when the body of the chairman of the Midsomer Rowing Club is found in the river. Guy Sweetman was killed after arguing with his rowing club friends Phillip Trent and John Parkway. As Barnaby and Scott dig into the luxury lifestyles of the regatta set, they discover money problems and sexual jealousy are rife. Guy seems to have upset many people - but who killed him?moreless
    • The Fisher King
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      1/11/04
      7.9

      Midsomer Barrow landowner Gareth Heldman is murdered with an Iron Age spear, on the same spot where his father was killed many years before during an archaeologists' dig at the village's prehistoric earthworks. Meanwhile, troupes of new age travellers (whom Heldman strongly disapproved of) are arriving to celebrate the summer solstice on June 21st.

      Barnaby finds Heldman was a womaniser, with a tangled web of offspring. He also has to reopen the file on the thirty-year-old murder of Roger Heldman and investigate a tale of lost treasure.

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    • The Dogleg Murders
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      7/22/09
      7.9

      A player is bludgeoned to death on the fairway at an exclusive local golf club. Barnaby and Jones uncover a world of intense snobbery, illicit gambling and a history of unreported assaults.

    • Faithful unto Death
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      4/22/98
      7.9

      A craft centre in the old mill at Morton Fendle is losing money. Several locals have invested in the business and believe they have been swindled by Alan Hollingsworth, the man behind it. When Hollingsworth's glamorous wife Simone goes missing, Barnaby believes she has been kidnapped and puts Hollingsworth under observation. However, Hollingsworth evades the police, carrying a bundle of cash, and a woman neighbour who follows him to his rendez-vous is killed in a bizarre road accident. Then Hollingsworth is found dead, and Simone turns up alive. Barnaby guesses she and a friend faked the kidnapping, but he can't prove it.

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    • The Animal Within
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      1/19/07
      7.9
      A retired society photographer, Rex Masters, is found dead. Three of his friends, as well as a niece everyone thought was dead, all produce wills claiming his fortune.
    • Birds of Prey
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      1/31/03
      7.8
      Julian Shepherd, who has most of his money invested in Charles Edmonton's new invention, is found drowned, and there is every appearance that he killed himself due to money problems. Then a villager who has been stealing peregrine falcon eggs from Charles's widow is also found dead. Elsewhere Mallory Edmonton is keeping her husband sedated and under lock and key in the attic. It transpires that Julian had money worries after investing in Charlie Edmonton's secret invention. Charles dies, and Barnaby and Troy must act fast if they are to uncover what really happened.moreless
    • Death in the Slow Lane
      Death in the Slow Lane
      Season 14 - Episode 1
      3/23/11
      7.8
      John Barnaby makes his debut as the chief law enforcer of Midsomer in this episode. The body of a racing driver has been found in a girls' boarding school - 40 years after he apparently shot himself.
    • They Seek Him Here
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      4/27/08
      7.8

      Nick Cheney was once a successful director, but he has now ended up mainly directing low-budget films. We meet him as he is directing The Scarlet Pimpernel at Magna Manor. A former convict, Jed Norris, has been hired as a security guard on the film set, and one night he finds the director dead, beheaded by the use of a guillotine.

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    • The Killings of Copenhagen
      The Killings of Copenhagen
      Season 16 - Episode 5
      2/12/14
      7.8

      The head of a local biscuit manufacturer, in Denmark to clinch a major export deal, is poisoned with strychnine. The investigation takes Barnaby and Nelson to Denmark, where they uncover a 20-year-old love affair.

    • Midsomer Rhapsody
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      10/2/05
      7.7
      This plot concerns forgery, old grudges and murder, centered around a piece of music and its composer. The retired music teacher, Arthur Leggot, is battered to death in his house which is now up for sale. Arthur Leggot used to teach a girl who later became a famous composer, Joan Alder. Joan Alder died in an accident during the mid 80s, and Barnaby and Scott start wondering if the reason why Leggot was murdered was because he surprised someone looking for an original musical score by Joan Alder which would now be worth a fortune.moreless
    • The Great and the Good
      Season 12 - Episode 7
      4/14/10
      7.7

      A Badger's Drift schoolteacher thinks that she is having intruders at night. A couple of days later a local man is found murdered in her garden. Barnaby and Jones go in search of the killer.

