Midsomer Murders (1997– )

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


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Series cast summary:
 DCI Tom Barnaby (81 episodes, 1997-2011)
Jane Wymark ...
 Joyce Barnaby (81 episodes, 1997-2011)
Barry Jackson ...
 Dr Bullard / ... (76 episodes, 1997-2011)
Jason Hughes ...
 DS Ben Jones / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2013)
Laura Howard ...
 Cully Barnaby (43 episodes, 1997-2011)


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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(1997-2004)| (2004-)


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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 »


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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13 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series is TV at it's best. The plots are full of twists and turns, none of the predictable formula plots of the American hour long dramas. The attention to detail is extraordinary, from the costumes, the cottage interiors to the whiskers on a character's face. One of the pleasures of watching a British drama, such as this one, is the quality of the acting. The actors are not chosen for their flawless white smiles or their silicon enhanced bodies but for their acting talents. The scenery and the quaint English villages are idyllic but underneath the seven deadly sins fester. The viewer can enjoy piecing together the clues to uncover the main villain but it is also fun to guess who is going to be the next victim. It is one of the few TV offerings that my husband and I can watch and enjoy together.

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