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Midsomer County boasts a staggering death toll of over 270 in just just 17 years. All these residents: taken long before their time by the vengeful inhabitants of this quaint English province.

Played with an arch wit by the charismatic Neil Dudgeon, DCI John Barnaby and his partner, DS Charlie Nelson, investigate murder and mystery as long-long pulp fiction and folk songs from beyond the grave stir up bitter resentments in the surprisingly lethal Midsomer.

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Midsomer County boasts a staggering death toll of over 270 in just just 17 years. All these residents: taken long before their time by the vengeful inhabitants of this quaint English province.

Played with an arch wit by the charismatic Neil Dudgeon, DCI John Barnaby and his partner, DS Charlie Nelson, investigate murder and mystery as long-long pulp fiction and folk songs from beyond the grave stir up bitter resentments in the surprisingly lethal Midsomer.

    • EPISODE 1

    The Dagger Club

    DCI Barnaby is adapting to life with baby Betty when he is interrupted by a phone call from DS Nelson. Artist Suzie Colebrook has been electrocuted by a booby-trapped roulette wheel sent in the post shortly after she discovered a break-in at her home.
    Suzie illustrated the Jed Dagger detective novels written by late Luxton Deeping author George Summersbee. She was also the executor of George’s estate. The murder comes as a local crime writing festival is about to unveil a newly discovered Dagger story - and her publisher husband Niall seems more concerned that the priceless manuscript has been stolen than that his wife has been murdered.
    The festival itself is a hotbed of tension between George’s daughter Bella, a bookshop owner and sole beneficiary of her father’s will, and her mother Jeanie, while Bella’s partner Rob Mead is stressed about money. Organiser Maggie Markham is in her element promoting her GP husband Nick Summersbee’s memoirs about his famous brother.
    Nelson discovers the electrocution mirrors a plotline in the first Dagger novel ‘The Wheels of Justice’, except that in the book roulette wheels are posted to two victims.
    Many villagers would have loved to get their hands on the manuscript, including obsessive fan Curtis Braylesford and big time publisher Miles Rattigan, while Maggie claims Jeanie hated Suzie for having an affair with George.

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    DCI Barnaby is adapting to life with baby Betty when he is interrupted by a phone call from DS Nelson. Artist Suzie Colebrook has been electrocuted by a booby-trapped roulette wheel sent in the post shortly after she discovered a break-in at her home.
    Suzie illustrated the Jed Dagger detective novels written by late Luxton Deeping author George Summersbee. She was also the executor of George’s estate. The murder comes as a local crime writing festival is about to unveil a newly discovered Dagger story - and her publisher husband Niall seems more concerned that the priceless manuscript has been stolen than that his wife has been murdered.
    The festival itself is a hotbed of tension between George’s daughter Bella, a bookshop owner and sole beneficiary of her father’s will, and her mother Jeanie, while Bella’s partner Rob Mead is stressed about money. Organiser Maggie Markham is in her element promoting her GP husband Nick Summersbee’s memoirs about his famous brother.
    Nelson discovers the electrocution mirrors a plotline in the first Dagger novel ‘The Wheels of Justice’, except that in the book roulette wheels are posted to two victims.
    Many villagers would have loved to get their hands on the manuscript, including obsessive fan Curtis Braylesford and big time publisher Miles Rattigan, while Maggie claims Jeanie hated Suzie for having an affair with George.

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    • 1 Hour 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Murder by Magic

    Landlady Hannah Altman is crushed to death by a giant Perspex box during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer aimed at raising funds for St Cyprian’s Church. Kate finds that cables to the box were deliberately sabotaged – it’s murder. But Gideon, his wife Annabel and manager Theo Bainbridge didn’t even know Hannah.

    Evangelising curate Andrew Maplin tells vicar Magnus Soane that the tragedy is God’s vengeance for the pagan traditions still held deep in Midsomer Oaks. Barnaby and Nelson fear Gideon was the real target, especially when Annabel reveals hate mail has been sent to Melmoth Hall, his newly-acquired country seat. That night a group of masked pagans hold a fire-lit ceremony.