    • Orchis Fatalis
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      1/9/05
      7.6
      When one of the world's rarest orchids is smuggled illegally into Midsomer Malham, it triggers a catalogue of passion, jealousy and death. First a retired classics teacher and secret sexual siren is poisoned with hemlock, then compulsive collector Henry Plummer is strangled and his beloved orchids destroyed. Barnaby and Scott must find the delicate yellow Roth plant and root out who is prepared to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds, and commit murder, just to get their hands on it.moreless
    • King's Crystal
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      1/26/07
      7.6
      King's Crystal, a family glassware business in Midsomer Magna, appears to suffer financial meltdown after the death in Shanghai of Alan King, one of its partners. Six months later, his widow Hilary marries his brother Charles, who is now running the company. The firm's accounts executive, Peter Baxter, is found murdered after a break-in at the now-closed factory. The now-redundant staff, led by Jack Tewson, are agitating for compensation for their stolen pensions. Alan's son Ian becomes increasingly moody, sullen and resentful, particularly to his mother Hilary and would-be girlfriend Sophie Baxter, daughter of the accounts executive. Barnaby asks Jones to use his Masonic connection to help the investigation to untangle the firm's financial irregularities. Barnaby is inspired by a performance of Hamlet in which Cully plays Ophelia, to see its parallels with the case.moreless
    • The Axeman Cometh
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      2/2/07
      7.6
      A Blues festival attracts "Hired Gun", a band Barnaby used to follow. Members of the band start dropping dead...
    • The Christmas Haunting
      The Christmas Haunting
      Season 16 - Episode 1
      12/24/13
      7.5

      A man is fatally stabbed with an antique sword during a ghost-hunting party at a manor house. New DS Charlie Nelson assists DCI John Barnaby.

    • The Electric Vendetta
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      9/2/01
      7.4

      A man's naked body is found in a crop circle, then another dead man electrocuted at the wheel of his vehicle, and then yet another dead man in another crop circle. Barnaby is not impressed by rumours of extra-terrestrial killings, and is sure he is dealing with a human murderer. Before he can solve the mystery, he has to fathom a forty-year-old rivalry in love, the vengeance of the loser, and the defences of the winner.

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    • Sauce for the Goose
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      4/3/05
      7.3

      A tour of Plummer's famous relish factory ends in tragedy when one of the visitors is crushed against towers of relish bottles and dumped naked into a 200-degree sterilizer. When the dead man is found to be an executive with rival company Fieldway Foods, Barnaby and Scott's investigation uncovers many secrets and lies among the Plummer family. Someone is also trying to frighten matriarch Amelia Plummer. But who feels strongly enough about Plummer's Relish to commit murder?

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    • The Dark Rider
      The Dark Rider
      Season 15 - Episode 1
      2/1/12
      7.3

      Bentham DeQuetteville falls from the roof of his family estate after seeing a headless horseman, the ghost of his ancestor who died in the Civil War.

      As more family members die, Barnaby and Jones have to discover the identity of the rider and why the DeQuetteville's are being targetted.

    • Who Killed Cock Robin?
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      9/9/01
      6.7

      Dr Burgess, on his way home from a party at the glamorous Francesca Ward's riding school, knocks a stranger down in the road at Newton Magna, and the stranger mysteriously vanishes. Barnaby identifies the missing man as Sean O'Connell, a disgraced Irish vet, then he recognizes the village's new squire as Melvyn Stockard, a retired villain. A body found in a well proves to be the father of the man Stockard's daughter is about to marry... everyone knows he was against the marriage, but is Stockard a killer, and where does the missing Irishman fit in?

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    • Blood on the Saddle
      Season 13 - Episode 3
      9/8/10
      5.9

      The village of Ford Florey is hosting its annual Wild West show and festival. Tom and Joyce are in attendance when Faye Lennox is shot dead by a sniper from some distance away and with a deadly aim. Faye, as the whole town is aware, is having an affair with Jack Fincher, who has been involved in a long-standing struggle with Silas Burbage over a piece of seemingly worthless swamp land.

      Soon after the death of his lover, Jack Fincher is also murdered and Barnaby and Jones have a whole list of potential suspects as Fincher was an unpopular man and the Burbage family, among others, were certainly no friends of his. The only person with a cast-iron alibi is his wife, Susan and the police have to try and sort out who owned the swamp land before they can zero in on a likely suspect? Are Silas Burbage or his son, Adam, in any way involved or perhaps they should be looking more closely at Leo Fincher, son of Jack? When Leo also turns up dead, slung across a horse western- he is one more suspect who can be eliminated.

      A closer look into the entire situation surrounding who does or doesn't own the swamp leads to the possible involvement of a gypsy traveller who wants to buy the land from whoever owns it. Unfortunately, when there is another death, the plot thickens to the point where just about everybody is a suspect. Thank goodness for Tom's excellent powers of detection and his ability to anravel the whole mystery.

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