From familiar faces, to drunken boasts and hidden obessions, it slowly becomes clear that the mother's daughter might be the key to solving the murder, when more deaths follow. At the Midsomer Abbas spring fayre which celebrates its friendship with Midsomer Herne, Barnaby and Jones sample the local cider, while temperance preacher Norman Grigor calls on residents to repent of their drunken ways. When another Hogson is stolen, Barnaby decides to become an expert on the Midsomer painter, with the help of art teacher Matilda Simms. As of 17 March 2019, 118 episodes have aired over 20 series. Pathologist Kate reveals the drink was laced with slug poison, but how is the attack connected to the death of a child in a hit-and-run? Both he and Scott quickly learn that Guy was a ladies' man with many enemies, and had been in secret meetings with a few other members. Barnaby and Jones need to be quick on the draw to track down the murderer, and soon begin to wonder whether a dispute over land was the motive, or something far more sinister, especially when more people are killed, with methods linked to the Wild West. Julian is also murdered, drowned in whisky, but Barnaby and Nelson fly to Copenhagen from where a floral tribute was sent to Eric's funeral, paid for by a credit card stolen from Pastor Thomas Madsen.
It quickly transpires that the victim not only had a secret lover, but had also smuggled a rare, priceless, one-of-a-kind orchid - the Yellow Roth - out of Borneo. As they investigate the mystery, Barnaby encounters an old adversary who is working to help renovate the village and whose daughter is getting married to a local boy. First appearance of baby Betty Barnaby. Besides it is usually not allowed to drive cars in the Palace square. In addition to strife between members of the family, the factory workers are outraged at the loss of their jobs. When Bannerman is soon murdered, the detectives wonder if Jamie's murder was unintentional. But when the director, Nick Cheney, is found dead - his head severed by a prop guillotine - Barnaby must discover who would have wanted the victim dead.
When a schoolteacher is killed in a hit-and-run, Barnaby suspects Jeffers was the intended target. 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. He finds that Eric's son Harry had no interest in the family firm but had recently rowed with Eric whilst his wife Penelope has been having an affair with his brother Julian. During their opening performance, the band's singer, Mimi , falls to the ground dead - electrocuted by a wire that had been run through the microphone stand. As plans to shut the Midsomer Magna factory are being put into action, Alan's wife Hilary and brother Charles are married in the village church - much to the dismay of Alan's son Ian. Barnaby and Nelson are called in to investigate. Barnaby and Jones must unearth generations of family secrets and decipher astronomical charts to find the killer.
Yet their investigation also turns up a wealth of secrets, lies, affairs, blackmail, and a mysterious death that occurred shortly before a break-in, before matters are complicated when another murder occurs during the cricket match. The episode is notable for Barnaby's lack of sympathy for Scott. His relationship with Tom was prickly at first; but it mellowed into a slightly awkward marriage of convenience, with Barnaby still disapproving of Scott's methods and Scott grudgingly starting to respect Barnaby. Later on, Barnaby is taken hostage in a bank robbery and might have died until Troy sneaked in and attacked the robber, yet at the same Troy would himself have been killed had Barnaby not stepped in, but together they overpower the robber. But the crew members aren't the only visitors to the area - Jones has spotted notorious criminal George Ince nearby.
Initial suspicions lie to both the local river keeper, Harry Green, and the victim's half-brother, David Hartley-Reade, until new evidence suggests Roger was murdered. Before long, Barnaby and Jones are heading to Wales - former home to Delyth Mostyn, James's fiancee, to delve deeper into the mystery. But soon, another murder occurs and this time, the poison spreads further than the intended target. As other people linked to the dairy meet agonising deaths, long-held secrets start to emerge. The case takes Barnaby and Jones to a donkey sanctuary, a heritage steam railway and a pub run by an ex-copper and former brothel madam. James appears to be involved in shady business deals and is blamed by his grandmother Caroline Halsey — and others — for the suicide of a woman he got pregnant two years before. It is also neither tediously padded or simplistic, with some nice suspense and unusual murders.
She's known to her family as an experimental, but not always successful, cook. Despite having a week off from police work, her nephew Barnaby, concerned for her well being, decides to investigate the matter, and it is not long before he and Troy uncover theft, lies and secret flings, as more deaths follow. 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. In each episode, the peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty. Midsomer Murders Season 19 Episodes.
Once more Jones comes to Barnaby's rescue when he confronts a killer whose family, unsurprisingly for Midsomer, has dark secrets. Despite the villagers' best efforts to keep the murder quiet so as to not ruin their chances in the competition, several further deaths occur eventually bringing Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby back several decades to uncover the killer. Early in the series, she attended and dated a fellow drama student, called Nico. When his real-life owners put him into retirement, series 19 opened with a scene of the Barnabys paying respect at a grave in their backyard. 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.
But excitement turns to fear when a man is found boiled to death in one of the vats. When Jack is murdered, the detective must delve into the dark secrets in the victim's past. Kate continues to be bland and without much personality. The detectives are baffled as to a motive for murder - until they consider that the newly engaged Dr James Kirkwood may have been the intended victim. As Barnaby and Scott investigate, they wonder who wanted him dead when the pub's new manager, Stephen Bannerman, seemed a more likely target after they find that he was thoroughly disliked and was threatening to tear the Splendour down. While checking out, they mention they haven't been able to find what they're looking for: something old and derelict that they can do up. It soon becomes clear the manuscript is the key to solving the murders, when a valuable one that had been sold cheaply at auction, shows signs it had been written by another hand, as more murders slowly follow the first.