Death and Dreams is the second episode of the sixth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally aired on 10th January 2003.


Barnaby investigates a death which looks very much like suicide. The dead man was a troubled and depressed gambler on a losing streak, but Barnaby's nose tells him to look for a murderer. During the investigation he recognizes someone from his past, in the shape of Dr Jane Moore.


DCI Barnaby and DS Troy investigate an apparent suicide that is just a tad too elaborate for them to accept at face value. The man had been under treatment for depression, his wife had recently divorced him and he owed money to a good many people. Barnaby's doubts are confirmed when the autopsy reveals the man was drugged. There are no end of suspects: the ex-wife, her soon to be new husband who also happens to be a dispensing chemist and the doctor and counselor who treated him at a nearby clinic. When other residents of Midsomer Worthy are killed, the detectives must try to determine the common link among all of the victims



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  • This episode is one of the few in the series when an attempt is made to kill an investigating officer.
  • The band that appears in the episode was comprised of members of the City of Oxford Silver Band.

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

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