MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 12
Airs Thursdays, Nov. 23, 2017 - Jan. 4, 2018 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, November 17, 2017
Credit: Courtesy of American Public Television
Featuring an eccentric cast of characters, ubiquitous red herrings, and quaint countryside scenery, this long-running crime series recalls classic public television British mysteries of the past.
“The Dogleg Murders” Parts 1 & 2 air Thursday, Nov. 23 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Set in a poisonous Midsomer golf club named Whiteoaks, the story revolves around social aspirations the club steward has for her handsome son Darren, and her determination that he shall overcome his lowly birth to become a full member.
A moneylender and a miser, she wields unexpected powers behind the clubhouse bar.
“The Black Book” Parts 1 & 2 air Thursday, Nov. 30 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Henry Hodgson is the Constable of Midsomer whose landscapes have become the focus of attention from art collectors the world over.
But some of the Hodgsons now in circulation are not quite what they seem.
The details of their true provenance are contained in a secret Black Book, a tome whose possession has several citizens prepared to murder in order to protect their investments.
Guest starring Gavin O'Herlihy (HAPPY DAYS' Chuck Cunningham).
“Secrets And Spies” Parts 1 & 2 air Thursday, Dec. 7 from 10-11:30 p.m. A family of retired spooks runs a safe house in a Midsomer village to which the security services send a visiting VIP for protection.
But local folklore about The Beast of Midsomer — a big cat that is reputed to have torn out the throats of innocent locals in the past — proves to be more than a legend as the Beast strikes again.
"The Glitch” Parts 1 & 2 air Thursday, Dec. 14 from 10-11:30 p.m. - A maverick scientist has discovered a fatal flaw in prevailing electromagnetic theory and hence in the binary system.
His theories are denounced by both his peers in Christchurch College Oxford, and by the businessman who has funded research and development of a new worldwide system for controlling air traffic.
It seems that academic and business interests are willing to collude in murder in order to sustain their reputations and profit.
“Small Mercies” Parts 1 & 2 air Thursday, Dec. 21 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Little Worthy is a pretty village whose economy has long depended on the tourist trade -- in particular on the attractions of its miniature model village and an annual river raft race.
But times are tough and the village is in decline even before the first victim is found pegged and bound like Gulliver in Lilliput.
“The Creeper” Parts 1 & 2 air Thursday, Dec. 28 from 10-11:30 p.m. - The time-honored craft of the cat burglar is revived in Midsomer County and when a state-of-the-art security system in the Chief Constable's own house is effortlessly breached, the pressure is on for Barnaby to catch this highly skilled and agile housebreaker.
But when a body is found at the scene of a break-in does it mean that the Creeper has raised his game? Or are there more sinister stresses in the complex family of a local baronet?
“The Great And The Good” Parts 1 & 2 air Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 10-11:30 p.m. - With the numbers of children dwindling, the local village school is threatened with closure, leading a group of "ladies who lunch" to compete murderously for the status of charitable saviors.
As murder and mayhem engulf the embattled school teacher, she is rescued by the love of Barnaby's prime suspect – until his innocence is proved and love conquers all.
Distributed by American Public Television.
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