Midsomer Murders

TV Show • 1997 • Crime  

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The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
This tv show contains 10 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
208 supporters
Yes
20
No
52
4
Anonymous
Sykes the dog dies between seasons.
8 comments | Add comment
Abandonment
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E1
S10 ep 1 "Dance with the Dead": an older lady has dementia and hasn't seen her brother since he left for WW2, she thinks he may still come back and prepares things for him
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
43
0
Ellie_red
S1
In 'Death in Disguise' it's briefly mentioned that a boy that lives with them who doesn't speak was found on their doorstep years ago, but we don't see it happening.
3 comments | Add comment
Is an animal abandoned?
54 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Abuse
Yes
3
No
20
0
Ellie_red
S7
 E5
S7 Ep5 'The Maid in Splendour', a woman slaps her adult (20s) daughter and calls her stupid, although this is a singular event and they usually have a close relationship.
4 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E7
S10 ep7 "They Seek Him Here": no, but the parents of the victim rent out their land to the abuser
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
Yes
12
No
42
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E5
Ep. 'Dark Autumn': No but the murderer follows the victims while they're walking in the dark
9 comments | Add comment
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
A man grabs his partner and says he'll 'break her neck' when he thinks she is cheating.
21 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
There are often murders of women, some more violent than others, but equally as many violent murders of men in the series. It does not feel like the violence is focused on women
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
41
Yes
6
No
41
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E5
S9 Ep5 "Death in Chorus": SPOILERS: A man keeps his wife drugged so she forgets something she saw and she becomes extremely sedated and confused. He keeps her from leaving the house and cuts off the telephone lines
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
34
1
Ellie_red
S2
 E4
'Blood Will Out': someone is threatened and about to be beaten by a belt, but they get away SPOILERS---- this happens between father and adult daughter, it's implied this has happened before when she was a child.
1 comment | Add comment
Is a child abused?
71 supporters
Yes
5
No
48
0
Ellie_red
S2
 E1
'Death's Shadow': A boy wants to join a group of schoolboys and has to do an 'initiation' test
3 comments | Add comment
Addiction
0
Ellie_red
S1
'Faithful Unto Death', cannabis. Worth mentioning Barnaby unknowingly eats some cakes spiked with cannabis, and doesn't know why he's behaving differently__________'Death in Disguise' a character has a drug addiction and we see them behaving under the influence but we don't see them injecting or ingesting it
5 comments | Add comment
Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
6
No
41
0
Ellie_red
S6
 E3
'Painted in Blood': One of the characters has an alcohol addiction
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
18
No
32
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': (even though the other comment is describing a different episode), S5 ep3 episode does have a character who is drunk.
16 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
70 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
18
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Yes
8
No
50
1
jamieblazej
S3
 E1
A man's horse is poisoned with tranquilisers and goes nuts during a fox hunt, killing itself and the rider. It was very distressing to me personally.
2 comments | Add comment
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
Yes
21
No
44
3
Anonymous
Bunny. Killed by the cook. S11E02
15 comments | Add comment
Are animals abused?
117 supporters
Yes
4
No
48
1
jamieblazej
S5
 E3
Only mentioned, not shown or described in detail. A woman is recalling that her childhood best friend used to experiment on wild animals like rabbits and squirrels by giving them valerian to see how long they’d stay unconscious. Most of the animals died, unfortunately
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
52
Yes
27
No
24
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': the other comment has got the wrong episode. S5 ep3 is the episode about bellringers, and there is no hunting or dead animals in this episode.
23 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
Yes
2
No
19
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E2
S9 Ep2 'Dead Letters': very briefly see a dog next to his owner's dead body, but only for a few seconds
2 comments | Add comment
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
Yes
2
No
19
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E6
S9 Ep6 'Country Matters': a man holds a dead rabbit it's implied he's just shot.
2 comments | Add comment
Does a cat die?
103 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
52
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
Yes
2
No
50
0
Ellie_red
S7
 E1
'The Green Man': SPOILERS: a man's pet fox is shot
1 comment | Add comment
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
57
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
50
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
38
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
50
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
38
Are there bugs?
