5 videodiscs (approximately 500 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Based on the characters created by Caroline Graham.
Originally broadcast on A & E Television in 2002.
Special features: Disc 1. Production notes; Caroline Graham : biography & booklist. All discs. Map of Midsomer County; Cast filmographies (John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard, Honor Blackman, Amanda Root, Isla Blair, Jan Ravens, Leslie Phillips, John Sessions, Ronald Pickup, Phoebe Nicholls, Kate Buffery, David Calder)
Costume designer, Reg Samuel ; music composed by Jim Parker ; production designer, Christine Ruscoe ; editor, Derek Bain ; director of photography, Doug Hallows.
John Nettles, Daniel Casey (A talent for life) Honor Blackman, Suzanne Burden, Peter Cellier, Jonathan Cullen, Jane Downs, Philip Franks, James Hazeldine, Laura Howard, Jeff Rawle, Amanda Root, Susan Wooldridge, Jane Wymark ; (Death and dreams) Isla Blair, Stuart Bunce, Phillip Fox, Laura Howard, Jan Ravens, Jane Wymark ; (Painted in blood) Denise Black, Barbara Durkin, Andrew Lancel, Nigel Lindsay, Matthew Marsh, Clive Merrison, Leslie Phillips, John Sessions, Dinah Stabb, Jane Wymark ; (A tale of two Hamlets) Beth Goddard, Christopher Good, Jonathan Hyde, Alex Lowe, Phoebe Nicholls, Ronald Pickup, Tim Preece, Anne Reid, Jo Stone-Fewings, Jane Wymark ; (Birds of prey) Kate Buffery, David Calder, Alexandra Gilbreath, Laura Howard, Rosalind Knight, Anton Lesser, Janet Maw, Sheila Shand Gibbs, Richard Todd, Jane Wymark.
The cozy villages of Midsomer County reveal their most sinister secrets in these contemporary British television mysteries. A talent for life: Sordid affairs and financial secrets boil silently beneath the surface in the village of Malham Bridge until a double murder stirs the waters. Death and dreams: Investigating a string of deaths in Midsomer Worthy, Barnaby follows a trail of strange clues, nearly to his own demise. Painted in blood: When Joyce Barnaby finds a fellow painter from her Midsomer Florey watercolor class stabbed to death, two National Intelligence Squad agents take over the case. A tale of two Hamlets: Someone is decimating the ancient Smyth-Webster family, and the bad blood between the villages of Upper and Lower Warden is renewed with a vengeance. Birds of prey: Investment in a secret invention leads to an apparent suicide in Midsomer Magna, and a plan to steal valuable falcon eggs leads to another death. Can Barnaby and Troy find the link?
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD; region 1; (16:9) widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.