DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon, left) and DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee) in Season 17 of Midsomer Murders.

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.

Where to Watch

Midsomer Murders airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on CPTV.

Season 17 Premieres June 2020

The series’ 17th season, featuring four new two-part mysteries, airs on CPTV Fridays at 8 p.m. beginning June 19, 2020.

DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee) investigate murder and mystery as long-long pulp fiction and folk songs from beyond the grave stir up bitter resentments in the surprisingly lethal Midsomer Murders Season 17.

New mysteries include:

“The Dagger Club” (Parts 1 & 2 air back-to-back on June 19 at 8 p.m.)
The unveiling of a newly-discovered novel by deceased Midsomer crime-writer George Summersbee at the Luxton Deeping Crime Festival is jeopardized when the manuscript is stolen and a woman is fatally electrocuted by a booby-trapped roulette wheel. Can new dad Barnaby untangle a web of jealousy and obsession to find the killer?

“Murder by Magic” (Parts 1 & 2 air back-to-back on June 26 at 8 p.m.)
When a pub landlady is crushed to death during a magic show in Midsomer Oaks, Barnaby and Nelson uncover conflict between the village church and ancient pagan traditions. Is famous magician Gideon Latimer to blame or is he the target?

“The Ballad of Midsomer County” (Parts 1 & 2 air back-to-back on July 3 at 8 p.m.)
Could a ballad made famous by late, lamented folk singer Johnny Carver be an inspiration for murder? Did someone want to kill Toby Winning for threatening to take the Little Crosby Folk Festival away from Midsomer – or is the true motive something hidden for 20 years?

“A Vintage Murder” (Parts 1 & 2 air back-to-back on July 10 at 8 p.m.)
The fizz goes out of a sparkling wine launch when the glasses are laced with poison. Who is targeting the Midsomer Vinae Winery and what does the attack have to do with the death of a child in a hit-and-run accident?

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