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Judgement Day is the third episode of the third series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and was originally aired on 29th January 2000.


The village of Midsomer Mallow is in competition for the title of the "perfect village". Joyce Barnaby has already won her own competition and is now one of the "perfect village" judges. Meanwhile, Barnaby and Troy are investigating a series of break-ins in the area. When the thief, Peter Drinkwater, is found murdered, there are no end of suspects: a jealous husband; a spurned girlfriend and her irate parents; one of the robbery victims who is not being entirely truthful with the police; and finally several members of the village committee whose only concern is how the death will affect their chances in the perfect village competition. In the end, Barnaby must establish the link between these most recent events and a murder some years earlier.




Body Count

Prior to the Episode

In the Episode

Supporting Cast

Episode Images


  • Last appearance of Dr. Dan Peterson.
  • Marlene Sidaway who portrayed the historic murder victim, Mrs. Foster in this episode also portrayed Mrs. Bundy, a housekeeper who kept house for several victims in the first two series.
  • Caroline Faber and Richard Trinder who are playing the Weston husbands in this episode are later playing together again as husband and wife in the episode The House in the Woods.

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

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