"The British rural version of Law & Order" --San Francisco Chronicle
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, modern master of the English village mystery, the series stars John Nettles Bergerac as the unflappable Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, with Jason Hughes This Life as his earnest, efficient protégé, Detective Sergeant Ben Jones. Guest stars include Margaret Tyzack, Jenny Agutter, Nickolas Grace, Caroline Blakiston, Paul Shelley, and Paul Chapman.
Small Mercies--Little Worthing’s model village is the highlight of its tourism trade--until a dead body disfigures it.
The Creeper--A cat burglar’s robberies expose the dark secrets of a prominent family.
The Great and the Good--A village school’s possible closing leads to murder, mayhem, and a sleepwalking schoolteacher.