Welcome To Midsomer

Welcome To Midsomer

Join Eric Buscher and Eileen Becker as they discuss the hit television show Midsomer Murders! Each month, we rewatch an episode and dissect all the murders, the suspects, the detectives, and the weirdness. If you love Midsomer, grab a bottle of (unpoisoned) wine and a cheese wheel and sit back and enjoy!

Episodes

June 26, 2024 58 mins

When Little Auburn is reopened for the first time in over 70 years, the citizens of Greater Auburn are shocked to find a dead body run over by a tank! Can Barnaby and his new DS Winter solve the case or will they fall flat? Like tank flat. Cause there's a tank......we're talking confusing villages, some seriously strange kills, and the introduction of a certain four legged friend. 


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Get those swim trunks ready, cause this time Eric and Eileen are tackling Dead In The Water. When the President of the Midsomer Rowing Club is drowned, it's up to Barnaby and Scott to solve the case and stop a jewel heist. We're discussing the history of rowing, policing the police, and why Joyce and Cully want Tom to take up sailing so badly!

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You asked for it and we are doing it - it's the fan favorite Written in Blood! An aspiring writer is found naked and murdered and Barnaby and Troy have to dig into his writer's group to unmask the killer. Here's a hint - it's the one who's clearly carazy! We're talking Psycho references, the history of books, and why all the Midsomer fans love this one. 

WRITTEN IN BLOOD - Series 1, Episode 2

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Can you believe it? We are two years old. Join Eric and Eileen in celebrating their love of Midsomer Murders. We're discussing our favorite episodes, our favorite characters, and just who we would love to see guest star. Plus hear Eileen's fan fiction and find out which episode our fans want us to do next!

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Eric and Eileen have their minds blown when the discuss THE OBLONG MURDERS. In order to find out what happened to a missing woman, Barnaby sends Jones undercover into a new age cult. Can they uncover the deadly truth or will they be the tree, which is a very dumb thing said in this episode! We talk the history of cults, Jones' awful disguise, and what happens when you put way too many characters into a single episode. 

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This time, Eric and Eileen dig into a classic banger of an episode - Secrets & Spies. THe bodies are piling up at a safehouse for spies and Barnaby and Jones have to go around the government if they have any hope of cracking the case. We talk about all the espionage easter eggs, the history of spycraft,  and when Barnaby goes power mad! 

Secrets & Spies - Series 12, Episode 3

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Eric and Eileen are buzzing about THE STING OF DEATH! Barnaby and Winter investigate a series of bee-related murders while dealing with a creepy yoga teacher, an angry priest, and a couple of mead makers....that last one is pretty disturbing. Join us as we dig deep into all the bee jokes, the lazy investigation, and Sarah's failed push to get John healthy.  

THE STING OF DEATH - Series 21, Episode 3

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January 31, 2024 71 mins

Eileen and Eric disagree over the infamous HIDDEN DEPTHS, the one the fans all know as the wine catapult episode! Barnaby and Scott investigate a series of gruesome murders that all tie into a not-that-complicated wine scam. Can they stop the murderer before John has to take his wife to a fancy dinner? Of course not! We talk wine fraud, grisley murders, and Joyce's best life. 

Hidden Depths - Series 8, Episode 6 

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This time around Eileen and Eric are discussing THE INCIDENT AT COPPER HILL. When someone starts using a black goo to murder people, Barnaby and Nelson have to investigate a series of UFO sightings. Is it little green men? Is it a military cover-up? Or is someone dredging up long buried secrets? The answer is definitely two of these. We talk about sequelitis, the history of UFOlogy, and really terrible ways to murder someone! 
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December 20, 2023 65 mins

Eileen and Eric go all the way back to the second series to talk DEAD MAN'S ELEVEN. Someone seems to have it in for Robert Cavendish, but he's also a wealthy monster so it's kind of OK? Barnaby and Troy have to tackle a nice game of cricket to solve this one. We talk the history of the game, a couple of really horny Christians, and when are we ok with someone getting murdered on this show? 

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November 29, 2023 62 mins

Eileen and Eric visit the village of Everton-Cum-Lafferty to discuss COUNTRY MATTERS, the so-called "sexy episode" of Midsomer Murders. Barnaby and Jones invetigate the murder of a frequent customer of the local "business." Who done it? Is it the homemaker? The domme? The...ummm...I wan't to say wood nymph? We discuss the history of sex work, some truly terrifying characters, and Barnaby's new child in...

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November 8, 2023 60 mins

This time, we're pointing out all the weird things we loved in THE DARK RIDER, the story of an upper class family being murdered, possibly by a headless ghost! Does that sound like a Scooby Doo episode? Because it is! And that's not all we talk about including creepy twins, firedancing, and English civil war reenactments gone horribly wrong. This episode is a keeper. 

The Dark Rider - Series 15, Episode 1

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Someone is murdering the members of the Bleakridge Neighborhood Watch, which is kind of ironic...don't you think? Can Barnaby and Winter catch the culprit? Can Winter get a date with Coroner Kam? Find out as we breakdown the history of neighborhood policing, discuss unresolved story lines, and try to figure out if this is a BDSM village!

Crime & Punishment - Series 19, Episode 2

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October 9, 2023 3 mins

A special request from Eric and Eileen to their listeners in advance of our 2nd anniversary! We want to hear from you. How did you discover Midsomer? Who's your favorite Barnaby? What's your favorite episodes? Let us know and we will create a special anniversary show of your stories!

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September 27, 2023 61 mins

Eric and Eileen slice into They Seek Him Here, where people involved with the making of a Scarlet Pimpernel film are getting their heads chopped off. Can Barnaby and Jones solve the case or are they too distracted chasing around an ex-con? We look at the history of the classic novel, poorly run film sets, and Barnaby as a bad neighbor. Oh, and our quest to talk to Chris Wilson begins! What does that mean? Listen and find out! 
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This week, we discuss the classic TALKING TO THE DEAD! Barnaby and Jones try to solve the disappearance of two families in the village of Bow Clayton. Did the ghosts in the nearby woods get them? Or is it something less Scooby Doo and more sinister? We're talking English monasteries, fake psychics, and sex bombs along with our special guest --- Alice Bell, author of GRAVE EXPECTATIONS!

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This week, we are discussing the classic episode MARKET FOR MURDER. The members of an all women's investment group are being murdered. Can Barnaby and Troy solve the crime before the killer cashes out? Yes. Can they solve it before Barnaby goes broke? ……No. We discuss the history of the stock market, sexy pool guys, and why Barnaby can’t spell!

MARKET FOR MURDER - Series 5, Episode 2


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At a folk festival in Midsomer, several murders are tied to a dead performer and a classic folk song. Barnaby and Nelson have to solve the murder or else this folk festival will have to send all 10 of the fans home. We discuss eels and eggs, the true Midsomer theme song and the history of folk music as we look at THE BALLAD OF MIDSOMER!

We discuss The Ballad of Midsomer - Series 17, episode 3 

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For this episode, we are going all the way back to series 1 for DEATH IN DISGUISE! Barnaby and Troy after to solve a series of murders at a New Age commune before the acorn coffee kicks in. Can they uncleanse thier third eyes to reveal the killer? We discuss the history of the New Age movement, a more prickly Barnaby, and how much cocaine one mom can do....

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This time we are talking the series 20 episode, Send In The Clowns.  The bodies are piling up at the Ferabbee Circus and Barnaby and Winter thinks it has something to do with the creepy clown terrifying the local village. We're talking the history of the circus, just what the heck is wrong with THIS circus, and the worst job in all of Midsomer!

SEND IN THE CLOWNS - Series 20, Episode 6 

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