The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, a modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars John Nettles (Bergerac) as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, with Jason Hughes (This Life) as his earnest, efficient protege, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. 17 cases presented in original UK broadcast order, 25 hrs, 15 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
Dance with the Dead
A young man asphyxiates in a vintage automobile, setting off a search for his mysterious girlfriend.
The Animal Within
A mischievous old coot goes missing just before a visit from his niece-a woman supposedly dead for three years.
At an artisan glassworks, Barnaby delves into possibly murderous family rivalries.
The Axeman Cometh
The Midsomer music festival brings out the bluesman in Barnaby. Unfortunately, it also brings out someone murdering rock stars.
Death and Dust
The impending marriage of a widowed doctor and a well-to-do divorcee motivates a murder of mistaken identity.
Picture of Innocence
In the midst of a "shooting war" between rival camera clubs, someone tries to frame Barnaby-and definitely not for a portrait.
They Seek Him Here
Heads roll, quite literally, when a movie crew begins filming an adventure classic set during the French Revolution.
Death in a Chocolate Box
A long-buried scandal reemerges to haunt two of Barnaby's former colleagues, now the managers of a halfway house.
Cully's wedding day is fast approaching, but a series of bizarre murders at an upper-class wedding leave Barnaby distracted.
Shot at Dawn
A long-standing family feud erupts into violence after a disgraced soldier's name is placed on a World War I memorial.
Left for Dead
Barnaby discovers a potential link between a double murder and a decades-old disappearance in the sleepy town of Dunstan.
After the unpopular editor of a local magazine is found dead, Barnaby stumbles upon a nest of bribery, adultery, and secrets kept too long.
The Magician's Nephew
Barnaby must determine if witchcraft is to blame when several members of a pagan cult are killed in an unusual manner.
Days of Misrule
Christmas comes early for Barnaby and Jones when a suspicious explosion frees them from a dreaded team-building exercise.
Talking to the Dead
Two couples go missing from the sleepy village of Monks Barton; the locals blame ghosts, but Barnaby suspects a more earthly culprit.
- The Magician's Nephew episode commentary by John Nettles and Jane Wymark
- Caroline Graham biography
- Cast filmographies
- Production notes
- Photo gallery
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 25 hours
Number of Discs: 15
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Rating: NR. Shot at Dawn contains nudity and sexual references.