The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars John Nettles (Bergerac) as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby with Jason Hughes (This Life) as his earnest, efficient protégé, Detective Constable Ben Jones. Guest stars include Richard McCabe, Clare Holman, Peter Capaldi, Saskia Wickham, Dominic Jephcott, Siobhan Redmond, Juliet Aubrey, John Shrapnel, and Guy Henry.
Four Funerals and a Wedding--Every year, the Skimmington Fayre rekindles an age-old battle of the sexes in Broughton. But this year, the bodies really start to accumulate.
Country Matters--With the town of Elverton in an uproar over a new supermarket, a mysterious man turns up murdered on the store’s proposed site.
Death in Chorus--Approaching a big choral competition, the Midsomer Worthy amateur choir loses its tenor to murder.
Last Year’s Model--As Annie Woodrow goes on trial for murdering her best friend, DCI Barnaby begins to have second thoughts about her guilt.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE 50th episode production notes, text interviews with John Nettles and Jason Hughes, Caroline Graham biography, and cast filmographies.
Delightful in a murderously charming way -- Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy
Good, clean fun is what you're guaranteed. -- San Francisco Chronicle
Sheer TV gold -- Entertainment Today
Showing that if a story is well written and the acting is good less can be more. -- Shakefire
Still one of the best of the breed -- Wilmington on DVD
Still tops thanks to smart scripts, great casts and the charm of leading man John Nettles. -- PaperMag.com
The show just keeps chugging along with clever, sometimes rather perverse, murders and just enough wry humor to keep the audience smiling. -- Deseret News (UT)
Wonderful entertainment. -- EInsiders