18 supporters
Yes
5
No
48
0
jamieblazej
S5
 E1
S5 E1 a man falls to his death from the hayloft in a barn and the death was relatively gruesome so there are swarms of flies around the body
3 comments | Add comment
Assault
0
Ellie_red
S7
 E5
S7 Ep5 'The Maid in Splendour': a young woman gets slapped once by her mother
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
Yes
15
No
29
0
Ellie_red
S2
 E3
(Ep. Dead Man's Eleven) a man is drugged
15 comments | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
67 supporters
Yes
3
No
20
1
Ellie_red
S1
Episode 'Written in Blood': a drama teacher frequently eyes up his 15 year old student, and later has sex with her - unfortunately the show frames it as the girl 'seducing' him
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
6
No
27
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E2
S8 ep2 "Dead in the Water" lengthy drowning scene
8 comments | Add comment
Is rape mentioned?
44 supporters
Yes
7
No
16
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E7
S10 ep7 "They Seek Him Here": mention of past event
3 comments | Add comment
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Yes
5
No
37
0
jamieblazej
S5
 E2
S5 E2 A woman is shown thrashing around, half-heartedly trying to attack another woman with her cane. The other woman grabs her by the arms when she drops her cane, but only to get her attention and stop her from being anymore violent.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
41
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E1
Ep. 'Garden of Death': A woman who is grieving is sexually harrassed, but not sexually assaulted (although he does touch her neck without consent but nowhere else)
20 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
16
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E4
S8 EP.4 "Bantling Boy": the victims who have been murdered have a cloth placed in their mouths to gag them, but only after they've died
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Bodily Harm
Yes
13
No
38
0
Ellie_red
S1
In 'The Killing at Badger's Drif' two people are stabbed to death____________'Death of a hollow man' a man slits his throat with an old fashioned razor, but we don't see blood, w hear gurgling though. Same episode a woman is slashed with a razor___________'Death in Disguise' someone found dead with a knife in them
8 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
20
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E3

'Electric Vendetta': the hands of two dead bodies are completely blackened/burnt.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Yes
3
No
18
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E1
S9 Ep.1"The House in the Woods": multiple characters are strangled/garroted with a thin wire. Seen on screen and then see the bodies with a cut around their necks
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
18
No
29
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': someone has an asthma attack, and then drowns when they fall in a river (they drown instantly upon hitting the water so there is no struggling in the water)
15 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
21
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E8
S8 Ep.8 "Midsomer Rhapsody": decapitation happens but we don't see gore - a man's head flies off with helmet on, at a distance, we don't see the face
3 comments | Add comment
Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Yes
4
No
46
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E7
S8 EP7 "Sauce for the Goose": we don't see any graphic gore, someone is crushed between a forklift with pallet and a wall
8 comments | Add comment
Is someone choked?
1 supporters
Yes
5
No
18
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E1
S10 ep 1 "Dance with the Dead": someone tries to choke another person with a chain but they survive
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
45
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. There is no fire in S5 Ep3 except a woman burning a letter.
15 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
50
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E1
Ep. 'Garden of Death': No one is buried alive, although there are dead bodies discovered buried in the ground
3 comments | Add comment
Is there body horror?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
46
Is there amputation?
16 supporters
Yes
3
No
51
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E5
Ep. 'Dark Autumn': the victims die by being stabbed in the neck, and the police say the heads were 'nearly decapitated' however they are not actually decapitated, and all we see is blood on the neck of the dead body.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
43
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. No head gets squashed in S5 ep3, although someone dies from their head being hit by a swinging church bell.
