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Midsomer Murders 

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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:
John Nettles ...  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 / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2017
Neil Dudgeon ...  DCI John Barnaby / ... 44 episodes, 2000-2018
Laura Howard ...  Cully Barnaby 43 episodes, 1997-2011
Fiona Dolman ...  Sarah Barnaby 39 episodes, 2011-2018
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Storyline

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, Sgt Charlie Nelson and Sgt Jamie Winter. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The deadliest county in England.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsomer Murders See more »

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Stereo (1997-2004)| Dolby Digital (2004-)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 (1997): "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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Another take on the series
30 November 2005 | by pegd-1See 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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