Worst & Best Midsomer Murders Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: UK Crime Drama
Series: 20
Episodes: 120
First Transmission: 1998-2019
Channel: ITV

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama and is based on Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby book series.

Set within a small English country village of Midsomer, the show is a crime drama peppered with both lighthearted whimsy and dark humour.

A major success since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide.

John Nettles: DCI Tom Barnaby (series 1-13 )
Neil Dudgeon: DCI John Barnaby ( series 14-20 )

 

Best Episode [ S7 Ep7 ]

Ghosts of Christmas Past – Nine years after Ferdy Villers killed himself, his family reunites for Christmas, unaware that someone is out for revenge.
25 December 2004

 

 

Worst Episode [ S13 Ep3 ]

Blood on the Saddle – A Wild West show comes to Ford Florey and a serial killer starts to eliminate villagers in a “wild west” fashion related to a parcel of disputed swampland.
8 September 2010

 

 

Full Episode Guide

Key:-
Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season One

Written in Blood (1998)
Death of a Hollow Man (1998)
Faithful Unto Death (1998)
Death in Disguise (1998)

Season Two

Death’s Shadow (1999)
Strangler’s Wood (1999)
Dead Man’s Eleven (1999)
Blood Will Out (1999)

Season Three

Death of a Stranger (1999)
Blue Herrings (2000)
Judgement Day (2000)
Beyond the Grave (2000)

Season Four

Garden of Death (2000)
Destroying Angel (2001)
The Electric Vendetta (2001)
Who Killed Cock Robin? (2001)
Dark Autumn (2001)
Tainted Fruit (2001)

Season Five

Market for Murder (2002)
A Worm in the Bud (2002)
Ring Out Your Dead (2002)
Murder on St. Malley’s Day (2002)

Season Six

A Talent for Life (2003)
Death and Dreams (2003)
Painted in Blood (2003)
A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003)
Birds of Prey (2003)

Season Seven

The Green Man (2003)
Bad Tidings (2004)
The Fisher King (2004)
Sins of Commission (2004)
The Maid in Splendour (2004)
The Straw Woman (2004)

Season Eight

Things That Go Bump in the Night (2004)
Dead in the Water (2004)
Orchis Fatalis (2005)
Bantling Boy (2005)
Second Sight (2005)
Hidden Depths (2005)
Sauce for the Goose (2005)
Midsomer Rhapsody (2005)

Season Nine

The House in the Woods (2005)
Dead Letters (2005)
Vixen’s Run (2006)
Down Among the Dead Men (2006)
Death in Chorus (2006)
Country Matters (2006)
Last Year’s Model (2006)
Four Funerals and a Wedding (2006)

Season Ten

Dance with the Dead (2006)
The Animal Within (2007)
King’s Crystal (2007)
The Axeman Cometh (2007)
Death and Dust (2007)
Picture of Innocence (2007)
They Seek Him Here (2007)
Death in a Chocolate Box (2007)

Season Eleven

58. 11-1 01 Jan 08 Shot at Dawn (2008)
59. 11-2 10 May 08 Blood Wedding (2008)
60. 11-3 24 May 08 Left for Dead (2008)
61. 11-4 31 May 08 Midsomer Life (2008)
62. 11-5 14 Jun 08 The Magician’s Nephew (2008)
63. 11-6 05 May 10 Talking to the Dead (2008)

Season Twelve

64. 12-1 19 Mar 09 The Dogleg Murders (2009)
65. 12-2 26 Mar 09 The Black Book (2009)
66. 12-3 07 Jul 09 Secrets and Spies (2009)
67. 12-4 21 Jul 09 The Glitch (2009)
68. 12-5 20 Sep 09 Small Mercies (2009)
69. 12-6 27 Sep 09 The Creeper (2009)
70. 12-7 04 Oct 09 The Great and the Good (2009)

Season Thirteen

The Sword of Guillaume (2010)
The Made-to-Measure Murders (2010)
Blood on the Saddle (2010)
The Silent Land (2010)
75. 13-5 06 Oct 10 Master Class (2010)
76. 13-6 13 Oct 10 The Noble Art (2010)
77. 13-7 12 Jan 11 Not in My Back Yard (2011)
78. 13-8 02 Feb 11 Fit for Murder (2011)

Season Fourteen

79. 14-1 23 Mar 11 Death in the Slow Lane (2011)
80. 14-2 30 Mar 11 Dark Secrets (2011)
81. 14-3 20 Apr 11 Echoes of the Dead (2011)
82. 14-4 25 May 11 The Oblong Murders (2011)
83. 14-5 21 Sep 11 The Sleeper Under the Hill (2011)
84. 14-6 12 Oct 11 The Night of the Stag (2011)
85. 14-7 26 Oct 11 A Sacred Trust (2011)
86. 14-8 11 Jan 12 A Rare Bird (2012)

Season Fifteen

87. 15-1 01 Feb 12 The Dark Rider (2012)
88. 15-2 21 Mar 12 Murder of Innocence (2012)
89. 15-3 25 Sep 12 Written in the Stars (2012)
90. 15-4 02 Jan 13 Death and the Divas (2013)
91. 15-5 09 Jan 13 The Sicilian Defence (2013)
92. 15-6 30 Jan 13 Schooled in Murder (2013)

Season Sixteen

93. 16-1 24 Dec 13 The Christmas Haunting (2013)
94. 16-2 08 Jan 14 Let Us Prey (2014)
95. 16-3 29 Jan 14 Wild Harvest (2014)
96. 16-4 05 Feb 14 The Flying Club (2014)
97. 16-5 12 Feb 14 The Killings of Copenhagen (2014)

Season Seventeen

98. 17-1 28 Jan 15 The Dagger Club (2015)
99. 17-2 04 Feb 15 Murder by Magic (2015)
100. 17-3 11 Feb 15 The Ballad of Midsomer County (2015)
101. 17-4 18 Feb 15 A Vintage Murder (2015)

Season Eighteen

102. 18-1 06 Jan 16 Habeas Corpus (2016)
103. 18-2 13 Jan 16 The Incident at Cooper Hill (2016)
104. 18-3 27 Jan 16 Breaking the Chain (2016)
105. 18-4 03 Feb 16 A Dying Art (2016)
106. 18-5 10 Feb 16 Saints and Sinners (2016)
107. 18-6 17 Feb 16 Harvest of Souls (2016)

Season Nineteen

108. 19-1 18 Dec 16 The Village That Rose from the Dead (2016)
109. 19-2 04 Jan 17 Crime and Punishment (2017)
110. 19-3 11 Jan 17 Last Man Out (2017)
111. 19-4 18 Jan 17 Red in Tooth & Claw (2017)
112. 19-5 13 May 18 Death by Persuasion (2018)
113. 19-6 20 May 18 The Curse of the Ninth (2018)

Season Twenty

114. 20-1 10 MarThe Ghost of Causton Abbey
115. 20-2 17 Mar 19 Death of the Small Coppers
116. 20-3 19 May 19 Drawing Dead
117. 20-4 The Lions of Causton
118. 20-5 Till Death Do Us Part
119. 20-6 Send in the Clowns

Specials

S01. 1-0 23 Mar 97 The Killings at Badger’s Drift
S08. 8-0 25 Dec 04 Ghosts of Christmas Past
S11. 11-0 24 Dec 08 Days of Misrule