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MIDSOMER MURDERS
Summary, Episode List, Cast List, DVDs

John Nettles was superb as the grimly determined Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby in the rather dangerous fictional English county of Midsomer.

Known for its impressive list of guest stars, 'Midsomer Murders' appeals to a worldwide audience, and shows all over Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel, and Botswana!

A pat on the back for ITV for this feature length drama series, which is almost a British institution. If only ITV would show more programmes of this quality, and less reality TV pap.

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'Midsomer Murders : A Collection of Ten Investigations (10 DVD Box Set)' Midsomer Murders : A Collection of Ten Investigations (10 DVD Box Set) ~ John Nettles
'Midsomer Murders : The Christmas Collection Special Edition & Documentary (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk)' Midsomer Murders : The Christmas Collection Special Edition & Documentary (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) ~ John Nettles

Midsomer Murders Books available from booksmusicfilmstv.com - in association with Amazon.co.uk

Caroline Graham - 'Written In Blood' Written in Blood (Midsomer Murders - featuring Inspector Barnaby) ~ Caroline Graham
Caroline Graham - 'Death In Disguise' Death in Disguise (Midsomer Murders - featuring Inspector Barnaby) ~ Caroline Graham
0747233500 Death of a Hollow Man (Midsomer Murders - featuring Chief Inspector Barnaby) ~ Caroline Graham

Midsomer Murders Episode List & Transmission Dates

Midsomer Murders Main Cast List & List of Guest Stars

Pilot Episode: (filmed September/October 1996)
1. The Killings at Badger's Drift. Transmitted 23 March 1997; Screenplay by Anthony Horowitz, Directed by Jeremy Silberston

Series 1: (filmed July – November 1997)
2. Written in Blood. Transmitted 22 March 1998; Screenplay by Anthony Horowitz, Directed by Jeremy Silberston
3. Death in Disguise. Transmitted 6 May 1998; Screenplay by Douglas Watkinson, Directed by Baz Taylor
4. Death of a Hollow Man. Transmitted 29 March 1998; Screenplay by Caroline Graham, Directed by Jeremy Silberston
5. Faithful Unto Death. Transmitted 22 April 1998; Screenplay by Douglas Watkinson, Directed by Baz Taylor

Series 2: (filmed May – October 1998)
6. Strangler's Wood. Transmitted 3 February 1999; Screenplay by Anthony Horowitz, Directed by Jeremy Silberston
7. Blood Will Out. Transmitted 19 September 1999; Screenplay by Douglas Watkinson, Directed by Moira Armstrong
8. Death's Shadow. Transmitted 20 January 1999; Screenplay by Anthony Horowitz, Directed by Jeremy Silberston
9. Beyond the Grave. Transmitted 5 February 2000; Screenplay by Douglas Watkinson, Directed by Moira Armstrong

Series 3: (filmed May – October 1999)
10. Dead Man's Eleven. Transmitted 12 September 1999; Screenplay by Anthony Horowitz, Directed by Jeremy Silberston
11. Blue Herrings. Transmitted 22 January 2000; Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Directed by Peter Smith
12. Judgement Day. Transmitted 29 January 2000; Screenplay by Anthony Horowitz, Directed by Jeremy Silberston
13. Death of a Stranger. Transmitted 31 December 1999; Screenplay by Douglas Livingstone, Directed by Peter Creegen

Series 4: (filmed May – November 2000)
14. Garden of Death. Transmitted 10 September 2000; Screenplay by Christopher Russell, Directed by Peter Smith
15. Destroying Angel. Transmitted 26 August 2001; Screenplay by David Hoskins, Directed by David Tucker
16. The Electric Vendetta. Transmitted 2 September 2001; Screenplay by Terry Hodgkinson, Directed by Peter Smith
17. Who Killed Cock Robin?. Transmitted 9 September 2001; Screenplay by Jeremy Paul, Directed by David Tucker
18. Dark Autumn. Transmitted 16 September 2001; Screenplay by Peter J. Hammond, Directed by Jeremy Silberston

