Midsomer Murders

 (617)7.82000X-RayTV-14
A veteran DC Inspector (John Nettles) and his fellow detectives investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County in this classic UK mystery series.
Starring
John NettlesDaniel CaseyJane Wymark
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
Playing the video isn't supported on this device/operating system version. Please update or watch on Kindle Fire, mobile devices, game consoles, or other compatible devices.
Add to Watchlist
Add to
Watchlist
By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon.com Services LLC.
Write review

  1. 1. Death's Shadow
    Watch on supported devices
    February 3, 1999
    1 h 41 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Barnabys plan to renew their wedding vows for their 25th anniversary when Tom is distracted by a murder committed with an Indian sword in Badger's Drift.
  2. 2. Strangler's Wood
    Watch on supported devices
    September 19, 1999
    1 h 41 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The nude body of a Brazilian woman is found strangled in the woods, which suggests that a serial killer from nine years before has begun killing again.
  3. 4. Blood Will Out
    Watch on supported devices
    February 5, 2000
    1 h 40 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The murder of the local magistrate, Hector Bridges, who had few supporters among his neighbors, happens while a gathering of travelers is taking place.

More details

Directors
Renny RyePeter SmithRichard HolthouseSarah Hellings
Supporting actors
Laura Howard
Producers
Brian True-MayBetty WillingaleJo WrightPhil Hunter
Season year
2000
Network
FilmRise
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingviolence
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Other formats

Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

617 global ratings

  1. 88% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 2% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
Write a customer review
Sorted by:

Top reviews from the United States

andreas838Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sorting out the Viewing order, Great series!
Verified purchase
Fully in line with my expectations for BBC excellence, the Midsomer Murders series doesn't disappoint. I did find however the Set numbering quite confusing as it didn't seem to correspond to the character developments.

For those new to the series, I would recommend viewing the series in the order in which it was aired, not by the consecutive order of the Set numbers. For instance, "Set 5" is actually Season 1 which aired in 1998. "Set 4" is mostly Season 5 which aired in 2002. Below, is an overview for your viewing convenience.

The Killings at Badger's Drift S 1 x E 1 1998 US Box Set 5
Written in Blood S 1 x E 2 1998 US Box Set 5
Death of a Hollow Man S 1 x E 3 1998 US Box Set 5
Faithful Unto Death S 1 x E 4 1998 US Box Set 5
Death in Disguise S 1 x E 5 1998 US Box Set 5
Death's Shadow S 2 x E 1 1999 US Box Set 1
Strangler's Wood S 2 x E 2 1999 US Box Set 1
Dead Man's Eleven S 2 x E 3 1999 US Box Set 2
Blood Will Out S 2 x E 4 1999 US Box Set 1
Death of a Stranger S 3 x E 1 2000 US Box Set 2
Blue Herrings S 3 x E 2 2000 US Box Set 2
Judgement Day S 3 x E 3 2000 US Box Set 2
Beyond the Grave S 3 x E 4 2000 US Box Set 1
Garden of Death S 4 x E 1 2001 US Box Set 3
Destroying Angel S 4 x E 2 2001 US Box Set 3
The Electric Vendetta S 4 x E 3 2001 US Box Set 3
Who Killed Cock Robin? S 4 x E 4 2001 US Box Set 3
Dark Autumn S 4 x E 5 2001 US Box Set 3
Tainted Fruit S 4 x E 6 2001 US Box Set 4
Market for Murder S 5 x E 1 2002 US Box Set 4
A Worm in the Bud S 5 x E 2 2002 US Box Set 4
Ring Out Your Dead S 5 x E 3 2002 US Box Set 4
Murder on St. Malley's Day S 5 x E 4 2002 US Box Set 4
A Talent For Life S 6 x E 1 2003 US Box Set 6
Death and Dreams S 6 x E 2 2003 US Box Set 6
Painted in Blood S 6 x E 3 2003 US Box Set 6
A Tale of Two Hamlets S 6 x E 4 2003 US Box Set 6
Birds of Prey S 6 x E 5 2003 US Box Set 6
The Green Man S 7 x E 1 2003 US Box Set 7
Bad Tidings S 7 x E 2 2004 US Box Set 7
The Fisher King S 7 x E 3 2004 US Box Set 7
Sins of Commission S 7 x E 4 2004 US Box Set 7
The Maid in Splendour S 7 x E 5 2004 US Box Set NA
The Straw Woman S 7 x E 6 2004 US Box Set NA
The ghost of Christmas Past S 7 x E Special 1 2004 US Box Set NA
Things That Go Bump In The Night S 8 x E 1 2004 US Box Set NA
Dead in the Water S 8 x E 2 2004 US Box Set NA
Orchis Fatalis S 8 x E 3 2005 US Box Set NA
Bantling Boy S 8 x E 4 2005 US Box Set NA
Second Sight S 8 x E 5 2005 US Box Set NA
Hidden Depths S 8 x E 6 2005 US Box Set NA
Sauce for the Goose S 8 x E 7 2005 US Box Set NA
Midsomer Rhapsody S 8 x E 8 2005 US Box Set NA
The House in the Woods S 9 x E 1 2005 US Box Set NA
Dead Letters S 9 x E 2 2006 US Box Set NA
Vixen's Run S 9 x E 3 2006 US Box Set NA
Down Among the Dead Men S 9 x E 4 2006 US Box Set NA
Death in Chorus S 9 x E 5 2006 US Box Set NA
Country Matters S 9 x E 6 2006 US Box Set NA
Last Year's Model S 9 x E 7 2006 US Box Set NA
Four Funerals and a Wedding S 9 x E 8 2006 US Box Set NA
Dance With The Dead S 10 x E 1 US Box Set NA

