"IS THE BODY COUNT ALWAYS THIS HIGH"?
"Is the body count always
this high in Midsomer" - Sgt. Scott
"It has been remarked on" - Barnaby
Lines from the end of 'The Fisher King'
So how many murders have occurred in Midsomer? The exact figure is a little confused as Barnaby's investigations frequently uncover 'historical' murders that occurred many years previously, which act as a catalyst to the current crime.
There are also a goodly number of suicides and just occassionally deaths by accidents or natural causes where murder is suspected.
The most popular murder weapon is still the old fashioned knife or sharp bladed instrument, although shotguns have been widely used. Some of the more original methods have included electrocution, bows and arrows, falling furniture and even someone drowned in a cauldron of soup!
Follow the link below to see a list of all the murders for the episodes screened in the U.K so far. With further new episodes to be shown shortly and another series currently being filmed, the death rate looks set to increase still further. Watch here for updates!
THE BODY COUNT SO FAR
16 historical inc. 1 possible
11 suicides inc. 3 historical
15 accidental deaths inc. 2 historical
9 natural causes where murder is suspected or relevant to the plot,
1 of which may have been a murder
1 unexplained death (Talking to the Dead)
Historical death by firing squad (Shot at Dawn)
1 historical massacre (unspecified nos)
HERE TO SEE DETAILS OF ALL THE MURDERS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN 'MIDSOMER'
SO FAR AND THE NAMES OF THE VICTIMS
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL OBVIOUSLY BE SOME SPOILERS FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE NOT SEEN ALL THE EPISODES!