Midsomer Murders

Saints and Sinners

Series 18 - Episode 5 Saints and Sinners



Welcome to Midsomer Cicely: a lovely village full of unlovely villagers. It’s also full of archaeologists who are working on a dig at a local farm and who fit right in – they’re all nasty characters who hate each other.

So in short: a nest of vipers inside another nest of vipers. Plenty for Barnaby to work his snake-charming skills on when one of the archaeologists is murdered – chloroformed then buried alive, in what turns out to be the evening’s least colourful murder method.

Possible motives are everywhere: professional rivalry, sibling rivalry, relic rivalry (the dig uncovered bones that might discredit a martyr’s remains at the local church). “Be sure that your sins will find you out,” one cleric tells another, which should be the Causton CID mission statement. Or on Barnaby’s coat of arms.


A Saint's bones are discovered during an archaeological dig, causing a stir in the village of Midsomer Cicely. However, when the dig's leader is murdered, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson are presented with a complex investigation as they hunt for the perpetrator. As the duo unearth more evidence, they soon discover that it is not only skeletons that have been long buried in the hallowed ground. Detective drama, starring Neil Dudgeon, Gwilym Lee, Manjinder Virk, Fiona Dolman and Malcolm Sinclair.

Cast & Crew

DCI John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon
DS Charlie Nelson Gwilym Lee
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman
Christopher Corby Aden Gillett
Jared Horton Ralf Little
Penny Henderson Julia Sawalha
Valerie Horton Ruth Sheen
Rev Peter Corby Malcolm Sinclair
Dr Kam Karimore Manjinder Virk
Alex Dyer Jonathan Aris
Bartholomew Hines Kingsley Ben-Adir
Dexter Ingram Stefano Braschi
Hannah Dewsbrough Gabrielle Lloyd
Noah Sawney Edward MacLiam
Rhiannon Sawney Pippa Nixon
Zoe Dyer Kim Vithana
Director Renny Rye
Executive Producer Jo Wright
Executive Producer Kim Crowther
Producer Phil Hunter
Writer Lisa Holdsworth
Writer Caroline Graham
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