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Series 18 of Midsomer Murders saw the addition of new character Dr. Kam Karimore, who steps in for Dr. Kate Wilding who has left Midsomer to take up a professorship in Brighton.  The series consists of 6 episodes and began on 6 January 2016 and concluded on 17 February 2016.

Main Cast
Name Portrayed by Occupation Notes
John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon Detective Chief Inspector, Causton CID
Charlie Nelson Gwilym Lee Detective Sergeant, Causton CID Harvest of Souls marked the last episode in which Gwilym Lee was credited as a series regular.                                            
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman Wife of DCI Barnaby and Headmistress of Causton Comprehensive.
Kam Karimore Manjinder Virk Chief Pathologist of Midsomer County.
Episodes
Ep ID Title Director Writer Air Date
18.1 Habeas Corpus Alex Pillai Rachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths 6 January 2016

When wealthy landowner Gregory Lancaster's body goes missing on the night of his death, a sinister web of secrets and lies is exposed in the village of Little Malton. DCI Barnaby, DS Nelson and new Forensic Pathologist Kam Karimore are drawn into a macabre world of body-snatching as they seek to identify the villain.

18.2 The Incident at Cooper Hill Renny Rye Paul Logue 13 January 2016
Mysterious lights are seen in the sky over famous UFO hot-spot Cooper Hill. When a local forest-ranger suffers a strange death, the visiting UFO spotters are convinced aliens are responsible. DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson unearth suspicions, betrayals and long-buried secrets in their search for the truth.
18.3 Breaking the Chain Rob Evans Chris Murray 27 January 2016
An international cycling competition comes to the Midsomer village of Burwood Mantle. When the race leader is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson find themselves drawn into a ruthlessly competitive world of blackmail, bribery and bloodshed where winning comes at any cost.
18.4 A Dying Art Matt Carter Jeff Povey 3 February 2016
Art comes to the picturesque Midsomer village of Angel’s Rise with the opening of a new Sculpture Park. But when its launch is marred by murder, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson have to get creative to crack a case where art imitates death, and everything has a deeper meaning.
18.5 Saints and Sinners Renny Rye Lisa Holdsworth 10 February 2016
The discovery of a Saint’s bones at an archaeological dig causes a stir in the village of Midsomer Cicely. But when the leader of the dig is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson soon realise that it’s not only skeletons that have been long buried in the hallowed ground.
18.6 Harvest of Souls Nick Laughland Caleb Ranson 17 February 2016
The annual harvest fair and the daredevil riders of the Wall of Death come to Midsomer village Whitcombe Mallet. When the owner of an equestrian centre is trampled by his horse DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson have to unravel a complex feud from the past, where nothing is what it seems.
* Last appearance of DS Charlie Nelson and of Sykes the dog
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