9 comments | Add comment
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
51
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
Yes
9
No
44
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E2
Ep. 'Destroying Angel': No person hangs, but there is a punch and judy show where the puppet is hanged
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
16
No
30
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. No one drowns in animal waste in S5 ep3, but someone has an asthma attack and then is pushed into the river and drowns (they die instantly on hitting the water & there is no struggle in the water)
16 comments | Add comment
Are any teeth damaged?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
50
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
28
Yes
6
No
45
0
Ellie_red
S2
 E2
(Strangler's Wood) Some broken bones are mentioned in a post mortem but we don't see them.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
50
0
Ellie_red
S6
 E4
'A Tale of Two Hamlets': no seizure, but someone has a heart attack while being electrocuted and we see it in slow motion, I don't know if this would be triggering
1 comment | Add comment
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
51
Yes
1
No
52
0
Ellie_red
S7
 E1
'The Green Man': no, although a character's foot gets caught in a bear trap, but we don't see any gore or close up
4 comments | Add comment
Is someone tortured?
57 supporters
Yes
6
No
46
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E1
Ep. 'Garden of Death': A woman is force fed poisoned food
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
45
0
Ellie_red
S1
Yes in 'Death in Disguise'
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
17
No
35
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E8
S8 Ep.8 "Midsomer Rhapsody": someone is pushed from a bridge into a river and dies, no gore
12 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
51
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E5
S9 Ep5 "Death in Chorus": implied. There's a dead body outside and someone says the crows have taken the eyes
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Yes
7
No
15
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E1
S10 ep 1 "Dance with the Dead": yes
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
52
0
Ellie_red
Although there are usually multiple murders in an episode, and we often see the dead body, there is not excessive gore and the injuries are usually things like stab wounds. If someone has been killed in a more gorey way (e.g. decapitation) we are usually not shown the injuries, and see the police's reaction to them seeing the body instead.
1 comment | Add comment
Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
51
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
10
No
45
0
Ellie_red
S1
Not a kid, but in 'Faithful Unto Death' an adult daughter dies and we see her parents crying
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
41
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E2
S9 Ep2 'Dead Letters': teen girls are sexualised by one of the characters
3 comments | Add comment
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
38
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
45
Does a major character die?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
32
No
3
Does a non-human character die?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
45
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
38
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
51
Yes
0
No
18
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
7
No
43
0
Ellie_red
S1
Not in series 1, but worth mentioning in 'Faithful Unto Death' someone is found dead after drinking heavily, however we find out this was not the cause of his death.
10 comments | Add comment
Family
Yes
7
No
47
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. No one is kidnapped in S5 ep
3 (the one about bell ringers)
5 comments | Add comment
Does a parent die?
10 supporters
Yes
15
No
31
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. No parents die in S5 ep
3, (the one about bell ringers)
11 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
1 supporters
Yes
44
No
7
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 Ep. 3 'Ring Out Your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode, however there is cheating in S5 ep3 (the one about bellringers)
16 comments | Add comment
Is a child's toy destroyed?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
49
Yes
12
No
8
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E7
'Last Year's Model': murder case of a mother who has died.
5 comments | Add comment
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
43
Yes
1
No
52
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E1
S8 Ep 1 "Things that go bump in the night": there are multiple seance scenes, and the woman doing them speaks in a voice which is supposed to be from someone dead, and appears possessed. There is also scary screaming heard around the room whilst this happens.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
5
No
49
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E4
Ep. 'Beyond the Grave': The main theme of this episode is someone believing there are ghosts and seeing strange things going on
4 comments | Add comment
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
4
No
50
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E4
S10 ep 4 "The Axeman Cometh": the killer dresses in a scary clown outfit
1 comment | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E3
S8 Ep.3 "Orchis Fatalis": first scene two people are walking through a river at about knee height, but there is no danger. We also very briefly see a pond, and later a man tries to jump onto a small punting boat which is on the river
6 comments | Add comment
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Are there razors?
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7 supporters
Yes
2
No
43
0
Ellie_red
S1
In 'Death of a Hollow Man' an old fashioned razor is often shown and is used as a murder weapon
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
7
No
43
0
Ellie_red
S2
 E2
(Strangler's Wood) A man is in the shower but he is not objectified and we don't see his body.
