Sunday, June 25, 2017

'Midsomer Murders, Series 19 Part 1' DVD Review

DCI John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) takes on a new sergeant DS Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix) as his new assistant. Our two detectives have some cases to solve for us and once again the English village mystery entertains us. Macabre crimes and some truly eccentric villagers make this a very interesting show.

In "The Village That Rose From the Dead" Barnaby and Winter have to solve the murder of a man while an abandoned village comes back to life. Yes, that's right, a village coming back to life. It was during WWII that the army took over the village of Little Auburn. Once the war was over the army pulled out and not one of the previous villagers ever returned. A man and his girlfriend wanted to establish an Eco-friendly village but you see the man named Finn Thornbury had a secret, he was married. There were others who wanted to revise the village to it's former glory and when Finn came up dead this brought Barnaby and Winter onto the scene.

In "Crime and Punishment" a butcher from Bleakridge turns up dead. He had been investigating a slew of burglaries and it looks like he must have come up with some evidence. Barnaby and Winter are once again called in to investigate.

In "Last Man Out" a cricket player comes up murdered. Barnaby has an interesting time with this one as the investigation leads him to his former sergeant Ben Jones. This is an especially interesting case for sure.

Finally in "Red in Tooth & Claw" a murder takes place at the annual Bellville Hall Small Pet Show. It seems a local estate agent comes up murdered in a herd of rabbits.

Acorn brings this wonderful show to DVD on June 27th, 2017. The DVD quality is excellent and the sights and sounds are wonderful. This will definitely make a fine addition to that personal library. So take the time and pick this one up for that stormy summer afternoon when a little mystery will be the thing to do. Enjoy.