Series 5: (filmed April – October 2001)
19. Tainted Fruit. Transmitted 23 September 2001; Screenplay by David Hoskins, Directed by Peter Smith
20. Ring out your Dead. Transmitted 15 September 2002; Screenplay by Christopher Russell, Directed by Sarah Hellings
21. Murder on St. Malley's Day. Transmitted 22 September 2002; Screenplay by Andrew Payne, Directed by Peter Smith
22. Market for Murder. Transmitted 2 June 2002; Screenplay by Andrew Payne, Directed by Sarah Hellings
23. A Worm in the Bud. Transmitted 23 June 2002; Screenplay by Michael Russell, Directed by David Tucker

Series 6: (filmed May – November 2002)
24. A Talent for Life. Transmitted 3 January 2003; Screenplay by David Hoskins, Directed by Sarah Hellings
25. Death and Dreams. Transmitted 10 January 2003; Screenplay by Peter J. Hammond, Directed by Peter Smith
26. Painted in Blood. Transmitted 17 January 2003; Screenplay by Andrew Payne, Directed by Sarah Hellings
27. A Tale of Two Hamlets. Transmitted 24 January 2003; Screenplay by Alan Plater, Directed by Peter Smith
28. Birds of Prey. Transmitted 31 January 2003; Screenplay by Michael Russell, Directed by Jeremy Silberston

Series 7: (filmed May 2003 – March 2004)
29. The Green Man. Transmitted 2 November 2003; Screenplay by Michael Russell, Directed by Sarah Hellings
30. Bad Tidings. Transmitted 4 January 2004; Screenplay by Peter J. Hammond, Directed by Peter Smith
31. The Fisher King. Transmitted 11 January 2004; Screenplay by Isabelle Grey, Directed by Richard Holthouse
32. Sins of Commission. Transmitted 18 January 2004; Screenplay by Elizabeth-Anne Wheal, Directed by Peter Smith
33. The Maid in Splendour. Transmitted 27 January 2004; Screenplay by Andrew Payne, Directed by Richard Holthouse
34. The Straw Woman. Transmitted 29 February 2004; Screenplay by Jeff Dodds, Directed by Sarah Hellings
35. Ghosts of Christmas Past. Transmitted 25 December 2004; Screenplay by David Hoskins, Directed by Renny Rye

Series 8: (filmed May 2004 – March 2005)
36. Things That Go Bump in the Night. Transmitted 10 October 2004; Screenplay by Peter J. Hammond, Directed by Peter Smith
37. Dead in the Water. Transmitted 17 October 2004; Screenplay by Douglas Watkinson, Directed by Renny Rye
38. Orchis Fatalis. Transmitted 9 January 2005; Screenplay by Terry Hodgkinson, Directed by Peter Smith
39. Bantling Boy. Transmitted 16 January 2005; Screenplay by Steve Trafford, Directed by Sarah Hellings
40. Second Sight. Transmitted 23 January 2005; Screenplay by Tony Etchells, Directed by Richard Holthouse
41. Hidden Depths. Transmitted 13 March 2005; Screenplay by David Hoskins, Directed by Sarah Hellings
42. Sauce for the Goose. Transmitted 3 April 2005; Screenplay by Andrew Payne, Directed by Renny Rye
43. Midsomer Rhapsody. Transmitted 2 October 2005; Screenplay by Richard Cameron, Directed by Richard Holthouse

Series 9: (filmed May 2005 – March 2006)
44. The House in the Woods. Transmitted 9 October 2005; Screenplay by Barry Simner, Directed by Peter Smith
45. Dead Letters. Transmitted 26 February 2006; Screenplay by Peter J. Hammond, Directed by Renny Rye
46. Vixen's Run. Transmitted 5 March 2006; Screenplay by Michael Aitkens, Directed by Peter Smith
47. Down Among the Dead Men. Transmitted 12 March 2006; Screenplay by Douglas Watkinson, Directed by Renny Rye
48. Death In Chorus. Transmitted 3 September 2006; Screenplay by David Harsent (as David Lawrence), Directed by Sarah Hellings
49. Country Matters. Transmitted 10 September 2006; Screenplay by Andrew Payne, Directed by Richard Holthouse
50. Last Year's Model. Transmitted 17 September 2006; Screenplay by David Hoskins, Directed by Richard Holthouse

