Friday, 31 January 2020


The 21st series of Midsomer Murders (four 90-minute episodes) premiered last month in the United States on streaming services Britbox and Acorn TV

Starring Neil Dudgeon (DCI John Barnaby), Nick Hendrix (DS Jamie Winter), Annette Badland as pathologist Dr. Fleur Perkins and Fiona Dolman (Sarah Barnaby).

Alexander Beauvoisin, a wealthy real estate agent, is shot dead at the Midsomer Museum of the Family during his speech for the unveiling of a new dolls house collection. Dr. Fleur needs help for her relocation. DCI Barnaby discovers "the only way to travel". A great scenario by scriptwriter Helen Jenkins (1) and a superb work by both director Toby Frow and new series composer Evan Jolly.

Eleanor Bron returns to Midsomer Murders as dolls house and miniatures creator Maxine Dobson after playing another role in 2012. Katy Brand plays children's entertainer Jemima Starling and wears a nightmarish bird costume. Also starring Roger Barclay (Alexander), Karl Collins (Samuel Wokoma), Rosalie Craig (Carys Nicholson), Clare Holman (Fiona Beauvoisin), Joanna Page (Holly Ackroyd), Isabel Shaw (Betty Barnaby). etc.

Produced by Bentley Productions (an All3Media company) for ITV. Distributed by All3Media International. Produced by Guy Hescott. Co-produced by Ian Strachan. Exec produced by Michele Buck and Louise Pedersen. Midsomer theme composed by Jim Parker. Editing by David I'Anson. Cinematography by Al Beech. Costumes designed by Sue Thomson

Based upon the books by Caroline Graham. In the United Kingdom, ITV will show The Miniature Murders on February the 4th.

(1) Helen Jenkins wrote two brilliant episodes for the previous series: The Ghost of Causton Abbey and Till Death Do Us Part. 

Series 21, Episode 1:

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