Episodes usually run for around 90 minutes. For the first twenty-nine episodes Barnaby's partner in detection was Sergeant Gavin Troy, played by Daniel Casey. When Bannerman is soon murdered, the detectives wonder if Jamie's murder was unintentional. Barnaby himself is particularly looking forward to seeing recently re-formed rock band, Hired Gun, perform on stage, but he soon gets close to the band for rather unfortunate reasons. Despite the villagers' best efforts to keep the murder quiet so as to not ruin their chances in the competition, several further deaths occur eventually bringing Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby back several decades to uncover the killer. As they investigate the mystery, Barnaby encounters an old adversary who is working to help renovate the village and whose daughter is getting married to a local boy. It soon becomes clear there are secrets, deception, and an illegtimate son involved in the mystery, which is further complicated when the estate manager is killed by an arrow.
John Nettles has since retired from the show but most of the seasons have him as the bemused This is an awesome series for lovers of mystery. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice — until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack. So when company accountant Peter Baxter is found murdered, Barnaby and Jones suspect a disgruntled employee is to blame. Matters soon become complicated, when the body of the best man's father is found in a well that was being renovated, whom the detectives soon discover had disappeared on the day he was planning to run away with a local farmer's wife. Barnaby and Jones find themselves delving into a mixture of fraud, smuggling, and lies, trying to piece together the truth.
Season 1, Episode 1 Season 1, Episode 1 Insp. As the detectives become aware of a feud between Guy and the proprietor of the Morecroft Hotel, tensions are also heating up between the locals and visiting Londoners. James Harrington of Abbey Farm wants his land felled, whereas his ex-friend Simon Bartlett of Grange Farm will do anything to stop this going ahead with the help of friend and barrister Bernadette Sullivan. Is this a rivalry taken too far or is the killer driven by something darker? And once he is replaced on the case, finding the culprit seems less likely than ever, as his replacement is more concerned of an upcoming wedding than the investigation. But as he attempts to de-stress, a woman is found dead in the flotation chamber. Toby's estranged wife Alice also comes under suspicion, before two further killings take place, echoing more lyrics from the song. Furthermore, they've got to find Miss Sharp and their investigation leads them to linking Simon and Laura with the villagers of Morton Fendle, who met at Elaine Trim's dancing classes.
As they investigate, finding themselves drawn to the seaside, they slowly uncover deception, theft, attempted blackmail and hatred. Grady has just returned to the village of Binwell where he committed the murder years ago amid much anger from locals. He abandons his treatment to investigate, but his personal worries are never far away as he contemplates his future, while trying to determine if an argument between the spa's owners and their neighbours is the motive, or something else. It is difficult for Mr Barnaby to uncover prospective murderers of this mostly well-liked man, but with a few more deaths, an attempted burglary and some word-processed lines from a local folk poem taking Barnaby and Troy on a journey to the far past, it looks like the killer could be right under their noses. Several people soon come forward with multiple wills, which confuse the matter, but when two more people, close friends of Rex, are also murdered, the investigation raises question on the motive, leading Barnaby to wonder if it was down to finances, passion, or something from Rex's past.
Barnaby and Jones wonder who wanted him dead, but when the woman he was secretly meeting is killed during the village's Crazy Craft race, the pair have to delve in and discover who might be lying and hiding secrets. Barnaby soon gets to work tracking down the killer, but it seems someone is trying to implicate the detective in the murder. Then it comes to light the victim recently announced plans to move the event to a new location, which would have cost local entrepreneur Frank Wainwright dearly. When Jack is murdered, the detective must delve into the dark secrets in the victim's past. Yet when Elspeth Inkpen announces that it is none of the village's business what her family is planning, Barnaby and Troy wonder if someone is determined to stop this happening, when her daughter is soon found murdered in the garden.
Yet Barnaby and Jones learn he may have been planning to write a book that could have been quite uncomfortable for someone, leading the pair to determine whether members of the Chettham family, or their friends, were responsible. Will Jack Purdy's quick temper lead to violence? John Nettles plays Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby of the Causton C. Season 1, Episode 2 Season 1, Episode 2 The murder of one member of a writers group is immediately followed by the death of a famous author, for whom the victim had a mysterious antipathy. Are you looking for Midsomer Murders cast of season 19? Yet their investigation also turns up a wealth of secrets, lies, affairs, blackmail, and a mysterious death that occurred shortly before a break-in, before matters are complicated when another murder occurs during the cricket match. Soon afterwards, a serial killer strikes members of a chess club.
