Worst & Best Midsomer Murders Episodes/List

Title: Midsomer Murders
Genre: UK Crime Drama
Series: 20
Episodes: 122
Runtime: 89-102 min
First Transmission: 1997-
Channel: ITV

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Episode Rankings

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Best Episode #35

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

 

Worst Episode #76

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. (2010)

 

 

Full Episode Guide

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

Series One

#1 The Killing at Badger’s Drift (1997) –
An elderly woman is found dead in her own cottage, but was it an accident?
#2 Written in Blood (1998) –
The naked body of a writers event’s host is found bludgeoned to death in his bedroom.
#3 Death of a Hollow Man (1998) –
The leading man in a local drama production is found dead onstage.
#4 Faithful Unto Death (1998) –
The wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears.
#5 Death in Disguise (1998) –
DCI Barnaby investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.

Series Two

#6 Death’s Shadow (1999) –
A murder is committed with an Indian sword in Badger’s Drift.
#7 Strangler’s Wood (1999) –
The nude body of a Brazilian woman is found strangled in the woods – is a serial killer at large?
#8 Dead Man’s Eleven (1999) –
The wife of local landowner and cricket captain is murdered after taking dog for a walk.
#9 Blood Will Out (1999) –
An unpopular man is murdered while a gathering of travelers is taking place.

Series Three

#10 Death of a Stranger (1999) –
Barnaby and Troy investigate a series of murders, beginning with that of a tramp in the woods.
#11 Blue Herrings (2000) –
Barnaby investigates a series of suspicious deaths at his aunt’s nursing home.
#12 Judgement Day (2000) –
A local thief and womanizer is killed with a pitchfork.
#13 Beyond the Grave (2000) –
Barnaby and Troy investigate a slashed painting at a museum, which later turns out to be the site of a murder.

Series Four

#14 Garden of Death (2000) –
An arrogant aristocratic family’s decision to develop a memorial garden into a commercial tea shop has the villagers up in arms – and murders abound!
#15 Destroying Angel (2001) –
When a hotel owner dies, the manager misses the reading of the will that names him part-owner.
#16 The Electric Vendetta (2001) –
A dead criminal is found in a crop circle.
#17 Who Killed Cock Robin? (2001) –
In Newton Magna a body is found in the town well.
#18 Dark Autumn (2001) –
A series of grisly murders involve promiscuous villagers.
#19 Tainted Fruit (2001) –
The body of a local beauty is discovered by the pool at her manor house.

Series Five

#20 Market for Murder (2002) –
Barnaby and Troy investigate the members of a local reading club.
#21 A Worm in the Bud (2002) –
A woman is found dead in Setwale Wood of an apparent suicide, but her suicide note is emailed after her death.
#22 Ring Out Your Dead (2002) –
Someone is killing off parish church bell ringers, the week before an important competition.
#23 Murder on St. Malley’s Day (2002) –
Barnaby investigates the murder of a boy at an exclusive private school.

Series Six

#24 A Talent for Life (2003) –
Something is fishy about the clubbing deaths of two local residents.
#25 Death and Dreams (2003) –
An elaborate suicide leads Barnaby to suspect the dead man may have had help pulling the trigger.
#26 Painted in Blood (2003) –
Barnaby’s wife finds a body on Florey village green while taking part in a watercolor painting class.
#27 A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) –
The heirs of the aristocratic Smythe-Webster family are killed.
#28 Birds of Prey (2003) –
Barnaby and Troy investigate an apparent suicide and another death connected to falcon egg theft.

Series Seven

#29 The Green Man (2003) –
Barnaby and Troy tackle two separate cases.
#30 Bad Tidings (2004) –
Barnaby’s new Sergeant arrives.
#31 The Fisher King (2004) –
A thirty-year-old death at a Celtic burial site results in a series of murders in present-day Midsomer.
#32 Sins of Commission (2004) –
An author is found with his neck broken.
#33 The Maid in Splendour (2004) –
Midsomer Worthy’s beloved local pub figures in a series of murders.
#34 The Straw Woman (2004) –
A priest is burned to death inside the effigy of a straw woman.
#35 Ghosts of Christmas Past (2004) –
Nine years after Ferdy Villers killed himself, his family reunites for Christmas, unaware that someone is out for revenge.

