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"Murder County"

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Midsomer County has a penchant for murders!  Throughout the span of 122 episodes, there have been 335 murders, a total of 395 deaths, and an additional 51 attempted murders or suicides.


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Pilot and Series 1

Series 1 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
Pilot.1 The Killings at Badger's Drift Emily Simpson
Dennis Rainbird
Iris Rainbird
Katherine Lacey
Bella Trace Phyllis Cadell
Michael Lacey
5 7 0
1.1 Written in Blood Gerald Hadleigh
Max Jennings
Ralph Lyddiard (prior to the episode)
Honoria Lyddiard
Amy Lyddiard 2 4 1
1.2 Death of a Hollow Man Agnes Gray
Esslyn Carmichael
Doris Winstanley 2 2 1
1.3 Faithful unto Death Brenda Buckley
Alan Hollingsworth
2 2 0
1.4 Death in Disguise Ian Craigie
Guy Gamelin
William Carter Tim Riley 2 3 1
Totals: 13 18 3

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Series Two

Series 2 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
2.1 Death's Shadow Richard Bayly
David Whitely
Simon Fletcher
Jennifer Bryce (30 years prior, 9 months after Felix's death) Rev. Stephen Wentworth Felix Bryce (30 years prior) 4 6 0
2.2 Strangler's Wood Carla Constanza
Dr. Aycott
Anna Santarosa
Leonard Pike
3 Unnamed murder victims found in Strangler's Wood David Merrill 7 7 1
2.3 Dead Man's Eleven Tara Cavendish
Charles Jennings
Emily Beavis (18 months prior) Matthew Draper (prior to the episode)
Patricia Smith
Robert Cavendish 3 5 1
2.4 Blood Will Out Hector Bridges
John Smith
2 2 0
Totals: 16 20 2

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Series Three

Series 3 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
3.1 Death of a Stranger Michael Darrow
Ben Gurdie
Ron Pringle
Marcia Tranter
Simon Tranter Grahame Tranter 5 6 0
3.2 Blue Herrings Celia Armstrong Mrs. Mortimer (prior to the episode)
Muriel Harrap
Madge Fielding
1 4 0
3.3 Judgement Day Peter Drinkwater
Rosemary Furman
Samantha Johnstone
Bella Devere
Mrs. Foster 4 5 0
3.4 Beyond the Grave Marcus Lowrie
James Tate
Jonathan Lowrie David MacKillop (unspecified death 1 year prior to events of episode) 3 4 0
Totals: 13 19 0

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Series Four

Series 4 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
4.1 Garden of Death Felicity Inkpen-Thomas
Elspeth Inkpen-Thomas
Gerald Bennett
Cynthia Bennett Naomi Inkpen
Augustus Deverell
4 4 2
4.2 Destroying Angel Gregory Chambers
Tristan Goodfellow
Kenneth Gooders
Suzanna Chambers
Karl Wainwright Evelyn Pope 5 6 0
4.3 The Electric Vendetta Steve Ramsey
Lloyd Kirby
Ronald Stokes
Eddie Field
Isabel Aubrey
Dave Ripert
2 6 0
4.4 Who Killed Cock Robin? Robin Wooliscroft
Mary Mohan
Sean O'Connell 2 2 1
4.5 Dark Autumn Dave Cutler
Debbie Shortlands
Simon Reason
Owen August
Tammie, the mother of John Field (historic suicide that was not shown in the episode) WPC Jay Nash 4 5 1
Totals: 17 23 4

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Series Five

Series 5 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
5.1 Tainted Fruit Melissa Townsend
Adam Keyne
Raif Canning
Neil Laxton 3 4 0
5.2 Market for Murder Marjorie Empson
Ginny Sharp
Lady Lavinia Chetwood
Gerald Empson (prior to the episode) 3 4 0
5.3 A Worm in the Bud Susan Bartlett
James Harrington
Victoria Bartlett
Jonah Bloxham 3 3 1
5.4 Ring Out Your Dead Greg Tutt
Emma Tysoe
Marcus Steadman
Reverend Jonathan Ebbrell Reggie Barton Peter Fogden
Liam Booker
Frances Le Bon
4 5 3
5.5 Murder on St. Malley's Day Archie Bellingham
Daniel Talbot
Dudley Carew
Sir. Walter Talbot Sir. Anthony Talbot 3 4 1
Totals: 16 20 5

