Murders The Complete Series Eighteen
police drama set in an idyllic and
picturesque county with a canny
Detective Chief Inspector at the helm
ready to solve the unusually high
number of killings, the delightfully
challenging successful Midsomer
Murders is still going strong as Britains
most popular television crime drama
that now sees the eighteenth series
released on home entertainment...
A COMPELLING AND ENIGMATIC whodunit, Midsomer Murders cleverly and
seamlessly introduced Neil Dudgeon (Life Of Riley) as Detective Chief
Inspector John Barnaby in the lead role formerly occupied by John Nettles as
his brother, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby.
The eighteenth series sees John and DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee: Restless)
embroiled in solving the many murders that occur in the deceptively-peaceful
Midsomer villages and, with some of the strongest ratings ever, the series continues
to attract top viewing figures for ITV. Fiona Dolman is John's long-suffering
wife Sarah and not to forget the scene-stealing dog Sykes.
the eighteenth series features an episode in which it appears that nobody is
killed, leading to a flurry of Twittering. Midsomer Murders without murder?
hits the right spot
as a light-hearted,
In the first episode, Habeas Corpus, wealthy landowner Gregory Lancaster
dies naturally in his bed, but his body disappears and newcomer Dr Kam Karimore
(Manjinder Virk), Coulston CID's forensic pathologist, proves that she is not
just a pretty face as she helps Barnaby and Nelson unravel the secrets and lies
that surround the mystery that draws them into the gruesome world of body snatching.
This first episode includes guest stars Helen Baxendale as Rose Lancaster; Diana
Quick (The Missing) as Hermione Lancaster; Emma Cunniffe as Rev Melissa
Ackers; Navin Chowdhry as Sonny Desai; and Alastair MacKenzie as Felix Lancaster.
The Incident At Cooper Hill involves an area reputed to be the haunt
of UFOs and where unexplained lights appear in the sky. A forest ranger is found
dead close by and other strange incidents occur. UFO enthusiasts flock to the
area, convinced aliens are visiting our planet. But Barnaby and Nelson believe
there is a more earthly explanation and sift through the evidence to solve the
The Incident at Cooper Hill includes guest stars: Michelle Collins as
Nadine Campbell; Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) as ostentatious UFO
tour guide Abigail Tonev; Steve Evets as Carter Faulkner; Steve Oram as Nathan
Tonev; and Pip Torens as Group Captain Jeremy Ford.
Death by bicycle? Breaking The Chain takes rivalry one step too far as
an international cycling competition held in the Midsomer village of Burwood
Mantle is disrupted by the killing of the race leader amid ruthless ambition,
jealousies and resentment that threaten the future of the race. Guest stars
are: Joe McGann as Jez Oliver; Edward Akrout as Daniel Lamerat; Richard Graham
as Gerry Bleacher; Hari Dhillon as Reece Dexter; Jack Staddon as Greg Eddon;
and Tom York as Mitch McCordell
The opening of a new sculpture park in the grounds of a mansion is the setting
for a series of deaths in A Dying Art. While the widow of the man who
conceived the park believes she knows what her late husband would have wanted,
there are others outside the family who seem to know better and a sketchbook
points the way for Barnaby to reveal the murderer. This episode features: David
Bamber as Daniel Fargo; and Cherie Lunghi (The Manageress) as Alexandra
Episode 5, Saints and Sinners, is laden with false trails and ambiguous
clues. When a female Saint's remains are uncovered during an archaeological
dig and brought to a sacred resting place, not everyone shares the excitement
of the archaeologists. But one of their number is self-serving and with the
first murder begins an attempt by more than one person to hide past deeds.
Guest stars are: Julia Sawalha (Absolutely Fabulous) as Penny Henderson;
Aden Gillett as Christopher Corby; and Ralf Little as Jared Horton
Whitcombe Mallet's annual harvest fair bring daredevils riders to the aptly-named
Wall of Death in Harvest Of Souls. Although the owner of an equestrian
centre has apparently been accidentally trampled to death by his horse, it is
the beginning of a case where lies and deceit surround the guilty.
Guest Stars include: Michelle Holmes as Trina Nevins; Michael Higgs as Butch
Nevins; Sean Gleeson as Rod Barkham; Amber Rose Revah (Indian Summers)
as Jessica Myerscough; Meera Syal as Clara; and Saskia Reeves as Summer Pitt.
By now, Barnaby and Nelson have a very intimate knowledge of murder most foul.
Midsomer Murders hits the right spot for a light-hearted, carefully constructed
whodunit that is highly addictive.
Underlining the series' continuing popularity, Midsomer Murders Cluedo
is now available. Midsomer Murders is one of the UK's best television
programme exports with sales to 225 territories, from Afghanistan to Zambia.
It is also a hit on Facebook, where the official page has over 185,000 fans.
Music Composed by Jim Parker; Screenplay by Rachel Cuperman and Sally Griffiths,
Lisa Holdsworth, Paul Logue, Chris Murray, Jeff Povey and Caleb Ranson; Based
on Characters Created by Caroline Graham; Executive Producers: Jo Wright and
Kim Crowther; Produced by Phil Hunter; Directed by Alex Pillai, Renny Rye, Rob
Evans, Matt Carter and Nick Laughland.
Midsomer Murders The Complete Series Eighteen recently seen on ITV1,
is released on DVD in the UK, on the Acorn label of RLJ Entertainment on 9 May
2016. Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 534 Minutes Approximately | Catalogue
Number: AV3288 | RRP: £39.99.
"Midsomer Murders hits the right spot as a light-hearted, carefully constructed
whodunit that is highly addictive" ~ Maggie Woods