Midsomer Murders viewers all saying the same thing about show's return

Neil Dudgeon stars in the show

Midsomer Murders returned with a brand new one-off episode on Sunday night and viewers are all saying the same thing about the show. 

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The beloved ITV detective series saw the return of Neil Dudgeon and Nick Hendrix as DCI John Barnaby and his sidekick DS Jamie Winter, who were faced with a series of murders which left each victim staged to look like scarecrows. 

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Fans were overjoyed to have the show back on their screens and took to Twitter to praise the episode, with one person writing: "I thoroughly enjoyed the new episode of Midsomer Murders! I have missed it on the TV. I watched every episode during lockdown for the first time," while another added: "I ADORE Midsomer Murders so much, this is the greatest piece of TV I've ever watched."

A third viewer commented: "Really enjoying tonight's new episode of #MidsomerMurders. It's always a joy to see @dudgeon_neil, @FionaDolman and co. And just how good it is, too, to see the legend that is #DavidYip back on our screens!" while another tweeted: "So pleased to see the return of #midsomermurders. Perfect Sunday night viewing!"

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Viewers were also left emotional by the special retrospective documentary, Midsomer Murders - 25 Years of Mayhem, which aired before the new episode to celebrate 25 years on screen. 

Fans praised the new episode

One person tweeted: "That's actually made me a little emosh. Here's to at least 25 more years!" while another added: "Happy 25th Anniversary #MidsomerMurders. Still excellent fun storylines and acting. 25 years of entertainment and here's to more to come."

A third fan commented: "#MidsomerMurders is still one of the best shows around. Some cracking memories here."

Unfortunately, the series won't be airing a new episode on ITV next week as the channel has yet to announce the official airdates for season 22's fifth and sixth episodes – however, they are expected to debut later this year, as season 23 is already in production.

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