Midsomer Murders - Season 13

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

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Episode Guide

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Silent Land
    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
  • Master Class
    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
  • The Noble Art
    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
  • 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.

  • Fit for Murder
    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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