When Kate discovers the safety wires have been sabotaged, a murder investigation is launched. With the help of an old friend, can they catch the culprit before another victim is found? Barnaby and Jones are soon on the case, trying to establish who would have wanted the elderly man dead. It soon becomes clear someone took a pair of tailor scissors to do the deed, but who amongst the villagers could have done so, is unclear, and the investigation is complicated, when the pair learn the local Anglican priest, the parish vicar, had received a letter from Sonia. Could the attack which left Harriet for dead a year ago be linked to moves on a chess board? The investigation uncovers many dark secrets about the landlord and the villagers. Barnaby and Jones find themselves delving into a mixture of fraud, smuggling, and lies, trying to piece together the truth. It soon becomes clear that things are not so simple, and the detectives soon have to shift through varying motives, layered by lies, hidden truths, and a possible robbery to be committed.
When one of them, a spear, is used to kill his son Gareth, a womaniser like his father, Barnaby and Scott delve into a world of falsehoods, rituals, lies and hidden interrelationships, to uncover the truth. As he and Troy investigate the area, including a local tobacco company the victim was associated with, they soon encounter several matters, including a retired detective obsessed with the previous murders, problematic evidence, family troubles, and secret affairs, before another death follows. It isn't long before Barnaby and Troy, with Nico's assistance, find themselves dealing with mysterious, ghostly events, escaped criminals, and a museum trustee who has more to them than meets the eye. The investigating police inspector notes that the situation is similar to another case from 20 years earlier. When Stella's more famous sister returns after a 40-year family rift, the killings escalate, each reminiscent of a movie plot. Premiere of the 20th season of one of the longest running and most popular series in British television history. They soon find that the world of fictional writing is far darker than it appears, when the victim's editor is shortly found dead during the festival's opening ceremony, leading the detectives to uncover lies, fraud and hidden truths, as the pair search for a connection behind the deaths.
He tries to uncover the connection before there can be another murder. John Nettles plays Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby of the Causton C. When a local solicitor is found dead by his assistant and Kinsella's manager, Barnaby attempts to determine what is going on, and soon discover issues with inheritance, affairs, anger, and gambling to make matters difficult. Premiere on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The detectives uncover a complex mystery involving holy orders, teenage romantic liaisons, African art and missing antique silver as the community is forced to open its doors to 21st-century policing. However, all of this is pushed out of their minds when Simon's wife Susan is found dead in the Wood by some local children.
Season 13, Episode 2 February 1, 2018 Season 13, Episode 2 February 1, 2018 Barnaby and Jones investigate the stabbing death of a woman Maureen Beattie who lived in an estate village where all the inhabitants were beholden to the lord of the manor James Wilby for their livelihoods. However, Caroline has read up on the cottage's haunted reputation and only reluctantly explores it with Peter. When more people suddenly die from bouts of spontaneous human combustion, the detectives soon suspect someone is using the illusion of witchcraft to cover up the real motive behind the murders. But excitement turns to fear when a man is found boiled to death in one of the vats. Also present is disgraced ex-policeman Jack Colby, a former colleague of Barnaby's - but Jack refuses to talk to his old friend. Troy, can Barnaby find the murderer once again? Although they assume the motive was over the sale of the horse, they soon find a darker motive when one of the other owners is murdered in the exact same fashion, but with a pennant of cloth left in their mouth. With a scathing comic magazine shaming several villagers as the only lead, Barnaby and Winter are left trying to separate fact from fiction.
When a second murder occurs on an assault course at a local cottage hospital, in which Wroath was a patient, the detective suspects a link between the two murders, and soon finds a wealth of hatred, jealously and lies, before discovering that rope in the village is mysteriously disappearing. The first season aired on June 28, 1998. Both he and Scott soon find themselves trying to determine the motive for Lydia's death, and quickly uncover many secrets and lies tied to Ferdinand's suicide, before another member of the family is killed in what appears to be a shooting accident. Tommy's son Lionel and grandson Dave, mayor of Causton and whom Barnaby does not like owing to dodgy building work by the mayor's company , are thrilled, but the snooty Hammonds are decidedly less pleased. When Barnaby and Jones investigate to determine who wanted Hopkirk dead, they find out that he secretly came to the village under various aliases for sexual rendezvous with various women in fantasy role-playing scenarios, and that he had been making further investigations on the future development site and having doubts over claims it was contaminated.
The Ghost of Causton Abbey: Causton is buzzing at the opening of a new brewery on the site of a famously cursed Abbey. As the death toll rises, could Barnaby's first case also be his last? Other regulars include Tom's wife Joyce Jane Wymark and his daughter Cully Laura Howard , who sometimes get mixed up in the plot. Although George Bullard is adamant his death is from natural causes, the case is far from simple when Freddy's solicitor is deliberately killed in a house fire shortly afterwards and Freddy's will goes missing. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice — until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack. With their honeymoon cancelled, the Fitzroys must contend with a police presence in their home, as Barnaby and Jones try to learn more about the family history.
His suspicions are soon confirmed when it transpires that Simone was kidnapped, after one of Alan's neighbours is murdered, shortly after witnessing something they shouldn't have. Is this a rivalry taken too far or is the killer driven by something darker? It's not long before the two detectives uncover lies, jealously, a planned robbery and blackmail, before the latest woman Guy loved and was planning to marry, is attacked and nearly killed. When another Hogson is stolen, Barnaby decides to become an expert on the Midsomer painter, with the help of art teacher Matilda Simms. Several people soon come forward with multiple wills, which confuse the matter, but when two more people, close friends of Rex, are also murdered, the investigation raises question on the motive, leading Barnaby to wonder if it was down to finances, passion, or something from Rex's past. Can Barnaby riddle out the reason for the strange 1950s dance music heard playing at each murder scene? It soon transpires the women of Midsomer Market's reading club were secretly investing in the stock market and had been doing well, but that two of the members were outvoted from selling their shares. A local philanthropist and his social-climbing wife are planning the annual Frobisher night - but will it go without a hitch, and can they identify the killer? But excitement turns to fear when a man is found boiled to death in one of the vats. As tensions begin rising in the village, Barnaby soon suspects that something has happened to Alan's wife, Simone, when his behaviour suddenly changes.
Geoffrey is soon gashed to death after a cricket match in Midsomer Parva, and the locals blame the 'beast of Midsomer'. Then David is murdered during the climax of a summer solstice celebration, while performing a ceremony to save his failing marriage. Following an explosion in a truck that had been stored in a truck depot, a body is soon discovered in a nearby lake, which turns out to be Alec Grainger, who had been seen arguing with James Parkes , the son of Colonel Matt Parkes. He soon realises the paintings are not what they seem — but the death toll is rising. Matters soon become complicated when Jennings disappears and is later found dead, and a witness recalls seeing a mysterious woman in Hadleigh's house the night before his murder.
His father, Anthony Talbot, insists that someone from the nearby village of Midsomer Parva was responsible, but things are not as straightforward for Barnaby and Troy, when they slowly discover that Daniel had wanted to run away during the race. Barnaby himself is particularly looking forward to seeing recently re-formed rock band, Hired Gun, perform on stage, but he soon gets close to the band for rather unfortunate reasons. We have the latest details and info below. Turning a disused dance hall into the Criminal Investigation Department, numerous unexplained deaths soon occur in Goodmans Land. Things soon come to a head when independent environmental supervisor, Frank Hopkirk, is found stabbed to death at a Jubb's Timber Yard, the site of the new supermarket, by a pair of children. Barnaby investigates a possible murder when one skeleton is discovered to have teeth bearing modern dental work.