Midsomer Murders

Written in the Stars

Series 15 - Episode 3 Written in the Stars



An otherwise ordinary day in the homicide capital of Europe is plunged into chaos when a meteorite kills a local astronomer during a total eclipse of the sun. 

As Barnaby and Jones are called in to investigate, they uncover more than they bargained for among Midsomer Stanton's seemingly harmless stargazing community. It transpires that the dead man's mission to preserve a Bronze Age heritage site housing a 1930s observatory was surrounded by a seething hotbed of sexual intrigue and academic rivalry. Patrick Moore would be appalled.


As darkness covers Midsomer Stanton during a total eclipse of the sun, Jeremy Harper is killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite. The victim was a leading light in the village - an amateur astronomer who was passionate about preserving Moonstone Ridge, a Bronze Age heritage site housing a 1930s observatory. Barnaby and Jones are called in to investigate, and the duo discover that intrigue, sexual tension and academic rivalry are rife among the local stargazing community. Murder mystery, guest starring Maureen Lipman and Kenny Ireland, with Neil Dudgeon and Jason Hughes.

Cast & Crew

DCI John Barnaby Neil Dudgeon
DS Ben Jones Jason Hughes
Sarah Barnaby Fiona Dolman
Kate Wilding Tamzin Malleson
Lawrence Janson Harry Hadden-Paton
George Dormer Kenny Ireland
Gagan Dutta Soraya Radford
Peter Groves Jay Taylor
Adrian Sharp Barnaby Kay
Mags Dormer Maureen Lipman
Jeremy Harper Tim Wallers
Catrina Harper Clare Calbraith
Tanya Walker Kelly Price
Harry Dutta Ace Bhatti
Jack Clough Charles Daish
Director Renny Rye
Producer Jo Wright
Writer Steve Trafford
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