Midsomer Murders

The BEST episodes of Midsomer Murders

Every episode of Midsomer Murders ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Midsomer Murders!

A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Last Updated: 9/24/2022Network: ITV
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Last Year's Model
star
8.40
404 votes

#1 - Last Year's Model

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/3/2006

Barnaby begins to think the damning evidence he helped provide to convict a murderess wasn't exactly as watertight as it first looked.

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Hidden Depths
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8.37
348 votes

#2 - Hidden Depths

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/14/2005

Troubled solicitor Nick Turner falls from the roof of his home. Is this suicide disguised as murder?

Directors: Sarah Hellings
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Country Matters
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8.32
321 votes

#3 - Country Matters

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/19/2006

Controversy about a proposed supermarket ruining the quality of life in a small village, marital infidelity, contaminated soil and kinky sex lead to murder.

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Painted in Blood
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8.30
295 votes

#4 - Painted in Blood

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/17/2003

Barnaby's wife finds a body on the Midsomer Florey village green while taking part in a watercolor class.

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Murder on St. Malley's Day
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8.27
331 votes

#5 - Murder on St. Malley's Day

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/22/2002

Barnaby investigates the murder of a boy during a traditional annual race at an exclusive private school but is met with resentment.

Directors: Peter Smith
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Garden of Death
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8.27
301 votes

#6 - Garden of Death

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/10/2000

When an arrogant aristocratic family's decision to develop a memorial garden into a commercial tea shop has the villagers up in arms, murders past and present rear their heads.

Directors: Peter Smith
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Birds of Prey
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8.27
268 votes

#7 - Birds of Prey

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/31/2003

Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death.

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Market for Murder
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8.26
356 votes

#8 - Market for Murder

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/16/2002

An investigation of a car fire and a bludgeon murder lead Barnaby and Troy to investigate the members of a local reading club which has an agenda that goes beyond books.

Directors: Sarah Hellings
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The Green Man
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8.24
344 votes

#9 - The Green Man

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/2/2003

Barnaby and Troy tackle two separate cases as Troy prepares to leave Midsomer after his promotion to DI.

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The Maid in Splendour
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8.21
273 votes

#10 - The Maid in Splendour

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/25/2004

Midsomer Worthy's beloved local pub figures in a case involving unrequited love, secret business deals and passionate affairs.

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Ring Out Your Dead
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8.20
335 votes

#11 - Ring Out Your Dead

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/15/2002

Someone is killing off bell ringers of parish church in the week before a big bell-ringing competition takes place in the village of Midsomer Wellow.

Directors: Sarah Hellings
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Sauce for the Goose
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8.18
297 votes

#12 - Sauce for the Goose

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/3/2005

When a corporate giant tries to acquire a small but respected relish factory owned and run by a dysfunctional family, a naked body is found in the warehouse.

Directors: Renny Rye
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Tainted Fruit
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8.17
312 votes

#13 - Tainted Fruit

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/23/2001

When the body of a local beauty is discovered by the pool at her manor house, Barnaby and Troy uncover a seedy world of adultery and deceit within the affluent rural community.

Directors: Peter Smith
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The Straw Woman
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8.14
262 votes

#14 - The Straw Woman

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/29/2004

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.

Directors: Sarah Hellings
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The Axeman Cometh
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8.12
328 votes

#15 - The Axeman Cometh

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/2/2007

30 years past their prime, the band Hired Guns hopes to play at the Midsomer Rocks Music Festival. But their fans are disappointed when someone kills the band members one by one.

Directors: Renny Rye
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Destroying Angel
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8.12
391 votes

#16 - Destroying Angel

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/26/2001

When a hotel owner dies, the manager misses the reading of the will that names him part-owner.

Directors: David Tucker
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Judgment Day
star
8.11
341 votes

#17 - Judgment Day

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2000

When a local thief and womanizer is killed with a pitchfork, the residents of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances in the Perfect Village Competition.

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Dead Letters
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8.09
331 votes

#18 - Dead Letters

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/26/2006

When Sergeant Scott falls ill, Barnaby and PC Ben Jones (Jason Hughes, "Killing Me Softly") investigate a series of murders linked to the death of a beauty queen which occurred several years previously.

Directors: Renny Rye
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The Made-to-Measure Murders
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8.08
346 votes

#19 - The Made-to-Measure Murders

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/12/2010

A tailor dies of a heart attack. Two years later, his widow is murdered on her way to the vicarage. The vicar is also murdered after receiving a mysterious letter.

Directors: Peter Smith
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The Great and the Good
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8.08
269 votes

#20 - The Great and the Good

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/14/2010

A troubled schoolteacher, subject to sleepwalking and quasi-paranoia, feels that an intruder has been in her house, and doubters find dead bodies to confirm her fears.

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A Worm in the Bud
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8.08
308 votes

#21 - A Worm in the Bud

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/23/2002

A woman is found dead in Setwale Wood, an apparent suicide, except that her suicide note is emailed after her body has already been sighted.

Directors: David Tucker
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Death in a Chocolate Box
star
8.07
322 votes

#22 - Death in a Chocolate Box

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/11/2008

Barnaby and Jones investigate a murder of a former friend and colleague in Midsomer Holm, a small village inhabited by reformed ex-cons.

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Bantling Boy
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8.07
334 votes

#23 - Bantling Boy

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/16/2005

A four-member syndicate owns a racehorse that two of them are desperate to sell and two of them are determined to keep. When one of them is murdered, Barnaby is on the case.

Directors: Sarah Hellings
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The Animal Within
star
8.06
381 votes

#24 - The Animal Within

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/19/2007

When Faith Alexander arrives in Midsomer Deverell to meet her long-lost uncle Rex Masters, she is surprised to find he has disappeared and told everyone she was killed in a plane crash. Then Rex's body is found in the weir and his friends produce wills, each claiming to inherit his fortune.

Directors: Renny Rye
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Picture of Innocence
star
8.05
291 votes

#25 - Picture of Innocence

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/3/2007

Barnaby is implicated in a murder when a photo of him in a passionate embrace with another woman is displayed shortly before the woman's estranged husband, photographer Lionel Bell, is strangled.

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