After a three months hiatus, Midsomer Murders returns to ITV with episode 20×04 “The Lions of Causton” (starring Outlander‘s Richard Rankin) in a new time-slot on Monday nights (instead of Sunday).
Considering ITV’s erratic scheduling, there’s unfortunately no guarantee that this means we will get Andrew Gower‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” two weeks later. *
We will try to confirm the dates for the remaining episodes as soon as possible!
* Unfortunately it appears that ITV is again only showing one episode before sending S20 on yet another hiatus.
According to actor Ryan Hayes‘s Instagram, who will play Constable Hatch in Andrew‘s upcoming fantasy-noir series Carnival Row, the Amazon Prime production is in its final stages! The actor was called in for an ADR (automated dialogue replacement) session which is usually done towards the end of the editing and post-production process.
Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne will star in the series that is scheduled to be released later this year.
With his roles in the upcoming final season of Poldark, Carnival Row and his guest appearance on Midsomer Murders, fans of Andrew Gower really have a lot to look forward to this year!
Thanks to the Radio Times we can now confirm that series 20 of British detective drama Midsomer Murders will return to ITV on Sunday 19 May 2019! ITV had previously only shown the first two episodes before giving the time slot to period drama Victoria.
Although only episode 3 “Drawing Dead” shows up on their website, it also says “episode 3 of 6”, so we’re hoping that there won’t be another hiatus and all four remaining episodes of S20, including Andrew‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” will be shown. He is joined by fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland (series regular), Richard Rankin (“The Lions of Causton”) and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins (“Send in the Clowns”).
ETA: Midsomer Murders will actually go back on hiatus after only one episode is shown. It will be replaced by detective drama Vera on Sunday 26 May.
We’ll keep you updated when it returns.
Season 20 of British detective drama Midsomer Murders is finally also coming to Australia! Catch all episodes on Foxtel Chan 105.
Andrew Gower is guest starring in the last episode of the season, “Send in the Clowns”, joining fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland (new series regular), Richard Rankin (ep 04) and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins (ep 06).
- 20×01 The Ghost of Causton Abbey: 20 April 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
- 20×02 Death of the Small Copper: 27 April 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
- 20×03 Drawing Dead: 4 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
- 20×04 The Lions of Causton: 11 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
- 20×05 Till Death Do Us Part: 18 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
- 20×06 Send in the Clowns: 25 May 2019, 8:30 – 10:30pm
Season 20 of Midsomer Murders has already aired in several other countries, including the USA and Canada, Norway and Sweden, South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands, France, New Zealand and (partially) in the UK.
Thank you to Twitter user sistalma for the heads up!
Unfortunately, not even DigitalSpy can answer these questions for sure. In their article they discuss the reasons why beloved British procedural Midsomer Murders disappeared so quickly after only two episodes of Series 20 aired in its home country.
Midsomer fans watching on ITV had already endured a lengthy wait before getting to enjoy the latest episodes: series 20 only launched in the UK in March of this year, but all six episodes have been available in the US through the streaming services Acorn TV and BritBox since May 2018.
British TV shows being released in the US first before being broadcast in the UK is not unprecedented: ITV’s Victoria, the show that coincidentally replaced Midsomer Murders on Sunday nights, was also shown stateside first. DigitalSpy also admits that the 10-month wait British Midsomer Murder fans had to suffer are “unusual”.
In a statement to Digital Spy, an ITV spokesperson said: “Each Midsomer Murders film is a self-contained story and consequently it gives us the flexibility to play as special episodes in the schedule rather than as a series.”
ITV keeps quiet about when we might expect to see the remaining four episodes but Victoria’s series finale will air on 12 May which leaves the Sunday time slot open again. Unfortunately, this is no guarantee that we will get to Andrew‘s episode “Send in the Clowns” (the last in the series) anytime soon.
According to the Radio Times, tonight’s episode of Midsomer Murders‘ season 20 “Death of the Small Coppers” is the last one, ITV will be airing for now. The time slot will be taken over by Coronation Street and the new season of historical drama Victoria.
There’s no information as to when Midsomer Murders (including Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns”) will return to British TV.
The first two episodes of Midsomer Murders series 20 air in March 2019 […]. A further four feature-length episodes will be scheduled later in 2019, completing the six-episode run.
(Source: Radio Times)
We found a small update on Running Naked, the movie Andrew filmed last summer alongside Matthew McNulty (Misfits, Black Work) and Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row, Ark), and directed by Victor Buhler, on the production company’s website:
(Source: NoW Films)
Great to hear post-productions is going well and that we should be able to see Running Naked later in 2019. Together with the release of Midsomer Murders (UK premiere), Poldark and Carnival Row, this is shaping up to be a great year for all of Andrew’s fans!
It looks like ITV is ready to finally air season 20 of their popular detective drama Midsomer Murders in the UK. Andrew Gower appeared as a guest star in the last episode of the season, “Send in the Clowns”, joining fellow Outlander alumni Annette Badland, Richard Rankin and Being Human‘s Jason Watkins.
Mirror Online mentioned the return of Midsomer Murders to British television next month in an article about “Famous faces” who’ve been killed in the show over the years, and it was also confirmed by Annette Badland via her Twitter account.
ITV was unable to confirm the news or give a certain air date upon inquiry but they didn’t deny the news either. (ETA2: The launch of season 20 on 10 March 2019 is now confirmed!)
Thank you for your email regarding series 20 of Midsomer Murders and delighted you are such a fan of the series.