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
45
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E2
Ep. 'Destroying Angel': no mannequins, but punch and judy puppets are seen a lot in this episode
2 comments | Add comment
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
50
Does someone vomit?
59 supporters
Yes
12
No
42
3
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 ep3 'Ring out your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. No dogs vomit in S5 ep3, but a woman does. We see her put her head in the bushes and hear it happen
4 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
Yes
0
No
38
0
Ellie_red
S7
 E1

'The Green Man': no one is eaten, but there are scenes of a person being chased and bitten by police dogs, and of someone being bitten by a pet fox.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there on-screen pooping?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
38
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
3
No
42
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E3
S9 Ep3 "Vixen's Run": no spitting, but there's a really gross eating scene with lots of slurping and a burp at the end
1 comment | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
30 supporters
Yes
7
No
44
0
Ellie_red
Happens in some of the episodes during a murder, e.g. someone being stabbed with a pitchfork
1 comment | Add comment
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
51
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
Yes
37
No
3
1
Ellie_red
S1
In 'The Killing at Badgers Drift' and 'Faithful Unto Death' and 'Death in Disguise' Detective Barnaby searches a house he knows he doesn't have a warrant to enter.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
5
No
11
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E4
S9 Ep.4 "Down Among the Dead Men":
Discussion of a character previously being in a foreign jail. Not shown on screen
3 comments | Add comment
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Are there transphobic slurs?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Yes
0
No
35
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
22
Yes
1
No
40
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E1
S10 ep1 "Dance with the Dead": yes, quite a lot
1 comment | Add comment
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
20
Medical
Yes
1
No
51
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E3
'Electric Vendetta': No, but someone is murdered by being electrocuted (not by electrotherapy and not in a medical setting)
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
10
No
43
0
jamieblazej
S5
 E1
S5 E1 three people are murdered via drug overdose with a syringe. The needles are shown sometimes but no closeups of any needles being inserted
4 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E3
Ep 'Judgement Day': The detectives do an interview at a psychiatric hospital with the head doctor, talking about a previous patient who was there. It takes place in his office, and we don't see any patients being treated.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
39
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E3
S8 Ep.3 "Orchis Fatalis": near the end of the episode a man is in a hospital bed with a cast on his broken foot. We don't see anything more of the hospital
11 comments | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Yes
8
No
44
0
Ellie_red
S2
 E1
'Death's Shadow': One of the main characters in this episode has terminal cancer.
3 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
3
No
45
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E4
Ep. 'Beyond the Grave': A main theme of this episode is that a woman has a breakdown after her partner's death
2 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E4
S9 Ep.4 "Down Among the Dead Men":
A character has kleptomania
10 comments | Add comment
Yes
4
No
48
0
Ellie_red
S6
 E5
'Birds of Prey': a man presses a razor against his wrist, although he does not to cut it. One of the first scenes.
4 comments | Add comment
Is autism misrepresented?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
33
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E5
Ep. 'Dark Autumn': the murderer hallucinates
5 comments | Add comment
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
45
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E2
Ep. 'Blue Herrings': Someone says that in the past they were depressed and considered suicide, however they didn't
15 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
19
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E2
S9 Ep2 'Dead Letters': two scenes where this happens, including the very first scene. Two Characters are drugged before being murdered, this causes them to hallucinate voices telling them to kill themselves or others. It also makes them very disorientated and there is shakey cam
4 comments | Add comment
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Is there misophonia?
27 supporters
Yes
8
No
24
0
Ellie_red
S6
 E4
'A Tale of Two Hamlets': maybe? There are some horror sound effects
6 comments | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
38
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
44
Yes
1
No
52
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E5
Ep. 'Dark Autumn: not major, brief mention: SPOILERS ----A character discusses how their parent died years ago via suicide because they had an illness which caused them to loose their looks and become 'ugly', and so also lost their job as a sex worker. However none of this is shown on screen.
