The 22nd series of ITV drama Midsomer Murders has officially started shooting.
Boasting a returning cast of Neil Dudgeon (DCI John Barnaby), Nick Hendrix (DS Jamie Winter) and Annette Badland (Dr Fleur Perkins), the new episodes explore an eclectic bunch of crimes.
The two investigators come across an urban myth becoming a blood-splattered reality; a murder-mystery weekend; a scarecrow festival and an amateur dramatics company hiding a deadly secret.
Thankful to get back on set after the COVID-19 delay, Dudgeon commented: "Everyone is excited to get back to work. Sadly there won't be as much hugging and kissing on set as usual but we've all got to make sacrifices!
"It's bound to be a bit strange at first with all the safety protocols but hopefully we can all keep each other safe and shoot another great series."
Executive producer Michele Buck promised: "We will have our signature mix of tantalising mysteries, wonderful guest stars and stunning locations while also maintaining a safe working environment for all our cast and crew in these current challenging circumstances."
Guest stars announced for the new series are Sherlock's Amanda Abbington, Father Brown actor Mark Williams and The Musketeers' Maimie McCoy.
Midsomer Murders returns next year on ITV.
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