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The Best Episodes of Midsomer Murders

Updated April 15, 2021 55 votes 7 voters 25.4k views125 items

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There are so many mysterious episodes of Midsomer Murders, that have you investigating deadly crimes in delightful villages, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Death in a Chocolate Box" the best, or is "They Seek Him Here" your favorite episode of Midsomer Murders? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Midsomer Murders are, let's rank every Midsomer Murders episode from best to worst.

Midsomer Murders is a British detective drama based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby books. DCI Tom Barnaby and DCI John Barnaby are the series' lead protagonists. Midsomer Murders premiered on ITV on March 23, 1997. Acorn TV celebrated the show's 20th Anniversary with an hour-long special in 2019.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Midsomer Murders, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be hard to put one Midsomer Murders episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    Electric Vendetta

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    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 rumours of extra-terrestrial killings, and is sure he is dealing with a human murderer. Before he can solve the mystery, he has to fathom a forty-year-old rivalry in love, the vengeance of the loser, and the defences of the winner....  more
    • Original Airing: Sep 02 2001
    • Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 4
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: Midsomer Murders
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    Destroying Angel

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    Barnaby attends the funeral of the owner of the Easterly Grange Hotel and hears that the hotel manager has gone missing. The will is read, and it seems the hotel has been divided between the missing manager and his beautiful wife, the hotel's chef and its accountant.A dog finds the hotel manager's severed hand, and the others named in the will receive threatening notes. Then accidents start to happen to them all, including mushroom-poisoning, an apparently accidental shooting, a falling drinks cabinet and a sabotaged vehicle. Barnaby next learns that the missing hotel manager had in his possession a more recent will, which is also now missing.......  more
    • Original Airing: Aug 26 2001
    • Season: Midsomer Murders - Series 4
    • Episode Number: 2
    • Series: Midsomer Murders
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    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 recently come up with plans to build a new housing estate in the sleepy village, despite determined local opposition, and he was killed with an Indian sword belonging to Stephen Wentworth, the local Vicar. Another interesting factor is the recent arrival in the village of Simon Fletcher, a theatre director with unhappy childhood memories and perhaps an old grievance....  more
    • Original Airing: Jan 20 1999
    • Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Series: Midsomer Murders
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    Ring Out Your Dead

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    "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 Daniel Casey as Detective Sergeant Gavin Troy....  more
    • Original Airing: Sep 15 2002
    • Season: Midsomer Murders - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: Midsomer Murders
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