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Series Six

Series 6 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
6.1 A Talent for Life Isobel Hewitt
Dr. Duncan Goff
Keith Scholey
3 3 0
6.2 Death and Dreams Martin Wroath
Tony Parish
Gordon Leesmith
Andy Moore DCI Tom Barnaby 4 4 1
6.3 Painted in Blood Ruth Fairfax DCI Tom Barnaby
Colin Hawksley
Mrs. Partridge
Mr. Miller
1 1 4
6.4 A Tale of Two Hamlets Larry Smith
Frank Webster
Danny Pinchel
Phil Harrison 3 3 1
6.5 Birds of Prey Julian Shepherd
Charles Edmonton
Eddie Darwin
George Hamilton
Mallory Edmonton 4 4 1
Totals: 15 15 7

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Series Seven

Series 7 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
7.1 The Green Man Simon Mayfield
Steven Curtis
Lillian Webster
Eric Edwards 4 4 0
7.2 Bad Tidings Fiona Thompson
Dr. Charles Rust
Jacob Stokes
Cully Barnaby 3 3 1
7.3 The Fisher King Gareth Heldman
David Heartley-Reade
Dr. James Lavery
Roger Heldman Miriam Heartley-Reade 4 4 1
7.4 Sins of Commission Richard Rackham
Neville Williams
Jezebel Tripp
Camilla Crofton
(4 times)
Sam Callaghan
3 3 5
7.5 The Maid in Splendour Jamie Cruickshank
Stephen Bannerman
Michael Bannerman 2 3 0
7.6 The Straw Woman Alex Deakin
Jim Hale
Liz Francis
Dr. John Cole
Alan Clifford
Agnes Waterhouse - Attempted suicide
3 3 3
7.7 Ghosts of Christmas Past Lydia Villiers
Jennifer Carter
Ferdy Villiers
Claire English
2 2 0
Totals: 21 22 10

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Series Eight

Series 8 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
8.1 Things That Go Bump in the Night Patrick Pennyman
Elizabeth Key
John Whittle
3 3 0
8.2 Dead in the Water Guy Sweetman Sandra Tate 1 1 1
8.3 Orchis Fatalis Madeline Villiers
Henry Plummer
Munro Hilliard
3 3 0
8.4 Bantling Boy Bruce Hartley
Dr. John Osgood
Trevor Machin
Joanna Craxton
Peter Craxton 4 4 1
8.5 Second Sight John Ransom
Dr. Gregory Ransom
Max Ransom
Little Mal Kirby 3 3 1
8.6 Hidden Depths Jack Wilmot
Otto Benham
Mike Spicer
3 3 0
8.7 Sauce for the Goose Dexter Lockwood 1 1 0
8.8 Midsomer Rhapsody Arthur Leggott
Owen Swinscoe
Harvey Crane
Joan Alder 3 4 0
Totals: 21 22 3

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Series Nine

Series 9 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
9.1 The House in the Woods Caroline Cave
Peter Cave
Harriet Davis
P.C. Colin Armstrong Jack Magwood 3 4 1
9.2 Dead Letters Marion Slade
Mark Castle
Dr. Wellow
Bella Slade
(historic death)
3 4 0
9.3 Vixen's Run Henry York
Lady Sandra Butler
Sir Freddy Butler 3 3 0
9.4 Down Among the Dead Men Martin Barrett Sir John Waverley (attempted suicide) 1 1 1
9.5 Four Funerals and a Wedding Mildred Danvers
Rev. Anthony Gant
Cathy Hewlett
Vivienne Marwood 9 Deaths Marwood Manor Fire in 1960 3 13 0
9.6 Country Matters Frank Hopkirk 1 1 0
9.7 Death in Chorus Connor Simpson
Sam Judd
Carolyn Armitage 2 2 1
9.8 Last Year's Model None Frances Trevelyan Mrs. Beverley 1 1 1
Totals: 17 29 4

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Series Ten

Series 10 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
10.1 Dance with the Dead Simon Bright
Laura Sharp
Tony Kirby
Ralph Wood (historic death) Carol Prentice 3 4 1
10.2 The Animal Within Rex Masters
Miles King
Eileen Carnack
3 3 0
10.3 King's Crystal Alan King
Peter Baxter
Ian King
Charles King 3 3 1
10.4 The Axeman Cometh Mimi Clifton
Nicky Harding
Ginger Foxton (historic suicide) 2 3 0
10.5 Death and Dust Dr. Alan Delaney James Kirkwood's first wife (historic assisted suicide) Dr. James Kirkwood 1 2 1
10.6 Picture of Innocence Lionel Bell
Steve Bright
Martin Spellman 2 2 1
10.7 They Seek Him Here Nick Cheyney
Gwen Morrison
Ted Hayward (historic death) Neville Hayward 2 3 1
10.8 Death in a Chocolate Box Jack Colby
Eddie Marston
Maria Godbold Gina Colby 3 4 0
Totals: 19 24 5

