Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?

Midsomer Murders is available on DVD, whether you are looking for a season or a complete set consisting of seasons one to 20 via Amazon.

Midsomer Murders is one of the flagship crime drama series for ITV which has stood the test of time. First premiering in 1997, the series is still ongoing and showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.

Though the advent of English streaming services like BritBox and Acorn TV have made the series accessible in the US, there are those that still believe in having a physical copy to purchase in the form of a DVD set.

Luckily, Midsomer Murders is still one of the series which still make their seasons available in this physical form which can be purchased via online retailers. Moreover, a complete set of seasons one to 20 is also available for purchase.

How many seasons of Midsomer Murders are there?

Midsomer Murders is one of the longest running crime drama series which has continued to garner new audiences since it first premiered in 1997. To date, the series has 22 seasons under its belt.

Season 22 which premiered in April 2021, surprisingly concluded in May 2022 as the fourth episode of the season titled “Scarecrow Murders” aired as a one-off special, almost a year since the premiere of the first episode of the six hour-long episodical season.

For seasons with the original Barnaby, John Nettles, fans need to watch seasons one to 13, as Neil Dudgeon has been the leading Barnaby from season 14 until season 22, after taking over as DCI John Barnaby.

Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?

DVDs might not be as popular as they once were with the advent of paid-subscription services, which almost but nullified the physical format.

This is as streaming services offer almost similar features as DVDs without the risk of damage to the DVD through scratches which is a common occurrence with this type of physical format.

But while there are many that have embraced the new way of consuming content, there are still traditionalists who want to purchase the physical DVD copy of Midsomer Murders. As such, DVDs of the hit ITV crime drama are still widely available via Amazon.

Whether it is looking for its earlier seasons which had John Nettles in the lead role of DCI Tom Barnaby, before he left the role in 2011 to pursue other acting opportunities.

Most of these being reissues including season 1, season 2, season 3 and season 4, season 5, season 6, season 7, season 8, season 9, season 10, season 11, season 12 and season 13.

However, more than the reissues and DVDs of seasons which had Nettles as Barnaby at the helm, those that feature Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby are available too.

This includes all the seasons to date from season 14, season 15, season 16, season 17, season 18, season 19: Part One and Part Two, season 20, season 21 and season 22.

Moreover, while there is the option of purchasing a set of seasons like the purchasing of a DVD set of season 7 to season 9, there is also the option of purchasing the entire series DVD pack.

However, do understand that this pack contains season one to season 20, without seasons 21 and 22 part of the package.

Can you buy Midsomer Murders to read?

While you cannot buy Midsomer Murder books to read, you can buy the books which inspired the series.

A now publicly known fact is that while Midsomer Murders is not inspired by true events, it is inspired by the series of novels by English writer Caroline Graham.

Initially looking to find her success as an actress or radio personality, after she set out to become one of the greatest writers, she would strike gold with releasing her series of novels based on the investigation and personal life of Chief Inspector John Barnaby.

The first of the books was originally published in 1987, a decade before the series would premiere on ITV. The title of the book was The Killings at Badger’s Drift.

Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?
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Where can I buy the books?

Similar to the DVDs, the series of novels by Caroline Graham which inspired the ITV hit crime mystery series are widely available on Amazon.

For the purpose of the article, they will be shared in the order of their release for The Killings at Badger’s Drift. Note, the links are shared for kindle books, but each has the option of purchasing the paperback version of the book including:

Book name Year of release Where to buy
Death of a Hollow Man
1989 Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?
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Death in Disguise
1992 Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?
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Written in Blood
1995 Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?
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Faithful Unto Death
1996 Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?
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A Place of Safety
1999 Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?
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A Ghost in the Machine
2004 Can you buy Midsomer Murders on DVD?
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Where can I buy the Midsomer Murders: 25 Years of Mayhem DVD?

It seems that the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration special which was released by ITV in celebration of the milestone of Midsomer Murders celebrating 25 years since it first premiered on the channel in 1997, is not available on DVD.

Meaning that the special was released as a special documentary going down memory lane featuring original cast members like John Nettles and Jane Wymark.

While it might not be available in DVD format, the special has yet to also make its arrival on ITV’s supported streaming service Acorn TV. Possibly, its arrival will coincide on both platforms.

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