Midsomer Murders

8:40pm Saturday, September 1 on Prime

Drama

A Sacred Trust

When teenage vandals smash a stained glass window at Midsomer Priory, the Prioress Mother Julian doesn’t want the police involved. But when Mother Thomas Aquinas is strangled, Barnaby and Jones are left with no choice but to enter their cloistered world. In Midsomer Mal ham, Father Behan complains to Barnaby that the nuns are reluctant to modernise, even though they have no money. Meanwhile, Jones visits the Vertue Arms where barmaid Kate reveals she saw a woman in old-fashioned clothes acting strangely on the day of the murder. Missing antique silver, African art and holy orders add up to make a complex investigation for Barnaby and Jones.

8:35pm Saturday, August 18 on Prime

Drama Series

The Night of the Stag

A tax inspector goes missing as he hunts for an illicit cider still responsible for brewing ‘The Beast’, a potent local hooch. At the Midsomer Abbas spring fair celebrating its friendship with Midsomer Herne, Barnaby and Jones sample the local cider, while temperance preacher Norman Grigor calls on residents to repent of their drunken ways. Suddenly, Barnaby is violently ill as the body of missing man Peter Slim is found floating in the cider vat. Pathologist Kate Wilding says the victim’s injuries look like he was shaken to death by a giant. Barnaby and Jones are soon on the hunt for a ‘giant’ killer.

8:40pm Saturday, July 21 on Prime

Drama Series

The Night of the Stag

A tax inspector goes missing as he hunts for an illicit cider still responsible for brewing The Beast, a potent local hooch. At the Midsomer Abbas spring fair celebrating its friendship with Midsomer Herne, Barnaby and Jones sample the local cider, while temperance preacher Norman Grigor calls on residents to repent of their drunken ways. Suddenly, Barnaby is violently ill as the body of missing man Peter Slim is found floating in the cider vat. Pathologist Kate Wilding says the victim’s injuries look like he was shaken to death by a giant. Barnaby and Jones are soon on the hunt for a ‘giant’ killer.

8:40pm Saturday, July 14 on Prime

Drama Series

The Sleeper Under The Hill

When the body of a farmer is found in the middle of a stone circle in Midsomer Mow suspicion is pointed at local druids. The murdered man, Alex Preston, had planned to plough Gorse Meadow, making Crowcall Circle inaccessible to the group led by high priests Ezra Canning and Leticia Clifford. Barnaby and Jones are joined in their investigation by new pathologist Kate Crawford. The body left on the bloodstone is her first assignment, but Kate doesn’t shock easily. Local copper Sergeant Gibson brings Jones up to speed with local gossip – Ezra had been cautioned for issuing threats against Preston. Meanwhile, the dead man’s widow Eleanor has disappeared. Bloodstains at her home indicate Preston was killed in his bedroom. Later that night, a gutted hare is left on the bloodstone and down-at-heel historian Caradoc Singer tells Barnaby it’s a warning. He’s convinced that basic human greed – rather than spiritualism – is the real motive for murder.

8:40pm Saturday, May 19 on Prime

Drama

Jones goes undercover at the Oblong Foundation after one of the cult’s young female members disappears suddenly. But he and Barnaby soon start digging into an old case involving the death of a couple in a boat explosion. What really happened to the Lamberts – and does it have a link to the missing woman?

8:30pm Saturday, May 12 on Prime

Drama

Echoes of the Dead

When a young woman is dressed like a bride and drowned in a bath, it triggers a spate of ghoulish wedding-themed murders in Great Worthy. The case takes Barnaby and Jones to a donkey sanctuary, a pub run by an ex-copper and former brothel madam, and a heritage steam railway. Could history be repeating itself?

8:30pm Saturday, May 5 on Prime

Drama

The reclusive life of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham comes under police scrutiny when a social services investigator is killed. Barnaby and Jones must unearth generations of family secrets and decipher astronomical charts to find the murderer. And Barnaby’s wife Sarah arrives in Midsomer.

8:30pm Saturday, April 28 on Prime

Drama

Death in the Slow Lane

New DCI John Barnaby arrives in Midsomer and is bemused by the quaint villages and their quirky residents. But when a local DJ is crushed to death at a traditional girls’ boarding school, he soon discovers that murder and deception are never far away. As the death toll rises, could Barnaby’s first case also be his last?

8:35pm Saturday, March 24 on Prime

Drama

When the cleric of the local church in Midsomer Parva is burned alive in the effigy of the straw woman, DCI Tom Barnaby and DS Dan Scott find themselves investigating what must be a murder. Many of the villagers lay the blame on Alan Clifford who has made his fortune in the sex industry and has moved into the local manor house. There were others in the village however that objected to what they saw as a pagan festival. When the vicar is also killed, the police have difficulty keeping some of the villagers from taking justice into their own hands.

8:40pm Saturday, March 10 on Prime

Drama

The Midsomer Literary Festival is being held in Midsomer St. Michael and is being supported by Sam Callaghan’s publishing company. Each year a prize of $20,000 goes to the most worthy unpublished author. The festival opens with a writer being found dead at the bottom of his stairs. The deceased was depressed after an unsuccessful novel for which he blamed the publisher, Callaghan. While investigating, Barnaby and Scott find that the village highbrows are busy with corruption and embezzlement.