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.
The deadliest county in England.
Did You Know?
The actors' credits at the beginning of each show are rigorously egalitarian. After John Nettles
or Neil Dudgeon
and the actor playing the current detective sergeant, the actors playing the major supporting roles are listed alphabetically, no exceptions. As a result, well-known guest stars like Edward Fox
, Honor Blackman
, Hayley Mills
, Claire Bloom
, Peter Capaldi
, Henry Cavill
, Jenny Agutter
, Orlando Bloom
, and Mark Gatiss
, among others, get no special billing. They're simply mixed in with the regular supporting cast and others. 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