8:30pm – Sunday, February 12 on ABC1
When the body of a farmer is found in the middle of a stone circle in Midsomer Mow suspicion is pointed at local druids. The murdered man, Alex Preston (Justin Shelvin), had planned to plough Gorse Meadow, making Crowcall Circle inaccessible to the group led by high priests Ezra Canning (Alan Williams) and Leticia Clifford (Susan Brown).
Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon) and Jones (Jason Hughes) are joined in their investigation by new pathologist Kate Wilding.
Local copper Sgt Gibson (Lee Ross) brings Jones up to speed with local gossip – Ezra had been cautioned for issuing threats against Preston.
Meanwhile, the dead man’s widow Eleanor (Claudia Harrison) has disappeared. Later that night, a gutted hare is left on the bloodstone and historian Caradoc Singer (Robert Pugh) tells Barnaby it’s a warning.
Eleanor returns, claiming to have been with friends. However, Sgt Gibson says he saw her car in Causton.
Her phone calls link her to fencing coach Aidan Hardy (Noah Huntley).
At her cottage, Leticia shows Barnaby that sacred ley lines run through the stone circle. Later, she phones Ezra, convinced she has made an exciting discovery. But before she can share her theory, she is stabbed to death.
Evan Jago (Richard Leaf), a poacher and petty thief, attacks Sgt Gibson and disappears after a charity box is stolen from the village pub.