MIDSOMER MURDERS: Season 16
Encore Thursdays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 10, 2022 from 10 - 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
—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.
“The Christmas Haunting” Parts 1 & 2 Encore Thursday, Jan. 13 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.
“Let Us Prey” Parts 1 & 2 Encore Thursday, Jan. 20 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?
“Wild Harvest” Parts 1 & 2 Encore Thursday, Jan. 27 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.
“The Flying Club” Parts 1 & 2 Encore Thursday, Feb. 3 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?
“The Killings Of Copenhagen” Parts 1 & 2 Encore Thursday, Feb. 10 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.
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