Midsomer Murders (1997– )
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A Vintage Murder 

When people start collapsing at the launch tasting of Midsomer Vineyard's newest sparkling wine, Kate Wilding discovers that the glasses had been laced with slug pellets.


Nicholas Laughland (as Nick Laughland)


Lisa Holdsworth (screenplay), Caroline Graham (based on characters by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Dudgeon ... DCI John Barnaby
Gwilym Lee ... DS Charlie Nelson
Fiona Dolman ... Sarah Barnaby
Tamzin Malleson ... Kate Wilding
Claire Bloom ... Matilda Stowe
Mark Bonnar ... William Carnarvon
Sabrina Bartlett ... Tina Tyler
Max Bennett ... Kevin Paynton
Rosie Cavaliero ... Judy Tyler
Wayne Foskett ... Roger Tyler
Ruth Gemmell ... Diana Carnarvon
Selina Griffiths Selina Griffiths ... Elspeth Rice
Tom Rhys Harries ... Ryan Carnarvon
Jaye Jacobs ... PC Carolyn Florrie
Naoko Mori ... Nadia Simons


William Carnarvon's Midsomer Vinae winery is launching a new sparkling white in the presence of waspish critic Nadia Simons when several guests are poisoned, though not fatally. William's wife Diana tells Barnaby of the opposition to the vineyard by a local group led by nurse Elspeth Rice but Elspeth claims that the vineyard has caused pollution and was indirectly responsible for the death of little Jessica Tyler, killed by a hit and run driver after a wine-tasting. Nadia was a prime suspect and soon afterwards she is killed. The vineyard is in financial trouble and hotelier Lewis Paynton, who is in love with Diana, offers to buy it but he is the next victim. Crime of passion, revenge killing or means of keeping somebody quiet, there is further sabotage and an abduction before Barnaby discovers who committed a vintage murder. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








Release Date:

18 February 2015 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Ruth Gemmell plays Diana Carnarvon in this episode. She previously played the role of Anne Merrick in episode 9.1, Midsomer Murders: The House in the Woods (2005). See more »


[first lines]
Kevin Paynton: Mr Carnarvon.
William Carnarvon: Kevin, I can see a lot of empty glasses; please make sure that everyone's topped up. Good lad.
Kevin Paynton: Absolutely. Thank you.
William Carnarvon: Thank you.
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Best episode so far this season
23 February 2015 | by bholness-2See all my reviews

This episode was the best so far this season. It was enjoyable and thoroughly entertaining. When the solution was revealed, it made sense. I was concerned when the new cast was implemented. I was afraid the quality of the series might suffer. But this is even better than the original. Also the original series did not have anyone of color in it. Which is unrealistic in this day and age. The PC's in the prior series didn't add much to the story, They could've been written out and the storyline would not have been impacted. This series PC is a vital part of the storyline. Kudos to the cast and the writers for a job well done!!

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