The British detective drama revolves around DCI Barnaby's efforts to solve numerous murders that take place in the fictional English county of Midsomer. The current lead character is DCI John Barnaby, who is the younger cousin of former lead character DCI Tom Barnaby. The Barnabys have worked with several different sergeants throughout the run of the show, including Sgt Gavin Troy, Sgt Dan Scott, Sgt Ben Jones and Sgt Charlie Nelson. Written by
The deadliest county in England.
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A large number of actors have appeared in more than one episode of Midsomer Murders, sometimes as characters in an episode after their first incarnation has been horribly murdered. The first time this happened was with Richard Cant and Elizabeth Spriggs, who appeared in the episode Dead Letters (2006) nine years after they had both been murdered in the episode The Killings at Badger's Drift (1997). They played close relatives of their previous characters and D.I. Barnaby commented on the uncanny resemblance. The most notable reappearance, however, may be that of Neil Dudgeon who played gardener Daniel Bolt in Garden of death (2000) and then came back as DCI John Barnaby in 2010. Other actors who have come back in this way include Felicity Dean (Tara Cavendish in Dead man's eleven, 1999, and Frances Kirby in Dance with the dead, 2006) and Anna Massey (Honoria Lyddiard in Written in blood, 1998, and Secrets and spies, 2009). See more
DCI Tom Barnaby
[Last line spoken by Tom Barnaby
What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.
Referenced in Little Britain: Episode #2.5