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Series Eleven

Series 11 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
11.1 Shot at Dawn Henry Hammond
Johnny Hammond
Tommy Hicks (historic death) 3 3 0
11.2 Blood Wedding Marina Fellowes
Robin Lawson
Peggy Benson
3 3 0
11.3 Left for Dead Ron Wilson
Jack Purdy
Louise
Libby Wilson
Michael Wilson (historic death)
Patrick Bradley (historic) 3 5 1
11.4 Midsomer Life Guy Sandys
Frederick Tomlin
Eleanor Crouch
Charlie Finleyson 3 4 0
11.5 The Magician's Nephew Jean Wildacre
Hugo Cartwright
Aloysius Wilmington
Tristan Balliol Ernest Balliol 3 4 1
11.6 Days of Misrule Alec Grainger
James Parkes
2 2 0
11.7 Talking to the Dead Terrance Lowther
Molly Thomas
Colin Thomas
Lynton Pargeter
Monks of Monks Barton massacred in the 1530's Cyrus LeVanu 4 5+ 0
Totals: 21 26 2

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Series Twelve

Series 12 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
12.1 The Dogleg Murders Alistair Kingslake
Ed Monkberry
Miles Tully 2 2 1
12.2 The Black Book Felicity Law
Graham Spate
Anthony Prideaux
3 3 0
12.3 Secrets and Spies Geoffrey Larkin
Nicky Frazer
Malcolm Frazer 2 2 1
12.4 The Glitch Emily Harte
Daniel Snape
George Jeffers 2 2 1
12.5 Small Mercies Richard Tanner
Christa Palfrey
Harriet Compton
3 3 0
12.6 The Creeper David Roper
Dr. Sylvia Goring
2 2 0
12.7 The Great and the Good Jim Hanley
Laurence Mann
2 2 0
Totals: 16 16 3

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Series Thirteen

Series 13 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
13.1 The Made-to-Measure Murders Sonia Woodley
Reverend Moreland
Gerald Woodley Katie Soper 2 3 1
13.2 The Sword of Guillaume Hugh Dalgleish
Jenny Russell
Giles Shawcross 2 2 1
13.3 Blood on the Saddle Faye Lennox
Jack Fincher
Leo Fincher
Fergal Jenner
Susan Fincher 4 4 1
13.4 The Silent Land Gerald Ebbs
Jeff Bowmaker
2 2 0
13.5 Master Class Orlando Guest
Reverend Gregory
Molly (historic suicide) Terry Stock
Dawn Stock
2 3 2
13.6 The Noble Art Giles Braithwaite
Frank Bishop
Iris Holman
3 3 0
13.7 Not in My Back Yard Maureen Stubbs
Clifford Bunting
Geoff Rogers
3 3 0
13.8 Fit For Murder Kitty Pottinger
Luke Archbold
Kenny Pottinger 2 2 1
Totals: 20 22 6

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Series Fourteen

Series 14 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
14.1 Death in the Slow Lane Dave Doggy Day
Thomas Brightwell
Duncan Palmer DCI John Barnaby 3 3 1
14.2 Dark Secrets Gerry Dawkins
Mary Bingham
Robin Bingham
Dr. Frost
William Bingham (attempted suicide) 2 3 1
14.3 Echoes of the Dead Dianne Price
Fran Carter
Len Merryman
Olive Merryman
Jo Starling 4 4 1
14.4 The Oblong Murders Max Fuller
Freddie Raft
Jeremy Lambert
Carolyn Lambert
DCI John Barnaby
DS Ben Jones
Claire Powell (attempted suicide)
Paddy Powell
4 4 4
14.5 The Sleeper Under the Hill Alex Preston
Leticia Clifford
Sgt. Trevor Gibson
3 3 0
14.6 The Night of the Stag Peter Slim
Conrad Walker
2 2 0
14.7 A Sacred Trust Mother Thomas
Father Behan
Mother Julian 2 2 1
14.8 A Rare Bird Patrick Morgan
Dr. Markham
Nina Morgan 2 2 1
Totals: 22 23 9

