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Series Nineteen of Midsomer Murders saw the addition of new character DS Jamie Winter who replaces DS Charlie Nelson who is attending an undercover training class and will not return. The series consists of 6 episodes and began on 18 December 2017 and concluded on 27 August 2017.

Main Cast
Name Portrayed by Occupation Notes
John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon Detective Chief Inspector, Causton CID
Jamie Winter Nick Hendrix Detective Sergeant, Causton CID                                             
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
19.1 The Village That Rose from the Dead Nick Laughland Rachel Cuperman & Sally Griffiths 18 December 2016

Little Auburn, a village that has been abandoned since the second world war, is re-opened to the public for the first time in over seventy years. But on the night of opening, local youngster Finn Thornberry is found crushed to death with a tank. Suspicions falls on factions of rival bidders who are all trying to propose plans for redeveloping the village, including museum owner Sylvia Lennard and property developers Blake and Lucy Keswick. Finn's girlfriend, Corina , is left torn, as her father, Roderick, is the head of the judging panel who will eventually decide who will take the rights to Little Auburn's redevelopment. But when he is later found murdered, the identity of the latest beneficiary of the village comes as a shock to all of the villagers. Meanwhile, Barnaby's new sidekick, DS Jamie Winter, arrives in Midsomer, and immediately strikes up a relationship with Kam. Barnaby also finds himself on the lookout for a new dog, following the unexpected passing of Sykes.
* First appearances of DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix) and Paddy the Dog

19.2 Crime and Punishment Renny Rye Paul Logue 4 January 2017
The murder of butcher Angus Colton, who is found dead inside the meat freezer of his butcher's shop in the village of Bleakridge, leads Barnaby and Winter into the heart of the Bleakridge Watch, a neighbourhood watch patrol group who protect the streets of their remote village, exposing anyone who steps outside the law. Leader of the watch Ingrid Lockston appears to be a power-hungry control freak, driven by the unexplained death of her brother, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years previously. Her dogsbody, Adrian Peck, immediately falls under Barnaby's eye as he continues to carry out her dirty work. Local publican Mitch McAllister and his wife Lena also appear to be hiding a secret, and when Mitch is later attacked, Barnaby suspects the incident may be linked to Colton's murder. However, it soon transpires that Colton's death may have an unexpected connection to the death of Ingrid Loxton's brother. Will the secret identity of his killer finally be revealed?
19.3 Last Man Out Matt Carter Jeff Povey 11 January 2017
Tensions run high in Lower Pampling as a new type of cricket, the C-10, threatens a century of tradition. When star cricketer Leo Henderson is found dead following the tournament quarter-final, Barnaby and Winter's investigation leads them into the path of a surprise visitor from Barnaby’s past, one "Jack Morris", who happens to be none other than an undercover Ben Jones, who is now a Detective Inspector. Suspicion immediately falls on local councillors Germaine and St John Beachwood, who are holding a local referendum in an attempt to get the tournament banned. Barnaby, however, suspects that Jones' involvement in the investigation may suggest a more intricate motive for murder. When tournament organiser Elliot confesses to being a compulsive gambler, Barnaby suspects that he could be the ringleader of a match-fixing operation. But a second murder, and the disappearance of a local girl twenty years previously, soon leads Barnaby and Winter into the path of another prime suspect.
* Guest appearance by DI Ben Jones
19.4 Red in Tooth & Claw Steve Hughes Lisa Holdsworth 18 January 2017
Delphi Hartley's annual summer pet show comes to Beauville Hall, and local businessman Timothy Benson is once again working hard to ensure his prize-winning rabbit, Hercules, claims Best in Show. However, shortly after opening, the show is rocked by the murder of local estate agent Seb Huntington, who is found inside the central marquee, covered in live rabbits. His girlfriend, Tegan Langton, who is Delphi's second in command, is left distraught by his death. Meanwhile, Benson is shocked to discover that Hercules appears to have disappeared without trace. Suspicion immediately falls on him and his wife Ailsa after Barnaby and Winter discover that they both have conflicting alibis for the time of the murder. When Huntingdon's boss, and Tegan's mum, Cleo, is found dead in her car, having asphyxiated from an allergic reaction to rabbit hair which is found inside her air conditioning system, it soon appears that someone has a motive for harming everyone close to Tegan.
19.5 Death by Persuasion Alex Pillai Chris Murray 20 August 2017(AUS)
13 May 2018(UK)
When a young woman slips away from a camp site where a Jane Austen fantasy event is taking place dressed in period attire, and is found stabbed in the woods with a quill, DCI Barnaby and DS Winter discover that the victim was a journalist interested in the village's healthcare drone delivery program, and are forced to look back in time to find the killer..
19.6 The Curse of the Ninth Matt Carter Julia Gilbert 27 August 2017(AUS)
20 May 2018(UK)

Barnaby and Winter uncover multiple motives when the winner of a fought-after music award is found strangled with a violin string moments before a performance, including rivalry over the prize, disagreements about the music festival business, and a missing Stradivarius violin.
* Last appearance of Dr. Kam Karimore

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