1 comment | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 ep3 'Ring out your Dead': not those words exactly, but someone says they wish they could overdose on their pills, although they don't try to
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
33
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E3
Ep 'Judgement Day': Not an anxiety attack but resembles one: a character is poisoned and we see the room spinning very fast timestamp 1:04:08 - 1:04:42
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
7
No
41
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E6
S8 EP6 "Hidden Depths": the detectives get trapped in a wine cellar. In another scene, a man is tied up and his head put inside a tv which is then filled with liquid
5 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E1
Ep. 'Garden of Death': no but be aware there is a scene where someone is forcefed
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
51
0
Ellie_red
S1
In 'Death in Disguise' not confirmed autistic, but there's a boy who doesn't speak, and Barnaby says 'can't or won't speak?' but someone corrects him, and he is much more understanding from there on and there are no more comments like this.
1 comment | Add comment
1
jamieblazej
S6
 E2
The first scene is extremely graphic and was very triggering to me. A man appears to kill himself by setting up a shotgun and indirectly pulling the trigger. The blast blowing open his chest is shown and it’s pretty sudden. I’d highly recommend skipping this scene because it was very disturbing and upsetting to me.
15 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
11
Yes
1
No
35
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E4
S9 Ep.4 "Down Among the Dead Men":
There's a short sea diving scene
1 comment | Add comment
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Yes
2
No
45
0
Ellie_red
S7
 E2
'Bad Tidings': not a baby, but you can hear a 3 year old crying off camera, the child is in no harm but there is a creepy atmosphere
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
13
No
29
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E2
S9 Ep2 'Dead Letters': strong shakey cam in two scenes when characters have been drugged
4 comments | Add comment
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Yes
3
No
2
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E1
S8 Ep 1 "Things that go bump in the night": prolonged screaming at the start when a woman finds a dead body. Goes on for longer than usually happens in most midsomer episodes. There's also a scene later during a seance where scary screaming is heard around the room
1 comment | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E1
Ep. 'Garden of Death': the word 'bitch' is used a lot but that's it
2 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E3
S9 Ep3 "Vixen's Run": sudden bright flashes
6 comments | Add comment
Paranoia
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E2
This happens a lot in Midsomer Murders, and is in most episodes (e.g. a killer watching a victim, or a nosey neighbour watching next door). Some examples include: S8 ep2 "Dead in the Water" characters watched by police via a telescope, and take pictures of these suspects
1 comment | Add comment
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
51
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
49
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
1
No
52
0
jamieblazej
S5
 E2
A woman references getting pregnant young and giving up her child in the hospital years earlier but that’s all.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
2
No
50
0
In season 9 episode 2 “Dead Letters” there is talk of an abortion which lead to a death.
3 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S1
'Death of a Hollow Man' a character is pregnant
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
50
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E7
S10 ep7 "They Seek Him Here": not shown onscreen, but discussions of multiple miscarriages in the past
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
51
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E2
S9 Ep2 'Dead Letters': not shown on screen, but discussed that someone previously died during an abortion
1 comment | Add comment
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
31 supporters
Yes
6
No
42
0
Ellie_red
S2
 E4
Ep 'Blood Will Out': Throughout this episode Barnaby's family forces him onto a diet so he will lose weight
2 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S1
'Written in blood'
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
51
1
invadermac
In a few episodes
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
37
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E2
Troy uses the word p**f to refer to someone who is gay
4 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
49
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
49
Yes
9
No
41
2
EmGou
Sgt Troy often uses offensive terms, particularly when talking about LGBT people. DCI Barnaby usually points it out to him quickly and tells him off.

Additionally, some outdated vocabulary is used in the early series.
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
43
0
Ellie_red
S6
 E5
'Birds of Prey': no, although a white man has a room full of collected African items
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
44
0
jamieblazej
S5
 E1
S5 E1 a queer woman is murdered. Her sexuality isn’t revealed until later in the episode, when it’s confirmed that she was dating/hooking up with a woman
2 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S1
In 'The Killing at Badger's Drift' a man in a wheelchair is referred to as a 'cripple' on one occasion
8 comments | Add comment
Are there n-words?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
54
Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
47
Race
Is there blackface?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
Relationships
Yes
21
No
26
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E3
'Electric Vendetta': Between a woman in her 30s? And an older man
15 comments | Add comment
Religious
Yes
3
No
17
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E1
S8 Ep 1 "Things that go bump in the night": someone suggests they pray, but no lengthy discussions about religion.
