Midsomer Murders - Season 8

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

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  • 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
  • Dead in the Water
    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
  • Orchis Fatalis
    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
  • Bantling Boy
    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
    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
  • Hidden Depths
    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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  • 4/3/05
    7.2

    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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  • Midsomer Rhapsody
    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
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