    Hannah’s husband Luke tells police his wife had an affair with florist Rhodri Probert. It transpires that Andrew Maplin has moved from job to job and admits sending hate mail to Gideon but says he only wanted to put an end to the magic. At the pub, Nelson finds an envelope containing £20,000, casting doubt on Luke’s claims that the business was struggling

    Andrew tries to perform an exorcism at Melmoth. The family together with Gideon’s devoted mother Carole are angry. The next day Annabel finds Andrew stabbed to death by the pagan temple in Melmoth’s grounds. His face is covered with oak leaves – the pagan Green Man symbol. Nearby is the grave of Sir Hugo Melmoth, who according to legend threw himself on a fire in an act of self-sacrifice.

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    • 1 Hour 29 Minutes

    Landlady Hannah Altman is crushed to death by a giant Perspex box during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer aimed at raising funds for St Cyprian’s Church. Kate finds that cables to the box were deliberately sabotaged – it’s murder. But Gideon, his wife Annabel and manager Theo Bainbridge didn’t even know Hannah.

    Evangelising curate Andrew Maplin tells vicar Magnus Soane that the tragedy is God’s vengeance for the pagan traditions still held deep in Midsomer Oaks. Barnaby and Nelson fear Gideon was the real target, especially when Annabel reveals hate mail has been sent to Melmoth Hall, his newly-acquired country seat. That night a group of masked pagans hold a fire-lit ceremony.

    Hannah’s husband Luke tells police his wife had an affair with florist Rhodri Probert. It transpires that Andrew Maplin has moved from job to job and admits sending hate mail to Gideon but says he only wanted to put an end to the magic. At the pub, Nelson finds an envelope containing £20,000, casting doubt on Luke’s claims that the business was struggling

    Andrew tries to perform an exorcism at Melmoth. The family together with Gideon’s devoted mother Carole are angry. The next day Annabel finds Andrew stabbed to death by the pagan temple in Melmoth’s grounds. His face is covered with oak leaves – the pagan Green Man symbol. Nearby is the grave of Sir Hugo Melmoth, who according to legend threw himself on a fire in an act of self-sacrifice.

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    • 1 Hour 29 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    The Ballad of Midsomer County

    Landlady Hannah Altman is crushed to death by a giant Perspex box during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer aimed at raising funds for St Cyprian’s Church. Kate finds that cables to the box were deliberately sabotaged – it’s murder. But Gideon, his wife Annabel and manager Theo Bainbridge didn’t even know Hannah.

    Evangelising curate Andrew Maplin tells vicar Magnus Soane that the tragedy is God’s vengeance for the pagan traditions still held deep in Midsomer Oaks. Barnaby and Nelson fear Gideon was the real target, especially when Annabel reveals hate mail has been sent to Melmoth Hall, his newly-acquired country seat. That night a group of masked pagans hold a fire-lit ceremony.

    Hannah’s husband Luke tells police his wife had an affair with florist Rhodri Probert. It transpires that Andrew Maplin has moved from job to job and admits sending hate mail to Gideon but says he only wanted to put an end to the magic. At the pub, Nelson finds an envelope containing £20,000, casting doubt on Luke’s claims that the business was struggling

    Andrew tries to perform an exorcism at Melmoth. The family together with Gideon’s devoted mother Carole are angry. The next day Annabel finds Andrew stabbed to death by the pagan temple in Melmoth’s grounds. His face is covered with oak leaves – the pagan Green Man symbol. Nearby is the grave of Sir Hugo Melmoth, who according to legend threw himself on a fire in an act of self-sacrifice.

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    • 1 Hour 29 Minutes

    Landlady Hannah Altman is crushed to death by a giant Perspex box during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer aimed at raising funds for St Cyprian’s Church. Kate finds that cables to the box were deliberately sabotaged – it’s murder. But Gideon, his wife Annabel and manager Theo Bainbridge didn’t even know Hannah.

    Evangelising curate Andrew Maplin tells vicar Magnus Soane that the tragedy is God’s vengeance for the pagan traditions still held deep in Midsomer Oaks. Barnaby and Nelson fear Gideon was the real target, especially when Annabel reveals hate mail has been sent to Melmoth Hall, his newly-acquired country seat. That night a group of masked pagans hold a fire-lit ceremony.

    Hannah’s husband Luke tells police his wife had an affair with florist Rhodri Probert. It transpires that Andrew Maplin has moved from job to job and admits sending hate mail to Gideon but says he only wanted to put an end to the magic. At the pub, Nelson finds an envelope containing £20,000, casting doubt on Luke’s claims that the business was struggling

    Andrew tries to perform an exorcism at Melmoth. The family together with Gideon’s devoted mother Carole are angry. The next day Annabel finds Andrew stabbed to death by the pagan temple in Melmoth’s grounds. His face is covered with oak leaves – the pagan Green Man symbol. Nearby is the grave of Sir Hugo Melmoth, who according to legend threw himself on a fire in an act of self-sacrifice.

