DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Benjamin Jones (Jason Hughes) in Midsomer Murders, Season 15. (Image courtesy of American Public Television)

The rural countryside of a fictional county in England provides the backdrop for this long-running crime series based on the novels of Caroline Graham. A lush visual style, quirky characters, and ubiquitous red herrings recall classic public television British mysteries of the past.

New Episodes Air on CPTV Starting Friday, August 16

Season 15 of Midsomer Murders airs on CPTV Fridays at 8 p.m. beginning August 16, 2019!

Midsomer Murders, Season 15 features gruesome, albeit inventive, goings-on in the picturesque county of Midsomer. This season, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Benjamin Jones (Jason Hughes) investigate an arson attack, a killer hunk of cheese, and more!

Episodes will premiere as follows on CPTV:

  • “Dark Rider” (Parts 1 & 2 back-to-back)
    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 8 p.m.
    When Bentham DeQuetteville falls to his death from a roof after seeing a headless horseman, his aristocratic family seem more concerned about their forthcoming Civil War re-enactment than the incident. As Barnaby and Jones try to find out the truth behind the ghostly figure, their investigation uncovers shocking secrets about the DeQuettevilles. Guest stars include Eleanor Bron (The Beatles’ Help!).
  • “Murder of Innocence” (Parts 1 & 2 back-to-back)
    Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8 p.m.
    When a barrister is killed in Midsomer, suspicion falls on convicted murderer Grady Felton. Grady has just returned to the village of Binwell where he committed a murder years ago amid much anger from locals. But Grady has a solid alibi. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice – until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack.
  • “Written in the Stars” (Parts 1 & 2 back-to-back)
    Friday, September 13, 2019 at 8 p.m.
    As darkness covers Midsomer Stanton during a total eclipse of the sun, amateur astronomer Jeremy Harper is killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Barnaby and Jones soon discover intrigue, sexual tension, and academic rivalry are rife among the star-seeking community.
  • “Death and the Divas” (Parts 1 & 2 back-to-back)
    Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8 p.m.
    The murder of a journalist has chilling echoes of a 1960s horror film starring Midsomer’s own Stella Harris. When Stella’s more famous sister returns after a 40-year family rift, the killings escalate, each reminiscent of a movie plot. Is life – and death – imitating art? Guest stars include Sinead Cusack (Home Again).
  • “The Sicilian Defence” (Parts 1 & 2 back-to-back)
    Friday, September 27, 2019 at 8 p.m.
    Harriet Farmer wakes up after being in a coma since the night she tried to elope. Soon afterwards, a serial killer strikes members of a chess club. Could the attack which left Harriet for dead a year ago be linked to moves on a chess board? And where is her boyfriend Finn? Guest stars include John Bell (Outlander).
  • “Schooled in Murder” (Parts 1 & 2 back-to-back)
    Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8 p.m.
    When Debbie Moffett is crushed to death with a giant round of cheese at the home of the world-famous Midsomer Blue, secret and controversial plans to modernize the dairy are revealed while rumors about private lives of the parents cause a row at the prestigious local prep school. As other people linked to the dairy meet agonizing deaths, long-held secrets start to emerge. This episode is the last regular appearance of Jason Hughes as DS Ben Jones.

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