Timothy West [ Marcus Devere ], Hannah Gordon [ Bella Devere ], Richard Hope [ Gordon Brierly ], Marsha Fitzalan [ Laura Brierly ], Maggie Steed [ Rosemary Furman ], Nickolas Grace [ Frank Mannion ], Josephine Tewson [ Samantha Johnstone ], Barbara Jefford [ Barbara Drinkwater ], Moray Watson [ Edward Allardice ], Shelagh Fraser [ Jane Rochelle ], Orlando Bloom [ Peter Drinkwater ], Chloe Tucker [ Caroline Devere ], Bill Thomas [ Ray Dorset ], Tobias Menzies [ Jack Dorset ], Toby Jones [ Dan Peterson (pathologist) ], Caroline Faber [ Ruth Weston ], Richard Trinder [ Michael Weston ], Emily Canfor-Dumas [ Annabel Weston ], Marlene Sidaway [ Mrs Foster ], Robert Goodale [ Dr Sellers ], Malcolm Rennie [ Alderman ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby The residents of the village of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances of winning the Perfect Village competition when a local thief and womaniser is brutally killed with a pitchfork. Cully's boyfriend Nico has just been given a part in a soap opera as a Detective Sergeant, and asks DCI Barnaby if he can shadow DS Troy to learn more about how to play the role.
Sarah Alexander [ Felicity Inkpen-Thomas ], Dean Batchelor [ Michael ], Anthony Bate [ Augustus Deverell ], Raymond Bowers [ Desmond Cox ], Anna Calder-Marshall [ Susan Milland ], Tom Chadbon [ Charles King ], Simon Chandler [ Richard Deverell ], Elaine Donnelly [ Elaine ], Kate Duchene [ Jane Bennett ], Neil Dudgeon [ Daniel Bolt ], Victoria Hamilton [ Hilary Inkpen-Thomas ], Shirley King [ Marie Widger ], Belinda Lang [ Elspeth Inkpen-Thomas ], Valerie Minifie [ Cynthia ], Neville Phillips [ Archie Craddock ], David Ross [ Rodney Widger ], Katherine Stark [ Mary ], Frederick Treves [ Gerald Bennett ], Michael Tucek [ Dean ], Margaret Tyzack [ Naomi Inkpen ] Joyce Barnaby, Dr George Bullard In the village of Midsomer Deverell, the proposal of the Inkpen-Thomas family, who have regained the ownership of their ancestral home, Inkpen Manor, to turn the village Memorial Garden in their grounds into a tea-room, have upset the community.
Richard Johnson [ James Fitzroy ], Jennifer Hilary [ Sarah Fitzroy ], Dominic Mafham [ Grahame Tranter ], Diane Fletcher [ Marcia Tranter ], Sarah Winman [ Kate Tranter ], James Bolam [ Ronald Pringle ], Janet Dale [ Betty Pringle ], Jeanne Hepple [ Linda Wagstaff ], Peter Bayliss [ Tramp ], Jane Wood [ Cathy Gurdie ], Toby Jones [ Dan Peterson (pathologist) ], Simon Mc Burney [ Henry Carstairs ], Fred Ridgeway [ Ben Gurdie ], Tom Smith [ Billy Gurdie ], Jonie Broom [ Dave Hedges ], Patricia Valentine [ Sandra ], Arlene Cockburn [ Charlotte ], David Maybrick [ Policeman ], Shenagh Govan [ Matron ], Frank Mills [ Fred Rodale ], Eve Pearce [ Lady Bracknell ], Grant Gillespie [ Jack Worthing ], Simon Greiff [ Director ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby DCI Barnaby returns from a holiday in France to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood.
While he was away, Supt Ronald Pringle, just before his retirement, quickly arrested a local young man.
One of them is also the local Punch & Judy man, who goes missing shortly afterwards.
When his severed hand is discovered in a nearby wood, a murder enquiry is launched.
