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The Best Episodes of Midsomer Murders

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DCI Tom Barnaby and his partner investigate mysterious deaths occurring in close knit communities in Midsomer Murders. Some great Midsomer Murders episodes are about crimes of passion while other good episodes find Barnaby investigating serial killers. A few good episodes of Midsomer Murders are about Baraby's personal life.

What are the best episodes of Midsomer Murders? “The Killings at Badger's Drift,” the series' pilot episode, is a fan favorite. This episode finds DCI Barnaby and DS Troy investigating the death of an elderly woman. “Death's Shadow” is also a compelling episode of the series, Midsomer Murders.

“Hidden Depths” is another good episode from Midsomer Murders as is “Ring Out Your Dead” in which members of the bellringers of Midsomer Wellow turn up dead.

Do you have a favorite episode of Midsomer Murders? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked. Make sure to also check out the best British detective shows.

 

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    The Killings at Badger's Drift (Pilot)
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    The Killings at Badger's Drift (Pilot)

    Midsomer Murders - Series 1

    Original AiringMar 23 1997

    Episode Number0

    A gentle stroll in the woods for Miss Emily Simpson ends in tragedy. To the village doctor...
  • 2
    Death's Shadow
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    Death's Shadow

    Midsomer Murders - Season 2

    Original AiringJan 20 1999

    Episode Number1

    Barnaby and Troy are in Badger's Drift again, this time to investigate the murder of an...
  • 3
    Judgement Day
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    Judgement Day

    Midsomer Murders - Series 3

    Original AiringJan 29 2000

    Episode Number3

    A thief gets killed with a pitchfork, and the villagers of Midsomer Mallow worry that the...
  • 4
    Hidden Depths
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    Hidden Depths

    Midsomer Murders - Season 8

    Original AiringMar 14 2005

    Episode Number6

    Barnaby investigates several more murders in another Midsomer village, at least two of them...
  • 5
    Ring Out Your Dead
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    Ring Out Your Dead

    Midsomer Murders - Season 5

    Original AiringSep 15 2002

    Episode Number3

    "Ring Out Your Dead" is the second episode of the fifth series of Midsomer Murders and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Dead Man's Eleven
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    Dead Man's Eleven

    Midsomer Murders - Season 2

    Original AiringSep 12 1999

    Episode Number3

    Troy is in the Midsomer Worthy cricket eleven for the annual match against Fletchers Cross, so...
  • 7
    Written in Blood
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    Written in Blood

    Midsomer Murders - Series 1

    Original AiringMar 22 1998

    Episode Number1

    Gerald Hadleigh, secretary of a writers' circle, is found battered to death the morning after...
  • 8
    Painted in Blood
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    Painted in Blood

    Midsomer Murders - Season 6

    Original AiringSep 15 2002

    Episode Number3

    Barnaby's wife, Joyce, finds a dead body on the Midsomer Florey village green while taking... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Strangler's Wood
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    Strangler's Wood

    Midsomer Murders - Season 2

    Original AiringFeb 03 1999

    Episode Number2

    Nine years after a series of unsolved murders at Midsomer Worthy, a new death which follows...
  • 10
    Country Matters
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    Country Matters

    Midsomer Murders - Series 9

    Original AiringSep 10 2006

    Episode Number6

    Frank Hopkirk, an environmental adviser on the proposed site of a controversial Goodfare...
  • 11
    Death of a Stranger
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    Death of a Stranger

    Midsomer Murders - Series 3

    Original AiringDec 31 1999

    Episode Number1

    A tramp is found murdered in the woods near Marshwood. Superintendent Ron Pringle (who is on...
  • 12
    The Maid in Splendour
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    The Maid in Splendour

    Midsomer Murders - Series 7

    Original AiringJan 25 2004

    Episode Number5

    Jamie Cruickshank, a bartender at the Maid in Splendour public house, is keen on Bella Monday,...
  • 13
    Market for Murder
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    Market for Murder

    Midsomer Murders - Season 5

    Original AiringJun 16 2002

    Episode Number1

    "Market For Murder" is the fourth episode of the fifth series of Midsomer Murders and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Orchis Fatalis
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    Orchis Fatalis

    Midsomer Murders - Season 8

    Original AiringJan 09 2005

    Episode Number3

    The world of orchids is hotly competitive - but are the Midsomer orchid growers really killing... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Blood Wedding
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    Blood Wedding

    Midsomer Murders - Season 11

    Original AiringJul 06 2008

    Episode Number2

    An upper class wedding results in an evil and sudden death, which becomes another challenge...
  • 16
    A Worm in the Bud
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    A Worm in the Bud

    Midsomer Murders - Season 5

    Original AiringJun 23 2002

    Episode Number2

    Susan Bartlett, who was depressed about her infertility, is found dead in a wood - with the...
  • 17
    A Talent for Life
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    A Talent for Life

    Midsomer Murders - Season 6

    Original AiringJan 03 2003

    Episode Number1

    Accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct on the river are bedevilling the Midsomer game...
  • 18
    Murder on St Malley's Day
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    Murder on St Malley's Day

    Midsomer Murders - Season 5

    Original AiringSep 22 2002

    Episode Number4

    The village of Midsomer Parva is dominated by the imposing Devington School - as a seat of...
  • 19
    Electric Vendetta
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    Electric Vendetta

    Midsomer Murders - Series 4

    Original AiringSep 02 2001

    Episode Number3

    A man's naked body is found in a crop circle, then another dead man electrocuted at the wheel... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Sauce For The Goose
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    Sauce For The Goose

    Midsomer Murders - Season 8

    Original AiringApr 03 2005

    Episode Number7

    A tour of Plummer's famous relish factory ends in tragedy when one of the visitors is crushed...
  • 21
    The Sword of Guillaume
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    The Sword of Guillaume

    Midsomer Murders - Series 13

    Original AiringFeb 10 2010

    Episode Number1

    Barnaby decides to join Causton's annual trip to Brighton when he become suspicious about the...
  • 22
    Dark Secrets
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    Dark Secrets

    Midsomer Murders - Season 14

    Original AiringMar 30 2011

    Episode Number2

    The reclusive lives of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham comes under police scrutiny...
  • 23
    Birds of Prey
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    Birds of Prey

    Midsomer Murders - Season 6

    Original AiringJan 31 2003

    Episode Number5

    Julian Shepherd, who has most of his money invested in Charles Edmonton's new invention, is...
  • 24
    Shot at Dawn
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    Shot at Dawn

    Midsomer Murders - Season 11

    Original AiringJan 01 2008

    Episode Number1

    Although it's 90 years since the end of WW1, the feud between the Hammond and Hicks families...
  • 25
    The Magician's Nephew
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    The Magician's Nephew

    Midsomer Murders - Season 11

    Original AiringJul 27 2008

    Episode Number5

    Jean Wildacre dies suspiciously during a performance as assistant to local magician Aloysius...