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RE-released as a murderously good set for those catching up.
on 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.