1. GARDEN OF DEATH
The Inkpen-Thomas family, owners of Inkpen Manor in Midsomer Deverell, announce that their memorial garden will no longer be open to the public. Villagers, led by shopkeeper Desmond Cox are furious about this – the ailing Gerald Bennett, who bought Inkpen Manor from Naomi Inkpen when the family lost their money, built the memorial garden for the villagers.
Barnaby and Joyce head off for the village meeting about the closure of the memorial garden where Gerald Bennett’s daughter Jane (Kate Duchêne) makes an impassioned speech against the closure of the garden.
Following the passionate exchange of opinions, Barnaby is faced with a double murder & soon discovers there’s more to these deaths than horticultural conservation.
(Guest stars Sarah Alexander, Raymond Bowers, Margaret Tyzak & Neil Dudgeon)
2. DESTROYING ANGEL
When Gregory Chambers fails to attend the funeral of his hotelier boss, the villagers of Midsomer Magna are alarmed – all the more so because he also missed a promised performance of his Punch and Judy show.
Gregory’s glamorous wife Suzanna seems unconcerned, but the residents begin a search of Strangler’s Wood, where the missing man regularly foraged for wild mushrooms.
A severed hand is found, leading DCI Tom Barnaby and Sgt Gavin Troy to begin a murder enquiry, although there is no sign of the rest of the body.
(Guest stars Rosemary Leach, Samantha Bond & Tony Haygarth)
3. ELECTRIC VENDETTA
The discovery of a man’s naked body in the centre of a crop circle brings UFO fans flocking to Midsomer Parva and the field owned by Sir Harry Chatwyn. With a hole at the base of the spine, a chunk of hair missing, burn marks and a terrified expression, the corpse bears all the hallmarks of alien abduction.
DCI Tom Barnaby and Sergeant Gavin Troy think stories of flying saucers are a smoke-screen for murder, but extra-terrestrial expert Lloyd Kirby is convinced otherwise.
(Guest stars Alec McCowen, John Woodvine & Ursula Howells)
4. WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN?
An Irish stranger vanishes after being knocked down by Dr Burgess, on his way home from an evening’s drinking at the riding school owned by glamorous Spaniard Francesca Ward.
DCI Tom Barnaby discovers the visitor is Sean O’Connell, a disgraced vet turned horse whisperer, then his search brings him face to face with old adversary Melvyn Stockard.
Now the squire of Newton Magna, Stockard claims he is reformed, but Barnaby is not so sure, especially when he hears the former villain is involved with Francesca.
(Guest stars Larry Lamb, Ian McNiece & Yolanda Vasquez)
5. DARK AUTUMN
When postman Dave Cutler is murdered on his early morning rounds, DCI Tom Barnaby and Sergeant Gavin Troy rush to the tiny hamlet of Goodman’s Land.
The brutal killing rocks the backwater community, where community WPC Jay Nash is more used to dealing with traffic cones than slashed throats.
With Jay’s help, the detectives discover that Dave offered more than a postal service to the female villagers – and that there are several jealous husbands or jilted lovers who might have wanted him dead.