(Caution: Contains spoilers for Episodes: 02×01: Death’s Shadow, 02×02: Strangler’s Wood, 02×03: Dead Man’s Eleven, 02×04 Blood Will Out, 03×01: Death of a Stranger, 11×07: Days of Misrule)
In 2024, no anniversaries will be celebrated in Midsomer – at least none that end with -25, -50, -75 or -00. But there are a few death anniversaries.
Note: I’m referring to the year of first broadcast in the UK, unless the date of death on the coffin or something is stated otherwise.
50 years ago
Mrs Parkes from Calham Cross
She died giving birth to Jamie.
25 years ago
Dr. Ian Aycott from ??? (probably in Midsomer County)
He was knocked unconscious and then burned alive after his clinic was set on fire.
Richard Bayly from Badger’s Drift
He was decapitated with an Indian sword.
Hector Bridges from Martyr Warren
He was shot in the chest with his shotgun.
Tara Cavendish from Fletcher’s Cross
She was bludgeoned to death with a Cricket bat.
Carla Constanza from ??? (in Little Worthy)
She was picked up in a vehicle, strangled with a necktie, stripped and left in Strangler’s Wood.
Michael Darrow from Upper Marchwood(?)
After falling into a trench and getting his leg caught in a bear trap, he was clubbed on the head with a tree branch.
Patricia Draper (called herself Patricia Smith) from Fletcher’s Cross
She accidentally was stabbed in self-defence with a cake knife during a struggle where she was trying to slash the wrists of Robert Cavendish with the same knife after drugging him.
Simon Fletcher from ??? (in Badger’s Drift where he grew up)
He was shot in the back with an arrow.
Ben Gurdie from Upper Marchwood
He was shot with his shotgun in the back and the scene was arranged to appear as suicide.
Charles Jennings from Fletcher’s Cross
He was stabbed in the back with a dagger while changing the Cricket score.
David MacKillop from Aspern Tallow
He died of unspecified circumstances. His remaining wife is led to believe that he haunts the local museum and former home of Jonathan Lowrie.
Mrs Mortimer, resident at Lawnside in Aspern Tallow („Lawnside Private Residential Nursing Home for the Elderly“)
She died of natural causes.
Helena Myhill from Mods Mire
Leonard Pike from Little Worthy
He was stabbed repeatedly in shower with a knife.
Ron Pringle from Upper Marchwood
He fell from a horse that had been doped at high speed, possibly breaking his head or neck.
Anna Santarosa from Little Worthy
She was hit by a vehicle and then injected with a fatal dose of liquid nicotine.
John Smith from Martyr Warren
During a struggle in his trailer he was pushed and hit his head on a basin corner. It’s implied but never confirmed he took the fall for Fleur Bridges.
Grahame Tranter from Upper Marchwood
He committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree.
Marcia Tranter from Upper Marchwood
She was shot with a shotgun.
Rev. Stephen Wentworth from Badger’s Drift
He committed suicide by jumping from the top of the scaffolding surrounding the church.
David Whitely from Badger’s Drift
He was locked inside his trailer while he was sleeping and burned alive after the trailer was set on fire.
May they all rest in peace.
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