Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Dark Autumn is the 18th feature-length installment of the off-and-on British TV crime series Midsomer Murders. This time, self-effacing Detective Constable Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and his assistant Detective Sergeant Troy (Daniel Casey) head to the rural village of Goodman's Land, where the local postman has been murdered. It is soon revealed that the victim fancied himself the village Lothario, and that several men -- mostly outraged husbands -- had good reason to wish him ill. Eventually another murder occurs, which is not altogether bad news for Troy, who has grown fond of attractive local female Police Constable Jay Nash (Gillian Kearney). Series regulars Jane Wymark (as Joyce Barnaby) and Barry Jackson (as Dr. George Bullard) make brief appearances. First telecast in England by ITV on September 16, 2001, Midsomer Murders: Dark Autumn made its American TV bow over the A&E cable network on January 5, 2002.