51. Four Funerals and a Wedding. Transmitted 24 September 2006; Screenplay by Elizabeth-Anne Wheal, Directed by Sarah Hellings

Series 10: (filmed May 2006 – August 2007)
52. Dance with the Dead. Transmitted 12 November 2006; Screenplay by Peter J. Hammond
53. The Animal Within. Transmitted 19 January 2007; Screenplay by David Hoskins
54. King's Crystal. Transmitted 26 January 2007; Screenplay by Steve Trafford
55. The Axeman Cometh. Transmitted 2 February 2007; Screenplay by Michael Aitkens
56. Death and Dust. Transmitted 8 May 2007; Screenplay by Douglas Watkinson
57. Picture of Innocence. Transmitted 3 June 2007; Screenplay by Andrew Payne
58. Shot at Dawn. Transmitted 1 January 2008; Screenplay by Michael Aitkens
59. They Seek Him Here. Transmitted 27 April 2008; Screenplay by Barry Purchese
60. Death in a Chocolate Box. Transmitted 11 May 2008; Screenplay by Tony Etchells

Series 11: (Summer 2008)
61. Blood Wedding. Transmitted 6 July 2008; Screenplay by David Lawrence, Directed by , Directed by Peter Smith
62. Midsomer Life. Transmitted 13 July 2008; Screenplay by David Hoskins, Directed by Peter Smith
63. Left for Dead. Transmitted 20 July 2008; Screenplay by Michael Crompton, Directed by Renny Rye
64. The Magician's Nephew. Transmitted 27 July 2008; Screenplay by Michael Russell, Directed by Richard Holthouse

Christmas Special 2008
65. Days of Misrule. Transmitted 24 December 2008; Screenplay by Elizabeth-Anne Wheal, Directed by Renny Rye

Series 12: (2009)
66. The Dogleg Murders. Transmitted 22 July 2009; Screenplay by Andrew Payne, Directed by Richard Holthouse
67. Secrets and Spies. Transmitted 29 July 2009; Screenplay by Michael Aitkens, Directed by Renny Rye
68. The Black Book. Transmitted 5 August 2009; Screenplay by Nicholas Martin, Directed by Peter Smith
69. The Glitch. Transmitted 23 September 2009; Screenplay by Michael Russell, Directed by Richard Holthouse
70. Small Mercies. Transmitted 28 October 2009; Screenplay by Peter J. Hammond, Directed by Peter Smith

Main Cast
John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby
Daniel Casey as Detective Sergeant Gavin Troy (29 episodes)
John Hopkins as Detective Sergeant Daniel Scott (14 episodes)
Jason Hughes as Detective Sergeant Ben Jones (8 episodes)
Jane Wymark as Joyce Barnaby
Laura Howard as Cully Barnaby (33 episodes)
Barry Jackson as Doctor George Bullard (42 episodes)
Kirsty Dillon as WPC Gail Stephens