Whilst this isn't a saga, I do think a production of this quality deserves to be viewed in the correct order. Happy sleuthing!
779 people found this helpful
EinsatzReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
“She’s been dying for about six years now. We’re getting used to it.”
Verified purchase
Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) is back with four mysteries to deal with, some more complicated than others. Sgt Troy (Daniel Casey) still hasn’t learned to drive properly and in several of the episodes he’s still given to animosity towards gays, or people he perceives as being gay. Barnaby’s wife and daughter show up in each episode, they put him on a horrific diet in the fourth show (Blood Will Out). Cabbage soup!
They have a formula that works and they are sticking to it. This show is thoroughly enjoyable and quite addictive.
11 people found this helpful
K.StanfordReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT Series
Verified purchase
Need to be able to understand the English Language, some typical English terms and the accent.
GREAT twists, my other half is a retired detective and he LOVES trying to figure out 'who done it'
One person found this helpful
University DocReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great entertaining set of four episodes!
Verified purchase
First off, Set one is not the first "actual" set in the series. Set 5 is. Set 5 is where the the show actually begins.
This set of episodes is both witty and entertaining, as it is intelligent. I fell in love with this show by accident and have enjoyed each episode I have watched thereafter. Each episode stands out on its own.
Death's Shadow takes place in the town of Badger's Drift and an unsolved death from 30 years before.
Strangler's Wood involves the strangling of a spokeswoman and Brazillian cigarettes, which brings up unsolved strangulations of years before.
Blood Will Out- involves rival clans and long time secrets.
BeYond the Grave- Formers Fawlty Towers actress Prunella Scales stands out in this episode involving ghosts and shadows of the past and present.
The characters are all well drawn, and the chemistry between Barnaby and Troy is a father/son, mentor/prodigy one.
All are well done. If you are into British Mysteries, like me, you'll find yourself trying to figure out the identity of the killer.
9 people found this helpful
Dianne FosterReviewed in the United States on December 28, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great entertainment for Anglophiles....
Verified purchase
This is the DVD series where it all begins - `The Midsomer Murders' that is. The first thing you might notice in Series #1 is that both Barnaby and Troy had longer hair and were lighter back then, even though we learn through the series that Barnaby's wife and daughter have tried their best to hold the calories to a minimum where the older detective is concerned-even while his younger colleague chomps away on doughnuts and chips whenever the mood strikes. The series provides plenty of escapist material for Anglophiles who want to take an armchair trip to a fantasy-land where nice English coppers keep everyone on the straight and narrow, although a fairly large number of villagers end up dead, and some die horribly.

In these episodes, long-buried secrets are at the heart of more than one murder, so investigative police work means hours spent reviewing archival material while sifting through ancient artifacts - activities sure to stir the hearts of history buffs and Anglophiles alike. This series is well crafted - with great showmanship, fine actors including the many familiar faces of character actors, beautiful bucolic settings in southern England, plenty of interesting artifacts and fine architecture - welcome to fantasy-land my friends.
19 people found this helpful
KMSReviewed in the United States on February 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love British Mysteries
Verified purchase
I have never been disappointed with a British Mystery, My husband and I really enjoyed Midsomer Murders and I am working on getting the whole series.
One person found this helpful
linaReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I got for my birthday
Verified purchase
I love this series and when I couldn't get it on TV I asked for it for my 69th birthday. my honey was so sweet to find the beginning of the series, I am sure I will be purchasing the ongoing series in the future. so glad I can just order it and it's on my porch within days. thanks
One person found this helpful
Carol LReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great British mysteries
Verified purchase
I discovered this series while bored during bad weather recently. I decided to `TiVo' it, but then decided that I wanted the DVD's for myself after finding them to be incredibly humorous, suspenseful and not at all predictable.
The main characters are believable, humorous and very well written and acted. The stories are as well, without the usual ability to figure out `who-done-it' almost as soon as the crime has been committed.
My only complaint would be that, as they are two-hour episodes, they are rather expensive to purchase. Only 4 episodes in a `set' and there are at least 20 sets!
It will take me awhile to get them all, but as I have become addicted to them, I will manage somehow!
3 people found this helpful
See all reviews