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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

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 DCI Tom Barnaby (81 episodes, 1997-2011)
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 Joyce Barnaby (81 episodes, 1997-2011)
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 Dr Bullard / ... (76 episodes, 1997-2011)
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 DS Ben Jones / ... (53 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Cully Barnaby (43 episodes, 1997-2011)
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 DCI John Barnaby / ... (39 episodes, 2000-2018)
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 Sarah Barnaby (34 episodes, 2011-2018)
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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 Anonymous

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The deadliest county in England.

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28 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Filming for an episode "The Blood Point" was abandoned after a few preliminary pickup-up shots had been filmed because of unintentional close similarities between the plot and a real-life event. See more »

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DCI Tom Barnaby: [Last line spoken by Tom Barnaby] What now? I'm going to have my cake and eat it.
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Another take on the series
30 November 2005 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

At about the third episode, I realized that at least three murders had to be committed before Barnaby and Troy got the killer. The more I watched, it seemed that the entire series is really a subtle spoof of the English detective mystery genre, that is Country English. The series captures the beautiful countryside, these lovely villages, the wellington boots, the country architecture and interior decor, all to perfection. And underneath it all seethes the violence, greed, sexual anomalies and jealousy of a country village. Reality in rural England has got to be much different, I hope. The murder rate is astronomical in this Midsomer part of England! And poor Barnaby and Troy. They plod along until the killer just about leaps into their hands. I thoroughly enjoy it all and have my chuckles throughout the episode. The local library recently purchased 10 episodes. I still have one to watch.

Margaret, an avowed Anglophile


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