Midsomer Murders

Drawing Dead

Series 20 - Episode 3 Drawing Dead



There’s bonkers and then there’s this. You can’t possibly take anything seriously when most of the characters are dressed up as comic-book heroes. Even DC Winter is sporting some sort of Super Chicken outfit.

DCI Barnaby is definitely out of his comfort zone – and out of Midsomer because he’s investigating a murder in the village of Carver Valley. It’s hosting its seventh annual comic festival run by Timothy Argo, whose father was murdered a few years earlier. Add to the mix a supermodel in a coma, a hotly contested election for position of sheriff, an arrogant comic-book writer who is making a comeback (played by Bill Bailey), several strange marriages and you’ve got more outlandish suspects with convoluted motives than a game of Cluedo.


A comic convention is held in Carver Valley, but the event gets off to a sinister start when the latest creation of a mysterious writer is stolen from the organiser's house and burned. Barnaby takes up the case, which turns murderous when a former supermodel is killed during the event. The only clue is an unusual issue of the missing comics, which seems to reveal the dark secrets of six local people - and provides the police with six likely suspects. Guest starring Bill Bailey and Jemma Redgrave.

Cast & Crew

DCI John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon
DS Jamie Winter Nick Hendrix
Fleur Perkins Annette Badland
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman
Darwin Chipping Bill Bailey
Dr Juno Starling Jemma Redgrave
Stella Starling Ruby Bentall
Barrett Lounds Nicholas Burns
Murray Eccbeer Ben Caplan
Isaac Starling Nicholas Farrell
Ruth Crane Ellen Thomas
Timothy Argo Will Brown
Bluebell Eccbeer Eloise Joseph
Zennia Lounds Elena Saurel
Jerome Buchanan Josh Williams
Francesca Lounds Heather Wright
Director Toby Frow
Executive Producer Jonathan Fisher
Executive Producer Michele Buck
Producer Guy Hescott
Writer Jeff Povey
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