Series Eight

#36 Things That Go Bump in the Night (2004) –
When undertaker Patrick Pennyman is found dead, suspicion turns towards a spiritualist church.
#37 Dead in the Water (2004) –
The body of Rowing Club chairman Guy Sweetman is found bludgeoned and drowned.
#38 Orchis Fatalis (2005) –
Barnaby and Scott follow a trail of dead people involved in the collecting of rare orchids.
#39 Bantling Boy (2005) –
One member of a four-member racehorse owning syndicate is murdered.
#40 Second Sight (2005) –
#41 Hidden Depths (2005) –
Troubled solicitor Nick Turner falls from the roof of his home.
#42 Sauce for the Goose (2005) –
#43 Midsomer Rhapsody (2005) –

Series Nine

#44 The House in the Woods (2005) –
#45 Dead Letters (2005) –
#46 Vixen’s Run (2006) –
#47 Down Among the Dead Men (2006) –
#48 Four Funerals and a Wedding (2006) –
#49 Country Matters (2006) –

#50 Death in Chorus (2006) – 
#51 Last Year’s Model (2006) –

Series Ten

#52 Dance with the Dead (2006) –
#53 The Animal Within (2007) –
#54 King’s Crystal (2007) –
#55 The Axeman Cometh (2007) –
#56 Death and Dust (2007) –
#57 Picture of Innocence (2007) –
#58 They Seek Him Here (2007) –
#59 Death in a Chocolate Box (2007) –

Series Eleven

#60 Shot at Dawn (2008) –
#61 Blood Wedding (2008) –
#62 Left for Dead (2008) –
#63 Midsomer Life (2008) –
#64 The Magician’s Nephew (2008) –
#65 Days of Misrule (2008) –

#66 Talking to the Dead (2008) –

Series Twelve

#67 The Dogleg Murders (2009) –
#68 The Black Book (2009) –
#69 Secrets and Spies (2009) –
#70 The Glitch (2009) –
#71 Small Mercies (2009) –
#72 The Creeper (2009) –
#73 The Great and the Good (2009) –

Series Thirteen

#74 The Sword of Guillaume (2010) –
#75 The Made-to-Measure Murders (2010) –
#76 Blood on the Saddle (2010) –
#77 The Silent Land (2010) –
#78 Master Class (2010) –
#79 The Noble Art (2010) –
#80 Not in My Back Yard (2011) –
#81 Fit for Murder (2011) –

Series Fourteen

#82 Death in the Slow Lane (2011) –
#83 Dark Secrets (2011) –
#84 Echoes of the Dead (2011) –
#85 The Oblong Murders (2011) –
#86 The Sleeper Under the Hill (2011) –
#87 The Night of the Stag (2011) –
#88 A Sacred Trust (2011) –
#89 A Rare Bird (2012) –

Series Fifteen

#90 The Dark Rider (2012) –
#91 Murder of Innocence (2012) –
#92 Written in the Stars (2012) –
#93 Death and the Divas (2013) –
#94 The Sicilian Defence (2013) –
#95 Schooled in Murder (2013) –

Series Sixteen

#96 The Christmas Haunting (2013) –
#97 Let Us Prey (2014) –
#98 Wild Harvest (2014) –
#99 The Flying Club (2014) –
#100 The Killings of Copenhagen (2014) –

Series Seventeen

#101 The Dagger Club (2015) –
#102 Murder by Magic (2015) –
#103 The Ballad of Midsomer County (2015) –
#104 A Vintage Murder (2015) –

Series Eighteen

#105 Habeas Corpus (2016) –
#106 The Incident at Cooper Hill (2016) –
#107 Breaking the Chain (2016) –
#108 A Dying Art (2016) –
#109 Saints and Sinners (2016) –
#110 Harvest of Souls (2016) –

Series Nineteen

#111 The Village That Rose from the Dead (2016) –
#112 Crime and Punishment (2017) –
#113 Last Man Out (2017) –
#114 Red in Tooth & Claw (2017) –
#115 Death by Persuasion (2018) –
#116 The Curse of the Ninth (2018) –

Series Twenty

#117 The Ghost of Causton Abbey (2019) –
#118 Death of the Small Coppers (2019) –
#119 Drawing Dead (2019) –
#120 The Lions of Causton (2019) –
#121 Till Death Do Us Part (2020) –
#122 Send in the Clowns (2020) –