Last Year's Model is the eighth episode of the ninth series of the popular ITV crime drama Midsomer Murders and originally aired on 17th September 2006.


Annie Woodrow is arrested for the murder of her old school friend, Frances Trevelyan. Ten months later her case comes to court and although DCI Barnaby was the arresting officer, he is still not convinced the full story has come out. It is likely that the prosecution will suggest that Annie was obsessed with Frances's husband John that she is a deluded stalker who will stop at nothing including murder, to obtain the object of her desire. But Annie has always denied having any feelings for John and he too denied any sort of relationship with her. Barnaby is not so sure.


Nearly a year after arresting Annie Woodrow for the murder of Frances Trevelyan, DCI Barnaby and DC Jones attend her trial. Annie and Frances were old friends dating back to their school days and she vehemently denies having anything to do with her death. The Crown alleges she was infatuated with Frances' husband John and was in fact stalking him. As the trial begins, Barnaby begins to doubt the woman's guilt and he and Jones continue to make discreet inquiries in the case. Pru Plunkett, an old friend of Barnaby's and a forensic psychiatrist who knows Annie very well, tells him that Annie was planning to move to London. He re-examines the evidence.



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Midsomer Murders Series 9 Episode 8 - Last Year's Model Preview

Midsomer Murders Series 9 Episode 8 - Last Year's Model Preview


  • Ben Jones is promoted from Detective Constable to Detective Sergeant.

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

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