I am afraid we are not in a position to confirm a schedule date for the above programme at this time as we can only confirm schedule dates 10 days in advance. It will of course be advertised nearer the time, please keep an eye on our website below and listing magazines for further updates.
Season 20 of Midsomer Murders has already aired in several other countries, including the USA and Canada, Norway and Sweden, South Africa, Belgium and the Netherlands, France, and is currently airing in New Zealand.
As always, we’ll keep you updated as soon as we learn more!
ETA: Please note that the following is only pure speculation at this point!
Last year season 19 held the Sunday 8pm time slot which is currently occupied by the new season of Endeavour. According to IMDb and epguides season 6 of Endeavour has 4 episodes which places the airdate of the last episode on 3 March 2019 leaving the time slot free for Midsomer Murders to take starting 10 March 2019.
( * not confirmed yet)
Andrew’s French fans can catch his Midsomer Murders episode “Send in the Clowns” (Inspecteur Barnaby “Faîtes entrer les clowns”) tonight at 9pm on France3.
Un clown maléfique terrorise les habitants de Swynton Magna depuis l’arrivée du cirque Ferabbee’s. Barnaby et Winter se rendent sur place afin de mettre fin aux agissements du mauvais plaisant. Leur enquête prend un tour dramatique lorsqu’un clown abat accidentellement son partenaire en pleine représentation. Fleur découvre bientôt que le clown n’est pas l’auteur du coup de feu fatal. Le cirque et son propriétaire semblent être l’objet d’une véritable campagne d’intimidation, d’autant que le terrain sur lequel il est installé est l’enjeu d’un conflit entre deux frères ennemis. […]
La dernière enquête inédite d’Inspecteur Barnaby, c’est ce dimanche 03 Février sur France 3. L’épisode sera ensuite disponible en replay et en streaming sur france.tv.
Another country just started airing season 20 of Midsomer Murders.
According to stuff.co.nz Midsomer Murders returns to Prime in New Zealand on 19 January 2019. If a new episode is shown every week, Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns” should air on Saturday, 23 February 2019.
ETA: “Send in the Clowns” might air at a later day as the Midsomer Murders broadcast seems to be delayed by a rugby live transmission.
We’ll update this page as soon as we know more!
Air dates for Midsomer Murders season 20 on Prime:
- 20×01 The Ghost of Causton Abbey: 19 January 2019, 7:30pm
- 20×02 Death of the Small Copper: 2 February 2019, 7:30pm
- 20×03 Drawing Dead: 9 February 2019, 7:30pm
- 20×04 The Lions of Causton: 16 February 2019, 7:30pm
- 20×05 Till Death Do Us Part: 23 February 2019, 7:30pm
- 20×06 Send in the Clowns: 2 March 2019, 7:30pm
News reached us that Season 20 of Midsomer Murders (including Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns”) is also shown in Belgium and The Netherlands.
Unfortunately the information that NPO1 in the Netherlands airs the episodes every Wednesday evening only reached us this morning – the morning after “Send in the Clowns” was broadcast! Good news is that the episode is still available online if you missed it or would like to watch it again!
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In Belgium, Eén is the Dutch-language TV station for Midsomer Murders – we are still trying to confirm airdates and times for the episodes. We’ll update this post as soon as we get more info!
ETA: “Send in the Clowns” aired on 12 October 2018 in Belgium, but it is also still available to watch online here.
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If you have any information about Midsomer Murders Season 20 in your country, please e-mail us or send us a tweet, so we can update the website! Thanks a million!
In the meantime, visit our Midsomer Murders Gallery for screencaps of Andrew’s episode!
Season 20 of Midsomer Murders is currently shown on Universal TV in South Africa.
This week you can still catch Andrew’s Outlander co-star Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield MacKenzie) in episode 20×04 “The Lions of Causton” which means Andrew’s episode 20×06 “Send in the Clowns” should air on 21 October with repeats in the following week.
Check the Universal TV Midsomer Murders page for more information!
It is still unknown when Season 20 will air in the UK. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything.
If you know of any airdates in your country, we’d love to hear about it! Just drop us an e-mail and we’ll update the website. Thank you very much for your support, it is much appreciated!
Did you attend the Outlander convention in New Jersey this weekend?
We are still trying to find more pictures of Andrew from this event!
If you took any pictures yourself OR saw any online, please contact us! We’d love to add them to our gallery.
Photographer Terri Squires gave us friendly permission to use her set of pictures from Andrew’s panels on Saturday (18 August) and Sunday (19 August) and you can find them in our gallery.
Our gallery has also been updated with 180 hi-res screencaps from Andrew’s Midsomer Murders episode “Send in the Clowns“.
Season 20 of Midsomer Murders is now available on Norwegian streaming platform TV 2 Sumo! The first episode “The Ghost of Causton Abbey” was released on 25 May 2018, which means Andrew’s episode “Send in the Clowns” should air on 29 June 2018 (assuming they will release one episode per week).
Sweden will follow suit and start showing season 20 on 26 June 2018 on svt1.
There’s no release date for the UK yet but we’ll keep you posted!
This completely slipped our radar but Andrew was not only cast in an episode for popular British detective drama Midsomer Murders, his episode was already released on BritBox and AcornTV in the US and Canada.
Andrew plays Harry Ferabbee in season 20, episode 6 “Send in the Clowns”.
Things take a gruesome turn when Ferraees Circus comes to town, bringing with it a chain of sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and deathly dangerous circus acts. Barnaby will have to face up to his fears in order to solve the case.