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The Killings at Badger's Drift... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
annia-ling-ellenberger added The Killings at Badger's Drift (Pilot) Midsomer Murders - Series 1 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
Death's Shadow Midsomer Murders - Season 2 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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Hidden Depths is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Hidden Depths Midsomer Murders - Season 8 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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Judgement Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Judgement Day Midsomer Murders - Series 3 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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Strangler's Wood is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Strangler's Wood Midsomer Murders - Season 2 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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Dead Man's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Dead Man's Eleven Midsomer Murders - Season 2 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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Ring Out Your Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Ring Out Your Dead Midsomer Murders - Season 5 "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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Painted in Blood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Painted in Blood Midsomer Murders - Season 6 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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Written in Blood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Written in Blood Midsomer Murders - Series 1 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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Market for Murder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Market for Murder Midsomer Murders - Season 5 "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) 11 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Death of a Stranger Midsomer Murders - Series 3 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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Country Matters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Country Matters Midsomer Murders - Series 9 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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Murder on St Malley's Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Murder on St Malley's Day Midsomer Murders - Season 5 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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Blood Wedding is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Blood Wedding Midsomer Murders - Season 11 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 Worm in the Bud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
A Worm in the Bud Midsomer Murders - Season 5 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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A Talent for Life is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
A Talent for Life Midsomer Murders - Season 6 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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The Maid in Splendour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
The Maid in Splendour Midsomer Murders - Series 7 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) 18 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Orchis Fatalis Midsomer Murders - Season 8 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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Dark Secrets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Dark Secrets Midsomer Murders - Season 14 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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Electric Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Electric Vendetta Midsomer Murders - Series 4 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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Shot at Dawn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Shot at Dawn Midsomer Murders - Season 11 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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Down Among the Dead Men is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Down Among the Dead Men Midsomer Murders - Series 9 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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The Magician's Nephew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
The Magician's Nephew Midsomer Murders - Season 11 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) 24 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
The Sword of Guillaume Midsomer Murders - Series 13 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

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Sauce For The Goose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Sauce For The Goose Midsomer Murders - Season 8 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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Birds of Prey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Midsomer Murders Episodes
Birds of Prey Midsomer Murders - Season 6 Julian Shepherd, who has most of his money invested in Charles Edmonton's new invention, is found drowned, and there is every appearance that he killed himself due to money problems. Then a ...more