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    • 1 Hour 29 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    A Vintage Murder

    The launch of the latest sparkling wine by Midsomer Vinae Winery falls flat when wine critic Nadia Simons gives it a scathing review, then guests sampling the vintage start to collapse.
    Owner William Carnarvon suspects the Farmers Wives Association of trying to destroy his business while his wife Diana frets over her mother Matilda, one of the victims.

    Kate reveals the wine was laced with slug poison while campaigner and district nurse Elspeth Rice convenes an urgent meeting. At the nearby Vine Hotel, boss Louis Paynton tells detectives he sold his family’s farm to the Carnarvons to establish the winery.

    The villagers blame the vineyard for the death of 10-year-old Jessica Tyler, daughter of hotel porter Roger and his wife Judy, because Jessica was struck by a hit-and-run driver following an earlier boozy wine launch. Nadia’s car was seen speeding from the scene.

    Nadia is drinking again when a car drives straight at her. She recovers consciousness briefly only to find herself trapped in the vineyard’s fermentation room with no air supply. Louis’ son Kevin discovers her body – she died from carbon dioxide poisoning. Barnaby and Nelson search Nadia’s room and find cash and air tickets to the south of France.

    Kevin, a loyal worker at the winery, is angry when his dad tells him he wants to buy it from the struggling Carnarvons. Meanwhile the Tylers’ surviving daughter Tina plans to run away with the Carnarvon’s son Ryan.

    Nelson discovers Nadia had been sacked for taking bribes in return for good reviews and had cirrhosis of the liver. Judy tells police that since Jessica’s death she has hardly been outside, but is comforted by Elspeth. Elspeth is worried about falling water levels in the pond.

    William and Diana face losing the vineyard but Matilda wants to give her cash to Ryan instead – only if he takes up a prestigious offer to study music. They deny paying Nadia for a good review and refuse Louis’ offer to buy them out. Later Louis is called to a guest’s bedroom and falls to his death from the window, apparently pushed. Kevin tells police his father was obsessed with Diana.

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    • 1 Hour 29 Minutes

    The launch of the latest sparkling wine by Midsomer Vinae Winery falls flat when wine critic Nadia Simons gives it a scathing review, then guests sampling the vintage start to collapse.
    Owner William Carnarvon suspects the Farmers Wives Association of trying to destroy his business while his wife Diana frets over her mother Matilda, one of the victims.

    Kate reveals the wine was laced with slug poison while campaigner and district nurse Elspeth Rice convenes an urgent meeting. At the nearby Vine Hotel, boss Louis Paynton tells detectives he sold his family’s farm to the Carnarvons to establish the winery.

    The villagers blame the vineyard for the death of 10-year-old Jessica Tyler, daughter of hotel porter Roger and his wife Judy, because Jessica was struck by a hit-and-run driver following an earlier boozy wine launch. Nadia’s car was seen speeding from the scene.

    Nadia is drinking again when a car drives straight at her. She recovers consciousness briefly only to find herself trapped in the vineyard’s fermentation room with no air supply. Louis’ son Kevin discovers her body – she died from carbon dioxide poisoning. Barnaby and Nelson search Nadia’s room and find cash and air tickets to the south of France.

    Kevin, a loyal worker at the winery, is angry when his dad tells him he wants to buy it from the struggling Carnarvons. Meanwhile the Tylers’ surviving daughter Tina plans to run away with the Carnarvon’s son Ryan.

    Nelson discovers Nadia had been sacked for taking bribes in return for good reviews and had cirrhosis of the liver. Judy tells police that since Jessica’s death she has hardly been outside, but is comforted by Elspeth. Elspeth is worried about falling water levels in the pond.

    William and Diana face losing the vineyard but Matilda wants to give her cash to Ryan instead – only if he takes up a prestigious offer to study music. They deny paying Nadia for a good review and refuse Louis’ offer to buy them out. Later Louis is called to a guest’s bedroom and falls to his death from the window, apparently pushed. Kevin tells police his father was obsessed with Diana.

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