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MIDSOMER MURDERS 20 ITV: shows Mark Benton

Fans of Midsomer Murders are in for a treat as the 20th series comes to a close…

Fans of Midsomer Murders are in for a treat as the 20th series comes to a close…

Investigating bizarre killings is all in a day’s work for DCI Barnaby and DS Winter in Midsomer Murders, but this week’s case is particularly macabre when a butterfly collector is asphyxiated and pinned to the wall through his abdomen, just like one of his specimens.

As ever, the Causton CID team have lots of suspects to sift through, all played by top guest stars including Mark Benton (pictured above with Neil Dudgeon and Nick Hendrix) and Peter Egan. Then Winter gets romantically involved with a young butterfly enthusiast and becomes a target for the killer!

MIDSOMER MURDERS Series 20: Crime scene: Annette Badland as Fleur Perkins with DCI John Barnaby

Crime scene: Annette Badland as Fleur Perkins with DCI John Barnaby

Superfans can also look out for 20 ‘Easter eggs’ – hidden clues that refer to events from all 19 previous series. After the episode, check out our list on whatsontv.co.uk to see if you spotted them all…

TV Times rating: ****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.