Midsomer Murders

8:35pm Saturday, June 11 on Prime

Drama Series

Noble Art

John Kinsella, a Midsomer Morchard local wins a World Boxing Title in New York and stirs passions among the villagers. It’s also the 150th anniversary of a famous world fight that took place illegally in a Midsomer field. Plans to re-enact the Victorian fight turn bad and leads to a country house murder mystery in the house of a man of stature and integrity who Barnaby has long admired. During the course of the investigation Barnaby has to deal with the fact that perhaps his judgement may be clouded.

8:35pm Saturday, June 4 on Prime

Drama Series

Master Class

On tonight’s episode of Midsomer Murders, an international concert pianist runs a summer school for aspiring young musicians at his home in Devington Hall. As the intensely competitive students die and Barnaby’s own life is threatened, he finds that the antics of over-ambitious parents are trumped by a bizarre genetic project to breed a musical genius.

8:30pm Saturday, May 28 on Prime

Drama Series

The Silent Lamb

Joyce Barnaby is forced into a ditch to avoid a night walker, on tonight’s episode of Midsomer Murders. She’s worried she may have hit someone and when a body is discovered next morning in the cemetery of a long-defunct hospital it adds spice to the spiel of the local man who conducts tours of this haunted village – until he, too, meets a grisly end and Barnaby himself turns ghost hunter.

8:35pm Saturday, May 21 on Prime

Drama Series

Blood On The Saddle

On tonight’s episode of all new Midsomer Murders, an estate manager is murdered. Interestingly, she was the lover of an unpopular farmer in a lengthy dispute with his neighbour who also gets killed. With no shortage of suspects will Barnaby find out who is responsible and bring them to justice?

8:30pm Saturday, May 14 on Prime

Drama Series

Sword Of Guillaume

On tonight’s second episode of all new Midsomer Murders, Barnaby joins a trip to Brighton by wartime evacuees and the Causton Chamber of Commerce because he has reason to suspect corrupt dealings between the Mayor of Causton and the female Mayor of Brighton. But the civic visit is cut short when one of the party is decapitated during a ride on the ghost train and it seems that death threats to the vicar of Midsomer Parva and members of his congregation are being executed – by the sword of a Norman conqueror.

8:30pm Saturday, May 7 on Prime

Drama Series

The Made To Measure Murders

There’s fresh blood in Prime’s Weekend Murders slot tonight, with the highly anticipated, brand new series of Midsomer Murders! However, with the excitement of series 13 comes a little sadness with this being the final run for one half of Midsomer’s detective duo; DCI Tom Barnaby (played by John Nettles). But before we reach that moment, there’s plenty in store for Barnaby and sidekick DS Ben Jones (Jason Hughes). Tonight, on the anniversary of the death of the head of a family bespoke tailoring business, surviving members of the family seem overburdened by grief – or is it guilt? When the widow seeks absolution both she and her confessor, the vicar of this feudal parish, are both struck down and DCI Tom Barnaby discovers that one guilty secret leads to another, with escalating fatal consequences.

Galifianakis to develop new comedy

Zach Galifianakis has signed a contract with HBO to produce a comedy series featuring his friend and collaborator Brody Stevens. The Hangover actor will appear in the mockumentary series that follows Stevens in his daily life.

Sheen suffers lawsuit setback

Charlie Sheen has suffered an early setback in his legal bid against his former employers at Warner Bros. The actor’s lawyer tried to prevent the case from going to private arbitration but the court has denied the injunction request, meaning the case will indeed be heard privately.

Midsomer Murders creator to step down 

The creator of Midsomer Murders will step down at the end of the new series after being suspended for racist comments. Brian True-May apologised for any “unintended offence” caused by his comments that addressed the lack of ethnic diversity on the series.

360 degree show in the UK

UK Childrens’ series Blue Peter is attempting to produce an episode of the show with a 360 degree view for those watching. Viewers will be able to select what they want to see by controlling their viewpoint via an online application.

Midsomer Murders creator suspended

The creator of Midsomer Murders has been suspended following comments made regarding race on the drama series. Brian True-May said in an interview: “Well, we just don’t have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn’t be the English village with them. It just wouldn’t work. We’re the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way.”

Valderrama joins pilot

That ‘70s Show actor Wilmer Valderrama has signed on to feature inn a new drama pilot called REM. The actor will play a detective in the pilot, which is being billed as an “Inception-esque thriller”.

Chenoweth joins Good Christian Bitches

Actress Kristin Chenoweth has joined the new ABC pilot Good Christian Bitches, which focuses on a recently divorced mum’s move to a small Texas town. Not surprisingly, the pilot has attracted criticism from religious groups who are offended by the title.

Drescher close to TV return

Fran Drescher is nearing a return to TV with news the actresses latest project is close to receiving a series order. The Nanny star and her patented whine feature in the sitcom pilot called Happily Divorced, which is autobiographical for the actress following her split from her husband and collaborative partner last year.

UKTV – Friday 31 December & Saturday 1 January, 1.30pm

Enjoy some mid-summer murders with a Midsomer Murders Series 11 marathon throughout New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Proud father DCI Tom Barnaby is looking forward to walking his daughter Cully down the aisle, but when another wedding in the picturesque countryside is shattered by the fatal stabbing of the bride’s maid of honour, Barnaby and his sidekick DS Ben Jones are called away to investigate. Just another day in the quaint village of Midsomer, really.

The eleventh series of this fan-favourite sees the duo investigating the stabbing of a cocky journalist, a spate of killings potentially linked to the disappearance of a teenager twenty years earlier and a foray into the secret society of magicians.

Starring: John Nettles (Bergerac) and Jason Hughes (This Life) Guest Starring: Emma Cunniffe (The Lakes), Maggie Steed (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Shaun Dooley (Five Days), Selina Cadell (Confetti), Simon Williams

(Holby City), Serena Gordon (The Bill).

8:35pm Saturday, December 18 on Prime

Drama

It’s Christmas and the troubled Villiers family get together nine years after the death of magician and eldest son Ferdy Villiers. First a cracker riddle predicts that two people will die before midnight on Boxing Day, then frail Lydia Villiers is hospitalised after a fall. As Barnaby abandons his Christmas pudding with the in-laws to investigate, it seems that ghosts from the past and cunning sleight of hand are haunting the household.