Midsomer County is an area of England where you still see cozy little villages that look as if you are back in the 18th century. The problem is that they are home to some of the most murderous group of people in all of England. It is up to DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) to apprehend the guilty and bring them to justice. Jason Hughes plays his assistant in the shows. Between the two of them they make a formidable pair of investigators.
The show first aired in March 1997 and has been a hit with viewers ever since. This DVD set includes three of the best stories to come out of the show. The first mystery is 'Written in the Stars' which deals with the death of an amateur astronomer during a total eclipse. The second story, 'The Sicilian Defence', deals with a pair of lovers and chess. The murderer leaves a chess move at the scene of the crime. The third story, 'The Schooled in Murder' episode deals with murder that is intertwined with the modernization of the dairy that makes the Midsomer Blue.
The cases always let you think that you know who the murderer is but in reality you are totally taken by surprise in the end. The guest stars of these episodes are Martine McCutcheon, Georgia Mackenzie, Cheryl Campbell, Maggie Steed, and Julie Graham.
Acorn brings us this DVD set July 29, 2014. The quality of the DVD in the area of sight and sound is excellent. Acorn always brings us the best of BBC and public broadcast. This series has to be in your DVD library. Midsomer Murders is of the highest quality of entertainment on TV. The work that is put into making this series the best of the best is done simply by the quality of its actors. The stories keep you interested from the beginning to the end. This DVD set will keep you entertained for years to come. So don't hesitate. Get out there and pick this one up and watch it over and over for years to come.