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MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 16

Airs Thursdays, June 18 - July 16, 2020 from 10 - 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Gwilym Lee as DS Charlie Nelson, Tamzin Malleson as Kate Wilding and John Net...

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Above: Gwilym Lee as DS Charlie Nelson, Tamzin Malleson as Kate Wilding and John Nettles as DCI John Barnaby in Season 16 of MIDSOMER MURDERS

John Barnaby Welcomes A New Partner In Season 16

Work never slows down for DCI John Barnaby, as he investigates the grizzly murders that plague a picturesque English county in MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 16. This season, Barnaby partners up with a new face, DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee; "Bohemian Rhapsody").

Barnaby and Nelson barely have time to introduce themselves before they are thrown into an allegedly haunted manor, where a man has been fatally stabbed by an antique sword. The cases don’t get any less bizarre, as the two detectives contend with killers employing medieval torture, stunt planes, and wild boars.

The season finale, which is also the 100th episode of the series, proves to be an international affair as the duo must team up with two female Danish detectives to crack a case involving the boss of a biscuit company.

Nelson isn’t the only new face Barnaby welcomes into Midsomer, as the finale marks the first appearance of his newborn daughter, Betty.

MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 16: Preview

Work never slows down for DCI John Barnaby, as he investigates the grizzly murders that plague a picturesque English county in MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 16. This season, Barnaby partners up with a new face, DS Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee; "Bohemian Rhapsody").

EPISODE GUIDE:

“The Christmas Haunting” Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, June 18 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - It's Christmas and new detective Charlie Nelson moves into Midsomer. He's thrown straight into an intriguing mystery in the village of Morton Shallows. A man is fatally stabbed with an antique sword during a ghost-hunting party at a 'haunted' manor house. Can Barnaby and Nelson find a more earthly motive behind the murder and trap the killer? This story features the first appearance of DS Charlie Nelson portrayed by Gwilym Lee.

Photo credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

It's Christmas and new detective Charlie Nelson moves into Midsomer. He's thrown straight into an intriguing mystery in the village of Morton Shallows. A man is fatally stabbed with an antique sword during a ghost-hunting party at a 'haunted' manor house. Can Barnaby (left) and Nelson find a more earthly motive behind the murder and trap the killer? This story features the first appearance of DS Charlie Nelson portrayed by Gwilym Lee (right).

“Let Us Prey” Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, June 25 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - A series of murders in Midsomer St. Claire seem to be inspired by macabre images on a medieval fresco recently discovered in the church crypt. As the village prepares for storms and flooding it appears that someone is using ancient torture methods to punish modern-day "sinners." But who is responsible and why?

Photo credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

On "Let Us Prey," a series of murders in Midsomer St. Claire seem to be inspired by macabre images on a medieval fresco recently discovered in the church crypt. As the village prepares for storms and flooding it appears that someone is using ancient torture methods to punish modern-day "sinners." But who is responsible and why?

“Wild Harvest” Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, July 2 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - When wealthy farmer Martin Strickland is covered in truffle oil and mauled to death by a wild boar, the investigation leads to restaurant Wyvern House and its tyrannical celebrity chef Ruth Cameron. Secrets from the past surface and the killer strikes again - but the poison spreads wider than its intended target.

Photo credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

On "Wild Harvest," when wealthy farmer Martin Strickland is covered in truffle oil and mauled to death by a wild boar, the investigation leads to restaurant Wyvern House and its tyrannical celebrity chef Ruth Cameron. Secrets from the past surface and the killer strikes again – but the poison spreads wider than its intended target.

“The Flying Club” Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, July 9 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - When a body is discovered in a reservoir, having been dropped out of a plane, Barnaby and Nelson find the world of stunt pilots and military heroes hides many dark secrets. Are campaigners against the local airfield behind Bernard King's murder or does it link back to a tragic story from World War II?

Photo credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

On "The Flying Club," when a body is discovered in a reservoir, having been dropped out of a plane, Barnaby and Nelson find the world of stunt pilots and military heroes hides many dark secrets. Are campaigners against the local airfield behind Bernard King's murder or does it link back to a tragic story from World War II?

“The Killings Of Copenhagen” Parts 1 & 2 repeat Thursday, July 16 from 10-11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV - When the boss of Calder's Biscuit Company is murdered in Copenhagen, Barnaby and Nelson join forces with two female Danish detectives, the abrasive and astute Poulsen and the charming and cool Degn. They discover Eric Calder had more linking him to Copenhagen than just his famous Golden Clusters. On the home front, we're treated to the first appearance of baby Betty Barnaby.

Photo credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

On "The Killings of Copenhagen" when the boss of Calder's Biscuit Company is murdered in Copenhagen, Barnaby and Nelson join forces with two female Danish detectives, the abrasive and astute Poulsen and the charming and cool Degn. They discover Eric Calder had more linking him to Copenhagen than just his famous Golden Clusters. On the home front, we're treated to the first appearance of baby Betty Barnaby.

MIDSOMER MURDERS SEASON 16 was acquired by American Public Television from All3Media International for syndication to public television stations nationwide.

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