The Best of Midsomer Murders

Welcome to the best of Midsomer Murders series and episodes list! Midsomer Murders series is a detective drama highly recognized and popular since its first airing in 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby books and to this day it's going strong in its 19th season. Find your favourite episodes and characters in our Midsomer Murders list, and if you want more you can always check out the extensive library of TV Drama. We've compiled a list with some of the best Midsomer Murders episodes, and we guarantee you'll find at least one you'll love. Between classics from the beginning of the series and some newly released episodes, you can enjoy in Barnaby's mystery solving in the comfort of your home.
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 5: Murder on St. Malley's Day (2009)

    98 minutes

    We're starting off the best of Midsomer Murders list with Murder on St. Malley's Day, episode two of the fifth series. The story begins in the village of Midsomer Parva where Barnaby investigates the murder of a boy at Devington School. The boy, Daniel Talbot, is stabbed during the annual St. Malley's Day race. DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and DS Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey) discover a long-held school secret that leads to the discovery of the murderer. This is a great episode to start watching Midsomer Murders for every crime drama lover, so check it out on DVD and additionally get a few of the extra features.

    Director:
    Peter Smith
    Cast:
    John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 9: Country Matters (2006)

    93 minutes

    With Country Matters we're taking you to the series nine and episode six of the Midsomer Murders series. The investigation starts in a deserted timber yard with Barnaby (John Nettles) and Ben Jones (Jason Hughes) trying to solve a murder of Frank Hopkirk. Along the way, they found out there is a divide among the locals caused by that empty timber yard. And even Barnaby and Jones disagree about the motive. Could controversial plans to build a supermarket in Elverton-cum-Latterly lead to murder? Be sure to check it out on DVD to get the most of it, including an exclusive interview with John Nettles.

    Director:
    Richard Holthouse
    Cast:
    John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Tim Hardy
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 11: Blood Wedding (2008)

    1h 33min

    Blood Wedding is the second episode of the 11th series, and it's our next entry for the best Midsomer Murders list. There are two weddings and fortunately only one is bloody. At Ned Fitzroy and Beth Porteous' wedding the maid of honour is found stabbed to death, pinned to her bedroom wall by a dagger. This episode might be extra interesting to the fans because we see the return of Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey) to attend Barnaby's daughter Cully's wedding. Rent it on DVD and get additional content such as a biography of the writer, fascinating facts, filmographies and production notes.

  • Midsomer Murders: Series 6: A Talent for Life (2008)

    383 minutes

    Next entry on our list the best of Midsomer Murders is A Talent for Life, the first episode of the sixth series. You can also find this episode as a part of Midsomer Murders Christmas collection with three additional episodes and 383 minutes of crime solving entertainment. Barnaby and Troy get their investigation underway when two bodies are discovered by the side of a fishing stream, those of a feisty pensioner and a local Casanova. And that's not all; one of Barnaby's suspects is found dead in his restaurant's walk-in freezer. A Talent for Life is an episode full of enjoyable mystery moments, especially if you're a fan of this dramatic show.

    Director:
    Renny Rye
    Cast:
    John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 3: Death of a Stranger (2008)

    383 minutes

    Death of a Stranger is the first episode of series 3 with, by then already well known police duo, DCI Barnaby and Sgt. Troy, played by John Nettles and Daniel Casey. In this episode, the murder of a tramp is connected to the traditional village fox hunt and its participants. You can rent Death of a Stranger as a part of Midsomer Murders: The Christmas Collection, accompanied by three other episodes, Ghosts of Christmas Past, A Talent for Life and Shot at Dawn. Four investigations from the deadly county of Midsomer which were all originally broadcast during the Christmas period.

    Director:
    Peter Cregeen
    Cast:
    John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 5: Market for Murder (2002)

    98 minutes

    Next entry for the best Midsomer Murders list is Market for Murder, first episode in the fifth series. John Nettles stars as the humorous, thoughtful and methodical Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, and this time it's all about a women's book club that turns out to be something different. The story starts with an investigation of a car fire, but then it takes us to Reading Club where women rather than reviewing books, meet to invest in the stock market. And thanks to some inside information, they are quite successful. When club's organiser is found bludgeoned to death, Barnaby and Troy are keen to find out what are villager’s secrets.

    Director:
    Sarah Hellings
    Cast:
    Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 1: Written in Blood (1997)

    102 minutes

    Take a stroll down memory lane and watch the first series of a television show that has captured audience for so long. John Nettles and Daniel Casey are the epitome of crime drama in their roles of DCI Tom Barnaby and Sergeant Gavin Troy; Written in Blood takes them to The Midsomer Worthy Writers Circle. Gerald Hadleigh, secretary of the Circle, is found dead the day after he strongly disagreed with inviting best-selling novelist Max Jennings to their meeting on account of their past. Barnaby and Troy get even more on their hands when another body is found connected to the first murder. Long ago events and a hidden family secret seem to be the key to solving this puzzle.

    Director:
    Jeremy Silberston
    Cast:
    John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Booker
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 5: Ring Out Your Dead (2001)

    100 minutes

    We're continuing our list the best of Midsomer Murders with Ring Out Your Dead, third episode in the series 5 of the show. Beneath the tranquil surface of sleepy village life exist dark secrets, scandals and downright evil. The title of the show being quite literal, there's a murderer out there killing bell ringers in the week before a big bell-ringing competition in Midsomer Wellow. A lot of established British thespians have at one point guest starred in Midsomer Murders and in this episode, it's Hugh Bonneville and Gemma Jones. Rent it on DVD and you get additional content including behind the scenes documentary and a map of Midsomer.

    Director:
    Sarah Hellings
    Cast:
    John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
  • Midsomer Murders: Series 3: Judgement Day (2000)

    1h 38min

    Judgement Day takes us back to the series 3 on the list the best of Midsomer Murders episodes. The plot is set against a backdrop of the Perfect Village competition which is not easy to win, especially when a local thief Peter Drinkwater turns up dead. Methodical DCI Barnaby and Troy must unravel the web of lies if they are to solve the murders. As a special treat, you get the chance to see Orlando Bloom, Toby Jones, and Tobias Menzies in the supporting roles. If you want more, rent it on DVD and get extra behind-the-scenes documentary, Midsomer Map and filmographies.

  • Midsomer Murders: Series 8: Hidden Depths (2005)

    94 minutes

    Hidden Depths is the sixth episode in the series 8 of a long running Midsomer Murders and it tops our list the best of Midsomer Murders. This series is starring John Nettles in his iconic role of DCI Tom Barnaby and John Hopkins as Sergeant Dan Scott. It's known for this place: Nothing is as it seems behind the well-trimmed hedges of the picturesque cottages in the idyllic English county of Midsomer. The story begins with solicitor Nick Turner falling to his death from a roof and it's up to Barnaby and Scott to find out is this a suicide or something more sinister. You can rent Hidden Depths on DVD to see how will our favourite Chief Inspector solve this puzzle.

    Director:
    Sarah Hellings
    Cast:
    Barry Jackson, Gary Lightbody, James Brown
    Genre:
    TV Series
    Availability:
    DVD
We hope you'll enjoy in these titles as we believe these are some of the best Midsomer Murders episodes to this date. If you're in need of more crime drama, try browsing our extensive collection of over 90,000 titles, and don't forget you can rent DVD and Blu-ray with our Free Trial offer!

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