Best Midsomer Murders Episodes

by CountrySideCricket | created - 30 Apr 2017 | updated - 10 Feb 2019 | Public

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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death's Shadow (1999)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Barnabys plan to renew their wedding vows for their 25th anniversary when Tom is distracted by a murder committed with an Indian sword in Badger's Drift.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 751

Series 2 Episode 1 (6)

2. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Killings at Badger's Drift (1997)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An elderly woman is found dead in her own cottage and DCI Tom Barnaby is convinced the death is not a simple accident.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 1,266

Series 1 Episode 1 (1)

3. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Destroying Angel (2001)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a hotel owner dies, the manager misses the reading of the will that names him part-owner.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Adie Allen

Votes: 606

Series 4 Episode 2 (15)

4. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Dead Man's Eleven (1999)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Fletcher's Cross is preparing for annual cricket match when the wife of local landowner and cricket captain is murdered after taking dog for a walk.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 688

Series 2 Episode 3 (8)

5. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Ghosts of Christmas Past (2004)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Nine years after Ferdy Villers killed himself, his family reunites for Christmas, unaware that someone is out for revenge.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 612

Series 7 Episode 7 (35)

6. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Judgement Day (2000)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a local thief and womanizer is killed with a pitchfork, the residents of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances in the Perfect Village Competition.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 770

Series 3 Episode 4 (13)

7. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Ring Out Your Dead (2002)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Someone is killing off parish church bell ringers in the week before a big bell-ringing competition takes place in the village of Midsomer Mallow.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Hugh Bonneville

Votes: 579

Series 5 Episode 3 (22)

8. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Blood Wedding (2008)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby has to deal with a murder at the wedding reception for a local aristocratic family as well as daughter Cully's upcoming nuptials.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 480

Series 11 Episode 2 (61)

9. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Hidden Depths (2005)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Troubled solicitor Nick Turner falls from the roof of his home, is this suicide disguised as murder?

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 481

Series 8 Episode 6 (41)

10. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Written in Blood (1998)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a noted author speaks before a group of local Midsomer writers, the naked body of the event's host is found bludgeoned to death in his bedroom.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 906

Series 1 Episode 2 (2)

11. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Murder on St. Malley's Day (2002)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby investigates the murder of a boy during a traditional annual race at an exclusive private school but meets with resentment.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Nicholas Audsley

Votes: 528

Series 5 Episode 4 (23)

12. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Sauce for the Goose (2005)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a corporate giant tries to acquire a small but respected relish factory owned and run by a dysfunctional family, a naked body is found in the warehouse.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 440

Series 8 Episode 7 (42)

13. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Orchis Fatalis (2005)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby and Scott follow a trail of dead people involved in the collecting of rare orchids.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 467

Series 8 Episode 3 (38)

14. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Creeper (2009)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A cat burglar named "The Creeper" is breaking into the estates of Causton, and an alcoholic writer threatening a "tell-all" book about his friends turns up dead.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 445

Series 12 Episode 6 (72)

15. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Faithful unto Death (1998)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds that Fawcett Green harbors a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements.

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 679

Series 1 Episode 4 (4)

16. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death and Dreams (2003)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The investigation into an elaborate suicide leads Barnaby to suspect the dead man may have had help pulling the trigger.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 556

Series 6 Episode 2 (25)

17. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Dogleg Murders (2009)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

On the Midsomer Golfclub Whiteoaks a member is killed with a golfclub. In the course of the investigation they discover Whiteoaks to be full of hatred, gambling, violence, jealousy and extortion.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 423

Series 12 Episode 1 (67)

18. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Strangler's Wood (1999)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The nude body of a Brazilian woman is found strangled in the woods, which suggests that a serial killer from nine years before has begun killing again.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 691

Series 2 Episode 2 (7)

19. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Market for Murder (2002)

TV-14 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An investigation of a car fire and a bludgeon murder lead Barnaby and Troy to investigate the members of a local reading club which has an agenda that goes beyond books.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Jesse Birdsall

Votes: 532

Series 5 Episode 1 (20)

20. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Beyond the Grave (2000)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby and Troy, with an actor tagging along for research, investigate a slashed painting at a museum, which later turns out to be the site of a murder.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 568

Series 3 Episode 4 (13)

21. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death of a Stranger (1999)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Fox hunting, taxidermy and Oscar Wilde are part of the backdrop as Barnaby and Troy investigate a series of murders, beginning with that of a tramp in the woods.

