Britain's best-loved detective series enters a new era as DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), a cousin of the original detective, moves in to fight crime in the beautiful but deadly villages of Midsomer. Alex Preston, owner of Crowcall Farm is found disembowelled on the central stone of the Crowcall Circle, a sacred stone circle on his land. Preston wanted to plough Gorse Meadow, where the stone circle is located, but was at odds with local cult, the New Dawn Druids, who want free access to the stones. Local village gossip proves invaluable in pointing Barnaby and Jones in the right direction. But are they being led a merry dance or will the evidence draw out the 'Sleeper Under the Hill'?