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)
Jane Wymark ...
 Joyce Barnaby (81 episodes, 1997-2011)
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 Dr Bullard / ... (76 episodes, 1997-2011)
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 DS Ben Jones / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Cully Barnaby (43 episodes, 1997-2011)
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 DCI John Barnaby / ... (38 episodes, 2000-2017)
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 Sarah Barnaby (33 episodes, 2011-2017)
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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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In an article in the 19 March 2011 edition of the Radio Times listings magazine, producer Brian True-May was quoted as saying about Midsomer Murders: "We don't have ethnic minorities involved. Because it wouldn't be the English village with them. It just wouldn't work. Suddenly we might be in Slough. Ironically, Causton is supposed to be Slough. And if you went into Slough you wouldn't see a white face there. We're the last bastion of Englishness and I want to keep it that way. I'm trying to make something that appeals to a certain audience, which seems to succeed. And I don't want to change it." He was suspended for these comments, perceived to be racist, which provoked a lot of discussion in the media, with opinions polarized in favor or in opposition with the policy. He was later reinstated but it was announced that he would step down as producer after the 2011 series had finished. 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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Purely escapist fun
23 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The series is set in idyllic English countryside with beautiful villages and archetypical inhabitants. It's fun to watch as Barnaby and Troy are amusing, the stories are fairly good and they are a pleasant break from the hard and gripping detective shows that leave a nasty taste in the mouth. The stories are not demanding, police procedure is appalling, we all know England is not like this, but if you want an enjoyable show with a detective story, I recommend it.


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