SCHOOLED IN MURDER
© ITV/Mark Bourdillon
DEBBIE MOFFETT - Martine McCutcheon
Feisty single mum Debbie grew up in Midsomer and attended the local prep school. She works at the dairy and her daughter Holly attends the school on a dairy scholarship.
SYLVIA MOUNTFORD - Maggie Steed
Headmistress of Midsomer Pasture Prep, Sylvia is in her 60s, icy and proper. She has been there for 40 years and rules children and parents alike with a rod of iron.
BEATRIX ORDISH - Lucy Liemann
Former pupil Beatrix is now chairperson of the Parents' Council at the prep school and enjoys holding court. Pretty and prim, she's unhappily married to Oliver.
OLIVER ORDISH - Richard Dillane
Oliver works for a quango promoting UK cheese and is an advisor to Gregory. He's married to Beatrix but their outwardly devotion hides rifts and secrets on both sides.
POPPY ORDISH - Eloise Webb
Poppy is Beatrix and Oliver's precocious and bright eight-year-old daughter.
HAYLEY BRANTNER - Hattie Morahan
Hayley, an aspiring writer, grew up in Midsomer where her father ran the dairy. She gladly left to marry Gregory, but her father's death brought her back and she hates it.
GREGORY BRANTNER - Patrick Robinson
Former England rugby player Gregory Brantner arrived in Midsomer to take over the dairy after the death of his father-in-law. He's a fish out of water but wants to succeed.
JIM CAXTON - Con O'Neill
Jim works at the dairy and has devoted his life to the production of the perfect Midsomer Blue cheese. As a result, he's socially inept and unable to express his emotions.
HELEN CAXTON - Kate Ashfield
Helen was recently widowed after the suicide of her husband, Jim's brother. She farms dairy cattle but faces an uncertain future as her herd is threatened by cuts at the dairy.
JAKE YAPLEY - Jesse Fox
A young man with a secret past, Jake is intense and damaged and has turned his anger into animal rights activism.
HOLLY - Isabella Blake-Thomas
Debbie's sweet-natured daughter, aged eight, a pupil at Midsomer Pastures Prep.
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