Guest Stars have included
Julian Glover, Emily Mortimer, Jonathan Firth, Elizabeth Spriggs, Rosalie Crutchley and Renée Asherson, in "The Killings at Badger's Drift"
Anna Massey, Joanna David, Una Stubbs and David Troughton, in "Written in Blood"
Judy Cornwell, Miles Anderson, Michael Feast and Charles Kay, in "Death in Disguise"
Bernard Hepton, Debra Stephenson, Janine Duvitski, Angela Pleasence and Nicholas Le Prevost, in "Death of a Hollow Man"
Michele Dotrice, Peter Jones, Rosalind Ayres, Roger Allam and Tessa Peake-Jones, in "Faithful Unto Death"
Frank Windsor, Anne Stallybrass, Trudie Styler and Jeremy Clyde and Phyllis Logan in "Strangler's Wood"
Honeysuckle Weeks, Phyllida Law, Elizabeth Garvie, John Duttine and Kevin McNally, in "Blood Will Out"
Richard Briers, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Villiers, Anna Cropper, Vivian Pickles and Julian Wadham, in "Death's Shadow"
Prunella Scales, Cheryl Campbell, David Robb and Patricia Brake, in "Beyond the Grave"
Robert Hardy, Imelda Staunton, Duncan Preston, Terence Rigby and Anthony Calf, in "Dead Man's Eleven"
Phyllis Calvert, Geoffrey Bayldon, Nigel Davenport, Mary Wimbush and Gudrun Ure, in "Blue Herrings"
Orlando Bloom, Marsha Fitzalan, Hannah Gordon, Josephine Tewson, Timothy West, Moray Watson and Maggie Steed, in "Judgement Day"
Richard Johnson, James Bolam, Simon McBurney and Diane Fletcher, in "Death of a Stranger"
Belinda Lang, Neil Dudgeon, Margaret Tyzack, Victoria Hamilton, Sarah Alexander and Frederick Treves, in "Garden of Death"
Samantha Bond, Rosemary Leach, Robert Lang, Tom Ward, Jonathan Coy and Tony Haygarth, in "Destroying Angel"
John Woodvine, Alec McCowen, Kenneth Colley, Patrick Baladi and Ursula Howells, in "The Electric Vendetta"
Ian McNeice, Jane Lapotaire, Mick Ford, Noah Huntley, Polly Maberly, Linda Marlowe and Yolanda Vasquez, in "Who Killed Cock Robin?"
Celia Imrie, Robert Glenister, Nicky Henson, Philip Whitchurch and Alan Howard, in "Dark Autumn"
Ann Bell, Claire Price, Lucy Punch, Adrian Rawlins, John McGlynn, and Eleanor David, in "Tainted Fruit"
Gemma Jones, Hugh Bonneville, Gwen Taylor, Graham Crowden and Carmen De Sautoy, in "Ring Out Your Dead"
Anna Maxwell Martin, Jeremy Child and Jane How, in "Murder on St. Malley's Day"
Jesse Birdsall, Anton Rodgers, Angela Thorne, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Dilys Laye, Christopher Ravenscroft, Caroline Harker and Serena Gordon, in "Market for Murder"
Wendy Craig, Ian Hogg, Emily Joyce, Gillian Barge and Adam Kotz, in "A Worm in the Bud"
Honor Blackman, Amanda Root, Jeff Rawle, Susan Wooldridge, James Hazeldine and Philip Franks, in "A Talent for Life"
Isla Blair, Jan Ravens and Perdita Weeks, in "Death and Dreams"
Leslie Phillips, John Sessions, Andrew Lancel, Clive Merrison and Denise Black, in "Painted in Blood"
Beth Goddard, Phoebe Nicholls, Ronald Pickup and Anne Reid, in "A Tale of Two Hamlets"
Richard Todd, Kate Buffery, David Calder, Rosalind Knight, Anton Lesser and Alexandra Gilbreath, in "Birds of Prey"
Cherie Lunghi, Henry Cavill, David Bradley and Tim Woodward, in "The Green Man"
John Standing, Helen Grace, Esther Hall and Ruth Jones, in "Bad Tidings"
Lynda Bellingham, Malcolm Tierney, Jim Carter, Susannah Doyle and Nicholas Rowe, in "The Fisher King"
Stella Gonet, Rachel Bell and Emma Buckley, in "Sins of Commission"
William Gaunt, Freddie Jones, Raymond Coulthard and Frances Tomelty, in "The Maid in Splendour"
Keith Barron, Maggie O'Neill, Jemima Rooper and Richenda Carey, in "The Straw Woman"
Margery Mason, Mel Martin, Hadyn Gwynne and Kevin Doyle, in "Ghosts of Christmas Past"
Catherine Bradshaw, Dearbhla Molloy, Julian Curry and Mary Jo Randle, in "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
Diana Quick, Emma Amos, Janet Brown and Adrian Lukis, in "Dead in the Water"
John Nettleton, Harriet Walter and Geoffrey Chater, in "Orchis Fatalis"
Caroline Blakiston, Anna Wilson-Jones, Julia Ford and Richard O'Callaghan, in "Bantling Boy"
Wanda Ventham, Geoffrey Whitehead and Owen Teale, in "Second Sight"
Oliver Ford Davies, Sara Kestelman and Robert Daws, in "Hidden Depths"
Annette Crosbie, James Fleet, Lizzy McInnerny and Geraldine Alexander, in "Sauce for the Goose"
June Whitfield, Frank Middlemass, David Burke, Oliver Cotton, Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Peacock, in "Midsomer Rhapsody"
George Baker, David Westhead and Ruth Gemmell, in "The House in the Woods"
Simon Callow, David Bamber, Tom Georgeson, Caroline Goodall and Sophie Thompson, in "Dead Letters"
Joss Ackland, Annabel Mullion, Sian Phillips, Sheila Ruskin and Leslie Schofield, in "Vixen's Run"
Paul Freeman, Sam Kelly, Julia McKenzie, Christine Kavanagh and Dermot Crowley, in "Down Among the Dead Men"
Peter Capaldi, John Shrapnel and Sara Stewart, in "Death in Chorus"
Madeleine Potter, Juliet Aubrey, Clare Holman, Dorian Healy and Stuart Milligan, in "Country Matters"
Thelma Barlow, Saskia Wickham and Jamie Glover, in "Last Year's Model"

