The British detective drama revolves around Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby's efforts to solve numerous murders that take place in the fictional English county of Midsomer. The current lead character is Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby (Neil Dudgeon), who is the younger cousin of former lead character Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles). The Barnabys have worked with several different Sergeants throughout the run of the show, including Sergeant Gavin Troy (Daniel Casey), Sergeant Dan Scott (John Hopkins), Detective Sergeant Ben Jones (Jason Hughes), Detective Sergeant Charlie Nelson (Gwilym Lee), and Sergeant Jamie Winter (Nick Hendrix).
The deadliest county in England.
Did You Know?
In an article in the March 19, 2011 edition of the Radio Times listings magazine, Producer Brian True-May
was quoted as saying about this show: "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 season had finished. 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 The Big Fat Quiz of the Year