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MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 15

Jason Hughes (as DS Benjamin Jones), Natalie Mendoza (as Sasha Fleetwood in "The Dark Rider"), and Neil Dudgeon (as DCI John Barnaby) on MIDSOMER MURDERS Season 15.
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Jason Hughes (as DS Benjamin Jones), Natalie Mendoza (as Sasha Fleetwood in "The Dark Rider"), and Neil Dudgeon (as DCI John Barnaby) on MIDSOMER MURDERS Season 15.

Airs Thursdays, Jan. 21 - Feb. 25, 2021 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Based on the popular novels of Caroline Graham, MIDSOMER MURDERS Season 15 features gruesome, albeit inventive, goings-on in the picturesque county of Midsomer.

This season, DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and DS Benjamin Jones Jason Hughes) investigate an arson attack, a killer hunk of cheese and more.

Firemen work to put out a fire in a scene from "Murder Of Innocence." When a barrister is killed in Midsomer, suspicion falls on convicted murderer Grady Felton. Grady has just returned to the village of Binwell where he committed a murder years ago amid much anger from locals. But Grady has a solid alibi. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice – until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack.
Courtesy of American Public Television
Firemen work to put out a fire in a scene from "Murder Of Innocence." When a barrister is killed in Midsomer, suspicion falls on convicted murderer Grady Felton. Grady has just returned to the village of Binwell where he committed a murder years ago amid much anger from locals. But Grady has a solid alibi. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice – until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack.

EPISODE GUIDE:

“The Dark Rider” Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Jan. 21 from 10-11:30 p.m. - When Bentham DeQuetteville falls to his death from a roof after seeing a headless horseman, his aristocratic family seem more concerned about their forthcoming Civil War re-enactment than the incident.

As Barnaby and Jones try to find out the truth behind the ghostly figure, their investigation uncovers shocking secrets about the DeQuettevilles. Guest stars include Eleanor Bron (The Beatles' "Help!").

"Murder Of Innocence" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Jan. 28 from 10-11:30 p.m. - When a barrister is killed in Midsomer, suspicion falls on convicted murderer Grady Felton. Grady has just returned to the village of Binwell where he committed a murder years ago amid much anger from locals.

But Grady has a solid alibi. Barnaby suspects he is working with an accomplice – until Grady himself is targeted in an arson attack.

"Written In The Stars" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Feb. 4 from 10-11:30 p.m. - As darkness covers Midsomer Stanton during a total eclipse of the sun, amateur astronomer Jeremy Harper is killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite. Barnaby and Jones soon discover intrigue, sexual tension and academic rivalry are rife among the star-seeking community.

"Death And The Divas" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Feb. 11 from 10-11:30 p.m. - The murder of a journalist has chilling echoes of a 1960s horror film starring Midsomer's own Stella Harris. When Stella's more famous sister returns after a 40-year family rift, the killings escalate, each reminiscent of a movie plot. Is life – and death – imitating art?

Guest stars include Sinéad Cusack (HOME AGAIN)

“The Sicilian Defence" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10-11:30 p.m. - Harriet Farmer wakes up after being in a coma since the night she tried to elope. Soon afterwards, a serial killer strikes members of a chess club.

Could the attack which left Harriet for dead a year ago be linked to moves on a chess board? And where is her boyfriend Finn? Guest stars include John Bell (OUTLANDER)

"Schooled In Murder" Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, Feb. 25 from 10-11:30 p.m. - When Debbie Moffett is crushed to death with a giant round of cheese at the home of the world-famous Midsomer Blue, secret and controversial plans to modernise the dairy are revealed while rumours about private lives of the parents cause a row at the prestigious local prep school. As other people linked to the dairy meet agonising deaths, long-held secrets start to emerge.

This episode is the last regular appearance of Jason Hughes as DS Ben Jones.

MIDSOMER MURDERS SEASON 15 was acquired by American Public Television from All3Media International for syndication to public television stations nationwide.