Midsomer Murders

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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.
Starring
John NettlesDaniel CaseyJohn Hopkins
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SuspenseEPGDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. The Green Man
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    November 2, 2003
    1 h 39 min
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    Barnaby and Troy tackle two separate cases as Troy prepares to leave Midsomer after his promotion to DI.
  2. 2. Bad Tidings
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    January 4, 2004
    1 h 39 min
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    Barnaby's new sergeant, Dan Scott (John Hopkins, "Poldark") arrives on the day after the murder of a local shrew occurs, and he is immediately put to work.
  3. 3. The Fisher King
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    January 11, 2004
    1 h 35 min
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    Long-suppressed family secrets, stolen artifacts, and a thirty year-old death at a Celtic burial site result in a series of murders in present-day Midsomer.
  4. 4. Sins of Commission
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    January 18, 2004
    1 h 35 min
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    When Midsomer hosts its 12th Annual Literary Festival, an author is found with his neck broken. More writers will die before the winner of the competition is announced.
  5. 5. The Maid in Splendour
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    January 25, 2004
    1 h 35 min
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    Midsomer Worthy's beloved local pub figures in a case involving unrequited love, secret business deals and passionate affairs.
  6. 6. The Straw Woman
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    February 29, 2004
    1 h 35 min
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    Midsomer comes closer and closer to its boiling point when a priest is burned to death inside the effigy of a straw woman and more people burst into flames spontaneously, as though by witchcraft.
  7. 7. Ghosts of Christmas Past
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    December 25, 2004
    1 h 35 min
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    Nine years after Ferdy Villers killed himself, his family reunites for Christmas, unaware that someone is out for revenge.

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Directors
Renny RyePeter SmithRichard HolthouseSarah HellingsJeremy Silberston
Supporting actors
Jane WymarkLaura Howard
Producers
Brian True-MayBetty WillingaleJo WrightPhil Hunter
Season year
2004
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Charles of the NorthReviewed in the United States on December 26, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing consistency of scripts
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Midsomer is neither high drama nor soiology in the guise of drama. It is, however, remarkably entertainig and diverting because of its consistently strong scripts. Working around a small company of permanent characters the writers never forget that this is about "mystery." In contrast to American crime dramas the viewer must work along with the detectives to solve the mystery. The. clues are usually well placed, among a good measure of " red herrings. " If you spend a great deal of your time wrestling with complex and difficult scientific, social, and financial matters Midsomer in season 7 remains a pleasant refuge for the last hours before bedtime.

I know nothing about acting, but the cast of Midsomer always seems to make the most of the scripts' content and never overacts.
14 people found this helpful
Big Whisky BillReviewed in the United States on May 9, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Fine acting and plots, poor audio and video
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The acting is top notch. The plots are also high level. Some of the actors are difficult to understand...nasally and English accents are a bad combo. My biggest complaint is the poor transfer to dvd both audio and video. This goes for reissues 1-8. Of all the DVDs I own, this has to be the worst quality...dolby surround and grainy video..come on..poor effort. My Mission Impossible DVDs from the 60s and 70s blow Midsomer out of the water on audio and video quality! I'm early in reissue 8 and have purchased through season 10. I'm not sure I will go any further. I do have a highly rated 4k TV and receiver with excellent speakers to boot.
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honeybunchReviewed in the United States on May 14, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I must admit I can't resist a good murder mystery with some kinkiness
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I am a binge repeat watcher of this series. Clearly, we're talking about an addiction here. I must admit I can't resist a good murder mystery with some kinkiness, humor, whacky characters and well written plots--Midsommer has it all. The stock cast of John Nettles as DCI Barnaby, his revolving sidekicks, Troy, Scott and Jones, terminally cheerful and culinary challenged wife Joyce, doting daughter and aspiring actress, Cullie and dogged pathologist George Bullard are all consistently excellent. Season 7 is outstanding, especially, The Green Man and The Maid in Splendor.
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K.StanfordReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
GREAT Series
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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'
R J HaviconReviewed in the United States on October 31, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect
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I have seen and owned all of the Midsomer Murders series except for Series 7. I'm happy. I now have all of the Tom Barnaby episode. I'm not a big fan of the new cast members but I do like the Tom Barnaby ones. Thanks for helping me to complete my set. Great price and fast delivery.
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Keith A WintersReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The very best customer service!
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We had an issue with the first delivery, which was a Mother's Day gift for my wife. Reported the issue and within a 3 days received the replacement. Absolutely great customer service! She has viewed the entire DVD and she could not be happier.
Z HayesReviewed in the United States on February 10, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Midsomer Murders = perfect and entertaining cozy mysteries
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Midsomer Murders is a fine example of British cozy mysteries (inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham), without going over the top on the gore factor. Set in the bucolic English villages in Midsomer County, the murders that occur here(at an alarmingly high rate, one might add) are in stark contrast to the serene beauty of the English countryside. The murders can be grisly, but this is often offset by the scenic country setting, and the witty dialogue (Amazon Prime members are able to view Midsomer Murders' episodes via instant download for free).

DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) leads a relatively contented life with his wife Joyce (Jane Wymark - the couple have one grown daughter, Cully) and works for the Criminal Investigation Department. From seasons 1-6, DCI Barnaby was assisted by his detective sergeant Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey), and the pair found themselves going all over the county investigating the strangest and at times grisliest murders in little hamlets with innocent sounding names. Tom is a meticulous investigator and an astute observer of human nature. In Season 7, Troy gets promoted, and Barnaby eventually gains a new assistant DS Dam Scott (John Hopkins).

The episodes in Season 7 are:
The Green Man
Bad Tidings
The Fisher King
Sins of Commission
The Maid in Splendour
The Straw Woman
Ghosts of Christmas Past

There is a Gothic feel to many of the crimes, which is enhanced by the atmospheric music. At times, certain scenes seem overly exaggerated, but to me, they only add to the charm of the show. This is a great example of atmospheric crime dramas with a wonderful ensemble cast and riveting story lines. Midsomer Murders will appeal to fans of British cozy mysteries, where blood and gore take a backseat to wit and humor, and the focus is on investigations set amidst a bucolic, close-knit setting.
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storm puppyReviewed in the United States on June 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Always the best! John Nettles is great and the settings are ...
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Always the best! John Nettles is great and the settings are wonderful for escaping into beautiful English villages of thatched roof cottages. The series does not particularly dwell on the details of the crimes not try to get into the mind of the murderer and psychoanalyze him or her (thank goodness! ) This is pure escapism.
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