WHAT EVIL LURKS BEYOND THE WELL-TRIMMED HEDGES OF MIDSOMER . . .
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. The smash hit series stars John Nettles (Bergerac) as Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, a dogged investigator and devoted family man, unflappable in the face of the maxabre crimes and eccentric characters he encounters on the job.
Collected here are the first 18 episodes by original U.K. broadcast date. These include the five mysteries adapted from the novels of Caroline Graham, as well as the next 13 original stories inspired by her characters. DS Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey), Barnaby's first and longest-serving deputy, assists the chief on all of these cases. Guest stars include Emily Mortimer, Anna Massey, Richard Briers, Prunella Scales, Julian Wadham, Orlando Bloom, and Celia Imrie.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE essay by John Nettles, Midsomer map, production notes, behind-the-scenes featurette, Caroline Graham biography, and cast filmographies.
Plus exclusive bonus disc: Super Sleuths a documentary about the show's first decade, featuring John Nettles, Caroline Graham, writer Anthony Horowitz, and others.
Mysteries previoulsy released on DVD as Sets One, Two, Three and Five.
"Razor-sharp and fine -- Wilmington on DVD (thedailypage.com)
"Definitely deserves to be tagged as essential" -- MemorableTV.com
"Mystery film fans will enjoy these and be kept guessing until the end as to who done it." -- Library Journal
This is all done with a very deft hand, balancing dark humor with strong character work. -- Ink19