Category Archives: Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders, Season 3, Episode 4, “Beyond the Grave” (2000) – reviewed by George

This week’s village: Aspern Tallow.A tour guide is leading a group of tourists and telling a tale of a local man who fought the Roundheads, and then was shot dead just when he thought he had escaped those following him. … Continue reading

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Midsomer Murders, Season 3, Episode 3, “Judgement Day” (2000) – reviewed by George

This week’s village: Midsomer MallowMichael and Ruth Weston (Richard Trinder and Caroline Faber), are leaving their house and getting in the car. They are all dressed up and off to celebrate their anniversary. But their horribly spoiled and willful 7-or … Continue reading

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Midsomer Murders, Season 3, Episode 1 “Death of a Stranger” (2000) – reviewed by George

Preface: It’s dark and it’s raining and a woman, Linda Wagstaff (Jeanne Hepple), living in an old railroad car out in the woods is working at a table. She hears what sounds like a man in distress, so takes a … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders, Season 2, Episode 4: “Blood Will Out” (1999) – reviewed by George

This week’s village: Martyr Warren. Two bands of travelers arrive close together and upset pretty much all of the villagers. It’s a sort of lock up your daughters and count your chickens and pigs kind of  a thing. The local … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Barnaby in Midsomer Murders, Season 2, Episode 3, “Dead Man’s Eleven” (1999) – reviewed by George

Mr. and Mrs. Barnaby (Jane Wymark) are looking at houses, since she wants to leave big city Causton and live in one of Midsomer County’s charming (but invariably lethal) villages. Their realtor is Mrs. Cooper (Imelda Staunton). Robert and Tara … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 2, Episode 2, Strangler’s Wood (1999) – reviewed by George

Boys playing in Raven’s Wood on the way to school find the naked body of a young woman, strangled with a striped tie (it’s in the script for the boys to pretend to see the body, but for the audience … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 2, Episode 1, Death’s Shadow (1999) – reviewed by George

Simon Fletcher (Julian Wadham), a well-known theater director, conducts a two-week course in a different part of England each summer, and this year he’s coming back to his home town, Badger’s Drift, but of course the seminar will be held … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 5, Death in Disguise (1998) – reviewed by George

At a commune, The Lodge of the Golden Windhorse (a really nice, large house), the two founders are arguing. Bill Carter (Robert Pickavance) wants out, with his investment plus share of profits, and Ian Craigie (Michael Feast) is not having … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 4, Faithful Unto Death (1998) – reviewed by George

Midsomer is a county, and Causton is the largest (perhaps only) city. There are many smallish villages and many of them have names beginning with “Midsomer”, such as Midsomer Worthy in Episode 2. This episode takes place in Morton Fendle … Continue reading

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John Nettles is DCI Tom Barnaby in “Midsomer Murders”, Season 1, Episode 3, Death of a Hollow Man (1998) – reviewed by George

A woman is praying in front of an old-looking statue of a woman, who looks Chinese. A small scream. Sounds of bludgeoning and pain. A body is carried by car to water and is dumped in. And behind all of … Continue reading

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