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The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes 

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Updated October 13, 2018 3.4k votes 881 voters 72.9k views 28 items

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List of the best Midsomer Murders episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Midsomer Murders episodes of all time are. Make sure to also check out the best British detective shows. Fans of Midsomer Murders are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

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The Killings at Badger's... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
annia-ling-ellenberger added The Killings at Badger's Drift (Pilot) Episode: 0, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 1

Original Airing: Mar 23 1997

A gentle stroll in the woods for Miss Emily Simpson ends in tragedy. To the village doctor Miss Simpson's death looks natural, but her old friend, Lucy Berringer, is unconvinced. Lucy eventually ...more
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Death's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 1, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 20 1999

Barnaby and Troy are in Badger's Drift again, this time to investigate the murder of an unpopular property developer called Richard Bayly who had been suffering from a brain tumour. Bayly had ...more
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Judgement Day is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Judgement Day Episode: 3, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 3

Original Airing: Jan 29 2000

A thief gets killed with a pitchfork, and the villagers of Midsomer Mallow worry that the killing may undermine their chances of a prize in this year's Perfect Village competition. Things ...more
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Hidden Depths is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 6, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 8

Original Airing: Mar 14 2005

Barnaby investigates several more murders in another Midsomer village, at least two of them very imaginitive ones (see list of victims).
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Ring Out Your Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Ring Out Your Dead Episode: 3, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 5

Original Airing: Sep 15 2002

"Ring Out Your Dead" is the second episode of the fifth series of Midsomer Murders and the twentieth episode overall. It stars John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby and ...more
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Dead Man's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Dead Man's Eleven Episode: 3, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 12 1999

Troy is in the Midsomer Worthy cricket eleven for the annual match against Fletchers Cross, so he is on the spot when the wife of Robert Cavendish, the Team Captain and a big local landowner, is ...more
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Written in Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Written in Blood Episode: 1, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 1

Original Airing: Mar 22 1998

Gerald Hadleigh, secretary of a writers' circle, is found battered to death the morning after the group's meeting with best-selling novelist (and former psycho-therapist) Max Jennings. Gerald ...more
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Strangler's Wood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Strangler's Wood Episode: 2, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 2

Original Airing: Feb 03 1999

Nine years after a series of unsolved murders at Midsomer Worthy, a new death which follows the same pattern (a girl is found strangled in the woods) leads to fears that the serial killer is ...more
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Painted in Blood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Painted in Blood Episode: 3, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 6

Original Airing: Sep 15 2002

Barnaby's wife, Joyce, finds a dead body on the Midsomer Florey village green while taking part in a watercolour painting class, and she recognizes it as the elderly Miss Fairfax.Barnaby is ...more
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Country Matters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 6, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 9

Original Airing: Sep 10 2006

Frank Hopkirk, an environmental adviser on the proposed site of a controversial Goodfare supermarket in Elverton-cum-Latterly, is found stabbed to death in an old farm building on the site. ...more
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Market for Murder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Market for Murder Episode: 1, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 5

Original Airing: Jun 16 2002

"Market For Murder" is the fourth episode of the fifth series of Midsomer Murders and the twenty second episode overall. It stars John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby ...more
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Death of a Stranger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Death of a Stranger Episode: 1, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 3

Original Airing: Dec 31 1999

A tramp is found murdered in the woods near Marshwood. Superintendent Ron Pringle (who is on the point of retirement) has a local poacher arrested and charged, and he is later convicted of the ...more
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The Maid in Splendour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
The Maid in Splendour Episode: 5, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 7

Original Airing: Jan 25 2004

Jamie Cruickshank, a bartender at the Maid in Splendour public house, is keen on Bella Monday, a barmaid, and follows her to a tumbledown old cottage in the woods, only to be blasted with a ...more
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Orchis Fatalis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 3, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 8

Original Airing: Jan 09 2005

The world of orchids is hotly competitive - but are the Midsomer orchid growers really killing each other?One of the world's rarest orchids is smuggled into Midsomer Malham from Borneo at a cost ...more
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Blood Wedding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Blood Wedding Episode: 2, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 11

Original Airing: Jul 06 2008

An upper class wedding results in an evil and sudden death, which becomes another challenge for Barnaby. These people are not used to having the police around asking a lot of silly questions. ...more
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A Talent for Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 1, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 6

Original Airing: Jan 03 2003

Accusations of unsportsmanlike conduct on the river are bedevilling the Midsomer game fishermen, and Barnaby has to interview elegant widow Isobel Hewitt, a spendthrift, fast-living, ...more
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A Worm in the Bud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 2, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 5

Original Airing: Jun 23 2002

Susan Bartlett, who was depressed about her infertility, is found dead in a wood - with the appearance that she killed herself. But then Barnaby finds that Susan's emailed suicide note was sent ...more
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Murder on St Malley's Da... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Murder on St Malley's Day Episode: 4, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 5

Original Airing: Sep 22 2002

The village of Midsomer Parva is dominated by the imposing Devington School - as a seat of learning, Devington may be undistinguished in the great world, but it is socially well-connected and it ...more
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Electric Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Electric Vendetta Episode: 3, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 4

Original Airing: Sep 02 2001

A man's naked body is found in a crop circle, then another dead man electrocuted at the wheel of his vehicle, and then yet another dead man in another crop circle. Barnaby is not impressed by ...more
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Down Among the Dead Men ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 4, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 9

Original Airing: Mar 12 2006

Barnaby and Jones investigate the shooting of a blackmailer, Martin Barrett. But he had so many victims, they are spoiled for choice for a suspect. Then one of his victims, Sir John Waverley, ...more
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Dark Secrets is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Episode: 2, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 14

Original Airing: Mar 30 2011

The reclusive lives of elderly eccentrics William and Mary Bingham comes under police scrutiny when a social services investigator is murdered. Barnaby and Jones must unearth generations of ...more
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Shot at Dawn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Shot at Dawn Episode: 1, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 11

Original Airing: Jan 01 2008

Although it's 90 years since the end of WW1, the feud between the Hammond and Hicks families still festers. Much to the disgust of Colonel Henry Hammond, Private Tommy Hicks condemned for ...more
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Sauce For The Goose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Sauce For The Goose Episode: 7, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 8

Original Airing: Apr 03 2005

A tour of Plummer's famous relish factory ends in tragedy when one of the visitors is crushed against towers of relish bottles and dumped naked into a 200-degree sterilizer. When the dead man is ...more
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The Magician's Nephew is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
The Magician's Nephew Episode: 5, Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 11

Original Airing: Jul 27 2008

Jean Wildacre dies suspiciously during a performance as assistant to local magician Aloysius Wilmington, and Barnaby & Jones are called in. They have to investigate the relationships of ...more
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The Sword of Guillaume ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
The Sword of Guillaume Episode: 1, Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 13

Original Airing: Feb 10 2010

Barnaby decides to join Causton's annual trip to Brighton when he become suspicious about the mayor's plans to buy up coastal land for holiday chalets. But before he can get to the bottom of the ...more