Philip Bowen [ Gregory Chambers ], Samantha Bond [ Suzanna Chambers ], Robert Lang [ Woody Pope ], Rosemary Leach [ Evelyn Pope ], Tom Ward [ Tristan Goodfellow ], Abigail Mc Kern [ Julia Gooders ], Jonathan Coy [ Kenneth Gooders ], Adie Allen [ Annie Tyson ], Tony Haygarth [ Matthew Tyson ], Madeleine Worrall [ Clarice Opperman ], Roger Frost [ Colin Slater ], Edward Jewesbury [ Karl Wainwright ], Glen Berry [ Ben ], Niamh Daly [ Denise Daly ], Caroline Holdaway [ Florence ], Gordon Langford-Rowe [ Peter ], Maggie Mc Carthy [ Hilda ], Richard Syms [ Mr Bream ], Julia West [ Mrs Bream ], Nigel Betts [ Sergeant ], Lisa Ellis [ Junior cook ], Ben Mac Leod [ Boy ], Jon Rake [ Builder ], Shuna Snow [ Nurse ] Joyce Barnaby, Dr George Bullard Karl Wainwright, the owner of Easterly Grange Hotel has recently died and left the establishment to four people.
But Barnaby suspects that he is innocent, which is only reinforced when there is an apparent suicide at the same spot, and tries to uncover the connection before there can be further a further murder.
Phyllis Calvert [ Alice Bly ], Nigel Davenport [ William Smithers ], Geoffrey Bayldon [ Arthur Prewitt ], Mary Wimbush [ Marjorie 'George' Watson ], Gudrun Ure [ Celia Armstrong ], Angela Down [ Pru Bennett ], Colin Tiernay [ Mungo Mortimer ], Clive Wood [ Dr Clive Warnford ], Deborah Findlay [ Hilary Richards ], Carolyn Pickles [ Sister Lovelace ], Miranda Kingsley [ Nurse Bartlett ], Mali Harries [ Nurse O'Casey ], Sam Beazley [ Cyril Toft ], Matyelok Gibbs [ Muriel Harrap ], Georgine Anderson [ Madge Fielding ], Daphne Goddard [ Miss Laybourne ], Arthur Cox [ Landlord ], Cyril Shaps [ Jeweller ], Caroline John [ Florist ], Sarah Ball [ Shop assistant ], Katherine Tozer [ Hotel receptionist ], David Killick [ Waiter ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby With a week off work to redecorate part of his house, DCI Barnaby also visits his elderly aunt, Alice Bly, who is convalescing in the Lawnside residential nursing home for the elderly in Aspern Tallow, and she prompts him to investigate a series of suspicious deaths there, after people have changed their wills. Patricia Brake [ Anne Quarritch ], Cheryl Campbell [ Sandra Mc Killop ], James Laurenson [ James Tate ], Sylvestra Le Touzel [ Linda Marquis ], David Robb [ Charles Mc Killop ], Prunella Scales [ Eleanor Bunsall ], Charles Simon [ Marcus Lowrie ], Malcolm Sinclair [ Alan Bradford ], Roger Sloman [ Ralph Bailey ], Ed Waters [ Nicholas, 'Nico', Bentley ], Alwyne Taylor [ Dr Catherine Bullard ], Chris Stanton [ Vicar ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby, Dr George Bullard, PC Angel The slashing of a 17th-century painting in Aspern Tallow museum appears to herald the start of a series of ghostly manifestations by the ghost of Jonathan Lowrie.
Barnaby manages to solve both the new murders and the old ones, though not before the murder of another person connected with it all.
Robert Hardy [ Robert Cavendish ], Anthony Calf [ Stephen Cavendish ], Annabelle Apsion [ Jane Cavendish ], Felicity Dean [ Tara Cavendish ], Penelope Beaumont [ Mrs Wilson ], Duncan Preston [ Colin Cooper ], Imelda Staunton [ Christina Cooper ], Terence Rigby [ Ian Fraser ], Delia Lindsay [ Zelda Fraser ], Zoë Hart [ Patricia Smith ], Terence Corrigan [ Charles Jennings ], Toby Jones [ Dan Peterson (pathologist) ], Hilda Braid [ Doreen Beavis ], Susan Field [ Emily Beavis ], Eileen Davies [ Olive Beauvoisin ], Joss Gower [ Matthew Draper ], Ella Jones [ Young Trish ], Amanda Walker [ Edwina the rambler ] Joyce Barnaby, Cully Barnaby DCI Barnaby's plans to move to the village of Fletcher's Cross are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death in the village of Midsomer Worthy with a cricket bat while out walking her dog.