Days of Misrule is the sixth episode of the eleventh series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and first aired on 5th July 2008.


During the days preceding Christmas, DCI Barnaby and DS Jones have to solve who caused an explosion as well as a number of murders near a freight company, all while trying to cope with their acting CS who has very strong beliefs about teamwork.


DCI Barnaby and DS Jones find themselves on an outdoor team-building workshop run by their new Chief Superintendent John Cotton. They're spending the day at a local Territorial Army training facility and are soon on the job when a truck explodes at the nearby Parkes family freight company. Col. Matt Parkes, who commands the facility at which Barnaby and Jones just spent the day, owns the company and runs it with his son, James. The authorities conclude that the explosion was not an accident. The security guard, Don Mitchinson, was conveniently called away to answer the telephone, otherwise, he could have been killed or severely injured. Jones was at school with James Parkes and doesn't thinks him a prat. As do many of the locals, who all have their reasons for disliking him, making him the most likely target. Barnaby isn't so sure. When they find a dead body in the river, later identified as Alec Grainger, another clue is found. A second murder finally sets them in the right direction.



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Midsomer Murders Series 11 Episode 6 - Days of Misrule Preview

Midsomer Murders Series 11 Episode 6 - Days of Misrule Preview


The following actors and actresses who appeared in this episode have also appeared in the following episodes

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