Midsomer Murders

A Dying Art

Series 18 - Episode 4 A Dying Art



Nobody would call DCI Barnaby a firebrand. Once again he cracks a murder case mainly through placid patience and steady unflappability.

He and Nelson do the rounds of suspects, questioning, probing, enquiring about alibis. Then they do them all over again to ask about the lies they were told first time round, with a “Let’s try the truth this time…”

And through all this, Barnaby’s worst show of anger is when he occasionally purses his lips like someone who has just realised he’s forgotten his wallet. The murder involves a new sculpture park, where the latest exhibit turns out to be Corpse in Gold Paint.


Art comes to the Midsomer village of Angel's Rise with the opening of a new sculpture park, but when its launch is marred by murder, DCI Barnaby and DS Nelson are called to investigate. However, they must deal with an apparently unexplainable broken locket found near the scene of the crime, a host of suspects, and a complex web of deception. As the crime solving duo inspect further, they find they have to get creative to solve a case where art imitates death and everything has a deeper meaning.

Cast & Crew

DCI John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon
DS Charlie Nelson Gwilym Lee
Daniel Fargo David Bamber
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman
Simeon Rowling Denis Lill
Alexandra Monkford Cherie Lunghi
Summer Pitt Saskia Reeves
Tony Pitt Adrian Scarborough
Lance Auden Ramon Tikaram
Dr Kim Karimore Manjinder Virk
Helena Pitt Charlotte Beaumont
Fabian Monkford Jolyon Coy
Brandon Monkford David Gant
Brin Dunne John Hollingworth
Rachel Monkford Cara Horgan
Clemmy Staples Cat Simmons
Killion Staples Michael Wildman
Director Matt Carter
Executive Producer Jo Wright
Executive Producer Kim Crowther
Producer Phil Hunter
Writer Jeff Povey
Writer Caroline Graham
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