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Where to Watch Series 20 of Midsomer Murders
On May 3rd, Midsomer Murders fans got a fantastic surprise. Series 20 was dropped on Acorn TV followed just hours later by the announcement that it was also on BritBox. For the first time, you can watch the premiere of the new series on EITHER of the major British TV subscription services. Even more incredibly, US audiences actually get to see the episodes BEFORE they premiere in the UK.
What's Included in Series 20 of Midsomer Murders?
In Series 20, Neil Dudgeon is back as Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby. Alongside him, we have the relatively new Nick Hendrix as DS Jamie Winter, Fiona Dolman as wife Sarah Barnaby, and newly-added Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca as pathologist Petra Antonescu.
There are six feature-length episodes in the new series, and topics include bride killers, an elite high IQ society, a cursed abbey, a death at the local rugby club, a circus, and a comic festival.
- The Ghost of Causton Abbey
- Death of the Small Coppers
- Drawing Dead
- The Lions of Causton
- ‘Til Death Do Us Part:
- Send in the Clowns
Special Bonus on BritBox
If you're watching on BritBox, you'll also be able to find their exclusive playlist of Neil Dudgeon's favorite episodes for the first 19 series. Each of them will be accompanied by a video introduction. We're not sure where to find that feature in BritBox just yet, but we'll let you know when we find the episode in question.
The Death Count Goes Up
Since the episodes have only just launched, the Midsomer Murders death counters don't seem to have been updated just yet for the murders of Series 20. On an episode-by-episode basis, we like to make a game of it. Everyone gets 15 minutes to lock in their predicted number of deaths for the episode, along with methods employed. The person getting closest wins, but the sheer variety of death methods makes it an incredibly difficult thing to nail. After all, who would randomly guess “murdered by King Neptune's trident”, or “death by slide projector”?
Between this surprise release and everything else showing up on the British TV streaming services lately, I'm sure it will be a busy weekend for many. Will you be binge-watching, or carefully rationing them for maximum duration of enjoyment?
After founding I Heart British TV in 2016 as a resource for her granny, Stefanie has grown I Heart British TV into a resource that serves millions of British TV fans every year. When not writing posts or editing contributions to the site, you can probably find her working on the latest print edition of the British TV Streaming Guide.