Even Isobel's close family and members of a local fly fishing group are suspects as they investigate all possible angles. Pathologist Kate reveals the drink was laced with slug poison, but how is the attack connected to the death of a child in a hit-and-run? Jones can't work out whether it was a suicide pact or murder. Slowly but surely, both begin uncovering a web of lies, affairs and domestic arguments, alongside a mysterious recluse with a hidden past. Confused, Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby and D. Just before she dies from her injuries, Barnaby learns from her that someone had pushed her and soon discovers her near-death earlier in the evening was no accident. But the evening after a battle re-enactment in the village, Henry is murdered - and Barnaby must delve into the history of the two families to find the killer, discovering a web of fraud, lies, and hidden truths. The detectives uncover a complex mystery involving holy orders, teenage romantic liaisons, African art and missing antique silver as the community is forced to open its doors to 21st-century policing.
But soon things go from bad to worse when tragedy strikes and Barnaby is called into action to catch a murderer with an apparent penchant for local brides. Barnaby and Nelson are called in to investigate. The dispute seems harmless enough - until Lionel Bell is found murdered in a nearby woodland, strangled with the cord of his light meter. It quickly becomes clear the two victims knew a secret about one of the villagers, something that they are prepared to silence by any means necessary. Political wrangling, burglaries and sexual liaisons abound in picturesque Great Pelfe - but when a member of the possible scam is themselves murdered, Barnaby wonders what is truly going on behind the scenes of an important by-election. While some of the villagers - such as Ernest's daughter Isolde - believe that powerful magical forces are at play, others think the reasons for the bloodshed may have their roots in the distant past. With the serial killer still at large, could history be repeating itself? When a note in a Christmas cracker proclaims that two members of the family will be dead by midnight on Boxing Day, everyone assumes it to be nothing more than a joke until Aunt Lydia, the eldest member of the family, nearly dies from smoke suffocation before falling down the stairs during the night.
The show is produced by Bentley Productions, Independent Television. Vicar Magnus Soane and his curate repeatedly clash over these traditions. The next morning, when Frances Kirby is out for her morning jog, she notices the vintage car they were in up at the airfield, containing Simon Bright's dead body, with Laura nowhere to be seen. Meanwhile Kinsella's trainer Teddy Molloy has his own hidden agenda. It quickly transpires that many in the village had hated the magistrate, who lied, bullied, and committed many an injustice, leaving the detectives determined to find who among them had pulled the trigger after Bridges pushed them past their breaking point. When Mr Fielding sees the body, too, the next day, it is in the pond in Setwale Wood and it is confirmed that Mrs Bartlett committed suicide. When Agnes' cousin, Esslyn Carmichael, inadvertently cuts his own throat during the final act, it's quickly discovered that the tape on the prop blade he had used was removed without anyone knowing.
Is life — and death — imitating art? Later that evening they find the house on their own. The victim was well known to the family and had been on a tour of the factory the day before his body was found, around the same time that the Plummers had been discussing the state of the floundering business during a general meeting, to which Ralph Plummer had angered his siblings by refusing to sell it. Geoffrey is soon gashed to death after a cricket match in Midsomer Parva, and the locals blame the 'beast of Midsomer'. James appears to be involved in shady business deals and is blamed by his grandmother Caroline Halsey — and others — for the suicide of a woman he got pregnant two years before. It's not long before the two detectives uncover lies, jealously, a planned robbery and blackmail, before the latest woman Guy loved and was planning to marry, is attacked and nearly killed. As he and Troy investigate the area, including a local tobacco company the victim was associated with, they soon encounter several matters, including a retired detective obsessed with the previous murders, problematic evidence, family troubles, and secret affairs, before another death follows. Although George Bullard is adamant his death is from natural causes, the case is far from simple when Freddy's solicitor is deliberately killed in a house fire shortly afterwards and Freddy's will goes missing.