3 comments | Add comment
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
36
Sex
Yes
25
No
28
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E3
'Electric Vendetta': Mild, a couple make out in a field, sexual references
17 comments | Add comment
Yes
11
No
36
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E1
S10 ep 1 "Dance with the Dead": there's a character who is a retired man who does photography, he has a room full of erotic photos of young women. There's also a scene where's at a dance taking photos of just the girls/women (unsure if under/over aged), including encouraging them to show their stockings
7 comments | Add comment
Yes
9
No
37
0
Ellie_red
S8
 E1
S8 Ep 1 "Things that go bump in the night": an older man's naked back and bum is shown
10 comments | Add comment
Is there bestiality?
50 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
45
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Yes
4
No
22
0
Ellie_red
S9
 E2
S9 Ep2 'Dead Letters': short scene where a couple are laughing and spanking eachother with a tree branch in bed
4 comments | Add comment
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
20
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
Yes
14
No
47
2
Anonymous
Many, many incestuous relationships. Practically once a season.
9 comments | Add comment
Sexism
Yes
0
No
47
Sickness
Yes
2
No
49
0
Ellie_red
S1
Not a stroke, but in 'Death in Disguise' someone has a heart attack ***SPOILERS*** and someone witholds their medication, which causes their death
3 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E2
Ep. 'Blue Herrings': Someone has a terminal illness
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
38
0
Ellie_red
S10
 E2
S10 ep 2 "The Animal Within" an elderly man has gone missing at the beginning of the episode, and police ask if he had dementia, however he did not
9 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
20
0
Ellie_red
S2
 E2
'Stragglers Wood': an elderly woman is dying
2 comments | Add comment
Social
Yes
5
No
47
0
Ellie_red
S3
 E1
Ep. 'Death of a Stranger': There is a character who is homeless, he is portrayed as incoherant, and everyone (including police) refer to him as a 'tramp', and someone calls him a 'stinky tramp'
4 comments | Add comment
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
Yes
2
No
44
0
Ellie_red
S6
 E3
'Painted in Blood': technically yes, but used by a character for a disguise, and only seen briefly
1 comment | Add comment
Is existentialism debated?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
21
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
37
Yes
10
No
30
2
thepsychoticsarah
Sometimes it’s not satisfactory ending or it’s bitter sweet ending.
3 comments | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Yes
17
No
37
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 ep3 'Ring out your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. There are no car crashes or near crashes in S5 ep3
18 comments | Add comment
Yes
22
No
13
0
Ellie_red
S1
Happens in multiple episodes, as it's a recurring joke that a main character's driving is bad
5 comments | Add comment
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Yes
11
No
44
0
Ellie_red
S4
 E4
Ep. 'Who Killed Cock Robin?': Someone is hit by a car and injured but still alive
7 comments | Add comment
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
53
Is there blood/gore?
34 supporters
Yes
48
No
2
1
jamieblazej
S6
 E2
A man is graphically shot in the chest with a shotgun and there is a decent amount of blood. The body is repeatedly shown with excessive blood spatter. His housekeeper finds his body and goes around the town telling everyone about how much blood there was, etc.
10 comments | Add comment
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
20
No
34
1
Ellie_red
S5
 E3
S5 ep3 'Ring out your Dead': the other comment is describing the wrong episode. One person is drowned in S5 ep3, but it is instant upon them falling in the water
22 comments | Add comment
Yes
23
No
28
1
jamieblazej
S6
 E2
In the beginning of the episode there is an extremely graphic killing. A man is shot through the chest with a shotgun. The aftermath is shown repeatedly and is pretty grisly.
24 comments | Add comment