Nothing is as it seems behind the well-trimmed hedges of the picturesque cottages in the idyllic English county of Midsomer. Beneath the tranquil surface of sleepy village life exist dark secrets, scandals and downright evil. John Nettles stars as the humourous, thoughtful and methodical Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby. A planning dispute at an open gardens event at Swanscombe House turns to murder after a leading light in the Midsomer Conservation Society suspects her neighbours are involved in a money-making development scam. Acclaimed ITV drama starring John Nettles, Jason Hughes and Peter Egan. Political wrangling, burglaries and sexual liaisons abound in picturesque Great Pelfe - but why is someone driven to start killing?