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MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 11

Airs Thursdays, July 5 - Aug. 16, 2018 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

John Nettles, the perceptive and meticulous criminal investigator Detective C...

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Above: John Nettles, the perceptive and meticulous criminal investigator Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby in Season 11 of MIDSOMER MURDERS.

Set in the deceptively idyllic fictional English county of Midsomer, the suspenseful drama MIDSOMER MURDERS is based on the popular novels of Caroline Graham.

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.

At the heart of the show is the perceptive and meticulous criminal investigator Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles - BERGERAC; THE CHANNEL ISLANDS AT WAR).

MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 11: Preview

Set in the deceptively idyllic fictional English county of Midsomer, the suspenseful drama MIDSOMER MURDERS is based on the popular novels of Caroline Graham. John Nettles returns as Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby in Season 11.

EPISODE GUIDE:

“Blood Wedding” Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, July 5 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Barnaby is torn between work and family obligations when the maid of honor at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before his own daughter's nuptials.

The body count rises as the detectives sift through a tangled web of upper-crust affairs and servants' gossip. Barnaby races to solve the case in time to walk Cully down the aisle.

Last appearance of Simon Dixon and final guest appearance of Sgt. Gavin Troy.

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John Nettles as DCI Barnaby (right) and Elizabeth Dermot Walsh as Beth Porteus (left) in a scene from "Blood Wedding."

"Shot At Dawn" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, July 12 from 10-11:30 p.m. - A nine-decade rivalry between the Hammond and Hicks families turns violent after a dishonored soldier's name is added to the World War I memorial near Midsomer Parva.

When the Hicks patriarch is found dead, suspicion naturally falls on the Hammonds. As the investigation proceeds, however, it appears that the two families have much more in common than they believed.

Guest stars Samantha Bond (DOWNTON ABBEY, HOME FIRES) and Gemma Craven (DOC MARTIN).

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A scene with soldiers on the battlefield from "A Shot at Dawn."

"Left For Dead" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, July 19 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Already divided over the construction of a new overpass, the village of Dunstan is further shaken when psychic Lynne Fox discovers a reclusive couple brutally murdered in their home.

Local boy DS Jones finds himself personally involved in the case when it turns out that his old schoolmates are keeping secrets about the death of one friend and the disappearance of another.

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John Nettles as DCI Barnaby and Jason Hughes as DS Jones in "Left For Dead."

"Midsomer Life" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, July 26 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Guy Sandys, owner and editor of Midsomer Life magazine, has made a name for himself by publishing unfavorable reviews of local businesses.

When his ex-wife's lover is found dead, the detectives are forced to dig into the editor's past, where they find a tangled web of affairs, criminal associations, and blackmail.

Things turn personal for Barnaby when Joyce gets involved, placing herself in great danger.

Guest star Selina Cadell (Mrs. Tishell in DOC MARTIN).

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John Nettles as DCI Barnaby and Jason Hughes as DS Jones in a scene from "Midsomer Life."

"The Magician's Nephew" Parts 1 & 2 repeats Thursday, Aug. 2 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Barnaby and Jones discover that Midsomer County is home to a secret pagan cult, after one of its more prominent members is murdered.

Suspicion initially falls on the author of a book, alleging that the sect's rituals are merely the product of drink and an overactive imagination.

But, soon it seems that all of the members of the Magic Circle have something to hide.

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A scene from "The Magician's Nephew."

"Days Of Misrule" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Aug. 9 from 10-11:30 p.m. - During the Christmas holidays Barnaby and Jones attend an exasperating team-building exercise, run by a young and overly ambitious acting chief superintendent.

They're released from their misery to respond to an explosion at a trucking company operated by one of the most hated men in Midsomer.

The detectives soon realize that the intended victim had many enemies among the townswomen, including his own grandmother.

Guest star Tim Pigott-Smith (JEWEL IN THE CROWN).

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John Nettles as DCI Barnaby and Jane Wymark as Joyce Barnaby in a scene from "Days Of Misrule."

"Talking To The Dead" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Aug. 16 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Two couples living on the edge of Barton Woods disappear, leaving the village abuzz with rumors of supernatural causes.

According to a local priest, the woods are haunted by the ghosts of monks slaughtered there in the 16th century.

As the body count rises, a local psychic offers his services much to Barnaby's chagrin.

Guest stars Anton Lesser (GAME OF THRONES; WOLF HALL) and Jeroen Krabbe ("The Fugitive," "The Prince Of Tides").

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A scene from "Talking to the Dead."

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