Series One of Midsomer Murders The stand alone pilot episode for Midsomer Murders entitled The Killings at Badgers Drift was broadcast on 23 March 1997. Series one premiered 22 March 1998, and conclunded on 6 May 1998.


Series RegularsEdit

Name Portrayed by Occupation Notes
Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby John Nettles DCI Causton CID
Detective Sergeant Gavin Troy Daniel Casey DS Causton CID DCI Barnaby's partner
Mrs. Joyce Barnaby Jane Wymark Wife of DCI Barnaby
Cully Barnaby Laura Howard Daughter of DCI Barnaby
Dr. George Bullard Barry Jackson Chief pathologist of Midsomer County. In the novels he is named Jim.

Episodes Edit

Midsomer Murders Series One Episode List
Overall Episode Number Within the Series Series Number Order Number Title Broadcast Date Screenplay or Episode Writer Director Notes
1 0 Not Applicable The Killings at Badgers Drift 23 March 1997 Anthony Horowitz Jeremy Silberston This episode was produced as a stand alone pilot episode.
2 1 1 Written in Blood 22 March 1998 Anthony Horowitz Jeremy Silberston
3 1 2 Death of a Hollow Man 29 March 1998 Caroline Graham Jeremy Silberston Caroline Graham the author of the DCI Barnaby mystery novels, wrote the screenplay for this episode.
4 1 3 Faithful Unto Death 22 April 1998 Douglas Watkinson Baz Taylor
5 1 4 Death in Disguise 6 May 1998 Douglas Watkinson Baz Taylor This was the final episode adapted from a novel by Caroline Graham. The episode was the final episode of series one.

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