Director: Peter Cregeen | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 586

Series 3 Episode 1 (10)

22. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Painted in Blood (2003)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby's wife finds a body on the Midsomer Florey village green while taking part in a watercolor painting class.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 529

Series 6 Episode 3 (26)

23. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Sins of Commission (2004)

TV-14 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Midsomer hosts its 12th Annual Literary Festival, an author is found with his neck broken. More writers will die before the winner of the competition is announced.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 486

Series 7 Episode 4 (32)

24. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Down Among the Dead Men (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Expert blackmailer Martin Barret is murdered and there is no shortage of suspects.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 477

Series 9 Episode 4 (47)

25. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Picture of Innocence (2007)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Someone puts Barnaby in the frame in the murders of two rival photographers and is ordered to stay home on virtual house arrest.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 485

Series 10 Episode 6 (57)

26. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Maid in Splendour (2004)

TV-14 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Midsomer Worthy's beloved local pub figures in a case involving unrequited love, secret business deals, and passionate affairs.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 470

Series 7 Episode 5 (33)

27. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Silent Land (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jeff Bowmaker runs a profitable business in Midsomer Magna conducting spooky "ghost tours" at night when the unpopular village librarian turns up dead.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 430

Series 13 Episode 4 (77)

28. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death in a Chocolate Box (2007)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby investigates a murder of a former friend and colleague in Midsomer Holm, a small village inhabited by reformed ex-cons.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 423

Series 10 Episode 8 (59)

29. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Dance with the Dead (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young man's murder touches off a search for his girlfriend and partner in ballroom dancing classes.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 470

Series 10 Episode 1 (52)

30. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Green Man (2003)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby and Troy tackle two separate cases as Troy prepares to leave Midsomer after his promotion to DI.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 591

Series 7 Episode 1 (29)

31. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Left for Dead (2008)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jones is brought back to his home town to help investigate a series of murders linked to childhood friends and events that occurred years earlier.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 442

Series 11 Episode 3 (62)

32. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Vixen's Run (2006)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sir Freddy Butler collapses during a speech. The PM suggests the death is due to natural causes, however Barnaby is not convinced. Sir Freddy's will is stolen and his lawyer's house is burned down in an arson attack.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 486

Series 9 Episode 3 (46)

33. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death in Chorus (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A heated competition among Midsomer church choirs is interrupted by the bludgeon murder of the Midsomer Worthy's tenor, a local artist.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 467

Series 9 Episode 7 (50)

34. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Sword of Guillaume (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the Causton Chamber of Commerce takes a bus trip to Brighton, a serial killer swinging an ancient sword decapitates some of them in the seaside resort.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 480

Series 13 Episode 1 (74)

35. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Murder of Innocence (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a barrister is killed in Midsomer, suspicion falls on convicted murderer Grady Felton. But Grady has a solid alibi. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice - until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Jason Hughes, Fiona Dolman, Tamzin Malleson

Votes: 375

Series 15 Episode 2 (91)

36. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Midsomer Rhapsody (2005)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Deaths follow the discovery of a valuable musical manuscript sold cheaply at an auction.

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 446

Series 8 Episode 8 (43)

37. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Things That Go Bump in the Night (2004)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Undertaker Patrick Pennyman is found dead with his wrists slashed and suspicion turns towards a spiritualist church.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 457

Series 8 Episode 1 (36)

38. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death and Dust (2007)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby and Jones are called to investigate a series of murders involving a pair of feuding families.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 427

Series 10 Episode 5 (56)

39. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death in Disguise (1998)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 668

Series 1 Episode 5 (5)

40. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death of a Hollow Man (1998)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby donates time to the local amateur dramatic society when Joyce is cast in a revival of "Amadeus," but complications arise when the leading man is murdered onstage.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 770

Series 1 Episode 3 (3)

41. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Country Matters (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Controversy about a proposed supermarket ruining the quality of life in a small village, marital infidelity, contaminated soil, and kinky sex lead to murder

Director: Richard Holthouse | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 507

Series 9 Episode 6 (49)

42. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Axeman Cometh (2007)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Badger's Drift plays host to the Midsomer Rock Festival - with murderous consequences.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 510

Series 10 Episode 4 (55)

43. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Dead Letters (2006)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Barnaby and Jones investigate a series of murders linked to the death of a beauty queen which occurred several years previously.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 484

Series 9 Episode 2 (45)

44. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When heirs of the aristocratic Smythe-Webster family are killed, Barnaby's investigation uncovers long-hidden family secrets.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 489

Series 6 Episode 4 (27)

45. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: A Worm in the Bud (2002)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A woman is found dead in Setwale Wood, an apparent suicide, except that her suicide note is emailed after her body has already been sighted.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Gillian Barge

Votes: 503

Series 5 Episode 2 (21)

46. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Habeas Corpus (2016)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery