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TOP 50 REVIEWERon January 28, 2013
Murder- rampant & mystifyingly delicious. DCI Barnaby (John Nettles) has taken on the fictional Midsomer County murder abundance since 1997 and this set is his final feature-length murder stories. But you'll be booking a flight to London (filming done in rural hamlets just outside London) to have tea with scones in the green of some village, excitedly waiting for the next bludgeoning murder. Prev sets:17 to 20. All good.

Wife Joyce (Jane Wymark), great cook, companion, and in charge of lightening the story with homespun gentleness. Barnaby's dialogue/murder solving companion adds comedy. Show guest stars make this a fresh dynamic series each time. With every episode, predicting Who Dun It? is impossible. Just try!

Multiple murders in every episode are a trademark, intended from the very beginning, by the writers/producers to make Midsomer Murders unique. And no swearing, but plenty of good "Midsomer family" murder mystery--the murder almost never seen, just the moments up to the kill, and then of course the body. Part of the humor is the excessive number of murders in a lovely rural/village setting that could count dastardly deaths per sq. ft. Delightful setting, sets, scenic environment is enticing.

* The Dogleg Murders: A player murdered on the golf course where Barnaby & Jones discover a bevy of crime.
* The Black Book: Auction of discovered masterpiece by a Midsomer painter is the catalyst for a series of murders.
* Secrets and Spies: Barnaby's past as a secret agent comes into play when another former agent is murdered.
* The Glitch: Threat by a university fellow to reveal a glitch in a new software program mistakenly caused the hit and run killing.
* Small Mercies: Gulliver (corpse) comes to a small English village, tied to the earth, but stabbed to death. One Midsomer murder's never enough. Evidence, secrets go back decades.
* The Creeper: Chief's house robbed by a person named Creeper. Later he pays CI Barnaby's home a visit as well.
* The Great and the Good: Until a man is found murdered in her garden, a teacher of town is not taken seriously about her constant suggestions of someone entering her house. Barnaby's investigates find interesting items
* The Made-to-Measure Murders: Death of a tailor, just to begin things.
* The Sword of Guillaume: The future Midsomer Murder investigator head (Neil Dudgeon) is seen working along side DCI Tom Barnaby.
* Blood on the Saddle: If it sounds a bit "Wild West"-like, it is.
* The Silent Land: Joyce is involved well beyond her comfort zone.
* Master Class: A Barnaby déjà vu mystery suicide-drowning and baby abandonment with a musical twist.
* The Noble Art: Does the title refer to boxing or all of the local adulterous activity, gender mix, in the small community? Results is numerous murders.
* Not in My Back Yard: New development plans have supporters, participants, opposition, everything but apathy, --a recipe for community strife & murder.
* Fit For Murder: Death in a health spa may be murder, Barnaby at the scene. Episode best known as the final episode with John Nettles.

All episodes DO have SDH subtitles as an option.
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on April 29, 2013
I started watching this show on A&E, then I started buying the DVDs. This is one of the best written and acted mystery shows on British television. You can't afford to turn away once the show starts or you may miss something relavant. I have the entire series up to the moment Barnaby retires. It was bittersweet, but I think his cousin, DCI Barnaby, will fill a little of the void left by John Nettles and his television family.
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on April 24, 2013
My wife and I are big fans of anything British detective series. Midsomer is one of the best. It deals not only in mystery and murder, but Tom Barnaby actually has a life outside of his work. He has a wife, daughter and various characters who inhabit his rural type community. Sgt Troy his assistant adds some youth and a different view point on the current investigation and life in general. Along with the sometime brutal murders there is also added some humor that meets the occasion. A great series would have given this set five stars, but no closed caption for my old ears. Still for some reason they speak clearer then on most British series and I can understand them. Highly recommend for all Britsh detective enthusiasts.
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on May 1, 2013
This was the culmination of a very fine series. We will miss Tom and Joyce Barnaby and all the rest of the characters we've come to love over the years. It's a well done show.
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on April 26, 2013
I'm very much enjoying this set and the cross over to the new Barnaby. It's a good lead in to Neil Dudgeon whom I also enjoy. Midsomer has been left in good hands. Patricia
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on May 13, 2013
Cast-terrific
stories-fun
scenery is absolutely wow
My husband and I enjoyed these very much so we absolutely recommend them to everyone.
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on December 12, 2015
As a John Nettles fan, I had hoped the subtitle "Tom Barnaby's Last Cases" really meant his "latest cases," and that he would go on forever. Alas the subtitle means just what it says. As always each episode in the set has an interesting plot with a nice balance between the mystery that has to be solved and insights into the life of the man who must solve it. Although the last episode leaves the series in the hands of another Inspector Barnaby, he will have to be very good to fill John Nettles shoes.
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on March 22, 2014
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND EVERYONE FEELS GOOD AT THE END. THE BRITISH ACCENT IS NOT SO STRONG THAT WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND IT AND IT MOVES ALONG AT A GREAT PACE. THIS WAS NEVER SHOWN ON OUR PBS STATION... FOUND IT AT THE LIBRARY AND AND WAS HOOKED. WANTED TO SEE MORE... SAW IT ON LINE AND HAVE BEEN ADDING TO MY COLLECTION .... HAVE ALLOWED FRIENDS TO BORROW AND THEY TOO HAVE BEEN TURNED ON TO THIS TREASURE.
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on April 26, 2013
I am a great fan of British mysteries. I think John Nettles who plays Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby is a great actor and I will miss him when he retires.
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on June 26, 2013
Tom Barnaby is a detective who loves his wife, though not her cooking, and his grown daughter. He has a drink at home but never on the job. No past mistakes haunt him. He's a strong man and very clever, but never abusive.

Midsomer Murders are perfect for the mystery lover who enjoy whodunits and well-written stories.
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