An undertaker is found murdered in Fletcher's Cross; the discovery of a body halts the Midsomer Regatta; and a retired teacher is found dead after smuggling a rare orchid out of Borneo.
Tom is called upon to investigate the death of a singer, killed days before a choral competition. In other shows, a couple are found dead after viewing a supposedly haunted cottage; and a woman is found drowned at a carnival.
A war memorial in Midsomer Parva stirs up an old family feud; the maid of honour is stabbed at a baron's wedding; and the body of an outspoken country magazine owner is discovered in woodland.
The series opens with Tom investigating a murder at a golf club. In other shows, Tom's secret past as a spy is revealed; a teacher is killed in a hit-and-run; and a man's body is found tied down in a miniature village.
A woman is stabbed to death in a churchyard; Tom looks into a dubious land deal in Brighton; and a land dispute leads to murder during a cowboy fair.
In the opening edition, John Barnaby's first case sees him investigating the death of a DJ. In other shows, John must unearth family secrets and decipher astronomical charts to find a murderer; and probe a spate of ghoulish wedding-themed murders.
A new run opens with John investigating reports of a headless horseman. In other shows, a barrister is killed with a lethal dose of morphine; and an astronomer is killed during a total eclipse of the sun.
Series 16 finds DCI Barnaby investigating a stabbing at a ghost-hunting party, a series of killings in Midsomer St Claire, the death of a wealthy farmer, and the murder of an airfield owner.
In Series 17, an artist is electrocuted by a booby-trapped roulette wheel, an illusionist's show takes a tragic turn, and guests at a sparkling wine launch party fall victim to poisoning.
In Season 18, a wealthy landowner's body goes missing on the night of his death, mysterious lights are seen in the sky over Cooper Hill and a cycling competition comes to Burwood Mantle.
The first three episodes from the 19th series of the ITV crime drama set in the picturesque Midsomer region. In this instalment, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) continues to investigate a number of murder mysteries including a man who has been murdered during the reopening of Little Auburn, the killing of a butcher and the death of a star cricketer. The episodes are: 'The Village That Rose from the Dead', 'Crime and Punishment' and 'Last Man Out'.