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Series Fifteen

Series 15 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
15.1 The Dark Rider Julian DeQuetteville
Ludo DeQuetteville
Bentham DeQuetteville 2 3
15.2 Murder of Innocence Giles Harrison
Caroline Garrett
Kyle Gideon
Keith Mulory
Daniel Denning 5 5
15.3 Written in the Stars Jeremy Harper
Peter Groves
George Dormer
Mary Dutta (historic death) 3 4
15.4 Death and the Divas Eve Lomax
Cy Davenport
Colin Yule
3 3
15.5 The Sicilian Defence Edward Stannington
David Farmer
2 2
15.6 Schooled in Murder Debbie Moffett
Oliver Ordish
Gregory Brantner
Helen Caxton
Jim Caxton 4 5
Totals: 19 22 0

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Series Sixteen

Series 16 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
16.1 The Christmas Haunting Conor Bridgeman
Ross Clymer
Ollie Tabori 2 2 1
16.2 Let Us Prey Nancy Dewar
Frank Dewar
Philip Hamilton
3 3
16.3 Wild Harvest Martin Strickland
Amy Strickland
Ruth Cameron 2 2 1
16.4 The Flying Club Bernard King
Eddie Rayner
Gavin Hopkirk 2 2 1
16.5 The Killings of Copenhagen Eric Calder
Julian Calder
Ernest Bradley
Atticus Bradley
Armand Stone 4 4 1
Totals: 15 15 4

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Series Seventeen

Series 17 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
17.1 The Dagger Club Suzie Colebrooke
Cecilie Petersen
Niall Colebrooke
George Summersbee
4 4 0
17.2 Murder by Magic Hannah Altman
Andrew Maplin
Annabel Latimer
Luke Altman 3 3 1
17.3 The Ballad of Midsomer County Toby Winning
Brian Grey
Frank Wainwright
Johnny Carver 4 4
17.4 A Vintage Murder Nadia Simons
Louis Paynton
Jessica Tyler Tina Tyler 3 3 1
Totals: 14 14 2

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Series Eighteen

Series 18 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
18.1 Habeas Corpus None Richard Melrose - (historic) (assisted suicide) Lydia Dryffield - (historic)
Gregory Lancaster
Felix Lancaster 0 3 1
18.2 The Incident at Cooper Hill Felicity Ford
Yasmin Ali
Carter Faulkner
Eric Tonev 4 4
18.3 Breaking the Chain Greg Eddon
Aiden McCordell
Des McCordell 2 2 1
18.4 A Dying Art Brandon Monkford
Tony Pitt
Lance Auden
3 3
18.5 Saints and Sinners Zoe Dyer
Alex Dyer
Christopher Corby
3 3
18.6 Harvest of Souls Harry Wyham
Clara Myerscough
Dale Nevins
3 3
Totals: 15 18 2

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Series Nineteen

Series 19 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
19.1 The Village That Rose from the Dead Finn Thornberry
Roderick Craven
Milo Craven
Julian Lennard 3 3 1
19.2 Crime and Punishment Angus Colton
Azeem Meer
Frank Lockston Barbara Walton (attempted suicide) 3 3 1
19.3 Last Man Out Leo Henderson
Fitz Theara
DI Ben Jones 2 2 1
19.4 Red in Tooth & Claw Seb Huntington
Cleo Langton
Errol Judd 2 2 1
19.5 Death by Persuasion Samantha Berry
Ronin Chow
2 2
19.6 The Curse of the Ninth Jacob Wheeler (Actually an imposter named Leon Hunt)
Vernon De Harthog
The real Jacob Wheeler Natalie Wheeler 3 3 1
Totals: 15 15 5

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Series Twenty

Series 20 Episodes
Ep ID Title Murdered During Episode Murdered Prior to Episode Death by Suicide Accidental
or Natural
Death
Attempted Murders or Suicides Total Murders Total Deaths Total Attempted Murders or Suicides
20.1 The Ghost of Causton Abbey Adam Osoba
Emani Taylor
Brother Jozef
(killed in 1539)
Jenny Moss (will die in less than a year after the events of the episode due to health problems) 3 4 0
20.2 Death of the Small Coppers Mahesh Sidana
Grady Palmerston
DS Jamie Winter 2 2 1
20.3 Drawing Dead Francesca Lounds
Barrett Lounds
Conrad Argo Stella Starling 3 3 1
20.4 The Lions of Causton Mark Adler
Dominic Braun
Neville Gallagher 2 3 0
20.5 Till Death Do Us Part Laurel Newman
Serena Madison
Aisha Khalique
Sarah Barnaby 3 3 1
20.6 Send in the Clowns Terry Bellini
Ashley Denton
Curtis Ferabbee
3 3 0
Totals: 16 18 3

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