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Midsomer Murders 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Series (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
...  Joyce Barnaby 81 episodes, 1997-2011
...  Dr Bullard / ... 76 episodes, 1997-2011
...  DS Ben Jones / ... 53 episodes, 2005-2017
...  DCI John Barnaby / ... 44 episodes, 2000-2018
...  Cully Barnaby 43 episodes, 1997-2011
...  Sarah Barnaby 39 episodes, 2011-2018
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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, Sgt Charlie Nelson and Sgt Jamie Winter. Written by Anonymous

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The deadliest county in England.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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28 June 1998 (USA)  »

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The solo instrument produces the melody in the title music is a theremin. It was invented by Russian scientist Leon Theremin and was first demonstrated in 1920. It predates the modern synthesizer by about 40 years, but its uniqueness stems from the fact that it is the only instrument that is played without actually being touched. Its electronic circuits are controlled by two antennas, left and right of the instrument, toward which the player moves his or her hands. The closer the right hand to one antenna, the higher the pitch. Similarly the proximity of the left hand to the other antenna controls the volume. The theremin has a range well in excess of eight octaves, and is capable of all kinds of strange effects. These sounds have been put to use in science fiction and other films including Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945) and Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). This unique instrument has also been used on The Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations." The late Clara Rockmore was the theremin's greatest virtuoso, and the instrument and its inventor were profiled in the documentary Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1993). 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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11 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

When, when, when will we get to see the new programs in America???? A&E are you listening? PBS perhaps? BBC America? We are dependent upon the kindness of strangers. Love Midsomer Murders. Miss it terribly. Three generations of my family's women love this show. Bring it back, bring it back, bring it on back to me!! To quote Queen.

This and Waking the Dead are missed most terribly. Is there anybody out there listening? And while we're discussing shows I want to see here in the Colonies, where is Sea of Souls? Put Robson Green, John Nettles or Daniel Casey in the sensibly priced car on Top Gear at least!!

A Wire in the Blood, Waking the Dead and Midsomer Murders night would be most welcome here. We need good cottage mysteries here in the States. We're stuck with W and Cheney until the next election. I'm not sure I'll survive. Please give us some small solace. Help!!


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