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Death of the Small Coppers is the second episode of the twentieth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was first aired through Acorn TV streaming service to the U.S. on 3rd May 2018. It was then screened to UK audiences on 17th March 2019.

Marking the celebration of 20 Years of Midsomer, this episode contains 20 'Easter eggs', objects that make fleeting reference to previous episodes.


When Mahesh Sidana - butterfly collector and founding member of an elite IQ society - is found murdered, pinned to a wall in a manner akin to his treasured butterfly specimens, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter are thrust into a crime that impacts not only on their community, but internationally. With the help of an old friend, can they catch the culprit before another victim is found?




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  • Ann Eleonora Jørgensen returns to Midsomer as VPK Birgitte Poulsen who is conducting an unofficial investigation into Circulous. Her previous appearance occurred in the sixteenth series in The Killings of Copenhagen.

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

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