Midsomer Murders

8:30pm Saturday, October 10 on Prime

Drama

Barnaby’s secret past as a spy is revealed when a former agent is found dead after a cricket match in Midsomer Parva. While locals blame the ‘beast of Midsomer’, Barnaby realises the killing has links to the local network of spies and their mission in Cold War Berlin. With MI6 breathing down his neck, will Barnaby be able to locate the murderer before they take the case from him?

Guest starring Peter Davison, Alice Krige, John Bowe and Clive Wood.

8:30pm Saturday, October 3 on Prime

Drama

When a long lost masterpiece by Midsomer artist Henry Hogson comes up for auction it creates quite a stir – not least because its previous owner has recently been found tortured and killed.

When another work by Hogson goes missing, Barnaby decides it is time for him to take an interest in the arts. But if a picture paints a thousand words, what do these paintings have to tell Barnaby?

8:30pm Saturday, September 26 on Prime

Drama

Barnaby is back! Roll on all the murder and mayhem that makes Midsomer the deadliest county in England. In the first episode of this new series, the peaceful calm of the Whiteoaks Golf Club’s fairway is rocked by the gruesome discovery of the bludgeoned body of Alistair Kingslake. But will he be the only victim?

Investigating the suspicious circumstances of Kingslake’s murder, Barnaby discovers that gambling is rife at the club, along with illegal money-lending and assault. Class aspirations and blackmail all play a part in the Whiteoaks Golf Club murders, but Barnaby and Jones are on the trail.

SATURDAY 28th March

Reformed criminal Ronnie Tyler has been living at a halfway house in the village of Midsomer Holm since his release from prison. As Tyler prepares to leave, it soon becomes apparent that his place will be taken by another former prisoner, Eddie Marston, a fact that leaves Barnaby with an uneasy feeling.

The halfway house is run by Lord Holm and detective-turned-psychotherapist Professor Gina Colby. Professor Colby’s husband, Jack, was a colleague of Barnaby’s. But he left the police force under a cloud and is now a probation officer. When Jack Colby is found murdered, and Eddie Marston goes missing, Barnaby heads up the case.

His investigations lead him to question what happened with ‘The Friday Nighters’, a group of police officers, at Causton police station several years earlier.

Sunday March 21 at 8:30pm on Prime

Drama

A new version of The Scarlet Pimpernel is being shot in Midsomer Magna, but the atmosphere off camera is the real entertainment – producer Jack Braxton and director Nick Cheney despise each other. While the owners of the manor house location that is being used for the film, Terrence and Diane Charteris are broke and their marriage is on the rocks, their daughter Leonie also has painful history with Cheney.

Barnaby and Jones are drawn to the manor house when a known thief they are trailing meets another ex-con who is working at the property as a security guard.

However, when Cheney is found beheaded by the on-set guillotine, the manor house is now the scene of a murder investigation. Will Barnaby be able to keep his head, while all others are losing theirs?

Saturday March 7 at 8:30pm on Prime

Drama

The abandoned Coopers Cross WW2 airfield near the village of Morton Fendle continues to hold attractions for many of the villagers. Simon Bright, a local young man, is found dead in his car at the site, apparently having used its exhaust fumes to carry out a suicide pact with his girlfriend, Laura Sharp. But she is nowhere to be found.

As Barnaby and Jones fear the worst for her, they have to unravel her many tangled relationships, in order to find out what has happened to her, and identify the killer amongst the villagers.

SATURDAY 28th February

When Dr Alan Delaney is killed by a hit and run driver, Barnaby realises the real target was Delaney’s senior partner, Dr James Kirkwood.

Is the killer trying to prevent James from marrying beautiful divorcee Delyth Mostyn? And how is his death linked to £30,000 which is missing from the surgery accounts?

Barnaby and Jones must travel to Snowdonia to unravel the truth.

 

Saturday March7 at 8.30pm on Prime

The abandoned Coopers Cross WW2 airfield near the village of Morton Fendle continues to hold attractions for many of the villagers. Simon Bright, a local young man, is found dead in his car at the site, apparently having used its exhaust fumes to carry out a suicide pact with his girlfriend, Laura Sharp. But she is nowhere to be found.

As Barnaby and Jones fear the worst for her, they have to unravel her many tangled relationships, in order to find out what has happened to her, and identify the killer amongst the villagers.

SATURDAY 21st February

This year’s Midsomer Rocks Music Festival in Badger’s Drift features the recently-reformed group Hired Gun, an old idol of Barnaby’s; for the event, the band members are staying in the nearby mansion of Gary Cooper, the bass player and co-writer of their music, who grew up in the area.

But the tensions that led to the band’s earlier split are still present, and there is still the unanswered question of what happened to Ginger Foxton, a band member and the other co-writer, who disappeared 30 years previously, as did his royalties.

The disappearance was investigated by the now retired DI Owen Jenkins, who was Barnaby’s superior officer when he was a sergeant.

Somebody is trying to kill the band members one by one, and Barnaby has to put aside his respect for the group to investigate who is responsible.

Saturday 14th February

What could be a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than snuggling up to a grisly murder mystery?

When a family glassware business collapses following the death of one of the partners, Barnaby investigates allegations of financial irregularities; several love triangles and a string of murders. 

Lapsed Freemason Jones uses his inside knowledge to explore the ceremonial aspects of two killings, but it’s Cully’s production of Hamlet that gives Tom the key to the mystery.