Midsomer Murders returns to ITV with new episodes

Midsomer Murders series 23 lead cast
Midsomer Murders stars. Pictured: NEIL DUDGEON as DCI John Barnaby, ANNETTE BADLAND as Fleur Perkins and NICK HENDRIX as DS Jamie Winter.

Midsomer Murders is back for 2024 with brand new episodes starting this month.

The hit crime drama will return from Sunday, 14 April at 8PM on ITV1 and ITVX with the first episode of Series 23, titled The Blacktrees Prophecy.

In the heart of Midsomer, the village of Blacktrees-on-Marsh is rumoured to have been a target in potential Cold War nuclear attacks, a myth that fuels local paranoia.

The village is overshadowed by the so-called Blacktrees Prophecy, leading Warren Kaine to establish Midsomer’s first doomsday prepper group. Consumed by apocalyptic fears after witnessing a natural disaster, Warren invests everything into a fortified bunker.

When he receives a false alert about a nuclear strike, he rushes to the bunker, only to be found dead by suffocation after a sabotage.

Detectives Barnaby and Winter, with Fleur’s forensic insight, investigate his murder amidst tensions and fears in the prepper community.

As they delve deeper, they must uncover if Warren’s death was a bid for his bunker or a sinister message, all while Barnaby contemplates his own survival preparedness.

Neil Dudgeon returns to play DCI John Barnaby, Nick Hendrix is back as DS Jamie Winter and Annette Badland resumes her role as pathologist Dr Fleur Perkins with Fiona Dolman as Sarah Barnaby.

Guest starring in the upcoming episode are Nina Wadia, Kate Robbins, Pal Aron and Chelsea Mather.

It’s the first episode of Series 23 which was filmed in 2022.

For now you can catch up with recent episodes from Midsomer Murders via ITVX here.

DVD box sets are also available to buy here from Amazon.

Meanwhile a 24th series of the drama is already in the works.