Daphne Oxenford, Sian Thomas, Struan Rodger, Sandra Voe and Jessica Brooks, in "Four Funerals and a Wedding"
Danny Webb, Harriet Thorpe, Felicity Dean and Nicola Redmond, in "Dance with the Dead"
Samuel West, Emily Woof, Malcolm Stoddard, John Cater, Helen Masters and Linda Bassett, in "The Animal Within"
John Castle, Ray Lonnen, Tony Haygarth and Sam Heughan, in "King's Crystal"
Suzi Quatro, Phil Davis, Philip Madoc, James Cosmo, Michael Angelis, Rachel Davies and David Horovitch, in "The Axeman Cometh"
Stephanie Cole, Gareth Thomas, Nigel Betts and Sam Hazeldine, in "Death and Dust"
Nigel Anthony, Andrew Tiernan, Adrian Scarborough, Richard Lintern, Montserrat Lombard, Lynn Farleigh and Liza Goddard, in "Picture of Innocence"
Donald Sinden, Samantha Bond, George Cole, Brian Capron and Gemma Craven, in "Shot at Dawn"
Kieran Bew, Desmond Barrit, Nicky Henson, Richard Hope, Nick Thomas-Webster, Marian McLoughlin, Matthew Marsh and Fiona Mollison, in "They Seek Him Here"
Chris Barrie, Christopher Fairbank, Edward Petherbridge, Clare Higgins, Sue Jenkins and Keith Drinkel, in "Death in a Chocolate Box"
Charles Edwards, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Sam Hazeldine, John Burgess and Daphne Oxenford, in "Blood Wedding"
Simon Williams, Richard Ward, Serena Gordon, David Crow, Debbie Chazen, Pooky Quesnel, Selina Cadell and Daniel Hill, in "Midsomer Life"
Maggie Steed, Matthew Flynn, Shaun Dooley, Marion Bailey and Harry Peacock, in "Left for Dead"
Ronald Pickup, Brigit Forsyth, Kate Crutchley, Rachel Pickup, Rosemary McHale, Tom Goodman-Hill, Stuart Wilson, Dominic Rowan, Sian Brooke and Michael FitzGerald, in "The Magician's Nephew"
Nick Fletcher, Joseph Millson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Judy Parfitt, in "Days of Misrule"
Holly Gilbert, Jamie Belman, Luke Neal, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Nicholas Day, John Standing, Rupert Vansittart, Nicholas Le Prevost, Graham Seed, Hugh Ross, in "The Dogleg Murders"
Benjamin Whitrow, Peter Davison, Alice Krige, in "Secrets and Spies"
Ann Firbank, David Bamber, Susannah Harker, Paul Anderson, Christopher Fulford, Sarah Badel, Paul Ridley, Gavan O'Herlihy, Charlotte Asprey, Paula Jennings, in "The Black Book"
Shaughan Seymour, Philip Jackson, Josephine Taylor, Nigel Whitmey, Lucy Brown, Jim Norton, David Haig, James Musgrove, Joanna Roth, in "The Glitch"
Paul Bentall, Jesse Birdsall, Caroline Blakiston, Michelle Butterly, Olivia Colman, Sanchia McCormack, David Ryall, Emma Stansfield, Matilda Sturridge, Ian Targett, Abigail Thaw, Jamie Treacher, Margaret Tyzack, in "Small Mercies"

 

 

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