The BEST Episodes of Midsomer Murders
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2021
A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.
#1 - Last Year's Model
Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 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.
#2 - Hidden Depths
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 14, 2005
Troubled solicitor Nick Turner falls from the roof of his home. Is this suicide disguised as murder?
#4 - Birds of Prey
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 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.
#5 - Country Matters
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 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.
#6 - Garden of Death
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.
#7 - Murder on St. Malley's Day
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 22, 2002
Barnaby investigates the murder of a boy during a traditional annual race at an exclusive private school but is met with resentment.
#8 - Market for Murder
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 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.
#10 - The Maid in Splendour
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 25, 2004
Midsomer Worthy's beloved local pub figures in a case involving unrequited love, secret business deals and passionate affairs.
#11 - Ring Out Your Dead
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 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.
#12 - Tainted Fruit
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 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.
#13 - Sauce for the Goose
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 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.
#14 - The Straw Woman
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#15 - The Axeman Cometh
Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 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.
#16 - Destroying Angel
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 26, 2001
When a hotel owner dies, the manager misses the reading of the will that names him part-owner.
#17 - Dead Letters
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 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.
#18 - A Worm in the Bud
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 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.
#19 - Judgment Day
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.
#20 - The Great and the Good
Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 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.
#21 - The Made-to-Measure Murders
Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired May 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.
#22 - Death in a Chocolate Box
Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired May 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.
#23 - The Animal Within
Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.
#24 - Bantling Boy
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.
#25 - Picture of Innocence
Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 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.